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Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch here today. Exceeded my expectations. I had the seafood linguine and my husband ordered pasta carbonara. Both were excellent. Good wine selection also. We will return soon. Hopefully when the sun is shining and the outdoor patio is open. Cute...setting alongside a small, peaceful lake.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2020 via mobile

The kids that are running this little spot are really trying..especially now...we do try to support them...having said that they need a few lessons in cooking...and quality..frozen fish and chip's....looked like a truck flattened the fish. A three piece for 15.50 is a bit much..and...tasteless coleslaw....properly made its a base of Mayo,sugar,vinegar,a touch of lemon and buttermilk all mixed to a sweet piquant taste....oh there are variations of course but at least they should all have flavor...cabbage on its own does not. The burgers are good..just fine...steak tips in gorgonzola cream are fine unless you get grizzle in the meat which I have and chewed for days...my husband did have a beef stroganoff by a hired chef that was great...over rigatoni..a bit different..but great flavor. We want these kids to succeed but to do that they have to be willing to grow and learn in the cooking arena.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 14 April 2020

We love this restaurant. It is located on the golf course next to a pond that is always teeming with wildlife which makes eating there entertaining as well as delicious. I love their cioppino,, oyster stew and yummy desserts. This little gem has done a...brilliant job with take out during the lockdown, so check them out. I can’t wait until we can go there, sit by the pond and enjoy a nice glass of wine.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2019

We really enjoy this little place...I had a great burger and my husband had a very tasty beef stroganoff....Eli was friendly and got us whatever we wanted....the kids are really trying to do a good job...I'm sorry for the folks with bad review...we have nothing...but good to say!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019

We have recently eaten lunch at the Bistro on three different occasion. The food has always been fresh and well presented. We have tried the fish and chips, clam chowder, 1/2 house salad with chicken and the special ham and bean soup. All dishes were...tasty. The clam chowder is wonderful and the ham and bean soup was excellent. It's located at 470 E. Country Club Dr. in Allyn at the Lakeland Golf Course. It's located on the lower floor of the building. There is a cute pond outside that has lots of fish in it. Nice spot to sit during the summer months. We think it is a nice change of pace and wish the new owners the best of luck.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 1 November 2019

Just ate an early dinner...Melissa ..part owner waited on us...super nice gal....the bar fries with parmesan and garlic were very good...great value for 6 bucks....house salad half was large fresh and good...my steak bits with gorgonzola sauce were on the right track but meat was...too well done and some pieces grissle...my husband had clam chowder....very interesting flavor...not traditional but very good...good beer prices..we had a good time and had a great view of the pond and fall leaves....we will go back...super nice kids trying to do a good job!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019

