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“Excellent meal!”
Review of Minstrel Cafe and Bar - CLOSED

Minstrel Cafe and Bar
Price range: $11 - $24
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Minstrel Cafe and Bar is a restaurant in the Lower Mission of Kelowna, with a warm ambiance, beautiful garden patio, and delicious gourmet, contemporary food. We often have live entertainment during Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and we are open daily for brunch and dinner.
Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Excellent meal!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Panko Tuna;Crab Crusted Salmon w/Garden Pea Risotto; Mediterranean Bass Fillet w/Quinoa Crab Cake. All amazing!
Dinner with my husband & granddaughter. We all shared the Panko Tuna with Seaweed salad - amazingly fresh and delicious. Great way to start the meal! My husband had the Mediterranean Sea Bass with Grilled Summer Squash & Organic Quinoa Crab Cake. Again very good. I shared - with my little granddaughter, the Crab Crusted Coho Salmon with Garden Pea Risotto which was absolutely delicious. The fish was cooked perfectly and the risotto was creamy and smooth. Delicious meal! The Quinoa Crab Cake was very creative and quite delicious. I would recommend arriving before 6pm. The service is much better at that time. Servers get a bit crazy after that. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Alda d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Owner is out to make a buck and does not take responsibility for staff”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We went to the restaurant for the 7th year in a row only to find that the menu Prices had gone up substantially. However, we are willing to Pay for good food and good service. Unfortunately, the waitress neglected to mention the ITalian sausage in the l ch spe ial and luckily we noticed it before eating. - she had mentioned the chirizo which we had requested to leave out. My two kids ordered from the children's menu for 8.75 each for a small bowl of pasta for one and a burger for the other. Sides were a couple of dollars more. When requesting the drink that was included in the children's special, the waitress said that the valley? smoothie was popular so we got those as drinks. When the bill came, we were charged $10 for the smoothies which the kids did not drink - they had NOT been included in the child's menu. When advising the owner that we had requested a drink for the kids from the kids menu and this is what the waitress suggested, he refused to adjust the price and instead told us "we need take responsibility" for what we order. He should be the one taking responsibility for what his staff is telling the clientele. Not sure if he was stingy or Prejudice but he was a REAL JERK. Would not go back there again. Thank God we did not get to meet him in the previous years

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2 Thank Zrhem
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Friant, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good music, ambiance and food”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We went to this restaurant because of the band that was playing that evening, not expecting anything of the food. We were surprised with the quality of the food. I had trouble finding vegetarian entrees while traveling in B.C. and found a wonderful Indian/Curry dish full of fresh tasting vegetables and sauce. We would go back to this restaurant for the food, even if there was no music!

Visited July 2012
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Thank LoveLavender
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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing.”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Waited over 1 hour and fifteen min for our food. Half the table got their food 20 minutes later. Make sure you see the cover charge sign on the front door... Even if you're outside on the patio, five dollars is automatically added on the bill. Will not go back.

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2 Thank xTheBishop
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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, wine and entertainment”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

This place is a little out of the way but they always have good entertainment. Check out their calendar of events for music and comedy. Discovered my now-favourite wine on their menu a couple of years ago.

Visited April 2012
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Thank 1968Dawn
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