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“Lots of Hype-Not that Good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spotted Bear - CLOSED

Spotted Bear
#101 - 120 Fourth St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
250-725-2215
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Saskatoon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lots of Hype-Not that Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Very small restaurant - very limited menu and then one item wasn't available so I was down to one choice as I have a seafood allergy. I had the flank steak and it was just okay. Won't return and don't recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Pender Island, Canada
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168 reviews 168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Little Bistro with Taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had wild salmon served on cooked peas. I was very surprised as it was so simply presented and had an amazing flavour to it. Being normally a fast eater, I really took my time and savoured every bit. With it, I had a small loaf of fresh hot bread with soft salted butter, which was just delicious. I really enjoyed this bistro and the wonderful culinary experience!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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173 reviews 173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Top tip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This small restaurant in Tofino offers tasty food prepared and served with great creativity. It has an open kitchen which brings a very nice and cosy athmosphere. After our first dinner we immediately decided to make a reservation for a second one. Once again, it was very satisfactory. However, great cooks, please watch the cleaning of the cooker hood.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga, Ontario
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Place was recommended by out B+B. Good menu with a couple of specials. Food was excellent with great service. Room only seats about 20 or so so consider reservations.

Visited June 2013
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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“My best meal in Tofino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This place is amazing! The tuna tartar with truffle oil is to die for. Both of our meals were amazing, top quality ingredients, and a comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Visited June 2013
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