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black spoon bistro

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Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
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320 commercial street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Kugaaruk, Canada
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a delicious meal here when we stayed in North Sydney. The staff was very prompt and friendly. We got the chipotle chicken pasta, and maple curry penne. Both were very tasty - and they showed up at our table only minutes after ordering. We wanted to do dessert, but were just too full. This is a restaurant worth eating... More 

Thank ljdeandr
Kingston, Canada
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is definitely superior to most. We had various seafood entrees and they were amazing. The wait staff were very friendly and efficient. It was an enjoyable meal with many locals also coming in which is a sign of a place to be.

Thank Jmacewen
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We highly recommend this restaurant. Everything was terrific from the food to the staff and the atmosphere. Try the pasta with bacon, onions and maple syrup. (Don't judge .... it was excellent!) Make reservations!

Thank Moore1961
Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way thru North Sydney based on other reviews and were extremely happy we did. We were not on "the list" but they got us in at peak dining time anyway. I'd say this was the best food we have had on our two week trip to Quebec and Maritimes so far. Excellent value, presentation, quality, taste... More 

Thank EdW58
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving through town on business stopped in for dinner without a reservation. Was a line when j arrived but only a 15 minute wait but well worth it. Large variety of selection of menu including gluten free options. Service was quick and very friendly.

Thank diner39
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best meals I have ever had. I've eaten at wonderful restaurants in Vancouver, San Francisco and New York and this restaurant is definitely a contender with the best of the best! Two of us had salmon, one with white and black sesame seeds in a sweet chili sauce and the other with a crushed pistachio... More 

Thank Margaret d
Wentworth, Canada
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess at our B&B recommended this place and said she often had people come back and thank her for the recommendation - as we did. The food is so flavourful - one of the best meals we've had. The bistro is small and cozy and located near the ferry terminal. The service was friendly and prompt. Sadly we didn't... More 

Thank Remsheg
Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived before the crowd, at about 5:15 and was served extremely quickly...was back on the road by 6:15. (Did not linger as was with teenagers and other diners were waiting for a table. Not many tables and the place was completely full by 5:45 pm, with people popping in to see if tables were available...obviously a favourite with the locals!... More 

1 Thank susannecouture
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant with three other people, two of them are vegan. They had a few amazing vegan options. Every dish ordered was amazing! The service was great and the price point for what you get is incredible. Best meal we've had in Nova Scotia!

Thank Julia C
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the seafood chowder and there was nice pieces of lobster, mussels and clams.It was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Shakeel K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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 street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, 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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