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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 - 10:00 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First time,means many times

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Robert B
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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