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Venue 266 Restaurant

266 Lakeshore RD. E, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J1, Canada
905-815-1266
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Ranked #153 of 376 Restaurants in Oakville
Price range: $21 - $37
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Venue 266 is an urban restaurant in historic downtown Oakville, Ontario. Our delicious lunch menu is designed to have you back at the office within 45min. For dinner enjoy our wonderfully mastered menu and wine list prepared by Chef Lan Hoang. Also during dinner service ignite your 5th sense of 'hearing' as all of our servers perform songs through-out the evening ranging from Jazz to Opera.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Venue 266 is an urban restaurant in historic downtown Oakville, Ontario. Our delicious lunch menu is designed to have you back at the office within 45min. For dinner enjoy our wonderfully mastered menu and wine list prepared by Chef Lan Hoang. Also during dinner service ignite your 5th sense of 'hearing' as all of our servers perform songs through-out the evening ranging from Jazz to Opera.
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

After our wonderful experience in August, we were really looking forward to the next "special occasion" to return and take some friends along. But when reservation time came last week, like an earlier reviewer, we were unable to reach them by phone (just rang) or e-mail. So, not to be daunted (Oakville is just too far from Hamilton to drive... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Having recently enjoyed the hospitality of Pasquales, Cucci and Buca Di Bacco, I was really excited about making a reservation at 266 for my family. How sad that after repeated messages left (no one ever answers the phone) and an e-mail direct to the restaurant, we were completely ignored. We're going back to Pasquales, and we have to book my... More

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Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Me and my boyfriend were walking around downtown trying to find somewhere to eat. We have been to a lot of the restaurants and wanted to try something new. As we passed Venue 266, we barely noticed it, I had just glanced inside when a lady in the window (the windows open up to the sidewalk, and it was late... More

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Oakville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The kitchen is extremely competent. No surprises, just great execution. The room is lovely and the background music is perfect. BUT the treat is the wait staff. These people are waiting in the wings for their big chance. On our night there, 3 singers,one broadway show, one jazz, one opera. All stars. This was a very inexpensive date. So being... More

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Oakville, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

From the time I made the reservation through to the conclusion of a lovely dinner with family my experience with Venue 266 was a real treat. Last night was the perfect opportunity to check it out as it was my mother's 73rd birthday. We were greeted at the door by staff with big smiles and that carried on throughout the... More

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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I've now been to this restaurant three times for supper. Tried different things every time, and never been disappointed. First time, steak was outstanding, as good or better than the Keg. Second time was the best bouillabaisse I've ever had, period. Third was whole lobster, beautifully done and halved and with the claw meat already pulled out so I could... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My husband stumbled on this place (under its first appearance) when he learned after all these years that I had a long-standing wish for lobster thermidor going back to a beach in Jamaica long before we'd even met. So he searched for a near-by restaurant and found one in Oakville. But it disappeared before we had a "special occasion" to... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Went looking for a spot for a small celebration dinner, and stumbled onto this place. The food was delicious, using very fresh and mostly local ingredients. We were also pleasantly surprised by the number of choices that were (or were easily made) vegetarian. We had no idea that we'd be serenaded as we ate; in fact, that sort of thing... More

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Laval, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I just went to this unknown new restaurant and my experience was fabulous! Very good food and during the meal the personel sing opera, jazz or world known broadway songs. Different but really entertaining ambiance...! You must visit this place opened on April 2012 and owned by a person from Newfounland.

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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We had an outstanding meal at this beautiful restaurant. Our evening was enhanced by the wonderful performances by the staff (thanks Amanda, Marie and Dylan) as we sat by the open window and enjoyed the warm summer evening. The warm bread and olive tapenade set the stage for the rest of our meal. Both the caesar and beet and grape... More

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