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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Tremont Cafe

The Tremont Cafe
Ranked #8 of 116 Restaurants in Collingwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Join us for delicious French inspired dishes in a beautiful, cozy setting right in the heart of Collingwood in the restored Tremont building.
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our first meal at the Tremont Cafe was a wonderful experience. To begin, we shared the delectable chicken liver pâté (prepared with red peppercorns -- eat them -- and tiny green apple slices) which we ate on the most perfect slices of baguette. The pâté was a real highlight. Then I ate the duck confit prepared with a hint of orange, and served with parsnip purée, lentils, and sprouts. Perfect for winter. She ate the lamb shank with root vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, and maybe parsnip. They were both excellent. For dessert, we shared bourbon vanilla crème brûlée, which was nothing spectacular but nicely done. We would have appreciated better guidance on wine pairings for main courses, and the by-the-glass list is quite short. Given that we were driving back to Toronto, we were not prepared to have a full bottle. However, overall the service was very strong. The restaurant is beautiful, chic but casual. The library bar looks like it would be lovely for a larger group. Please improve signage and shovel the path from the parking lot to the restaurant, as we both came in with wet feet after being unable to find the door. Customers should note that the menu slightly varies from what is on the website, but the thrust is the same. Bravo. 5 stars. We paid $100 + $20 tip for one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert, and two glasses of wine.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank Kenojuak
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ChristopheBoivin, Owner at The Tremont Cafe, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. Please come see us again when you are back our way and say Hi. My name is Christophe Boivin, I am the owner along with my wife Wispy. We appreciate people taking the time to do these things so next time you are by we shall taste one of the by the bottle selections.
All the best in 2013.
Regards,
Christophe
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English first
Wasaga Beach
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Sophisticated Dining in Collingwood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

So glad that the other trip advisor reviews lead us here. We moved to the area 3 years ago from Toronto and are "former foodies" if you will... What a find! Great atmosphere. Reasonable wine list. Professional service. Fantastic apps and great variety of mains. Loved the calamari (better than O+B!) Seared scallops were delicate and perfectly paired with the wasabi mayo. If you're going to break your new year's resolution (on January 3rd...) and go all out, the burgers are worth it. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kristina D
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ChristopheBoivin, Owner at The Tremont Cafe, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Please say hello next time you are in Collingwood.

Best in 2013
Christophe
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Am I actually in Collingwood?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

The Tremont Cafe is such a special place slightly hidden away from the main street bustle of Collingwood.

First off the space is incredible. It is hard to find such attention to detail anywhere. From the floors, to the texture of the walls, to the fixtures, to the colour of the ceiling, there is no detail spared in the renovation of the cafe. I have spent hours in the Tremont and can always find a small detail that is done perfectly.

I have had pretty much everything the Tremont makes, I go there a lot and have been able to enjoy the changing menu. I have never been disappointed with the food. The short ribs and steak are a favorite along with the veggie bowl. I don't really like the date part of the trio but you can't have it all. Service is always very friendly and I always feel at home.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Andrew A
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ChristopheBoivin, Owner at The Tremont Cafe, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for your positive and genuine review. Always great to get a review from someone from such a great food city as San Francisco!
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Collingwood, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great spot for a night out, time with friends or a work meeting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have been here for dinner with my fiance, with friends for drinks and for work meetings - and every time is great! The service is fantastic, food delicious and everything is such a great price - very impressed! My last time there was for a business meeting - we ended up spending three hours there and the waitress was attentive the entire time. Definitely would recommend going here if you haven't!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cassie J
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ChristopheBoivin, Owner at The Tremont Cafe, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
thank you for your warmhearted review.
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Thornbury, ontario
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Light & delicious menu. "experience the Art"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

I love this restaurant, I was over for lunch with a friend in September, it's surrounded by windows, a white and black decour.High ceilings great accoustics. The food has chef signature written all over it, I had "nicosie sald> it was an abundant portion and a capuccino. I cant say enough . When we finished our meal we visited the art school and all the shops that are open to visit in the bldg, of local artisans.What a delight. When you're in Collingwood it make one of your stops, shop for a special person in your life.You won't be diappointed

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Natalia B
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ChristopheBoivin, Owner at The Tremont Cafe, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you for your positive review. Please come see us again. Happy Holidays.
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