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Boo's Bistro & Wine Bar

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164 James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A2, Canada
(905) 296-759
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great taste

Unique food. Taste was delicious and it was fresh prepared. Always seems to be closed or full when I want to go so I don't eat here as often as I'd like.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
HammerHeidi
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Unique food. Taste was delicious and it was fresh prepared. Always seems to be closed or full when I want to go so I don't eat here as often as I'd like.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have dined here a few times and enjoyed the food. I tried to make a reservation this week & even stopped by the place but it wasn't open. The business owner next door told me they just closed their doors this week. Unfortunate.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I absolutely love how this restaurant owner is gluten intolerant conscience. There are so many restaurants that have no idea what it even means and I have had some make errors when they talk like they know but really and truly do not. There is a fine arrangement of entrees and the salads are really exceptional with homemade dressings. Only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was our second visit and we had hoped there would be more atmosphere than our first. No, there were 2 tables with older patrons both whom left before we even got our food so again, like last time, we were the only ones in the restaurant- except for a girl at the bar-awkward. In such an empty restaurant it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small little place downtown James street service was good food was good I would go back keep trying your best cause you're doing a good job! BOO

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Hamilton, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Fairly nice ambience but odd mix of people, some upscale out for dinner, some from back alley.... Tasty food but burnt. Very attentive wait staff. Will try once more, used to be great, but this would be the last chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My partner,and i were looking for somewhere we had not been to before,Boo"s was recommended.On the night we arrived it was a "fixed menu" night,the price was $60.00 each.The food offered was a choice of blackened shrimp,apple cashew coleslaw,or a clam chowder.For the entree we had a choice of beef tenderloin medallions in a cream sauce,or a fish (i am... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I went to Boo's for a first date and was highly impressed, I can't say one bad thing here. great mussels, tasty local wines and the features were well thought out.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 296-759

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar
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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