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The County Bistro - CLOSED

92 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario ON K9A 2M3 , Canada
289-252-2102
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Oct 10, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

30 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Food was perfect and the service fantastic. It was my first time in Cobourg. This restaurant and the town of Cobourg were recommended to me by a friend. I am actually thinking of retiring somewhere in the area, so I was just checking it out. I was not disappointed in either. Nice and friendly but also sophisticated. Really enjoyed it.... More

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Toronto, Ontario
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I've eaten at the resto several times in 2012, but only once in 2013 since it's not open for lunch any more. We were the only patrons at 8 pm on a Thursday night. The service was very friendly and professional, but it appears that the owner is now the chef. He barely said hello to us. The first time... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our adult children do not live close to us, so we schedule "drive lunches" to places that are roughly equidistant to our homes. The County Bistro looked promising so we made reservations. No need, we were the only customers. The menu offered many possibilities but it was a hot day, so we ordered lots of salads . The watermelon salad... More

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Cobourg
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Service was slow - excuse that only one chef was on duty. Could have brought in a fast food line cook as his food too was terrible. Liver, overcooked - Lamb shanks, dry and gristly - garlic mashed potatoes, soggy with no hint of garlic. We certainly won't return.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A wide variety of fresh oysters served exactly the way they should be: on a bed of crushed ice and accompanied by a delicious array of sauces. A good variety of appetizers and mains on the menu. A Great wine list. Great ambiance, Far and away the best patio in downtown Cobourg. We had a terrific evening and highly recommend... More

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Cobourg
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

When I called to make a reservation for dinner for 5 on July 16, I was told that this would be Surf and Turf night. Knowing the food choices of the host and some of the guests, I inquired whether the regular menu would be available and was assured that it would be available. It wasn't. We have dined many... More

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Toronto
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

What a find! We loved this restaurant. The meal was delicious, the restaurant is hip and beautiful and the service was friendly and attentive! We will see you there in the summer!

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Ontario
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I had a meal at the County Bistro on Saturday. I was excited to see oysters on the menu and a range of different menu options. I ordered the oysters and the scallop and risotto meal and my companion ordered the crab cakes and the salmon. The oysters came and were delicious and very fresh. Unfortunately the meal went downhill... More

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Cobourg, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

The Bistro is very much like Cobourg: quaint but progressive, with charm. The Main Street of Cobourg is almost as pretty as Niagara on the Lake although its apparent the locals don't quite recognize this - shopping seems to have moved northwest to mall and big box country. And there are a few shuttered shops downtown. Still it's a great... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

While visiting the Cobourg area my husband and I wanted to have a nice, casual but tasty dinner out that didn't cost a fortune! We found all of that and more at The County Bistro! And, the prices for wine were very reasonable too. What a welcome change to the cost of eating out in Toronto...as good but at about... More

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