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Bistro by the Bay

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2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+1 705-746-3712
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16:00 - 21:00
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dallas, texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had heard that this restaurant was the nicest place for dinner in Parry Sound and it was a fantastic choice for our date night when we were up at our cottage. The food was excellent—we had the duck special, a squid appetizer (half grilled, half fried), and the pickerel. Everything was lovely. The wine list had a lot of... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Excellent food-quality cooked to your desires /tastes/quantity, are all top end, c/w in a very NICE setting with great service!!

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Parry Sound, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Service was prompt and unobtrusive, the squid was perfectly cooked and tender, the lamb shank melted off the bone. My stuffed pasta shells were served in a delicious roasted vegetable sauce. Wonderful meal.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is where I bring friends who are visiting because it seems to be the only place in town where the chef takes pride in creating each plate from scratch - it's not merely reheated commercial frozen fare. The carpaccio is delicious and the baby arugula salad with warm goat cheese is my favourite. The creme brule is the real... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On the first night of our road trip to B.C. we chose this Bistro on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and were certainly glad we did. The owners have cleverly converted an old house into a cozy eating establishment with a deceptively simple menu, offering great food. My friend enjoyed the braised short ribs with barley risotto (which she was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came to visit our daughter here on Thanksgiving weekend. Bistro was very very busy but service was quick and the food hot and tasty. I recomend this resturant. We sat on the heated deck and were quite comfortable. They even supply blankets if your still cool. Very nice...

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Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous experience in parry sound! The staff is very friendly. The restaurant is small, cozy and very personable, looking over the rapids and parry sounds finest train tracks, what a view!!! Had the baked oak cheese to start which was a big hit to compliment the house white wine. Then ordered the seafood linguini for my entree which... More 

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Angus, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Dinner was great. I would go again if in the area. Wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. It was worth it!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My sister and me were so fortunate to have found such an excellent place to dine while visiting in Parry Sound. After all our "sister vacation" does revolve around interesting experiences and "great food" We achieved both by finding this restaurant two doors from our B&B. The food was so delicious and served very artistically. The first evening we ate... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food. Friendly and accommodating staff. Nothing was too much trouble. So good we visited twice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-3712
Description
Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2 James Street in Parry Sound, Ontario, near the port facilities. Our "on-the-deck" dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby Georgian Bay port itself. Indoor seating is also available, of course. We are pleased to offer our valued customers a fine dining menu that includes shrimp and mussels in six different sauces, pickerel, salmon, stuffed chicken, stuffed pork, fall off the bone ribs, some wonderful pastas, and a variety of delicious homemade desserts. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free options.

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