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The Alex Restaurant

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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
A little gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Miltonred
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Toronto
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English first
Toronto
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?