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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Suisse

Bistro Suisse
2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
+1 250-656-5353
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Ranked #3 of 77 Restaurants in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: German, Swiss, European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro Suisse and proudly offers a wide selection of classic Swiss and European dishes. Food made from scratch and served with love make the culinary experience in this casual fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Sidney so unique!
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This little bistro is tucked away off the main harbour, but on the main street. We stumbled onto it with the Octoberfest special posted in the window. Need a reservations as they were super busy on a Monday night! Locals know about it! Very small, European cuisine, with friendly service and generous portions.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mancos
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Nice selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This intimate bistro has a nice selection of Swiss - German-European dishes and wines. It is a busy place so reserve a table in the tourist season. We enjoyed our entrees but they weren't as good as they could be. Service was good.

Visited September 2012
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Whidbey Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great european restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just got back from eating at this Bistro. The second time in 3 days I'm very impressed with this small restaurant. The food is a nice European cuisine.
The food servers are simply wonderful. We have traveled Europe, Middle East, and Asia extensively and seldom find better restaurants at a similar price range.
The only 2 faults I found with restaurant are that the wine list is very limited and has no nice wine by the glass. I would not mind paying the price for a good French or Italian wine.
Oddly enough, my second complaint is the size of the portions. They are way to large, more than twice the size than they need to be.
When you get such large portions you tend to not appreciate the real quality of what you are eatting. Not to mention that you have less profit because your food costs are to high. I suppose that the locals tend to expect this but it is not healthy to eat soooo much

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Slightly old fashioned dining but very tasty and reasonable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I've eaten here half a dozen times for dinner while in Sidney. The avocado and shrimp salad is terrific for lunch or dinner. Hubby had rack of lamb last time and it was very nice. Not cutting edge cuisine but very dependable with standard Swiss favorites like schnitzel and excellent service. Generous portions. You can't reserve specific tables but the window seats give a great view of Beacon Ave. Sidney's main shopping street, or dine on the sidewalk. Wine list so-so, go for the BC offerings.

Visited July 2012
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Montreal, Qc, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

this restaurent was an excellant stop for lunch break. We eated outside. It was excellant service and good food for the price.

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