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White Owl Bistro

639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
(705) 472-2662
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Ranked #16 of 144 Restaurants in North Bay
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Toronto, Canada
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228 reviews 228 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I came here with three local health workers, and expected from the casual exterior that it would be one of those nifty little diners with a lot of character. It's casual like a nifty diner, but the food is of extremely high quality. A lot of thought and commitment has gone into sourcing with local ingredients to offer a wide... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family came here for a graduation celebration. The restaurant itself seemed to be a little dated on the inside and, while it is right on Lake Nipissing and the outdoor seating is nice, the quality of food wasn't exceptional, nor was the speed or service we received. For the price of the food I would go somewhere else.

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Montreal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The "poor" rating for this restaurant (which got very warm reviews from local colleagues) is almost entirely the result of my decision to order the daily table d'hôte menu, which featured confit de canard, rather than the breaded pickerel, which had been my original choice. One of my two companions did have the pickerel and pronounced it delicious. The confit... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Along with my wife and a dear friend, we dropped in for lunch; soup, salad, sandwich, tea, coffee, and a glass of wine. Lovely view of Lake Nippissing which had a charmingly calming effect. Server ultra-friendly and the food -- par excellence. Will definitely return for a repeat enjoyable dining experience.

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North Bay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Small cozy place with excellent food and service. Have been here many times and will return. Just as good but less expensive than another well known restaurant next door.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Cosy place next door to the Hotel. Starters, main course gave several options and were very well prepared. Great wine list. Service was warm and friendly and price was very reasonable

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Calgary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Been here quite a few times during our 4 month stay , food is always delicious and consistent. We love the laid back atmosphere, this is not a quick dining experience. Dinner, lunch or Brunch have all been great. Definitely try the desserts! Amazing dessert crepes and too die for lemon curd pie!

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Haileybury
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

wonderful atmosphere both inside and out. Beautiful lake view; fabulous cuisine from local food vendors.

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Calgary
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I wandered into this little beach bistro and had the best fresh-fish dinner here in our cross country holiday. Potato crusted pickerel was a 10/10 meal, perfectly prepared and served with fresh seasonal veggies. Waitress suggested a Pt. Peele wine which was reasonable and a beautiful pairing for the meal. Weather prevented us from sitting out on... More

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I ate there recently and the food was outstanding. Probably the best meal I've had in a very long time. The service was great, the atmosphere was elegant, just a perfect combination. I would return weekly, even the price was very fair.

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Address: 639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 472-2662
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay

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