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Bistro 1888

221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
+1 434-572-1888
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (17 reviews)
“creme brulee” (6 reviews)
“tempura” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I recently planned a weekend trip to Clarksville, VA. However, I wanted a nice romantic surprise dinner for my husband. I searched nearby areas and found Bistro 1888. We had reservations for 8pm and were promptly seated upon our arrival. The tables were adorned with...More

Thank Sheri O
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A very nice restaurant. Very good food. Small & intimate. The food is fresh and well prepared. The menu has enough items on it that you can choose something that you will like. The service is good and everyone is very personable.

Thank 473JeanL
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We came for a business dinner and very much enjoyed our evening. We shared calamari, grilled shrimp and tempura scallops and enjoyed a glass of wine before dinner. They were gone so quickly, we ordered more! All were delicious. The entrees were too. Some of...More

Thank Harvey J
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We love this restaurant. The qualify of the food and the selection is unsurpassed. The service is professional, the ambience is nice. New Zealand Lamb and Salmon were our selections this time, but everything on the menu is excellent. Can't wait to return.

Thank T123V
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice menu, moderately busy...however inexcusable poor service. Five meals took 1 hour to be served. No one gave us feedback on why the meals were delayed. Poor communication. Meals were tasty but shrimp and scallop portions were not adequate. Concerns were relayed to the owner...More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed February 1, 2018

SO and I visited last weekend for dinner. Decor and drink selection were excellent, yet for the price my girlfriend and I found the entrees rather mediocre. Service was great though. Bottom line? Not going back.

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed January 22, 2018

very long service and impossible to pay with the card .. only with money The meal was very good .. pity

Thank Dominique D
Reviewed January 11, 2018

This has been one of my fave since I found it several years ago. Last night it feel to the ranks of the Very Good, but not one that I will go out of my way to visit as I have in the past. The...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed November 4, 2017

My Spouse was in South Boston for his 50th High School Class reunion. I differed and made a great decision to dine at Bistro 1888. Fine ambiance, fine service, excellent cuisine! I had the chipolte grilled shrimp as an appetizer which was delightful. Then as...More

3  Thank Lee R
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Food is average and portions small for the price. Main reason is service level. Reservations for dinner and seated 40 minutes late. Then another 40 minutes from order until food served. Similar on other visits but not this poor.

Thank Joe P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$24
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-572-1888
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