Top 5 Biggest Restaurant Openings of 2017 in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton
Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills welcome hot new restaurants each year to its ever-growing food scene ,and there were some highly-anticipated new openings in 2017.
From stylish Italian joints to absolutely stunning French restos, the restaurant scene was as exciting as always.
Here’s a look at the most popular new openings on 2017, based on the amount of organic page views the opening stories generated on inhalton.com.
It’s modern, it’s French, and its name brings to mind your high school geometry lessons — but this new Oakville restaurant is anything but boring. Hexagon Restaurant opened in downtown Oakville on Sept. 29 and is owned by the same folks at 7 Enoteca. Lunch is served bistro-style, with five a la carte options including steak frites and French onion soup. Dinner, though, is another story. You can choose between four or nine courses. Options such as lobster with a Thai influence are on the menu, plus scallops, beef, bone marrow, and truffle. Other delights include Foie Birthday Cake featuring foie mousse, pickled blueberry mirror glaze, chestnut cremeux, and macerated poppy seeds served with a blueberry bagel. To match the menu, the decor pays homage to France, the hexagon-shaped country.
‘Beerlington’ is loving this place … from Mongolian Chicken Sandwiches to Fish and Chips to Power Bowl Salads, Beertown is serving up all sorts of bites to chase with craft beer. Beertown officially opened Oct. 11 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. 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.
With authentic Neapolitan wood oven pizza, Goodfellas Pizza opened its first Halton location on Dec. 27 in Milton. The menu focuses on authentic Southern Italian cuisine. A variety of authentic Napoletana pizzas includei the Margherita Pizza, topped with San Marzano sauce, mozzarella fiore di latte, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. You’ll also find authentic Romano pizza and homemade pastas, all made in-house. The Maccheroni alla Carbonara pasta dish includes pancetta, egg yolks, pecorino romano, and black pepper. The menu also includes appetizers, fish and meat entrees, and desserts. The mozzarealla di bufala, and parmigiano-reggiano cheeses are some of the ingredients they use imported directly from Italy. Goodfellas boasts an extensive Italian wine selection which pairs beautifully with great eats.