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Red Canoe Bistro - CLOSED

398 John St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K4, Canada
+1 905-637-6137
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good20%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
4 Jan 2015
“Good food, miserable ambiance”
31 Dec 2014
“Sadly, they have closed.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
398 John St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

I was impressed with the quality of the food at the Bistro, although the pace of service was really quite slow. Biggest issue for me was the overall ambiance - seating was frankly uncomfortable, room was sparse and sterile, and as we were there in...More

Thank RobCurl
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I liked going there...and they had nice food...so I see that they have now closed and will soon be a poutinerie? That is a shame.

Thank motiongrafix
Reviewed 27 October 2014

There are not that many dining options in Burlington that offer such an interesting and often changing menu. Each visit there has been exceptional- the food is a little slow, but well worth the wait. The incredibly extensive wine menu will keep you entertained. The...More

Thank bretthartmann
Reviewed 9 October 2014

The service was slow, the place was dirty and the food was below satisfactory. The waiter was nice, but he was the only one servicing the entire place. I felt for him, the food was cold, delivered late, really late.....like we waited over an hour...More

Thank foodiegalbtown1
Reviewed 17 September 2014

My husband and I visited Red Canoe with a coupon just to try it out. We didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. While the ambiance is not as quiet and high end as I thought it might be, but the food presentation...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Never know what your dinning experience is going to be here, the chef changes things up and always uses local product for his amazing creations. Simple decor only makes the wonderful menu items more enjoyable, be sure to make a res for this wonderful surprise...More

Thank palms4us
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in the area. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The service is impeccable and they always make great wine pairing suggestions. Also, they are extremely allergy friendly!

Thank Rachel d
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Food was good with Salazpacho a creative combination of Gazpacho and a stuffed tomato, beef short rib you could cut with a spoon and nice trout filet, although it did have a very smokey taste which I'm not sure was meant to be. Server was...More

Thank 243Furby
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

It's hard to appreciate a place when food quality is average based on similar restaurants but the wait between courses is beyond long, bordering on ridiculous. 1h45 in before the main course is served is just not acceptable at any restaurant, maybe they are under...More

1  Thank Candooit83
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Overall the food was good. Not amazing, but solid. The staff were friendly and relatively attentive. It felt like we were sitting around waiting to be sold more wine, as each course took a very long time to arrive. We had finished a great bottle...More

1  Thank Habanero1976
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 John St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: A city bus terminal is located a 2 minute walk to the north.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-637-6137
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