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US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

After reading the good reviews, we decided to sit in the bar for drinks and appetizers. The bartender was very unpleasant, and didn’t seem to want us to come in. I understand they were very short staffed, but he was downright rude, unlike what other...people here have said. He totally ignored us for a crazy long time, not even a hello. When we eventually got a drink and food, it was good. He was the slowest bartender I’ve ever seen, and it wasn’t even that busy. I found him to be very intimidating and angry. We feel he does not give the hotel a good name.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

Everything from appetizer to dessert was just excellent, and Michael was a great host. We chose Oyster for my wife's birthday and this was our first time there, certainly won't be the last. The wasabi encrusted filet was just incredible.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

It was an overnight stay for us. We went to the Oyster for dinner but I need to be careful because I need to be gluten free. Not a problem at The Oyster! Michael was delightful and very knowledgeable about making gluten-free options. I had...grilled chicken served over gluten-free pasta with a tomato sauce that was outstanding! He also suggested a tomato and fresh mozzarella salad with pepper relish. Delicious! We live about three hours away and are planning to return to stay again and relive our wonderful dining experience! Thank you, Michael!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 June 2021

The Oyster rests within the wonderful Genetti Hotel, and the establishment is well-kempt and inviting. My server, Michael introduced the menu to me with a list of recommendations. I decided on the filet mignon in peppercorn sauce with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes. Michael presented...the dish with deserving flair, and the meal was both perfect and incredible. The dinner was simply perfect thanks to a phenomenal chef who sees his dishes as high-quality art. If I lived closer, I would certainly dine at Oyster several times a week.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021

Service was beyond excellent. Michael treated us like royalty! The food was cooked to perfection. I cannot wait to come back again! So wonderful! Do yourself a favor and book a reservation! Cleanliness and social distancing was beyond what most regulations require. Best dinner in...a long timeMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 February 2021

We found this restaurant during a trip out with our children and we are so happy we did! They did an amazing job with their holiday decor and it made for a warm and cozy affair. Michael was our host and he did anything and...everything to ensure that we had a wonderful dining experience. Everything was cooked to perfection and the portions were beyond generous. We will definitely be coming back and will bring more of our family too. Thank you to Michael and the chef!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020

The perfect place for your special day. The Oyster restaurant will not disappoint! Michael provided service that was second to none, he made our dining experience absolutely delightful. He was very attentive and fun. The food was delicious, and the portions were generous- you will...not leave hungry. The in-house holiday decorations made for an even more magical experience. We will be back!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020

We were just there during the Covid time in June and not many places for eating options. We stayed at the Best Western so it was easy to order and have it delivered. The menu seemed like good choices but they were not well prepared....Lobster roll was small and crunchy, and the tuna sushi roll was not as fabulous as the other reviewer said. The pizza was just a big dough thing that was not really pizza.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

My husband and I went for an early Valentine’s Day dinner last night. I have seen the sign so many times and forget about it when I want to go out to dinner. Finally we decided to try it and I am mad at myself...for not trying it sooner!!! We were greeted by Michael the bartender/Manager on Duty who was incredibly pleasant and very helpful. Parking is a little funny there so he actually walked out with me to show my husband where to park. He sat is in a great area that looked a little like a gazebo with mosquito netting which I thought was very charming. Our server, Cody I believe his name was, greeted us almost immediately. He told us the favorite items on the menu, and brought our drinks back the appetizers followed very shortly after and he took our dinner order. The food was incredible! The oysters, very fresh and delicious, the wedge salad was amazing. I love that they put a little vinegar and oil to contrast the blue cheese and the bacon was so crispy! The calamari was incredible and had some wilted spinach, capers, banana peppers and had marinara on the side. My filet for dinner was perfectly cooked med rare and had a half of a lobster tail in it which was also cooked perfectly. My husband has a NY strip with an amazing blue cheese and prosciutto cream that was so good I started dipping my food in it! Do not leave without trying their chocolate desert, I forget what it was called but it had chocolate cake, chocolate mouse, molten chocolate and was smothered in a chocolate that hardened a little as it cooled off. We were so happy with the wonderful staff, the amazing food and the ambiance! The only problem that we encountered was that the owner (I think) and an event coordinator (I think) just by hearing their conversation, were incredibly loud in their whole conversation and talking about money. Which I thought was very inappropriate in the dining room during dinner service. That kind of a conversation should not be had around guests in the dining room.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2020

Thank you for your great comments and rating!

Reviewed 12 February 2020

The service was very good unfortunately the steaks were not good at all. The fillets were very unevenly cooked and just not quality cuts of meat. Very disappointing for the price charged.

Date of visit: February 2020
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3 February 2019|
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Response from GuelphValerie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking through the hotel, which is in the same building as the restaurant.
8 October 2018|
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Response from Dihanna | Reviewed this property |
they are a Best Western Hotel and have rooms, but I don't know about a private room for dinner.
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7 August 2018|
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Response from GetsMyVote | Reviewed this property |
The kitchen was very flexible and dinner was made to order. I think they would be able to create a good gluten free meal. The breakfast buffet had options that were suitable for a gluten free diet. I think the staff would... More
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Oyster is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4