• Bistro Chanterelle

  • 3.5 stars
    (6 reviews, average rating: 4.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Bistro
  • (905) 623-8772
  • 73 King St. West Bowmanville, ON L1C 1R2
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CraigP
1 Review
2011/10/19
  • Not as expected. Underwhelmed
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • My wife and I have recently moved to Bowmanville. Some of our friends mentioned this Bistro and that it was fantastic. We decided to give it a go this past Friday. I must say I was not pleased.

    Let me first start by saying that it isn't like me to give any reviews .. especially online, but felt compelled after our experience.

    Ill break down each area :

    Service

    Over all, not unpleasant but service was slow with very large breaks between drink order, appetizers and then main course. Was not busy. Don't mind that so much as it gives you a chance to chat, but seemed very long as we found ourselves searching for our server the whole evening.

    Food

    Not bad. Certainly not worth the price tag as I have had much better cuts of beef at the keg and my wife said there was a lack of flavor in both her soup and the fish plate she ordered.

    Our friends made some comments as everything they had seemed plain, nothing to write home about.

    My peppercorn steak had very little sauce and the cut of beef was riddled with fat. For 26.00, I would expect a better cut? Presentation was nice.

    Atmosphere

    Was small... not a lot of room but did not feel crowded. No real complaints here.

    When asked how everything was by our server towards the end of the meal, I did make a comment
    about the beef. Not one to complain about anything really, I did expect to have a manager come by ... did not happen.

    All in all .. after spending 275.00 + tip for 4 people. I was underwhelmed by the experience and doubt that I would return as the whole experience seemed like "nothing special"

    A comparable restaurant would be Chatterpauls in Whitby. About the same menu and pricing but WAY better food ... although chatterpauls lacks in overall room as its very tight in there :)

    Hope my reviews helps

  • Order: Romaine salad, Fresh mussels in garlic white wine tomato sauce, Certified angus striploin steak 12 oz, brandy peppercorn sauce
 
OshawaFoodie605
1 Review
2011/04/29
  • Classy Atmosphere, Courteous Staff, Amazing Food!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Please note New Address: 33 Division St. Bowmanville! We love this restaurant, and also love the great catering they do! We've utilized their catering services multiple times and not only us but all our guests have raved about the quality and presentation of this food! We highly recommend Chanterelle's!

  • Order: roasted butternut squash soup, beef tenderloin, stuffed chicken supreme, creme brulee, bailey's cheesecake, vanilla panna cotta
 
2012/07/24

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Catalina
4 Reviews
2009/01/31
  • Excellent, excellent, excellent....We were in the...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Excellent, excellent, excellent....We were in the room at the rear of the restaurant, for a surprise birthday party. The atmosphere here was excellent. The lighting was perfect. It was quiet and private.

    i would highly recommend it for an adult birthday celebration or other special occasion. The kiddies might become bored as this is fine dining and not 'fast food' . You'd be well advised to leave them with a sitter.

    The staff was very attentive, and the food was excellent. Everything is made fresh with local ingredients. Special diets are not a problem if you give them some notice. Celiac friendly meals are available. (gluten/wheat intolerance)

    The front section of the restaurant is at street level and features a large picture window. This section of the restaurant is less appealing to me, as I feel like I'm are on display to passers-by. However, YOU may not mind at all.

    I agree with everything the review, John M. says about this restaurant so I won't repeat it here.

  • Order: appetizers, chicken, wine, birthday cake
 
John Mellon
2008/02/24
  • This restaurant is worth finding. It's address is...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • This restaurant is worth finding. It's address is 73 King St. _West_, which is near the end of the main street. At 73 King St. _East_ you'll find another restaurant (Thai), and you''ll be in the wrong place.

    Chanterelle is the kind of good local bistro you can find in some neighborhoods of Toronto, and every neighborhood of Paris. The food is well prepared, with an emphasis on seafood and fresh vegetables. Food prices are very reasonable, and there is an extensive list of wines under $30. The desserts are good, and the service is excellent.

    I would rank this in the top five restaurants within 30 minutes of Oshawa, and we've eaten in most of them. I urge you to give it a try, because it deserves to be better known.

  • Order: Oysters Rockefeller, Duck confit, salmon, rack of lamb, pasta with scallops, desserts.
 
Jenn
2008/01/19
  • My husband and I eat there about 6 times a year...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • My husband and I eat there about 6 times a year.
    Every time we are there the food and the service are consistently awesome!!
    My only one gripe would be to change up the menu a bit more.

  • Order: Goat Chees Tart Fresh Soup Chicken Supreme Curry Dish Creme Brulee
 
Patricia
2007/09/05
  • Excellent
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • Excellent

  • Order: Pasta, shrimp,salad
 
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