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“A Lovely Evening”
Review of Bistro at Westwood Lake - CLOSED

Bistro at Westwood Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Lovely Evening”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to have a special dinner experience. The food is beautifully prepared and presented, the service is excellent and the view overlooking Westwood Lake is very enjoyable. Reservations are recommended as the restaurant was full. We were a party of 8 and everyone's meal was excellent - some ordered A la Carte and others ordered the 3 course dinner. Thank you! We will be back again.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Barbiedoll55
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful Birthday for our friend.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The whole experience was great, from the service to the excellent food,
to the scenery which is out of this world. I have had lunch here several times
and it was always the best but our dinner was amazing.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank JABruner
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Nanaimo
2 reviews
“My experience at the Westwood Lake Bistro”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A very nice restaurant to sponsor for its service,food,value and atmosphere.
We highly recommend Bistro at Westwood Lake.
Yves & Anne Le Gal

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Yves L
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Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and setting but not certain we were welcome?”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We called for a reservation that afternoon and got a table on the lovely terrace overlooking the quiet lake. We spiffed the children up, but maybe when you bring children along to a fine dining experience the proprietor will inevitably seem disappointed? But how else will they come to appreciate ambiance and quality food? And this spot had plenty of both. The set menu was a great value and the pork tenderloin was melt in your mouth delicious. The bread in the basket, the soup starter and a crab cake appetizer were all top quality. We also had a very good local Pinot noir that was reasonably priced. The kid's pasta was made with care and my daughter's eyes lit up when she tasted it. My son pronounced his grilled cheese sandwich as "excellent!" though the accompanying tomato soup was a bit too grown up. The ice cream with the kid's meal was of notable quality and the peanut butter chocolate concoction that came with the set menu was wonderful. The only reason my rating isn't five stars is the feeling I got from the gentleman I assume to be the proprietor and from our waitress -- who was efficient but not particularly personable. If 4.5 was an option, that's what my rating would be.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Jcatharine
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Gaetan B, Owner at Bistro at Westwood Lake, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Hi Jcatharine
thank you for taking the time to write your comments about the bistro. We are very happy that you and your family had a great meal and at our beautiful location but I am sorry that you felt that we were disappointed because you were with your children, as specially during the summer, we have family visiting us everyday and we think it is a great place for the kids and parents alike as very often after their meals, the kids go play on our beautiful lawn in front of the patio allowing the parents a little bit of time for themselves. We certainly hope that you will see you again on your next visit to our great little city
Gaetan
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Nice,Fra
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dinner with out of town guests”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The dinner was excellent but the best part was our service! They made the whole evening so special. Its interesting as well because the lake is a few steps down the path. No screaming boats going by at high speeds a quite lake nestled against Mt Benson. Thanks to the Chef servers and owner!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank John W
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