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“Family run restaurant with friendly staff and great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Simplicity Bistro

Simplicity Bistro
81 King St, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada
519.599.5550
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Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Thornbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant in Thornbury offering casual dining. Proud members of Apple Pie Trail. Seasonally changing menu offering local flavors
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Family run restaurant with friendly staff and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Simplicity Bistro is the best restaurant I have been too in Thornbury in a while (since Largo first opened). It has a nice intimate and romantic feel. Great date place or dinner with the family / friends.

I had the noodle soup for appetizer and steak for dinner. The steak was cooked perfectly. Others at the table had the ribs and said they were great. Regular and sweet potato fries were a hit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Upscale and Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Not cheap but the food is excellent, well prepared and beautifully presented. The service is always good and the staff consistently friendly. A dinner for 2 with appetizer and wine is about $100 but well worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Markham, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in the Grey Bruce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Simplicity has by far the best food and service of any restaurant in the region. Staff always smiling and welcoming. Interesting delicicious food choice

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Tasty, tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Small boutique restaurant with big flavors. This little restaurant in downtown Thornbury, Ontario is a unique surprise for a small town. The menu is just the right size with just the right variety of entrees to appease everyone. Their preparations and presentation are right out of a high end city restaurant and so are the flavors. The decor is simple and stylish and the service was great. The only reason I didn't give it a 5th star is the lack of attention to acoustics. The restaurant is usually crowded and the level of noise can be over the top. Would be a great place for a romantic dinner for two but for the noise.

  • Visited November 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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Markham, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Delicious! My husband loves fine food. He was not disappointed! We enjoyed the scallops, venison and duck, plus creme brûlée and chocolate torte. Brought friends back for lunch the next day! Ask for gluten free grilled cheese! They substituted cheese instead of bread! Delicious!

Service was top-notch! Atmosphere is bustling, and got a little loud - not a complaint, but just so people are aware! Decor is local artistic renderings.

We will definitely be back the next time we're in the area!

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