Lake Road Restaurant

4.5
240 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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About

Welcome to Lake Road. We're located on exciting James Street North in one of the fastest growing cities in Canada

Lake Road is influenced by the heritage of its neighbourhood. Owner and Executive Chef Dan Megna (host of TV's Hamilton Eats and Real Food Sexy), works with his team to meld old-world flavours of the mediterranean with a new world touch. Exceptional food & service, live music, original art, fine wine, craft beer and custom cocktails are all part of a vibe which is current, warm and truly part of the community.

Sister restaurant to Twisted Lemon in Cayuga, owners Chef Dan and Laurie Lilliman look forward to welcoming you to Lake Road.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday Dinner 4:30pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday Dinner 4:30pm-10:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(289) 389-9525
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Megna
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Private party facilities
Lake Road offers two areas for private dining.
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Private party contact
Michelle Dunn: (289) 389-9525
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Catering
Kindly inquire for catering requests to info@lakeroadrestaurant.ca
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mulberry
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Parking details
There are two municipal (Green-P) lots within a block of us, including one immediately behind the restaurant and serviced by a direct walkway. (Mulberry & MacNab streets) Kindly be aware it only takes coins.

Plenty of street parking is available with meters on James Street.

As a courtesy note to our guests, please don't park in the BMO lot up the block - they do tend to ticket!
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Public transit
James Street North is serviced by Hamilton Transit.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.6
service
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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Right from the moment we arrived we knew this was going to be a great experience. Warm welcome from staff at the front door. It's the little details that make a great restaurant, and they were in abundance everywhere. Home made munchies, delicious cocktails served in perfect glasses, artwork on the walls, over the top staff, creative menu, delicious entrees and to top it all off a visit from Chef.
Outstanding night out for my wife's birthday.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Fabulous food and people but be careful of your price point.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant..but if your boots are wet be very careful you could easily slip- easily remedied with a tasteful runner. Food was good but pricey for the serving size ie. Greek salad..super small

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OT
5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Probably my favorite restaurant on James Street so far...a must try!

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OT
4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

The salmon was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious!

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Family pre Christmas

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service, amazing food. A bit pricey, but hard to argue when you take a bite. Definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely evening. Great ambiance. Entrance was a bit strange with an unpleasant smell

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

I had a really good experience . It was my first time at this restaurant. I liked the atmosphere. The server was exceptional. The menu had a lot of variety and the food was reallly good. I would definitely go back and recommend to my friends.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Located in a changing neighbourhood of Hamilton. Interesting art on the walls provided by local artists. The restaurant was quite noisy. It may have been caused by voices bouncing off the tin ceiling and there were a couple of large groups near us. The service was excellent. The food creative and locally produced. The wontons provided prior to the meal are addictive. For the main course I tried the pork jowel which was delicious. My husband had the lamb shank which he really enjoyed. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Chose Lake Rd to celebrate our friends birthday, was happy to be seated in the front room, it was warm and comfortable, our server was quite enthusiastic and patience as we had to wait for a friend that arrived late. He went thru the features and was able to answer all of our questions. The food came out in a timely manner and it was delicious, would definitely visit this restaurant in the future and would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our second visit as a group. Once again the food was fantastic. I tried the sweet potato and banana tart. I had no idea what to expect. It was a very filling meal garnished with a nice selection of veggies. For dessert we shared all three offerings. Our favourite was the butter tart.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The service was awesome. We were well attended to and promptly. The ambiance was matured and conducive. The food was perfect as well. Above all the employees were very pleasant and respectful

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice restaurant, good food. Limited choice for vegetarians although does advertise as vegetarian friendly.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

not sure why their system didn't have my open table confirmation #. What is the point of using OT when I can easily call the restaurant myself?

