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The Bistro

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216 Archimedes St, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 2T9, Canada
+1 902-752-4988
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Salmon, prawns and scallops were all very good. I was part of a large group. We had to wait a while but considering the size of our party the wait was reasonable (35+) The quality of the food did not suffer from the large quantity of orders which was impressive.

Thank Volzmaniac
New Glasgow, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here for supper for Valentine's Day (made a reservation). We were seated in the same spot we sat last year we came, by the window and the heater. Immediately they offered to take our coats and provided us with a drink menu. Coincidentally we had the same waiter we had last year and she remembered... More 

Thank RKilburn
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far our favourite place to eat in Pictou County. The service is always excellent and the food delicious. I choose to go here for any special occasion or just a tasty night out!

Thank Meganjill
Halifax, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a small and cozy restaurant. Very nice decorated. We were 6 and every single dish was excellent. The service is excellent as well. Make reservations as it is busy. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

What a treat to find The Bistro during a business trip to New Glasgow! Our group loved every course; soups and salads were great, and the seafood pasta special was outstanding. Our server was so pleasant and helpful, we wish our stay was longer so we could go back. Closed on Mondays, and pretty small, so call ahead to make... More 

Thank RichAndMargie
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Not open every day. Need to check the first pen time. On the east of river. Environment is nice. Kitchen closes at 8 pm. Elegant food. Only been their once. But will go back if I revisit New Glasgow in the future.

Thank Jim&Iris
Westville, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have gone to the Bistro several times. Each time it has been an excellent experience. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is flavourful and tasty. The atmosphere is a warm "night out" dining experience.

Thank Tom M
Halifax, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Best choices on menu and specials that I have seen. Hard to decide what to order. Service excellent, food delicious and presentation beautiful. Will definately return.

Thank Marnalade01
Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

An amazing find in New Glasgow. A high quality fine dining experience. The menu was varied and the atmosphere was exquisite. Very well prepared meals and well presented. Staff was friendly and welcoming. A must try if you are in the New Glasgow area.

Thank Gordon I
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Always a fine choice for slightly upscale dining in Pictou County. The quality of the food is excellent as is the service. The regular menu features locally sourced and seasonal ingredients and the chef specials are outstanding.

Thank ProfDF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Archimedes St, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 2T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +1 902-752-4988

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