West Plains Bistro

4.6
296 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French / Canadian

West Plains Bistro is a classic European style bistro that offers a taste of Paris in Burlington style. Using local, seasoned ingredients, the restaurant serves everything from steak to quiche for lunch. The dinner menu features exciting chef’s specials daily, along with other tantalizing menu items from a Filet Mignon to halibut fish and chips and more. The restaurant has an early bird menu that is served from 4pm – 5:30pm. The homemade soups offered by the restaurant have won awards and are famous among its patrons.

West Plains Bistro offers a unique dining experience with the décor theme oozing European-inspired charm. The wrought iron tables are adorned with stained-glass lamps and bouquets of fresh flowers, giving a vintage feel. The outdoor patio is a true gem, as it is modeled to replicate a picturesque Parisian street. West Plains Bistro also offers professional catering services, including staffing, beverages and food.

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JI
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best place in Burlington for lunch or dinner. Reservations while not required, are highly recommended. Food is always of a high standard and beautifully presented. Happy to have you in Burlington.

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LK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I introduced my friend to this Bistro and she was very pleased with it, as I always am when I visit.

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PT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit. Met a friend there for lunch and was very pleased with the atmosphere, service and food. Will definitely go again.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooo good! Food is delicious. Pranut butter cheesecake is to die for!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and cozy. Serving excellent food! Suitable for older crowd.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service by Sarah. Friendly & professional. Superb food. Onion soùp from scratch... none better. Wine is excellent and paired by the chef for my meal.

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Casual environment and the food is really good. Very enjoyable experience.

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TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE most interesting menu around. They have common items and then they have unusual items that are out-of-this-world terrific. Love this place.!! Excellent service. A1 Food choices and presentation.
Everything is made to order fresh in the kitchen. They go over the top to make sure you are comfortable and happy. Each time I go there they surprise me again. This is a One-in-a-million Restaurant that needs to be visited at least once. If you go there just once, I guarantee you will be back. It is THAT wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with some good friends, it was their first time there and will definitely be back

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KH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here for lunch and for dinner. Both times everything was 5 Star.

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EC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding and their early bird menu is fantastic value and great if you are heading off to the theatre. Highly recommen!

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EH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Seating is problematic with bar stools which are very hard on arthritic legs! The food was incredably delicious.

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B
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening all round.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were four ladies celebrating a Birthday. Had a lovely lunch. The food was great and the atmosphere just right. Will be back.

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first lunch at this restaurant will certainly not be my last. The service was excellent and the food as well.
Great presentation. There was a Christmas lunch going on with at least 20 people in attendance....and early diners as well who were not anxious to leave. The Staff were very discreet in advising patrons who lingered longer that the second round of reservations had arrived and it was time for them to move on.
Well Done indeed!

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M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening out with friends. Great food and service. A really nice little spot

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JO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are very helpful and patient with disabled patron! Thank you

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KM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu with specials daily. Great list of appetizers. Small and cozy. Nice lighting in the evening with appealing ambiance. Friendly attenative service. Highly recommend. Reservations also recommended. Use open table.

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BA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great except the meals were slow in coming out

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great hamburgers, fish and chips. Also like their krounenberg beer

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent small restaurant. I have eaten here on a number of occasions and have always been pleased. The food is interesting, well prepared and attractively presented. Prices are not extravagant, and staff is unfailingly pleasant and courteous. My only complaint is that it is noisy (beyond energetic!) which dimishes my appreciation and renders conversation almost impossible. Unfortunate, because this is not your local pub or roadhouse where noise levels are expected to be high!

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DF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the three course fixed menu. Chicken entree was flavourful and the dessert selection was tempting. Service was friendly and attentive.

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KR
Adelaide / SA
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Since my guest is gluten intolerant, this was likely not the best choice of restaurant. There wasn't a lot of for her to choose from. No gf hamburger bun, gf pasta was available. Her choice of salad with a piece of chicken was nothing special but plentiful and good. The salmon in pastry was a change from grilled. Despite the restaurant being very busy, service was prompt, the wait staff efficient and friendly.

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JR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was very pleased that the server was able to find out very easily what I could order without garlic. I am allergic to garlic and it is often very difficult to eat out but I had an excellent meal and was able to pick from a selection of items. The other members of my group were also very happy with their meals.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been here several times and it is always a great meal. Recently had dinner with a great friend from out of town and he liked it so much he is organizing for more friends to join us here in January.

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CH
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended this restaurant for a later linch at 1:30pm, our table was almost ready as we had arrived 15 min. early. We sat at the bar, had a glass of wine, and our table was available very quickly.
We shared a poached pear and arugula salad, one person had curried mussels which was served with lovely baguette and they had ordered fries. The other person had a mushroom/ham crepe with a pommery sauce and a small salad. We had coffees and an absolutely delicious coconut cream pie.
The food was delicious, all well prepared and presented well. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent as always. Server was great. Enjoyed the pasta special. The peanut butter cheesecake was soooo decadent.
A great evening.
Just don’t sit beside the front windows on a cold night. Chilly. Had to keep my jacket over my shoulders.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, food was excellent. Service as well. Keep up the good work. We'll be back.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 6 on a Saturday night. Highly recommend making a reservation as it was very busy. We had an attentive waiter who looked after us but also knew to give us time to talk and socialize. Food was fantastic across the board with our group enjoying steaks, chicken and pork medallions amongst other items. Highly recommended for couples and smaller gatherings. We will come back.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly, interesting menu, excellent specials and friendly staff. Looking forward to a revisit soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I arranged this lunch with retired work colleagues. Everyone loved the experience. My only comment was the server seemed a bit distracted. He was taking our food order before our beverage order.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant ! I am so lucky they are close by and nice and personable. Specials are delicious! All around great restaurant.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this little gem of a restaurant....the food the service even the music is perfect

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Luncheon was quite noisy with many sizable groups of seniors. Pasta dish had a lot of oil, making it tasting greasy.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were three of us at lunchtime and we had a wonderful meal. We arrived ten minutes early so having the booth was not an option as booked. However, my guests opted for a table and were pleased with the new arrangements. I know that we will be back again. Oh yes, the booking was made online. So easy.
Thanks again for your hospitality.
Marion

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for wishing my mum a happy birthday and being so attentive to us!

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most pleasant dinning experience in Burlington. Perhaps some live soft jazz a few evenings would make it perfect!

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is superb, staff is so friendly and accommodating. Quiet place for any occasion.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our food and overall dining experience at 'the Bisto'. The wait staff are friendly, informed and personable. We happened to be there during the 'early bird' time and the three of us each chose a different entrée and agreed the food was not only delicious, but a great value too. Thank you for making my 65th Birthday with friends a wonderful occasion.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great wines! They have a wonderful menu with a lot of choices.

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