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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed January 13, 2024

Amazing atmosphere amazing food , but over confident server wearing fake gold watch and playing a role like he’s from casino, hey fatabusto your a server not a fake Jewler that’s trying to convince me about crypto currency

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2023 via mobile

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. Today very difficult to find this level of quality and customer experience; Or to enjoy a dinner and actually have a conversation. The exterior is very unassuming.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed April 29, 2023

We heard such great things so we went and were thoroughly disappointed. The lobster bisque was an overcooked piece of lobster in creme of tomato soup. The peppercorn steak was so loaded with pepper that we literally had to cut off the edges and we...normally put pepper on everything. We shared this with the waiter and he brushed us off saying everyone loves it that way. We will not be back for a mediocre meal for a five star price. The red wine was served with grinds check out our picture. We were so looking forward to this after a tough afternoon, very disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 5, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing dinner! Never been here before, but will return. The menu is not cheap, but the quality far exceeds….this may have been the best steak dinner I’ve ever had. I went with the LN Specialty beef Tournados and my wife had the Filet…both were...fantastic!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed December 16, 2022 via mobile

I would give this place zero stars if I could. It is disgusting! There are no options for vegetarians. The food is basic, everything comes with the same side dish- mashed potato, cauliflower cheese. Oysters are smothered in cheese. The food is so primitive, that...I cannot understand that it is classed as fine dining. Waiters are rude. It is EXPENSIVE. $24 for a martini! Ridiculous. The only thing people eat here is steak, and even that seems to be over salted. This place should.be closed down.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

I couldn’t wait for the table side caesar salad. It was 0/5 the anchovies were so strong even I couldn’t eat it. I ordered surf and turf, I couldn’t even eat one lobster tail it was rubbery and not fresh. The veggies and potatoes were...cold. My daughter had the pasta and there was hardly any sauce. We are here for my 50th, another waiter brings out a free dessert for me and we hadn’t ordered dessert yet. It was awkward.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2022

We literally dropped in without a reservation last Friday at 8:00pm. The first impression was a bit strange since there the restaurant has no windows. But then: The owner welcomed us very enthusiastic, and then Valentino our waiter was very professional, helpful and entertaining. We...ordered Caesar Salad prepared fresh at the table, an oaked California Chardonnay and a Chianti. Both wines were delicious - and those were just ordered as by the glass. Our main courses, Supreme Chicken and Grilled Salmon very tasty and the dessert Sticky Toffee and of course an espresso in a very decorative espresso cup. When we are back in the are - we will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

Overall a good experience. Food was good. Service was good. We had a couple of questions about the wine selection and they did their best to help answer our questions. Be prepared for the high end prices. Dinner for four with the usual apps, mains...and two bottles of wine was around $700 before tip.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Went here for our Anniversary dinner with my sister and her husband. It is wayyyyyyy over priced! Ridiculously so. My husband ordered one of the specials ( no price, waiter just told us) it was Bison steak, mashed potato and cauliflower. It was $85.00 !!...We ordered a cocktail which we thought was overpriced at $12.00. Ended up It was $17.00. I still cannot believe the cost!!! Don't get me wrong, it was very good, not for that price though. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

We selected The Lord Nelson Steak House for our business working lunch in private area. Was a great cuisine and professional service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

No martini glass for martini Food ok but way over priced over priced 84 plus for steak and waiter hovering over payment of check ..this place basically highway robbbery avoid stall cost

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

I had the sea bass which was fabulous as it always is; my husband had a strip loin steak. He ordered it medium well but got a well done steak completely dry. He ate it anyway as we had waited 1/2 hour for the meals...to arrive. The service not as great as it usually is.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

