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“Super Sarcoa satisfies for sure”
Review of Sarcoa - CLOSED

Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 July 29, 2014

We joined a group of friends recently (7/11/2014) for dinner at Sarcoa, down by the harbour in the Hammer. It was a beautiful evening and watching the boats and the sunset while we enjoyed our meal was a real treat. I ordered the Charcuterie plate, which was excellent (so was the pint of Creemore on tap!) Our friends had the Shrimp & Scallops, which was done to perfection, as was the Arctic Char,
Great views, excellent, friendly service and good food - pretty hard to beat this dining experience!

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1  Thank Frederic C
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Limited menu on patio- not sure why. Our server was very slow but we didn't mind because of our awesome view of sunset over the harbour.
The guy preparing our food needs a lesson on how to handle food! They need to require more sanitary food preparations! I had a great view of the harbour and unfortunately of the guy doing the patio food cooking. He was constantly
checking his cell phone from his pocket then touching food. He used unprotected bare hands to do all food prep. I saw him wash his hands only once in an hour. I didn't want to say anything at the time to the manager because I was with a group of people from the area who highly recommended this restaurant and I didn't want to embarrass them. They all enjoyed their food.
The restaurant is nicely decorated and offers the best water views for dining!
This is a newer restaurant with the need of a few kinks worked out. Would recommend only if more sanitary preparations on the patio were put into place.

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2  Thank ctwaternut
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had high hopes for this one; it received rave reviews on the local news, it has stunning views of the Hamilton Harbour, and overall looked like a beautiful restaurant. And though it had stunning views and in fact, is a beautiful restaurant, the food and service were a little disappointing. Our server had very little knowledge of the menu and though a few menu items had the Gluten Free icon beside them, she had to 'double check' with the Chef. The service was also slow and with only eight entrees to chose from, you didn't have many options. Food was average.

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2  Thank WeddingGirldotca
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a big table outside. Lots of family. The service was spot on! The buffet was average ... Looked real fancy but once you got up there wasn't much. Sangria was amazing and the band as well!! Much to expensive for brunch buffet.

1  Thank Susanlovesfood
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Not sure what this place is going for - felt like 'high-end trashy'. It was like walking into a night club during daylight hours, which is always a horrible, disorienting mistake. Seemed as though they wanted to be snobby, but didn't know how to quite pull it off.

We sat down at a table on their patio, waited to be served for 10-15 minutes or so, during which time several staff members at the bar were pointing at us and "discussing"(?) something. After receiving no table service, we ordered drinks at the bar, at which point someone resembling Pee-Wee Herman told us that our table was reserved for another party. No apologies were provided for the delayed notification.

We were ignored by every other staff member excluding the three hostesses at the front door.

There are other restaurants nearby. Try those, instead.

5  Thank FunnymanSteveZahn
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