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The Alex Restaurant

480 Brant Street South, #4, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2G4, Canada
(905) 220-0520
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Ranked #205 of 369 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stoney Creek, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was truly a great meal! My husband and I went with another couple & we ordered a few plates & shared (love the tapas idea). We tried mango salad with shrimp, crab cakes (amazing sauce!), flank steak, fish tacos, calamari, lamb, beef short rib, & orange brulee (couldn't really taste the orange), & their take on the Twix bar... More

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Kitchener, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

had the occasion to have a lunch engagement at this delightful restaurant. Was pleasantly surprised initially by having a slight difficulty locating the restaurant, mainly because of the size of the front. Then I had difficulty gaining entrance because what would have normally been the front door was not. Had I paid attention initially I would have seen the small... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I honestly do not write reviews very often but after the dinner I had, I really could not resist! Went to the Alex tonight for my father's birthday. It was my first visit so I did not know what to expect. It is a stylish tapas place in a little alley on Brant st. with amazing service and even better... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Actually my second visit. First one was a "happened by" situation out walking on Brant Street one evening with my son and everything was excellent! So, on our next available "date night", I suggested my husband and I try it out a second time, and we weren't disappointed. Great, attentive service (although near the end of our dinner it had... More

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at the Alex restaurant and really enjoyed the experience. It was nice getting to sample multiple plates. We ordered 6 in total which was good for the two of us. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and the food came nicely spaced. It is a little pricey for the two... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had made a visit to this tiny spot on the main busier part of Brant St in Burlington almost 18 months ago on New Years eve, which ended up being an awful lot of fun. The Alex has a side entrance, and a longish and narrow room. with the majority of seating is for groups of 2's and 4's.... More

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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Thoughtfully prepared dishes with amazing sauces and a great concept. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and found the food to be delicious! We shared 5 plates - they were all unique and delicious I was happy with everything we tried. Very pleased and will be returning.

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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What an amazing meal we had last night.....if you can get past the fact that the patio is in an alley with a pole dancing club and a tattoo artist, the food is truly out of this world. This is a "small plate" restaurant so the idea is you order 2 - 3 small plates instead of a great big... More

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Toronto
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Creative, inventive and irreverent - these guys are having fun making comfort food you wouldn't try to make at home. The plates are smallish so you get a chance to try more things than you would normally, and the quality and craft in the kitchen are excellent. I've eaten here three times, twice business entertaining, and despite some previous reviews,... More

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Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been here twice this spring and would say it's my top Burlington restaurant right now. I literally wanted to lick my plate when finished. The lobster Mac & cheese and the braised short ribs with mushroom lasagna have been my favourites. I would also recommend the crab cakes and whitefish tacos. The best seat in house is at the... More

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