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The Old Bank Bistro

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Jarvis Street, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
(905)-994-9222
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice surprise, not far from home

Enjoyed a nice evening with some good friends last night at the Old Bank Bistro.The service was very good, the food was delicious (we all had fish and chips), the drinks were nice and the ambiance was lovely. The prices were reasonable. Would consider returning again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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niagara falls, ontario, canada
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  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely waitress, the meals were good, not outstanding! But what troubled us was the wine list! They list Niagara Vqa wines but you get served lower quality import blends! I felt like I ordered a Filet mignon but received a hamburger and they don't seem to care much about it!

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niagara falls, ontario, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a nice evening with some good friends last night at the Old Bank Bistro.The service was very good, the food was delicious (we all had fish and chips), the drinks were nice and the ambiance was lovely. The prices were reasonable. Would consider returning again soon.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just about the best restaurant I have ever been to the food is amazing the service is fantastic I loved how they were so creative they turned a basic alley way into a very cool indoor patio. It makes it very easy to highly recommend coming here and for sure not my last visit.

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice perch. Helpful service. Fair prices. Pretty decor. Much nicer than a chain restaurant. Waitress was flexible on sides. Would recommend it.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The perch was lightly herbed and breaded and not over-cooked - kudos to the chef - well done! The garlicky mashed potatoes were a perfect match with the perch. Next time we'll try the fish'n chips.

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Thorold, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is my favorite place in Fort Erie to dine. Great Greek options, steaks and the always enticing daily specials (awesome ribs). The service is good and the "patio" (faux) is a comfortable place to dine.

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Milton, Canada
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

where do I begin? We'd been there once and walked out after 30 minutes of being served bread and water and otherwise being ignored. Months later we decided to give it another shot but it was not a great experience at all. The waitress screwed up orders, was basically slow. My mom ordered a half order of fish and chips,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I ordered the coconut shrimp, and their Lake Erie perch, and chocolate fudge cake! The coconut shrimp is the best I have ever had. Lake Erie perch is one of their specialities, and was thick crisp, and delicious. The interior is beautifully decorated. The staff was very friendly.

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Service was very nice, used to be an old bank and an alley way, located on Jarvis St, near the river and bridge. We had the perch dinner, fresh perch from Lake Erie, I ahd the greek potatoes, Hubby chose the rice, came with lemon and coleslaw. Lightly breaded. Delicious and hot. Great selection on menu, will have to go... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food was wonderful and restaurant is full of charm and character. We ate here 3 times during our stay in Fort Erie. The services is great. You will not be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jarvis Street, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Fort Erie
  • Phone Number: (905)-994-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?