Bistro 694

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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$23.00 – $34.00
CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
PRICE RANGE
$23.00 – $34.00
CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles479 reviews
Excellent
397
Very good
69
Average
12
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Krazy4
Parksville52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The ambiance, quaintness, great service by the Hostess/owner, Server/Drew, & terrific food made my birthday celebration memorable! Hubby had Balinese Prawn Curry with extra heat, I had the special, linguini scallops & shrimp in a sun-dried tomatoe cream sauce. Both dishes had fantastic flavours, highlighted by the light sauces but not overpowered. We will be back real soon!
Written January 25, 2020
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Judith H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
By far the very best restaurant in Qualicum Beach. The food is exquisite, the ambiance mellow and softly lit, making for a most delightful dining experience. It is especially enjoyable due to the owners personally attending to the serving and cuisine. It is an experience not to be missed. The Bistro 'SHINES' !
Written January 24, 2021
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Chris L
Denman Island52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
While the pandemic has created so many challenges for us all, I’m happy to say that Bistro 694 has surmounted them. With excellent Covid protocol in place, while the ambience has suffered slightly from the new regime of bare tables and limited spaces, both the food and the service are still a 10 here! Nancy is as charming and upbeat as always and Tony is still producing some of the best food offerings on Vancouver Island. Celebrating an overdue anniversary, my husband and I felt completely comfortable eating indoors at 694, with the tables well spaced, the French doors open for airflow, the staff sporting chic face shields and hand sanitizer available upon arrival! We both opted for the daily special for our first course; fabulously fresh, large mussels steamed in a savoury white wine broth with sweet summer cherry tomatoes. He then had the justifiably famous Seafood Crêpe, while I opted for the daily special entrée of Arctic Char topped with two succulent prawns. As always, the reliable consistency of the offerings here did not disappoint. The delicate fillet of Char was perfectly moist and suffused with the most delectable herb-flecked buttery sauce. A treat for both the eye and the tastebuds, both entrées were beautifully plated as well. One of the things we love about 694 is their knowledge of perfect wine and food pairings, and how they optimize a well-priced wine list with many excellent BC Okanagan wines to complement their excellent menu choices. This has become our #1, go-to choice for fine dining and we look forward to our next visit.
Written September 6, 2020
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finnigan50
Victoria22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
We were a group of four, having reserved on a Friday night at 7 (no earlier available.) Our table was ready, and our server quickly seated us...the ladies on a long pew with cushions. The two of us kept sliding off! We all thought the venue was chilly, and the ladies kept coats on. We ordered drinks which came in a timely manner- food was much, much slower. I guess one could say it was worth waiting for (food was hot and excellent- scallops, pork, chicken- all great) but by 8 we we were almost past being hungry. This is a small restaurant, and even though not at capacity that night, it was quite noisy. Not sure if we will return.
Written March 11, 2020
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pudman43
Surrey452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Fantastic little spot, have been here about 4-5 times now, incl once for take-out back in March when Covid first hit... Tony and Nancy are great hosts, and the food is absolutely outstanding. This time I had the Beef Bourguignon and my wife, the Seafood Crepes, both highly recommended. I can recommend the Butter Chicken as well. And try the Warm Apple Galette for dessert!!!!!
Written August 10, 2020
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tony l
Vancouver4865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
It is our last night in the Island with our aunt ,so we all were out for family dinner at the Bistro 694 , ,it is a small town ,every body know each another , my aunt know the owner very well , (Husband and wife team ,they are semi retire ,, they are not here for the money ,they have the passion for cooking and with people ,that' why they only opening few evening ,reservation must , due to the Covid 19 ,social distancing guideline well follow , only operating 50% capacity, ,we all free comfortable and relax ,decor is very cozy ,menu planning excellent , lot to choice ,their concept is quality over quantity ,fresh ingredients ,every dishes is so high caliber also prepared with absolute T.L.C . ,my curry prawn very delicious not too spicy ,crab cake is wonderful baked ,butter chicken amazing well balance of flavour ,if you around the area ,must come in try it out ,you will amazing the quality of the food ,family enjoyed the dinner and evening .thank you for lovely time with my aunt .
