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bolt bistro & bar, restaurants, raleigh, ncBolt Bistro was born from the partnership between David Sadeghi and Adalius Thomas. Their mutual passion for food and hospitality led them to develop an idea for a chef-driven restaurant where food takes center stage and continually evolves with the availability of local ingredients. When a Fayetteville Street location in the heart of Downtown Raleigh became available, David saw the opportunity to deliver this unique, bistro-style steakhouse concept to a dynamic, expanding market.

Bolt features a combination of basic, delicious menu items, high quality local ingredients, an excellent selection of North Carolina craft beers, signature mixed drinks, and over 25 wines by the glass. These combine with reasonable prices, prompt service, a sidewalk dining option, and an exclusive private events space to create a dining experience unlike any other in the Triangle area.

About the Owners

David Sadeghi has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He has always loved North Carolina, and he recognized the growth happening in the Triangle, which compelled him to move back to the area to start a distinctive new restaurant. He is fully devoted to good food and providing excellent guest satisfaction through stellar service and uncompromising quality. Overseeing Bolt’s daily operation is David’s passion, and delivering a unique new dining option for Downtown Raleigh was his goal from the start.

Adalius Thomas built a successful career as a linebacker in the NFL, playing 10 seasons between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. A two-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl Champion, Adalius retired from football in 2010. Starting a new chapter in his career after moving to North Carolina, he brings his love of good food and passion for hosting to the restaurant industry. Adalius is a very hands-on owner, and he enjoys participating in the day-to-day operations at Bolt, as well as helping to provide a personable experience for his guests.

Call us today at 919-821-0011 for more information, to make a reservation, or to schedule your next private business or social event!


At Bolt we offer the only heated outdoor dining on Fayetteville Street.

Bolt also offers Private Space for Social and Corporate Events.