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Boo's Bistro & Wine Bar

164 James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A2, Canada
(905) 296-759
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Ranked #56 of 942 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really loved the food especially the first time. The duck was great then but they changed the recipe the next visit. Then it was more like Peking duck, which we would rather have elsewhere. Did not expect the Asian influence at this bistro, although the service was excellent. The black cod on the first visit was better than the fish... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a party of 9 people and I chose this restaurant because I was too lazy to cook. They did not fail me. The flat iron steak special, the Lamb, the pasta, the pear salad all just perfection. Good selection of moderately priced wines. Service cheery and done without the usual interference some places have. Scored high!

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Ancaster, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome by the most delightful server (who could give lessons to other servers), we were simply made to feel special. And then the food!! It was spectacular I had the tenderloin which had a sauce almost requiring that the plate be licked Desert was good but I would try... More 

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

We go to Boo's often and always have the best dinners.. I have never had a dinner that I didn't like. They make the best creme brulee..The menu is varied, interesting with choices not on other menus...

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Ontario
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a wine bar online and chose this restaurant because it had wine bar in the name. It's not really a wine bar. Very limited wine list with half being unreadable due to highlights text over photocopied. Please spend a few bucks and reprint the list. They had some consignment wines which sounded like they might be... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We make our way to Boo's about 3 times a year and every time is brilliant. We love the service. Tonight we started with the scallops (my husband always get them) and I had the crab cakes. I had the mango salad with shrimp and he had the duck as mains. Both plates were fantastic. We usually finish off with... More 

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Hamilton Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So let's start by saying the head waitress here is great. Super friendly and seems to know all he regulars very well. She has a great attitude and personality. She made our experience that much better. During this visit we were using a wagjag on Wednesday and they never gave any issues with it. I also don't know if I... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We live fairly close to this restaurant in fact I walk by it almost daily and must admit to glancing in the window { that looks right on to one of the tables } and I noted the diners always seemed happy with the meal. Anyway for of us decided to try it last week for a special supper and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A friend and I had heard many good things about Boos and decided to have lunch here one day. The ambience is nice and the service is good. Coming from Australia, we were both craving lamb and decided to try the rack of lamb. My goodness, it was one of the best racks I had ever had. Even my friend... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food here is so delicious I couldn't stop licking the plates. We had Wagjag coupons but couldn't use them as they are not redeemable on the weekend, so by the time we found out, we were seated anyway so we had to stay. We had the Cuban chicken skewers, the curry chicken and the breast of duck with a... More 

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Additional Information about Boo's Bistro & Wine Bar

Address: 164 James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A2, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 296-759
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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