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Bolt Bistro

Downtown Raleigh’s Favorite Dining Experience!

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Welcome to Bolt Bistro, Downtown Raleigh’s first bistro-style steakhouse, featuring outdoor dining, a modern, industrial indoor dining room, and an exclusive private events space.  Our private dining with private elevator entrance and bar is fit for any gathering, corporate or social.



Beer. Wine. Cocktails.

Happy Hour


Monday thru Thursday 5pm – 7pm
Available in our lounge and patio

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Enjoy Our Superb Outdoor Dining Venue

At Bolt Bistro and Steakhouse, we provide a beautiful sidewalk dining setting in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Enjoy a delicious meal right on Fayetteville Street with views of the Raleigh skyline and the State Capitol Building. We are also the only restaurant on the street to feature outdoor heating for year-round dining comfort.

Join us for Happy Hour, Monday-Thursday from 5:00-6:00 p.m., the perfect way to unwind after a day at work before heading home. Happy Hour at Bolt features a special $6.95 menu, our great selection of North Carolina craft beers, signature mixed drinks, and over 25 wines by the glass.



Lunch. Dinner. Patio & Lounge.



A Unique Raleigh Steakhouse Experience

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A Unique Raleigh Steakhouse Experience

We serve premier-quality Certified Angus Beef, fresh-caught local seafood, our Chef’s Special Creation pasta dishes, small plates, as well as delicious vegetarian and gluten-free options. We are confident that all of our guests will find something to love on our reasonably-priced menu!

Lunch at Bolt is perfect for the busy downtown professional, featuring vibrant salads, unique sandwiches, and bold entrees all priced under $13. Our exceptional staff understands your time constraints and will ensure you make it back to your office in an hour or less.



Private Dining Events

Private Dining

& Private Parties

Private has never been so personal!
We can custom tailor an event worthy of any gathering.

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Exclusive Private Events

Host your next private party or business function at Bolt Bistro and Steakhouse! Our private events space is a warm, chic, exclusive place for up to 60 guests to enjoy and also features a private bar. Our Sales and Catering Manager will work with you to create a truly unforgettable event for your and your guests.