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black spoon bistro

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320 Commercial St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1C2, Canada
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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North Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Cape Breton. Menu is varied, food is always excellent and service is great.

Thank Robert J
Palm Harbor, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable dining, good food, good service. Small place and they don't take reservations but will let you know the wait time and you can wander around the streets till your table is ready.

Thank csfischl
Prince George, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by our B&B host and he was right, the best Appys and chowder. Very popular spot, fills up quick, good selection of beers and wine and delicious meals

Thank eandi2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood chowder was so good, my husband wished he could order a second bowl! Chipotle chicken panini with homemade soup (fully loaded potato) was also excellent. Looking forward to coming back next year!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Moncton, Canada
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a late supper and thought the food was delicious! It is near the ferry terminal. It was super busy with many locals, we had to wait 1/2 hour for our table. Service and food were great!

Thank Sahara18
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the beginning our dinner experience was perfect. The place was packed which is always a great sign, so we enjoyed our first drink on a little bench 💗 inside while we waited. Our server Jessica was so lovely and her suggestions were right on point. The chicken curry pasta was delicious. I can't wait to come back again!

Thank Tara K
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a small, intimate and cozy bistro with about 10 tables. We waited for 20 min.s to be seated at a table and that was good because it gave us time to have a drink. The beer on tap was local and great, and the waitress was very congenial and informative. We ordered the pecan crusted chicken and it... More 

Thank Allan A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our accommodation lady recommended this place, and we were certainly not disappointed. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and efficient... And we just LOVED the background music! We stayed longer just so we could hum along a bit more. :D

Thank Veronica T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we had dinner here - it was wonderful! We came kind of last minute, which is difficult because this place is SO small and so busy and not much room to wait inside and if its chilly outside, it can be hard to wait for a table. But it's totally worth it. The food was incredible and the... More 

Thank scubashe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our B and B hosts suggested this spot and we are glad that they did. The dishes that we had here are clearly some of the best any of us have tasted for decades. I had the chipotle cream chicken penne, which was absolutely delicious. My wife had the seafood medley which she enjoyed as much as I did. Our... More 

Thank GPaCalgary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Commercial St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North Sydney
  • Phone Number: 902-241-3300
This has a variety of food and we ate there once while in town. The food is good and the service great.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?