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“Top knotch cuisine, contemporary setting, one of a kind view!”

Bight Restaurant + Bar
Ranked #10 of 300 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We selected Bight to celebrate our first anniversary with an intimate group of friends & family and couldn't be happier with our choice! After reading some older reviews we had some concerns and decided to stop by in person before confirming our reservation, but concern immediately turned to excitement after seeing the amazing space and wonderful setting on the edge of the marina. The staff were warm and friendly and assured us that even though we would be dining on the Sunday evening of Thanksgiving weekend, we would have a great meal and great service, and they were certainly right!
We arrived just as the sun was beginning to set and the view was simply spectacular. Thunder Bay has one of the most unique, natural settings in Canada and I'm thrilled there is finally a wonderful place to dine that takes advantage of the world class views. The contemporary design of the restaurant is chic and comfortable, complimenting the ongoing updates to the marina area. We loved the use of wood, stone and other natural elements, combined with smooth shiny glass and stainless steel. Although we ate indoors this time, we look forward to dining al fresco in the warmer months on what will certainly become the best outdoor patio in the city! We also loved the large raindrop sculptures outside that are a wonderful homage to the water setting of this great city.
Our server for the evening, Tyler, was an absolute delight from the moment we arrived and during the evening provided us with the best service! Tyler has a wonderful warm approach with a thorough understanding of the menu, along with thoughtful recommendations. Our group has some eclectic dietary preferences and Tyler was spot on with every one of his suggestions, demonstrating great poise with an easy, friendly style. I also compliment him for his accurate assessment of our needs, being there when we needed him and letting us coast whenever it was time to just pause for a moment and reflect on the view and the wine.
The menu is great and I'm excited the talented team in the kitchen has created choices that are both reflective of the contemporary setting of the restaurant and respectful of the traditions of Northwestern Ontario cuisine, with updated twists. Every item our table selected was excellent, from tasty starts like Rainy River Elk Meatballs with Thunder Oak Gouda, homemade, fire-roasted tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, to wonderful mains such as rainbow trout or the marinated tofu. The wine list is extensive and covers a range wide enough for most to find something in their taste and price comfort. Given that this was a special celebration dinner we selected a rich & bold red that was beyond our usual price range, but the perfect choice for the evening and it's nice that Bight has these options available. We finished the evening with spectacular, in house created desserts that had everyone at the table clammering to share! And, great coffee too!
We thoroughly recommend Bight; the setting, staff, cuisine and overall experience is best in class and we welcome this fantastic addition to Thunder Bay!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Bight's location is really beautiful. I really liked the look of the exterior of the building. The interior is nice. I went there for lunch with a group of people. I got the Turkey Club with their house salad, which was yummy, but it took over an hour to get all of our food. The portions are on the smaller side and I found the Appetizers to be the same price (which was around 15$) as the mains. The food was good, it just took a little too long to get.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I took my wife here for her birthday as a surprise. Service was very friendly but were stuck in a corner with a tiny table and uncomfortable seats. We then looked at the wine, they fiddle nother have 3 of the wines they were promoting and we asked for a suggestion and we were given a bottle but were not informed of the price and it was steep. Our meal came and was quite good but portion size was disappointing. So after nearly shelling out $300 we went home hungry.

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2  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Thunder Bay has long needed something to dress up it's deteriorating downtown. The waterfront and Bight as part of the improvement does the job, the food is great, the service friendly and prompt, the ambience is just great too. Recommend this place for sure. Now if the city could just move some people in to the downtown area to clean up the failing core, that would be awesome.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

A group of friends got together for lunch on a beautiful warm fall day and enjoyed the ambiance, view and innovative menu. I had recently read previous reviews and was somewhat reluctant to dine here. Fortunately, I made the right decision to give it a try. We all enjoyed what we ordered, food came altogether and was very impressed with our server. Didn't experience anything like what the other negative reviews mentioned. I will definitely dine at this establishment again and look forward to it next time I visit Thunder Bay. Congratulations and success to the Proprietors!

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1  Thank Suze D
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