The Culinary Institute of Canada Dining Room

The Culinary Institute of Canada Dining Room

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Hours
Tue
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
With a breathtaking view of the harbour, a sit-down bar with craft beer on tap, and an open kitchen where our culinary team prepares your meal, there’s lots to enjoy. Our dining room is now open, and our students are looking forward to preparing and serving you lunch or dinner! You can dine in or order takeout! The Culinary Institute of Canada now offers Dining Room To Go, Too Tired to Cook, and the popular Grab & Go. For menus and more information, please visit our website.
CUISINES
Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles169 reviews
Excellent
121
Very good
35
Average
3
Poor
8
Terrible
2
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Mireille R
Cocagne4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Awesome culinary (toursim) experience!!! Wow…This was my second time here having been here once more for business. this time I brought my spouse who was very impressed and pleased with experience!! Special thank you for following: -Warm and enthousiastic welcome from Val and Fiona (and the bartender, sorry I did not get his name!! But he was very welcoming too) when we arrived (and left)…very happy and smiling women…makes a big difference -Excellent excellent service from joyful Sophia from Vietnam (courageous and positive young lady) …thank you thank you Sophia…and Rikki was very helpful to Sophia with beautiful smile too (she explained we could bring left overs as we said the portions were gigantic…very happy to be able to be able to bring leftovers and save that wonderful food) -Excellent food (presentation wow wow) from the learning chefs ( oysters, seafood chowder, strip loin and short ribs were very yummy, double bake potato were all very delicious) Keep up the great work….we have been sharing our wonderful experience with our friends and family since our return to New Brunswick!! We are lucky to have fantastic Atlantic tourism experiences such as the Culinary Institue of Canada, right in our neighborhoods!!
Written April 3, 2023
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Tamara Therrien
Regina67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Such an enjoyable experience! We loved every moment of this meal. Our server was fantastic - having immigrated from Vietnam 5 years earlier - she loves her job! The meal was impeccable and a culinary delight from appetizer to dessert and the cocktails were the finest in our trip. At the end of the evening we met the chef on our way out and gave our thanks. Highlights: martinis, mixed board, salmon, short rib, crab and ricotta pasta, crème brûlée.
Written October 21, 2022
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Sara U
Thank you for the wonderful review. I'll share it with the team!
Written October 31, 2022
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Margie1489
Summerside130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
We’ve never had a meal here we didn’t enjoy and admire. This is one of our favourite celebration spots.
Written September 1, 2019
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renam424
Summerside9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
This was my third time at this restaurant. This was my 6th restaurant I visited in 10 days. Went for lunch. The dining room was beautiful and the server was pleasant. I had the Pumpkin and Fennel Soup; it was good but not even warm. My main dish was scallop and pork belly, was again not warm, I like my food hot. I had carrot cake and it was ok. My friend had Lobster Macaroni, she said it was good but not hot. Her dessert was chocolate mousse with raspberries and the cookie was as hard as a rock, the mousse was also hard like it had all just come out of the freezer. While we left a generous tip ( I left $8 on a $36 bill) the server should not have asked my friend if she would like change ( she gave her $40 for a $26 bill).
Written March 26, 2021
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Sara U
Thank you for posting your review. Your comments will be forwarded to our culinary and hospitality instructors and used to enhance our training.
Written March 29, 2021
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MENoonan
Charlottetown2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 friends
Food and service was great. Not much choice on the menu. Close to the end of the season for the school.
Written April 17, 2019
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Franklinmacd
Charlottetown1193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 family
The Culinary dining room offers an 8 course tasting meal on selected dates during the winter. The cost is $60 per person and the evening is completely run by the students. This year it was a "Taste around the world" theme. Each course is from a different country. Vietnam, Russia, Switzerland, France, Italy, Greece, Scotland and Hawaii. Yes I know Hawaii is not a country. It is a very interesting evening that gives you a chance to sample some of the different kinds of food that people around the world enjoy. I will caution that YOU may not like every dish. This does not reflect badly on the chefs as I believe they are prepared exactly as they are meant to be. It is just the fact that the North American palette is different than the rest of the world. My favorites were the lamb which was the Scottish dish and the Italian dessert. The only one I really did not care for was the Hawaiian sushi. Not that it had a bad flavor, I just found that there was no flavor. Each dish was well presented and meticulously displayed. All in all it is an enjoyable experience and one that is more fun if you bring friends. It allows you to discuss all the dishes. The only negative I have to say is how long we were there. I knew it would be a long evening as there are after all 8 courses. We arrived at 7 and did not leave until 9:45. I would have liked it if there was less down time between courses. Like I said in the beginning the entire evening is run by the students so they are learning. So really it is not a big deal especially if you really like the company you bring with you.
