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Rousseau House Restaurant

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375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
+1 905-648-8863
11:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Booked as an alternative to a more expensive restaurant down the street, the Rousseau House did not disappoint. Lovely ambience, nice menu (though not extensive), fair prices. We all enjoyed our meals: Arctic char was outstanding, chicken moist and flavourful, and the guys loved their steaks. Service was excellent. It's such a pleasure to have a conversation over dinner without... More 

1 Thank Josie F
Hamilton, Ontario
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

If we travel to Italy,it is hard to stay away from Le Mazinaie (near Montepulciano Stazione). We have spent many vacations at Le Manzinaie since our first visit there in 2002 when they opened the Agriturismo. In October, 2016,after a Mediteranion cruise, we spent a few days at Le Manzinaie. Our hosts were so welcoming despite all the work that... More 

Thank annagris
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in for some wine and a nice lunch after hiking near the area and we were very dissatisfied by our service. When we first came in a female server politely greeted us and ensured she would be right with us but another older male server came right behind her and seated us promptly ..... nothing... More 

Thank Jacquelyn M
Ancaster, Ontario
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had lunch at Rousseaux House, and were surprised that, except for salads, there were no gluten free options. We both had the beet salad with chicken/fish, but there was no GF pasta as an option - its so easy to just have a package 'at the ready' for clients who need this option. We were disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Having a wonderful dinner and evening here tonight. Black Cod and Filet Mignon, absolutely delicious! Beautiful Presentation. Great staff & Service, Beautiful old building. The folks here really outdid themselves tonight. Much thanks.

Thank Michael A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went to Rousseau House several times this summer and fall. Really enjoyed eating and drinking on the patio with live music some evenings. This restaurant is under-rated! We started with the Pierogi filled with sweet potatoes, browned butter, aged cheddar, bacon, and caramelized onions and the the crispy calamari; they were delicious. The main course, a Certified Angus Burger with... More 

Thank RJ L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped by on an early Saturday evening. We didn't have reservations and only chose this spot as a competing restaurant down the street was fully booked. Very lucky for us, as the Rousseau house was excellent. We were seated immediately upstairs and had the room to ourselves for a good amount of time (5.30 PM) dinner start. Service was... More 

1 Thank Matt J
Acton, Canada
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I only had drinks here so I can't speak about the food. The food we saw coming out however looked really appetizing. The building is beautiful and it has a great patio to enjoy a cocktail in the sun and watch the world go by. The service was friendly and very good and they make an excellent... More 

Thank lucyl64
Victoria British Columbia Canada
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Good food...good,atmosphere and lovely bldg. enjoyed the guitarist/singer on the large patio. Excellent quick service with comfy private booths for our party of four.

Thank 2mzungus
Hamilton, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Husband and I went for dinner as our first choice was full..We were able to get a table same day which was nice, but our table was right beside a walkway to a private room hosting a party and the door was open so our romantic dinner was not at all romantic... We were thinking it was a little more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?