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Colby Wine Bar and Bistro

900 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia b2v 2a8, Canada
902-435-5148
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Ranked #107 of 212 Restaurants in Dartmouth
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Bistro, Wine Bar
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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English first
East Lawrencetown, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our first time here, we were happy with the food quality, décor and service. Had the chicken Parm - quite good. Our return visit was disappointing. Ordered the pasta, and it was very apparent that it had been precooked as it was swelled and mushy. Asked for a replacement made to order portion, only to be told that they don't... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Clean! Quiet. Comfortable. Service ranges between good and excellent (depending on server). Food ranges between very good and excellent although prices are a shade high for a few menu items. Beverage choices are better than most places but ale prices appear aimed at keeping bar regular types down the road at nearest tavern. This place has very good food but... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

So there you are in a strip mall, surrounded by grocery stores, pet stores, and a certain W superstore, and you're hungry. In front of you, you see the Colby's Wine Bar and Bistro. "Probably not too bad," you think to yourself. "May as well give it a try..." You're in for SUCH a pleasant surprise. You enter the place... More

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Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

At first it was great value. After menu changes and increasing prices my views have changed. I tend to try other restaurants at the moment as the pricing puts Colby against higher competition. Also, I found the waitresses to be friendlier in the beginning and now, some were abrupt and it wasn't busy.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I went to the Colby for lunch on a Thursday afternoon In January. We got there at approx. 12:15pm, and there were 4 other tables full, two persons at the bar, and a few that came and went from a back area that has money/gambling machines. I asked for coffee, and each cup is done fresh in... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have been there quite a few times service is always good, friendly and informative the food is different than most places and very good.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

i found that the new incarnation provided average quality at high prices. The venue was much better as the ale house with good german quisine and beers.

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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I had brunch there recently at The service was good, friendly and attentive. The food was decent, no major complaints. It was pretty standard restaurant food for a restaurant in a mall/plaza. The major problem that I had was with the orange juice that we were served. Three of us ordered orange juice and each of the bottles was long... More

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Bedford
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I have been to the restaurant many times. As a vegetarian it has been a pleasure to consult with the chef and eat his offerings. The homemade bread was wonderful. Now is a new story. The service is sparse and unduly long. The food is subpar and pricey. My Toronto friends had loved the chowder but this visit it proved... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

I had been here a few times, and was always underwhelmed by the food, I heard they had launched a new menu so I figured I would try it out. It was spectacular! They have a deal where you get three apps for like 20$, we had a lobster pouting as one of our apps, and it was crazy. Giant... More

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