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The Alex Restaurant

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4-480 Brant St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2G4, Canada
(905) 220-0520
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 of us went for lunch to celebrate a birthday......food was quite good with uniqueness.....the prices are about average but the place needs a re-do. The booth surface was peeled and cracked faux leather, and the overall look inside had evidence of some neglect. Nothing really bad, but just needs a coat of paint, new furniture and an overall spiffing... More 

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Frank A, Person Who Cares About Your Experience at The Alex Restaurant, responded to this review

Big things are coming to The Alex. Well, not so much coming to The Alex as replacing it. There will still be good food, and great drinks. But, we agree that it's time for a change and a sprucing up. In one week we'll be closing down, and The Alex will be reborn as a whole new restaurant. Hope to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have dined at The Alex several times during lunch and dinner. Service is professional, relaxed and to the point. The environment works but in my opinion, it needs a simple renovation. The food is honest and well interpreted. There could be more attention to ingredients, and technique which would obviously be reflected in higher price points but I think... More 

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New Westminster
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The best in small plates. Whether you are a single, couple or group, you will be rocked by the food. Very innovative and the flavors, WOW! The menu changes regularly which is great. The stuffed chicken wings, duck confit, short rib lasagne, just to name a few will leave you dying for more. Service and attention to detail are fantastic.... More 

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Frank A, Person Who Cares About Your Experience at The Alex Restaurant, responded to this review

We think you're lovely. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We'll see you soon! More 

Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Real little tapas but pricy. We have been here several times with friends this was our first solo and we would definitely go again.

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Thank Judi B
Canada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I've walked past this restaurant numerous times and often wondered what it's all about...small plates ? We made a reservation of 6:00 this past Wednesday. We really enjoyed our evening although in hindsight I feel perhaps I'd have been better going with my sister or girlfriend ....ill explain .... The menu is limited which is great for making decisions ....... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Love this Restaurant, the service and chef's are amazing. Love the small plate idea we got to try many dishes during our meal. It is great to meet over drinks and snacks as well

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Frank A, Person Who Cares About Your Experience at The Alex Restaurant, responded to this review

Us right now ---> :) Thank you! We're glad you like the small-plates approach! More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a intimate setting with small portions, but lots of variety and packed with flavour, the The Alex restaurant in Burlington is what you are looking for. Situated in beautiful downtown Brant St this little bistro has its a unique charm to it. Though it seems like a normal restaurant looking in you can't help but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Small intimate room, perfect for couples or individuals as they have bar seating. Tapas style menu. Fabulous inspirational food served with pride(just watch the chef) Stuffed chicken wings are spectacular! The short rib with wild mushroom lasagna is out of this world. Great welcoming service. Can't get much better!

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Thank Nancy B
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

The tapas style is ideal for sharing. The menu is ever changing with lots of local wines. I always am pleased with my experience!

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Thank Amii S
Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

The food was really nice but the fact that the resto menu didn't reflect the online menu was a bit of a disappointment. I was really wanting foie gras and didn't get it... That being said, the food and service were great. Plates were brought at a nice pace. All meats, both land and sea, were succulent and perfectly cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-480 Brant St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (905) 220-0520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?