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Quatrefoil

16 Sydenham St., Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 2T4, Canada
905-628-7800
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Ranked #1 of 38 restaurants in Dundas
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: King Street
Description: Chefs Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos opened Quatrefoil Restaurant in May, 2010. Since then, the restaurant has been named among the top 10 best new Canadian restaurants of 2010 by enRoute Magazine, and among the top 10 best new restaurants of 2011 in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine. Quatrefoil Restaurant is also featured as a prime dining destination in the 2011 edition of Where to Eat in Canada. Located in the quaint community of Dundas, Ontario, the restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine in a charming heritage home turned modern eatery. Macfarlane and Mitropoulos, a husband-and-wife team, met in the kitchen of Toronto's Scaramouche Restaurant, before heading to Europe to seek out new food styles and experiences. Together, the pair has cooked in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, training under notable chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Gary Hollihead.
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English first
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have been here for lunch and dinner on several occasions. Some people may think it's expensive; however, you cannot have a better meal and 'experience'. Every staff member is a professional, knowledgeable and friendly. An afternoon lunch outside under that gorgeous tree is simply exquisite. Unlike 'Ellen's' comment about the restaurant not being 'packed', we've been on a Tuesday... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great service, amazing food! Only slight on this place is that it's so pricey! I get it. Five star restaurants are expensive... but I would think if they brought the prices down ever so slightly that they would be packed day in and day out. When we were there the restaurant was half empty. Probably due to the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Quatrefoil offers in a nice setting. The food is always outstanding and there is enough choice on the menu, although a little more variation could be welcome (I visit Quatrefoil on a semi-regular basis because my employer offers our visitors dinner here). The waiters are always attentive and very professional. The only drawback is the price, although there is a... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This restaurant is a gem. The decor is quite stunning. The service here was impeccable. This is certainly among the best restaurants I've eaten in for a very long time. The food was flavouful and beautifully presented.If you are looking for a special venue for a special occasion, this is it! This is certainly a five star restaurant in my... More

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Dundas, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We dined at Quatrefoil for a special birthday dinner back in November 2013. The atmosphere and decor is beautiful. Clean and classic design without being too stark. Our server was attentive and friendly while wholly knowledgeable of every item on the menu. The wine selection is excellent. This place is obviously being run by people who have a passion for... More

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Dundas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the best restaurant in the Dundas/Hamilton area. The food is exquisite, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Value is right on.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to Quatrefoil several times. Mostly for that "special" dinner. We have always found the service and meal excellent. The portion sizes are ample and the meals are unique and very tasty. It is a small restaurant so you may be seated close to another table but it is still possible to have a private conversation. The wait... More

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Visited Quatrefoil for lunch twice and have not been disappointed. I am not sure why other reviewers were so disappointed with their visit. Trout was cooked perfectly. Second time had eggs benedict and it was very well prepared. The atmosphere was romantic. The only complaint I have is that this restaurant is not open 7 days a week. Tuesday to... More

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Waterdown, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Been to this wonderful converted heritage property in the heart of Dundas twice - once for lunch and once for dinner. The space is very well appointed with transitional decor and contemporary facilities. Their prix fixe is by far the best value on there. One previous reviewer indicated the wait time was too long. The restaurant makes it a point... More

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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After reading the accolades for this restaurant, we had high expectations. The waitstaff were excellent, and the best part of the evening, delivering consistently highly professional and attentive service. However, there was a definite problem with the kitchen, as the wait time between courses was far too long (15 to 20 minutes). As we had a 8 p.m. reservation, this... More

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