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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
Oakville, ON L6J 3A8
International, Contemporary Asian, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm -3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Five minute Taxi ride from Oakville GO & Via Rail Train station.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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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