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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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 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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English first
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Not being adventurous in our meal selections, we were pleasantly surprised. Wait staff suggested 5 items for the two of us --we ordered 6 items, but 5 would have been sufficient. We liked how they determined what order to serve the items and especially appreciated the change of plates when the 'flavours' changed. Each item that we ordered (braised calamari,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

INCREDIBLE flavors for the food. They even pickle their own pickles!!! :) Things are a little on the pricey side, and the place is small so ALWAYS call for a reservation. But the food is out of this world, the place is quiet and rustic and great for a double date or a quiet night out with your significant other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a very nice restaurant to eat dinner at in the area and we stumbled across a review for the Alex. We are so glad we listened. The service: From the moment we walked in our server Rick was very attentive and friendly. It was not a busy night but unlike other places we... More 

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Additional Information about The Alex Restaurant

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

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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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