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Wild Orchid Cafe

286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada (Downtown Hamilton)
(905) 528-7171
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Ranked #83 of 938 Restaurants in Hamilton
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

once again the food was very good all 8 guests were totally amazed at the quality on the plate good food is worth waiting for and if you are a fish lover you will be in heaven. The only downside of the night was that both lamb and rabbit dishes were not available On my next visit I will call... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had just left a very cold football game. We arrived right during prime dinner time. The hostess told us it would be a 20 minute wait until Claudia came by and said if we didn't mind sitting at the bar for a few minutes as some tables were clearing out. We did because we were not willing to sit... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant...went with another couple on our anniversary and was absolutely overwhelmed by the delicious food and service. I had the sea bass and it was just fantastic.....every bite was better than the last! My friend, who is Portuguese, had the cod fish and said it was done to perfection....a great review from a man who loves... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We didn't have a reservation so had to wait for about half an hour, however that wait was worth it. The food is delicious and is indeed very close to original Portuguese cuisine, prices are very reasonable (including Portuguese wines), and the portions are huge!

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Hamilton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Walking along James St decided to eat at the Wild Orchid. When we arrived the restaurant was 3/4's full and we waited a long time at the door to be greeted by anyone. When finally we were sat it took a long time for a server to come to our table in fact we had already looked over the very... More

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Hamilton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been here a few times. Never by my choice. It is an ok place to go. I enjoy James street and everything they have done with it and like to support the local merchants. Most people go to eat seafood. The food is good. If you don't eat seafood though the selection is very limited. each time I... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Wild Orchid was a hidden gem offering great food, service, and atmosphere at very reasonable prices. We were looking for something light to tie us over 'till dinner when we came upon this place. We were totally taken back by the experience. We sat on the outdoor patio, which overlooked the street but separated by an iron fence. We... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were a party of four and heard this was a good place to eat...three of us ordered the second entre on the second page swhich was described as a fried fish dinner with three different types of fish andr rice.which we did, Andy we're told they use fish that is in season.......being in season we thought it would be... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of my friends took me to the Wild Orchid for a birthday dinner, and we had a great time. He made a reservation, and our table was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent, food delicious, absolutely nothing to complain about. Great experience, and I would happily go back anytime.

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Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2 I took all my family members again for my 60th birthday lunch celebrations. Once again I was not disappointed with both service and food. I had 14 people in total, see pictures, all family members that came from Toronto. Barrie, Orangeville, Witbey and my parents that are visiting from Portugal. It was an ala carte menu and... More

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Additional Information about Wild Orchid Cafe

Address: 286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 528-7171
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Portuguese

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