We’ve eaten here multiple times for various occasions and have always had good experiences. Which is why we are so alarmed by the horrible and embarrassing treatment we had at our last (and final) visit. Everything was wonderful until our main courses arrived. I ordered...my petit filet medium, but it arrived at what even the waiter acknowledged as being medium well - though it was closer to well done since there was barely a sign of pink and it tasted very dry. I attempted a second bite as I loath returning food, but for a $55 steak, you don’t want to have to sip something to wash down each bite. The waiter was very apologetic and offered to replace my meal. In the meantime, my husband finished his meal and the table was cleared. (his steak was a bit off as well but He didn’t bother mentioning it because he was starving and couldn’t wait longer). As more time passed, my stomach began to settle from the Lobster bisque and Caesar salad, and I was no longer hungry. I called the waiter over, apologized and asked if the steak could be served to another customer as I was no longer hungry after waiting so long for my meal. This is when things got out of hand. The owner approached us clearly agitated and full of hostility. He complained about me costing him 2 steaks and who was going to pay for that? I tried to explain that the cook cost him the first steak, and the second hadn’t arrived yet but he didn’t want to hear anything that I had to say. He guilt tripped me into agreeing to taking the second steak home “at least!”. I agreed just to end the berating and told him that maybe one of the kids or the dog could eat it. (How good is steak reheated?!) My husband was boiling at this point over the way I was being treated and it was all I could do to keep him calm as he was ready to make a scene. My steak arrived in a take out bag along with the bill. There were ZERO adjustments to the bill! No offer of a complementary dessert for the inconvenience. No apology from the owner. Just blame and ridicule. He expected us to pay full price for meal I was never able to enjoy. My husband had had it at this point. He tried reasoning with Scott (the owner) but he clearly didn’t want to budge. He made it out like I was just being difficult and he was doing his best to make it right by offering to replace my meal when I “didn’t like it”, never acknowledging that the reason I ”didn’t like” my meal is because of an error in his kitchen. He eventually conceded to comp my main course, only when my husband started to raise his voice. It wasn’t because he thought it was the right thing to do, or to make things right, but to avoid a scene in his restaurant. He made sure to grab back the take out bag first though, lol! That’s ok! Bottom line is, we were treated like we were just a couple of scammers trying to get away with a free meal! Makes me wonder how he treats his staff too... our waiter never returned and the lady who collected payment for our bill was visibly shaking when she handed me the credit card machine! Scott might want to tone down his arrogance if he wants to keep customers returning. We just moved into the neighbourhood (walking distance) and would have frequented his establishment. This was our second visit this month! The steak I can more than forgive! It happens. The treatment we received was beyond unforgivable! Oh, and we bought several of their gift certificates from Costco for Christmas gifts. We’ll be returning them now! Shame!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

We attended in early November 2019 for our anniversary. We have been here several times before and the food has always been well plated and delicious. This time was no exception !! The service, once again, was also great. My wife had the stuffed chicken...and I opted for a chef's choice of oven baked pickerel...WOW !! Both meals were wonderful, as were the appetizers and desserts. If you want a great meal, with great service and ambiance, don't miss The Lord Nelson !!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

We have dined at the Lord Nelson on quite a few occasions and it remains one of most favorite places to dine. This evening we arrived early at 5 and was promptly greeted and seated at our favorite table. The decorations for the season were...simply elegant and added to the warmth and charm of the always elegant dining room. Our pleasure this evening was fresh oysters in the half shell and oysters Rockefeller to start; both of which were exquisite along with some warm garlic bread following our cocktails. Service is always impeccable with both our waiter and kitchen staff attending and engaging us at our table. My wife dined on the veal Marsala and I had the 8 oz. New York striploin each served alongside fresh cooked green beans and butternut squash. Our 2012 Bordeaux married nicely with both meals. Cherries Jubilee and Special Coffees, each expertly prepared at our table, is always a pleasure at the end if a great meal. Lord Nelson's is always an enjoyable and beautiful dining experience where attention to detail is evident from start to finish.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Maybe it was trying to prompt me, sorry, I only got this message now...and yes Gary, there is a dress code, but it is not written...I would say honest opinion "elegantly casual to elegantly dressed, jacket maybe not a tie... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4