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“Small and fresh menu with pretty good food”

Bisou Bistro at The Canal House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located in a charming 1790's stone house in historic Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Our Menu is seasonally changed to offer classic New Orleans Cajun & Creole French cuisine. We focus on, fresh, delicious, local food in a friendly and casual atmosphere. While holding true to our South Louisiana Heritage, we also have developed gluten free and allergy sensitive versions of most items. Owner & Executive Chef Kevin Plunkett, a New Orleans Native and Classically trained French Chef, is passionate about sustainability and supporting local producers whenever possible. Together with his wife Amanda, they have made a commitment to transform a little slice of West Virginia into Cajun Country with a dash of South Louisiana Hospitality and traditional New Orleans fare.
Reviewed February 27, 2012

My family and I just had a brunch there. The room smelled good as soon as you walked in. The building looks and feels old enough to have civil war bullets in the wall, and the floors are warped with age.

The menu is small so the dishes are presumably fresh. We selected tasty sandwiches with their freshly homemade bread. Sodas came in a can instead of the the flat fountain. I think their food could be better, but it was overall good food. I think they're headed in the right direction, and harpers ferry is not loaded with several great restaurants.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Though the restaurant was waiting for its liquor license, the food was good, fresh and tasty. The restaurant limits its offerings, but the choices the night we ate were a meat or a pasta plate as well as salads/soups. A mixed green salad was dressed to perfection and the charcuterie/cheese plate very satisfying. We tried to go back a second time, but the wait was too long. Next time....

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Reviewed February 17, 2012

This is a good restaurant, and we recommend it. We also recommend checking their hours before you go. We tried to go a few months ago and did not realize they were not open that night. We were successful last night, though. As others have said, their menu each night is limited. She gave us the menu when we walked in to be sure we were interested in their options - 3 appetizers, 2 salads, and 2 entrees. We didn't get any appetizers, but both salads were very tasty. One person in our party had a problem with the salad dressing, and they made something special for her! Two of us ordered the vegetarian entree, which was a tofu curry in coconut sauce over quinoa. They both enjoyed it, though they agreed it could have had a bit more spice. The third person in our party ordered the beef hot pot, which is based on an old English recipe - excellent! The beef was very tender and flavorful. We also had some of the organic, local ice cream. We each had a different flavor - mint chocolate, lemon, and pistachio. All were delicious. The service was also very good. We were the only ones in the restaurant, and she was very attentive and informative. She told us about their menu, which changes each day - they post it for the week on Facebook, so you can have an idea of what they'll have beforehand. Unlike what some others have posted, though, we did think it was a bit pricey. The food was definitely worth the price, but we spent more than $20 per person. Of course, that included salad, entree, drink, and ice cream for each of us, but the cheapest entree was $13. We agree they were worth it, though!

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

What a nice surprise to have brunch at the Canal House! The food was so creative and fresh and the Canal House is in an interesting historic building. We were able to have a great conversation with the chef and love that she changes the menu every day and uses local ingredients. We've never had much luck finding good restaurants in Harpers Ferry, but we will surely visit the Canal House again next time.

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Wow what a cute and simple restaurant. The food is Good and the menu is wrote on a chalkboard. There is only two entree choices, and thats Ok. I don't know if thats the norm, but thats how it was when we were there. If your at the Casino this is a nice little dinner break from the Casino food or the franchise restaurants that are in anytown USA.

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Thank adew4me
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