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The Cook's Shop Restaurant

683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
+1 519-254-3377
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (98 reviews)
“steak diane” (16 reviews)
“garlic bread” (27 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious! Sophisticated dining with out being stuffy. My favorite for the two of us to enjoy a quiet evening out.

Thank daleheathermaria
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the food at The Cook Shop is consistently very good, time after time. I have been there a number of times and love it! They boast that their menu has been the same for many years. It is nice to go to...More

Thank pennyl343
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The downstairs site never changes and it's a bit dark -- maybe to encourage the romantic atmosphere. The dining room opens onto the kitchen and you can witness their creations. Lino and his crew do such a nice job that you'll need reservations most nights...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cook's Shop never disappoints. It is and has been consistent through the years. Top notch service and food with a very old world and romantic ambiance makes for the perfect date or couples night out. The big beautiful salad served family style with yummy...More

Thank Luckystarfish4U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is an historic treasure in Windsor. It is quaint and cozy. The pasta is made right at your table and all menu items are delicious. The service is impeccable. Highly recommended!

Thank maryvV4267GC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade. Quaint. Delicious. Addicting. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. Just go. You won't regret it.

Thank Kara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to the cook's shop since it opened in the early 80's for a reason. Starting with the salad dressing that is still delicious. They used to sell the dressing by the bottle but can't anymore. Pasta is nice and al dente. We...More

Thank Paola R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It had been a few years since we went to the Cook's Shop for dinner but the good food hasn't changed. Enjoyed the Beef Stroganoff and my wife had a pasta dish. Both were delicious and filling. Came with Caesar Salad and bread. Didn't seem...More

Thank sportsfan007
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming here for a romantic night out since we were young and in love!😍 The food is fresh and amazing, the service is impeccable. You might even get lucky and the owner might dish up your pasta table-side for...More

Thank 310marcieg
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent food. I would choose this place over The Keg any day. The atmosphere is very intimate and the staff is friendly. Reservations are a must.

Thank philia88
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
Vegan no way. Pescatarian has lots of options. Vegetarian options are really limited, there's a vegetable soup, sides of mushrooms and vegetables and for entres you have either linguini or gnocchi are pretty much it... More
1 December 2016|
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Response from MoeOntCanada | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot right behind the restaurant
Therese J
21 June 2016|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
I would call as soon as possible. some reservations are made way in advance. It also depends on how many people are in the party, if only a few you may be lucky. If you have a larger group you may not be able to. Try... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-254-3377
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