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“Great evening, great food, great service.”

Shakespeare's Steak House
Ranked #57 of 1,411 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We made reservations for 6:00 pm on a Saturday.. The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived and reasonably quiet so conversation was easy.
By the time we left, it was quite busy.
All the staff were very attentive from the coat check through to the people who refilled our water and brought out complimentary garlic bread (scrumptious and hot), cheese and pickles.
The menu was extensive: steaks, seafood, etc. Many cuts of steak in various sizes all prepared beautifully. The shrimp cocktails included massive shrimp (4" long and thick and thick as fingers).
Latex safe.
Plenty on the menu for vegetarians.
DO NOT PARK in the Shoppers Home Health parking even if the store is closed. At five vehicles got $50 parking tickets.
Lots of specials and great wine and scotch list.

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1  Thank Klaas W
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Walking into Shakespeare is like walking back into the 1960's and 70's. The décor has not changed much nor has the service. Now that presentation has become a prerequisite for fine dining, the chef made an attempt but just missed the mark. We had the Table d'Hote menu which included appetizer, entrée and dessert..a good value but not fine dining. The service was the only redeeming feature. Waiters, like those of old , were attentive and responsive. The soft lighting, too, was a welcome feature since it enhances one's appearance.

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2  Thank Henrietta W
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

A special dinner out selecting Shakespeare's based on past experience. My husband requested a quiet romantic table when he reserved. We were placed by the bar doorway with wait staff rushing back and forth. Delay between salad and entrée was extensive and then following our entrée quite a bit of time before anyone paid any attention to us for dessert. We sat actually joking that we must be invisible. Finally we were asked and dessert was delivered. Never asked if we wanted coffee. 5 star pricing 3 star service. Not sure we will return anytime soon.

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2  Thank CathP027
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We dined at this wonderful establishment to use up an anniversary gift card. The atmosphere and decor here is divine and comforting. Soft lovely music plays in the background to add to the elegance of the surroundings. I ordered the strip loin steak, which as perfectly grilled to my satisfaction and my wife was extremely delighted with the salmon, again done to perfection. The waiter was congenial, menu knowledgeable and his laid back warm demeanour, was very comforting. The desserts were absolutely decadent. We will return !!

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1  Thank Allan A
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have been to Shakespeare's twice and both times the food and service has been excellent. The decor could use some help to bring it into 2017 but they don't need to change a thing about the food or service. The staff make you feel like you are a regular. I especially like the way they end your meal by bringing an oversized brandy snifter full of candy to munch on over coffee! Nice touch.

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Thank Linda S
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