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The Bistro

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Canadian, Italian, European
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216 Archimedes Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 2T9, Canada
19027524988
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pictou, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favorite treat place to eat. The atmosphere is quiet, romantic, and inspiring. Every few months they have talented artists exhibiting their art on their walls. Its always exciting to see the new turn-over of exhibiting artists. The food is prepared by a chef who prepares top-notch menus. The owner greeted us at the door and the service was excellent..The... More 

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Thank Carolyn V
New Glasgow, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Excellent dinner experience. Good variety on the menu. Nice atmosphere and professional tending. The daily special was fresh halibut and safe to say the restaurant is now on my top 3 for Nova Scotia as a whole. I'll be coming back here.

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Thank pmiller86
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

As always, we had another fabulous meal and great service too. All items we have tried on the menu are fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Linda M
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Quaint restaurant with a nice decor, jazz playing with enough light to read the menu. Has a fine wine menu with a 6 ounce pour. Enough and reasonably priced. Had the Pinot Grigio. Ordered the seafood paella from a friendly, but not overly,waitress. She knows her business. Dinner was a good sized portion with plenty of scallops, mussels and shrimp.... More 

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Thank Ritchie M
New Glasgow, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This little gem has a wonderful atmosphere complementing a menu that is sure to satisfy. Besides a menu that spans several preparation styles, seafood, steak, pasta, the specials are usually truly special. The soup specials are always a treat and, for me, are always a highlight.

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Thank indeau
New Glasgow,Nova Scotia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a small intimate place. The couple who run it are sweet people and very knowledgeable. The service is excellent and the food top rate.

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Thank hrpurdy
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My husband and I went to this restaurant for our Anniversary. The food was some of the best I ever had. Most of it was gluten free or could be made gluten free. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. It is the kind of meal that is a production. It was pricey but worth every penny. I can hardly wait... More 

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Thank Vanessa M
Nova Scotia, Canada
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Beyond exceeded our expectations of what we were coming into our visit to New Glasgow. Warmly welcomed at the door by the owner herself and then served with an amazing experience only surpassed by the food. Definitely check it out when you visit New Glasgow.

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Thank dkelliott01
Halifax, Canada
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wonderful service and food and I would very highly recommend. I have eaten there three times and each time it was outstanding.

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New Glasgow, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were here for our Anniversary. It wad a last minute vhoice, and one we have not regretted!! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely terrific and there was a great atmosphere. They gave us dessert for our anniversary. We were not rushed, but it did nit takezall night either. A very wonderful experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Italian, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Archimedes Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 2T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: 19027524988

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?