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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 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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·Dined on September 16, 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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·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 30, 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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 (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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 (Tampa)·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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 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Outstanding!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2017

This was our second visit to Jonathan's in the last month. Great food, interesting menu, we'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 28, 2017

It was not my first time and will once again not be my last time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

People were very nice, service was good. Food was alright. It would certainly
Be defined as "fine dining" but i was underwhelmed considering the price point. I ordered the wild boar shanks, the flavour was nice but they were dry. Wife ordered the ravioli and it was cooked properly and displayed nicely but the seafood flavour was too strong in my opinion for such a delicate dish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Impressive wine list.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Outstanding attention to detail. Excellent staff. Very accommodating. We ordered several appetizers and the waiter suggested that he would plate them separately and surprise us with the ordering. This made the meal feel much more formal and was a lot of fun. The live music was also great.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Found the food to be disappointing for the price point. The servers were not very attentive. We had dinner reservations for 7:30 for 2- and left at 10. Very slow.
Desert was not fresh- cake was stale.

Dinner was $225 - 2 apps, 2 entrees , one desert and 1/2 litre of wine. Not good value for an average experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had so much fun for my husband's birthday (which they forgot about ...
but made up for it) last night. As we were about to leave, a total stranger
grabbed my arm and said we couldn't leave. That we were too much fun.
We obviously had a great night. The laughter started with a gentleman, who must be a
regular, called Len.
Food feedback: in France, any "frites" we have had, especially with steak
frites, are light shoestring potatoes. We had 2 tries ... even
the double fried ones... and they tasted exactly like frozen ones we'd give to
kids. We're encouraging a change.
The scallops were heavenly.
The steak had a lovely flavour.
Could be more generous in the hummus , butter and aioli servings.
Foie gras made me swoon.Toasts were perfect.
Music was terrific.
We'll be back.And will send friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great place, good service
The food the menus is very good
On Eco meant though, DO NOT order steak in there, it was very rare though I specifically asked for medium, and a cheap plate of steak and fries, nothing else on the dish
So disappointed with the steak

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The food was too spicy , both the soup "Squash... and" and the main entree "Provini Veal" and fish "john Dover" were based with the same spicy oriental taste and the veal , offered in a large chunk was too tough to slice easily and too tough to chew. Pepper was offered by waiters too early and not necessary, given the spices of the two entrees'. The white wine recommended by the waiter " Sauvignon Blanc' was too gentle to work well with the strong oriental spices of the two first dishes. It seemed to be an evening of "oriental" heavy spicing.
The service was fine although replenishing the water glasses took more time than necessary.
Bistro area was too loud and robust so that the performer was drowned out. We were happy to sit in the adjoining dining area.
The dessert, Creme Brule, was satisfactory.

We have been patrons before and were disappointed this last evening.

Has the chef been changed?

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We always love dining at Jonathan's -- especially the Bistro. The service is always excellent and the food is fit for discerning tastes. I am always comfortable taking my business guests there, knowing they will be delighted with the food. I have allergies and they always deal with this well. We always feel welcome and enjoy ourselves no matter how busy it is.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2017

very good food, ambiance & and excellent service!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Food and ambiance was very good, if a bit pricey. Server was very friendly and responsive, but kitchen fell behind on our main courses and there was an uncomfortable gap between appetizers and main course. Nothing the server could do to fix this, but he did top up our wine glasses for free. Overall a very good experience.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Food was pretty good but wildly overpriced. The four at our table basically had the same thoughts. Food wasn't good enough to justify the exorbitant cost. Cool location in a heritage building but too loud and crammed to carry a conversation unless you're eating 5pm with no other patrons.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2017

My Wife and I had just moved into the area and had tried various eating establishments. All were over rated and disappointing. We heard good things about Jonathan's and were pleasantly gifted that we found it. The food was excellent, the service equally as fine and the ambience top notch!! Now how does it get any better than that?

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

We were quite disappointed with the service at Jonathons. At one point we were pouring our own wine. As well, our water glasses were never refilled. Furthermore, some of the food was very salty. Lastly, the temperature of two of the dishes were only 'warm.'

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Great food and service. Very good selection from the menu and wine list. Very good ambiance. Little expensive but good for a special occasion. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Was also equally pleased with music selection with the dancing adding a great deal to the New Year celebration. Perhaps it would have even be better if a few people had been discouraged from repositioning their chairs on what was already (and necessarily) a small dancing space.
Will return!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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