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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 #174 of 916 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
Dundas, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Stoney Creek, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Terrific meal; especially the fava beans appetizer and the rabbit. Service was warm and friendly. Would have been nice to have had our candle lit. Some modern Portuguese music would have been nice.

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Burlington, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Last night I visited Wild Orchid with a couple of girlfriends as I have more than a few times now, and am always pleased with my experience! However during the holiday season is when I was especially impressed! A friend and I decided to go an a whim with no reservation and couldnt get a table. The server said it's... More

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