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“Special Lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Red Pump Inn & Restaurant

The Red Pump Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Bayfield
Cuisines: Canadian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Special Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Having dined here many times for dinner, we enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere at lunch, too. The menu always includes different and interesting items. While we weren't especially hungry, we did find menu items that were not too large and that left us pleasantly satisfied. The only disappointment was that the wait staff did not offer a refill on iced tea or water and it took a long time to settle the bill even though the restaurant wasn't busy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jema813
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxing meal you should go to the Red pump. There is a beautiful atmosphere with enthusiastic service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cambourne
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Windsor, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Good food, lovely view of the gardens, friendly staff all make for a nice dining experience at The Red Pump Inn.

Visited May 2013
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Thank CatherineMcLennan
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Guelph, Canada
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We were very surprised to see so few people in the dining room until we looked outside on the patio (which was packed!). Not difficult to understand why either!

The service was second-to-none and the atmosphere was lovely and full of character.
The food (angel hair pasta with lobster) was amazing! The desserts were heavenly!

All-in-all, excellent value for the money!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lee K
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New Hamburg, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“worst meal I can remember”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

well let me add to list of diners who left unhappy. I have to say that the wait staff were trying to please but the meal!!!
I left telling others reading the posted menu to walk on by because we just had one of the worst meals ever! The only saving grace was the beer..it came out of a bottle thank goodness.

My liver was like eating glue...lots of flour coating unseared yet overcooked...like it was steamed.
Still can`t get that taste out of my mouth.
My husband had fish and chips. Fresh perch. How can you go wrong?
It was heavily floured and clearly the oil was not hot enough to make it crispy so it was doughy.
The fries were the most disgusting...limp and extremely greasy.
What a disappointment after driving an hour and a half for a meal.
We sailed out of Bayfield Marina for several years past and the Red Pump was THE place to go for that special (expensive) meal. What the heck happened? Same owner cause I saw him wandering around.
I guess it is old and tired like I am...past its best before date!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank barbestabrooks
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