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Upscale casual restaurant and microbrewery in beautiful cottage country on the shores of Mirror lake
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Canadian, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 9, 2021 via mobile

Lovely ‘rustic’ restaurant and excellent food choices. Dining room staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. Food and drinks arrived without much delay. Meals were served hot and fresh and absolutely delicious. Prices for meals were reasonable, but wine bottles were very expensive. Several options available...for local craft beer. There is also a small store area for take-home items. Bathrooms were clean and tidy. COVID safety measures were in place and strictly followed. Definitely worth the drive to get there!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed August 23, 2021

This restaurant is a wonderful gem in the area. Make sure to have a reservation so you won't be disappointed! Food was very tasty, service was good and the view of the lake was perfect! Definitely recommend and will return when in the area.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

We have been to restaurants all over the world. Rhubarb is an out of the park extraordinary restaurant. Great service amazing food. 3 very diverse plates each special in their own way. The fresh bread and hummus app was a great start. Well worth the...trip to Halliburton. We’ll be backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021

We love eating here and are so glad they have survived the many lockdowns. Special shout out to Kayla who provides excellent service and has been there “ for ever” 😏

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 16, 2021 via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation in advance. Food and service were excellent. Lovely decor and beautiful natural surroundings.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021

Big city flavours in our county! Rhubarb always delivers its best to those who visit. Here the food is above the usual in flavours and presentation. I have been enjoying Christoph’s meals for many years. The menu caters to all, and they always try to...accommodate. I have a few favourites but my recent Lamb meal (prep by Kevin) was mmmmm heavenly. Meat was so tender, vegetables a light crunch to them, and a dessert to please. Thank you Christoph for continuing to share you culinary talents with us in Haliburton. So Good! We have dined and celebrated many times at Rhubarb and appreciate all the efforts they put forth to make the celebrations extra special, yesterday was one of the best.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 4, 2021 via mobile

Went here for a mid-afternoon lunch. Nice menu with mid-range pricing and a nice view of Mirror Lake. Server was very attentive. Brews are also available from it's in-house brewery located on the lower level. Reservations were not needed, but it's suggested to call ahead...for hours during the pandemic.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

Wow, where do I begin. During these current times we had a reservation and were seated right away. We dined this past Friday evening as a family of five. We found the beer and wine selection to be way above par. The food was delicious....Two in our group had the Trout, two had the Pork Schnitzel and one had a perfectly cooked steak. Not one bad thing to say. Now on to desert.... that bread pudding was out of this world as was the German walnut cake. Our server for the evening was Victoria. Excellent job! Very friendly and didn't mind our questions at all. We will definitely be back and can highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020

We have been to Rhubarb‘s many times, and the food was always good, but yesterday was very mediocre to say the least. Escargots arrived just barely warm with burnt bread. When telling the server that the bread was rather charred, she never offered to replace...it! The frites were just warm and pretty limp not crispy. Coleslaw with wild leek was tasteless, the fish just okay. The pasta dish also was just barely okay, as was the steak. For what it was it is way overpriced. The schnitzel was the only thing that passed as pretty decent.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020

Food and service was amazing! The steak was cooked perfectly. Definitely our favourite in cottage country. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from Kathie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a patio out front of the place which has a roof, but open sides. I'm not positive that they are allowing people inside, but the patio is definitely open. Check with Rhubarb for possibly altered hours due to... More
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Rhubarb Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4