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“Hamilton Harbour restaurant Gem”
Review of Sarcoa - CLOSED

Sarcoa
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Sarcoa, Hamilton's premiere waterfront dining experience and events centre. Using fresh local ingredients, our chef's make everything possible in-house. Our goal is to provide you with gourmet comfort food in a warm, contemporary setting. Our 350 seat Waterfront Patio is the jewel of Hamilton. This year on the Waterfront Patio, we no longer be utilize an outdoor kitchen with a separate menu. Instead, the area behind the outdoor stage is now a self-service lounge area. This lounge space is for enjoying drinks and waterfront views. We kindly ask you grab your own drinks at the outdoor bar, and take them back to enjoy the lounge. If you are interested in joining us for lunch or dinner, you will need to make a reservation in advance, and will then be seated in a designated area with service: the interior of Sarcoa, Sarcoa's Upper Patio, or at a glass table in front of the patio stage. We understand the concept of our patio is a little different; however, because our chefs strive to serve the highest quality of freshly made menu items, in doing so, we must compromise with the ability to only serve a limited amount of guests at one time at a slightly slower pace. We kindly ask for your cooperation and understanding in regards to the way we orchestrate our patio. Our goal is to give you and your family and friends a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy well-crafted food on the best patio in Hamilton. We hope to see you out there soon! Cheers, Management
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great lively, large, high ceilings restaurant. Probably amazing in the summer on the patio. Food was excellent. Appetizers maybe too big (ie. brisket poutine) but excellent food (ie. beet salad). Decor great except for blue light (somewhat piercing). Service was awesome

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1  Thank AngelVBr
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Came here for a friend's birthday. Beautiful venue but the place was dead (max 14 ppl besides us) the summer was more lively. The food was good for appetizers (thin crust pizza, sliders, fried shrimp and chicken skewers) around $40 for food. Worst manager I've ever encountered (long blonde haired older woman) the party was short 5 ppl and she insisted we pay for the no shows. Wouldn't sit us down at a table but wanted us to stand and eat at the upper bar. We are a party of 20 not 100 where this would be acceptable. When she sat us she even asked if we needed to keep our cutlery... Come on! we aren't savages we want forks and knives. No server came to serve us water or ask about the service until we requested it. Manager even gave me a dirty look when I asked for condiments. At the end of the night after a final conversation about the no show charges she ended up charging us for just 1 no show. But at that point you've already ruined our experience and our friends birthday. All could have been dealt with if they knew how to provide a better customer service atmosphere. Manager needs some 101 training.

4  Thank Suong N
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Took my fiancee to Sarcoa for dinner last night and the meal was amazing!! Staff was terrific and one of our gracious hosts offered his reading glasses to my fiancee so she could read the menu (she forgot hers at home).

The grilled scallops were cooked to perfection and we were able to relax and enjoy a quiet evening in a great spot!!

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1  Thank Tim R
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

This restaurant has a fabulous location. Been here a few times and loved the atmosphere each time. The food is good and the staff are friendly. This is a great location for a special occasion.

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1  Thank Trudy C
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Absolutely fabulous location. Been several times. Unfortunately disorganized and food is nothing special. Will be a great place if they get their act together. Feels like it is run by amateurs.

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1  Thank mikelv1956
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