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Isabelle Restaurant + Lounge, Burlington, ON

Isabelle Restaurant + Lounge

4.6
4.6
1362 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Isabelle Restaurant and Lounge offers a uniquely Canadian dining experience that highlights Ontario's best seasonal ingredients, prepared with a global twist.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Farm-to-table, Canadian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 633-8558
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Canny Leang
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Room For intimate dining room experience for up to 34 guests at Isabelle restaurant with a south-facing view of the waterfront. The Northshore Room For weddings of up to 170 guests, you and your party will make your way to The Northshore for your reception following the ceremony. The Edgewater Room For weddings that welcome larger groups of up to 350 guests, experience The Edgewater as the ultimate exclusive space. Enjoy the use of the entire floor and private ceremony space for you and your guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Burlington
  • Cross street
    Lakeshore Rd
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Elizabeth at Lakeshore
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Sips & Snacks

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us for Sips & Snacks! Enjoy select house cocktails and great wines at 1/2 price, along with a selection of our delicious small plates at a discounted price. Monday to Friday 4pm-6pm

What 1,362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Halton

    Great for brunch

  • Halton

    Innovative

  • Halton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Halton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Halton

    Most Booked

1,362 Reviews
  1. KatherineC

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This was our first time at Isabelle and it was not a good experience. We booked on line (obviously) for 7:30. Were 10 minutes late because of a difficult parking situation. Upon arrival, our greeter at the entrance said we would need to wait for our table. Waited 20 minutes at the entrance. Finally, she lead us to a table for 6. (we were 2). We commented that if she needed to seat another couple with us that she could (the place was packed). She said "That's fine" and smiled. 10 minutes later, after we had ordered our wine, our greeter returned and asked if we would move to another table. She said that our table for 6 had been booked by a group with the same last name (Very doubtful). We moved and asked for our wine to be comped. Our greeter didn't bother to communicate our request to our waiters. (There were 3). Then the noise-undoubtedly the noisiest venue we have ever visited. Incredibly loud house music, pounding, excessive-and then people screaming. It was impossible to talk and I couldn't hear the waiter. The food was very good. Will we return.? Not unless a manager reads this reviews and offers to make us feel better about dining at Isabelle.

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  2. FaiGow

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved our brunch and decided to try dinner. The food was fantastic and the service attentive and friendly. The only disappointment was dessert. I have had my fair share of possets in the UK and was looking forward to the version here. I was expecting something light, creamy and refreshing but the one at Isabelle had this sticky, cloyingly sweet jammy topping that weighed down and ruined the dish. Sometimes simple is best and I would have preferred the posset without the topping. The other dishes we ordered for sharing were the halibut, charred brussel sprouts and couscous. All were delicious.

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  3. Melanie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, very attentive waiter but not the friendliest. Food was delicious, as expected!

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  4. LisaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was drop dead delicious. Our server, Jim, was outstanding. The noise level was a little too loud. it was difficult to hear each other. We will e returning...sooner than later.

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  5. HerryG

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I found my Lobster Lasagna tasteless, but My Husband liked his Fish

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  6. DanielB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    VERY pleasant brunch … food and service! Thank you.

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  7. LouiseD

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and the service outstanding.

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  8. LoveToEat

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my second time at Isabelle’s. I wasn’t wow’d the first time (especially considering that it is quite pricey). I thought I’d give it a second chance though and brought my brother and sister-in-law. I can say that the service was great but everything else is lack lustre. The food was just ok, there isn’t much about the ambiance that made it feel like you were at a fine dining establishment (because the prices certainly dictate that you are). It feels like you are in a large cafeteria (or think of buffet restaurants at all inclusive resorts). Maybe the patio is worth checking out in the summer but if the menu is the same and the prices don’t change, I would recommend going somewhere else.

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  9. CollB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we’ve had in a long while! Loved the whipped feta dip, lobster linguine and the halibut. Excellent recommendations on the cocktails and wine too. Service was very good. Perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding aniversary. Looking forward to returning to Isabelle soon.

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  10. Frederik

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely friendly staff made us feel very comfortable

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  11. JohnnyV

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our visit and the food was very good. A bit expensive, especially for a burger, even if it was bison. Extremely entertaining to people watch.

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  12. NicoleM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my bridesmaid here for a lunch, had a great experience. Our server was wonderful and took great care of us, the view was amazing and the food was great! Would definitely return again.

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  13. BarbH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great date night at Isabelle Restaurant + Lounge.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, nice ambience welcoming environment

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  15. MonicaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have mixed feelings about Isabelle. I find the food expensive and for the most part it's fine in taste. Some dishes better than others, but overall, I would say average. I found the menu and food much better when it first opened. I went almost every two weeks for a couple of months, from hosting clients to a dinner with a girlfriend. So why do I go back (unfortunately, not that often anymore)? Well, for the overall experience of walking into the beautifully scented hotel lobby, and into the beautifully set atmosphere and design of the restaurant. The staff is always friendly and service is decent. My overall feedback on the menu for that evening: - work on the menu and the taste of the dishes. - my Mom ordered the half chicken and we don't mind heat at all - it was quite spicy. It should have been noted or the spice level highlighted - improvement on the sides selections. We found it hard to find a side dish to go with brazino as a starch as there was only couscous or fries. Both the half chicken and fish would have been nicely paired with even a plain basmati rice to soak up the middle eastern sauces - as both dishes were saucy - The Cupid's Cocktail at $19 was very average, too much ice and not a lot of flavour. Where we just ordered one each. The nightly cocktail or special should be delicious, where you want to order another - The squash donuts were too sweet for an appetizer (although tasty)- they actually could have easily gone on the dessert menu. Overall, they were a little heavy, but as a dessert with maybe a vanilla ice cream - it would work - the Caesar salad was overly dressed and tart - the Mushroom risotto also tasted on the tart side - the mini white mushrooms were quite sour Highlight was the dessert - we bought one then ordered another. And the friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. Overall it was a nice family night out but the price of the bill and the laste of the food, left disappointed.

