5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Nov. 18 - Nov. 24
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.
This burger was super-filling. The patty was handmade and it was nearly as thick as my mom makes them (she says I don't eat enough meat and am thereby lacking essential nutrients). Well, nothing's lacking in this beautiful piece of beef. Served with lettuce, tomato and pickle, it's a simple burger which tastes great. (So was the house salad -- it was fresh and had a delicious vinaigrette). This Ontario St. neighbourhood bar is covered in damask wallpaper, boasts a digital jukebox, and has ultra-comfy tufted booths. Naturally, locals love it. The burger was inhaled plain -- ketchup or mustard weren’t necessary. The bun was soft and hit the spot. You must try it.
Head downtown to 'restaurant row' and ask for the Lemon Pavlova. This gluten-free treat includes meringue, mousse, and pomegranate seeds as garnish. It's light and even though it's not something typically up my alley, we polished it off pretty quick. This trendy gastropub is gaining popularity among craft beer enthusiasts (there are more than 15 varieties) and night owls alike. Desserts, such as pies, are made in-house (well, if we're splitting hairs, they're made next door at Seasons -- same owners) and offer the same upscale post-dinner indulgence you'd expect, except it's served in a casual atmosphere. The kitchen keeps it 100.
This Lakeshore Rd. restobar has an enviable view across from Spencer Smith Park, paired with a modern, upscale atmosphere. Their menu - created by Chef Zee - offers everything from calamari to chorizo sausage and shrimp puff pastry to Moroccan spiced duck breast. Table 34’s charcuterie board, or Mezza Plate, is superb. It features westphalian ham, Csabi sausage, provolone, gherkins, smoked almonds, grapes, cherry tomatoes, baba ghanouj, and bread. In other words, a perfect share platter!
This adorable resto offers up a variety of unconventional gelato flavours such as avocado, charcoal, and blueberry basil sorbet. (Get a large and try all three flavours!). This cute bistro is a hidden gem when it comes to dessert, and pizza alike. Located in downtown Oakville’s Towne Square, the restaurant is inspired by piazza culture. With everything from cappuccino to handmade pizza, to wine, there's something or everyone. They’ve got plenty of seating, plus two patios (one for dining, and the red seats for gelato and other cafe items) Service is friendly.
The short ribs at Trattoria Timone should be on every meat eater's bucket list. Seriously ... it was an exquisite culinary experience. (Cheers to head chef Michel Fronteddu!) This long-time east-end favourite in the Oakville Entertainment Centrum has undergone renovations. It rocks a nautical theme, and it's elegant and fun all wrapped in one. We started with the grilled calamari, which was crispy, not greasy, and served atop mixed greens. A great aioli with chives gave it a flavour boost. The gnocchi with veal ragu came in a creamy sauce, and it was phenomenal (the meat was well-done, while crispy asparagus and red peppers added texture to the dish). As for those short ribs … they were oh-so-tender and it was essentially pure carnivore heaven. Ribs were served with sweet potato fries, which I can't stop raving about, alongside a spicy aioli. Service was outstanding and so was the meal.
The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Nov. 18 to Nov. 24 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.
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