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About Pavilion Restaurant & Bar at Flamboro Downs

The Pavilion Restaurant
**NO LONGER BUFFET**
Reservations in the Top O' Turn Buffet please visit Top O' The Turn Open Table Profile

Breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte offers a variety of casual dining options suitable for the whole family.
Full bar open daily in the Pavilion. Just a few short steps to the gaming floor entrance - and the slots!

967 HWY #5 West
Hamilton, ON L9H6Y6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed: 9am-12am
Thurs: 8am-12am
Fri - Sun: 8am-1am

Breakfast Menu everyday until 11am

Cross Street:
Brock Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 627-3561 ext. 279

Website:
http://www.flamborodowns.com/

Entertainment:
Live Horse Racing September to May year round
and 800 + Slot Machines

Private Party Facilities:
Confederation Room Conference Suite for business, corporate meetings, social functions

Private Party Contact:
Judy Foss: (905) 627-3561 ext. 279

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pavilion Restaurant & Bar at Flamboro Downs Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Live Sports (6)
Scenic View (5)
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Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although he food was pretty good, and we were there to watch the horse races, the service was absolutely awful. We made a reservation hours ahead, yet our table for 10 was not ready when we arrived. We waited 40 minutes until our drinks arrived at the table, and our food order had not yet been taken. Our pina colada's arrived in glasses with salted rims!!!! (yuck) and had to be sent back which made the wait even longer. There were no table checks to see if we needed refills, and the service was not even very friendly when someone did show up at our table. Very disappointing considering we had taken guests from out of town.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A great place for a delicious bite followed by some racing fun!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun place for dinner especially if you are interested in horses and/or harness racing.

Tags: Live Sports, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and service e was great! Using opentable to reserve was easy and efficient! No muss no fuss fun! Had a great time celebrating with family. Would do it again no problem.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was excellent....had a great time...will come back again

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and menu were great. Only negative was the service. Our waitress was terrible. We had a table of six and wanted to split our bill. After a member of our table had to assist the waitress with splitting up the bills and telling her what was on each bill, she over-charged us two shrimp skewers that no one had. When I brought it up, her response was "that's funny because we went through the bills together" making a reference to my brother telling her what was on each persons bill. Also, she did nothing to rectify the situation. I would recommend better customer service in the future as I will likely never eat there again

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

We were there to celebrate my son's 19th birthday and had a blast!!! Food and service was good and watching the races was quite enjoyable!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The restaurant was not what I was expecting. It's good for an older crowd. The service was great and our food came fast. The food was just okay I wouldn't go back.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great evening only disappointment was that all food ordered was not served at the same time. Food was good and the waiter made the best of the situation for a fine evening at the track

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I booked the upper dinning area for our 21 wedding anniversary the reservation bumped me to the lower level due to private party. I had no idea until I was on site. they then sat us close to the track but behind a poll. staff never replaced our cutlery we shared 1 fork, knife and 1 napkin. we only stayed for 1 drink and an appetizer. we left very disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We were a group of 4 friends that decided to "go to the races" for an evening out. Before we sat down I had to brush crumbs off my chair. The tablecloth had a couple of spills on it and also had crumbs on it. I was reluctant to use my napkin - couldn't be sure that it was actually clean. The server was very difficult to understand - he mumbled. He brought our entrees and came back less than 5 minutes later and asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu and order tea or coffee. When we did finish our entrees and told him that we were not going to order dessert and coffee he brought us the bill - without asking if we were ready for the bill. We were going to order more drinks - but decided not to. He obvioulsy wanted us to leave, so we did! We felt totally rushed. The food was OK - not great. I would not go back to this restaurant. And I would not recommend it to anyone.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Friendly wait staff. Good value. We had the Saturday night special which was prime rib for $14.95! The only minor complaint was it took the waiter forever to find the horseradish.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We waited 40 minutes just to get water. Another 25 before our order was taken. The wait staff were not very friendly. Food was mediocre and then we waited another 30 minutes for desert. NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I ordered the ultimate grilled cheese without onions, it came with onions.Not many fries and they were cold. No Coors Lite in tap which I found surprising. The races were cancelled....I understand why this was done. We went to the casino not many 1 cent machines. We were there celebrating New Year's Eve.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Very slow disorganized service. Initial greeting very slow , my salad came several minutes after my main course. Drink refills never offered , people bringing out the food didn't seem to know where it was supposed to go.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We were disappointed that it is no longer a buffet. We have been going there at Christmas for a number of years and always enjoyed the buffet. The staff told us that there was a large notice on the website announcing the change... but, I went looking for it and could not find anything of the sort.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Great time, lots of choice, very accommodating. Food was excellent, went out of their way to ensure we were having a great time. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2016

staff were very friendly, polite made sure that we were satisfied with everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Could not maintain the attention of the Server this really detracted from an otherwise lovely evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2016

