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Jonathans of Oakville

4.2
294 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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International
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
International, Contemporary Asian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm -3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(905) 842-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Spudowski
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lakeshore/Trafalgar
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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.
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Public transit
Five minute Taxi ride from Oakville GO & Via Rail Train station.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us Mother's Day for Gourmet 4 Course Luncheon -$49 per adult & $20 per child
11:00am-2:30pm -Sunday May 13th

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 294 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The best steak tartar !! The lamb was absolute perfection and soufflé is always well risen !! 10 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fantastic. Food, service and ambience could not be faulted. A little pricey but you do get what you pay for. It would be hard not to have a great evening at Jonathan’s. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent restaurant, love going there 😊

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was terrible. Two guests ordered the Lobster Souflee and it was absolutely tasteless and dry. Nowhere near what a souflee is supposed to be. The steak/frites was breakfast size and my salmon was average.
The noise level is beyond belief. With hardwood floors, copper covered tables and marble walls, you cannot hear yourself think yet alone carry on any kind of conversation.
A screeching singer with a mike and amp is way overkill in a small dining area like that.
Whatever they had....is gone.
A shared comp dessert was the best part of the experience probably because we knew the evening was over.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good food, great service friendly staff large variety of wines.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It’s a really good restaurant...but not a great one. The food had nice presentation, flavours were good but not mind blowing. The portion size of the snapper was small but all other portions were appropriate. Prices were a tad high for what it was. The service was good and they gave us a splash of wine because the medium rare steak was served rare. But they got it back to me very quickly. It was nice that there was a pianist but he good use some energy or cover better songs The enbiance was ok. The place could use some more character. We will likely go back but more so because there are a lack of high-end options

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We celebrated St. Patrick's at Jonathon's and had a wonderful relaxing evening. The food, service and music were first rate. We have dined there before and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We both had scallops for starters and tenderloin steaks. Both were excellent with interesting accompaniments and flavours. The service was rapid and well-timed without being intrusive. An excellent experience.

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1.0Dined on March 13, 2018

My experience tonight was horrible I felt that I was very rushed and the food seems like it was just cooked as fast as possible to get out to my table the only thing that was good was the Caesar salad I spent over $200 for three people and it was like slop on a plate

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Elegant and refined yet accessible and non threatening; those sound like fancy posh descriptors but are meant with sincerity. White table cloths, soft lighting, extensive wine list, refined ingredients prepared with knowledge and imagination. A wait staff that is very personable, attentive, welcoming, and full of information and charm. Starters, mains, desert and bottle of wine for two: under $300 with tax & tip. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great piano man. Starters were particularly spectacular

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My friend and I had an amazing dinner and experience at Jonathan's. The staff are very friendly and professional. The food never disappoints and the ambience and atmosphere is exactly what we were looking for our date night. We were treated with a very talented musician that evening which made the experience that much more enjoyable.
I can't wait to go back

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Intimate restaurant. Dining is not exceptional but overall good.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

It was a birthday celebration

Great service and food. Tony is super!

We will go again!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced for the quality. Food should never be this expensive

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a favorite in Oakville

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Very tired and disappointing.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Always dependable. Professionally run and top notch staff

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