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US$5 - US$21
French, European, Healthy
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

Wow! We went to Beyond the Gate for brunch on a girls trip and it was absolutely amazing. What a cute restaurant that was totally unexpected. The flavours and selection were excellent. I have celiac disease and they offered me so many gluten free options....My friends and I also ended our brunch with wonderful crepes. An absolute must.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

A truly memorable experience. The staff were courteous and the head chef came to sit with us while he explained all the amazing cheeses. The quaint little street side patio was the perfect setting for one of the best meals ever! The antipasto and oysters...were perfect, the crepe and burger were flavoured perfect and the drinks flowed. Such a perfect dining experience from start to finish and I cannot wait to return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021

When we arrived to BTG, we were greeted by a lovely girl who seated us quickly and provided great service. What blew me away was the QUALITY of the food. WOW! Frederic Chartier is a BRILLIANT chef. Running a one-man kitchen, his wait staff is...polite, courteous and on the ball. He is a treat to meet and you will be blown away by his kindness, his generousity and his skill to do home cooking with finesse and flair. He is welcoming and personable! Fine dining at a VERY reasonable price! You will not be disappointed!! Frederic, merci pour une grande expérience, nous reviendrons! Expérience délicieuse!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 25, 2021

The restaurant is super charming and located in a totally unexpected location. The food is really excellent. We were on a little weekend getaway in the area and decided to treat ourselves to a dinner out. First restaurant we have been to in many months....French food is our favorite and this restaurant did not disappoint, it easily holds up to any French bistro in Toronto and probably in France. We had the Flammkuchen, Scallops St. Jacques and Miso Soy Infused Halibut. , all were excellent. We are not dessert people but we decided to split the sweet and salty crepe, it was heavenly, we literally inhaled it. The wine selection was also very good. Definitely worth giving this place a try although the restaurant is rather small so reservations might be a good idea.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Frederic C, Owner at Beyond the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2021

Thank you very much Kasia!

Reviewed December 11, 2020

This is the perfect place to discover authentic French cuisine: >No-nonsense, fresh homely food with subtil tones and well-balanced flavours that will satisfy all taste buds. >Friendly unpretentious atmosphere. Thank you Chef Frédéric.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

I have a large list of food allergies, and it’s the first time in 8 months that I can eat in a restaurant! The chef came out to talk about my restrictions and he prepared an AMAZING meal, dessert included! It was sooo good that...I came back the next day for brunch. I’m so thankful I know this place!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020

Local friends invited us out-of-towners for a brunch raving about this place. It all was true. Small, compact, friendly yet verrry Franch, and so tasty in choices! Maybe it helps to have one in your party on personal terms with the chef, and it sure...made our experience a delightfully enjoyable one. I noted families, regulars and newbies alike were welcomed. Make it a habit with your loyalty and you might be discussing variation on future menu items with the chef. What could be more exciting and stand-your-ground unique in this rural setting. In your face Tranna!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 5, 2019

3R’s Club new review. For all of you our fun food club (Resto Rating Ring) is on the run again and voyaged to Shelburne to review Beyond the Gate Restaurant. The travel was well worth the drive. Its name, well describes how well hidden is...the emplacement. A small sign on the facade of a white wall announces its home and when one enters the correct door you will need to walk through a long hallway wondering if you took the right door back there. Reaching the final room offers you 7 different wood tables with an assortment of chairs with a smiling hostess that directs you to our table of 6 interested and somewhat wondering appetites. The open kitchen and the blackboard menus mounted on the wall are certainly tickling our curiosity. To somewhat ease our curiosity, the owner chef Frederic Chartier left his cooking creations to welcome us to his charming little abode. The chef is French and so are most of his creations from appetizers to 7 different crêpes, 2 specials for the day and 6 different deserts. Also a decent assortment of 8 white and red wines, all from France of course. (See attached pics).. From the gazpacho soup to all the different crepes which were served and the crepe suzette and crème brulee for deserts, all of them got a thumps up from all of us. This was an amazing food experience considering the limited facilities. The plating and some of the table service could be considered average but we ate extremely well. Thanks Frederic.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Crepes are one of my all time favourite foods and to have a French restaurant that specializes in Crepes close by, is nothing short of a culinary dream come true...Been here twice and both visits were memorable! Amazing food, lovely ambiance and an excellent Chef...who makes guests feel welcome each time! We will be back...soon!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Frederic C, Owner at Beyond the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Thank you very much Marg,

Reviewed June 12, 2019

Tucked away at the West end of Main St. Shelburne, ON is a french delight. Primarily a crepe restaurant but so much more. Freddie just keeps it coming. The crepes are fabulous. So many varieties with mains & dessert crepes. Everything on the menu is...delicious. We have dined here many times and always enjoyed it. The dining room is small & intimate and I would suggest a reservation for dinner or the Sunday brunch. Have your appetite ready. You will not go away hungry!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Frederic C, Owner at Beyond the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Thank you Diane! Always a pleasure serving you

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5