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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 - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: This has a variety of food and we ate there once while in town. The food...
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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  • 140
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 1
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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
Worth it to detour to eat at this restaurant

We were on our way to Louisbourg and fell upon this gem of a restaurant for dinner. We were four and we each ordered different dishes and each one was excellent. The prices were more than reasonable and the service was attentive and pleasant. The owner, who is also the chef, served the dishes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were on our way to Louisbourg and fell upon this gem of a restaurant for dinner. We were four and we each ordered different dishes and each one was excellent. The prices were more than reasonable and the service was attentive and pleasant. The owner, who is also the chef, served the dishes and later took interest in whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The lunch and dinner menus are simple, elegant and delicious! My fiance and I eat here often and it's always consistent. Excellent service, amazing food, packed with flavour and quality at great prices. Fun specials. Highly recommend everything on the menu! I may have to go there right now....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always a pleasure. Always pleasant. Always fantastic food. Sometimes better than fantastic not sure what word that would be though. We'd have to move if you weren't here. Thanks again for an amazing dinner i mean lunch i mean dinner. If you are looking for a place to eat choose the Black Spoon!!!

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Grafton, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Th dining room is small, so come early or be prepared to wait for a table. Lovely preparations, generous portions, and personable service. Locals and tourists alike enjoy this as their nicest evening out in North Sydney.

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Fall River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to the Black Spoon for lunch while visiting family and friends in Cape Breton. By far it was the best lunch we had during our trip. The service was excellent and the food was out of this world delicious. Nice size portions, fresh and full of flavour. We'll be back for sure.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An elegant restaurant with delicious food. The best place for dinner before taking the ferry to Newfoundland.

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Candor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we came here after checking into our B&B. I had read reviews so I was excited about coming. It is small and they were slammed, so we had a bit of a wait, but that's understandable. Food was great. My wife got the lobster pot pie which for her was the best meal of our trip and given that we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Restaurant opened on Sunday especially for our group and the meal was amazing. Each of the elements of the dishes were explained to us by the staff who were very friendly and made the whole dining experience wonderful - it was the best meal we had during our 16 days in Canada. We were reluctant to leave for our ferry.... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Small restaurant by the ferry. Sydney seemed to be a black hole for good restaurants but this place certainly stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Service team is very nice and friendly. Service was quick. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Being a smaller place, reservations are recommended if possible as people had to wait for a table... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

In all the places we've eaten on vacation the past week and a half; this has been my favorite. The food is just terrific! The bread is delicious and the dipping oil is very good. We shared baked raviolis for an appetizer and they were quite good. But the best, in my opinion, is the maple curry chicken pasta. It... 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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?