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White Owl Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
+1 705-472-2662
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just relocating to North Bay we heard this was a great place to eat. Valentines Day presented the perfect time to try this place out for a quiet intimate dinner. There were only two time slots to pick 5 or 9 which we thought proved it was the place to go. As we pulled up parking was at a premium.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have supper here as it was highly rated on a couple of sites but we found it was disappointing. The atmosphere and wait staff were the highlites of our visit while the food was much less than expected. We opted for the "prix fixe" option that included onion soup [bland and lacking in detail], liver [a tad... More 

Thank Kuhnuk
Vankleek Hill Ontario
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on the road for work and had a night off in North Bay. This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel and looked quiet and warm so we decided to try it out. What a delight! The service was fantastic, very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. We were there on a week night just after dinner... More 

Thank magicbyc
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times, and I find their lunch options are great. From lamb lasagna to their aioli the food is flavorful and filling, I believe their dinner menu is a bit more expensive, however, you get what you pay for.

Thank Christine W
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very Good Food...Friendly Waitresses...Very Friendly atmosphere...Reasonable...across the street from Sunset Inn

Thank tsport2001
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great old time diner that is steeped in memories. Have had many great breakfasts here. Good food & service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Checked out the white owl bistro for the first time. We ordered the tiger shrimp, fillet mignon and rainbow trout. Food was very good. Waitress pleasant. They had live music playing while we were eating dinner. Great experience! Would love to go back in the summer to try out the patio.

1 Thank Janie L
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Not that there is anything wrong with the front but if does understate the restaurant inside. It is larger then it looks with a good view of lake Nippissing and a patio that would be very nice at another time of the year. We had lunch the food was simple, mostly sandwiches at this time but interesting locally produced foods.... More 

Thank Waynewishart
North Bay, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a quaint little restaurant over looking Lake Nipissing. The building is cute but old so it can be a bit chilly in the winter. Nice atmosphere and the staff is very nice. The food is spectacular especially the pickerel which is my favourite. Great dessert menu with home made sorbet and a different dessert special every day. If... More 

Thank Deborah P
North Bay, Canada
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an upscale bistro so if you have a special lunch to plan you should definitely go here. In the summer they also have a patio by the lake. The only issue with the food is what you want the most because you will want them all! The staff are attentive and personable.

Thank CarrieJ64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-472-2662

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?