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Hilltop Bistro

102 - 5281 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-585-5337
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Ranked #2 of 282 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nelson street
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English first
Tofino, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It's been two years since our first visit to this lovely little restaurant. Mostly because we seem to be in Nanaimo on the nights they close. Luckily it was open today, and it is still lovely. My husband had the daily pate and a special scallop dish. He loved them. My endive salad with blue cheese and walnuts was delicious,... More 

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nanaimo bc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

there are 3 course dinner specials which can be chosen from the menu. The ingredients were quality and fresh, preparation and presentation were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is food cooked properly by someone who clearly knows how to cook food right. The server is one of the best servers I have ever had even in Vancouver. I actually asked her what she was doing in Nanaimo when she could clearly be excelling in a bigger city. This is a great little place and should be a... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Restaurant is hidden in a strip mall, no left turn if on "wrong side" of Rutherford Road. But once inside, warm and inviting, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Big window into kitchen so from where we sat, could watch staff carefully assembling food. Moderate sized, but often changing menu. Local sources, fresh food, nicely prepared and presented with real... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My friend took me to Hilltop for my birthday. We shared everything and we didn't have one dish we didn't like. Our server is one of the best servers EVER. Witty and knows her stuff. Nothing was over the top ridiculous in price. In fact, I think it's better priced than the Cactus Club!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you can afford to pay a little more you have to have dinner here because it is worth it. The menu changes with the season. Each time we've been here we have taken guests and have all been impressed. It's too bad they are not open for lunch.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I had a really great experience here. Service, food, and atmosphere are top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We just returned from our first visit to the Hilltop Bistro for a 65th birthday celebration. We will be returning very soon for another delicious meal. The food was exceptional as was the service, the ambience, and the value. TEN OUT OF TEN!!!

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BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate at Hilltop bistro for the first time last night. The food was fantastic, the portions were generous, the atmosphere was busy but pleasant. Our server was very professional and efficient. The chocolate dessert was terrific, the steak was perfectly done, the tuna was to die for good, the beet salad was very tasty, and the fact that they... More 

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Vancouver Island
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First, the not great part - there was a large party of men eating at one table and their noise really affected the enjoyment of the rest of the restaurant. Everyone had to yell to be heard because they were not "using their inside voices." Now, that is not the restaurant's fault but I just mention it as we will... More 

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Additional Information about Hilltop Bistro

Address: 102 - 5281 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-585-5337
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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