Dining in Burlington

Nov 28th, 2012, 04:53 AM
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Dining in Burlington

Can anyone reccomend a nice place for a lunch in the Burlington area for 4 adults?
Looking for nice atmosphere and great food for a leisure lunch over the holiday season.
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Nov 28th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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We had my a rehearsal dinner at Oliver& Bonacini at Oakville Place in Burlington last year...I could not say enough great things about this place...we were from out of town and had to set everything up from a distance...I was a little worried because it was attached to a mall but everything was beautiful and the meal was superb.
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Nov 28th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Oliver & Bonacini at Oakville Place is in Oakville, not Burlington. I recently had an excellent lunch at Spencer's in Burlington which is on Lake Ontario. I am sure there are other excellent restaurants in Burlington that readers can recommend as well.
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Nov 28th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the info on the Oakville place. There are lots of
places there, and nice to know about one that is recommended.
Spencers could be nice, especially waterfront. Snow, ice and cold still has a beauty of it's own over the lake, right?
Will see if I can get a few more opinions so we can decide.
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Nov 29th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Four of us had lunch recently at Oliver & Bon in the Oakville Place Shopping Centre.

Three of us had a great lunch. The forth, who was the hostess and paid for it all, says, "it was awful. Someone should have been shot. And the calimari was already dead."

Lunch was about two and a half hours, with no sense of us being rushed.

Prices a littlelower than we might have thought.

I had fish and chips (double portion) which I thought was excellent.

About Burlington - I've never been to Spencer's, but I have heard it is excellent.

It turns out that I've never had a need to eat well in Burlington, other than in my friend Jane's house. Eating casually; there's a two fortino's, which make extraordinary pizza, and an IKEA, and Several Swiss Chalets.

But if I was going to eat well, commercially, I'd probably go to The Keg. 3130 South Service Road Burlington, ON L7N 3J3

CHECK IF IT IS OPEN FOR LUNCH. Some Kegs are and some are not, and the rules change in December.

Or Milestones, across from Costco, south of Indigo, north of QEW, on Brant Street.

ABOUT CHAINS: I ghave eaten so many meals in so many restaurants, big and small, chains and owner-chef, owner-host with minimum wage short order cook, etc. etc. that I have come to trust chains (and even O&B had a bad day with one menu item) and doubt one-off restaurants, unless I've talked to some happy eaters.

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Nov 29th, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Pepperwood Bistro is very popular . I've always enjoyed it . It's right on Lakeshore just west of Brant Street

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Nov 29th, 2012, 08:13 PM
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There is also West Plains Bistro that is quite good . Www.westplainsbistro.com
It's a couple of years old and is very popular .

If you are looking for fine dining you could go to Lord Nelson Steak house on Plains Rd

Enjoy your time in Burlington
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Nov 30th, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Second the vote for Pepperwood Bistro -although I guess kodi recommended it to me so thats why. They have nice entertainment for the Sunday brunch and lots of menu choices.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Thank you for the comments on West Plains Bistro. That is where the four of us went and we were ipressed from the second
we walked in. !!! Will definately go again, on our next trip
north to Toronto. Never had room, but all deserts are homemade, and boy did they ever look yummy !! Perfect !!
Will definately reccommend to anybody who wonders !
Thanks again,
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Sherri, I'm so glad you enjoyed it .
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