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Downtown Bistro & Grill

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441 Elizabeth St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2L8, Canada
+1 905-639-7577
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So far, I have dropped in for lunch 3 times - once for a special birthday lunch and twice more just because of the Bistro Burger - best beef taste, grilling, perfect with blue cheese (haven't tried it with Cheddar yet). accompanying salad lightly dressed; the squash soup today full of flavour. Excellent decor, location and staff - would recommend... More 

Thank dyanalayng
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are never disappointed when we eat at the Downtown Bistro & Grill in Burlington. Yesterday we had a great lunch - Chef's potato and leek soup, chicken crepe with cheese (me) cooked perfectly, and goat cheese and vegetable salad (my wife); topped off with a nice bottle of Chardonnay. Noticed that Mondays any bottle of wine is 1/2 priced... More 

Thank L5866TEjamesm
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136 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. The service was attentive and friendly. It's clean and charming inside. The charcuterie board is very generous and tasty. The caprese salad was the best I've ever had, (where are they finding such fantastic beefsteak tomatoes in March?!). I wish we had chosen the baked brie but we picked the brie/fig/prosciutto flatbread which was... More 

Thank PocketGuide
Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate herd for the first time on Friday and it was terrific. Very small and charming, the foodvwas great and the wine even better We will definitely return again

Thank BabsD212
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is very small but it makes it cozy and it's on the classier end. Got the calamari and brie, which were amazing and filling! Lauren our server was great also! She had great recommendations for us! Would come back here!

Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I often recommend this little place to others, the quality of food you get for the prices is fantastic. If you're tired of going to the usual chain restaurants give this a try, to spend a little bit more but be able to enjoy the meal and take your time is great. It's a little bit quiet and close-quarters inside,... More 

Thank Michaella L
Burlington, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My friend and I ate here for lunch last week. We tried it because of Taste of Burlington. It's a cozy restaurant with on site parking My friend had the crab cakes which she loved and I had the Red Lentil soup (nicely seasoned) and the French beef dip sandwich We loved the desserts :sticky toffee pudding with caramel bourbon... More 

Thank pisshy
Burlington, Ontario
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112 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We love the Downtown Bistro & Grill. We had a special occasion dinner and wanted to try a Taste of Burlington menu. Hands down, we chose The DB’s menu over the others on-line. They always put a lot of care and thought into the Taste of Burlington menu, for both lunch and dinner. They don’t just shift something off their... More 

Thank MissFitz88
Oakville, Canada
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We arrived on a cold windy Saturday just after twelve noon. It is an intimate and cozy little place on Elizabeth Street. A small patio is on the front porch and the door leads into a small reception area. The main restaurant is through a door to the right. Three people were already seated when we arrived. We ordered a... More 

Thank Michael M
Burlington, Canada
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

While we ventured into this delightful restaurant because of the Taste of Burlington menu, we will return again and again. Dinner out with my hubby and our 11 year-old Granddaughter was a HUGE success! We each chose a different appetizer, a different main course and a different dessert and shared them all. In all those taste experiences, not one of... More 

Thank Cathy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
European, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 441 Elizabeth St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-639-7577

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?