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black spoon bistro

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320 commercial street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-241-3300
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: This has a variety of food and we ate there once while in town. The food is...
This has a variety of food and we ate there once while in town. The food is good and the service great.
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  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Cozy, friendly, very good food

This bistro is literally steps away from the Newfoundland Ferry terminal, and not to be missed. Cozy atmosphere, food that is elegant, tasty, and affordable, and the staff is so welcoming and friendly. Good size portions, thoughtful menu. Delightful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Normi N
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North Sydney, Canada
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North Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bistro is literally steps away from the Newfoundland Ferry terminal, and not to be missed. Cozy atmosphere, food that is elegant, tasty, and affordable, and the staff is so welcoming and friendly. Good size portions, thoughtful menu. Delightful.

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Thank Normi N
Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We're so fortunate to have this restaurant in North Sydney. The owner and staff are incredible. The food is fabulous!

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Thank Wendy R
North Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the very best food on the island! The owner is creative with a flare for knowing what truly entices the pallet. Fabulous friendly staff. Always a delightful experience.

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Thank anita n
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My wife and I have been looking forward to visiting Black Spoon Bistro for some time but, since we don't live in North Sydney, it took longer than we would have liked to make it happen. Over the holidays we went with my in-laws and had a very satisfying meal. The decor of Black Spoon Bistro is basic but includes... More 

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Thank RFGilbert
Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food was prepared with excellent decision making as to what ingredients was used in preparation of each course. Service was excellent as well. These people know there stuff.

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Thank daryl-49
Canada
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We each had a Caesar salad and a panini for lunch. The food was fresh and tasty. Service was friendly and helpful. Prices were fair for the quality of the food. A return visit is definitely in order.

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Thank SteveKinNS
Brasilia, DF
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

So you are in the inauspicious surrounding of North Sydney probably awaiting the Newfoundland Ferry to begin loading and you are hungry with little confidence that the ferry boat or the terminal will have food that you want to eat. We had arrived around 6:15 by car and check in was scheduled for 9:30. Worry not. very close by on... More 

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Thank tom h
North Sydney, Canada
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Love their panini's and home made salad dressing. This place has daily specials of Trio's for lunch that provides a wholesome, delicious food at reasonable cost.

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Thank Shri M
Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A quiet relaxing little bistro, with excellent food and friendly knowledgeable staff. The soups are always exceedingly tasty. Highly recommended

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Thank J M
Washington, DC
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have been stopping at this great, little bistro for years. It is nice to know it is always the same.. New food items, great service, and wonderful food. We stop here each time we do the ferry crossing. Always delicious and amazing. Tonight, we had Tori and she was (as we would expect from this restaurant) PERFECT! Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 commercial street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North Sydney
  • Phone Number: 902-241-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This has a variety of food and we ate there once while in town. The food is good and the service great.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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