Seedlings

4.5
41 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Farm-to-table
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Seedlings is a farm to table restaurant tucked into Angeline's Inn in Bloomfield ON. We focus on the season's of Prince Edward County and use the regions ingredients on our revolving menu. We feature PEC wines and natural wines from around the world.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Bistro, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Daily 8:00 am–1:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(613) 393-3301
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Portigal
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Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We have been to Seedlings a few times and have been delighted with something new to drink and eat each time. The fact that each dish works together yet is always distinct in flavour is no small accomplishment. As well, the fact that the service is so professional speaks volumes about the management. We recommend Seedlings highly to all our Shorehill guests.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Good portions. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Eat here!!! Fabulous food and a great experience!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Warm Service & Delicious Menu. No smoke and mirrors here: Straight forward fresh and flavourful eats. Definitely a must when in Prince Edward County!

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great service and nice restaurant. Our dishes were good and original, but the main plate was overpriced.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Nice new restaurant and friendly service. However, we were very disappointed by the size of the portions. The mains were more or less app sized. This would be fine if the price was appropriate but paying $27 for a half order of pasta is unreasonable. Hopefully better next time we visit.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great staff, awesome meal. We had our 3 year old with us and they were very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Seedlings is the must experience restaurant in PEC. Tucked away in Bloomfield, this unassuming but charming restaurant is doing something very creative. The chef who has worked extensively in the Beckta restaurant family in Ottawa and also in Montreal is definitely a master of creating delicious flavors, drawing on a variety of ingredients that are locally sourced. The sides in the menu were so unusual in their use if ingredients that one was tempted to try them all just to savor the unique characteristics of each dish. The service the evening we dined was exceptional, friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable of both the menu items and the wine list. It easily ranks amongst the best dining experiences we’ve had - in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal,Washington and San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Best bacon we ever had

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food was not worth the money. Portion size small and the chicken dish could have just been bought from a grocery store, not much taste.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Ordered perch cakes, wedge salad, pea/ricotta pasta, striploin with potato salad, and a side of warmed radishes (server recommendation).

Wedge salad was bland and relied on pancetta to season it. All the dressing was on the bottom three forkfuls of lettuce and the few pickled shallots provided little punch to kick up the flavour. The perch cakes. Ugh. First bite was eggy cilantro. The menu said nothing about cilantro, which for many people is a love it or hate it herb. Overwhelming Thai sauce helped mask the cilantro but the cake was bland and rubbery. Then came the hair. 1/2 way through the first cake was a long blonde hair inside the cake.

Our server removed the plate without an apology. She appeared a minute later to say 'the guys in the kitchen are fighting over who is responsible' and 'it's quite a fun scene to watch'. No apology. No manager, no owner, nothing.

When I order a medium rare striploin I don't envision SOUS VIDE, PRE-SLICED with an inedible layer of unrendered fat and gristle. As the server set it down, she explained it was local beef which they sous vide to help tenderize it, as it can be a bit tough, so if I find it a bit chewy that's why. The potato salad was tasty. The steak was horrible. Luke-warm, underseasoned and tough. Why not mention sous vide on your menu or as your guest is ordering? I would've steered clear. I ate 3 bites of the steak. Another server came and started to take away our plates, asking if there was a problem. I told her the steak was cold, chewy and inedible. No apology or empathy, then the radishes arrive, AFTER we were done. We asked for the bill. As she set it down, she said 'I'm sorry you didn't like your food'.

The only good part of the meal was the pasta my partner had but it was a 1/2 portion, and done in about 5 bites. They only charged us for the bottle of cider, which was the right thing to do, but NOBODY ever came and apologized. What a waste of our anniversary night dinner plans.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was very disappointing. We spent $130 for dinner and it was nowhere close to what we expected. I was so excited with the duck dish but was so very disappointed. Very dry. The chicken dish was not good at all for the value. The half chicken was like braised in chicken broth with a tad of bokchoy on the side. It had no character at all. We've been to a good number of restaurants in the County and this one disappointed us for sure. Not coming back.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

$65 for a bottle of 750ml of cider...
$24 for a bottle of 500ml of cider....
Wine was only 5oz pours and 1/2L some of the most expensive glasses of wine we’ve had in the County. I’m all for fine dining pricing, but this restaurant has yet to reach a fine dining atmosphere. It was a hot summer day and we had hoped for a little respite inside a cool dining room. Absolutely the opposite. We had eaten in this building before when they had previous owners and heat was never an issue.
The meals were cooked very well and were quite tasty however. No complaints there. A bit of a limited menu but otherwise good.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Loved it! Everything on the menu was excellent and our waitress was super nice!
Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing service, amazing food. Waiter helped us choose a great bottle of wine that we would otherwise have never chosen, 5/5.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delicious food and an amazing service. This was a unique experience for a family vacation

