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The Alex Restaurant

Tapas
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480 Brant Street South, #4, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2G4, Canada
(905) 220-0520
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Lori_D_11
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Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I had our first experience at The Alex last night and we were very happy to have stumbled upon this new fave. The service was very friendly, informative and passionate about the food and restaurant. We ordered the Charcuterie board and beer to start, followed by the recommended short rib, pork belly, fish tacos and cashew shrimp... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Alex is by far one of my favourites. It is a small plate restaurant, but the prices are decent, and for the quality of the food it is totally worth it! The menu is very innovative and I often order 2 or 3 plates to try. I have never been disappointed with my experience here. The staff are also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Let me start by saying it was a busy evening where staff may not have been able to keep up with demand; however, there are a few things that should be standard in any restaurant - basics of service - and this was lacking. First,- we ordered both the charcuterie and cheese plates to start. When they were placed at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Lobster mac and cheese.... Amazed!!! My tastebuds crave this almost weekly. Excellent service. The music was perfect. Great spot. Sad about lunch availability but I can live without it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I was fortunate to get an invitation to this restaurant and to my surprise, the food was tremendous and the service was excellent. Definitely a place to take someone you want to take out for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food was great you have to order a few plates as it as a tapas style restaurant. The service is really good and if you let him to the choices you can't go wrong. You should really try it

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Burlington, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Alex has never disappointed us! My husband and I have returned numerous times for a special night out full of flavour! Our favourites include the short rib, charcuterie board and whatever new meat dish is offered! The servers know their product and we have never been steered wrong when wanting suggestions of wine or dishes! Expect to spend some... More 

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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?