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Fifty West Restaurant & Bar

3.9
81 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Fit for Foodies
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International flavours featuring locally grown vegetables and meats from regional farmers, prepared by some of Guelph’s most talented young culinary professionals. Located in the University of Guelph Research Park, breakfast buffet served daily and a la carte dinner menu. Reservations are recommended. Our restaurant is fully wheelchair accessible, features a seasonal patio, and a terrific special occasion room for groups of up to 30.Come to Fifty West Restaurant and Bar where "Our Kitchen is your Kitchen."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday 7:30am - 12:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(519) 780-3727
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brent Conlin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gordon St.
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Parking details
Parking is always free at Fifty West. Please supply the hostess with your license plate number.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to something special this year on Mother’s Day and join us in Fifty West Restaurant and Bar on Sunday May 13th for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch.

We are taking reservations from 10:30am to 2pm in our main dining room and in our lounge. Reservations are required.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 81 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.2
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Typical hotel fare.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Didn't provide a beverage menu or have any insight on mixed alcohol-free beverages... My wife is very pregnant and would have very much liked to have had something other than water for valentines day.

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1.0Dined on January 16, 2018

This is some of the worst food in Guelph. I frequently stay at the Delta, and each time I eat here, I’m a little more disappointed than the time before. The Thai noodle bowl was absolutely terrible. I’ve had better Thai from those microwave bags. If you’re staying at the Delta, it’s worth driving anywhere else. There is some great food in Guelph, but not here. I will say that the ambience is okay, and the service was good.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Nice hotel restaurant. Nice to see some local beers on tap.

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2.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Walleye was like getting a half of a serving. Bragged up to be an ‘upscale ‘ restaurant. Not true

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent food and service but the bar/lounge with its TVs was not the fine dining ambiance for celebrating our 54th anniversary.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

We met with friends for dinner after a show. Had a drink in the bar first, then dinner in the dining room. Nice, quiet,casual, atmosphere. Food was delicious and well presented. Loved the Summer Pizza with pear and honey.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Very good food, and service is fantastic. Really enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We had the Mothers Day brunch, as always the ambiance was great, service excellent, the food tasted great as usual but everything we had was barely lukewarm, not sure if it had been sitting around for a while before it was brought out.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food with great service we will be coming again

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The atmosphere at the restaurant was wonderful. We were hoping for a quiet place with good ambience, and we got it in spades. The service was outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive, without feeling like they were hovering over me. It was overall a very good experience.

On the other hand, the entrees, while still good (and very artistically plated, I should add) , was not up to the standards I would have expected at this price range. My steak was dry, and the quinoa was in was much too salty. The starter bread, however, was a highlight, and the "carb salad" was a delightful spin on poutine.

I would not hesitate to return for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Well when we first walked in we were sent at a hightop table right at the entrance where the cold was absolutely terrible on my back my date was sitting opposite of me at that time two people approached us already we asked if we could move they put us to the table on the left which was nice besides everything else it was pretty good but we are approached by at least four people weather was asking whether the food was good weather was asking for a drink weather was asking if everything was okay I feel that it was a little too much too soon the food was creative I think a little bit too deep-fried for me at the same time I would recommend it to university students or people that just want to get out tapas and wine on a date nothing wrong with it at all

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2016

I met my new host family there, and we all enjoyed our meals.
The waitress was quite attentive.
Thank you.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Food and service were good but priced way too high compared to similar restaurants in Guelph.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

First time here and it was excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

We needed to make reservation for a birthday party and had to have it in Guelph due to our daughter being there for University. Near to impossible to get a place in this student place in the week end, but this restaurant was flexible enough to set-up a special room for group of seven. The service and attention we got was outstanding, and the advice for dish selection was very useful. Special mention of the chef dropping by to see everything was to expectation. This as a very nice touch, and overall a great experience for a special event.

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2.0Dined on January 23, 2016

After a disastrous visit 2 months ago (steak not prepared as requested, sent back, food came back again still unsatisfactory after an unacceptable amount of time...almost an hour since food was first presented) we were back to try again with a complimentary meal.

Service and atmosphere were as always fantastic. Lobster dip a previous favourite was ordered again and remains the bright spot of the experience.

Steak was almost correct...3 out of 4 fillets were great. But one was undercooked. It was sent back to the kitchen and returned in an acceptable time frame and was replated with new veggies (vast improvement from previous experience were potatoes after being reheated twice were better used as door stops then actual food). There must have been a veggie shortage or something because the fingerling potatoes accompaning the dish were so sparse and small they were not visible hiding under 2 X 4oz steaks. They were accompanied with a decent portion of rapini and some fried onions. It felt like there could have been another veggie added to round out the dish.

Desserts were creme brulee and peach cobbler. They were ok but definitely not anything worth purchasing if not included in a dinner package.

Overall a pleasant dining experience but it doesn't meet the value of the price affixed to the menu.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2015

The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice and the decorations were gorgeous. It was very relaxing and comfortable. Unfortunately the menu online did not match the menu at the restaurant and many of the items that brought us into done where not available. The food was not exceptional and was less than the expectations we had!! The service was great and the staff tried their best to accommodate the menu items that we were originally hoping for.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2015

My visit to Fifty West Restaurant and Bar was the first time my boyfriend and I ate. The food was so delicious! Nice place to sit in a nice environment.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2015

Unfortunately the dinner I rec'd was cold - however the staff did take my dinner back and returned with a hot meal after a short wait. They subsequently did not charge us for this meal without any prompting by us - which was a nice surprise when we got the bill. The food once rec'd hot, was good.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2015

Fifty West was a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Our steaks were excellent. Our waitress was so attentive. Will return soon.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2015

We went to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. I had been there for work group dinner but never for personal dining out. It was quiet and a lovely atmosphere. Our server was amazing; very friendly, funny and gave great food & wine advice. The bread was fresh baked and wonderful. Starters were great. Lamb and beef medallion main courses were cooked perfectly to order, a good portion and tasted like a bit of heaven. Wine was excellent. And though we thought we were too full for dessert, our charming server brought out complimentary desserts for our anniversary. Our whole experience was simply wonderful and we are happy we chose Fifty West!

