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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 #108 of 924 restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Dundas, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Six of us went for my daughter's birthday dinner. Service was very good. Food was very good. Only complaint, they only have one chicken dish on the menu and that night they had no chicken. As it turned out, our guest did find something else that appealed to him, but we did find this strange. I had the shrimp Alfredo... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a hand full of times. The food was great but the service was awful, it took for ever for some one to attend to us and the food took for ever!!! To top it off the waitress was very rude!!!We do speak Portuguese, so we understood all the unpleasant things that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. The menu has a good variety of dishes. I think anybody would find something they like. The service was good and our waitress friendly. It is right beside Christ Church Cathedral. I know a lot of the people who are either working or going to The Cathedral for a special service prefer to... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have been to Portugal about 10 times. I love the place and I love their food. The interesting thing about Portugal is that, for the most part, the less you spend on the meal, the better the food. And the best Portuguese Restaurant that I have found in Canada is the Wild Orchid. I have tried many and this... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We ordered goat cheese salad, grilled fish platter and some beer. The fish platter was huge and easily fed three of us with plenty left to take home. Everything was fresh and tasty, and we enjoyed our meal. The waitress was rather grumpy, but did her job efficiently. Overall, we had a pleasant evening and will return whenever we get... More

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Hamilton Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have made it a habit to visit Wild Orchid for the Sangria Festival where you get a jug of sangria and a plate of mussels. this year was no exception. We came on a busy day (Art Crawl), but they freed up a table for us and the waitress was great accommodating our needs. As usual the food was... More

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Hamilton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I llove going to the wild orchid, it is one of my favourite restaraunts, try the bread appetizer with the shredded cod and onions, many good options to choose from for your main course.

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place was charming! I am not sure why there were remarks about poor service and perhaps on weekends it may be different, but our server was lovely. However, this is not fast food. So if you are looking for an instant meal like at a roadhouse then yes it is not reheated and out in ten minutes. This was... More

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