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“Dinner with friends” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Locals Restaurant at the Old House

Locals Restaurant at the Old House
1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
250-338-6493
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Ranked #1 of 120 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: $15 - $39
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Locals Restaurant in now located at the historic Old House along the river in the center of town. This 1937 Arts and Crafts era inspired homestead is the perfect location for the fine cuisine prepared by European trained chef, Ronald St. Pierre.
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Dinner with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere and decor. Great location on the same property as Old Hpuse hotel . Dinner and dessert was outstanding excellent service and great prices

Visited May 2014
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Victoria BC Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fresh, Imaginative food in Courtenay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were staying at the Old House Inn and Spa - this restaurant is in between two parts of the Inn. They have a fixed price menu as well as al la carte and the food was truly delicious. I have food issues and the chef accommodated all of those very nicely.

  • Visited October 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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Courtenay, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“excellent always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

the food service and atmosphere is always exceptional, Chef St. Pierre's years of experience and training show in his menu and his staff; the single best restaurant in the Comox Valley

  • Visited May 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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Courtenay, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Just go there... WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was skeptical of Local's, especially after reading such great reviews. I've just moved to the valley and have gone out to a few restaurants and have been generally unimpressed. Local's has changed that! I went with my best friend for a nice dinner. We didn't have reservations but they fit us in on a busy Saturday night. They have a great little waiting area and served us coffee as we waited which was so nice of them! So far, pretty impressive service.
The building is beautiful inside and out. The server was so helpful, I wish I could remember her name so I could give her praise. She paired our meals with a superb wine, and was very knowledgeable with the menu. My fish was so juicy and perfectly cooked, the vegetables that came with it were so delicious! I could have continued eating it forever! The dessert was fantastic as well, and we finished our dinner so happy!
Some of the reviews on this site have remarked that Local's is on the expensive side. We were amazed at how reasonably priced this restaurant is, especially considering they buy locally. People need to get out of the valley here and find out that good food does cost a little more than a chain restaurant. Locals provides amazing food for a very good price and I personally think they undercharge. (I guess I'm just used to real city prices.) Go here if you want a memorable intimate dinner, or just some real delicious food!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Top Notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I've eaten here over 25 times now and not once have i had a sub par experience. My only complaint is the wine list. It's local (which isn't always a good thing). Most people don't realize for a $20 corkage fee you can bring in a bottle of wine that works for you. Many thanks to the exceptional staff and ownership who make this restaurant so great.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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