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Bru Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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138 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H4, Canada
+1 905-844-4400
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Kingsville, Canada
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Bru last Wednesday evening for a business meeting. Great choice for dinner. Bad choice for meeting. Bru was packed and noisy but the cider was great, and the food even better. I chose a Pinot Noir cider paired with "Lady and the Tramp" spaghetti with bison meat balls. Both were excellent!! The ragu was rich and flavorful;... More 

1 Thank FromPictou
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent vibe and very attentive service. The beer selection is excellent and the food is very good as well and it isn't that expensive. I have come back more than once and don't even live in this country.

1 Thank Jonathan C
Georgetown, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After work with some friends, a great spot with atmosphere and friendly service and a more fantastic selection of drinks, ciders, beer and the dinner menu - wow what good choices - please keep it up Bru

Thank NokomisontheWater
Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Bru for the first time the other night. As a beer drinker I was looking forward to a good selection and was not disappointed. Lots of "locals" to choose from. My smoked turkey club was excellent. My wife's chicken pot pie was a real disappointment. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. As with so many other eateries,the noise... More 

Thank Jim G
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I lived in Oakville, I'd be a regular at Bru for sure! I love the decor, atmosphere and super friendly service. There is always a great selection of local and imported craft brews, and if you are not sure what to order, you can always try a sample of the beer on tap before deciding. Bru's brisket sandwich is... More 

Thank Dawneen M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bru is my favourite bar! It has a great atmosphere, with friendly + witty staff. My boyfriend and I always stop by for a beer (or two…or three) on our date night. It’s such a great location, so we always walk. On Valentines Day, the bar tender brought all of the couples complementary chocolate strawberries, which I thought was so... More 

Thank Lia N
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

went to the Bru last night and enjoyed a wonderful talked dinner! Love love the decor! Authentic brick ,wood ceiling and floor! Food and service was great, I had the steak and it was cooked to perfection med rare! Crem Brûlée was awesome. Chocolate covered strawberries was a nice treat for Valentine's day! Just wish they told us before about... More 

Thank Ingrid G
Debbie P, Manager at Bru Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your evening. Looking forward in you returning and trying our new menu which should be coming out very soon Enjoy the beautiful sunshine Cheers! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The best smoked turkey club in the city. Try the smoked peanuts as an appy. Warm atmosphere and good service. Restaurant is small so you need to make reservations or get there early on the weekends. The host bartender can come off a little rough but she means well.

Thank Tracey R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

BRU is back in my good books. 2016 was not a good year for their food as it was inconsistent and often after food delivery staff couldn't be found to comment on the food or order more drinks (we often had to get up and go to the bar). 2017 they are back on the game. We have tried a... More 

Thank Jenni&Keith B
Waterdown, Canada
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great little spot on Lakeshore. Went with another couple. Great craft brew selection with knowledgeable staff. My only complaint was that the chips that came with the fish and chips seemed like they were pre-cooked and reheated but the fish was to die for.

Thank sure_shar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oakville
  • Phone Number: +1 905-844-4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?