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“No Lies, it's good!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Pinocchio

Restaurant Pinocchio
469 rue Principale Ouest, Magog, Quebec J1X 2B2, Canada (Formerly Les Peches de Pinocchio)
+1 819-868-8808
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Ranked #2 of 99 Restaurants in Magog
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Merry
Description: Restaurant Pinocchio offers French bistro inspired dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere.A pleasant destination for both its chic and friendly decor as well as the restaurant's beautiful terrace where it feels good to spend time on sunny days.With favorites such as crème brulée, chocolate mi-cuit and cheesecake, it's nearly impossible not to succumb to dessert.And, of course, be ready to discover the meaning of exquisite wine-food pairings with our carefully assembled wine list.Looking forward having you as guests,Restaurant Pinocchio's team
Vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“No Lies, it's good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was a lovely choice. The weather was good and we opted to sit outside, which was very pleasant (and very accessible for anyone with mobility issues.)
We started off with a vodka martini, which is my husband's favorite and a wine suggested for me by our waiter. He was a pleasant young man who was comfortable in English or French and a great help throughout the evening.
DH had the squash bisque and I the salad-both excellent-and nicely sized servings, not too much or too little.
This place specializes in taking comfort foods like Mac & Cheese, Lobster rolls or Boudin (a blood pudding) and giving them a gourmet twist. My husband chose one of the more conventional dishes on offer--scallops, while I went for the Boudin. Both were delicious and accompanied by beautifully prepared side veggies. We finished with carrot cake and a key lime tartlet. Again, both were excellent. Everything we got or saw being served to others was beautifully garnished and decorated.
The service was unhurried but efficient. And, the whole deal was under $100 CDN--including tip.
On a busier night (we were there on a Thursday) the noise from the street might be a bit much.
Other than that, can't find any negatives.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ayer's Cliff, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Comfort & Delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We were a group of ladies celebrating birthdays & wanted a special place for lunch & not too pricey. We were pleasantly surprised to say nothing of delighted with the atmosphere, comfort, the food delicious & artfully presented. The service excellent & the waitresses spoke to us in English without hesitation even though we could speak French... What a delight it was to find such a wonderful place not far from home.

  • 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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Vancouver
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29 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Deservedly rated #1 in Magog - YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We ate here on our last night in Magog and wish we had come across it sooner, so we could have had more than one meal here. Excellent service (prompt, helpful and friendly). The venison and seared tuna ("tataki") mains were delicious and perfectly cooked. And the lemon and raspberry sorbets were a perfect finish. The server was local (grew up in Magog) and had perfect English, though she humoured us with our attempts at ordering and conversing in French. Definitely recommend making reservations (this can be done on their website through OpenTable).

  • Visited April 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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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Simple yet sophisticated plates! Reasonably priced! Superbe service. I would go back next time I'm in magog.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The food was delicious, quiet and ambiant atmosphere. Service was good. I would go back any day. Everything was delicious!

Visited March 2013
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