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1.0Dined on September 5, 2015

We have been to the restaurant many times and service has been declining in quality for a year now. Reserved a seat in the dining room for our anniversary dinner and were presented with a pedestrian booth in the bar (might as well have been in the lobby). We left when we were presented with stained menus on damaged clipboards circa 1985. Terrible staff and the individual that seated us was totally inept. Won't be back until new management takes over.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2015

Wife and I each had the tenderloin fillet. We both agreed that it was the best steak we ever had. Not cheap at $39 for a 6 oz steak but the quality and taste is awesome.
The appetizers were good and so was the dessert.
Service was also great.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2015

The 2 x 4 oz filet meal is fantastic at Fifty West. Been here a few times and always get this even though other items on the menu sound good too. Service is always great, very attentive staff without being intrusive. The Chorizio croquettes (app. special the day we ate here) were also great and can go wrong with the Ploughman's butcher block app either.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2014

Sun dinner, service slow.pasta let cold. lamb chop orderd well. came w rare

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2014

This is our first visit to fifty west. We were slightly disappointed. This is a fairly expensive restaurant and
We felt the atmosphere and food fell short.
The look of the restaurant feels like a hotel restsurant with decor snd lighting and table placement. The food was average. The stir fry was over sauced and the veggies looked over cooked (soft). The steak was ok.
The dessert we chose was the "cookie assortment" it consisted of 3 cookies place on a plate- period- there was no presentation or anything. My daughter said they tasted either stale or like they were just pulled from a freezer. She said she gets better cookies at summer camp.
The service was not exceptional- just good/ friendly.

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1.0Dined on October 12, 2014

Had the family out for a traditional turkey meal. Everyone was served what seemed to be dry, day old Turkey Loaf vs a fresh tasty carved Turkey. Very disappointing with the food when the meal average $50 per person.

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2014

We arrived at the front, and was told by two passing workers, to hold a moment. We finally had someone come and get us and asked where we would like to be seated. Firstly, we have never been there, how are we to know and after telling him it was our anniversary that we would like something quiet, he told me "honey, it's friday and we are busy, it won't be quiet"...how rude. The server came, took our starters and drinks, after coming back and telling my husband that the red wine he chose wasn't available, he told him to choose for him, he came back with a white. Dinner was horrible, the only thing good was the steak was done but ruined in maple syrup, and who puts pecans in mashed potatoes? My chicken was dry as was the entire meal.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2014

We enjoyed the food very much. We had mussels, calamari, soup, duck, pickerel & steak., great selection we had a difficult time deciding. The portion size was reasonable and the food delicious. The staff was very accommodating to someone in our group with Celiac, and most things could be done gluten free. The service started out wonderful, then just dropped off after we got our mains. A different server eventually came and asked if we cared for dessert and coffee, all but 2 desserts were sold out, and even then it showed up long after we were done our coffee's. A long wait again for the bill, then our original server was back? We waited at the front desk for quite some time, and eventually I just went behind and grabbed my own coat.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Food was very good and our waitress was wonderful we seemed to get a lot better service then other people. Had a good dinner wish they would have done something special or at least a nicer table when told it was our 5th Anniversary. Was kind of disappointed in that. But all and all nice restaurant.

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3.0Dined on August 30, 2014

This restaurant has the potential to be a 4 star property. It was our first time on August 30th and we would drive from Listowel to eat there again and enjoy their Executive Club membership.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2014

All our other dishes were outstanding and my overcooked meat was cheerfully replaced, but a steakhouse should do better. We enjoyed the patio. which was away from the road, and featured retro music.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2014

Good quality food, service on a weekend lunch time was a bit slow although restaurant was very empty.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2014

Went there with my wife on a Saturday evening in July. Not overly busy but well attended. Nice atmosphere, great service and amazing food. The appetizers were very good and well presented (shrimp cocktail and ploughmans platter). The mussels at the table next to us looked and smelled amazing - and though an app were meal sized. My wife and I both ordered steak (steak frites and ribeye) and they were both amazing, tasty and cooked to perfection. True steakhouse quality, some of the best we have ever had.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2014

The food was ok, the service a bit pushy, overall just a so-so experience. I'm sure Guelph has better spots, it's convenient if you're staying at the Delta but otherwise will go somewhere else next time.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2014

A wonderful spot for an office lunch celibration. The service is great and the food is always wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2014

My wife and I went for the first time to enjoy the Sunday brunch for our anniversary. Great food, service and atmosphere. Recommend the place and will be looking forward to going back again.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2014

We took friends for brunch, and perhaps our disappointment came from having high expectations...in any case, it failed to live up. I think the food could have been outstanding (it certainly had the appearance a cut above the usual buffet fare), but some of the dishes had not been kept hot enough, and that took away from what would have been an excellent dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2014

I've eaten at Fifty West ~5 times, and the staff is extremely pleasant. However, there is a notable level of inconsistency from course to course and visit to visit, and at times a bit lacking in attention to detail.

While one course could be a contender for one of the best I've ever eaten, the proceeding menu item could leave one wondering if they're still in the same restaurant. I have had a lobster appetizer arrive frozen in the center with surprise it wasn't fresh, but have spend days raving about the proceeding chicken entree. I've fallen head over heels with perfectly cooked scallops, only to be let down when followed by bland, dry, pre-made and reheated halibut.

The gamble could pay off well, but risk is certainly still present.

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