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Mahle House Restaurant

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Contemporary, Continental
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2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
+1 250-722-3621
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We...
Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We focus on fresh and local ingredients with warm professional service in a casual upscale environment.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
my go-to fine dining restaurant in Nanaimo.......everything perfection

First time I ate here, we enjoyed a meal so fabulous that the three of us were oohing and aaahing unabashedly.......with giggles coming from adjoining diners. Could have been that from the time that the local artisan bread arrived with a savory herbed butter, to the delightfully decadent shared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
DonnaCrane
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Saltair B.C.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saltair B.C.
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

First time I ate here, we enjoyed a meal so fabulous that the three of us were oohing and aaahing unabashedly.......with giggles coming from adjoining diners. Could have been that from the time that the local artisan bread arrived with a savory herbed butter, to the delightfully decadent shared dessert, we were treated to an experience that delighted all senses.... More 

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Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Three out looking for fine dining and exceptional food. We chose the Mahle House over some of the others because of the larger menu selection. We found the place to be nice and clean, we liked the old house atmosphere. The service was great and friendly, the bread came to the table and was good. We ordered the calamari to... More 

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Mahle H, Owner at Mahle House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Travelguy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. I am glad you enjoyed the location, service and calamari but I am disappointed we failed to deliver on the main courses. I have discussed your comments with my kitchen team and stressed the importance of proper seasoning and attention to detail on cooking proceedures.... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Five of us celebrated a friends birthday at the Mahle House. All of us enjoyed our meals. Mine was a vegetarian East Indian phylo creation. It was delicious! Our only complaint was the slow service. We had our table booked for 7 pm, entrees were delivered at 8:30pm. We had shared applies however the delay between applies and mains was... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is located in an old house with great atmosphere and generous portions on the plate. One of the best Lamb chops dishes I ever had. The price is really good for the portions you get. For a great evening out you cant beat it, make a resurvation and go.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at this Restaurant and enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent and the servers were very friendly and the only down side was that the service was rather slow and it took a while to get a menu. But, most importantly, the food was excellent. We will be back.

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have never been disappointed with the adventure in dining evening. Make sure you have lots of time and have at least four people in your group. Always a surprise!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Six of us visited Mahle House in Cedar yesterday. On Thursday and Sunday, this restaurant offers a 'Fixed Price' menu in addition to their usual à la carte offerings. It was a Sunday – so, everyone ordered the prix fixe ($35/person): 2 appetizer choices, 2 main choices and 2 dessert choices. The meals were excellent. Four of us enjoyed horseradish... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We were the first to be seated upon opening, and so we enjoyed the extra care and attention of our server. And yet even as the place filled for supper, we never were ignored or had to wait for service. Professional, delicious food, and a great first diner date for a new couple. Will go back when we return to... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was my first visit to the Mahle House, and it was everything I could have hoped for and more! The atmosphere in the vintage home was amazing! So much history! The service was impeccable, and the meal was out of this world! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an amazing dining experience!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Another regular place that we send out of town guests. Great service, ambiance, and delicious food. Great wine selection. A limited menu is all that prevents 5 star rating. Locally sources meats, cheeses, seafood and locally grown produce (some in the garden outside!). You'll love it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-722-3621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We focus on fresh and local ingredients with warm professional service in a casual upscale environment.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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