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Gown & Gavel

$$ - $$$
Downtown Hamilton
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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24 Hess St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3M8, Canada
+1 905-523-8881
11:00 - 02:00
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Ontario Canada
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and a friend. Menu offered a good selection. We ordered Grilled Chicken and Buffalo Chicken sandwiches with house salad and a Royalty Burger with sweet potato fries. Good plate presentation and great tasting meals.....no complaints. Wait staff very friendly and provided good service. A definite for a return visit when in Hamilton.

Thank PLSOntario
St. Catharines, Canada
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's Novemburger time and a close friend and I stopped in and shared their offering called "the Donald" A typical American or Canadian burger on one side of a wall of fries and a the top of the bun on the other side of the "wall" had Mexican inspired toppings whereupon you assembled the 2 halves Interesting take on a... More 

Thank dmcampbell1977
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We asked at the Staybridge Suites for a nearby restaurant. This one was recommended and is so close it only took us a few moments walk on a rainy Wednesday night. Excellent customer service, attentive and observant. After he had calculated our bills he noticed the discount card from the hotel and recalculated our bills. Spinach dip appetizer was really... More 

Thank vanclan
Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Love sitting outside on their patio on a nice day. Great for relaxing with a cold beer. Decent food but not the best in town. A casual dining experience.

Thank Cynthia C C
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Its been a staple place in Hess Village forever. The menu hasn't evolved much over the years. The food is predictable. The wait staff can be unpredictable - it changed over the course of our visit and the first staff was friendly and helpful, whilst the second one just wanted to be anywhere but at work. The staff behind the... More 

Thank bfreelizzy
Dallas, TX
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195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were driving around Hamilton looking for somewhere to have lunch that had a patio since the weather was so great. Hess Street was recommended by a local. It is apparent that it is a late-night location as not much was open. We parked (did not have change for the meter, so had to go get some), went to Gown... More 

Thank DallasMeetingPlanner
Chatham, Canada
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380 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

A nice patio restaurant in the trendy Hess Village area. Our food and service were ok, nothing that stood out for us. The patio was very nice though along a popular bar/restaurant area (Hess Village). I'm sure this would be a nice place to meet up for drinks or dinner with friends and the atmosphere would be nice, just don't... More 

Thank greaume
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Popped in for bite to eat as place looked busy. Food was good although nothing to write home about. Order wasn't right, items missing, had to chase up on them. Server was pleasant enough.

Thank Del_Rab
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 10. Sadly this place was very understaffed. We had to continually try to flag down staff for drinks. After we ordered our food we waited a good hour for it to come only to have 1/2 the orders done incorrect. The food was served cold telling me that is sat in kitchen for way to... More 

Thank Essathome
Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Tried this on a whim as our favorite restaurant in Hess village was closed. It seemed busy. Both of meals were underwhelming, OK selection of beer (nothing outstanding) and bad wine by the glass. Sad that given Hess could be a good dining spot it isn't.

Thank Joe K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Hess St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-8881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?