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The Cook's Shop Restaurant

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683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
I have lived here most of my life..best restaurant I go to

This restaurant is the best in Windsor. The food is always amazing. I would recommend this place over any other in Windsor

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ken H
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is the best in Windsor. The food is always amazing. I would recommend this place over any other in Windsor

1 Thank Ken H
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to so many Italian restaurants worldwide, and yes - many throughout Italy too. I do not understand the hype around the Cook's Shop Restaurant? It truly baffles me completely. Wine by the glass is average and very limited in choices - and the garlic bread and pasta looked and tasted like it was something simple from a... More 

Thank yyc403
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful experience everytime we fill up our senses with all The Cook's Shop wondrous offerings. We are always treated like family when we dine here. It's my absolute favourite place to enjoy a relaxing & intimate meal.

Thank Michelle M
Windsor, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food there. Seafood, pasta and steaks are all very good! Inexpensive for the quantity and quality you receive. Would happy to go back! Went for a birthday dinner with family recently.

Thank Dezarae S
Tecumseh, ON Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation on a Tues night at the Cook's Shop for my wife and I - our first time there and we were excited to try this restaurant. The lady taking the reservation over the phone repeated it to me - 2 people for 5:30. When we got to the restaurant and were asked if we had reservations, I... More 

1 Thank rebel1
Eugenia C, Manager at The Cook's Shop Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for your feedback; it is greatly appreciated and allows us an opportunity to improve our service standards. You certainly should not have been made to wait while other tables were available. If you could call the restaurant, please ask to speak with Eugenia, as I would like to personally apologize to you by phone, and offer you recompense.... More 

London, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with another couple for dinner before a show at the casino. The restaurant is older but charming. The tea towels instead of napkins surprised us. We started with drinks. They come in pretty small glasses. For appetizers we ordered the escargot and the tortellini soup. The escargot came with a lot of mushrooms. They were hot, garlicy and... More 

1 Thank ArchanaG152
Windsor, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely romantic intimate restaurant. The food is outstanding and many dishes can be prepared at your table. Service is superb from the time you enter until you leave. I personally love garlic and the smell of garlic that permeates the restaurant. It is truly fine dining at its best but at very reasonable prices for the wonderful... More 

Thank PLB_13
Belle River
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the food atmosphere and the service at the cookshop. All are superior We have gone for our anniversary or a special dinner with friends. Always suggest reservations.

Thank SandyJohnJackson
Windsor, ON
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A definite hidden gem in the city of Windsor. Cozy and romantic ambiance, with great service. Terrific food and good prices compared to other Italian/fine dining/steakhouses. One of my favourite restaurants in the city.

Thank JonHauler
Windsor, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Still one of the few restaurants remaining that have a classic comfortable atmosphere, and food you know will be consistently delicious each and every time you go. We continue to try to make it in monthly, don't forget to reserve!

Thank Windsorgirl0

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 519-254-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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