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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the location and patio were lovely, the food was disappointing. Service was friendly and efficient and the appetizers (bistro salad and escargot) were ok, but the pasta entrees were not very good at all … and expensive for what they were. Both were swimming...in below average tasting sauce. The sausage in my partners penne arrabbiata was tough and fairly tasteless. Also surprised that many items on the menu just weren’t available. No pizza, no chickpea fries, no dessert. I would go back to have a drink on the patio but I wouldn’t eat here again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2020

I was thrilled with our welcome to the Bistro, management of Covid, professional wait staff and an amazing meal! Will be going again!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Have eaten here for years and never been disappointed. Great staff. Great food. Great specials. Love the outdoor patio. We also enjoy their take out. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2020 via mobile

Used to be quite a nice little gem, with awesome servers and a cook staff to die for.... the last few times it’s been very disappointing... prices have gone up.. portions down . The wife and I used to go here for every date night......but that will not be happening again. Gonna miss seeing Roberts smiling face though!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Very disappointing place. Bad service. Food was served after waiting for 1.5 hours. Pricy and disorganized place specially at dinner time. The servers could not be seen at any table for long times. Pls don’t waste your precious money at this place.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

Great location, especially the outdoor patio; the food was excellent and piping hot! However, the service was poor - the greeter was not friendly or interested; the wait staff was also somewhat disinterested; and it took between 60 - 70 minutes from time of ordering...main courses for 3 people to receiving our meals. I wonder if they are forced to keep staff levels low, given current circumstances but then also see past reviews (pre - covid) that refer to long wait times. The food was excellent - prices are high.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

We were really excited to go on the patio for a late Sunday lunch. I had been once before a few years ago. I hadn’t been impressed but was willing to try once again. The service was very slow. I had the mussels.. they seemed...to have dumped a tomato sauce with no flavor over them. Others at the table were not overly impressed with other dishes. One lady loved her salad! There was an annoyance from the staff on any requests. The atmosphere was not welcoming. There were extra umbrellas and it was very sunny and hot. There was an annoyance that we asked if we could have an extra umbrella. They weren’t that heavy and two of our group got sunburnt. That was after they awkwardly moved another umbrella. They couldn’t tilt it so it was virtually useless. We were basically told that that was as good as they could do.....it certainly wasn’t. There were other umbrellas sitting close by but it was just too much trouble for them. We were told off when we asked to split the price between us of a jug of Sangria.....we can’t do that! There would be too much math and what about the tax! Really! Later a light bulb came on and we were told they could divide the sangria and add that amount to each bill. It was one thing after another. failure to tell us the specials until we asked.....just an annoyance that we were even there. I won’t be coming back and I’m sure the other five feel the same.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

With the Covid, only the patio is open however, what a great patio, partially covered so rain is not a problem. We have been there several times over the years and all menu items are great. Nice selection although, once the inside opens, it is...a bit expended. Portions are large enough that my wife could not finish her mussels, nor I eat the "top" of my great burger. Service and table spacing was as required and we enjoyed the bistro once againMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Lowville Bistro on a Sunday evening out for dinner with friends and what a wonderful experience. This intimate setting with friendly staff make you feel right at home. And add in the Sunday jazz and it was a perfect evening. The food was delicious. The...acoustics were just right for the setting. Definitely will be keeping an eye on future Sunday evening jazz sessions. We will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

While we missed out on the New Year's Eve Gala, we managed to get a reservation for earlier in the evening. Ambiance was terrific, food amazing and considering how busy they were, the service was great. The lamb shank was delicious. Will definitely make this...place a regular spot to visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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You would have to call them direct to find out if they still have seating
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lowville Bistro

Yes, Lowville Bistro offers takeaway services.

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Lowville Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5