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“Great food but ambience missing”

F.I.N.E. A Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Grand Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Grand Bend, Canada
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235 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Great food but ambience missing”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We made a reservation for our anniversary dinner #47 which was mentioned at the time of booking. I also requested a quiet table so that we could have some enjoyable conversation during our meal. However we were given a table right inside the entrance next to a very loud and noisy party of six. They were so loud we could not even hear our server and he had to come back and run down the specials a second time. The dining area is so small that intimate dining for couples is not possible. While we quite enjoyed our meal conversation was limited until the noisy party next to us left. While the food and service were excellent the ambience and atmosphere were totally lacking.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“food prepared with care”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Fine dining to be sure but food shows care of preparation and service. Well worth paying more for meals that bring out the best of the ingredients.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank LorraineAlan2012
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Grand Bend
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Once Again....Outstanding!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Our return trip to the FINE was absolutely amazing. On our arrival, we were immediately whisked away to the best table in this establishment. This facility always has the best service in the area. We were celebrating our best friend's birthday. Our favourite wine is Yellowtail Chardonnay, but this was out of stock. The staff is so knowledgeable with our taste that a better version of Australian Chardonnay was offered and totally delicious. The fresh breads that compliment the main course are simply sumptuous. Out of the four entrees that were ordered, the compliments were intense. The salmon special, the chicken breast and Two times pan-seared pickerel. Of course they snuck in the birthday cake with pecan chocolate ice cream. We live in the Grand Bend area and do not need to frequent this restaurant, but we will soon and often

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank William K
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greater south west ontario
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“FIRST RATE as REPORTED”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

A recent dinner visit proved very rewarding as so many have written . The starteer was a very good Ceasar salad, any restaurant can offer this but this salad was incredible greens and fresh grated cheese and tart teriffic dressing tat ws in housemade i assume.
Lamb was great, its not something i will cook at home , so a good restaurants expertise is appreciated and it was .

. sweet tooth demande the butter tart and maple walnet ise cream and it was a perfect choice as a finaially to a easy dinne in this quaint cottage atmosphere, I love that river rock fireplace.I missed the original host, but attentive service never lagged .

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank WEBBYCAN
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Grand Bend, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love FINE”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

So very lucky to have Erryn and Ben two amazing chefs and excellent service !!
With and intimate setting dining here is a must if you aare visiting Grand Bend

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Teresamarie10249
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