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US$7 - US$27
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely fabulous. We knew it was well-rated and deservedly so. Best meal out in a while, and we look forward to returning again soon

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a quiet Tuesday night. Staff were great (thanks Kim). Food was really, really good. Great flavour, good portions, great presentation. My wife and I share two apps and a main and that was more than enough food for the two of us. Pricing...was reasonable - not somewhere we could go weekly but not out of our price range. Location is great - on a quietism street with city parking available across the street. We’ll be going back again to try more of the menu.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

Great experience overall from the server to food to ambiance. I had the chicken crepe and my husband had the salmon crepe. Super yummy

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 3, 2022

I'd read that this restaurant has the best burger in Burlington so as some former work colleagues were getting together for the first time since the pandemic, we thought we'd find out how good the burger was. We arrived for our reservation on time and...seated promptly. The restaurant was crowded surprisingly. You definitely need reservations. A fair selection of local craft beers and a lot of choices on the menu. Prices are mid to upper high. All but 1 of us ordered the burger. Considering how busy the restaurant was, the food arrived relatively quickly. The one waitress on, was excellent. Managed the 15 tables like a pro. The burger was very good. Ground sirloin and unlike my previous review for this restaurant 9 years ago, the food was not overly salty. The only critique was that the fries were bordering on cool and there wasn't that much of them. The cost was nearly $60 for a burger, fries and 2 beers. Prices have gone up now with pandemic induced inflation. Was it worth it? Would I go back? Absolutely. The waitress's service, personality and sense of humour wants me to go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 8, 2022 via mobile

We really liked this place, a quaint and cosy Bistro. Very attentive and warm service. The food had a real home cooked style, delicious . We’d be sure to visit again, the ribs were incredible!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed January 23, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals last night. Generous portion sizes, premium quality ingredients and excellent presentation. The order was ready for pick up on time. Found a gem that we will order from again!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

Excellent dinner at the bistro. Really enjoyed our appetizers - baked Brie and garlic, bruschetta and truffle fries. The beef short ribs were amazing. Daughter really enjoyed her salmon and they accommodated her dairy restrictions without hesitation. French onion soup was really good as well....Good size portions and great friendly service.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 1, 2021

Wonderful dinner last night with friends. Started with the Buds and Brie and Charred Calamari. Mains courses were Short Ribs, Seafood Linguini, Louisiana Linguini, and Jambalaya. Appetizers and Main Courses couldn’t have been better. Finished with a shared Creme Brûlée. Excellent service from start to...finish. Lovely Restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner a great deal! Our server was awesome! We made a reservation and were promptly seated at a very comfy table on the front patio. The wine white wine sangria was soooo good! Our appetizers and meals were...very good and came out very hot! Highly recommend risotto balls and crab cakes, as well as the jambalaya, three cheese ravioli and goulash. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience especially since it was our first time visiting and one year since our last meal on a patio in Burlington. Cheers! Almost forgot the lemon pie was out of this world!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

Casual dining, elegant food, great service and reasonable prices in a convenient downtown location Enough said. We enjoy going there whenever we can.

Date of visit: May 2021
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November 22, 2021|
Response from colleenva | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There is a public parking lot very close. You go to the machine and pay for as long as you wish and put the ticket on your dashboard. Enjoy!
November 29, 2017|
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Response from Ann I | Reviewed this property |
no this is a small bistro for dining
November 23, 2017|
Response from Elisa08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Josh , I would suggest going to their website and taking a look at their Menu . Its all there and you can see for yourself to get an idea as to what is Gluten Free or at least what can be prepared Gluten Free for you . I... More
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Downtown Bistro & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5