Bistro 42 @ North 42 Degrees Estate Winery

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Come to Bistro 42 at North 42 Degrees to experience our passion, beauty and southern hospitality. Set among and 18 acre vineyard and lavender farm the restaurant boasts spectacular views of the vines and lake. The seasonal menu offers versatile small plates made for sharing and delicious entrees all created using locally grown produce and inspired by classic French and European cuisine with a modern twist making our terroir's exceptional flavour profiles come to life! Enjoy one of our 4 patios or sit by our cozy fireplace and enjoy the culinary creations of Bistro 42.
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MR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was fabulous. The mussels were just wonderful. The service was awesome. Thank you Ellen for being such a great server.
Everyone had a great time!! We will be back.

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere was lovely. The restaurant was very modern with nice features. The shop was very quaint with some great gift ideas. The food was nice but expensive for what we received. The steaks were not cooked how ordered. The vegetables where cold. The special ‘gnocchi’ was delicious. Very fresh but I was told it came served on a bed of spinach, there were 4 pieces of spinach! Wine was fantastic

PR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This winery is beautiful. The food was fantastic! Definitely coming back!

AL
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Bistro 42! The meal-- one of us had the steak, the other, the chicken-- was delicious! . We had the steak tips to start which were yummy and more than enough to share. But the biggest winner was the service. They were hosting a wedding reception upstairs in their normal dining room area, so we were situated on the main level near the tasting bar, which we knew about in advance as they were kind enough to call us to inform us in advance, making sure that we were ok with this arrangement. Our waitress, Soencer, was lovely. Very efficient, attentive, and professional. When our appetizer was slightly delayed due to the wedding meals going up, she apologized profusely and often, even though we said we were in no hurry and all was well. Then the GM (I'm sorry, I can't recall your name...) came to the table, added his apology, and told us he was comping our appetizer as well as the glasses of wine we were about to drink with our main course!
Truly above and beyond, and very much appreciated. We would have been back regardless, but just felt this merited sharing.

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The noise level was very high at the tasting bar. Glad they closed the folding doors. Nice view however when I make a reservation for a special occasion and ask for the best seat in the house I do expect a nice table with a view. Had to ask for a window seat. Great service from Jay!! Yummy food and drink. Thanks.

JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with fantastic views and ambiance. Server was lovely! Food was excellent- the salmon was cooked as requested. It was a chilly day and the fireplace was so appreciated!! I will confess I am not a wine connoisseur but the Gewurtztraminer was excellent!

SF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere. Did not feel rushed at all with excellent service. Food was very good and was pleased that they even suggested the possibility of splitting orders at no extra cost - not often you see this but greatly appreciated. Highly recommend and will certainly return.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did our tasting first with Gina, she was incredible!!! Jordan was our server and was on point with everything from start to finish.

c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with good food and excellent service.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary helped arrange an anniversary dinner for my parents. We picked a set menu and it was typed out on cards. Overall excellent service!

HP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overpriced food and underwhelmed with the quality of the food, it was meh, with very poor service. Not sure if the waitress was having a bad day, but not clearing the dishes from appetizers was not cool. Just got not happy vibes from her as well as the place. Won't be going back again.

M
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent service! Excellent wine! Will try a summer visit and sit on the patio! Upstairs inside dining area is loud. Overall dining experience was enjoyable!

DC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a Friday. It was not very crowded so we were able to enjoy a fairly quiet dinner with wonderful views. Monica, our server, was great and very helpful. All of us loved our meals. We always dine here during our annual visit to the area. We were happy to be able to make a reservation.

TV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was extremely noisy, to the point of not being able to hear the waitress talk to us. There was a birthday party going on at the time. The food was not at all tasty, very small portions and was very pricey. Our waitress was excellent. Overall very disappointed with our experience and will not return for dinner.

KL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere and so close to home...no need to drive to the city with gems like these so close.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy little place , service was amazing food was fancy , I will be back for the meat board and to try the lamb shank ! Never tried honey comb before and I was in love .

