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The Bank Bistro & Bar

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216 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4946
+1 252-948-9000
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful and so very delicious place to dine in a historic building. This is an old bank with the vault in the center. The painting above the vault is a rendition of how the bank looked in it's era....Their Shrimp and Grits are the best I've ever had. The seafood portions are delicious and seasoned the way they should be.... More 

Thank Leanne S
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Meal. Excellent Service. Almost 5 Stars......The Duck was perfectly prepared and the Thyme Roasted Carrots should have been more plentiful on the plate as they were scrumptious. The portions are well done. The decor was classic. Wait staff attentive and the chef was easy to work with with dietary restrictions. It was nice having beautiful table linens in a... More 

1 Thank EllenHolmes67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Love The Bank Bistro! From the apps to the filet & shrimp & grits, to the vino! Great place to dine in downtown Washington!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Washington, NC
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great creative, high-end menu at reasonable prices. The food is well prepared and beautifully presented, and the wait staff is attentatively at your service. The owners, Joan and Roger Meyland, are ever present and treat each diner with special attention. They're a special part of the experience. Make a point of introducing yourself. You'll feel like you've known them for... More 

1 Thank New2IBX
Greenville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fresh fare with a wide variety of choices to suit all palates. Wine selection is awesome, and the chef is fantastic. I have been a few times with friends and family, and the servers and hostesses are attentive and friendly. The owners are fun and quick to make sure that their customers are receiving great service.

Thank goodjuju123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wonderful experience! Excellent server, atmosphere and the meal is one of the best I have had, Compliments to the Chief!

Thank Tom P
Washington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Whether a shopping-lunch, a dinner or Sunday brunch, the cuisine is fresh, with many ingredients sourced from local farms and is delicious. The interior of The Bistro is stylish and inviting, and the bar area is separate from the dining area. The dining area on the front has large windows affording a look outside, the interior room is a bit... More 

2 Thank trishlitchfield
Washington, Nc
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have celebrated many special occasions at this beautiful restaurant. I love their Beekeepers Salmon and Rich Chicken. Always consistently good, my companions have enjoyed the ribeye steaks. Paul is an excellent bartender and serves great cocktails.

Thank R. C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Frequently visit with my wife and friends. Every time we visit the food is spectacular, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet refined. One of our favorite spots in town hands down.

Thank Stuart L
Washington, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly , intimate, atmosphere.n nice selections. From Washington, but have been away for the summer. Will be one of our first stops when we return.

Thank 252richm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4946
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-948-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?