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Bistro by the Bay

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Seafood, Vegetarian, Grill, Bistro, Pasta
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2 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+1 705-746-3712
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2...
Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2 James Street in Parry Sound, Ontario, near the port facilities. Our "on-the-deck" dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby Georgian Bay port itself. Indoor seating is also available, of course. We are pleased to offer our valued customers a fine dining menu that includes shrimp and mussels in six different sauces, pickerel, salmon, cornish hen, stuffed pork, fall off the bone ribs, some wonderful pastas, and a variety of delicious homemade desserts. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free options.
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a treasure of a place we found in Parry Sound Ontario!

HATS OFF TO THE CHEF! 10+++ Very clean, comfortable establishment, Food was absolutely delicious. Service top NOTCH! The team that run this restaurant work hard and take pride in the food they serve. Thank you for the enjoyable evening out with our friends ;-) Keep serving up the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
suek219
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

HATS OFF TO THE CHEF! 10+++ Very clean, comfortable establishment, Food was absolutely delicious. Service top NOTCH! The team that run this restaurant work hard and take pride in the food they serve. Thank you for the enjoyable evening out with our friends ;-) Keep serving up the great food & service, We will come back if we come to... More 

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Brantford, Canada
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The beef was disgusting. Tasted like it was cooked in a microwave last week. Overpriced and underwhelming.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Those who know my reviews know that a 4 star rating is not easily earned. But Bistro on the Bay earned it. A few negatives. Not handicapped friendly. Tables are very very close together. No bread service. We were actually part of the party next to me. Service is cheerful informative and tells you when the kitchen is slammed (as... More 

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Stratford, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Bistro is an amazing restaurant and we are so lucky to have it in Parry Sound. My husband and I have travelled many places and always enjoy a good steak. We now compare everywhere we go to the Bistro and have yet to find a place that we like better. The Steak is amazing and always cooked to perfection.... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The meals are exquisitely prepared and presented with color, flavor and cooked to perfection. As with most meals of this type the portions are fair but not large. The cute small atmosphere is cozy and fresh.

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North Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After a lengthy wait, we received our meals - pasta and ribs. The pasta was made from dried noodles, it was swimming in a soupy flavourless sauce, and the vegetables with it were overlooked. I didn't eat it and was kindly given the item at half off. My partner's ribs were fatty with a boring sauce. A final comment is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place was recommended so we gave it a try. The evening was warm so we sat outside. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The wine list is small but adequate. I had the local dark brew and my wife had a glass of white wine - very nice. For an appetizer, we shared some Oka cheese in phylo... More 

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Washington DC
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Bistro is a casual, friendly place. The food is fantastic. Last night, I had the vegetable tower with couscous. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! My husband had the pork tenderloin. Ditto to it!

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Under the train trestle in Parry Sound. Two couples, Friday night of July long weekend. Made a reservation same day, unfortunately it was on the deck/patio & mosquitos were very active. Great two way squid...typical breaded rings & spicy dip & beautifully grilled whole squid. Pickerel dinner, good sized portion & again great taste, steak & mixed veg properly done... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Make reservations this place is really worth it. My boyfriend had the pickeral and I had a taste and it was really good!!! The bruscetta and yorkshire pudding beef bites were tasty. Unfortunately the service is slow and hit and miss, but they make up for it with friendliness. Go anyways the food is very good, and these days it... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro by the Bay

Address: 2 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-746-3712
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Grill, Bistro, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-3712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Grill, Bistro, Pasta

Description

Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2 James Street in Parry Sound, Ontario, near the port facilities. Our "on-the-deck" dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby Georgian Bay port itself. Indoor seating is also available, of course. We are pleased to offer our valued customers a fine dining menu that includes shrimp and mussels in six different sauces, pickerel, salmon, cornish hen, stuffed pork, fall off the bone ribs, some wonderful pastas, and a variety of delicious homemade desserts. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free options.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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