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Downtown Bistro & Grill

441 Elizabeth St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2L8, Canada
+1 905-639-7577
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
441 Elizabeth St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2L8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go there a few times a year for a nice meal, we've brought friends there too and everybody loved it! I love the pecan crusted chicken, it is my favourite chicken dish at any restaurant.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch in this charming restaurant. The service was friendly and attentive without being overly so. We had lots of time and the waitress did not hurry us in any way. I had a seafood crepe which was totally yummy. I am...More

Thank Ann I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting town and looking for a non chain restaurant for dinner. We stumbled upon this place and it was lovely. Great food, nice atmosphere and quaint.

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this small restaurant with friends for lunch. It is located in downtown Burlington in a restored old house. Service was pleasant and helpful. There are daily specials. The food is fresh and tasty. There are about a dozen tables and if it is...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well prepared food in cozy heritage home converted to a restaurant. Everything we ate here was delicious-calamari appetizer, Roman flatbread, burger, halibut and pear bread pudding. Great venue for a special occasion.

Thank Glee2544
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Welcoming atmosphere. Wonderful service. Savoury meals. Palatable bill. When you need a quick get away ... this is the place!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We moved to Burlington two years ago. While there are many very good places to eat we always return to the downtown Bistro. Quite simply it has the best combination of freshly prepared meals, excellent service and a quaint atmosphere. Literally everything is good but...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Dinner for 2, dinner rez. Small establishment but cozy. Ordered and shared calamari. I rate that high on that evening. Quite tender and I'm picky. Entrées were jambalaya for me and Tuscan linguini. Wife loved her pasta and I was impressed at the size of...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were actually quite pressed for time so let them know and ordered our lunch with fingers crossed. I ordered the Greens and Berries…10 crisp mixed greens~ fresh seasonal berries~ tossed in white wine fig dressing ~ topped with blue cheese crumble ~ roasted pecans......EXCELLENT!...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We went for the first time for the special half price starters when you purchase a drink. Ordered the rice balls and the meatballs. I thought the rice balls were bit timid in taste but my friend enjoyed them. Meatballs were tasty but I personally...More

Thank newtraveler099
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Ann I | Reviewed this property |
no this is a small bistro for dining
Josh S
24 November 2017|
Response from Elisa08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Josh , I would suggest going to their website and taking a look at their Menu . Its all there and you can see for yourself to get an idea as to what is Gluten Free or at least what can be prepared Gluten Free for you . I... More
1 June 2017|
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Response from MikeL322 | Property representative |
Yes it is
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 441 Elizabeth St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-639-7577
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