Plank Restobar
Plank Restobar

Plank Restobar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.plankrestobar.ca/
  • Phone: 9054651002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm;


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 sm - 3:00 pm;


    Dinner: Daily: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Gordon Goss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Full catering available through "Catering by Heat"
    www.cateringbyheat.ca

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bronte rd & Lakeshore Rd W
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking available on Bronte road and a parking lot in the rear of the restaurant
A word from Plank Restobar
With chef inspired small plates and handcrafted cocktails Plank is a taste of New York City in Bronte
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Plank Restobar reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (21)great for lunch (15)scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • This is the fourth or fifth
    Nicholas
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    This is the fourth or fifth time we have visited Plank-the first time for lunch. We were a party-of four and each person ordered their own sharing plate. We then shared the various plates. Food was great-great variety of tastes and textures. Our server was prompt, friendly and efficient-even had a few minutes to chat with us. We had a great time overall., Or one minor suggestion is that the the lunch menu could have had a few more items as a couple of the regular items .were not available and so our choices were somewhat limited. However we enjoyed yourself and will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun night out!
    DebDado
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    The small plates were great for a group and very tasty. It was loud with all the talking and music but that would be our only complaint.Our server was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations Met
    Steve
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I had been to Plank for excellent evening and lunch meals in the past. So I had high expectations for the Sunday brunch/breakfast. LOVED it. An innovative a la carte menu and some of the best staff I have seen work an Oakville restaurant in ages. They were bopping, singing to the tunes, in their pygamas, keeping my coffee warm and brought my meal to me hot and delicious! I brought friends from London (Ontario) and they promised to make the drive again - it is worth it. It was an elevated experience with a sunny day and the sailboats were visible on the lake from the deck and inside the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid
    BelluzVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    We are regulars and the food and service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    pasmithx2
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    It was a beautiful Sunday and we had a nice spot on the patio. The traffic was a bit noisy but the view of the harbour was lovely. The menu has the expected brunch items, but with a unique spin on them. Fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new neighbourhood favourite!
    DebDado
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Loved everything about it! There were 5 of us and there was something different for everyone! We understood it was a very busy place but it was not so much when we arrived so we were able to spend a pleasant afternoon reconnecting with friends and thoroughly enjoying ourselves! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, not the last:)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We weren't sure what to expect, Plank being advertised as an American Tapas Bar Resto. I thought it might be small, tasting platters but our choices were full sized portions. I guess everything could be shared but for 2 people with different tastes, not so much of an option. We thoroughly enjoyed the food that we had, calamari for my husband, nachos for me then wedge salad and tree huggers salad - more than filling, nicely presented with a different twist on ingredients.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice variety of items - tried
    Mickey
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Nice variety of items - tried a number - house sliders great, fish tacos and cauliflower fritters were a hit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bronte Bliss
    Snowball
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Everything is great at the Plank Restobar and thrown in free is a before or after dinner / bar stroll by Bronte's waterfront park , marinas , historical sites and the areas unique retail shops .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took a client here for lunch
    Chrissy
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I took a client here for lunch and we were both thrilled with the food, service and ambience. The only let-down was the mussels which both she and I agreed were lacking flavour and a let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely, worth checking out
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Very comfortable and casual atmosphere and the food was excellent. We came for Mother's Day Brunch and were not disappointed. The dishes were wonderfully complex in flavour and the use of noticeably fresh ingredients was very creative. Add in great service and prices and it's a no-brainer. We'll be back for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One off??
    BelluzVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We have gone to Plank for dinner at least a half a dozen times and have been extremely happy with the food and service. But our Saturday lunch today was a total disaster. Main course took over a 1.25 hours to come out. Food did not come out at the same time. Food was cold. Our finished plates were stacked on our table for 15 minutes before someone came over to clear. Had to walk up to the cash to get our bill. Manager did realize there was a problem and gave us a discount on our meal. I am hoping this is a one off because this is one of our favorite Friday night spots.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Lunch
    JChild
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I had lunch with my Mother and Sister who came from Brantford to celebrate Mother's Day. It was my responsibility to pick the restaurant and yours came highly recommended by a friend. My Mother and Sister were very impressed with the food, the service and thought it was a great location. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. We had a great time and will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is not the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    this is not the first time we've visited Plank. The service this time seemed strained somehow; not prompt and a little too "familiar" with our party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the menu! A great offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Love the menu! A great offering of quality and variety at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative menu
    ACharl
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The service here is amazing. It's like the customer is part of the family. The menu is really quite creative ranging from gourmet jiffy pop with truffle butter and fresh pram to delicious pizzas. It's all about comfort food with a twist here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I find the food is a bit pub-like.
    psyc274VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    I find the food is a bit pub-like. The pizza's are great though! Don't expect to go no-carb or no grease at this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little gem in Bronte
    Bollox88
