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“Music very LOUD !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Willistead

The Willistead
1840 Wyandotte St. E | Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Windsor, Ontario N8Y1B3, Canada
+(1)5192538226
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Ranked #52 of 639 restaurants in Windsor
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Canadian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Music very LOUD !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Food. Very good . Server explained menu .... Very much al a carte . We were not rushed . Only pitfall was the very loud music . Patrons speaking very loudly to be heard over the music .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Small menu, well executed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here a three times over the last couple months and enjoyed it every time. If the helping size determines value for you then you are not likely going to be impressed. If you prefer food quality you probably will be. Nothing has disappointed so far.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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north america
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious...but not blown away.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Went recently on a Sunday. A few tables were occupied around 6 p.m. on a Sunday. Pretty much dead. Ambiance was inviting, aside from Beck and other alternative tunes blaring a bit too much for an early evening...
I don't know if this place is trying to be an upscale bistro, a diner, or hipster hangout, but nonetheless, I went along for the ride...

Server approached the table rather casually. She was pleasant. Water was served in an glass milk jar (quirky, unique), a glass filled with ice cubes was placed in the center of the table with a spoon...Interesting feature. We had to inquire about specials and recommended dishes. She recommended the lamb burger and some small plates.

The menu appeared to be a little frustrating. $6 sandwiches, $10 salads, small plates $8-12 and a cut of prime strip for $28? Interesting dichotomy. When you order a burger, you get a burger. No garnish, no nothing. Warning: this place takes "ala carte" seriously. According to our server, the owner encourages "family style dining". So, now we're talking close to $30 per person/plate. Okay, after all it is Olde Walkerville...

The beet salad and lamb burger was delicious. Others had burgers and their chicken salad. The food was good, period. However the flow, menu, waitstaff and ambiance need a few tweaks.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amherstburg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Yummo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

2 couples met for dinner at The Willistead on July 13/13. Although the menu is limited, the food was top notch, interesting and unique. The waiter was friendly, helpful and very attentive. We had a very pleasurable time on the outdoor patio. We will definitely go again to try more items on the menu. I had the beet salad and it was soooo good!! Fresh ingredients and food that you wouldn't typically make at home made it a wonderful experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Girls' Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

8 women met at The Willistead on July 10th for dinner and wine. The food was delicious, local farm-to-table fresh...the service was impeccable...the wine all from local wineries. Fabulous restaurant ! 2nd time there, and looking forward to the next visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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