5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Nov. 4 - Nov. 10

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.


5. The Gingerman

Oakville

Essentially everything on the menu at the Gingerman is fantastic, including their fries. These 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. (Hopefully the cranky old guy who runs my gym doesn’t read this … or it will probably be death by burpee). Chase the spuds with a glass of their hand-picked wine selection if you fancy vino, or be cool like me and order a whisky sour.


4. Pepperwood Bistro

Burlington

The patio and the cold beer … This Lakeshore Rd. resto offers up an in-house brewery and catering. Try getting a seat outside during the summer — it’s the first patio to fill up! Popular items include Caribbean Crab Cakes (complete with panko crust and avocado puree), artisan pizza, and the Chipotle Chicken Crunch. The sandwich features quick fried crispy chicken breast, sweet chipotle aioli, charred corn and roasted red pepper salsa, and crispy onion rings on an artisan Kaiser bun. If you’re into craft beer, check out Pepperwood.


3. Pasqualino Fine Food. Fine Wine.

Milton

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!


2. Plank

Oakville

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. Please bring it back!)



1. Bru Restaurant

Oakville

If you're looking for a bonafide hipster hot spot in Oakville, Bru is your go-to resto. The downtown joint - which recently moved - hits every mark when it comes to on-trend dining: a rustic interior, an enviable craft beer selection (the best of its kind in the town, in fact) and a menu full of modern pub fare (some of which is gluten-free and vegan-friendly). Plus, they're proud of the fact there's no Wi-Fi (go ahead and act like it's 1995 ... talk to each other, the sign urges). Nestled along 'restaurant row', Bru supports more than 15 Ontario breweries and offers a variety of on-tap and bottled brews. As far as food goes, the diverse menu is satisfying and unique. If you're in the mood for something tangy and light, try the flatbread, featuring roasted butternut squash, whipped ricotta cream, onion jam, and fine herbs. (I legit ate the whole platter). And their Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie is the very definition of decadent! it features chocolate hazelnut ganache, chocolate ice cream, and Ferrero Rocher bark. It’s basically chocolate heaven.


The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.

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