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“Very Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club

Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club
1831 Maple Ave, South, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0N9, Canada
+1 250-642-3596
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Ranked #3 of 34 restaurants in Sooke
Price range: $14 - $56
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The bistro - it’s new! recently renovated in early 2014 transforming to markus & tatum’s new concept, lunch. well, not just lunch. keeping with markus’ passion for gourmet slow food, serving it promptly, and adding takeaway service is our vision. it’s true, the average time it takes to receive your order is under 5 minutes and under $20. similar to other quick service establishments, you order at the counter and we bring your food to your table when it’s ready.Those looking for the same atmosphere or romantic evening that you've become accustomed to, will not find it at lunch. you will find however, the same quality of food in which you've enjoyed at dinner. not to worry, markus is still doing those special dinners on friday and saturday evenings.
Kootenays, BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

After reading all the reviews I was expecting a superior dining experience. While I would rate it as very good, I am unable to rate it as excellent.

We had called in advance and made a reservation. Upon arrival we were promptly seated in a room with only four tables and a wonderful view of the water. After being left with the menus, I was uncomfortable with the number of times that the overly eager but pleasant server kept returning to the table to see if we were ready to order yet. I would have preferred a little more time and space in order to made a determination on what I was going to have.

To start the meal off, I ordered the grilled romaine salad and my dinner companion ordered the scallops. The romaine was grilled perfectly and the scallops were tasty.

For the main course we ordered the Scallops and Tuscan Soup respectively. The scallops were cooked just right but were served barely warm which was in sharp contrast to the accompanying roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables which were served very warm. The Tuscan Soup was very flavorful with prawns, scallops, halibut, mussels and clams.

For dessert we shared the Trio of Desserts (Sampler size of Tiramisu, Panna cotta, and Mousse) and each were incredible and beautifully presented.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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English first
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“hidden away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

food was great and ambiance was very nice but not too upscale

Visited May 2012
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Sooke, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Outstanding food and the best service of any restaurant we have enjoyed.An occasional change in the menu would be a plus.It is an Island must.

Visited September 2011
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SAN CLEMENTE ,CA.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The restaurant we were hoping to go to was closed and they recommended Markus'.
There was warm and friendly atmosphere and great service. Excellent food and presentations.
Owners had a sincere desire to deliver an outstanding dining experience.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Wonderful dinner at Markus' Wharfside Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Small, cozy, delightful, nice view of the harbour. Our dinners and accompanying wine were excellent. The service was attentive, and the chef came out to chat with the diners, very nice! Highly recommended!

Visited May 2012
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