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US$7 - US$28
Canadian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews jambalaya schnitzel half price appetizers grilled calamari blue cheese lovely atmosphere portions are generous great food and service patio server buds entrees
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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
Reviewed March 25, 2021

I am not a foodie but like fine dining...and the Downtown Bistro nails it on all fronts. Great food, cozy ambient atmosphere and great people. Easily the best in Burlington.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2020

Hands down my favourite restaurant in Burlington and beyond. Ate there on their back patio recently, and now I see they have a covered, tented patio with heater out front. Can't wait to go back. Please have the Buds & Brie appetizer! Wonderful service, fantastic...food and lovely atmosphere. And they respect their staff and customers by taking special care with masking and distancing to keep us all safe.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020

We didn’t realize they added a back patio. It was very well spaced out and we noticed our server used hand sanitizer often! We went for the Tuesday half price appetizers and everything was amazing. Finally got my grilled calamari fix. Our server Andrea was...fantastic! She was there when you needed her... always with a smile, but she knew when to give you space on date night. Definitely will be back ASAP!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020

My husband & I had dinner reservations at the Bistro last night....what a lovely evening....terrific wine recommendation....studendous entree, appetizer & dessert...and service....we were not rushed but attended perfectly....this will be a regular stop!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

I love this restaurant and have never had a complaint about them until this week. It’s minor and will not prevent me from going back but - my dinner partner was not familiar with the area and had trouble finding parking....ended up being twenty minutes...late. At the end of an excellent meal enjoyed in a fabulous patio setting with great service, my friend ordered a coffee and I a small after dinner drink. A few minutes later the sever told us we had to vacate the table in five minutes as it was reserved by someone and their sitting was only for two hours max. Usually two hours would be plenty if we didn’t have the late start and I don’t expect the restaurant to change their policy. However I would have preferred to know we had to give up the table at 8 when I ordered a drink at quarter to. We left the drinks unfinished. The server apologized for not letting us know when we arrived. Even if we were told when we ordered the extra items, we would have avoided wasted money and disappointment.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

Went for the first time to a small but fabulous bistro. It was crazy hot outside but the patio had tons of shade. Our server was Andrea. Extremely knowledgeable, energetic and funny. She took her time with us as we listened to wine and drink...options as well as the food options. We went with her recommendations and couldn’t of been happier. Our appetizer was amazing and our entrees were even better. I would highly recommend this bistro to anyone! Fabulous dinner outMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 16, 2020

My wife's filet (with blue cheese medallion) was perfectly cooked as well. We sat outside on (front) patio for the first time and atmosphere was wonderful. Special thanks to our Server, Erin, who did a GREAT job and made sure we were well taken care...of (and not rushed) - WE LOVE THIS PLACE!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 23, 2020

Downtown bistro is a wonderful hidden gem. Their food is first class and their dishes are always filled with flavour. They are open for takeout during COVID-19 and I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity. Recently, I had the privilege of trying their European...Platter for 2 dish. It was a wonderful assortment of different entrees and sauces. I highly recommend this dish. Having previously visited this restaurant prior to COVID, the interior of the restaurant is quite comfortable and provides a beautiful space to enjoy dinners. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant in person once things start to open up again. Highly recommend for anyone looking for great food and service. One of the best and well kept secrets in downtown Burlington.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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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
May 31, 2017|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown Bistro & Grill

Yes, Downtown Bistro & Grill offers takeaway services.

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