BB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go-to restaurants, and it never disappoints. It is the one winery in the region that has captured the 'California wine country' feel. The views off the back covered porch and upper deck are second to none. The food is always prepared exquisitely. Staff are very friendly, fun to chat with, and extremely knowledgable about their product and region as a whole.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is very welcoming and enthusiastic to serve. The food and drink are amazing. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was pretty good spot is beautiful

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night to sit on the Patio, our server was great, and our meal was wonderful. It really was enjoyed by our group of friends.

This was my first time at the new restaurant on the grounds of North 42 Degrees Winery, they really captured the view of the winery and lavender gardens!!!

AS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for a night out, service was good, atmosphere is beautiful and food was delicious !

W
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was quiet for Sunday afternoon. Gloomy day and too windy to sit outdoors. Nice view, lots of natural light thru large windows. However window were dirty.
Food was excellent and we shared a nice bottle of Sauv Blanc wine. Visited the in-house store . Bought a bottle home.
Will be back for another visit

LB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic winery and bistro. Food was outstanding, service was just great. We did a wine tasting first and our somelier was wonderful on her first day on job - she educated us and delighted us with some beautiful wines.
The bistro was absolutely lovely, beautiful view of winery sitting on upstairs patio. The food scrumptious. I highly recommend a visit.

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was on the high end of mediocre. It was okay it was nothing to write home about I don't think I'll be going the back again the wine choices weren't the best very limited selection and the overall function of the whole design is very poor carting food up and down the stairs past customers very bad design

B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! This was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday!!

GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard heard about North 42 but never went there until last Saturday; we've been missing an outstanding ambiance, menu, service and food quality. Having traveled globally and eaten many types of food...Bistro 42 is on par with the best. Wine tasting a pleasure with great staff and some good solid wines, recognizing the evolving Windsor/Essex terroir and experience. All in, don't miss it.

OT
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We reserved online. We arrived to a near empty building with many tables open at the windows. We were taken to a table in the middle of the room, so I asked for a window table. I was told those tables were reserved. I stated that I reserved a table as well and asked how I would reserve a window table. I was told there is a small box for special notes that I should have entered that into for a window seat. She was rather nasty about explaining and it just annoyed me. Our waitress Paige was awesome and actually saved their review! Our food was good, not spectacular for the price of almost $150 (1 appetizer, 2 mains and a bottle their house red). Not in a rush to go back!

DY
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Staff was spot on with service. Every wine we ordered, a sample was given to make sure it met our expectations.

R
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful facility. We ate on the patio overlooking the vineyards...like being in Europe. Food was excellent and our waitress was efficient, thorough, personable and took great care of us! Lovely way to spend an afternoon. A real treat. Congratulations on your excellent sparkling white wine!
Will definitely return.

M
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice lunch on the main floor outdoor covered patio. Soooo nice. Our table shared scallops, shrimp, mussels and a beet salad. All excellent! So nice to have a quality food venue in Colchester!!!

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are wanted to enjoy a quiet lunch before heading back to the schoolyear chaos. North 42° did a fine job in accommodating us and making this a truly enjoyable experience.

OT
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening and many thanks to Valter

SA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Bistro 42. Our server was excellent, very friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent and so was the atmosphere. I would definitely come back and tell a friend.

EK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It was great. Service was a bit slow, but the food was wonderful. Staff was very friendly. Overall a great experience.
Thanks for having us.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing venue! Beautiful space and grounds and the staff were amazing!

S
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For our first time to the restaurant, the table for two had a lovely view of the vineyard, the lake in the distance and the setting sun. There was an issue with the kitchen having lost our dinner order so the wait for our entrees was very long. But the issue was handled well once recognized and we were adequately compensated. The salad and desserts were very good, while our entrees were good but not exceptional. Overall we enjoyed the atmosphere and would give the restaurant another try.

K
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely site and outstanding food, great ambience. Wonderful place for a special occasion.

S
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambience. And I love their rose wine. We got engaged here in May and we live coming back when we’re in the area visiting family

LS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was delicious! This is the second time we've been here and it doesn't disappoint! I was also on crutches and the staff did everything to help me. Definitely recommend and we will most certainly be back!