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“Lovely atmosphere for quiet dinner”

The Black Spruce Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Thunder Bay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere for quiet dinner”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had spent the day on a great boat tour of Bonne Bay, walked on the earth's mantle at The Tablelands, and were looking for a nice way to wind-down from a wonderful day of exploring Gros Morne National Park, and there it was, The Black Spruce Restaurant . We were brought up to the restaurant, which had beautiful views of the water and forest, and lovely art all around the walls. It was quiet and serene. And the dinner was great -- from the appetizers of little fish cakes, to the home-made bread, to the main meal. All-in-all, a most enjoyable experience. I guess the only disappointment was that the coffee was neither hot, nor particularly good. The up-side of which was, we didn't have a second cup, so it didn't interfere with our night's sleep.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank epjr
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atcanad, Manager at The Black Spruce Restaurant, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had quite a day here in the park. I'm so glad you ended it with dinner here at the Black Spruce. I am very happy that you enjoyed your experience and I apologize for the coffee. That doesn't sound like our usual standard and it is nice to know when these things happen. Thank you for dining with us.
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Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food-but only one seafood item?”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Was disappointed that there was only 1 seafood item on menu-scallops that day...no fish? , in NFLD?
Cod , haddock or halibut should be on there!

The carmel tart was to die for though!

Visited August 2014
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Thank George S
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atcanad, Manager at The Black Spruce Restaurant, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you for your review. I happy that you enjoyed your experience. We do offer only one market fish that changes each day, but we are also pleased to offer several seafood options on our menu as well. We have Seafood Chowder, Timbale of Lobster and Mussels which we feel this is a reasonable selection, offering choices to all our guests. Thank you for dining with us.
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Delicious well presented food”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had read some negative reviews but decided to try it anyway anf glad we did as the food was really good . Great fine dinning. Have recommended the restaurant , a great find.

Visited July 2014
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Thank prevfromPurley
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atcanad, Manager at The Black Spruce Restaurant, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that you did decide to try our restaurant and form your own opinion and most especially pleased that you were happy with the experience. Thanks so much for dining with us and for recommending us.
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner Done Right”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I were staying at the Neddies Harbour Inn and decided to have dinner at the restaurant to celebrate an anniversary. We'd had several excellent breakfasts there as part of our stay, and enjoyed them greatly.

The restaurant is on the second floor, accessible either by stairs or elevator through the Inn. The same excellent service from breakfast was present in the evening. The view in the evening from the restaurant were just as superb as during the day. The menu had a few select choices to suit a range of tastes, we sampled the wine, bread, main courses, and desserts, all of which were excellent.

We thuroughly enjoyed our meal and would eat here again on a future visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank MeadowvaleON
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atcanad, Manager at The Black Spruce Restaurant, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thank you for your review. I'm so happy that you choose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and even happier to know that you enjoyed your experience. We are so pleased to offer a varied selection of local, fresh ingredients. Thank you for dining with us.
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Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Good food, freezing airco”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal for three during August. nicely presented and good choice of both fish and meet. atmosphere slightly more formal than necessary and not helped by freezing airco blowing down my back. Definitely bring a jumper.

A little more expensive than Java Jack's in Rocky Harbour that we preferred as it had more character and menu seemed more interesting, but overall a good meal.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Eurofolk
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atcanad, Manager at The Black Spruce Restaurant, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thank you for your review. I am so sorry you were chilly in our restaurant. We are very pleased to offer an air conditioned space, especially with the extremely hot summer we have had, but you are right, sometimes it does get quite chilly. Our staff try to accommodate all our guest by turning the AC on for a period then turning it off when the room cools, but it is difficult to manage a temperature that is good for everyone. Our prices are comparable to similar restaurants in the area and we are happy to offer casual fine dining experience. We realize that this style is not for everyone, however I am happy to hear that you did enjoy your meal. Thank you for dining with us.
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