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“Tony saved the meal”
Review of The Silver Birch

The Silver Birch
Ranked #2 of 297 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Silver Birch is an exciting new addition to Thunder Bay's vibrant restaurant district. Our intimate casual dining atmosphere with a view of Lake Superior sets us apart from the rest. With a Northern Canadian focus we celebrate the food culture of our unique landscape featuring locally sourced fish,beef,rabbit,cheese and more! Join us for a Northern culinary adventure. We would be very pleased to serve you!
Reviewed May 30, 2014

We thought we would try this restaurant as it was rated highly here. Upon arriving we were told to wait because " we don't know where to put you" despite our reservation. When we were seated and asked about the menu we were quite disappointed with the fact that most things appear to be deep fried and the wine list quite limited. It looked like a beer and fried food place at higher than expected prices. Our waiter did not provide us with much reassurance regarding allergy issues and it seemed that the menu was quite inflexible. We were told the restaurant was busy and that " the less we asked for the more likely we were to get it." By the time our wine was delivered we were prepared to pay for the wine and leave. We told this to our waiter Tony, who appeared quite concerned, and after that everything went quite smoothly. Our salads and meals were excellent and the service attentive. The fish was fresh and well prepared and the veggies they substituted for the French fries excellent. We will likely go again hopefully on a night that is not so busy.

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Thank elsier33
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Darlene G, Owner at The Silver Birch, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and service and were happy we were able to accommodate your allergy and dietary concerns.
While it was nice to have families celebrating graduations the day you were in, we were busier than usual and apologize for having to wait for your table.
Our menu celebrates our Northern culture and does include a traditional shore dinner which is "fried" but all others are prepared using various techniques with as many locally sourced products as possible. We invite you join us again and.... Tony says Hi!

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have been there for dinner a few times. The meals were very good as well as the atmosphere in the restaurant. Wine list is limited but is well priced as far as restaurants go. Will be back.

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Thank TBay-ON
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're looking for a higher end meal, look no further. We went here with a group of family for dinner and it was fantastic. I would like to have seen something a bit more representative of "local". While there was Pickerel (Walleye) on the menu, every way in which it was served over powered it's delicate flavour and texture. This shouldn't keep you from going as the other items on the menu are fantastic. I had the special which was a duck meat loaf...Yum!

Thank daddymak
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had lunch at The Silver Birch yesterday. Had a gorgeous view of The Sleeping Giant while eating the pickerel tacos with wild rice and cranberry soup! Will definitely be back soon! Loved it all!

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Thank Vacation_is_my_life
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I went to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Our "handsome" server Tony made the entire experience extremely special for us. The appetizers, salad, and meal were the best I have ever tasted. A large party of patrons arrived and Tony offered to move us to a quieter area if they were too loud for our special evening together ( very impressive gesture ). Darlene came out to wish us a happy anniversary. It was the personal touches along with delicious food that made for one of the best evenings we have had in 10 years.

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Thank Darran777
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