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The Alex Restaurant

Spanish, Pub, Tapas
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480 Brant Street South, #4, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2G4, Canada
(905) 220-0520
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food. Price is high.

The food was very tasty. The tapas style means that portions are small and are to be shared. This meant ordering more items than one is used to in going to a restaurant. The food ended up being filling. The wine list was expensive and most of the entry bottles were out of stock (entry = $54... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I decided to check out The Alex for our anniversary. I had reserved a table letting them know that it was a special day for us but nothing was said of it or done for us while there. The meals were average. Actually below average if you factor in cost. The food was fresh and well presented... More 

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Dundas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We wished to see a movie that was only playing on Brant Street in Burlington and fortuitously came across this excellent restaurant. The sharing concept was fantastic and allowed us to try multiple plates rather than a full course meal. Each plate was exquisitely presented, very tasty and unbelievably delicious. We were assisted in an excellent wine pairing and the... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We enjoyed the selection, flavour and combinations of the Tapas plates; but they were overpriced, including the wine list. We noticed many people there only having water and only a few plates ordered. If they would just drop the prices on each plate around $3.00 to $5.00 and at least $10.00 on the bottle wine list; we and many others... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was very tasty. The tapas style means that portions are small and are to be shared. This meant ordering more items than one is used to in going to a restaurant. The food ended up being filling. The wine list was expensive and most of the entry bottles were out of stock (entry = $54) so we ended... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

...which I was happy about. Tapas is often very pricey and unsatisfying but the small plate format at this restaurant was both delicious and filling. A good selection of meat and fish dishes. The menu is a little sparse on vegetables. A few vegetarian options would round out the menu better. Service was good and staff helpful. A great place... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wonderful find on Brant St. A small restaurant serving a delicious variety of "tapas" style small entrees. We tried six and everyone was great. The lamb was exquisite, the shrimp and mango salad, fresh and sweet, the short rib sticky and rich. I suspect everything else on the menu would be terrific. A small but interesting wine list, and but... More 

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to this restuarant for an anniversary dinner with my husband, and we LOVED it! This was our first time being to a tapas restaurant. I loved being able to try a little bit of everything that I wanted from the menu, although trying to minimize our selection to 5 dishes to share was so hard. We were very satisfied... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went to the Alex with a group of 7 people. The restaurant was not my choice but I decided to give it a try. Some things were good. The service was excellent. It is a long time since I have had better. I started with the flatiron steak. It was good but I would have liked a bit more.... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our first time at the Alex- I had heard about the restaurant on Instagram. My hubby and I were celebrating our anniversary and we're looking for a new place to try. Food was good, maybe a tad over priced but since it was a special occasion we were willing to splurge a bit. Was sad we were not... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There were two couples. The food is excellent food, decent wine. Great for a casual evening outwith small groups.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 480 Brant Street South, #4, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (905) 220-0520

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub, Tapas
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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