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Eastern European, European, Ukrainian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed October 10, 2019

Good place to celebrate, birthday, anniversary, wedding or any other family event. Live music Ukrainian, Polish and English songs. Delicious food. On Saturdays you can get nice picture(s) as a complement or for reasonable price.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

The Golden Lion is one of the most professional banquet halls I have had the pleasure of working with. Andrew the banquet manager made sure from the beginning that our needs were met. He even called in the middle of the week prior to our...event to check if there was anything else he could assist us with. Our waiter was courteous, friendly and was always at our service. This establishment receives a five plus stars! Will always pick the Golden Lion for future events. Thank you to all the staff.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Chose Golden Lion for my husband’s birthday party few years ago and came back for my own birthday party. Great food, staff, and overall an amazing experience. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Last Saturday we attended friends birthday party. We were a party of about 55 people. Going to this place we weren't sure what to expect but we ended up having a blast! From the outside the place doesn't look very appealing but as soon as...you enter the restaurant it looks amazing. Very spacious and clean. The food: Everything was delicious. Smoked salmon and herrings were very fresh! Olivie was very nice, borsch was very tasty as well. Shashlyky were great but the duck was the best and of course potatoes with garlic did the trick!!! Service: Very friendly and responsive staff, polite and attentive, could not ask for a better servers, so THANK YOU! Music: It was nice to listen to Ukrainian music and even better to dance to it. The band was amazing. Thank you for not playing Russian music in Ukrainian restaurant, this was very important to us. Plan your next get together at this place, you won't regret it! Smachnoho!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

I have visited Golden Lion many times. Service, food, decor, music, quality of food and atmosphere – everything is very good! Always!!! It is a beautiful restaurant whith Eastern European cuisine. Cabbage rolls are cooked to perfection, perogies and Kiev kotlet are very good, the...borscht just like Baba would make, steak and fish – fantastic! You’ll never be hungry here like at home! The staff just exceptional. Saturday evenings – live music! You want to get up and dance like you are at a Ukrainian wedding. The atmosphere unites all whether European or not and all have fun. Will definitely be back again & again! Thanks Golden Lion!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Daniel and I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work on July,29 2017 which made our Wedding Day absolutely perfect in every way. We had looked at a number of venues but there was just something unique about Golden Lion we knew...this would be our perfect venue and we were so right. From our first visit to Golden Lion we have only great things to say about this fabulous place: from the meal tasting, room planning, decorations, reception and many other finer details up to the Wedding day. The attention to details before and on our Wedding day was outstanding. Special thanks to Andrii!!! You are the best!!!! Thank you for all your advice and support. I could only imagine how busy you were that day (there were 5 parties that day in the restaurant, around 600 people). We never felt left behind, Andrii and the staff were always there for us and made us feel like we were the only party there. Nothing was a problem and I had many little extra requests. Whatever we asked for we got and loads more! Few words about our AMAZING waitress Inna!!!! For that day she became part of our family. She took such a great care of us and our guests that only a closest family can do. There was no need to tell her what to do and how to do it, she is such a professional!!!! I think it is very important to know that everything will be done the way you want it without reminding or asking. Her warm smile, the spark in her eyes, willingness to help, knowledge of the business and dedication is just unreal!!!! In one of the reviews Inna was called an ANGEL and she truly is!!!! I cannot even find words to express my thanks to Inna. We were very lucky to have such an “angel” to take care of our special day. And few words about the venue itself: that day there were around 600 people or so in there, the most surprising part was that we didn’t feel it. Place wasn’t overcrowded, there was enough room for everyone, restaurant staff was always there: polite, with the smile and not stressed out and nervous!!! Have no idea how they do it but it works and its fantastic!!!! Food was simply AMAZING!!!!! My Canadian guests who have never been to a restaurant (maybe even never tried Ukrainian food) before still talking about it. They loved everything: the food, the setup, the band and the music. All our guests still calling me and telling how exquisite the wedding was! 😊 To each and every one of the team, but especially ANDRII and INNA, we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so memorable and special. Our Wedding Day was just simply perfect and mostly it is because of you - Golden Lion!!!! Daniel and LesyaMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

