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Olde School Restaurant

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Hwy 2 W & Powerline Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L8, Canada
(519) 753-3131
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Buddy1945

We have been to this establishment in the past several times but must say, today we were terribly disappointed. The Prime Rib was definitely NOT first class....it was mushy and dry....my husband had to ask for Au Jus to moisten it. What a disappointment for the price of a large cut. . I had the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Buddy1945
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Exeter, Canada
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Exeter, Canada
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been to this establishment in the past several times but must say, today we were terribly disappointed. The Prime Rib was definitely NOT first class....it was mushy and dry....my husband had to ask for Au Jus to moisten it. What a disappointment for the price of a large cut. . I had the shrimp and scallops and they... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised with the entire package at the Olde School Restaurant. The history of the building, the food, the service - we would go back in a heartbeat if we lived closer! We thoroughly enjoyed conversation with the owner and servers... Outstanding all the way around!

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Mitchell, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We always stop here for lunch when we are in the area. Menu is varied and everything is tasty, beautifully prepared and superbly presented. The accessible features--elevator and large washroom--are ideal. It's worth a stop just to see the building and the grounds.

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Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have tried Sunday brunch at most Brantford and Paris area restaurants but The Olde School has always been my favouite. From the custom prepared omelettes to fresh salmon, salads and desserts it is always excellent. We recently visited with friends from the US and were seated at the table where the queen dined many years ago. Service is always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Olde School is like a fine suit. It fits great and you feel like a million dollars when you wear it. The ambiance of the place is distinguished without being garish. Gus greets you like an old friend and John at the piano always seems pleased as punch to see you. It is like an upscale Cheers. The wait... More 

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Paris, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I celebrated a wedding anniversary recently at this fine restaurant and we were very satisfied with our dining experience. We were greeted at the door by the owner and we were promptly shown to our table. The waiter was professional and very well prepared to answer our questions, he was friendly and efficient, never missing a beat.... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What a gem of a place... An old school refurbished as a restaurant its food, drinks, and atmosphere delight one and all. Great place for all sorts of people ... amazing weekend brunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Can't thank Gus and the staff enough for the incredible care and attention to detail for my Mom's 100th birthday family dinner! Food was fabulous - accommodations made for my Mom's unique needs, as well as for my 23th month old great niece. Special bday cake with sparklers topped off a great meal. Special thanks to Annie and the wait... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful Mothers Day dinner with family. Service and food both great. Piano bar was nice live music to enjoy while dinning. Treated like royalty. No wonder this was a stop for Queen Elizabeth few years back.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Awesome meal for my Mom's Birthday. Luigi our waiter was awesome. Everything was delicious and we had fun at the piano bar with John Moorehouse! Great evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 2 W & Powerline Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brantford
  • Phone Number: (519) 753-3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

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