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“Little gem in the area”
Review of About Thyme Bistro - CLOSED

About Thyme Bistro
Price range: $5 - $45
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Small local Bistro in the heart of the Niagara wine region. Casual fine dining and take out.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Living in the region for the last 6 years, there are still not many restaurants that have reached my top 10 list, but About Thyme Bistro is definitely on my list.
No fancy hoity-toity chichi. It's simple - Fresh food made from fresh products and friendly host.
Over the last year the service concept changed. Now you put your order in at the kitchen's counter. Don't let this displease you; still they bring the food on your table with a convivial and friendly service.
The menu is a mix of french bistro and N-Am traditionals with an innovative revisited touch: caesar salad with goat cheese and pecan, poutine with duck confit and foie gras sauce (love it), a spiced blueberry ketchup with the duck leg confit, real hand cut fries, home made patés and pickles, the daily specials on the blackboard, etc. All are very yummy.
Pricing - again no chichi, they priced it right. Accept credit/debit.
Wine - No wine list. Though they feature a local winery every month with a red and a white by the glass or btl. You can BYOW. You are in a wine region so do it. Cork fees (they got it right for ON): 1st local btl is free, 2nd local is $5; any other Canadian btl is $10, and $20 for foreign btl.
Only grp of 6 to 14 can reserve (large harvest table). No other reservation and it's always busy. you may have to wait or if the large Harvest table at the back is not reserved; don't hesitate to share it with 'strangers'. You may be sitting next to a local wine maker...

I went there with friends, with family including a 1.5y.o. and 8y.o and couple. With whom ever you are with and however you are hungry; it is definitely worth the stop to enjoy delicious food and wine.

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Thank Lajo77
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We ate here on our first night in Canada. It was close to where we were staying. It was quite busy for a Sunday night. The menu was nice and the service was very friendly. There is no charge for corkage if you take a bottle of locally produced wine, and a small charge if it comes from further afield. They also have their own wine aand beer available.

Thank AMTLondon
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Had a party of 7. Food was excellent and if the wine that you bring in is from Lincoln, there is no corkage fee, which I think is brilliant. Loved the grilled vegetable salad ,as well as the Duck confit.

Thank MrsMac41
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I walked (about 2 km) to About Thyme from the B&B we were staying at on the Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend. When we arrived, we were informed that they were closing early and every thing had been shut down so kitchen staff could go home to be with family. We asked the woman if anything else nearby was open to feed us, but she said there was nothing close.....she then offered to drive us into Jordan to either the Inn or the pub. Another couple (regulars) finishing their meal also offered to drive us.

Although we were disappointed to not be able to dine at About Thyme, we were grateful and somewhat surprised that we had offers of a drive to somewhere else so that we could eat. The woman (owner? server?) drove us to the Jordan Pub where we enjoyed a great pub meal.

Next time we are in the area, we will once again try About Thyme.....

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Thank CinR
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Exceptional little resturant in the heart of Niagaras wine bench. We loved our meals and wine list was truly amazing. Known mostly to locals and winemakers alike, we were glad to have been recommended this spot by our B&B owner Andrew.

Thank Tammy T
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