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West Side Bistro

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142 Stellarton Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 1M1, Canada
902-755-9378
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food

We will definitely be back again. Food was excellent, service was just the right attention. One of our party wanted Tai she had the Tai shrimp. She really enjoyed it. Owners took time out to chat with us. It turns out they know people from our small town. Might be hard to miss if you were driving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
LadyKayaker
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Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nova Scotia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We will definitely be back again. Food was excellent, service was just the right attention. One of our party wanted Tai she had the Tai shrimp. She really enjoyed it. Owners took time out to chat with us. It turns out they know people from our small town. Might be hard to miss if you were driving by as it... More 

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Saint John, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Back again to this little family gem. We checked the menue and then ordered the specials. My wife ordered the trout and I the tenderloin medallions, we shared a bottle of wine and looked around at the decor which is partly a collection of food packaging with the name Castle on it. No surprise, that's the owners name, cute though!... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I don't think one could add any more positives to the previous review by Sandra T! Couldn't agree more. We were in the New Glasgow area for one night at a B&B and found a choice of three fine dining establishments online. As we were driving toward the downtown core, this restaurant was the first one to appear, on the... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Upscale, yet casual. The owners are a welcoming couple who take a personal interest in their customers. Phil is the chef - trained as a navy chef with expertise is all aspects of the business. His wife, Darlene, is the hostess and waitress. Tables spaced so that conversation is comfortable. Decor is modern with a local twist - hooked rug... More 

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a very small 8 table restaurant with just the chef and waitress, which happen to be the owners and husband and wife. The food was hot and good but not great.

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Almonte, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You can easily miss this wonderful little spot as it looks like a house, but it is worth it to find it. We only knew about it from a local who recommended it. I ate there twice in August 2014 while on holiday and it was delicious both times. The décor is very east coast and very quaint. The food... More 

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

EM - Thankyou and your family for your recent visits to West Side Bistro, we are glad that you enjoyed your meals on both visits and it was great to have conversation with you on these occasions. Hope the rest of your stay in Nova Scotia was fun as well, and you arrived back home safe - phil and darlene More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am so glad we decided to try West Side Bistro. The food was superb. I travel and dine out frequently with my work. West Side Bistro provided one of the best experiences that I have had in many years. I had the ham and swiss quiche with Waldorf salad. my companions, who are locals, had the tomato cheddar soup,... More 

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

PM - we are gald you and your friends enjoyed your lunch with us, and hope you will return on your next visit to NS, again thanks - phil and darlene More 

New Glasgow, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place looks like a house on the side of the road on Stellarton Road. My boyfriend and I treat ourselves every few months and this really is a gem of a spot. The seating is quaint, almost like you are sitting in someone's home for supper. What really makes this spot impressive is the kitchen is run by one... More 

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

SEH - thankyou for your kind words, Darlene and I enjoy having you both for dinner at West Side Bistro, glad that you enjoy the Coconut Shrimp and your main meals on each visit. Thankyou for your support. Till next time - phil and darlene More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When travelling through the east coast my boyfriend and I stopped in at the westside bistro. What a great little place! Friendly owners, awesome atmosphere, and the food....mmmmm so good! I highly recommend the seafood chowder...I might say it's the best I've ever had. And the meatloaf sandwich was so tasty! My boyfriend loved his sweet chicken wrap and home... More 

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

NC - glad you and your boy friend enjoyed your visit at Westside Bistro, thankyou for your kind words of support and we hope you drop by your next time through - phil and darlene More 

Banff, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 Stellarton Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: 902-755-9378

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?