Rivertown Bistro - American Type Restaurant in Conway with 20 reviews

Rivertown Bistro

American Restaurant in Conway

 
Rivertown Bistro
Rated: 4.6 out of 5 with 20 Reviews

Rivertown Bistro is located in downtown Conway and offers upscale dining with a taste of southern charm by award-winning chef Darren Smith. Serving beef, chicken, and seafood with a distinctive, creative flair.

Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30am to 2pm, and dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm.


Rivertown Bistro
1111 3rd Avenue
Conway
843-248-3733
Hours: Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30am to 2pm, and dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm.
There are currently 20 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Rivertown Bistro
Posted: Oct 21st, 2012 at 12:38 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: l.a.


Avg. Rating:4.3
Food was exceptionally good. Service was poor until I complained; then it improved. But definitely worth going to!
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Posted: Feb 13th, 2012 at 11:39 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: csc


Avg. Rating:3.2
I obviously had a very different experience than most reviewers. Took my mother for a birthday lunch. I told the host prior to seating it was a special occasion, and she seated us promptly. Our food was delicious but the service was horrible. Our waitress, Madalyn, was so unattentive it was not expected at this restaurant. It took forever for her to come over and just get our drink order, and we ordered soups first.......then we waited and waited for her to return to take our lunch order. I had to ask another waitress as well as the host to get her for us. We watched as other patrons sat and were served promptly all around us. We seemed to be the only ones still waiting and eating as other diners were sat, served and left prior to us. I don't know why we were so negelected, but it left a very bad experience for us, and quite disappointing because it was my mother's birthday.
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Posted: Oct 09th, 2011 at 8:41 pm
From: heath, OH
By: mlb


Avg. Rating:2.8
My husband found this restaurant online before we left for our trip.we were staying in north myrtle beach and decided to go there for our anniversary.it was very disappointing.first I expected this to be a restaurant with a view and what I saw was old buildings.i got the fried chicken,mac and cheese cake and creamed corn.my creamed corn was put on the same plate as my other food which got it all wet which I hate.i don't know what kind of cheese was used in the mac and cheese but it tasted odd.i did not like the meal and wished we had went to outback instead.won't go back.my husband got a seafood platter with very little seafood and he didn't like his food either..
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Posted: Apr 24th, 2011 at 2:39 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: clc


Avg. Rating:5
My wife and I have lived in Myrtle Beach for 11.5 years. We went to Rivertown Bistro for the first time and wow the BEST bye far any restaurant we have ever been in the last 11.5 years. Rivertown Bistro is our new place to go.AWESOME everything .
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Posted: Feb 25th, 2011 at 1:07 am
From: Stratford, CT
By: kg


Avg. Rating:5
I lived in Myrtle Beach for 13 years and Rivertown Bistro is the best Restaurant for ambiance, food, service and wine selection. I now live in Connecticut but visit family in MB and never leave without a dinner at RTB. The spring rolls are to die for. We will be back in May 2011 foe 3 weeks, we have guests staying one week for all three weeks, we will take all of them to Rivertown Bistro. It is simply stated the best restaurant in the MB, Conway area!
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Posted: Nov 09th, 2010 at 6:23 am
From: Conway, SC
By: bh


Avg. Rating:4.8
Conway has a few top quality restaurants that will surprise even the most discerning diners. Rivertown Bistro is one of those that truly will surprise you! Great food, great service, and reasonable prices. Beautiful restaurant after the recent remodel. Urban shiek in Conway. A hidden gem.
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Posted: Sep 03rd, 2010 at 10:29 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: mc


Avg. Rating:4.5
Excellent variety of choices, Everyone at the table had a different meal and all loved it, I notice no one gave them a bad rating and rightfully so...As of today I have to say its one of the Best in the area if not the Best!
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Posted: Aug 01st, 2010 at 9:30 pm
From: St. James, NY
By: mm


Avg. Rating:5
This was our first visit to Rivertown Bistro. We were seated promptly and waited on attentively. The drinks and wine were nicely prepared and decent in size. My wife had the eggplant and tomato appetizer and I had the oyster salad. We shared an order of breaded okra. The food was creatively and precisely prepared. When we entered the restaurant, we did not know what to expect, but we left delighted. I recommend it highly. The bill, with a drink and glass of wine was $50 for two - well worth the price for the quality of food and service.
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Posted: Jul 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm
From: Longs, SC
By: km


Avg. Rating:4.7
One of our all-time favorites--Conway's in the Big Leagues now! This restaurant has never failed to please us for lunch or dinner. Don't skip the Peppermint Ice Cream!
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Posted: Mar 21st, 2010 at 5:39 pm
From: mb, SC
By: dfs


Avg. Rating:5
Quite simply the best and most consistent restaurant in Horry county. Lunch and dinner are equally great
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Posted: Aug 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: wpm


Avg. Rating:4.8
A fantastic restaurant in quaint Conway! I recently took my wife and mother-in-law out to the Rivertown Bistro on our way back home from the beach. The vacation included meals at many of the top rated restaurants on this site, however the Rivertown Bistro was the best meal of the week (a great way to end the week).

