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“Favorite restaurant on Vancouver Island”
Review of Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club - CLOSED

Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club
Price range: US$43 - US$47
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We've been going to Markus' every summer for the past few years. This summer they've switched over to a 3-course fixed menu for dinner and have started to offer lunch too. We went for dinner. I was disappointed to see the grilled romaine salad wasn't on the fixed menu on the night we went, but since it was on the lunch menu they very nicely made it for me as part of dinner. With their recent remodel it looks like the number of tables has decreased so its very important to get reservations, we saw at least 6 couples without reservations turned away while we were dining.

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2  Thank knobchouck
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you so much for your kind words, and for returning to dine with us these past 3 years. We truly appreciate your loyalty. We're very happy we were able to accommodate your request. It's very gratifying knowing guests return for specific menu items that we've created. We wish you safe travels and an enjoyable vacation.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The evening meal is a set menu with a few choices for appy, main and dessert. You must have reservations as there are only 4 tables in the main dining room. Lunch appeared to have many more choices and was not a set menu.

Thank ljlp55
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to comment positively about your visit, we greatly appreciate it.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We returned to Markus' Bistro after 5 years and it still is top notch. The food is so fresh - you even get to see the kitchen staff cut the herbs which show up on your plate. The place is very intimate - with few tables, so service is very personal. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank Valerie C
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you very much for your return visit. We're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

it's not inexpensive but the food is fantastic and the staff are really friendly. Make a reservation...we saw a few people turned away and that was a Tuesday night!

Thank travel0ts
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you so much, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate you taking the time to comment and tell others about your positive experience.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Cute little place with great view of the mountains in Washington ST. in the distance. We ordered the Lingcod. Wanted to try it after hearing about this particular species of fish so much. Wasn't prepared to be so blown away by the texture, velvety, creamy, smooth, delicious treat we had!!! Both of us ordered it and both of us are particular about flavours and textures. CAnnot say enough about this dish. Simply outstanding!!! The veggies and sauce that went with it were also perfect. The service was fantastic, but can't speak about what it would be like if it were full. This was a Friday night and only two tables full which is a true shame. They deserve more!!

1  Thank Meldebunda
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you for your very kind words and taking the time to express them. We truly appreciate the gesture. We'll ensure your comments with regards to service are passed on to our staff. Thank you.

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