Warm intimate atmosphere, sumptuous cuisine, fine wine & beautiful lakeside view.

The Restaurant


The White Owl Bistro is a charming 40 seat casual dining restaurant located on the shores of Lake Nipissing. We offer a wide range of traditional bistro fare with our main focus on farm to table cuisine. The taste and quality of our food is largely due to the emphasis we place on using seasonal, local, sustainable and healthy ingredients. We are big supporters of our farmers and producers in the North.  As an added bonus, in the summer months you can enjoy your dining experience on our 1500 sq-ft fully licensed patio while taking in the beauty of our famous Nipissing sunsets.  The White Owl Bistro is made for memories…


Inside the restaurant we can accommodate up to 40 patrons. We also cater to small parties, special events and weddings.  Please view our catering menu if you would like to plan your next get-together!  Feel free to mention any special menu requests, Chefs René and Laura are more than happy to accommodate your needs.  If you would like to reserve your party, please contact us so we can start planning your special event today!


In the warmer months, we invite you to experience a magical dining experience on our beautiful lakeside patio.  Just imagine taking in the beautiful lakeside view while sipping your cold pinot grigio and satisfying your palate with our delectable food.  For your added pleasure, we will be hosting live musical entertainment with some of North Bay’s finest musicians!  Make sure to join us this summer! Nothing beats fine service, fine wine, fine food and fine entertainment all with an unbeatable view!


The White Owl Bistro was originally built in 1934 as a confectionery store and small diner.  It was famous for serving local patrons tasty breakfast, sandwiches and the largest ice cream cones in the Bay. It was later sold then purchased by the Sunset Inn (located next door) in 2003 and renovated into the 40 seat restaurant it is today.

In 2006, René and his wife Laura Dubois (Graduates of Canadore College Culinary Management Year 2000) became the proud owners of the White Owl Bistro. They continue the tradition of satisfying local patrons with great food and welcoming new ones passing by.

Chefs René & Laura DuboisChefs René & Laura Dubois



SUNDAY BRUNCH                   10 AM – 3 PM

SUNDAY DINNER                      5 PM – 9 PM


The White Owl Bistro is a certified member of Ontario’s FEAST ON.OCTA FEAST ON FINAL

We are also mentioned in the LCBO’s Taste Local 2014 Restaurants. Want to hear more about our five star reviews or tell us about your experience? Please come visit and join The White Owl Bistro Facebook Page.



Farm to Table

René & Laura Dubois - Chefs & Owners

Somewood Farms is family owned and operated in the beautiful township of Chisholm. We are devoted parents and passionate Chefs looking to get back to Mother Nature. We hope to inspire and educate people to get growing and get cooking!We are also the proud owner/operator/chefs of the White Owl Bistro in North Bay, ON Come view our photo gallery and become a fan on Facebook.

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Dalew Farms is owned and operated by Dave and Chantal Lewington and their children Jacob, Olivia and Emma. They proudly service the Sudbury, North Bay and Sturgeon Falls areas. Dave has served several years in various positions for the National Farmers Union, fighting for the best interests of beginning farmers and small family farms. Dave and Chantal are also members of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario, the Cattlemen’s Association, the Creative Meats Abattoir Producer Group and the Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative. They are both very passionate about small scale organic agriculture, and work extremely hard to grow the healthiest and most nutritious food they can each season, in an environmentally sustainable way. When we make decisions on our farm, the primary factor is: “Would we feel comfortable feeding this food to our own family?!” The answer to that question is YES! They are proud to say that this will be Dalew Farms 10th season at this location, raising drug free and GMO free animals on pasture. They have gained a lot of experience, and are confident in their ability to continue to produce foods of the finest quality using organic methods.
Dalew Farms 10781 hwy 64 Lavigne ON P0H 1R0 (705)594-1823

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We are a northeastern Ontario farm focused on providing the local community with great food! We operate on 10 acres of land just West of Cache Bay, Ontario. We want to know the people that eat the food we produce and we want our customers to know us, the farmers. Our process is pesticide and herbicide free and we use no chemical fertilizers. We also do not plant GMO crops or feed them to our animals. We always operate with health and ecology in mind. We offer from our farm: CSA Vegetable Shares Pastured Poultry (organically-fed) Eggs from pastured chickens (organically-fed) Vegetables at the North Bay Market Wildcrafted Teas.

