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Reviewed April 20, 2024

Best restaurant in Port Alberni for an evening out. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Amazing mountain views from the outside patio, great spot to watch the sunset on the Alberni Valley. Tasty cocktails and carefully selected wines to pair with any meal. Never disappoints!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 19, 2024

We had a very nice evening. Great food and good service. We’ll be back real soon. Had a dessert on the house which was delicious. Thank you

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 17, 2024 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant with a great menu, wicked atmosphere and the service was excellent. Really enjoyed our dinner here and the server was friendly, charismatic and went above and beyond. Definitely recommend to check this place out and enjoy an amazing experience.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 22, 2024

Enjoyed a lovely Spring Harvest Tasting Menu - it was absolutely yummy!!! Loved taking our time eating and enjoying time with one of my most favorite people

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 14, 2024

My husband and I were there to celebrate my birthday Chef Brad recommended a wonderful meal that was thoroughly enjoyed!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 29, 2024

Great Charcuterie board, there was enough for 3 of us to have a generous amount. The hand made pasta was also excellent, as well as the service

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

The servers were delightful. However, the younger one forgot to include our gift certificate into system so when another person attended us, we had to tell them we had given a gift card. Other than that, food was superb and they were very accommodating toward...my dietary needs. Excellent salad. Shout out to the chef!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 15, 2024

Superb experience for romantic dinner with my wife. Extremely friendly staff tended to us throughout the night and I can’t properly describe how delicious the food was. Excellent place to enjoy time with a significant other and/or friends. Can’t wait to return

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 11, 2024

We were celebrating my Aunties birthday and they made the evening very special. The food was AMAZING and our girl Shauna was fantastic Highly recommend this place

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 18, 2024

This place has gone downhill. My risotto wasn’t cooked. I ordered a lime Margarita, it took longer than the rest of the parties drinks, and the bartender seemed to be trying to “make it work”. He said I got the last of the lime juice....The drink was only 3/4 of the glass full, tasted like lemon, and he had put bitters in it…. Gross.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed January 18, 2024

My boyfriend and I went on a date to Brie & Barrel last night. Our service from Erin was exceptional. Her knowledge of the menu made ordering a breeze. She was so friendly and helpful that we felt so at ease. Chef Brad delivered an...amazing Scallop and Mushroom risotto with Prawns and my partner would hardly share his Carbonara with me. The arancini is always spot on. The cheese board was to perfection and the chocolate mouse was light and delectable. I ate so much I thought I was going to burst. I had to package the rest up otherwise I would have. So nice to finally have a good meal out in Port AlberniMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 6, 2024

Our dinner was amazing and our server Jordan was very polite and attentive. Highly recommended. We had the braided short ribs, risotto and the mushroom calamari. It was all delicious!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 17, 2023

We had our Xmas party. The good and service was great. Enjoyed by all of us definitely recommend for a larger group.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 15, 2023

Great food, great drinks, great service. One of our favourite spots! Perfect spot for date night or a night out with friends. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 14, 2023 via mobile

5 Stars is all I can say. It was amazing, best restaurant ever. Food was awesome and service was great too. I would happily recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Brie & Barrel Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5