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“Exceptional food.....”
Review of East Coast Bistro

East Coast Bistro
Ranked #1 of 240 Restaurants in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Exceptional food.....”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

East Coast Bistro has a wonderful menu full of so many choices. We had the nightly specials - pork rack and halibut. Both were cooked perfectly, flavorful and nice portion size. The carpaccio and soup appetizers were exceptional. Overall, we were totally satisfied with our food.
The only downside to our wonderful experience was the dining room and overall atmosphere. It feels like we were eating a gourmet meal at a diner. It was too brightly lit, the tables felt temporary and the chairs are ripped and torn. It was not comfortable or private.
We loved the food but felt that our dining experience was not everything we had hoped it would be.

Visited July 2013
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MA
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

A great meal with a super presentation! The chocolate dessert was to die for! Smoked salmon and spinach/yam appetizers were wonderful! Steak and gnocchi were yummy! We arrived late just a little before closing but were not rushed at all. A great find in St John! Highly recommend it!

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Yum...yum...yum”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great menu that did not disappoint. Still thinking about the spinach and yam fritters (how did they do that anyway?) which were so tasty. Cod with lentils was very tasty and cooked to perfection. The chef very kindly made plainer pasta meals for my fussy children which I appreciated so I could have a nice meal out. This was followed by a very tasty ice cream tasting platter that went down very well. The server was very professional and everything was served in a timely way. The chef came to our table for a visit and we gave him our compliments. This is a terrific restaurant in a city that, sadly, has few very good dining experiences. I thought that the prices were very reasonable for the offerings. Don't hesitate to dine here.

  • Visited July 2013
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Deep South
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice place; very good food”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Group of seven popped in unannounced and we were treated well. Service was a bit slow, but otherwise very good -- very knowledgeable and pleasant waitress. Pretty good menu, but I was ready for a good burger and wasn't disappointed with the ECB Burger. Open kitchen area so you can see what's going on, which in this case was a good thing. We ate in main dining room but there appeared to be a private dining room a little farther back. A very pleasant experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food and friendly staff!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We ate here based on TripAdvisor ratings and were not disappointed. We were 'lobstered' out after eating one too many lobster rolls on our trip and had a wonderful light dinner of salads and bouillabaisse. There were a number of fresh seafood options on the menu as well as meat and at least one main course vegetarian option.

  • Visited June 2013
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