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“Phenomenal experience beginning to end”

Locals Restaurant at the Old House
Ranked #1 of 145 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $36
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Locals Restaurant in now located at the historic Old House along the river in the center of town. This 1937 Arts and Crafts era inspired homestead is the perfect location for the fine cuisine prepared by European trained chef, Ronald St. Pierre.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had reservations for dinner and upon arrival were immediately seated on the patio as requested. From the beginning, we had attentive wait staff - multiple persons attending to dinner recommendations, drinks, water and clearing plates. For dinner, we selected the prix fixe menu. The local green salad contained locally sourced, seasonal vegetables with a delicious garlic scape dressing. The halibut was perfect, and the risotto was savory. The suggested wine pairing was superb. For dessert, I had the chocolate lime tart, which had a thick, rich layer of chocolate with a fresh hint of lime. We have been traveling for two weeds through BC, and this was by far the best dinner we have had. A nod to the owner, the chef and the wait staff for a great night.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went to celebrate my birthday and it was absolutely delicious!! We had been to Locals in the past at a different location and it's always been great food but I think now they are in the Old House it make the experience that much better!! Will definitely be going back!!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The service was excellent and our server helped up make an excellent choice. Everything on the plate was awesome with island scallops, local cheeses, steak, all very skillfully done. Every taste was fresh & very flavourful. The Old House was a great setting and we absolutely loved all our food. We were too full to try the desserts which we heard are great! Next time!

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1  Thank glory47
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I used to be in the restaurant business, my son is a chef, I've eaten in some highly revered places around the world, & I'm rarely this impressed!
Local, here means locally supplied ingredients from oysters to duck, from greens to bison, & local cheeses! When this wonderfully fresh & flavorful food is skillfully put together by a dedicated chef/owner & his team the results create an original cuisine that represents the Comox Valley, delighting 'locals' and visitors alike.
The service & ambiance are charming too! Kudos to owners Ronald & Tricia St. Pierre.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Excellent service and meal. Everyone we have talked to that has dined at this restaurant has voiced the same opinion as we have.

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