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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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Regina, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

We were looking for a small restaurant in New Glasgow - and located this establishment without doing any research. As a party of two we arrived on a Thursday nite without reservations and were immediately seated. The restaurant was relatively busy with most of the tables occupied. I chose the beef bulgogi pasta of the day and was pleasantly surprised... More 

Thank Bluejay56
New Glasgow, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The food is always exceptional and the service is fantastic! I love that the menu has some constants but the chef is always cooking with whats in season. You might be full from dinner but you HAVE to get dessert, especially the giant 'peanut butter cup'! Always a great evening at The Bistro.

Thank ATravellingBadger
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

The food was good. The service was really really slow. Considering the alternatives, I would suggest you try this place if you are in the area.

Thank Randall O
Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

New Glasgow has a relatively limited selection for dining options. So if you want to take someone to the highest quality place around, this is a safe bet. From the perspective of fine dining options offered in major cities, The Bistro falls short. It makes a good effort but cannot compete. With that said, it's a good restaurant, great staff,... More 

Thank Jake J
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Our goto in new Glasgow : always assured of delicious food, great service and warm relaxed atmosphere.. Don't miss the scallop appetizer , paella and save some room for yummy chocolate pecan pie.

1 Thank z0ya
New Glasgow
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Starting with appetizers, flavor was "right up in your face" on every serving. The meal was superb in every respect from start to finish. Each dish was succulent, satisfying, and served in timely fashion. We are fortunate, indeed, to have this quality of food and service here in New Glasgow. We will be back!

1 Thank culp
Nova Scotia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The food and service are first rate. The menu is not too extensive which allows for expert preparation. Food was hot and presentation was excellent. This family owned restaurant is a must for visitors to New Glasgow.

1 Thank Captain150
New Glasgow, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to The Bistro for a team dinner with my office, about a dozen of us. Once again, I was more than impressed by the atmosphere, the service, the pace, and most importantly the delicious food from a chef and kitchen clearly taking pride in every plate they put out. Tonight I started with a garden... More 

Thank bdkmosher
New Glasgow, Canada
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I had the Beef Tenderloin and my husband had the lamb, OMG it was so delicious. It was mouth watering. The New Glasgow Bistro is awesome.Great service and super delicious food and best of all, fresh food. I've always heard great things about the Bistro but for some reason it took me a long time to go. I was very... More 

Thank TIff L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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386 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Wonderful surprise. Everything was so tasty! From the terrific bruccehettua (and goat cheese salad) as starters to the shepherds pie and the fishes. The service here was exceptional. Good malbec red wine. The chocolate pecan pie for dessert.

Thank Sebastian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?