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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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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Do not get the strawberry shortcake Do not get the pork chop Honestly, regret going. We were all hungry and we left disgusted. How do they get away with charging those prices for such krappy, below average food? Go to mcdonalds, you'll be happier. Oh and the fries they brag about, suck. Absolute suck-dom. Only good thing was the alcohol... More 

Thank Marigo2015
Waterdown, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

About 10 days ago we went to this restaurant with a group of 28 for a wedding dinner. We had the upstairs room for ourselves, which made for a nice, cozy atmosphere. We had the same two waitresses serving us for the whole evening and they did a great job. They were very attentive to what was needed, without being... More 

Thank Jan D
Ancaster, Canada
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant late one Tuesday afternoon to sample their half price tapas and relax on the patio which is one of their specials during the week. Not only was there an excellent selection of tapas, all from their regular menu to choose from, but $1 an ounce selection of their house wine as a bonus.... More 

2 Thank hunterdune
Ancaster, Canada
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We came as a group of 6 for a special dinner. I picked the place as we'd never been and usually go across the street to Cavallonero instead. We will definitely keep going to Cavallonero instead let me tell you. The place was empty when we got there and it took forever to see our server to get drinks, and... More 

Thank Ally E
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had lunch here with 2 friends last week. While the menu looks appetizing, the food was a huge disappointment. You could barely see my sandwich for the mound of fries that accompanied it. I was expecting something classier and not overpriced, not very good pub food. The server (male) had a real attitude and was anything but pleasant. I also... More 

Thank boxboss
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The wait staff was not busy middle of afternoon yet was not very attentive sat for 10 mins until we were able to order. I was hoping for high quality! Ordered appetizers again no wait staff asked how it was and had to physically get up to ask for more water and bread. When the mains came the Gnocchi was... More 

Thank juliandavis6
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293 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a wider selection of fine entrées with a daily menu, but seemed to be a fairly eclectic mix of food. We had several tapas dishes. All were tasty, but nothing "more'ish." lovely atmosphere and nice to be able to eat outside.

Thank Perpetual-Motion1
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My wife raved about Rousseau House where she recently had lunch with our daughters. I was somewhat sceptical given some of the negative reviews posted recently. We had been here several years ago with a positive experience, so I decided to go along. This is set in the old Village of Ancaster, on the main street through the village. there... More 

1 Thank Riskm
Woodbridge, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Nice setting and ambiance, pretty mediocre fair. Tasteless Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, insipid steak/ Kitchen~~> :-( Disappointing experience.

3 Thank leslie w
Burlington, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Hello, just some food for thought, pardon the pun. I am seldom one to take to writing complaints, but needed to get this off my chest. Imagine having only one birthday a year and wait nearly 7 years for it to fall on a Saturday, Nov. 7, and carefully selecting YOUR establishment out of a vast selection of restaurants in... More 

1 Thank 799mik8

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?