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Jonathans of Oakville

4.6
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484 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Voted 'Oakville's Best Restaurant' for 20 years in a row, you owe it to yourself to visit this Canadian legend. Be it the Intimate Fireside Tables, the Casual 'J' Bistro, the Private Dining Rooms, or the Award Winning Wine Cellar, Jonathans offers the setting for any occasion. Visit Jonathans of Oakville

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 484 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bennett4
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food was amazing!

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RobF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time there. Sitting on the patio by the road - traffic noise but not Jonathan’s fault! Food was lovely.

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Anniversary
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to hear Jonathan’s is closing.

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DanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was great and respecting the proper behaviour for managing during the COVID situation.

Good table spacing. Good attention to detail.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and I thought it was great. The price was quite reasonable as well, although we didn’t drink much. They have a pretty impressive wine list if you feel like skipping a mortgage payment.

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AnitaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regulars because always good and service is excellent

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether dining for work or pleasure, Jonathans of Oakville has been my go to restaurant for over 2 decades. What impresses me most is the retention of staff. They have been together for so many years I regard them more like family members than staff. Always friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. Food and wine are always superb. Highly recommend.

Jonathans of Oakville
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks very much Malone. We very much appreciate your support over the years!

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SeanF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have them open again, their Covid response is great and the set up is excellent, service and food remain excellent.

Jonathans of Oakville
Responded on September 15, 2020

Great to have you back with us again, Sean. You have been very loyal over the years!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tony, did amazing. From helping with the wine list to just giving us our space while also taking care of us. It was a perfect date night.

Jonathans of Oakville
Responded on September 15, 2020

We are very pleased you chose Jonathans for your date night!! I will pass this on to Tony and the team.

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LisaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s was ok. Nice place. Too expensive for what got though. Don’t know if we would go back

Jonathans of Oakville
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for the rating, Lisa. I'm sorry you felt that it was expensive. All restaurants, post COVID, are struggling to survive and have incurred many unforeseen operational costs. We feel that our pricing is fair, given the current climate.

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vipExceptional
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent as usual. However the service was pathetic. We have frequented Jonathan's many times over many years. The service had always been very good. The way you would expect for such a "high end" well established restaurant.
However, this time will be our last time to ever go. The servers were so poor and so inexperienced, it made our evening feel uncomfortable and couldn't wait to leave, just out of pure frustration.....even with the good food. For the price you pay, and to receive such rookie service is absolutely unacceptable. There is so much competition in the restaurant world....please save your money and go elsewhere.

We will go to our favorite Trattoria Timone. Why did we even give Jonathan's a try again? My bad!

There are so many professional servers out of work because of Covid, hire them to replace all of your obvious inexperienced staff.
Oh ya, the restaurant is dated and needs to be renovated, including the bathrooms!! Hygienic? Not a chance!!

Jonathans of Oakville
Responded on September 15, 2020

Dear Exceptional, thank-you for the compliments on your dinner. Jonathans has prided itself in its level of food quality and service for 40 years. After being closed for over 3 months due to the COVID shutdown, only our very senior staff were able to come back to work. They have worked tirelessly to ensure first and foremost a safe and sanitized environment.They have also been instructed by me, to ensure that contact with the guests is kept at a minimum, as guests are dining without masks on.

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vipJaycee
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with food, drinks and service. Our favourite spot.

Jonathans of Oakville
Responded on September 15, 2020

The comments are appreciated, Jaycee!

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ChristaM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, waiter very good and sociable. Food came hot, was fantastic.
We enjoyed our Covid outing very much. Thank you

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Angela
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chilled soup, rack of lamb and tiramisu was delicious. Beautiful evening to sit outside, staff was attentive and professional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Oakville restaurant.

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KathyC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch, quality food, beautiful presentation.

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StephenF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, more casual than formerly, but servers are having to walk farther, and work very hard in these Covid times. Let’s support them as well as we can!

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DavidS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jonathans is our favourite restaurant in Oakville. We've been going to it for years and have never had a disappointment. Highly recommend it. Great food and a great atmosphere.

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StefR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Deceiving compare to our last year experience.
Last year was amazing, this time was ordinary

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vipkathyl
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delicious lunch on the patio.

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MichelleM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was efficient.

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vipJohnA
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service as always

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vip4004Berton
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely patio on a summer evening. The summer patio menu was perfect for the informal atmosphere and the food was delicious and plentiful. Our server was the perfect combination of friendly and funny, displayed great knowledge of the wines and recommended the perfect accompaniment to our meal. Would definitely come back with friends again

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DavidS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, food and staff were excellent!! Although they are operating with a reduced menu, the main stays are there and everything we had was up to their high standards.

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PhilomenaBlake
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our evening in Jonathons😍 even with limited menu the food was fabulous and the staff as usual were great❤️

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ChrisR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the easing of COVID isolation I couldn't think of another restaurant I'd rather have gone to on my first meal out. You are all exceptional. Thank you.

Chria

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vipBill22
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambience were great; the appetizers were delicious and enjoyable, but my entree chilled noodles were a bit too salty, there were quite a bit of soy sauce at the bottom of the bowl.

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KBCC
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening , the patio was lovely as well the meal and service

We felt very safe and well looked after..all safety measures in place!

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vipjonnyrosen
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Really cute spot in Oakville. Good food. Vegan pasta delicious. Partner and her mom had pizza and salmon. Reported pizza bland. Great quiet Covid compliant patio.

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Assia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good service at Jonathan’s. The owner and his staff are amazing!! Thank you for always doing your best :)

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AdrienneM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit during Covid restrictions and it was wonderful.

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DianaP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was fabulous being able to dine out once again/ we were not disappointed. Always a great meal at Jonathan’s/ our waiter went above & beyond.

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vipJaycee
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always our first choice dining out.

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Harpal
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed to add a 3rd person last minute - they were able to accomodate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality, quiet location, perfect menu

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vipHardeepM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had an excellent experience at the restaurant. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and the food was delish

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vipJohnA
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good to be able to eat here again.

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JeskoF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

v good experience, great to be back, good patio experience

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vipJaycee
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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Finedining65
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio
Our waiter was great- Nick
Food was excellent

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Jonathans of Oakville is rated 4.6 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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