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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 #58 of 930 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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195 reviews 195 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Hamilton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I came to this restaurant because a friend of mine is friends with one of the chefs. All she could do is rave about the food, So I took a chance. I was not disappointed! I had the mussels in an apple and bacon sauce, so good I could have licked the plate clean! (I tried as good as I... More

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HAMILTON
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102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I dined at Boo's tonight. Being a Wednesday night it wasn't as crowded as usual which I guess was good for us. Service was excellent but we never felt rushed. My husband fancied the mussels from the listing of house specials, so he also ordered the Mango and Stilton Salad (Bibb lettuce, sliced mango, White Stilton, crystallized... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have taken my mom and family to this restaurant and have enjoyed it every single time. My favourite dish is the tornado steak with peper corn wine reduction. I love the vegetable and how they are prepared. I always make a point of going to this particular restaurant for family celebrations or just when I have a craving for... More

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Shelburne, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is with regret that I write the following review of this restaurant where, a couple of month's ago, we enjoyed a very good meal. Because our first experience was so positive, we decided to bring two friends to Boos with the knowledge that our treat would be well received. Alas, the opposite occurred. The tiger shrimp appetizer was served... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I rarely write a negative review about anyplace that my wife and I go. But tonight the experience we had at this restaurant was so bad I need to tell people about it. We walked into the restaurant an we should have turned right around and left. It was so hot an muggy we started sweating as soon as we... More

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