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Rousseau House Restaurant

375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
+1 905-648-8863
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“beet salad” (2 reviews)
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375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been for lunch several times to Rousseau House because the location is good and the surroundings are warm and inviting. The food, on the other hand, is just "okay". Salads are good, burgers... Ho Hum, Sandwiches are unimaginative.

Thank betsgirl2017
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Were travelling around the Hamilton area and stopped for a quick snack on a Saturday afternoon. The building the restaurant is in is beautiful - old wood, nice detailing (including stained glass windows), stone exterior. We ordered drinks - mine was called The Blackbird (prosecco,...More

Thank Goose323
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We dropped in for lunch. My hosts raved about this restaurant, The Rousseau House. Lovely house, which has been converted into a restaurant with serval banquet rooms etc. We waited at least 1/2 hour for our food, while the two servers chatted and laughed. When...More

Thank jlg1974
Reviewed 17 September 2017

There we about 50 guests for lunch including many children of various ages. Servers were courteous and helpful, serving kids first. Food was good but not spectacular . The restaurant itself needs to be refreshed but it was acceptable.

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Are you hungry? Be ready for small plates. Are you willing to timely service? Expect delays. Are you looking for engagement from the people serving you? Go some place else. Very good food, but people there are in their own time zone. I let the...More

Thank marcopolo230170
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have been coming here for a number of years, and the food and service has ranged from just ok to good to excellent. However our most recent visit was disappointing for a number of reasons. for example, we ordered 2 different kinds of mussels...More

Thank 136JanC
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I worked at the Rousseau house back in 2003 just after it had one best restaurant awards and many such accolades. Under chef Kai Biehn the food quality consistency was questionable because of his lack of cooking experience.Today the restaurant has had almost 20 years...More

Thank Dukatese
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love this spot for dinner! New favourite spot for sure. Very classy and delicious tasting food, for a decent price. The patio has a really nice atmosphere as well. Definitely recommend!

1  Thank samanthanicolesk
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We were tourists in Ancaster and this place looked cute, with a HUGE empty parking lot. At 7:30 on a Sunday night. When we parked to look around a man stuck his head out of the empty restaurant and told us there was no parking!!!...More

Thank VanFamilyof5
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Last night I attended a work dinner in the upper room at the Rousseau house. We were given choices of what we could order. I chose the Caesar salad, chicken and fondant potatoes, and coconut creme brulee. The salad was good and it came with...More

1  Thank saravb40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-648-8863
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