About Cabin Bistro:
On 209 Hurontario Street in downtown Collingwood, Ontario, there is an excellent restaurant called Cabin Bistro. This place is among the finest food-serving establishments in Collingwood, holding a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor four years in a row, from 2015 to 2019.
There is some street side parking available around the restaurant. It is recommended that you make a reservation here, as it is a trendy place for people to dine here. There is free Wi-Fi and is wheelchair accessible, which is nice. This restaurant packs a takeaway meal, but does not do deliveries, and serves beer and wine only. There is a small outside seating area in front of the restaurant.
The place serves lunch and dinner on Tuesdays to Saturdays and is closed on Sundays and Mondays. It opens at noon serving lunch up to 3 PM, and from 5 PM to 9 PM are the dinner hours. There is a mobile food truck that can be found on Saturdays at the Collingwood farmer’s market from 8.30 AM to 1 PM, and on-demand at events around Collingwood.
The many reviews from patrons I found on Yelp, Google Reviews, Facebook and Trip Advisor served as a base for the following list of pros and cons.
- Farm-to-table policy
- Pleasant atmosphere
- Great seasonally changing menu
- Vegetarian-friendly options
- Friendly, professional staff
- Complaints about high prices
- Small room with very few chairs
The Cabin Bistro is a favourite place for many people, even though it is a small venue. The décor is cabin-like, to reflect the name and nature of the place. There are many wooden panels across the restaurant, white walls, and black ceilings. Simple wooden tables and chairs finish the look, along with attractive artwork on the walls.
The menu is seasonally changing, and with the farm-to-table policy and the use of fresh local, organic ingredients, the owner and Chef Justin Miller and his staff ensure every patron gets a high-quality meal. The lunch menu consists of sliders made with local grass-fed beef, falafel or grey country steak, salads, appetisers, and main dishes like burgers, sandwiches, and omelettes.
The dinner menu offers sliders, crab cakes, salads like torched goat’s cheese salads, featured soup that changes daily, and amazing main dishes which include duck, rainbow trout, lamb shank, filet mignon, grass-fed beef burger, and heirloom tomato spaghetti. To finish a meal, patrons can choose maple crème Brulee, blueberry explosion and smores style chocolate mousse.
The chef devotes a lot of efforts to the preparation and food presentation. Each dish comes plated on lovely porcelain or slate plates or beautiful wooden boards and is decorated nicely that displays the fresh ingredients to a great extent.
This restaurant offers a group menu that is suitable for celebrations or group events. Or you can call them and have them cater your events. The mobile menu also interesting, and has items like breakfast sandwiches, falafel, Japanese-style crispy chicken and grass-fed beef burgers.