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“Best place to eat in Iqaluit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Gallery

The Gallery
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Iqaluit
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canada
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“Best place to eat in Iqaluit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

I've eaten here several times on business trips to Iqaluit. The food is very good and consistent. Service can be a little on the slow side so you should pay soon after ordering at lunch or risk standing in a long line. They make a good muskox burger - it's a lot of food. Also delicious was the maple char in grainy mustard (which another reviewer mentioned). It was excellent. Prices are on par with Iqaluit. I must say that I was impressed by the quality of the salads, and side veggies. I didn't expect such fresh and well prepared veg! Very good, and a must eat when you are in Iqaluit.

The local artisans stroll through the restaurant with their works. Lots of wonderful carvings, jewellery, beadwork etc. It is somewhat of an interruption when you are eating there for the 4th time in a week, and you just want to have a conversation, but it is all part of the Iqaluit experience.

  • Visited March 2012
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Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia
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“Fine Dining in the Arctic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is wonderful with beautiful presentation. We go there often.

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Ottawa
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“Excellent Dinner. Decent Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

The good: Dinner was excellent. The Gallery has a great menu to pick from. The food was excellent. Try the Arctic Char! The service was great. Entrees range in price from $15-45.

The okay: Breakfast is nothing special. Typical breakfast food. Average quality. Price range $10-20

  • Visited October 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Good dining at the top of the world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

The Gallery is the best restaurant in Iqaluit, capital of the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut. Iqaluit is a small town of perhaps 8,000 people in the middle of nowhere which has made real strides in the last few years to raise its standards. The Gallery is inside the Frobisher Hotel, which sits on a hill overlooking the centre of town, and specialises in northern dishes at about C$50 a pop. The service was excellent and the food selection good, although it was disappointing that none of the meat dishes was local. You don't get bison and elk and beef in Nunavut, which is a 800,000 square mile of rock and snow. You do however find caribou, which wasn't on the menu. So I chose a maple glazed piece of Arctic char, a salmon like fish which definitely swims in the local rivers. The dish was marinated in maple syrup and grainy mustard and was delicious. My colleague had the shrimp starter and game sausage, which she also declared good. The wine list was basic and we had a C$40 bottle of white which wouldn't win any prizes, but worked well enough that night. I chose a good warm apple pie and ice cream for dessert. My companion told me the restaurant had recently hired a new chef and it showed. One word of caution -- the hotel allows local Inuit artists to tour the room offering you carvings and paintings and they are politely persistent, so unless you have a major interest in the works on show, you will find yourself being interrupted every three minutes or so.

The menu is here: http://www.frobisherinn.com/userfiles/file/GalleryDinnerMenuMarch2011.pdf

  • Visited June 2011
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