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Average food for the price, we were pretty disappointed to be honest as we were looking forward to trying this place. There are much better restaurants in Hamilton and not as expensive.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent service. Amazing food. Great for foodies. Been here many times. Will come back again and again!!!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Casual atmosphere comfortable setting and outstanding food. The service was great, knowledgeable and the chef/owner’s presence was appreciated. We love this kind of dining and meeting the chef always adds a personal touch.

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JJ
5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous as always! Great food! Great service! Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was outstanding! Worth the drive from Oakville.

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RD
5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere and service. Amazing as always!

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Sean was amazing and helped me out wantching the sodium. Great pasta feature for my wife and Great steak for me. Definitely would return.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Great meal great service. Really enjoyed our time here.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was amazing. I had the sirloin and it was cooked to perfection. The only down side is that it's very expensive. I had one glass of wine which was $17 and an app and an entrée and with tip, my bill was $97.00...just for me!! Ambiance was very cozy and comfy and our waitress Tina, was great. I'd definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

It was a bit loud but there were a few celebrations the night I went. I'm sure on a regular day the crowd noise isn't so high. The service was amazing, the food beautiful to look at and delicious! High end on the prices. $17 for a glass of wine is a bit much but still a great place.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Our server wasn’t overly attentive leaving us without drinks for a while. The new bus boy was great ensuring our water was always filled however we could see that the rest of the staff was frustrated with him. We felt terrible for him. Twice runners brought the wrong food to our table in error. Simple mistake but our entrees took over an hour after our apps had been cleared. The food was just ok. Not a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

We've been to their other Restaurant Twisted lemon so we suspected it would be good. Food and service was excellent.

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RB
5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The service , creative and delicious cuisine, and relaxed atmosphere made for a great evening. If you love food and have enough to splurge a little this is a great downtown spot.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

We had great service and wonderful food. The three of us all had something different and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the creative dishes. Loved the pork jowl. Disappointed that there was no homemade ginger beer for my Moscow mule. We will be back !

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We went to Lake Road Restaurant for our anniversary and had a great time. The service, food, and atmosphere were all amazing

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R
5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

All staff were incredibly friendly, warm and welcoming! The lemon pepper wonton snacks were addictive and our appetizer, mains, and cocktails were all very well put together. Would recommend for a nice evening out!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Best tomahawk steak and calamari

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Out to celebrate a birthday. Great food & not noisy. Easy to carry on a conversation. Service was terrific & the meal was filling. Would definitely go again!

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DV
4.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Great place. Service was awesome. Callamari was a bit over-salted. Sat in the front area. Dressed for AC and the front area had the window open so we got quite warm....but that's no fault of the restaurant. Overall, was quite pleased with the experience. Wait staff was engaging, knowledgable, while being professional and curt.
Would love to come back and try the lamb.

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TD
4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We were seated quickly. Server was great. Explained the menu and drinks. Tried some of her suggestions which turned out great. Meals were excellent and allowed some minor deviations. Dessert and coffee were good but unfortunate that the espresso machine was broken. Will try it again.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Eagerly anticipated our Anniversary dinner at Lake Road and was not disappointed. Cannot say enough about the creativity of the menu. The food was outstanding and unlike anything we've tasted. You need to add Lake Road to your list of places to eat.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing service, great food, lovely atmosphere! I would definitely recommend this restaurant! A++

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

An anniversary dinner, and seems we go back each year to Lake Road. Always a great meal, great service too. Although we miss the braised octopus appy and flank steak main! Nevertheless still an excellent meal and evening. Shaun our server is always great too.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Our meals were excellent in taste and presentation. Always enjoyed my visits to this place.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The server was a bit off with her timing even though her table load was light. Main was very closely served on the heels of the appetizer when we specifically requested a leisurely pace (the restaurant was quite empty). The server (a different one) confused two of our four drinks, all of our mains and two of three desserts when brought to the table. My husband and I loved our meals - our friends are picky without justification so I'm not sure how they felt about their meals. We will be back but will probably visit Twisted Lemon first :)

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