Windermere House

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Succulent steaks, traditional sushi and deliciously fresh seafood make for a winning Muskoka dining combination. You’ll find our appealing bill of fare accommodates your taste for selection and style. Fine food. Superb surroundings. Attentive service. And the charming, relaxed Windermere House ambiance nestled in the heart of Muskoka. It’s a rewarding recipe for marvelous memories
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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. I was expecting fine dining given the premium status of the hotel so was a bit disappointed. At least the cost of the dinner was in line with the average quality of the food.

SE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good as was the Sevice from our waitress. She was very attentive and helpful. Little disappointed with the wait time between our salads and the main course (far too long) especially since the restaurant was not busy that night. Otherwise everything else was good. Great anniversary craft beer.

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had wanted to try Windermere House for dinner for several years. The food was excellent as was the ambiance. Service was very attentive and professional. We will return again next year.

DH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional, attentive staff.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was wonderful & the menu varied. The setting in the veranda was beautiful & serene. Service could be greatly improved. It took us 1 hr & 45,minutes to get our entre even though mentioned the wait to our server & the restaurant manager.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They should advertise that there is no sushi available on Monday and Tuesdays. We were disappointed!

OT
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous spot for a lakeside lunch on our Muskoka holiday. Excellent gourmet food and service. A cool relief from the hot sun in the inside Rosseau Grill. Highly recommend the Rosseau Salad and Milford Bay Trout.

r
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best view in Muskoka... wonderful food and service

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

T
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Sushi was excellent and not horribly priced - it is Muskoka after all. Wife and daughter had pasta dishes that we fine but not exceptional for the price. Was a busy night and service a bit slow so don’t expect a quick meal but view and ambiance outstanding.

AB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for family member

DV
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We celebrated Canada Day at the restaurant and opted to dine outside. Beautiful lake Rosseau and grassy slopes provided great outdoor ambiance. Unfortunately, the terrace patio setup was fair but did not match the outdoors spectacular view (Verandah).
Cocktails (Old Fashioned & Cesar) were carefully prepared and had a good, precise taste.
We shared two appetizers: crispy calamari and Milford Bay Trout Pate.
The calamari was well prepared, and the pate was spectacular.

I consume lamb frequently and like it rare. They prepared Ontario lamb, and all other ingredients were local. One of the best lambs in my long history of lamb consumption.
Taste and the structure of the rarely cooked lamb were phenomenal. Dijon mixed with rosemary provided a perfect backdrop for fingerling potatoes. Our party selected a bottle of Catena Malbec since we ordered different mills. Shiraz might fit a superior lamb better but have to admit that Malbec did very good.

The chocolate-based desert ended our dinner nicely.

I would warmly recommend Windermere House as an excellent fine-dining lakeside spot.

LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's become a tradition to have lunch on the veranda each year for fathers day.
The view never disappoints and the pitchers of sangria and sushi is always
wonderful.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The meal was outstanding.

The spacing between our ordering, appetizers, main course and desserts was very long. But we had lovely company and it’s a lovely spot.

Our waiter’s excuse for everything was it was his first official day, his third day on the job or he was just new. He was friendly but absent minded. And not overly attentive to details.

It’s a lovely restaurant, the food is amazing. We will be back.

A
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. Felt a little rushed to eat. No bread with the meal and waiter took a long time to return. The meals came quickly.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good - menu is a bit limited; would be great if they had some features. As it is, a bit tough to stay there for a few days and vary the entrees. Food quality is good a the service was decent. Would go back again.

M
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We had three different options. My husband had the veggie rolls and completely enjoyed them. My mom found her caesar salad and did not enjoy the fact the lettuce came as a full piece and needed to be cut but did enjoy the taste. I had the fish tacos and unfortunatley the blackened pickerel was so blackened and dried out. I found I did not taste the fish, only the spice. I did not finish my meal. The staff was exceptional and prompt. I will return and try something else on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, the only complaint is my husbands main came out about 10 -15 minutes before mine which wasn’t a problem as he ordered sushi. We started on the patio but the wasps became a problem and so the server happily moved us inside.

HH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were great, service was exceptional. However portion sizes were very small for the prices.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer our server was fantastic. Very engaging and attentive. The food was very good - very large portions. Great view from the patio - can’t beat it!

A
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, especially the truffle fries, and The Fish, Pickerel.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. Our waiter the first night was knowledgeable and friendly, we had a window seat and food was great. Saturday we ate at the pub outside, so again food was great as was the view.
Breakfast both days was really good, though the spinach had grit in it, so wasn't washed properly.
Also we both only drink cappuccinos and is was very disappointing that we weren't able to get one. You don't need a barrister or anything fancy you just need a milk frother and espresso machine
All in all we loved the food and our stay.

AR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at the Windermere house and I must say it was great. The food the servcie the views the spa the resturants and the staff. Would return again.

NM
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. Food and service were fantastic. And we love the lunches on the patio. My only thought would be that it seems pricier than its ever been and less choice on the evening menu. But very good food none the less.

DD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Loved the classic Muskoka lodge feel overlooking the lake. Overall food experience was disappointing, especially for the price. Great Caesar Salad. Beer was not cold. Steak was bland and a bit tough. Chocolate cake was dry. And for a high class restaurant the coffee lacked. Did a similar meal two days later at Crossroads in Rosseau. So so much better and much less expensive.

ES
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful location, pretty grounds and very good food. I would return and try the sushi bar next time!