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CUISINES
Canadian, American, Cafe
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Waterfront
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Reviewed June 25, 2023

Bernard's Bistro deserves to be talked about in the most positive way. The owner Sandra greeted myself and my first date to our table on the outside patio. She offered me a blanket for my knees since I was wearing a dress and turned on...some overhead heaters. It was so comfortable and had beautiful plants everywhere. I love nature we were overlooking the lake and enjoying a very deep conversation. She seemed to approach each time while we were not talking, such consideration and attention to her clients. We had the fish and chips and I have to say it was delicious. I don't know if you know about the fish and chips on Manitoulin Island which are excellent so overall I have to say hers were equally delicious. Since my first date turned out so beautiful I will return again to this beautiful little bistro with no hesitation...OliviaMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed February 3, 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing, and so was the service. Thank you Sandra!! There was a fire pit outside to warm up and great lasagna inside 💕

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2022

On the return from a recent trip to Northern Ontario, we arranged to meet friends at Bernard’s in Sundridge. We arrived a bit earlier, but proprietress Sandra invited us to have a seat in the patio while waiting. We were shown to a table on...the balcony with a great view of Lake Bernard. We thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely lunch. The service was timely and the food was excellent: just what you hope for when you go to a restaurant for the first time. What was special about this visit was Sandra’s warm hospitality and her taking time to help my wife who has limited mobility. It is a pleasure to recommend Bernard’s Bistro.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022

Owner waited on us personally. She was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and the view was stellar. I will definitely go again when I’m in the area.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

Not friendly, in fact quite rude. We got the feeling the owner did not like young children in her restaurant, it almost felt she was doing us a favour by allowing us in.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

Quiet little beach area for swimming, paddle boarding and boating. It has washrooms and picnic tables, and parking as well.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

Bernard’s Bistro is a pleasant restaurant with good food and service and a nice view of the lake. Located in the middle of the village, the menu offers a variety of great food with good sized portions. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

have ate here before food was good .since last time price for fish and chips with twenty percent tip paid double...not that good ...wont go back .

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

I’d give it 9 out of ten I love this place I went with family and friends it is a great group place and you can eat with a loved one and there cats are adorable

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021

I went with my family of four and we all had something different. All of our meals were delicious. Fish and chips were exceptional. We sat on the pack covered porch with a view of the water. Sandra (owner I assume) was lovely and very...hospitable.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

Today my parents ordered to go (for their drive back to Toronto) and while they were waiting they were sitting on the patio and ordered coffee as well. Then when the food arrived they decided to take a bite, then the screaming cash lady came...out and started yelling at my parents in front of other 3 customers that were having lunch out on the patio. She was yelling "you cant stay here since you ordered take out go and eat somewhere else!!!!!!" My mom then said it was very rude of them since the food came from their place, the lady kept raising her voice at my mom. My mom said they are never going to this place again..... THIS KIND OF SERVICE WILLSTOP PEOPLE FROM COMING. MY SISTER AND I USED TO EAT AT THE RESTAURANT ALL THE TIMEWHILE WE VISITED THE BEACH. We will definitelt not be coming back and i will also tell my friends about his. This is unacceptable. This happened on July 11th, 2021 at around 1:30 pm- 2 pm. If i could give a 0, i definitely would. I always thought of this place as family owned and operated, never have i ever thought this kind of service could happen at your bistro.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in here as our usual place was closed. Hand sanitizer outside door and sign in page... good idea.. but there was only one name and number after us, but two tables after us! Was shocked that the server was NOT WEARING A MASK....WTH?...We sat on the deck/screened in porch just lovely. Meal was quick, I should've ordred the 2 piece instead of one of haddock and chips. Plates were lovely! Fries were awesome. Biĺl was brought to the table, we had no bill, there was no price on the chalk board menu outside for the meals ... She wanted me to just tap.. but I had no idea for how much!! Kinda scary!! She did hand me the machine receipt and our bill at the end.. the two do not match!! I feel like many of the other reviews that 20% is very steep for a fish and chip no alcohol...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

Visited the Bistro today with wife and Kids. Very Disappointing Sheppard's Pie. Server did not wear a mask?may try again post pandemic.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

Very rude the older lady/cook, most likely the owner. Staff was not wearing masks. Told us to sit down below & never came for our order, when we approached to say we were ready to order she says we had to order first then sit...down... then we see her taking someone's order who was seated!! There is a dead chipmunk, maybe rat drowned outside on their balcony. Stray cats roaming & sitting by you, waiting for food. And an automatic 20% gratuity... not worth the 20% that is for sure. Heard the owner tell the waiter to make us wait 20 minutes to pay for our meal. NEVER going back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

The owner was horrible with her attitude and the way she spoke to her employee. The food was horrible as well. i will NEVER go back to this place again. Health unit should be over there inspecting that kitchen and food.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Bernard's Bistro on the Lake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5