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“Overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of White Owl Bistro

White Owl Bistro
639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
(705) 472-2662
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Ranked #15 of 143 Restaurants in North Bay
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Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Good food but felt it was overpriced for North Bay. Only six people in the small restaurant so not sure how they keep in business.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Misleading...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Not sure what is so good about this place. We went there and the whole place was deserted: no people, no servers, no nothing. After about 10 mins of waiting around, a server finally came out from the bar. I had a supreme of chicken and wife ordered a rainbow trout. Ordered drinks and again, no service for a good 25 minutes. Afterwards, server comes with a tiny piece of bread. Well that would've been great to have about 20 mins ago!! 5 mins later they serve the food. Needless to say, we weren't impressed with it. The trout was falling all over the place and soggy. And my chicken tasted like dried raisins! To sum up, bad food, bad service....don't understand the fuss with this "bistro".

Oh, I could've gone to a grocery store, paid the same $50 and get a year's supply of raisins!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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ottawa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Very good food and locally sourced food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My dad and I ate here on the recommendation of our motel host. A very pleasant surprise. The lamb was excellent and so was my dad,s pickerel. New Zealand Cab. Savignon, 1/2 litre, 2 desserts and coffee added up to $112. Great value for locally sourced food that was tasty and had a very good presentation. A small restaurant that is best suited for couples and small groups of adults.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“White Owl has excellent food and atmosphere but service was slow.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We ate here on a hot July evening. The courtyard was very nice and our table along the edge nearest the lake was shaded and pleasant.
The service however was very slow. It took along time for our waitress to come to the table and drinks were slow to arrive as well. It then took about 90 minutes from time we ordered to the time we received our meals. Fortunately we had met an interesting person that we shared our table with so the wait was not too bad as it was a nice evening an we had a great conversation.
The quality of our food however was excellent. Our friend had a shrimp dish and said it was excellent. The pork dish my wife and I had was very good as well. The food was well prepared, fresh, tasty and well presented. Compliments to the chef.
We would highly recommend this restaurant but make sure you have plenty of time for a nice relaxing meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had supper at this Bistro on Saturday 22nd of Sept. and everything is cooked on the premises. Excellent food and service .Will go back for sure

Visited September 2012
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