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The Bistro

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216 Archimedes St, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 2T9, Canada
+1 902-752-4988
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the second large Christmas-type party there. Due to an empty chair at our table, our waitress must have thought we were waiting for one more to join our party and 30 minutes later our order still had not been taken. The noise level in the restaurant made conversation, even between my husband and I, impossible. Another 30 minutes... More 

Thank orlovgirl
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Visited The Bistro during our stay to participate in the Canadian 2 Person Stick Championships. We experienced great food, good service while being the only group (four of us) in the restaurant. The Bistro looked to have some nice tables for two, but unfortunately we did not have time to get back.

Thank cankid
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went to this restaurant with a group and it was a wonderful experience. We had great cocktails with some appetizers. The Bistro Salad is wonderful. Heather then recommended the perfect bottle of wine which complimented out food perfectly. We had the special and pasta dishes and they were all wonderful. This was followed by possibly the BEST Creme Brulee I... More 

Thank Techno C
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Salmon, prawns and scallops were all very good. I was part of a large group. We had to wait a while but considering the size of our party the wait was reasonable (35+) The quality of the food did not suffer from the large quantity of orders which was impressive.

Thank Volzmaniac
New Glasgow, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here for supper for Valentine's Day (made a reservation). We were seated in the same spot we sat last year we came, by the window and the heater. Immediately they offered to take our coats and provided us with a drink menu. Coincidentally we had the same waiter we had last year and she remembered... More 

Thank RKilburn
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

By far our favourite place to eat in Pictou County. The service is always excellent and the food delicious. I choose to go here for any special occasion or just a tasty night out!

Thank Meganjill
Halifax, Canada
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a small and cozy restaurant. Very nice decorated. We were 6 and every single dish was excellent. The service is excellent as well. Make reservations as it is busy. Highly recommend.

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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

What a treat to find The Bistro during a business trip to New Glasgow! Our group loved every course; soups and salads were great, and the seafood pasta special was outstanding. Our server was so pleasant and helpful, we wish our stay was longer so we could go back. Closed on Mondays, and pretty small, so call ahead to make... More 

Thank RichAndMargie
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Not open every day. Need to check the first pen time. On the east of river. Environment is nice. Kitchen closes at 8 pm. Elegant food. Only been their once. But will go back if I revisit New Glasgow in the future.

Thank Jim&Iris
Westville, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have gone to the Bistro several times. Each time it has been an excellent experience. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is flavourful and tasty. The atmosphere is a warm "night out" dining experience.

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Archimedes St, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 2T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +1 902-752-4988

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