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About Jonathans of Oakville

Voted 'Oakville's Best Restaurant' for 18 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

120 Thomas Street
Oakville, ON L6J 3A8
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
International, Contemporary Asian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm -3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Lakeshore/Trafalgar

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 842-4200

Website:
http://www.jonathansofoakville.com/

Entertainment:
Jonathans Bistro features Curtis Ray Smith Jazz Guitarist or Vocal Pianist Martin Wall every Friday & Saturday Night starting at 7:30 p.m. Our Bistro setting is a 'hot spot' for local regulars week after week. Please request Bistro Seating in your reservation request.

Catering:
Introducing Jonathans Fine Catering, bringing Jonathans to your home or office. Watch our video - Jonathans Catering - or visit Jonathans of Oakville for more information.

Parking Details:
Parking after 6:00 in Downtown Oakville is Free. There is a Parking Lot directly across the street from Jonathans. There is also Parking on the street.

Public Transit:
Five minute Taxi ride from Oakville GO & Via Rail Train station.

Executive Chef:
Michael Spudowski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Jonathans is an ideal venue for events ranging in size from 10 to over 100 guests. In addition to multiple dining rooms and the J Bistro on the main floor, the second floor of the restaurant offers several dedicated event spaces. Watch our Events video - Jonathans Events - or visit Jonathans of Oakville for more information.

Jonathans of Oakville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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Romantic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Music (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food! Nice singer. Great service. What was not to like.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were lucky enough to be there in a slow time, but even so we were impressed by the attention we received. Someone was always there when we needed them while leaving us to ourselves otherwise. The food was excellent and the wine list outstanding. Definitely on our list when looking for a nice dinner out, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our servers were fantastic. Very attentive.

We had the tasting menu for Taste of Oakville which had highs and lows. The tuna tataki was overwhelmed by veggies and I’m still not sure I understand the mango coulis on the plate.

My husband beef green curry was fragrant and flavourful, very good. My sea bass was nicely cooked but it was hard to find the eggplant, peas and the mushrooms amongst the Japchae.

Finally the blueberry cheesecake cake was very good and had nice whole blueberries. The cheese plate was a bit of a joke with three slivers of different cheeses that were just ok.

I will say the layout for the bistro is squished. There are lots of larger tables with tables for two squeezed in. We were surrounded by tables with 4+ making it hard to hear my husband. We probably won’t be back but glad we went once.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I had lunch as part of The Taste of Oakville - overall the experience was very good. Highlight was the pecan tart pie !

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were in for lunch, first day of taste of Oakville. Was not disappointed. Fantastic meal and service was great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Two couples for dinner made reservations last minute via open table. Attentive and knowledgeable staff but no pressure (we sat chatting long after we had settled the bill). Excellent and varied menu. Great ambiance with live entertainment but easy to carry on conversation. Will definitely return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This is a gem with an extremely varied and creative menu ranging from American to French to Italian. The soufflés were amazing and very similar to a high-end restaurant I ate at in Paris. Live music on Friday evening was fabulous. Great atmosphere of warmth and friendship where the owner sits and has dinner and welcomes guests and friends st the same time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was a special occasion, restaurant chosen by the birthday girl, food was very good, service was excellent, overall everyone enjoyed the evening. Will go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food & service great, but noise level was impossible (due to other loud guests).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Decent food, great service, however, it was a Friday night and we were one of four tables the entire night. Felt awkward at times the restaurant was so dead. Not sure if we’ll be back. Had heard good things from Oakville locals but our experience says this is no longer a hot spot.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was a birthday celebration

Great service and food. Tony is super!

We will go again!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced for the quality. Food should never be this expensive

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Overall, a fabulous dining experience.

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 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently excellent. One of our favourite restaurants. The quality of the food, the ambience and the service were all exceptional. Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a favorite in Oakville

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and service. There's a reason it has been around for several years. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our waiter was excellent and we enjoyed watching my pizza being made by the chef !

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very tired and disappointing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perennial favorite of ours for many years. Family owned and operated

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Firstly, we were seated at a lovely table near the window. It was not so lovely once we sat down and noticed that the table wobbled, quite a bit. How could this not have been noticed before.

We were served quickly, almost too quickly. The service was merely adequate for such a restaurant. We had to ask the waiter for bread. Is it common place to have to ask.

The dinner was delicious. I give high marks to the chef!

What I found most disappointing is that when I made reservation I noted that it was for a birthday. Nothing special was done by the restaurant. A few tables away there was also
another guest celebrating a birthday. This guest received acknowledgement.

