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The Cook's Shop Restaurant

683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
+1 519-254-3377
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (95 reviews)
“steak diane” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (24 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We dined here June 22 2017 to celebrate our anniversary. Wonderful pasta that came with a lovely fresh salad and unlimited grilled bread. I loved the old world atmosphere and wonderful service. Our meals of pasta, a bottle of Italian red and dessert and cappuccino...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sometimes if feels like I can only Food Dream of being able to eat at that Once in a Lifetime Restaurant...and then the Food Dream Comes TRUE at The Cook's Shop. Even the table setting reminded me of Grandma's house on that Sunday afternoon with...More

Thank MaranathaTours
Reviewed 3 days ago

I haven't been to The Cook Shop in more than 20 years. I remember it smelling of garlic and loving that. The aroma was so tantalizing. It was nothing like that now. I took 4 people with me, who have never been there before and...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner last evening was very, very good. Enjoyed our visit and service by Moe. Also, wonderful to be greeted and have a nice conversation with Lino our host. He enjoys engaging with his customers. We have been dinner guests there for many years and hope...More

Thank BLONDIE60Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

They stayed open late for us. Food was great, wine was reasonably price. Server was helpful with suggestions

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cook Shop has excellent cuisine with superior service. There is a reason this place has been one of the premier restaurants in Windsor since the early 80's. Make sure you give yourself lots of time to get a reservation, the best spots are reserved...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Romantic spot....very charming.....excellent food and ambiance...great date spot....anniversary romantic dining....but be prepared to pay top dollar for the experience.

Thank suz2zigzag7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll largely echo the comments of preceding reviewers. I'd been to Cook's Shop many times, but it was Mandy's first time (and her birthday!). We came on a Tuesday night, and made reservations a week ahead, though it turned out to be a pretty quiet...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always good, service excellent as well. Love the setting, and oh that wonderful smell. Just wish that instead of just putting the whole leaf of romaine lettuce into the bowl, they could chop into smaller pieces. Can't get enough of this place! Free...More

Thank MKP-Windsor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem. You will not be disappointed. Ask for Chrystal, best waitress ❤️❤️ Make reservations, small place and fills up fast.

Thank desjardinsd830
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
where do you park for this restaurant
1 December 2016|
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Response from MoeOntCanada | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot right behind the restaurant
Therese J
Want to make reservations for this Saturday at 6:30. Help
21 June 2016|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
I would call as soon as possible. some reservations are made way in advance. It also depends on how many people are in the party, if only a few you may be lucky. If you have a larger group you may not be able to. Try... More
Brenda V
how far ahead should reservations be made? Hoping for a 7 o'clock on Saturday April 9, 2016. several years ago we celebrated our anniversary here and loved it. this year 34 years.. thanks you
28 March 2016|
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Response from Eugenia C | Property representative |
Hello, Thankyou for your message, please call 519-254-3377, we have an answering service available to help you with reservations during the day, and during the evening we answer the phone at the restaurant, every day except... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-254-3377
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