Written March 17, 2019
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Blueridge Charlie
Pulaski319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 couples
The Culinary Institute had a major renovation and upgrade to make the kitchen more visible as well as other improvements. We visited early afternoon before our reservation to see the dining room. Very impressive with 2 full window wall views of the harbor. Table 10 in the corner got our attention with views in 2 directions. The staff member (Georgie) present indicated it was first come/ first serve. We adjusted our reservation to be there at opening. The harbor views and sunset were awesome. We arrived and were comfortably seated in the prime corner location. Our server was Georgie who oversees staff training in the dining room. A surprise pallet cleanser called Amuse Bouche was delightful. Unexpected treat. Started with oysters on the half shell. Nicely presented and flavorful. Tasty mignonette, horse radish and hot sauce complemented the oysters. Ordered a fine wine along with the entrees. Chose a rack of lamb and duck confit. Both came with heirloom vegetables. The cauliflower and puree were delicious. The tint of the puree due to the color of the heirloom variety. Likewise the heirloom carrots very tasty but more purple n color. Each part of the meal presented professionally. Before the restaurant got busy, Georgie took time to explain some of the subtleties of the flavors. Service never suffered even as the dining room filled. Pace of the meal was comfortable allowing time to watch the sunset. Finished with coffee, pastries and ice cream. Our left over were carefully packaged and kept chilled while enjoying desert. The take-home made another great meal. Packaged in biodegradable paper based material. Reservations considered important. The view, service and foods were top notch. This is a not to be missed experience while in Charlottetown.
Written November 6, 2018
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Elizabeth G
Kenwood131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 none
The Culinary Institute is a beautiful setting. A seat by the bank of windows lets you see the egrets and herons wading at low tide looking for minnows and the sailboats coming in to dock. The wait staff is knowledgeable about the food -- they are chefs in training themselves! And the food...really delicious, very fresh. Great salads and seafood imaginatively prepared. Don't miss the display of cakes at the entrance to the restaurant. The Culinary Institute gets the highest recommendation possible from these two foodies. Don't miss eating here in Charlottetown!
Written October 31, 2018
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Sara U
Thank you for the lovely review, Elizabeth, come again soon!
Written November 2, 2018
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marge s
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
i went during the week for lunch. The atmosphere is wonderful and modern. My table was by the window overlooking the harbor, such a beautiful view. Since the day was cloudy, sun shining in your eyes was not a problem. Wait staff should know if food items have certain ingredients, like nuts, for people with allergies. Our waitstaff person had to keep checking on certain dishes. The food was wonderful and served expertly. They have a nice offer of a pre fixe menu as well as aka carte. It was great to sit and have a leisurely lunch.
Written October 29, 2018
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Sara U
Glad you enjoyed your visit, Marge. I'll pass on your comments to the staff. Come and see us again soon!
Written November 2, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ldjgrapes
Nokesville9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 couples
What a wonderful experience! The food, presentation and service was amazing. Enjoyed the view overlooking the water. Don' forget to make a reservation!
Written October 14, 2018
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Lindsay14
Oakville72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 couples
The building is deceiving, especially after dark. The restaurant is literally in a school so you wonder if you are in the right place. But the dining room is like any other elegant restaurant. The windows face the water and I imagine the views are breathtaking (we arrived after sunset). The baked oysters were perfect and the Arctic char and halibut were exactly to our liking. And the chocolate cake! YUM! I would highly recommend this restaurant, the food, and atmosphere.
Written September 23, 2018
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Sara U
Thank you for your lovely review. The view is spectacular at lunch time and in the early evening!
Written September 25, 2018
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railscanada
Riverview42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 friends
Ample parking. Beautiful location right on the water. Very clean inside and out. Met promptly upon arrival. Menus had a lot of choice of innovative dishes, including local products and beverages. Servers very helpful and informative. Food arrived for all six at the same time. Beautiful presentation, temperature good, taste delicious. Wine was chilled and served correctly. I would return here, and I would recommend this establishment to my friends.
Written September 22, 2018
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OldbonesH
London87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 family
The food was beautifully presented and was delicious. It is a lovely restaurant over looking the water. The staff were very knowledgeable and were great to chat with.
Written September 21, 2018
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Dawn W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 family
The food was incredible. Best quality, seasoned to perfection, perfect portions, amazing service. As a world traveller, rivalled the best dining experience... add to all of this - the view. Well done Culinary Institute of Canada!
Written September 6, 2018
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Chi C
San Francisco39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 family
I'm going to break this down: Setting: dark, intimate, contemporary space, seems like a business casual type of place but some folks were in shorts Service: excellent. Kudos to Laura who was polite, charming, and explained the dishes (and the techniques for cooking them) very well. Give her a bonus. Food: excellent. The food was delicious and the technique flawless -- from the seared scallops (perfectly seared), duck confit salad (moist duck, well-seasoned greens), lobster noodle salad (two types of noodles, both prepared very well), foie gras (ridiculously good but apparently that wasn't enough - the edible presentation was magnificent), and the oh-my-god raspberry crème brulee (this was easily the best crème brulee I have ever had). Great job to everyone working that night - by far the best meal I've had in recent memory.
Written September 4, 2018
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Sara U
Thank you for your awesome review, I'll pass the message on to our staff, I know that they will appreciate your kind words!
Written September 6, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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