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    The service was excellent from the minute we walked in and were greeted by the owner. The food was excellent and we will definitely be back to try more items from the menu. The waitress told us that the menu changes every couple of months and basically reflects what's in season. The price was very reasonable for a restaurant like this.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    We had a great meal at Plank, it was our first time and we had only heard good things. The service was friendly and attentive, our waitress was fabulous with our kids. We will definitely be back, next time we will try brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food, quick service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Amazing food, quick service, we were in and out in just over an hour. D'italiano pizza is a must have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have dined at Plank twice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    I have dined at Plank twice and been impressed with the food and the service both times. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bronte's trendiest bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    It was great, went for some food and drinks, We ordered chicken tacos, sliders, and pizza, and left feeling stuffed! The prices are good, and we will definitely be back again. In between each app the servers came around to take our plates, but we didn't feel that was necessary - but it was still great that they offered, shows great service. The staff was very friendly, and I think they definitely care a lot about Plank, you can tell there was a lot going on to make Plank happen - from the selection of staff to the interior decor. It makes the experience feel complete! Can't wait to be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find in the neighbourhood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    A great find in the neighbourhood! Service was uniformly excellent and attentive, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodies little gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Finally a place worth frequenting in Bronte!!! Three visits in a week and feeling a bit of a stalker.The design west coast resto-bar in scenic Bronte/views of Marina/waterfront.Judge a food experience if we would order same again/couldn't duplicate home/yes we would do that at Plank. Foodies little gem. First visit...Poutine (fois gras & duck confit) Loved! Husband found rich (did but yes it was rich so only order in that mood or as a good share for a table of four as bites. Followed by beef sliders (two on plate). Thanks for the fresh not frozen experience of the new targeted burger joints and they were tasty. Bottle of wine, two yummy desserts & a reasonable bill well under 85$ Lunch for business braise pork and polenta perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exactly what we were looking for!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Wonderful relaxed and charming atmosphere with a nice view of the lake. Brunch menu offered classic breakfasts but with unique and delicious twists. Great portions all at a great price and the friendly staff provided excellent service. Definitely looking forward to visiting this little gem again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The food was great! Love tapas you get to taste several items as opposed to just one dish! The sliders and poutine are amuse haves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food...will definitely
    Thelly
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Great food...will definitely go back. Very friendly staff and perfect location for casual bar/lounge dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great selection of food for
    BelluzVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Great selection of food for all types. Tapas style dining would recommend saving room for one of their exceptional pizzas. Reservation strongly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went in the morning for Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Went in the morning for Breakfast so that time of the day was very quiet and intimate. The service was excellent and as soon as our coffee was half we were topped up. Food choices for breafast were good and unusual and service was fast.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with friends at Plank. The food was amazing, the service was friendly and very attentive, and the music was fabulous...lots of new and older favourites. We experienced Plant with friends and have decided to go back once a month for our night out and to stay connected...fabulous gem in Bronte!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience for mu wife's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Great experience for mu wife's birthday. Inventive food, love the idea of small portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome tapas.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Awesome tapas. Duck poutine is a must try. Moderate prices. Recommend arriving a bit later if you want a seat and you didn't book thru opentable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef inspired tapas bar with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Chef inspired tapas bar with lots of variety and taste. We ordered lots of different dishes and enjoyed every one. The raw oysters were very respectable too. I would definitely go back and take people who enjoy new food experiences and a fun ambiance with me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting first visit, Similar
    annexgrfxVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Interesting first visit, Similar to what we were expecting based on feedback and website. Calamari was excellent, the rest of our meal was less then acceptable. Our Con Queso was ok however the chips were very stale, when we told the staff they asked if we wanted to take it home...? weird. Our pizza was very burnt in fact it left the smoke in the restaurant yet they still served it to us. We returned the pizza and the chef. was adamant to replace it for free. Insisting that we did not want that just to finish our wine, he still made it and brought it over.. It tasted AMAZING. In the end they covered our entire bill, not necessary but they felt it was. We will return one day just not for a little while.
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  • Had a wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Had a wonderful experience. The host was excellent and the waitress was very good. Do to the increase of food allergies, it would be beneficial if your menu highlighted which foods were gluten and dairy free. I am gluten intollerant and had very few choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great find this spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    What a great find this spot has been. Had dinner at the bar and watched the chefs wow with their prep. Had brunch on Sunday, delicious menu and great service! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Meh" - but we WILL be back ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This is my third time to plank - the first two times the food was OUTSTANDING - and this time ... we arrived for an early reservation and I thought the food was "just okay". The calamari was really greasy, the tater tot 'fondue' was more tot, less fondue. The couple that arrived an hour or so after us, and sat next to us, ordered the same thing and their calamri looked REALLY crispy -lots of lovely tentacles, the tater tots were swimming in lovely fondue ... I thought "oh, that doesn't look at all what ours looked like". Our appetizers were on our table for no more than two minutes before our mains were sent out ... the server we had didn't tell us anything about the specials. It felt disorganized. Third time unlucky? We WILL be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plank is always a first class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Plank is always a first class experience - the food, of course, but also the welcome when arriving, the atmosphere, the helpfulness of the staff and the satisfied feeling after a meal. This is a major accomplishment and Plank is to be commended for it. The dining experience is the best with exquisite menus and specials. you won't find a better place anywhere !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plank restaurant is a great
    Maven
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    Plank restaurant is a great local (Oakville) spot for an evening out with friends. It has a casual vibe, good food and the service was quite good. If you are a vegetarian you will find the menu has very few options for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    One of my best lunch dining experiences in a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate