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“Pricey, small portions, lunch crowd ambience..” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Goose Bistro

White Goose Bistro
Ranked #9 of 230 Restaurants in Prince George
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mackenzie, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Pricey, small portions, lunch crowd ambience..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

We went here for our anniversary dinner, wanting to try something other than our usual Ric's Grill or North 54. The ambience of the place was rather more suited to lunch than an intimate dinner.. Communal tables for the most part, except where we were placed, in a rather tight corner with glass blocks on the one side, and radiators on the other. The food was adequate, but nothing to write home about. No bread to start, no salad.. Say what you will about Ric's Grill, and North 54, at least you get delicious, warm, crusty bread, and a nice spinach salad before your main course. I had the lobster ravioli, which came with a simple tomato sauce. $30 for 18 pieces, no side dish at all. My wife had the baby-back ribs, which came with a dollop of garlic mashed potatoes and 4 grilled vegtables. I found the prices similar, if not higher, than that of Ric's Grill or North 54. You COULD eat very well, if you were willing to pay for it (exotic starters, additions like lobster tail, etc. to your main course). Our waiter was polite, but unsure of what even they had for beer (she appologized, and said she hadn't worked as a waitress in a while, leaving us rather more non-plussed). And she did make it back every now and again to check on us. But overall it was a dissapointing night out.

Visited November 2011
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English first
Prince George, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

The White Goose is excellent in all ways: wonderful gourmet food(good size portions too!); the presentation is wonderful; the service is excellent and a lovely atmosphere. Your every concern will be addressed, e.g. if you want to order something a little different than what's on the menu, they will accommodate you. The main waitress(one of the family, that owns the restaurant), is the best in the biz!! Other great things about this restaurant are: they try to get different things on the menu that are not typically offered in P.G., e.g. ostrich burger and they try to source local food from local farmers. They have wonderful wine-tasting/multi-course evenings sometimes. White Goose has even been written about in Canadian magazines, since it is such a wonderful restaurant. Lucky us, in P.G.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chefs passion and creativity is the hallmark of this restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

The five course dinner is definitely the way to go with the wine pairing. Chef Ryan excels when let loose to create for you, and Fallon (the excellent server) knows her wine and is very generous with the pouring. Our meal consisted of beef carpaccio with truffle oil, mussels in a rosemary cream sauce with shoestring fries cooked in duck confit oil(so fresh I thought I was on the ocean), homemade agnolotti stuffed with smoked pheasant (he smokes himself), main course was duck confit in a port and berry compote with grilled vegs and finally homemade chocolate cake with ice cream (was told it is an old family recipe and Chef Ryan's Mom bakes it!). Everything was an explosion of taste and we could not wait for the next dish....we can't believe the amount of food we ate, but wouldn't miss a bite....all so delicious.
We can't wait to return to Prince George just to go back.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prince George, Canada
1 review
“Great food, awesome service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

GREAT Restaurant, especially for Prince George! You don't find anything on the menu anywhere else! Fresh food, great chef, awesome service. Lunch is fast and you get a lot of food for what you pay. Dinner is romantic and quiet... and you always leave full!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Terrace, Canada
1 review
“Everyone should be eating here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

My husband and I took our two young children to this restaurant on a recent visit to Prince George. We're 'food tourists' when we travel and with the reviews we read on line we just had to taste the cuisine here. We were not disappointed - matter of fact we couldn't have imagined food could taste this good.

Not only was the food beyond anything we've tasted, the service was friendly and the restaurant was perfectly accommodating for our toddler. It was a very enjoyable experience all the way around.

It is not a cheap restaurant but I wouldn't class it as overly expensive either. Our lunch came to just over $60 but we had two appy's, two (large) entrees and a dessert. We left so full I was barely hungry the next morning. You definitely get your money's worth at this place.

This is our new favorite restaurant in PG and I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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