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“Good food, great spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Willistead

The Willistead
Ranked #33 of 766 Restaurants in Windsor
Cuisines: Canadian, American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food, great spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went here on a business trip to Windsor, great laid back atmosphere, outdoor patio would be good in the summer. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Small but good menu, local wines and beer. Made the mistake of ordering too much - 2 appetizers and a salad. the "scotch eggs benny" clever and perfectly cooked, the fritters good, both good sizes and filling. the cobb salad large and excellent. They packed it up for me to take back without blinking. A single diner made welcome. Well done.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank admitone
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lol wussup???? This is wussup.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I fn love this place. Only 4 for service cuz I know ya all Lmao.
Peace n love n fritters 4 lyfe

OK real talk, the food is handmade with love and the drinks are caressed with a local touch. Also one of the best bars my bumpy elbows ever laid their soare wings on.
Keep up the fantastic work and I'll keep drinking that IPA.
PS make a senorita a taco sum time k?

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KMMIS
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Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Music very LOUD !”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Issy-tec
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103 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Small menu, well executed”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Budz66
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north america
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious...but not blown away.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank n k
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