Breakwater Restaurant - Waterside Inn

4.5
228 reviews
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Contemporary French / American
Breakwater Restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Nestled between the shores of Lake Ontario and the banks of the Credit River it is Mississauga's only Four Diamond awarded restaurant. Just a short drive or GO-Train ride from downtown Toronto, Breakwater Restaurant offers superb cuisine and is complemented by a Wine Spectator recognized wine list.

Our newly launched menu has some exciting and delicious offerings, carefully crafted by our award winning chef Stewart Schmidt! Fresh, delicious and locally sourced ingredients blended together to satisfy any palette.


CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award | Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence | VQA Award Of Excellence | Where To Eat Canada/ 2019 Diners' Choice winner

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I booked Breakwater Restaurant for Mother's Day to attend with my 3 sisters. We were booked for the 2pm seating. Upon arrival, we were shocked to see we weren't in the main dining area rather, they opened up an adjacent hall and that's where we sat. It was a large hall with hundreds of people in it. It felt like a wedding and there were super long line-ups for food. It felt like we were at a wedding for God's sakes! Our restaurant booking at the Breakwater Restaurant because an open, loud space - lost it's cache completely!
Then, the bill came and there was a service charge on there. I asked what it was and the waiter said "it's the tip". THEY ADD TIP FOR A TABLE OF 4? (typically added on larger groups). AND, the worst part is that they tipped themselves 18%!! I wouldn't have tipped more than 10% for the reason that we served ourselves and didn't get any service from a waiter as we drank water that was already on the table. No, we aren't cheap and would have liked to enjoy some wine but, as mentioned, the ambiance was TERRIBLE and we were disappointed. To add their own tip was probably even more disappointing then the meal itself! Brutal. We all agreed that we would NOT ever go back. THUMBS DOWN

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PC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

85th birthday brunch. Great selection of good food.

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m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, not as much selection as we have had in other restaurants. Not keen on the servery being in the hotel reception

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I haven't been to Breakwater for a long time and the thing I like about it is that it is a quiet atmosphere. I think because of the construction outside it is suffering from lack of patronage. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was practically empty. Only 3 tables, including our own, were occupied. I believe this is unusual as it has never been that way before when I have gone there. It is a posh atmosphere, very quiet, even when it's busy, and a very nice place to have dinner with friends.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Menu was different from the last brunch. Was expecting salmon and chicken on the menu

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose the Breakwater to celebrate my Daughter's Birthday. It was our first time eating here and we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Everything was perfect from the time of our arrival to our departure. The staff were professional and attentive and the ambience was wonderful. We particulary enjoyed that we could converse without any loud noise interferring our conversation. The buffet was set up in a separate room and was presented attractively. The food was delicious with multiple items to choose from. We have all decided that the Breakwater will be our first choice for future celebrations.

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BF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my "go to" place for special occasions. The elegant ambiance, superb service, and a menu of traditional and edgy offerings make this a destination restaurant when you want to feel special - pampered and treated. The wine list is impressive, from reasonably priced fine wines to surprising extra-special once-in-a-lifetime vintages. Mohamed is our favourite waiter, with experience in fine restaurants in the UAE, who knows how to shimmer in and out as if you are being served by unseen hands: he also pours a fantastic Manhattan. This is a hidden gem.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

wonderful fine dining restaurant. not too bad on pricing. tried the baked salmon and it was very delicious. however for the the main course we ordered lobster and chicken. the chicken was okay but the noodles in it very too plain. and lobster was not good at all.

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SN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We received excellent service from Mohammed and all of the Breakwater staff. Our meal (Chateaubriand) was wonderful as well. My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Waterside Inn 3.5 years ago and Mohammed still remembered us, which was very nice. Highly recommended.

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L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the Breakwater Restaurant. Loved the place, amazing service. Will definitely return!

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were under construction, so it was a bit loud, however, don't let that fool you because my experiences there have always been great and I cannot wait to see what it will look like after the renovations.

The service is still impeccable and the food is wonderful. Nestled in the little village of Port Credit, when you choose the Breakwater Restaurant, you're choosing an experience.

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BF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoy Breakwater when we want a relaxed, un-rushed meal where we can chat, share an excellent cocktail, a special wine, and an exquisite meal served by an attentive and knowledgeable server. The value for money is outstanding. This is our "go to" place when we want to feel special and spoiled.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wait staff did their best to accommodate a vegan diet, and were warm and personable. The dishes were prepared with fresh, high quality ingredients and great care and attention were given to flavours and presentation. My only quibble would be the portion sizes. Fine dining, yes, but I think the portions could be a bit more generous (salads and dessert).

