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West Side Bistro

142 Stellarton Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 1M1, Canada
902-755-9378
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Ranked #8 of 44 restaurants in New Glasgow
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Banff, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We will never go back to this restaurant. Yes it has a nice atmosphere, but the food that was served was either expired or not what it was suppose to be. I ordered a lamb pot pie and it tasted goatee and I mean very goatee. You know, if you have drank goat milk in your life, when it get... More

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Phil C, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

It is very unfortunate that you feel you had a bad experience dining at West Side Bistro back in November 2013. We're sorry our venue did not meet with your expectations - nor ours. Your comment that the Lamb Pot Pie tasted "Goatee" or "Expired" leaves me unsettled. Please be assured I use only the finest fresh Spring Lamb Leg... More

New Glasgow, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went with 3 of my friends and we all loved our Food. I have Haddock and home fries. The Haddock was very good. The whole restaurant was cozy. Felt like you were in a old style country home. Beautiful Place.

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westchef, Manager at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

Tiff L - Thankyou for your kind words, we are glad you and your friends enjoyed your lunch. Hope to see you all again soon on your return visit and we make it as enjoyable for you as the first - chef Phil More

New Glasgow, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

West Side Bistro - Amazing food, great service! We love it. It is nicely decorated, very clean and such a nice place to relax. Definitely our number one favourite.

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

Mimsi - Thankyou for recent and continous visits to WestSide Bistro,, it is always a pleasure to see your smiles when you come to dine... Till next time - cheers chef Phil More

Little Harbour, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We went for supper on a Friday evening. The country decor is relaxing and inviting. The dining room is clean and spacious. Service is efficient and non-intrusive. Our meals arrived quickly and were pleasing to the eye and the palate. This was our first time at this hidden little gem and we will definitely return.

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

Leiamac22 - Thankyou for your recent visit to WestSide Bistro. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and hope you will return soon - chef phil More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Bistro for the first time as we are planning to visit different restaurants each month until we find " our" favorite place. Crab cakes were just ok; had the pork - also ok. Supper menu may be better. We found the service was cold, like we were lucky to be there. Our hostess did not smile or seem... More

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feed back with us. We're sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations - nor ours. Thank you - Phil Castle More

Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We live in New Glasgow and rarely go out to eat because we are not hugely impressed by the choices available to us. We went here on a whim with a very old friend of ours who was passing through and wanted to meet us for lunch rather than having lunch at our house. We were delighted by the pleasant... More

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

The Quite Traveller - thankyou for recent visit to WestSideBistro, we are glad you and your guest enjoyed our food, service and ambiance. Till next time cheers - chef phil More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Would like to rate it 4.5 but thats not an option. No kids menu, but they were very accommodating, making an excellent gluten-free pasta with a simple sauce for us. The pasta prima Vera was obviously made on-order with fresh veggies. No wow factor but still quite tasty.

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

Umgrego2 - Thankyou for your recent visit to WestSide Bistro, it was our pleasure to accomadate you and your family, especially your young ones. Being Celiac and Lactose myself I know how hard it is to find meals gluten and Lactose free while on the road. We strive to accommodate each guest with special requirements again safe journey - Chef... More

New Glasgow, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Went out for an evening out with another couple and went back to the West Side Bistro to start the night. Have been going to this restaurant since they arrived in New Glasgow and have never been disappointed. Food, service and prices top drawer.

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

billymac6714 - thankyou - glad we could accommadate you and your guests. Till next time cheers Chef phil More

Stellarton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Me and my husband are the proud parents of 7 young kids and we rarely get out for a nice dinner...when we do we ALWAYS go here! Why? one word ...SALMON. I don't know what you do to it, but i've never had anything like it...it's by far my favorite...actually, to be honest, i've not eaten anything else from here!... More

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

Robyn - Thankyou for your kind words, its our pleasure to make your evening out a success, glad you can get a break away from your everyday schedule. Till next time, enjoy. chef phil More

Westville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food looked good but bland in taste. Price was okay and the service was fair. The atmosphere was nice and homey. (country type home) Restaurant is right off busy road, access difficult and parking is tight.

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westchef, Owner at West Side Bistro, responded to this review

396HOPE - Thankyou for your recent visit to West Side Bistro, I am disappointed in the fact that we did not satisfy you on your visit, Food Bland - as a Chef for forty years I do not add any salt to my receipes,allowing our patrons to add their own, with such an increase in high blood pressure and allerigies.... More

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