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“what a stew...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of East & Main Bistro

East & Main Bistro
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“what a stew...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

East and Main was just a hustle and bustle place on Saturday. Wonderful hospitality and they were able to fit us in for a late lunch. I must say that their steak stew was just wonderful. What a hearty comforting bowl of goodness on a cool autumn day. Service was outstanding as well. Cheers. @MolsonFerg

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, New York
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good food great presentation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

On the corner at the only light in Bloomfield, five minutes west of Picton on 33. They were quite busy but service was good and the food very good. I thought that the menu was a bit limited but reasonable. Cost was on the high side but there were limited choices in Wellington on a Saturday night in late September. Recommended.

Visited September 2012
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Ottawa ON Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fine dining in the village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very tasty food and wine. The serive was a little harried, as it was full. We waited a few minutes for our table, just watching the people stoll by. A drink would have been nice while doing this. The table we were seated at was very hot--not near the air conditioning--but as the crowd cleared out, we were moved to a more pleasant one. The food was very good.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Barb C
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Concord, New Hampshire
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner special ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Recommended by our hosts at a B&B. The setting was warm and understated. The service was excellent . Our servers were helpful and very knowledgeable about all the choices. Appetizers and main courses were well and beautifully prepared. There was a great wine list. This was a top notch experience. The only saddness was that it is far from our home so we will seldom get to return.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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249 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Country dining with élan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

If you follow the Taste Trail through Prince Edward County you will pass through Wellington. Plan to do that at lunchtime and stop at the the enticingly renovated storefront that houses East and Main - accurately reflecting its geographic location. The care for detail in the design is well reflected in the restaurant fare. The soups are delicious, capturing local summer flavours, which together with the accompanying hearty bread may be sufficient for a light eater. Similarly, the salads and sandwiches are presented with the same quality standard, highlighting local produce. It will be hard to resist the dessert selection; but if you do, treat yourself to a cappuccino instead, which could compete with its counterparts in many a specialist coffee shop. If you are in a big hurry, this is not the place for you, as the service is measured and friendly; but if you plan to have a fine lunch and can give it the time that good food deserves, you will certainly return.

The next day, we attended a fine wedding along the road at Fields on Westlake, also catered by East and Main. Three meal options were offered, selected in advance, and the quality of the food and service was exceptional.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John V
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