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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, Late Night, 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
Fine dining

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Barbaraweigelt
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Ontario
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Ancaster, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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