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Review of Bistro East

Bistro East
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We walked in the door and were quickly situated. Our order was taken in reasonable time. Because my wife has developed a very small appetite we chose to order only appetizers. Unfortunately we waited and waited and waited ...and waited more. Perhaps we could have been ok with the long wait but the food was not fresh when it arrived. My clam chowder was cold and had to be replaced. The croutons on my Caesar salad were soggy. They did replace the chowder and did not charge me for it, but the meal experience in total was negative. Sorry we can’t recommend this place to anyone.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We had an excellent lunch here - a memorable and tasty seafood meal. Surprised to read some recent reviews that weren't positive. The chowder was to die for. Wonderful. The service was friendly and quick. Pricy for lunch, but so good.

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Thank ruth s
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We chose to dine here one evening while visiting the area. The garlic bread to start was good. I chose the scallop dinner with rice and veg which was well presented but didn’t have a lot of flavour. My husband had the Caesar salad with mussels which was generally good however he did find loose small pieces of mussel shell throughout the salad which wasn’t too pleasant. The chocolate dessert was ok. The staff were friendly and the location was good.

Thank Hyly20
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

My husband and I had the scallop dinner with rice and steamed vegetables. The scallops were a nice size, but really no seasoning, lemon or anything to help them taste better. We have had a ton or scallops on our trip, so we have definitely tasted better scallops, but they were not over done.
The rice was like a packaged rice and again with no flavor. They do have a bar service so that part was good.
Our waitress was very nice and gave us directions to the tide change.

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Thank Kwanyen
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We stopped in for a late lunch (3:30 pm), and to also check out potential for a future dinner meal. The "bistro" was fairly busy with perhaps 12+ other patrons, since other nearby options like the German bakery/cafe and Cafe Fort Anne all had closed at 3 pm. Pretty plain and drab interior. Servers were fairly responsive and friendly. We both ordered a cup of seafood chowder ($9), pretty standard fair for the region. We each received a cup of largely broth, with a few bits of fish and seafood in a thin layer at the bottom - disgraceful fare, and particularly for this region of seafood bounty! We won't return. Much better options at this same price point, such as the outstanding Cafe Restaurant Compose (see my review) on the waterfront nearby, where we dined twice during our time in the area, but which is not however open for lunch.

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