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Red Canoe Bistro

398 John St., Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K4, Canada
905-637-6137
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Ranked #62 of 363 restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lakeshore
Transit: A city bus terminal is located a 2 minute walk to the north.
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A nice restaurant in downtown Burlington on John St. One of the best wine lists I’ve ever seen with a lot of private wines. The menu is also so original. Mushroom meatballs are a must. And the desserts are great. The bread pudding was to die for. The service is lovely, obvious staff and chef are proud to work there... More

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Stoney Creek, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was our first visit to Red Canoe Bistro on Feb 7/14. They focus on using local ingredients, a farm to table approach. Their wine list is extensive and they offer many local wines and craft beers from around Ontario. They will argue that Ontario wines are some of the best in the world, I like it! My wife had... More

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Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you like to go to franchise restaurants and always order the same thing then the RED CANOE is NOT the place or you. The menu here always changes; chef Tobias is continues to invent interesting dishes. I have had the pleasure of eating here 4 times and I look forward to the next visit! I can not wait to... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We visited Red Canoe for the first time to celebrate a birthday. We have followed the reviews on the restaurant for awhile so while we expected good food, we were a bit concerned about the numerous comments on poor service and the length of time it took some customers to get their meals. I am pleased to report that we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The first time I went to Red Canoe I had one of the best meals of my life. I raved about it to anyone who would listen and wrote a glowing review on this site. It was a slow evening and we were the only table in the restaurant. The second time I went back, we went for a late... More

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Burlington, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really, really enjoyed our visit to Red Canoe. Right from the appetizers to the main course & the wine selection we couldn't have been more pleased - absolutely enjoyed reading the menu choices and had a hard time deciding. The staff were attentive & aware that we had tickets to a show at the Burlington Arts Centre - did not... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I visited Red Canoe bistro for dinner on August 20th with a friend. I had purchased a Groupon for $20 and had a value of $40 so I wanted to use it to check out this restaurant. I had the mushroom and vegetable risotto which was very tasty and my friend ordered the main chicken dish which she said was... More

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HAMILTON
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We've been to Red Canoe Bistro before. I've always had high praise for this establishment but this time not so much. Slow service was the main culprit, but the menu and food weren't as stellar as in the past. We arrived on the late side of 6:30 on a Thursday night and several tables were already occupied. We waited forever... More

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Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Lovely locally owned restaurant that can accommodate all palates. We have been here several times with meat eaters and vegans, and have always had excellent service. This is a place to go when you are not in a rush - just want to be pampered and drink fine wine, beer from local brew houses, and order from a separate vegan... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I wonder how many more reviews must appear on TripAdvisor before the management of this bistro recognizes that they have an issue with service. They are either totally oblivious, or arrogant enough to believe they can rest on their culinary laurels. There is no doubt that the quality of the food is very good but it loses all appeal when... More

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