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Reviewed October 28, 2023 via mobile

We arrived at the Bistro around 2:30 on. Saturday wanting a light lunch. We were seated promptly and a server came by promptly and explained the specials that wete not on the printed menu. My wife ordered soup and a grilled cheese sandwich and I...had soup and pasta. The food was very tasty and served at the correct temperature. I have to express some surprise that I had to make a specific request for bread to accompany our soup (extra $3.00 cost). When we finished our meal our biggest surprize was a close to $80.00 bill for our food. The grilled cheese sandwich was $24.00 and the bowl of soup was $13.00. The cost of the soup was not posted nor shared with us at the time of ordering. While I found the food to be tasty, well prepared and served promptly and courteously I found the cost of our meal to be exhorbitant. That was a major disappointment for me.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 24, 2023 via mobile

We were just taking a drive and found this place. What a find. Wonderful staff, very clean, wonderful menu. The day we went the sou was lobster bisque. It was fantastic. I had the Greek salad. Very good. Have a look at the menu attached,...and go for a drive.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed May 13, 2023 via mobile

Went for lunch today. Had planned on having lunch here for sometime and was finally able to. Service was slow and not helpful. Had to ask for drink menu. It came and was only beer and wine. Asked for cocktail or mixed drink menu and...got a martini menu. Saw lots of other guests with coolers and blended drinks. Got tired of asking. Service staff should be more helpful with options. Ceaser salad was boring. I ordered a burger and fries. Fries tasted like shoestring fries from bag. Burger was good but my bill for burger (with fries) and small draft was $46 after taxes. Not worth the price in my opinion.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2022

Sunday evening dinner with live music. The food was delicious and generous. Great intimate atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Very friendly. Good service. A little out of the way but worth the drive. I had a very tasty veal. Tasty soup. Good desert selection.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022

A friend and I met for lunch with a reservation. We were seated and offered water and nothing more, no wine list. The waiter seemed hurried, my mushroom spaghetti (no vegan options) was salty and the pasta was more than del dente. No offer of...fresh pepper…pricing is steep for this small offering… My companions sandwich seemed ok, she ate it but left half, the fries were not eaten We asked for a Latte, both coffees cold and both cost 7.90$. With so many other lovely restaurants to try this moves to the bottom of my list, sadly…More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

10 years ago we had a really bad experience and had to walk out after two and a half hours of not having had our main course. We are all for second chances, so we decided to bring our friends this time and give it...another go. Service was extremely slow, but we were very patient about it, as it gave us more time to chat and catch up with our friends. However, when we see our server Robert interact with other diners, who seem to be regulars and locals, we were surprised that we were NOT receiving the same level of service. I have to admit though that the bad experience we had ten years ago involved the same individual, believe it or not. He was quite rude, got orders and bills mixed up, etc. He literally slapped the receipt on the table, and questioned our friends why they didn’t leave any gratuity!! Either we were stupid for going back or we were hoping there would be much improvement in the service level….It was such an unfortunate experience for our friends who had never been, and for us to have driven all the way from Niagara-On-The-Lake to then be treated like second class customers; it really wasn’t worth it, and we don’t think we’ll be back any time soon. We can do far better for less, and be treated more respectfully somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

The staff were amazing but the food was not. We asked ahead of time if they could do a vegan option. I chose mushroom spaghetti and it didn’t explain what you got. Just a few mushrooms on a small amount of spaghetti very salty and...oily no flavour cost $29.00 nothing extra. Salad would have been $15.00 on top of this. Prices way too high for what you get. Definitely not value for the money. Won’t be going back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

I ordered chicken , avocado, bacon and lettuce club sandwich with fries, and my friend ordered spaghetti Bolognese. The chicken was very dry and my fries were burned, a very small dish of coleslaw accompanied this and I have to say that this was the...best part of the meal! The Spaghetti was very dry and not enough sauce. We should have complained at the time, but I didn’t want to spoil the experience for my friend.I had a glass of tap water and friend had 2 bottles of Stella Artois. No desserts ,nothing else and the bill with a small tip came to $91. Disgraceful for what we had . I feel sad to say but we will not visit here again .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

Every time we have had a meal at the Lowville Bistro it has been wonderful. The food is delicious, the wait staff are friendly and efficient. It is our go-to place for special occasions. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth every penny.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

This has been a go to place for us for quite a few years. We loved it, and took many friends and family to dine here, raving about it! Well, I have thought long and hard about writing this. It is not easy. We were...embarrassed quite frankly. The prices had gone up markedly, and the portions were very small. The menu choices had been pared down significantly. I had a small steak with a tiny smattering of vegetables $49. I asked for rare, and got medium. My husband had the same. His medium steak was well done. I sent mine back, and ended up with a smaller steak. There were only 2 main course specials, and the once plentiful dessert menu had only 3 items. The riblets appetizer was about a third of what it used to be. Only 2 servers were there, so service was very slow, and spotty. Total bill was $364 for 4 people with 1 bottle of wine. I don't want to say that we won't be back, but we will give it time to see if things improve.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful location but outrageously priced. Specially in a small place. Country setting. French fries for $13.95? Salads for $ 20? Not much vegetarian choices.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic dinner at Lowville Bistro! The service was excellent - as always - and the food was wonderful!!! Their outdoor patio is lovely, secluded and nicely shaded, with tables well spaced. Due to the weather, we ate indoors and again, tables are well spaced and...we felt totally safe. The fish special was outstanding and the veal chop was excellent - and huge! Robert, the owner, is highly visible and ensures everyone’s evening is going well. The staff are attentive and engaging, and seem to be enjoying their shift. We had a lovely dinner, as we always do! Lowville Bistro remains one of our favourites!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021 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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Lowville Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5