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Quatrefoil Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.quatrefoilrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (905) 628-7800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Fraser Macfarlane
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Quatrefoil
Chefs Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos opened Quatrefoil Restaurant in May, 2010. Since then, the restaurant has been named among the top 10 best new Canadian restaurants of 2010 by enRoute Magazine, and among the top 10 best new restaurants of 2011 in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine. Quatrefoil Restaurant is also featured as a prime dining destination in the 2011 edition of Where to Eat in Canada. Located in the quaint community of Dundas, Ontario, the restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine in a charming heritage home turned modern eatery. Macfarlane and Mitropoulos, a husband-and-wife team, met in the kitchen of Toronto's Scaramouche Restaurant, before heading to Europe to seek out new food styles and experiences. Together, the pair has cooked in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, training under notable chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Gary Hollihead.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The limited menu means time is spent properly on each dish. We were not disappointed. Fish was properly cooked. Wine list is quite good.. Too bad the Neustadt beer was not working properly. The next time will be for lunch on the outside patiio."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Took my fiancée here for a pre-birthday dinner! Initially we were sat at a noisy table near the kitchen, but we requested to be seated at the back, which was accommodated. Both of us went for the tasting menu on a Friday night, and we were not disappointed! The food was high quality and the service was exceptional. They even gave my fiancée a little something for her birthday, which was a nice surprise!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the prix fixe menu on a recent visit. The food was delicious, high quality, inventive. Great value. Beautiful room."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "All aspects of our Prix fixe meal were delicious. AT $30 for three courses, it was very good value. We chose a rich meal, but other options were available."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food is excellent and beautifully presented. Delicious combination of flavours."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our first time, very impressed! Staff very attentive and food exquisit!! Would definitely return and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My 2 daughters and myself topped off our bridal dress looking day in Waterdown and Dundas with a first time visit to Quatrefoil. My husband (their dad) joined us for dinner. The evening was totally special - the reason, the food choices, the attentive waiter and the ambience. We can hardly wait to return!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a party of four for dinner - all raved about the taste and quality of preparation for all courses and the professional service. The bread included was a lovely addition and melt-in your-mouth texture. We absolutely loved the unexpected and tasty amuse-bouche. All four of us had fish - cooked to tender perfection. The creative use of pureed sauces and accompanying veggies complemented the milder fish dishes. The only bite that did not measure up was the chocolate truffle and corn macaroon at the very end...although we appreciated the gesture. Definitely Quatrefoil is on our "must return" list."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife & I were celbrating our anniversary and decided to have a patio lunch at Quatrefoil.Our lunch was superb!As well, our servers were friendly, polite and professional."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I'm lucky to live just a short walk from Quatrefoil, but I don't go there often enough. I had heard that their prixe fixed lunch was a great deal and it certainly is. I made a reservation for Saturday noon for lunch with my BFF from out of town. It was a lovely summer day and we sat outside on the patio, which is just off a busy street in Dundas, but you would hardly know it -- seems like a secluded, garden atmosphere. For $30 each we had a delicious 3-course lunch. I had the salad, rainbow trout and creme brulee and my friend went with the calamari, roast duck leg and blueberry cheesecake. The portions were good and we were quite full by the end. My trout came with a spinach risotto, which was excellent."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The patio was nice and tables are far enough apart you don't hear other conversation. The food was amazing and we had great service. Going back fo dinner tomorrow!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It converted Dundas from a stodgy backwater to "a place to go"."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food , friendly service Ate outside in the garden Must ry if you haven N't already tried this place Best hamburger I've ever had !!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great ingredients, well-prepared, presented, served. Most of all, I appreciated that every dish had a certain unexpected element. Corn "chowder" was a wonderful coconut curry, with lemongrass and an amazing corn dumpling-like thing (which was incredibly light, crispy, richly corn-tasting with still-tender corn grains.) Veal loin covered in leek ash sounds weird, but was amazingly successful. Rhubarb panna cotta with an amazing beer sorbet (wheat beer, I think, and hoppy enough to give an amazing dimension.) Even the baby yellow beets and parsnip with the main were intense with flavor (and an amazing green-onion-cake-like thing under the meat...) There's no doubt it's expensive, but it's memorably good."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We heard this restaurant was very good. The presentation was amazing. The portions were just enough. Lovely atmosphere. Waiter/waitresses very helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely dine here again. There was only one bad thing my hubby had the oyster appetizer and one oyster was bad. He told me after on the way home. But all in all very impressive. Lived up to all hype regarding this place. Thanks for lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I do not usually eat at fine (a.k.a. expensive) restaurants, in part because we fear that the quality will not justify the expense, but this was a special occasion (her retirement). For people like us, as well as for those who simply like to eat well, I thoroughly recommend Quatrefoil. Excellent food, wine, and service: attentive but not obtrusive. We ate outside. The setting -- close to downtown Dundas -- is very pleasant. We had dinner here, but I can imagine that the shaded patio would be excellent for a lunch, coupled with a local day out."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I really appreciate the selection of half bottles on the excellent wine list."