Written October 25, 2020
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Marlies N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
The Mother’s Day Take and Bake was a new experience for us - and a total success. My husband and I loved every single dish. The pea soup was truly exceptional and everything that followed was put together with care and thoughtful touches. The baking directions were clear and easy to follow. It all made for a delicious, chef inspired meal enjoyed in our home. We already look forward to their next Take and Bake.
Written May 10, 2021
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Jerry P
Parksville4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
All other establishments serving food in the area should visit this little gem to see how it should be done. From reserving to finishing the last superb mouthful this place excels. We felt welcomed, pampered and special. The food was served beautifully presented, hot and most importantly delicious! Our party of 3 all had the offered special of Saltspring Island mussels, followed by the Steelhead trout. The mussels were just gorgeous, but the trout was simply sublime - the sauce lifted the fish, which be insipid to heights unknown - just inspiring! We cannot wait to return to sample what other miracles this couple can produce! Jerry P
Written October 2, 2021
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BHFarm
Victoria9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
We are so fortunate to have this little GEM in our town. Although all our restaurants have done a fabulous job of dealing with great cuisine during such a difficult time, our favourite is still this quaint Bistro. I applaud the haute cuisine and excellent service in an safe environment, while retaining it's charm and warmth. Please support all our local restauranteurs, I will, but am always thrilled to return to Bistro 694 for a special evening.
Written December 4, 2020
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Harry James
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
What to say? In a word: fabulous. We shared a crab cakes starter and then moved on to the seafood crepes and seafood pasta specials. Scrumptious. The shrimp and scallops were super fresh and cooked to perfection. The service was calm and attentive. And the atmosphere relaxed. We were celebrating an anniversary - and these folks helped made it truly memorable occasion.
Written February 15, 2022
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C-S-TravelersFromCA
Sacramento168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
What a gem in this cute town! Between the two of us, we ordered carrot ginger soup, Caesar salad, sea bream and wild prawns in a beurre blanc sauce (special), chocolate lava cake and apple galette. ALL EXCELLENT! They were able to accommodate my husband's need for a gluten-free (celiac) meal. The soup was so good that we purchased a container of frozen soup to take with us. In spite of there only being one server (co-owner and wife of the chef), service was excellent. Everyone who came in without a reservation was turned away - so plan ahead! Highly recommended!
Written June 2, 2022
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jessieCanada
Vancouver Island71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Just made our first visit since living in Oceanside. Heard lots about this little gem in Qualicum Beach and we were not disappointed. Good food and service is excellent… recommend the seafood crepes as a regular menu item, I had the special Sliced leg of lamb, we were both stuffed. Great drink menu and atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit, make sure to book ahead as they are popular.
Written March 19, 2022
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KCKC
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Excellent vibe with the view of well lit courtyard, along with the wood/glass windows/doors. Fabulous crab and shrimp cakes and mixed green salad as appies. The pork tenderloin madallions of different sauces gave us a very different tastes, bot.h outstanding, not to mention the great portion sizes. Very delicious. The waitress, the wife of the chef, was very friendly and gave us a family style of warmth which fitted very well with Qualicum Beach.
Written December 29, 2022
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Kim L
Parksville6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
From the moment we entered Bistro 694 we knew we were in a special place. We were greeted warmly by Nancy, one of the owners, (Doubling as our incredible server) and led to a lovely window table with soft candle lighting and pleasing background music. It got even better from here! We were treated to complimentary warm bread, butter, balsamic dip and olives, including delicious gluten free bread for me. Our choice of an appetizer was to share a regular sized Caesar salad. It was absolutely the best Caesar I have ever tasted, with home made dressing, the perfect amount of fresh parmesan cheese with the croutons on the side for my husband. Our dinners were served piping hot, with mine being the decadent and delicious Chicken with Walnuts and Gorgonzola, every vegetable cooked to crisp perfection. My husband enjoyed the equally delicious Linguine Prosciutto. My only disappointment is that we had not experienced this fabulous Bistro before this time. If I could score higher than 5 I would! Thank you to Nancy and Tony for a very special birthday dinner. Looking forward to our next visit soon!
Written November 3, 2023
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Skye757
Vancouver307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Really enjoyed our first dinner at the Bistro. We shared the mussels appetizer and we both had the Artic Char dinner special. All very good. Service was excellent. Loved the small Bistro atmosphere. Very comfortable and friendly. Reservations recommended.
Written October 20, 2021
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