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Red Canoe Bistro

398 John St., Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K4, Canada
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Ranked #121 of 368 Restaurants in Burlington
Price range: $25 - $100
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The service was slow, the place was dirty and the food was below satisfactory. The waiter was nice, but he was the only one servicing the entire place. I felt for him, the food was cold, delivered late, really late.....like we waited over an hour for our entree. The food was ok, again, cold. I'd never go back or recommended... More

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Oakville, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I visited Red Canoe with a coupon just to try it out. We didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. While the ambiance is not as quiet and high end as I thought it might be, but the food presentation and quality more than made up for it. The salad was fresh, bright and delicious.... More

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Burlington, Ontario
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Never know what your dinning experience is going to be here, the chef changes things up and always uses local product for his amazing creations. Simple decor only makes the wonderful menu items more enjoyable, be sure to make a res for this wonderful surprise in dinning. Thumbs up Karl.

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Hamilton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in the area. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The service is impeccable and they always make great wine pairing suggestions. Also, they are extremely allergy friendly!

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food was good with Salazpacho a creative combination of Gazpacho and a stuffed tomato, beef short rib you could cut with a spoon and nice trout filet, although it did have a very smokey taste which I'm not sure was meant to be. Server was attentive and knowledgeable but unfortunately our experience was ruined by the extreme slowness of the... More

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Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It's hard to appreciate a place when food quality is average based on similar restaurants but the wait between courses is beyond long, bordering on ridiculous. 1h45 in before the main course is served is just not acceptable at any restaurant, maybe they are under staffed, who knows, unless you are polishing off a bottle or two of wine, I'd... More

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Burlington, ON
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Overall the food was good. Not amazing, but solid. The staff were friendly and relatively attentive. It felt like we were sitting around waiting to be sold more wine, as each course took a very long time to arrive. We had finished a great bottle of wine by the time our mains arrived. My wife tried the "Taste of Burlington"... More

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Burlington, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Came here for lunch during weekday. We ordered mac & cheese and steak & egg....nicely prepared dishes. Service was extremely slow. During our entire stay there was only one other table of patrons...yet it took 40mins before our food arrived. Considering the service and the ambiance, I think they are 20-30% overpriced, especially for the dinner menu.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Happened to come across this venue while looking for another restaurant in Burlington and am glad we decided to try it instead. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing - fresh and tasty! I was going to return for a second evening but a health issue kept me from doing so. Look forward to visiting here again when... More

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Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On Mother's Day I took my mother to the restaurant for the Mother's Day brunch. While I have had some good experiences with this place in the past I have noticed a decline in service and food, and an incline in price! I ordered an omelette, asked for it to be firm and it came very runny. When I brought... More

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