A family supper for my husbands birthday..good table by window with view of racing which my grandson loved as he could walk up to the doors and watch in or outside.
There was a great choice for food.
The manager came by the explain about the betting as it was our first time...it was so much fun..then we rounded off the evening at the slots for a short time...we would defiantly come again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2016

the Pavilion was fine , the menu could use more variety. our waitress was very friendly. The biggest problem was they didn't have our reservation . We were told they were looking into it but never got back to us with an answer

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 4, 2016

booked this thinking it was the buffet
chicken fingers overcooked
wings were only suppose to be hot but more like
suicide as hot to lips
service terrible and reserved table was by
check in desk awful this was not on comps but cash
went again on Monday
service still terrible saw somebody walk out because of slowness

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 19, 2016

prime rib was good, service was good, but the buffet selection was blah pork dry, chicken dry and boring, potatoes were nothing great, salmon dry, vegetables looked like they were warmed from a can not very fresh no flavour for $27.00 not great, only went because of the racing

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2016

The food here is good, but there is not a large selection like you'd get at other buffets. Everything is scaled down due to limited space. Shrimp, small salad & bread bar with 1 soup offering. Hot entrees this visit included: pineapple pork, meatless tortellini, fish, and roast beef. Dessert table had a number of different types of cakes (all white except 1) and some squares and 2 different types of pies (I wanted Pecan, but they didn't have it this visit). At $26.95, I find it a little pricey for what you get. A bottle of wine will cost you about $30 (again, markup was a little steep for a local Niagara wine). We go here for dinner when we want to gamble afterwards. We are not regulars due to the price but rather opt to eat at the other food place, where are prices are more reasonable and the servings are big. They have a poutine to die for.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

THIS VISIT WAS NOT AS GOOD AS PREVIOUS TIMES. THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE STAFF ON THE FLOOR. OUR WAITRESS WAS PLEASANT BUT HARD TO GET HER ATTENTION , SHE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE TO LOOK AFTER.
THE BUFFET WAS SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING, NOT AS GOOD AS EXPERIENCED ON OTHER VISITS.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 19, 2016

The buffet was all full terrible food. Little choice. Not kept full. The price of /26.95 was way over priced. I would eat somewhere else then go to the races. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone Save your money

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 27, 2016

I enjoy going to the buffet almost every Saturday.The people are great and it is a fun time.Last visit although I got great service from Connie as my server,I found the food not up to the usual standard.The side dishes were overspiced and the first roast beef was overcooked and dry.The second roast that came out was better tasting.My guest also noticed a decline in food quality.

The prepared desserts are always great but I have noticed lately there is no fresh fruit available.
I realize prices for fruit are high yet they are a healthier choice and their absence is noticed.

These issues are why my guest and I will be dining elsewhere in the near future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Main course and starters fresh and good. Desserts should be better. Pies were ok. You need fresh fruit, not canned or bottled. And vary your toppings or icons to cakes - real cream with just a little sugar, mousse , custard - aim for delicious vs. pretty but tastes like lard.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2015

I gave only 2 stars considering these facts :

- Price to expensive for this type of buffet, with only few items (except for desserts)
- Food to much cooked ( salmon, turkey )
- No view on the track

