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Mateus Bistro

$$ - $$$, , Soups
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
“green eggs” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here recently with a friend on a quiet weekend night. We sat in a corner near the small bar. There was a musical duo performing quietly in the other dining room. I had mussels in white wine to start which were fine but...More

Thank peispud66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Bed & Breakfast recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed .I had a large bowl of local mussels and my Husband the sea chowder. The Apple Tarte for dessert was out of this world served with the best coffee we had on our...More

1  Thank BBinNC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very pleasant service and excellent food, we started with the bread fingers that had a yummy cheese dipping sauce, I had the tenderloin for my main (delicious) and the cheese cake (haskap berry) for dessert, it was deconstructed, light and worth every calorie! Others had...More

Thank magook
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were struggling to find somewhere for lunch and came across this place. We sat on the patio area, which is shielded from the main road. The menu was nice and the food well prepared and tasty. Very friendly staff who were happy to give...More

Thank EricEssex2014
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Starters: Mexican crepes were excellent and great flavour and kale salad (it's sweet, large). Entrees: Pasta of the day which was with seafood, large portion, very tasty. Seafood chowder is a huge portion and very good. Should not have had a starter - I ate...More

1  Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We spent a magical evening at the Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. We sat outside until 10 pm as the weather was unusually warm. We were treated to wonderful plates of pork belly with blueberry sauce, delicious seafood of all types, artfully sculpted...More

Thank MButler
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Brown Butter Pasta Dish- Small Portion, tasted like it was microwaved Pank Haddock- Big portion, tasted delicious- not worth 31.00 Thai Noodle Bowl- Was there food coloring in this to make it looked like seasoning? Tasted like plain noodles Cheese Cake- All whip cream with...More

Thank chester151
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Mateus Bistro and though it offered the best food in the village, after trying 2 other places! The meal, service and atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Great flavours and presentation for the dishes that we ordered, particularly the Pesto Halibut,...More

Thank K2KBunny
Reviewed 17 September 2017

For me, Mateus is my #1 in alllll categories.....and I am fussy. Matt, the owner is a well known chef with braggable experiences in cooking for princes and politicians....and he values everyone who comes to his Bistro for fresh, local and delicious food. His staff...More

Thank Faye Y
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We went for a late lunch as we were enticed by the grill Friday's as we love big green egg cooking. While the food was very good, service was questionable. Our waitress was not overly attentive as she was more focused on getting food for...More

Thank Jj2017339
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: 902-531-3711
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New Owner Was Cheesecake Gallery
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