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Mateus Bistro

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (31 reviews)
“green eggs” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mateus is an excellent host. Great welcoming smile. Our server was lovely and helpful too. Ensuring our satisfaction was clearly important to them. The food was beautifully made and presented. Garlic breadsticks served with a fondue style creamy dipping sauce was delicious. The beef ribs...More

Thank Snowedge
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

One the best experiences on the South Shore. Probably will say one of the best restaurants experiences in Nova Scotia. Mateus was very friendly and inviting. The live music was wonderful background. I had the special beef ribs in kimchi rice which was perfectly tender...More

Thank Snowedge
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We all had soup. Good flavours and texture. Then we all had another starter (salad, dip, scallops) and all were nummy. The server was prompt. I did find the server vaguely condescending.

Thank RosieandLily
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We came in from Bridgewater for a little walk about and stumbled on to Matues Bistro. We arrived late afternoon to be greeted by a very nice server and during my little walk around met the owner Matt who couldn’t have been nicer nor more...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went in for food at 4 pm and still serving lunch menu. Burger was SO big I had to cut it up to eat it, but it was delicious and the potatoes were great! Service was very good at this time of day. It can...More

1  Thank PiscesTwo
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Well-chosen ingredients. Creative recipes delivered with care. Comfort food of a slightly different kind.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the bistro with no prior expectations. The special of the day was ribs which I ordered. It looked so good that guests at two nearby tables remarked on It and ordered the same. Appetizers and entree were so delicious that we ordered dessert....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here recently with a friend on a quiet weekend night. We sat in a corner near the small bar. There was a musical duo performing quietly in the other dining room. I had mussels in white wine to start which were fine but...More

Thank peispud66
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Our Bed & Breakfast recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed .I had a large bowl of local mussels and my Husband the sea chowder. The Apple Tarte for dessert was out of this world served with the best coffee we had on our...More

1  Thank BBinNC
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very pleasant service and excellent food, we started with the bread fingers that had a yummy cheese dipping sauce, I had the tenderloin for my main (delicious) and the cheese cake (haskap berry) for dessert, it was deconstructed, light and worth every calorie! Others had...More

Thank magook
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: 902-531-3711
  • E-mail
New Owner Was Cheesecake Gallery
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