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“One of the Best Restaurants in Nanaimo”
Review of Bistro at Westwood Lake - CLOSED

Bistro at Westwood Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Beautiful view, good service, and wonderful food. The food has been consistently good, we have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

As usual, Gaetan and his staff orchestrated a great dinner; superbly prepared and served duck breast, and lamb cassoulet. Eminently satisfying!

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Thank Dick B
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

After reading a ton of reviews saying how good this place is my best friend and I decided to give it a try for lunch.

When you enter you are greeted first by very high vaulted ceilings and lovely wood floors, upscale but not pretentious, nice music in the background, our waiter was attentive and helpful with a good humorous attitude. View is wonderful, huge windows along three walls with views of the lake and it looks like it would be a great summer destination to sit on their patio area outside.

My friend had the quiche, good sized portion with a salad along side, she said it was very good 12.99 and I had the special which was Arctic char, also good but very small portion size 3" x3" half inch thick with a little spaetzle and some ratatouille (especially when the bill came and it was 21.99) needs to be less expensive.

We shared a nice chocolate ganache type dessert which was very good.

All in all a lovely lunch and we will be back.

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Thank tabitha050
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We have been regular customers for over 14 years (restaurant was previously on Westley Street but with same owner and similar cuisine). We have never been disappointed. The food is fine, subtle and excellent. Portions are reasonable so you have room for an appetizer and a desert. Gaitan (owner) has a nice and varied wine list. If you don't know what to order, ask him for suggestions: he knows wine ! Wine bottles are affordable (great wine for $35 to $45 and you can also have wine by the glass.
Since the restaurant relocated to Westwood Lake, we noticed that prices went down ! The dining room now has a wonderful view over the lake. In the summer, you can also dine on the patio.
Service is very good too. Waiters are typically experienced and very pleasant individuals. The owner is present and serving on most days as well.
All in all: the best dining experience in Nanaimo !

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1  Thank JJ2042
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

I would highly recommend this restaurant in every category..superb service..fabulous food...impressive wine selection...and a spectacular setting...a true 10!

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1  Thank ConConNanoosebay
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