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“Beautiful atmosphere and excellent food!”

The Dunes Studio Gallery and Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 17, 2014

The gardens are very nice and the studios provide an eclectic assortment of objets d'art. I had the chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and blueberries, roasted new potatoes and sautéed veggies. All were superb!

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Last day in PE and we had seen advs for this venue. It was cloudy so we thought we'd take a drive. We were staying near Belfast on the East Coast drive and it took us about 45 min. Is about 20 min North of Charlottetown.

We were happily surprised that is was in fact a destination in itself. You are immediately met with a large array of art for sale from pottery to bohemian scarves to local paintings by PEI artists as well as cultural furnishings.

It is a very popular restaurant so it helps to pass the time while you wait for your table. We were there on a Thursday lunch in August at 1PM and there was a 45 min wait for 2. They give you a beeper so you can stroll the grounds. There are beautiful gardens that are manicured to perfections. Throughout the gardens there a "for sale" Asian and Bohemian statues and gorgeous wooden sets for sitting that all of which are mingled amongst the paths. The owner originally started this venue as a pottery gallery. Today he makes all of his dishes.

The lunch was very different, not your average burgers and fries. My fiancé had a wonderful Asian stirfry and I had a Chicken A La King on a bed of wild rice and puffed pastry. We did not have wine. Our bill came to about $40 with two lemonades.

The wait staff was very friendly and upscale professional. While we were there was a patron that was weak from diabetic low blood sugar and the hostess immediately accommodated him with juice and some bread very gracefully without to call attention and "no charge".

I don't think I would bring children as the gallery is filled with tons of breakable items and the menu isn't accommodating for them however there were children there.

Impressed and Thoroughly Enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank traveladvisor190
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I treated ourselves to a quiet dinner out at the Dunes. The meal was delicious, however the restaurant was hot. The Gardens and artwork were great eye candy too! An enjoyable adult evening out.

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Thank Gaudet2shoes
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Life is Good!
This is a beautiful restaurant surrounded by artwork; you're basically in the middle of a gallery. Mussels, chicken, fresh fish,, nice presentation, and great desserts all served by beautiful young waitresses. A little pricey, but worth the experience.

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Thank Steven B
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the stunning gardens on our recent visit to PEI. It's also fun to peruse their lovely gifts and artwork. Truly a special place and well worth a visit!

Thank dpierce5
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