We are not regulars but have eaten at Jonathans before. The food is always exceptional.
Unfortunately the service doesn't hold par.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We wanted to have a nice bistro meal, NOT in a chain restaurant, and had it — great steak frites, a nice red wine, in a pretty room, attentive service, convenient (free after 6 pm) parking

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. They made us feel special. Great value!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 21, 2017

From the moment we entered until we left we were extremely well treated by courteous and caring staff. Food and service exceptional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Jonathan's is our go to restaurant. The food and the service our excellent. They are like family to us!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The ambience was lovely. Enjoyed the live jazz pianist. Wish they had more choices in the menu. But overall I had a good time. Very romantic!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything went smoothly, from the reminder phone call, choice of bistro or dining room
and great hospitality. Food was great and service tremendous. I've always heard about Jonathon's but never had the opportunity to go until Saturday.
Thank you for making it the go to destination for special occasions in the future

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always dependable. Professionally run and top notch staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We had a lovely Luncheon visit with friends. We had asked for a quieter location and were provided with an excellent table away from other guests. We had a great catch-up and were able to hear each other perfectly. I can't thank Jonathan's enough for meeting our request.
The menu is varied and met all our tastes from a hamburger to a scrumptious soufflé. Soufflés are their signature dishes and I highly recommend them. Each couple shared a delicious slice of warm pecan pie in the most tender crust. Service was attentive but not hovering. A lovely afternoon that I look forward to repeating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It was very bad. After living for so many years in Oakville, we had not tried somehow Jonathans but all the other restaurants. After a culinary peak in NYC last month, we reserved a table on opentable last minute. We went in by 8 pm. By 9:15 pm we still werent served our appetizers and noone even filled our water glasses, even after complaining. After asking to several servers, we got our mains by 9:35 pm (no word on appetizers that we ordered). My wife had Char and it was ok. My pasta was not cooked and was supposed to have scallops and shrimps in it, but there was only one of each for >$20 dish. The servers apologized (no management showed up) and took it all off our bill, but we left the restaurant Very unsatisfied and unhappy. Such a bad experience and so sad for already failing Oakville downtown

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We went to celebrate our Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! Everything was fantastic--lobster soufflé, scallops, oysters and even steak tartare...1/2 price corkage on Tuesday Nights and we brought treasures from our trips to France together. We booked the wine cellar as we' e enjoyed family gatherings and business dinners there before. Staff was very attentive...we felt incredibly spoiled. Thank you so much!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Always outstanding - we are from Dallas, Texas - but visit Jonathans each time we are in Oakville

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Had a great lunch with long time friends! Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent meal and service as usual. Highly recommended.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

What a fantastic evening. Innovative food, stellar service, and a fantastic musician on piano. Will be back soon

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Took my Cousins who were in from Toronto for the day, for lunch at Jonathon's Bistro. I myself have been there many times before and have never been disappointed. They loved it as much as I do I; it is my favorite restaurant in Oakville! If a had to give one negative comment, it would be that we had to wait quite awhile for the main course to be served. I had ordered the Lobster Souffle which I was told 'after the fact' had caused the delay as the other meals ordered didn't require as much time to prepare. I wished our Waiter had suggested that possibility when he took our order as I would then have ordered something else. Other than that delay, everything was excellent & I will definitely be dining there in the future.

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Tried Jonathans for a special occasion. Easy to reserve seating online. Food was fantastic and service top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food. Staff friendly but service was very slow. Had to ask for cheque after a long wait, and we had an infant with us....

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was not impressive, nothing about the meal was notable or worth coming back for. The menu was boring as well. Ordered appetizers, main courses and desserts. Clam chowder was good...all 4 tablespoons of it. Cold lobster sandwich served on a hot dog bun at this restaurant? Salmon on a bed of rice was just that....nothing notable and definitely something the average person could make for a weeknight family dinner.
Was surpeised to learn that the desserts were not made on site....for a fine dinning restaurant the expectation is that desserts be house made.
Location and atmosphere was great.
Although the service was friendly and polite, the service was under par. Asked for an earl grey tea, received orange pekoe instead. Server offered to bring more bread for the table, and the bread never arrived. Not once were our drinks topped up or were we asked if we would like another beverage.
Will not be returning.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Excellent Service and Food !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Had a wonderful date night at Jonathan's! We didn't feel rushed to leave at any time , more like encouraged to stay!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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