Friday night at the Bistro in Allyn, I had the very worst experience I’ve ever had in a restaurant anywhere I have never been treated so rudely and disrespectfully. My husband and I arrived at the Bistro about 5:45 Friday night (October 11th). It wasn’t...real busy, about half the bar was full and only two tables seated in the dining room. We originally sat in the bar, but it was a little noisy so we decided to try the dining room instead. A sign at the entrance to the dining room said to check with the bartender for seating. There was another party of three waiting. A few minutes went by, so I went into the bar, like the sign said and told the two women there that there were a couple parties waiting to be seated. One of the women, not even looking at me, said “Yeah, I know, I already talked to the other lady”. I said, okay, but we are different party, she snapped, “Ok, I’ll be right there.” A few minutes later, a different woman (the bartender) came and seated the other group and us. The waitress came out and took the drink order from the three top that was seated at the same time as us. Then instead of walking 5 steps and asking if we wanted anything, she disappeared. At the time we were seated in the dining room, there were two (2) tables seated. Us and the other party making 4 tables. It took almost 10 minutes to be greeted by our server after we were seated. When she did finally greet us, it was with "you know its rib night, right?” (didn’t introduce herself, didn’t say are you aware of our special tonight) I said no, she very condescendingly stated, “it's on the sign" (meaning the outdoor reader board, I assume), then she said “it’s ribs, baked potato, homemade coleslaw but if you order anything else it'll be at least 25 minutes because there’s a lot of dishes "lined up back there" I asked her what kind of ribs, she said “Barbecue!” in a way that indicated she thought I was the dumbest person on the planet, so I asked beef, pork, short etc.? Again, snapped “pork”. Then she took our drink orders. I was irritated, but.... She came back with the drinks and we placed our orders, not ribs. I ordered a dinner salad and an appetizer (polenta ragu) that was described on the menu as: seared polenta on a bed of greens with house red sauce with prawns ($18.00) and the garlic flatbread. She was nicer when she took our orders, so I was willing at that point to overlook her previous condescending attitude. About a half hour later, my salad came out, but not the bread. 45 minutes after we sat down, I received a bowl of watery grits with some vegetables in a sauce in the center and overcooked shrimp around the edges. It was more like a rather tasteless version of shrimp and grits. When she came to check on us, I politely said that this was not what I expected based on the menu description. Her reply was “well I wrote the menu, that's how he always cooks them, guess I need to redo the menu, we spent so much money on those menus, most of our customers like it that way” etc. No apology or an offer of something else. A little while later she came back and said she had looked at the menu and what I had received was not as was described on the menu. Okay. I ate a little of it. The vegetables dumped in the center of the watery grits were flavorable, but nothing really great. I ate some with the help of the garlic flatbread, it was a lot like dipping toast in a bowl of cream of wheat. When we were done and asked for boxes for my husband’s sandwich and my salad, I told her that I really didn't like that dish and it was more like grits, before I could say anymore, she went off! She starting arguing with me, "IT IS polenta, not grits and she knew it was polenta and that's how they always cooked it, most people like it that way and SHE WAS BUSY AND DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO TALK TO ME” as she walked back into the kitchen. ... What????? ((GRITS AND POLENTA ARE THE SAME DAMN THING!! The only difference being in the way that they are cooked)). At that point I had to walk away. I went in the bar and started to tell the bartender what happened, and she told me that snotty, rude waitress was THE OWNER! She asked me to wait while she got a pencil and paper, so we could write it down. She apologized, but I told her not to apologize for something she didn't do. I went outside for about 5 minutes, came back in, told her I knew she was busy, asked if and when she'd be in tomorrow, said I'd come in then. At this point my husband still did not have the boxes or the check. We were there for over two hours for a meal that was extremely disappointing. Probably the first time I’ve left a restaurant hungry. We would have stayed and had dessert and coffee, but for the callous disregard of a customer’s concerns. I want to add that in the many times we’ve been to the Bistro, Sara has always been friendly, polite and an excellent server. Thanks. Early Saturday afternoon, I took this letter up to the Bistro. Sat down at the bar, talked to Sara, the bartender from Friday night. She put the letter in the office. I finished my coffee and was about to leave when the owner came up to me and asked if I had a minute. I said sure and followed her out to the entry between the restaurant and the bar. She was holding my letter. So, I let her talk. She said, along the lines of, “this letter…I didn’t introduce myself because we were busy, I told you we would change the menu, (at this point she’s almost shouting) we are not changing the way we make it (which I never asked them to do), it’s my husband’s recipe, our customers like it that way (am I not a Customer?) and we were really busy last night, blah, blah. I said, “so your excuse for everything is that you were busy?” her shouted reply was, yes, I told you”. At that point, I said “I think we’re done.” She followed me, still talking loudly, telling me I was rude, etc., it devolved into shouting in the middle of the bar. I had to walk away. Still no apology. I would have thought any response should have started with an apology at least for the bad experience.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 12 October 2019

I tried this Bistro a couple times before, the place is nice but, the food was not too impressive. 10/11/2019 @ noon, as I went in someone at the counter looked at me and said ..Oh Sh*t.. there were only 2 other people at the...restaurant, the lady was BSing with these 2 guys at the counter and it took almost 10 minutes before she brought the coffee and the menu, I started to read the news paper and waited for my meal 47 minutes, so finally I got up gave the Melissa $20.00 for a lunch they never served ( I do pay for my food, I am not a beggar) I told her give my lunch to whoever is hungry and can wait for that meal; they she said: are you sure? she did not even apologized for their lousy & rude service but, I noticed the other people in the Restaurant had blonde hair and blue eyes, I don't and I am a disabled senior citizen, you don't hang around where you are not welcomed and they Lost a customer for life as they can shove their nasty service where the sun does not shine.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 July 2019

This venue has had a series of operators, none of which has lasted very long. Here's hope that the new owners (a young couple, I believe), will make it work. The setting, on a pond across from the golf course, in the basement of the...clubhouse, is pleasing. The menu is standard, but the preparations are thoughtful and tasty. There is a bar section of the restaurant, which means a bartender. The current bartender makes a very nice martini. Wine list is short and not very imaginative., but I understand that a wine program is coming soon. Service is slow in part, I think, because there is one chef who cooks everything to order, but very friendly. So have a drink and enjoy the fish in the pond while you wait.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

My husband went up to the Bistro to play at the open mic which is every Sunday night. We had the best corned beef and cabbage in a long time it was excellent then you had all the people playing music. It was a great...place to be great bartenders great service it's all good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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The Bistro at Lakeland Village is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4