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "French inspired cuisine is creative and intricate in flavors. Foie gras torchon was fabulous, with many complementing flavors on the sides. Gnocchi was el dente, very tasty sauce and served with fresh garden peas. Veal loin was done to perfection and all sides were wonderful. The striped bass was an unexpected success and the portion was substantial. Rhubarb panna cotta was a tasty dessert. Pressed coffee was very aromatic. Service was very good, with just the right amount of attention. $30 corkage allows diners to bring that special bottle of wine, we took advantage with our 1996 Bordeaux. Ambiance is somewhat formal, but comfortable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "An excellent five course tasting menu on Fridays for $55. Service was superb and friendly. Sommelier made excellent recommendations and was friendly and approachable."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food. The details that are in the plating are amazing. It all adds up to a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a great experience at this wonderful restaurant. Excellent and courteous service, FANTASTIC food and quite an impressive wine list with varied choices by the glass, half bottles and all styles and prices by the bottle. Everything from the amuse bouche to the petits fours was made with great attention to detail. Kudos to everyone involved in the whole operation of this fantastic restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "On Friday we went to Quatrefoil for my wife's birthday. We were expecting a great dinner as we had been there before and why drive from Georgetown to Dundas if it was not going to be special. They REALLY OUT DID THEMSELVES, and yes the caps were necessary. They are now doing a 5 course tasting menu on the weekend. It sounded really great so we both went for it. I asked the server whether they could do a wine pairing with the meal and he said yes. The amuse bouche was a small deviled quail egg with a crispy parmesan dust. Then we went to a warm white asparagus salad with garlic prosciutto. Then fried salmon, with a crisp skin that you have to eat, it made the dish. Then an ash covered veal medallion. No more room, so JUST COME HERE!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The tasting menu was outstanding, delicious with many flavours to savour, beautifully presented and just enough without leaving you hunger or overstuffed. The service was attentive but not at all intrusive. The atmosphere quiet, serene and elegant. We had a memorable meal and dining experience for our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The venison was delicious - we cannot remember having such a memorable entree. As usual the Tawse pinot noir was perfect. We love those little extrsa like the amuse bouche and your professinal staff. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I joined my Brother and Sister-In law for a nice "catch up" Dinner. We all love a Fine Food experience and enjoy trying different restruants. This was a first time visit for Dinner for all of us. (I was there once for lunch and was impressed then) The Food was second to none! All of us enjoyed our courses and were very impressed with the Flavours, Quality and presentation of the Food. the Service was professional and attentive. the Decor is gorgeous and I would recommend this restruant for any special occasion or romantic dinner for two. It is a little on the pricey side but worth every penny. 5 Stars from this Foodie!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I enjoyed every mouthful. The beef tenderloin was excellent and the gnocchi was exceptional!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "From the amazing bread they give to the end dessert every morsel was delicious. The service was top notch."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We wanted to treat a friend for her birthday and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service great. Our friend chose not to have dessert but the restaurant provided a couple of home-made chocolates on a small plate with a birthday candle, a thoughtful and appreciated touch,"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Bon appetit! A restaurant reminiscent of those found in Paris, France. Beautiful restored home in a neighborhood (so very quiet). Maitre D very attentive to us on arrival. Professional waiter. Every dish from appetizer to dessert was so tasty! Commented to my wife that among the hundreds of restaurants we have dined at over the past 10 years, this restaurant ranks in the top 3!!! Bon appetit!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Been here for many special dinners. Always worth the trip from Toronto. A Foodie's dream."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wow. I love this place! The food is amazing. Every thing I try, I love. The servers know the wines and are attentive and polite. The reservation process was simple. I will be back many times over!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Quatrefoil is the most obvious sign that Dundas is in the midst of a renaissance, and has been for some time. Nice to see Cumbrae's, the local butcher credited on the menu. Four perfect meals nestled within a tranquil valley full of trees to dapple the setting sun. The food was made and served by people who love what they do. Who could possibly ask for anything more?"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "absolutely beautiful restaurant, decor was impeccable food was amazing..... no complaints here.... love the dining experience love it!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed the summer tasting menu......too bad everyone at the table has to have it. But loved the relaxing way to eat and the time between each course"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Quatrefoil many times for special occasions. The food and staff never disappoint. Go hungry, you'll want to splurge on a full-course meal. The soup will never disappoint, even if the ingredients don't sound like a personal favorite. The special always simply a work of art. The cheese platter from Mickey's is a must to cap a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We love everything about Quatrefoil, the food is outstanding always! Service is impeccable, with experienced and very friendly staff always!! As we are gluten intolerant it is beyond wonderful that we can go there and know not only that we are getting top quality food, done to perfection, but that they really don't even use flour in many of their dishes (a sign of a GREAT chef and restaurant in my opinion) and most of their menu items are available to us, and if not they are more than happy to make substitutions! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "our romantic birthday dinner met and exceeded all of our expectations. Gnocchi melted in your mouth and the seared tuna was scrumptious. Only upset that we didn't leave enough room for desserts, but shared one."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food and service at Quatrefoil never disappoints and is consistently of the highest standards. It is always a pleasure to dine here!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went to Quatrefoil for the first time on our anniversary. I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had the salmon and did not regret our choices. The meat was cooked to perfection and the sauces and spices were complex and complimentary. The Shiraz tasted so good on its own and with the beef. The champagne was a romantic finish the celebration."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food, fine service, good ambience. Terrific food with fine local ingredients. Beautiful plating."
    Dined on 5/30/2014