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We’ve been coming here for years and raving about the food to our family and friends. Unfortunately, since the rebranding, we didn’t feel the experience was on the same level.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Dinner at Seedlings was an absolute highlight of our time in PEC! We sat inside and the atmosphere was quiet and cozy, perfect for having a conversation without having to yell. The wine list has some great local options. The menu was full of seasonal dishes and despite being low on vegetarian options, we found some delicious dishes to share. If you're vegetarian, I'd recommend picking 1 or 2 of the "sides," which were basically the size of a main. We shared an appetizer, pasta entree, and 2 sides, and it was the perfect amount of food.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Our dinner at Seedlings in Bloomfield was terrific. The dishes were a delicious fusion of local ingredients, and the setting was cozy and romantic.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Delicious farm to table meal with fresh ingredients. We were impressed with how the rabbit loin was made! We brought our baby and they were very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Am biased as my name is Hardie but I was disappointed at the lack of County Wines on the wine list, except for champagne. The majority of your clients are visitors to the County. Many would like to taste some of the County's better wines during their short visit.. On the evening that I dined with you this was not possible. We drank an excellent Rhone but my visitors from South Africa would have liked to try a local red. Grange was the only option.
Suggest Seedings offer a wider choice of County wines: possibly have a County section.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A rare find looks like a century home as you approach however once you enter the lot seems to open up with manicured lawns yet it remained with a wild look. The restaurant is very nice and cozy, very comfortable, several large tables and a few intimate diners mixed in, nicely done. Food was second to none, authentic, local and very inspiring. Service was pleasant and very un-rushed yet not missing at all. Casual perfection. Loved the coffee, try it worth every penny as well as the 5 minute apologized wait. I would not apologize for anything about that coffee. Taste out performs the wait. Overall treat like I was the only one there yet I think all other tables were full. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We loved the use of fresh seasonal ingredients and the service was exceptional. We felt lucky to get a last minute reservations the restaurant has received a lot of hype... but it lived up to the hype and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fantastic brunch on their beautiful patio and garden. Food, service, venue all excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Amazing food, poached chicken was incredible! Our server was great as well and the unique Old Fashion Cocktail was awesome - nice Wine list as well... Beautiful property with accommodations onsite... fantastic spot for an overnight get away - they serve breakfast as well, Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We went for a dinner date, and had beautiful cocktails, and incredible food. The servers were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.
We will definitely be going back again!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food and service! The place emphasizes on local products, they have a good selection of natural wines. Really enjoyed my experience!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lovely place and great new menu. Seasonal, local, thoughtful small menu with a beautiful wine list. The patio is gorgeous surrounded by nature and the sound of birds, very picturesque.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very nice staff, quality menu, overall efficient. Will return

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The setting for Seedlings is very comfortable. The food is full of both interesting combinations and flavour. Our servers were attentive but relaxed. We couldn’t have had a nicer experience and we can’t wait for the next one!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Amazing food, staff, vibe, and wine! Nothing bad to say and I'll absolutely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Really nice local food. Excellent wine selection. Loved the maple sage fudge.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Such an amazing experience, the food was so tasty, the atmosphere was cozy, and the service was outstanding and so welcoming! We had a great night and they even sent us home with dessert on the house because they saw I was pregnant and one of the chefs just had a baby. That’s was so kind and a nice touch to an already great evening! Can’t wait to come back with the little guy! Thanks again!!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Seedlings is the latest restaurant to occupy the kitchen spaces of Angeline's in Bloomfield. They claim to source local ingredients so I was amazed to seek shrimp offered as an appetizer. This is Prince Edward County, thrusting in Lake Ontario - a body of water not known for shellfish of any kind. Further sleuthing revealed that they were true to their word. These were fresh water shrimped farmed about 70 km away by some shrimp breeding genius in an old grain silo. If nothing else, you must try these with the fabulous spicy - but not deadly - sauce.
A salad was also had that was a small head of lettuce, enlivened with a delicate yet delectable dressing. It had that wonderful combination of being both healthy and yummy - usually mutually exclusive options.
The rabbit was the result of someone showing up the door with a brace of lapins. Making a schnitzel out of them was a stroke of genius. Needless to say, it, with the mustard and freshly made kraut, was incredible.
We also shared the sublime gnocchi. Like all gnocchi should, it melted in your mouth and was accentuated by morals of potato - a self referential touch.
The staff were able to answer all our skill testing questions, including what to have instead of scotch to top off the meal. A Japanese whiskey - Santory - was recommended. Never having tried it, I gave it a shot. I am in debt to the waiter, since this must now grace my small, but select, collection of Scotch and Whiskey
SInce we live just up the road from this place, we will be returning. You too must go if you are in Prince Edward County. There is a lot of competition now on the culinary front, but this place falls into the top 5.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was decent but overpriced. The service was sub par, our server wasn’t very attentive and wasn’t knowledgeable about the wine.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

My wife and I both had great meals. Creative sides and mains. The Japanese Turnip side was so unique and the lamb neck was melt in your mouth. The service was excellent - friendly, available, and knowledgeable of the menu.

We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The menu was truly innovative in both taste and appearance. We had several dishes so we could share and each dish was unique, fresh and flavourful. The service was quick and attentive without being disruptive. Highly recommend this Seedling.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Cozy atmosphere with fire place. Music somewhat loud and yet without it other conversations might be heard as tables were close. Service excellent and friendly. Enjoyed a hemp crusted perch appetizer, very tasty and a somewhat large portion which could easily be for two to share. Shrimp dumplings were outstanding. Pork and chicken dishes were tender and tasty. Vegetable sides of beets and asparagus were particularly nice but not so much the carrots which were somewhat crunchy and not as maple syrup flavoured as I would have liked. Too full for dessert so another time perhaps. A very pleasant meal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved everything! Will be back very soon.

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