Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville

4.2
407 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
As we begin to reopen, we'd like to welcome you back to the patio. At this time groups of 6 are the maximum allowed.
All reservations are for 90 minutes so we can help to accommodate everyone who wants to get back out again!Welcome to Cove Bar & Restaurant - we look forward to seeing you soon! Reservations are available right here through Open Table. Come in and enjoy our varied dishes; from our Clam Chowder or classic New England Lobster Roll, to Seared Salmon, Steak or our Fried Chicken Sandwich.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 407 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
3.9
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Anas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Service excellent. View amazing. Good time. Highly recommend

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CarolineL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cove Restaurant is a favourite spot. The atmosphere, food and service is exceptional!

AH
AmyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner in their open air restaurant. Would definitely go again.

CM
CamM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, service and food. Prices were fair too. Will be back !

RD
RichardD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We had wanted to try this place foe some time as it always looked so inviting. The atmosphere was lovely but the menu was limited and when the food arrived it was rather bland and dry. I ordered the seafood Mac and cheese and the scallops were the size of peas and dried out. Not at all cheesy.

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TomM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice ambiance and value. Will return for sure.

MB
vipMartinB
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet, have lunch or dinner or just for drinks. The patio is awesome and very well suited for the new COVID restrictions.

The staff is friendly and helpful.

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David
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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oakviller
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Many of the items that were selected were not on the menu including a substitute for the wine. We should have been told this when handed the menus. We thought a long time over it and when we selected we were told it was not available. It should have been explained what was missing beforehand. Also the mention of an allergy did not fully explain our guest’s concern. Her choice was changed due to an explanation of a possible cross contamination of mussel juice. Service was slow and the portion size was extremely small for the mac and cheese with negligible seafood content and the coleslaw on the fish and chips was very skimpy. We have eaten twice at Cove this summer and the first time last month was enjoyable but this time was very unsatisfactory and we shall not come again with poor food and poor service.

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Food was delicious!

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PaulaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I have had in long time! Great patio vibe!!

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was a very relaxing and peaceful ambiance food was good

SA
SAMM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

very nice place, had a good feel and servers were very nice

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CindyF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not enough appies to share. A lot of breaded things. Pub like.
Kale salad is great. Salmon was bland.

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PhilipM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Inability to provide a varied menu - simple changes only required. Not providing items such as bread and a spread or oil, or having un-breaded chicken.

Soup was thin and unappetizing and we won't be returning, it is a pity because it was our first time there, and in a prime location.

DD
DouglasD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Mains are served on an eight inch plate means you don't get much to eat Apps are also small. Yes food prices have gone up but not to the extent of the menu price increase. Remember only 20 to 25% of the cost is the good. Guess they are trying to make up for the Covid shut down. Will not he going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place, feels like you’re on holidays, need better food

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CatherineD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice patio and lots of parking in the back of restaurant.

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This1
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I do not think the phones work. I tried to call however was put on hold for 10 minutes one time, and was never able to get through another time.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view and the food snd staff were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The place is super cute and I loved the ambience, however the food let something to be desired. A salmon burger and seared salmon was ordered.

The salmon patty itself was mediocre but the addition of oranges as garnish was actually very yum. The salmon and the broth of the seared salmon was phenomenal however the bockchoy was raw and the greens didn’t go well with the salmon at all.

The food took a while to come too.

KR
KRebello
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very gritty mussels and the salmon dish was not good at all - the veggies were barely cooked and so dirty/old we had to send the dish back only to get more of the same but cleaner. The kids' fish and chips was very greasy too. We won't be going back there in a hurry.

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KimS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian was a very pleasant server.
Enjoyed our experience very much!

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maverick
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average Menu options
Must stick to 90min stay eventhough there are other tables available. They will ask you politely to pay bill and that your table is 'booked'
You would think they want us to spend more since the place was empty.

Also note seating outside sweet drinks= wasps and flies were annoying

Not a great experience.

KY
KellyY
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place especially with the open windows and ceiling. The service was good, but don't be in a hurry. Nice fish options and non-alcohol drinks. Recommend for an after work drink/snacks or dinner.

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JohnHWa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wine from Chile was a substitute but it was really good
Our meals were excellent and the service was impressive
Have already booked for 2 more occasions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a great vibe !!

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PierreL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to head. Si our Min Pin was welcome on the patio

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johnc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Cove is understaffed, so we had a bit of a wait to be seated and served drinks despite a reservation … but we weren’t in a hurry due to the enjoyable, relaxing, bright very pleasant dining space … very reminiscent of beachside establishments in Florida. Our server was attentive, friendly and professional; food service was delicious, very well timed and fairly priced for a casual fine dining experience. Definitely check it out. We’ll be back!

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NoName
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was quite good: catfish sliders with salad. Did not feel welcome from the start 10 minutes before our reservation. The staff appeared uninterested in being there and it showed.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was all around good experience Thank you for everything

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MiguelinaB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always!!! Great food, drinks and music. One of my favorite places in Oakville. Thanks!

TG
vipTorontoGamblers
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Not the best service on this visit. It wasn’t very busy, but our party of 3 were told we couldn’t have the table we wanted because it serves larger parties (there were only 3 tables in use at the time well before dinner). 5 minutes later they gave the table to a party of 2, so that was a bit disappointing. The waiter was friendly but seemed rushed which again felt strange since it wasn’t busy at all. The blackened catfish was very good as were the catfish sliders. The mixed salad was of slightly soggy, but the fries were perfect! The open atmosphere is a really nice south beach feel.

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Petee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

When it rains as hard as it did last night the floor floods a bit. And the food was disappointing.

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MartinT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio great service and friendly staff.
Easy to access and good ambience

JS
JeanneS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cove is an enjoyable place to have lunch in the very pretty location of Bronte Village. I miss the lobster roll but the shrimp roll is delicious and well priced.

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Chilly
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The acoustics and rather loud music made it difficult to hear each other

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food. More lights needed on outdoor patio.

LJ
LisaJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was terrible, our server was well informed had good suggestions and was prompt and pleasant. The restaurant although open air smelled like bad fish.

FAQs

Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (289) 837-3056.

Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville is rated 4.2 stars by 407 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.