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  16. AmandaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t love the food especially for the price. The ambience was ok. Felt kind of like a resort restaurant with dimmer lighting.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a wonderful evening. Although there was some miscommunication at the start, you were able to correct and make right. Thanks for making it a great Valentines/Anniversary dinner.

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  18. GabriellaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it! This place never disappoints you. The food is amazing and service is great.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, waitresses was very helpful and always made sure we were enjoying the evening. Would recommend 10/10

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing and it comes with an beautiful view of the lake. They always have new options and big portions. I just wish the staff is a little bit more friendlier and patient. It can get a bit loud and rowdy as well. All in all its a good place for food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!! We ate 3 meals there over the weekend all were very good!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first visit to Isabelle Restaurant was a satisfying experience. I opted for the Prix Fixe - Taste of Burlington menu and was quite pleased with my selections. The appetizer, Crispy Artichokes, was delicious! Additionally, I enjoyed the Chicken Cutlet, which was also well-prepared. My friend chose the Duck Rigatoni from the regular menu, rating it a modest 2/5 due to its lack of warmth. The restaurant offers a pleasant view overlooking the water, and the pricing is reasonable for the quality provided.

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  23. Sudha

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale dining in a gorgeous location with excellent service. Must try. We went for a leisurely lunch for a celebration and enjoyed our experience. Malfatti, risotto, squash doughnut starter were very beautifully crafted. Memorable.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional and the staff team was very kind, will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family! :)

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  25. Katherine

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was amazing, we tried the taste of Burlington menu and it did not disappoint. Our server Christopher was also wonderful and made our experience. Can’t wait to visit again! :)

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  26. jennybee

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lamb sausages for breakfast - great coffee - pricing is too high but I get that it's a fancy spot :)

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  27. LoveToEat

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A little pricey but overall it was good. Ambiance was nice

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  28. christineh

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening at Isabelle’s. The staff are so welcoming, the food was wonderful and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Our waiter , Chris was immensely helpful explaining the diverse menu and his recommendations were spot on. There is a great wine menu as well as some specialty cocktails too. It was our anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised with a glass of bubbly for each of us as well as a decadent dessert! We will definitely be back.

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  29. Megra

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can always count on an incredible meal from Chef Canny and team! This evening I tried the special Taste of Burlington menu and it was nothing short of amazing! The soup is out of this world!!! The delicious meal was made better by the friendly and attentive service received from our server, Katelyn. She was so incredibly kind and fun to talk to. Thank you Chef Canny and the entire Isabelle team for another dream experience at Isabelle!

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  30. ca22

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I wanted to love it! It has been on my list forever to go here so I went with my sister for my birthday. Server was not friendly, seemed annoyed at anything I asked for/wanted to say. Host acknowledged it was a birthday when we got there and asked who’s, but server never did. Server poured sparkling water as a refill into both of our stills and when I asked about it she angrily brought over a single glass with still water in it. Overall beautiful large restaurant but was not impressed with our service at all. So disappointing

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  31. PeterO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time and we liked it very much and will return. The food was good, but the service was outstanding!

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  32. Michelle

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our second time at Isabelle, we really enjoyed the restaurant last year but this time, despite have a reservation months in advance, when we arrived on time, we were told that our table wasn't ready and we could wait at the bar. I am 8 months pregnant, and had to sit at the bar when there were clearly open tables. In addition, we saw other couples being seated before us. Not very considerate. Will not be returning again.

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  33. IleneE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was quite busy on the Friday we went (2/3/24). The noise level was very challenging to speak and hear. Wish there was a way to mute the noise level. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. And that valet is included!

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  34. AlexandraB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Main meals was over cooked, I got the burger with not much flavour. It took 1.5 hours to get our mains after receiving our appetizers. Portions were a good size and feta dip was amazing!

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  35. TaylorN

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to eat any day of the week with exceptional service and delicious dishes

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  36. Abey

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their squash doughnuts were the best doughnut we ever had. They were freshly made with a spicy dip. Definitely not ordinary doughnuts. The branzino was served as a whole fish. Crispy skin with curry sauce. Very delicious. We found the lobster pasta too cheesy.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in for Taste of Burlington. Excellent menu. Great value in the prix fixe menu. Will return.

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  38. Noname

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was pretty good and the view is truly beautiful along with the decor. The service was very slow - to the point that I had to ask for the bill four times. A severe lack of urgency in actually servicing the table is the best way to describe the experience.

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  39. DianeA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant to celebrate with friends. Chris our server was fantastic

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  40. MattyH

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very professional & overall fantastic. It started from the 2 young ladies greeting you at front (our table was a bit delayed - they explained why very clearly & followed up), the 2 bartenders who were timely & efficient with our cocktails & requests, then finished with our waiter who friendly &, knowledgeable. The ambience was great as well. We will be back. Matt

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Isabelle Restaurant + Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 1362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Isabelle Restaurant + Lounge

3 Elizabeth St, Burlington, ON L7R 0G3

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lakeshore Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Burlington
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Farm-to-table, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Elizabeth at Lakeshore
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Canny Leang
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (905) 633-8558
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Room For intimate dining room experience for up to 34 guests at Isabelle restaurant with a south-facing view of the waterfront. The Northshore Room For weddings of up to 170 guests, you and your party will make your way to The Northshore for your reception following the ceremony. The Edgewater Room For weddings that welcome larger groups of up to 350 guests, experience The Edgewater as the ultimate exclusive space. Enjoy the use of the entire floor and private ceremony space for you and your guests.
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