5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Mar. 17 - Mar. 23

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Mar. 17 to Mar. 23 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.


5. The Coop Wicked Chicken

Burlington

There’s good chicken and there’s chicken that’s tasty as cluck (that wasn’t a typo). Brant St. is home to this fun, laidback resto … you may recognize the name from Hamilton’s original King St. W. location. Doors opened in March 2017 and locals are flocking to the place. Featuring lunch, dinner, and boozy weekend brunch, Coop Wicked Chicken offers fresh in-house food made with high-quality ingredients. Pulled sandwiches are popular ... we went with the Smoky BBQ ($11.99). Shredded meat is doused in a tangy, tasty sauce and the coleslaw adds a nice crunch. Other offerings include Deep-Fried Deviled Eggs (fantastic!), Sriracha Honey Cauliflower (for the vegans in your life), Hardcore Pulled Chicken Poutine, and Chicken & Waffles topped with an egg -- this was absolutely phenomenal. The atmosphere is unpretentious and fun. Service is great. If you're a chicken when it comes to heat, consider yourself warned. This platter of Nashville Chicken Nachos is delicious and pretty spicy (and I grew up on hot foods … trust). There’s also a Mexi Beef or Veg option. The resto has added a digital vending machine for soft drinks (just like ones movie theatres use now) so you can get up and refill your own cups.


4. Portabello's Pizza & Eatery

Milton

This cute little pizzeria on Derry Rd. W. (next to the Hawthorne Cafe ) doesn't look like much at first glance. The decor is simple, with wine on display. But the pizza is everything! A huge slice took several minutes to inhale and didn't stop me from going back for more. The sauce tastes homemade because it is -- everything is created in-house. With a great crust and flavourful cheese and meat in each bite, drizzling chilli oil (also prepared at Portabello's) took it to an unbelievable level! The server was really friendly and helpful -- she even reminded me to grab a cell phone charger on the way out. If that isn’t fabulous customer service, I'm not sure what is.


3. Mythos Greek

Burlington

The Mousaka is marvellous! This hidden gem on Fairview St. will have your date smiling and stroking your hand while gazing into your eyes with wonder. Dishes include all the usual suspects, such as oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay laurel leaves, which pack so much flavour. From grilled lamb (Paidakia) to breaded, tender lean pork cutlets (Lemonati Kotoleta), there’s plenty to choose from. Executive chef Andreas Yerondais will make you feel as though you’ve been whisked away to the beautiful blue waters in the Mediterranean. Service is downright impeccable, which naturally has us saying opa! We just wish it stayed open later (Mythos also closes at 10 p.m.).


2. The Olive Press

Oakville

This spacious family-friendly restaurant on Dundas St. offers up a long list of Italian comfort food and features a truly unique item on its menu: Pasta Fritti, or an Italian version of nachos. Pasta chips, which resemble wontons, are made in-house. They're buried in Italian sausage (I just wish it was spicy), green peppers, alfredo, tomatoes, red onions, black olives, green onions, mozzarella, sour cream, and marinara. One bite in and you won't want to share. I said I'd have a few and wound up with a legit stomach ache. Worth it! If you haven't been, trek to north Oakville and try the best nachos in town!


1. Sushi Masayuki

Burlington

Sushi Masayuki is probably the best Japanese restaurant in the GTA and definitely comparable to the top spots in Toronto proper. It's the best in Halton region by far. This is a real Japanese restaurant because, quite simply, it’s owned and run by Japanese operators. Authenticity is key and the chefs at Masayuki have a plethora of experience with Japanese cuisine. Masayuki Takabe has more than 25 years under his belt as a sushi chef, working in popular high-end Japanese restaurants in Toronto and at Oakville's Mye. Kitchen chef Takeshi Okada trained in Tokyo from the age of 15 and is among the top Japanese chefs in Canada who specialize in “kaiseki.” The quality of the food here is unparalleled, so if you really want to impress, you'd better head to Sushi Masayuki. Just watch out because the sashimi bill will add up real quick, but you pay for quality. Make sure you book a reservation, as this place is rather quaint.


The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Mar. 17 to Mar. 23 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com

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