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2015

The entire night was not a positive experience to say the least....for the price it was awful...I took my family as a holiday treat and from the start it was a let down. Server came and sat us by the window and then all went downhill. Asked for our drink order and if we wished programs (which by the way should be offered complimentary for those having dinner) then i had to go and get them so we could wager on the first race....desert bar was very good, but the rest of the buffet was not....hot food was warm at best, most salads had olive oil (yuck...who decided that we all need a good dose of olive oil...just give plain salads with mayo or other dressing) and sometimes you gad to wait because the site was understaffed...if you are open staff correctly....shouldn't have to wait for carved warm roast beef to be carved while that person is replenishing food items. Just a suggestion....salads should include a regular coleslaw, regular potato salad, some salad items for a garden salad, and identify the dressings with either spoon labels or tags. As for the soup, i watched and only saw one person eat the soup...who serves a weird soup like navy bean soup at a buffet, unless there is a second choice like mushroom, minestrone, or clam chowder or perhaps even a tomato bisque...you know a regular soup...then there was the watery gravy...either make a gravy or make a juice but 3 containers of the same runny gravy did not make sense...and turkey was dry. The best part of the whole nite was the races, but i could have saved a lot of money to bet more by just sitting in the stands. I would rate the entire night disappointing especially since 2 members of our party were from out of province and were looking for a good time and received a disappointing meal...especially for the price.
Please sign me as not a happy diner!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2015

Somewhat disappointed to be honest. I was not aware it was a buffet- therefore not prepared to spend $30.00 a person. When I previewed the website it stated buffet was Saturdays so I purposely chose Sunday for that reason- then to get there and be told that due to the holidays the buffet was being served on Sunday as well. There is no way anyone in my party ate $30.00 worth of food. The buffet was actually very poor, with VERY limited choices. We were celebrating my mom's 65th birthday, I was kind of embarrassed that I didn't know it was a buffet night.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Overall the dining experience was good however I'm a vegetarian and there wasn't much for me to choose from. My family loved all the MEAT!!!! I would have preferred a veggie burger from the other section; I had one last time I was there and it was fabulous. Service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2015

The buffet is the best deal, for excellent food,in the entire Hamilton area.There is a wide variety and everyone is polite and helpful.

The only criticism i had on this last visit is that the dark meat on the turkey was very dry.It had good flavour but was so tough I could hardly cut it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2015

love being at the races and dining with friends at the same time,and the convenience of betting in the same room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Enjoyed very much, we tend to go for birthdays in September and November. Food is delicious, loved the prime rib (could be cooked a bit longer) and yorkshire, only thing is ran out of yorkshire before each of our party (8 in total) was able to have one. Atmosphere is fabulous and easy to go outside for a race if preferred. Our waitress was very good, appreciate how well we were taken care of.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Provided you ensure you are not placed at a table along the line up for people places their bets, I'm sure your dinner might be more enjoyable than ours. I booked weeks in advance yet were placed near the exit doors to the track and along the line up area for placing bets. It felt as though our table for two was an add on in the isle of the dining area. As we were celebrating our 33rd anniversary at an activity we enjoy, the dining area was not conducive to an enjoyable dinner. The noise level on the scale above says energetic but I would say disruptive at times. The ambiance as indicated was poor only because of the placement of the table. At times it felt as though we were in the way or a disruption to the people attempting to place bets. I would have preferred the opportunity to enjoy a dinner at the "Top o' the Turn" but alas, it wasn't open.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2015

We usually go to the Sunday buffet during the race season. Prices then are $26.95 p/p. This special Saturday buffet is $15.95 and does not contain most of the food that the Sunday buffet offers. There was a small salad and bread bar. One soup was offered (Minestrone) and the rest was roast pots. mixed veg, a chicken and pork and fish dish was offered as well as a pasta in tomotoe sauce. There was a good selection of desserts as well. It's not as nice as the Sunday buffet but the price was right so we thought we'd try it. The real reason we went was because it was just too darn hot to cook that nite (40 degrees Celcius). I wouldn't go again but will return for the Sunday buffet (more choices including shrimp, more entrees, more pasta choices and also carved roast beef with horseradish).

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 10, 2015

The on-line reservation process was simple and convenient. We enjoyed the view outside through all the glass doors and windows. The food was tasty and the service staff were very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Recently my family returned to the Flamborough Pavilion to celebrate another Birthday for the second time in six months.
The service from our servers have always been great and very accommodating by meeting all our needs even beyond our expectations. This was made even more apparent when the chef visited our table once again to explain to two of our guests what the vegan selection was as we noted this requirement upon making our reservation.
I highly recommend this as a teenager/young adult Birthday party as it makes for a lot of fun cheering on your favourite horse and returning to the buffet before you get your next bet in.
Thank you again

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We thought we would be eating upstairs in the more formal dining room. It's a shame that the dining room isn't used. The ambiance is much nicer and you can see the track a lot better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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