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“If we lived closer, this restaurant would be one of our favorites” 5 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 #17 of 143 Restaurants in North Bay
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Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“If we lived closer, this restaurant would be one of our favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My husband and I were lucky enough to happen upon this small bistro style restaurant on our way back from Montreal. We had a lovely evening with good cocktails, wine , food and music provided by two local musicians. Our waitress, Rita was excellent and the chef accommodated our special requests. Loved the Caesar salad, ostrich and fresh trout with a chipotle cream sauce.
A very fun evening by the lakeside.

  • Visited July 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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English first
Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Conveniently located beside the Sunset Inn

I had the Supreme of Chicken and it was Supreme!!
I love to cook and I am very judgemental about restaurant food this was an excellent choice tasted just like homemade.
They deliver room service to the Sunset Inn next door to the restaurant

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Bay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“$44.00 for lunch?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

i had a glass of wine and home made pasta and the bill came to $44.00. i was still hungry when i left. that's too much for a lunch portion for one person.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“wonderful soup, wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

What a great place. I ordered a potato and nettle soup and a beef sandwich on a croissant. Terrific food, wonderful service. The prices are very reasonable, the wine selection wonderful. I found the portions to be quite big.

  • Visited May 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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North Bay, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great food, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Went there for my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary and it was amazing. The staff was nice and the service was excellent. Don’ be fooled by the out dated exterior, the inside of the restaurant it very nice. The food was the best I've had in town and the prices were reasonable. The portions were a little small but with the appetizer and the desert I was full when I left. If you sit outside you can see the lake and its a nice view. Very impressed, we will all go again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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