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“Crowded, overpriced, tastes horrible” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
807-628-8588
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Ranked #2 of 245 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Crowded, overpriced, tastes horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

I think my title says it all. Im from toronto. And i dont think any of the reviewers that had anything good to say actually went to a restaurant across the parking lot (the keg). The reason i say Im from Toronto, is because the prices at this horrible place are the same as Toronto nice places. The place looks like a big living room. No bigger than a tim hortons. With a table wherever they can fit. You are paying premium prices for garbage everything. It doesnt even have table cloth. They use paper. At least montanas supplies crayons. The food was terrible. Not filling, and full of fat. 90% of their menu is pork (cheapest meat available). Dont get conned into this place, based on reviews. Anyone that gives it more than 2 stars, havent gone across the parking lot. Peace of advice STAY AWAY. Not to mention again the place is tiny. Every time they open the door a cold draft fills the room. So when u go in and its -10 or lower. Dont use the coat check because u will need it. But hopefully you take this advice and not go in. In all honesty. Its a place where u take ur grandma or aging mom in a hot summer day before u send her to an old age home for good.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Caribou_Restaurant, Owner at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer

Thank You for taking the time to review our restaurant. At Caribou we take guests feed back both positive and negative very seriously and view it as a learning experience.
No, Caribou restaurant is not a large chain restaurant, but we try to accommodate our guests needs as much as possible, in a contemporary setting. We do accept reservations, but keep a few tables open for walk in parties.
We proudly stand behind every dish that we serve, and offer a wide diverse menu of high quality items. On the particular evening that you were in, we were featuring a pork tenderloin on our special sheet
The most recent Trip Advisor reviews for our restaurant were from people from Toronto and other visitors, as well as locals who thoroughly enjoy our restaurant.
If you come in again please talk to a manager if you feel cold, if the food isn't to your liking,or any other issues that you may have, to allow us the opportunity to correct the situation.
We would like to extend an invitation for your mother and grandmother to join us also, dessert will be on us.


Sincerely,
Tom Pazianos
Owner/ Partner
Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Thunder Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is my favourite restaurant for dinner. The wine list is excellent. The appitizers always interesting, fresh soups (good for winter days) and wonderful entrees. If you find yourself in this northern gaateway -check it out. Toronto prices but worth every penny and don't forget desserts.

Visited January 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great dining in a great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've recently eaten at the Caribou restaurant and I think I've found my new favourite place in Thunder Bay! Upon entering the first thing I noticed were the friendly servers that welcome you and supply a free coat check. The seating isn't too crowded and gives lots of space to easily move around without annoying your neighbors. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice, whether you're there with a significant other or on business. The only downside I can think of is that the dishes are a bit pricey. However, even with the higher than average price, the food was great. The maple salmon was delicious and to wash it down, I'd suggest the Liberty School Cabernet 2009 - great wine! The bar up front is a nice addition if you just want to go in with a few friends for a drink or two. A very good dining experience and I will definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“good for thunder bay but not worth the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Nice atmosphere and nice to get away from chain restaurants but Id say the quality of the food is not worth the price. Go to somewhere like Lot66 and get same price and exponentially better quality. But they corked our wine bottle for us which was nice !

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Thunder Bay
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great updated old favourite.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Can't wait to go back. Awesome menu with twists on traditional Canadian fare. If you are looking for a quiet night out or to entertain out of town guests then this is the place. A little pricey but so worth it. AMAZING wine list and appetizers.

Visited December 2012
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