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VN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mohammed gave us superb service. Always a great experience for a special evening.

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BY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were at Breakwater for lunch, we have been there before. The food is so darn good! The dining room is upscale..yet comfortable and cozy, and attached to the hotel. The price is medium and well worth anything on the menu. The servers are very attentive..but don't hover over you. They are in a restoration of the lakefacing patio, can't wait until it's open.

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KG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were greeted adequately, not the greatest view, had to request alcoholic beverages. The food prepared was very tasty. Not as good a selection as I thought it would be for the cost. It was my birthday and I really wanted to go there as I had heard it was very special It was ok not great. There was Absolutely no real interest in us by servers

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BR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Wednesday night and had the restaurant to ourselves. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Was able to sit and chat after finishing our meal and did not feel rushed. Highly recommended.

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p
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner in a quiet restaurant. They accommodated my gluten free requirements. Very attentive staff

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c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice although very quiet, although presumably in large part due to the construction going on.
I was looking forward to having the fish and chips but wasn't all that impressed. The chips were a bit thin and soggy and the batter on the fish flat and nothing special. However my husband enjoyed his steak and friend enjoyed his lobster dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real water resturant is amazing. Our server was welcoming and friendly for our whole visit. The food was spectacular and we will for sure be back there again!

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TS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Service and food awesome

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A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and welcome were fine. We were moved a couple of times to a better table and found it a little over the top with helping with napkin and one server outdoing the other. The three of us had one mixed up order so we had to wait longer.

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NL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great...restaurant was amazing...food was awesome. Only problem was my mahi mahi was dry. Otherwise, great place.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great, but the ambience is not so great. Maybe it was a slow night Thursday.

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FF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Currently undergoing massive renovations. Will likely be super once completed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister, visiting from Calgary, was very happy with my choice of restaurant to celebrate her birthday. Everything was lovely and both of us enjoyed our meal.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience - our first but not our last - and especially the food and beverage manager was a wealth of information with outstanding service. Lovely atmosphere - serene and quiet. Even the lounge singer who appeared at 7pm was delightful, and just the right volume (I believe he was there due to Port Credit's Southside Shuffle weekend).

Chateaubriand was amazing and worth the price. We made a pact to come back at least once a year for the same meal.

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C
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent but with construction going on in the front of the building talking was limited because of noise.

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CB
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come often for the Sunday Brunch but decided to try the Breakwater for a romantic dinner. Excellent service and food. Nice low key environment. I would recommend for a special occasion.

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J
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, our server, Chris, was exceptional. :) she made the lunch special.

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TE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Breakwater many times, but not for a few years.
Happy to report it is a good as every. Great value for money
Service is very good
Menu varied and portions a good size and taste is fantastic.
Wine menu is small but well balanced and again good value for everyone

Generally this is a quiet place where you don’t have to raise your. Price to be heard by your dinner companion.

If you decide to go, you will be happy you did

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TS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An under-appreciated gem in Port Credit. 4 Star restaurant with excellent service. For when you want something better than pub food. Nice, quiet and calm atmosphere.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Used to be excellent, now the wine is overpriced, the service glacial and the food cold

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M
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was decent but not very hot and I think this place could just use a bit of a refresh all around to make it stand out.

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CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall the food and service was satisfactory. However, I was trying to use my opentable diner cheque for $26 and it was refused by the manager. Please review your agreement as all opentable restaurant should be accepting the cheque. I wouldn't have chosen to dine here if not of opentable.

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LF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the location.The food is good,however..they could have added more selections like finger foods,like wings,small rolls,quiche and other appetizers.The waitresses appear busy and no smiles.One waiter though is a very nice gentleman.He appears to be dedicated to his job and attentive to the customers and I think his name is Mahomed.The fruit juice is minimal.Their juice container is quite empty ,but nobody refilled it.

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SD
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and wine list although staff needs a little education in wines

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CT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had made a reservation for breakfast based on the breakfast/brunch menu posted on the restaurant website. When I arrived I was told that the only option for breakfast was an expensive buffet. When I mentioned the menu on the website, I was told (rather rudely) that this was not offered on Sunday. It seems if you scroll down the web page there is more information about the brunch buffet but this is not obvious. Had I been treated in a more civil manager by the waiter who met me upon arrival I would have let this pass.

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KR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening with friends celebrating a special birthday. Good service, good food, nice atmosphere, good value.

Highly recommend.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The service is excellent. The place is great for meeting. The food on the other hand, is way below avarage. I got salmon Benedict and a french toast. The hallonidase sauce was "thick". The French toast was blend. I was disappointed with the food.

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