5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – May 12 -May 18


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of May 12 to May 18 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.

5. The Gingerman Social Eatery


Essentially everything on the menu at the Gingerman is fantastic, including their nachos, tuna, burgers, and fries. The hand-cut Yukon gold fries are sprinkled with sea salt. They just hit the spot to the point where I could finish a massive platter of them for a solid, carb-filled, fatty meal. Same goes for the nachos. (Hopefully the cranky old guy who runs my gym doesn’t read this … or it will probably be death by burpee). Chase your meal with a glass of their hand-picked wine selection if you fancy vino, or be cool like me and order a whisky sour. The Kerr Village gem offers a great atmosphere with tons of wood and natural light, and is also known for its blue goose quesadilla, lettuce wraps, and salads.

4. Beertown


It’s supposed to have one of Burlington’s largest patios - with ping pong tables - and you can get your eat and drink on in or outside. From Mongolian Chicken Sandwiches to Fish and Chips to Power Bowl Salads, this resto is serving up all sorts of bites to chase with craft beer. Beertown officially opened Oct. 11, 2017, and the Appleby Line and Upper Middle Rd. pub is drawing suds lovers from near and far. There are 40 draught lines, plus a rotating bottle list. The place bills itself as a retro public house and modern beer bar built around a chef-driven kitchen. If you recognize the name, it’s probably because you’ve seen it in Cambridge, Waterloo, or London, Ont. Starters include Sea Salt & Pepper Calamari, Tiny Tuna Tacos, BBQ Mahagony Side Ribs, and a Bacon Avocado Flatbread. Mains feature New York Steak Frites, Southern Fried Chicken, and a BT Brisket Platter. Lighter options are also offered, including the Tuna Bowl with raw yellowfin tuna, mango, avocado, edamame, and cucumber over rice noodles. There’s also a hard root beer float! The beer menu is constantly changing and features local, Canadian, American, and international varieties. Paddles are offered … but if you, like me, aren’t into beer, there’s an array of cocktails, wine, martinis, caesars, etc. 

3. Plank


This Bronte Village restobar, south of Lakeshore Rd., absolutely blew me away with their pizza. The bread is freshly baked in-house and that salami … oh my. It just might be the best sliced meat I’ve ever tasted. This margherita pizza with spicy salami brought out my inner ninja turtle. Then there’s the Beef House Sliders, with bourbon bacon jam and vintage cheddar … Why does everything here taste so great? Catch Hospitality Group (which owns a slew of the best restos in Oakville, including this one) knocked this one out of the proverbial ballpark. This casual resto-bar has a farm-fresh focus and sources locally when possible. Good luck scoring a table on a Friday night … it’s worth the wait. The beer selection rocks, and so does the chill vibe. (My only gripe with the place is they’ve removed the phenomenal beet hummus from the menu. It’s been replaced with a pumpkin version but it’s not the same. Please bring it back!)

2. Pasqualino Fine Food. Fine Wine.


This elegant Main St. resto is perfect for a date … a pizza date. As soon as I enter I’m greeted, whisked to a table, and promptly served. The sounds of Frank Sinatra fill the elegant, open concept space, where it’s warm and inviting, with tons of natural light. My Neapolitan pizza - with organic natural yeast - was lit up in a wood-fire oven, then served piping hot. It’s incredible, with a very thin crust, and the toppings (namely salomi ) were phenomenal. It’s so simple (tomato sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, basil, and extra virgin olive oil) yet so scrumptious. Service was absolutely outstanding — never have I seen a restaurant where all staff are smiling and happy. No wonder diners have been flocking here since 2002. If you haven’t been to Pasqualino, check it out - when you’re not in a rush - and savour the best pizza in Milton!

1. Stone House


They’re known for their oysters and steak but we’re about to put you onto the Shrimp & Lobster Mac and Cheese. Stone House Restaurant opened in Jan. 2010 and features Mediterranean cuisine, including gourmet thin-crust pizzas, risotto, and pasta dishes. But the mac and cheese …. It’s served with fresh tiger shrimp and potato gnocchi in a garlic cream sauce baked with mozzarella, parmesan, and goat cheese … plus a two-ounce lobster tail. It’s accompanied by garlic bread, but you really don’t even want it because the entire dish feels so gluttonous and fancy and carb-loaded, however, you’ll eat it because it’s superb. If you haven’t tried it, head to Stone House for the best mac and cheese dish in Burlington!

The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of May 12 to May 18 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com

5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton - May 12 -May 18

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