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Dalvay By The Sea Restaurant

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16 Cottage Cres., Dalvay, Prince Edward Island C0A 1P0, Canada
+1 902-672-2048
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Between the truffle fries, sandwich options, and strawberry basil Eton Mess dessert, I was surprised to find so many delicious gluten-free options for lunch! My husband and I visited based off of a recommendation, and we are so glad we did. We loved the history behind the hotel, but the food and view were delicious, and the staff knowledgable. Prices... More 

Thank Chelsea L
Joel J, General Manager at Dalvay By The Sea Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chelsea L, Thank you very much for your glowing review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Gluten Free options on our menu. I very much hope that you will have the opportunity to try this years fantastic menu when we open for business again in May 2017. Warm regards, Joel Jackson General Manager More 

Stanhope, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a beautiful turn of the century hotel, perfect for a quiet romantic vacation. It is located on a peaceful lake about 200 yards from a great beach. There is a great restaurant and bar,friendly staff and best of all no TV's or telephones.

Thank Sheila B
Management response:

Thank you Sheila B for your wonderful comments! We hope you will come back and visit next season. Best regards, Sylvie More 

houston, tx
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255 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food was superb. Waiter was excellent. Ambience and decor were very nice. When the management changed a couple of years ago, the service was pitiable and we hadn't been back since, but were hearing good things so we tried it again for lunch. It was excellent and we can't wait to get back. Note it is seasonal and closes... More 

Thank CrossRiver
Management response:

Thank you CrossRiver for your great review! We hope to see you again next summer. Best regards, Sylvie More 

Ravenna, Italy
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had an amazing lunch in the historic dining room. Open lobster sandwiches and a splendid dessert. Very beautiful gardens, spend some time after by the lake!

1 Thank Salserra
Management response:

Thank you Salserra for your feedback! We hope to see you again next summer. Best regards, Sylvie More 

Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to take business associates To dine and so checked Dalvay out. About half an hour out if Charlottetown the beautiful old building (100 + years) is worth the trip. We had a lovely dinner, salmon and haddock and applies. Didn't have room for the sticky toffee pudding unfortunately . Plan on booking for our... More 

Thank Moose76_12
Management response:

Thank you Moose76_12 for your great review! I am glad to here you had a good day at Dalvay. Let me know when you would like to plan your meetings for next season. You can reach me at smichaud@dalvaybythesea.com. Best regards, Sylvie More 

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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had stopped in to have a quick look at the resort on our first trip across the Island and went back several days later intending to spend the afternoon. There's a beautiful, large fireplace in the 'lobby', flanked by armchairs and love seats. Since there were other guests reading in the same area, our delightful server suggested we move... More 

Thank freddie43Kenora
Management response:

Thank you freddie43Kenora for your wonderful review! I will make sure to pass this along to all the staff. We hope to see you again next year! Best regards, Sylvie More 

Miami, FL
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Dinner excellent, but was $180 for only 1 small salad, 1 cup soup, 1 glass beer, 1 glass inexpensive wine, and 2 moderate priced entrees. Breakfast terrible service even though 3 waiters serving only 6 tables. Ordered scrambled eggs with sausage. The scrambled eggs were dry, the “sausage” was raw ground pork patties. Not merely undercooked–actually raw. We sent back... More 

Thank johnpE908TO
Management response:

Dear johnpE908TO, I am sorry to hear about your poor experience at Dalvay. I would like to hear more about what happen. Please contact me directly so we can discuss this further either at 902-672-2048 or by email at smichaud@dalvaybythesea.com. Best regards, Sylvie More 

Naperville, Illinois
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175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stopped in Dalvay By The Sea on our drive along the northern coast of PEI just to sample dessert, specifically, Sticky Toffee Date Pudding. It was definitely worth the stop. The grounds and building are lovely and worth the stop alone. Our waitress was most informative and gracious.

Thank Jaci1202
Management response:

Thank you Jaci1202 for your wonderful comment! We hope to see you again soon. Bests regards, Sylvie More 

Shawnigan Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stumbled on Dalvay by the Sea and were fortunate that seating was available. The Dalvay is an impressive building with rich history worth a visit even though the dining experience lacked a few things: Meal was very good, the kitchen and chef try hard and it's evident in the plates coming out of the kitchen. Some of the staff... More 

Thank west250
Management response:

Thank you west250 for your review. I am sorry to hear your experience at Dalvay was not up to your expectations. I will make sure to have a talk with my staff about managing their stress during busy service. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Sylvie More 

Boston MA
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Called for reservations the day before we wanted to dine. Was told that a big wedding rehearsal dinner was taking place, but they could take our reservation for 7:30. They also mentioned we could come early and have a drink in the lounge, which we did. We arrived at 7 PM and announced ourselves to front desk and several other... More 

Thank cocoajean
Management response:

Hi cocoajean, I am sorry to hear about your bad experience. Here at Dalvay, we try to improve our service every day and I can see that we dropped the ball with you. I will make sure to talk with the servers and hostess about this to make sure it does not happen again. Again, my sincere apologies for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cottage Cres., Dalvay, Prince Edward Island C0A 1P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Dalvay
  • Phone Number: +1 902-672-2048
  • This restaurant is at Dalvay by the Sea Hotel

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?