The interior of this restaurant is modern looking in the middle of a downtown area that could have been built in the 1940s (Note: There are many historic homes and buildings in this town). The owners, Darren & Cyndi Smith, have done a fantastic job of rebuilding this restaurant with an upstairs dining area that overlooks this scenic town. Take time to notice the lighting tricks on the ceiling!

The moment the cheese biscuits arrived we knew we were in for a culinary treat. We all agreed that the French Onion soup was the best we'd ever had. Then each of us ordered different entrees: pork tenders with asparagus and fried mac-n-cheese, a burger with fries, and a watermelon salad with balsamic syrup. The presentation of each entree' was beautiful and the food's preparation led to a hush at our table as we enjoyed each bite. The portion sizes were large enough that we ended up taking some of the burger and the pork home. However, we didn't want to pass on the desserts, so we ordered some to go: Peanut Butter Cheesecake and a "Key Lime Cake."

After driving for two hours, the cheesecake forced me to pull in for some coffee. The cheese cake looked as if it had just come out of the kitchen and was dripping with chocolate and caramel. It was divine and definitely worth the time that I will spend working the calories off. The "Key Lime Cake" did not travel as well but was reported to taste good (not really a cake texture - difficult to classify).

The wait staff was first rate! Lauren provided menu suggestions and explanations. Our water/tea glasses never reached bottom. When the end of the meal came, she packed our leftovers and another member of the wait staff even brought "to-go" cups for tea.

Rivertown Bistro's prices are inline with other fine dining establishments in the area. However, in my opinion all of these restaurants charge based on "what the market will bear." That being said, we will be back (if only for special occasions).

I highly suggest that you give this restaurant and staff a chance to impress you and yours!

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Posted: Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:46 am
From: Asheville, NC
By: whb


Avg. Rating:4.3
Rivertown Bistro is 5 * for Chef Darren Smith"s (and Staff) inventively-conceived and beautifully-presented dishes. He redefines" fusion" in many of his original creations. One of my personal favorites is the Shrimp and Scallops served over Carolina Gold rice. The sauce is an exquisite blend of Asian and Southwest that is not only beautiful to look at but is also simply delicious --down to the last bite. The rice itself, locally grown, and perfectly cooked, is the perfect complement to the also perfectly cooked and seasoned seafood. Please reopen soon!!!
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Posted: Feb 18th, 2009 at 9:35 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: dp


Avg. Rating:4.5
HOORAY HOORAY the best restaurant in Horry County is open again ! We went for dinner the first Saturday Rivertown was open and it is safe to say they have not missed a beat on the food side and the new surroundings are outstanding. This eatery would not be out of place in Atlanta, New York or any other major city so we are truly fortunate to have it in our region. The space is spectacular with great exposed brick, comfortable leather seating, wonderful art pieces and an open kitchen. The bar is comfortable to wait in and the drink choices are varied and interesting.....try the Black & Blue Martini! The service was still finding its feet but performed admirabley under the pressure of a very full house and a new menu; our server was very helpful and seemed to know her way around the menu very well. So now the food..........simply stated as good as ever. Our spring rolls were great and the sushi was well prepared with a unique sauce (along with the usual soy sauce) that was a great compliment to the fish and rice. Our mains were well prepared with exceptional side dishs that our waitress was quite happy to substitute for us; presentation was always a strong point here and nothing has changed as all of our plates were simple and well organized. The wine list has great values and some choices not normally found in our area and they were very well priced for the quality of the wine. Finally the prices are a real treat; how these guys prepare and serve food of this quality at these prices I will never understanding ....simply they have mastered the value and quality equation perfectly. Welcome back and you were very much missed.
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Posted: Feb 02nd, 2009 at 7:38 am
From: Marion, SC
By: rdb


Avg. Rating:4.7
Great restaurant, love the spring rolls. Can't wait for the reopen.
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Posted: Dec 03rd, 2008 at 7:16 pm
From: Hemingway, SC
By: dl


Avg. Rating:4.7
I love the crab incrusted grouper and won't order anything else when I go. My husband loves the spring rolls. My friends and I are anxiously waiting for you to reopen. Please post the date.
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