My sister and I were planning for our Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary and our dad's 70th Birthday which land on the same day - July 22nd, 2017. Months ago, we found Golden Lion via Google and read a majority of positive reviews from others. On...behalf of my sister and entire family - I would like to add the BIGGEST positive review for Golden Lion as described below! Back in March 2017, we visited Golden Lion for the first time and met with Andy. He showed us the banquet area, menu items, and discussed many other details. I had made it clear to him that this was our Parents' 50th Anniversary and we did not any issues to arise that would make our parents' feel uncomfortable and somewhat unwelcome. He assured us this would not happen and that we would be pleased and invited us to come back on a Saturday evening to check out the live band and experience at hand. So, we did come back in early June 2017 and met with Andrew. He showed us the live entertainment in action and discussed further details with us. Both Andy and Andrew wrote down all the specific details that we requested during our 2 initial visits. They were so polite, serious, and professional but, most importantly, they LISTENED! Most people nowadays don't take the time and effort to do a simple thing like listening (because most people don't care) - but not these 2 gentlemen - they were absolutely great in all aspects! The dotted all their "i"s and crossed all their "t"s!!! They cared so much to make this a PERFECT and SPECIAL night for our parents! We can't thank them enough - true class individuals! The food menu was exactly how we wanted it and it was so delicious!!! Ukrainian and Polish food at its best! The live band made NUMEROUS announcements for our parents' anniversary and dad's birthday! They played and sung so beautifully (especially "Happy Birthday" to him)! Our dad, especially, danced so much and had so much fun doing so! Our mom, who is disabled, also went on the dance floor with her scooter - the staff at Golden Lion made every effort to accommodate her! WE HAD LOST COUNT ON THE NUMBER OF TIMES OUR PARENTS CRIED BECAUSE OF TOTAL JOY AND HAPPINESS THEY EXPERIENCED AT GOLDEN LION!!! This was a total meaningful and priceless experience! And now for our WONDERFUL waitress - Inna. We have never before seen a more dedicated, hard working, caring, and polite waitress and overall person! She tended to our table with such professionalism - yet she treated us as if we were a part of her own family. During the evening, we asked her so many questions and she always took the time and patience to answer us every time. There will never be enough thankful words and feelings in order to express our true and total gratitude to Inna! Even during the drive home, our parents could not stop talking about how wonderful Inna made their 50th Anniversary and 70th Birthday celebration so special! She totally deserves this recognition as she was so carefully attending to our family the entire night! A true angel from Heaven for sure. Near the end of this special night, I pulled Inna aside and personally thanked her for her totally excellent service! I then knocked on the office door and personally thanked both Andy and Andrew for all that they did for us! I promised to them that I would type a review on the Internet and here it is! I also told them how pleased we were with Inna and everything she did for us. To all the staff that made our Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary and Dad's 70th Birthday a true success - our entire family is so grateful for your hard work, caring attitude, and professionalism! As I told them in person, this evening experience was "totally beyond our expectations"! A 5 star review is simply not enough for Golden Lion Bar & Restaurant - we sincerely thank you all and God Bless!!!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon for a dinner. The food was delicious and prepared pretty quick. The steak was amazing! Down just as requested and full of flavour. The staff are as always very welcoming and really do take care to make sure...you have everything you need to have a good dinner. What we love most about this place is that there is tons of place for our kids to run around! Definitely a family oriented establishment.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

I highly recommend this place!!!!! I threw a surprise birthday party for my husband. My husband and the guests loved it!!! The owner, Andy, and the staff are extremely organized and professional! The hall is very beautiful and the dance floor is a perfect size!...Everything was set up so elegantly!! The food was amazing!!! The service was so outstanding so it exceeded all my expectations!!!! I also received very good comments from my guests!!! Overall, Im very satisfied with this place!!!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had our wedding reception at Golden Lion in November and everything was beyond wonderful. Restaurant has a beautiful and elegant design that suited perfectly with the atmosphere of the wedding. Food was top notch and there were plenty of it, servers were attentive and...very helpful. Professional event managers went above and beyond to make our day completely stress free. We strongly recommend this venue as the music, service and food was absolutely fantastic!More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Response from L0ve_t0_travel03 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can make reservations over the phone. It is open mostly closer to the weekend, however they do have various events during the week
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