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The Cook's Shop Restaurant

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683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
+1 519-254-3377
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (109 reviews)
“steak diane” (17 reviews)
“garlic bread” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant. Great food. Little dark in lighting but if you love garlic it’s your place Great date place

Thank TravellingSnowbirds
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic in Windsor. From the salad, to the pasta to the l’anime shop, the food is always good! I have been going on and off for 28 years.

Thank Réjean D
Reviewed January 31, 2018

One of our favourite places to go, for years people recommended the Cook Shop but we never got around to making a reservation, our first time going was an 8pm booking but weekends fill up fast! The environment is intimate, the food is prepared and...More

Thank Valene W
Reviewed January 29, 2018

The restaurant is quaint and “romantic “service is good. But that’s about it. Its dated and cheaply done. Like no updates since it opened. Bargain basement style dish towels are your napkins and economy looking silverware (all the same size) and serving dishes. Salad is...More

1  Thank Bob H
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Its decor is all Italian . The food is wonderful and everything is cooked from scratch. Hope you love garlic , you can smell it from the street. Very nice menu and nicely priced. Not a large restaurant but make sure you...More

Thank WindsorBelle
Reviewed January 22, 2018

My husband and I had heard about the cook shop and had never gone, so when we did my expectations where high. I loved the intimate setting and the smell of the food was fantastic. The service was good and the food was tasty but...More

1  Thank Lori P
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I went for a all girl dinner and had amazing food and wine. I highly recommend only small problem is trying to make reservations.

Thank Carlirae N
Reviewed January 17, 2018

I loved this place. Adam was a wonderful server and really made sure the experience was great for mine and my boyfriends first time there. The food was fantastic. It tasted so fresh and filled with flavour. It's a nice cozy atmosphere, dim lights with...More

1  Thank Katy T
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited The Cook’s Shop for our anniversary dinner and were beyond pleased with both the food and service. This restaurant is old, the decor is rustic but soooo comfortable and dare I say perfect for the setting. Dark and cozy make...More

Thank James F
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Dinner at the Cook's Shop was a highlight of a recent trip to Windsor. Good food and service, a variety of reasonably-priced wines, and an intimate setting. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed the experience of dining so much. We will definitely return.

Thank Chris V
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
Vegan no way. Pescatarian has lots of options. Vegetarian options are really limited, there's a vegetable soup, sides of mushrooms and vegetables and for entres you have either linguini or gnocchi are pretty much it... More
November 30, 2016|
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Response from MoeOntCanada | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot right behind the restaurant
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June 20, 2016|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
I would call as soon as possible. some reservations are made way in advance. It also depends on how many people are in the party, if only a few you may be lucky. If you have a larger group you may not be able to. Try... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-254-3377
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