Field Good Farms Tel: 705-978-1664
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Neil & Heidi Bouman Pasture raised lamb 537 Farmer’s Line, Rutherglen ON (705)776-2064


Free Range Organic Poultry Products
1396 River Road, Astorville Phone: (705)752-3210

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Our farm is snuggled on a hillside overlooking Commanda Lake seconds before you reach the village of Restoule. Since 1974 we have been keeping bees in the North. We believe that the honeybee is an amazing creature. Our 300 colonies are situated in the scenic pristine and unpolluted countryside of Northern Ontario’s Almaguin/Nipissing Region. The bees pollinate old farming fields, cattle fields and non- industrial farming areas that are known for not using pesticides.
Board's Honey Farm 6866 Hwy. 534, RR#1 Nipissing, ON, P0H 1WO CANADA (705)729-2939 or Toll Free: 1(888)363-2827

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Our family history of producing maple syrup started back in the 1920′s when grandpa Foreshew tapped trees on his farm in the Loring area. Bill Matthews, Dave’s father tapped in the 1930′s and by 1959 when he passed away he had 400 taps in his sugarbush on the north road in Loring. Dave’s brother John took over their father’s operation and is still producing in the Loring area. In 1979 Dave and Audrey bought 30 acres of bush on the Ski Hill Rd. west of Powassan. In the spring of 1980 they had 50 buckets and a homemade 2′ x 6′ open evaporator in our driveway. In 1987 we purchased the adjacent 30 acres and changed from 500 buckets to 500 taps on pipeline. Over the years the number of taps steadily increased from 500 to 3,000. In the mid 90’s we converted the evaporator from wood to oil and added a reverse osmosis machine. In 1998 we started an expansion project and cover a total of 200 acres with 15,000 taps.
Dave & Audrey Matthews R.R. #2, 239 Ski Hill Rd Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 705-724-3427

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The White Owl Bistro is a certified FeastON restaurant member and is featured in Ontario food and drink

For Locals and travellers alike, FEAST ON is a criteria-based program that recognizes businesses committed to showcasing Ontario's unique Tastes of the place. This includes: PROCURING: Food produced or harvested in Ontario, or food and drink made in Ontario if they include ingredients produced or harvested here. PARTNERING: Being part of a local, regional, provincial, or national program that supports and showcases Ontario food and drink, its agricultural sectors, and best practices in the industry. PARTICIPATING: Community-based initiatives and experiences, as well as innovative and creative ways of building awareness around Ontario food and drink.

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Hor D'oeuvres

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  • December 31, 2019
  • Seating times are: 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm
NYE 4 Course Dinner Special

  • December 31 2019
  • Seating times 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
NYE 2019

  • December and January HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION
Holiday Hours 2019

Please note: Gift certificates can be purchased from our friendly neighbours at SUNSET INN next door :)

  • October 25th, 2019
Local Fall Harvest Dinner 2019

  • February 14, 2019
  • 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
St.Valentine’s Day with Live Entertainment

Join us for a romantic dinner and live music with Verdon Vaillancourt

  • December 31st
  • Seatings at 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
NYE at The White Owl Bistro

  • Sunday June 17,2018
  • 10am -3pm
Father’s Day Brunch 2018

  • April 14th, 2018
  • 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
2018 Local Spring Maple Dinner

  • 01 Jan 2014
Holiday Hours 2017

  • December 31st, 2017
  • Seating times 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
NYE @ The White Owl Bistro 2017

  • October 20, 2017
  • Reservations begin at 5pm
Local Fall Harvest Dinner 2017

Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating the harvest with delicious local food and live music

  • Saturday March 18th, 2017
Spring Equinox Maple Dinner 2017

  • March 18, 2017
Spring Equinox Maple Dinner

  • February 14, 2017
  • Reservations 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
St. Valentine’s Day Menu

  • February 14, 2017
  • 5-9pm
St. Valentine’s Day 2017

  • 01 Jan 2014
Holiday Hours of Operation

  • 01 Jan 2014
NYE @ The White Owl Bistro 2016

  • November and December
November Gift Certificate Promotion & Christmas Parties

  • October 21st,2016
  • Seating times: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Local Fall Harvest Dinner and Beer Tasting

  • Sunday June 19th, 2016
  • 10-4pm
Father’s Day Brunch


  • Mother’s Day Contest
    • April 15th, 2016
    • Laura Dubois

    Ah…the sights and smells of spring!  It’s finally here to stay hopefully and Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  Check out our FB page for your chance to win a table...

    The Ever Changing Menus
    • October 3rd, 2014
    • admin

    Spring and Fall – both are seasons of change and that means changing up the menus once again. Fall is has got to be our favourite seasons where the hard...

    Welcome to Our New Snazzy Website
    • October 3rd, 2014
    • admin

    Welcome to our new do! It’s about time don’t you think? We are slowly getting “with the times” with a new look and fresh website which will streamline and showcase...


Address: THE WHITE OWL BISTRO, 639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay ON P1A 2E9
Phone: + (705) 472-2662
Email: whiteowlbistro@gmail.com

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