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“A gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avenue Bistro

Avenue Bistro
2064 Comox Avenue, Comox, British Columbia, Canada
250 890 9200
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Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Comox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

From the outside, this delightful bistro does not suggest dining excellence unless an unobstructed view of the parking lot appeals to you. Inside, however, the decor is warm and inviting, with ample-sized booths, and tables separated enough that conversation is possible. The wine list is good and fairly priced. Our meals were extremely good, the best that we've had over our several trips to the Comox-Courtenay area. The starter salad, with very fresh greens and beetroot curls, came with a maple vinaigrette dressing, which was unusual but tasty. Our group had a mix of entrees, all excellent, including wild salmon with crisp veggies, a curried vegetable bowl that was seasoned just right and the vegetables firm, and a coq au vin served with spaetlze, hiding in the menu in the "pasta" selection. The Avenue will be our first choice on our next trip.

  • Visited May 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
Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Service was so terrible, the meal was ruined”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I was with three other fire fighters on a training weekend, and we decided to go for lunch at avenue bistro. We got there before noon and got or order in before noon. We had to be back at the fire hall by 1 to continue training. Another group of 8 fire fighters in our course, came in after we got our order in, and placed their own order. They ended up getting their food before ours. One of us inquired and the manager have him attitude, saying the place is busy and they're doing the best they can. He said the others were in a rush so they rushed their order out. When we told him we were in the same course he didn't know what to say.

When we finally got our food they didn't bring dressing for the salads. It took the inquires to the server and manager before he finally got his dressing.

Needless to say, we were late getting back to the hall. Mistakes do happen in restaurants, but be apologetic about them not antagonistic. The best we got was a condescending apology. Not enough to make me go back.

The food was ok, not great. I wouldn't say stay away, but i probably won't go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Sat on the patio on a warm sunny day and had a lovely breakfast experience.
I ordered the mexican egg dish, which was 2 poached eggs on smoked black beans with avocado, nacho chips and home fried potatoes.
It was really good! I have never had this combo at any other restaurant and would highly recommend it as a change from the ordinary.
The service was very pleasant and I would like to return and try the evening fare some day :)

Visited May 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Very good food. Shoestring fries were life changing. I had the fish and chips. The cod was cooked perfectly. My friends had salads and got jealous of my fries. My friend was very happy with his oyster burger, remarking that it was the freshest oyster burger he's ever had.

  • 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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Comox, Canada
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“best breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

truffle butter scrambled eggs ( wow ) west coast benny - both meals were delish - coffee is to die for !! truly 1 of the BEST
breaky's in Comox

Visited April 2013
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