Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton: December 15 - 21

 

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville for the week of December 15 to 21, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.


5: Oliver’s Steakhouse 

(Oakville)

Easily one of the best restaurants in Ontario.- and even Canada, Oliver’s offers a phenomenal fine dining experience and is going strong after four decades. The menu features the best of the best: USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. This is some next-level fine dining, minus the white tablecloths … even the ice cream is made in-house! You’ll find amazing service without the pretentious aura. 


4: Kerr St. Cafe

(Oakville)

They plate their meals beautifully and even offer bike racks out front. Kerr Street Cafe and sister company Brothers' Coffee Roasters (their Notorious espresso blend is fire!) are known for being on point. Their famous all-day breakfast includes French Toast (with sesame brioche, toasted coconut, blueberry mascarpone, and almond butter), Coconut Chia Pudding, and Wildflower Honey Pancakes (with rosemary custard, local fruit compote, brulee banana, bee pollen, creme fraiche, and pollen). Lunch offers up Frites, Fish Tacos, and an Open Faced Meatball Sandwich using house-made pork patties and toasted sourdough. This Kerr Village staple, featuring a cafe and restaurant, has such a relaxing atmosphere (with plenty of natural light) it's second only to a day at the spa. Or a day trip to New York City, because it feels like I’m at a posh cafe near Columbia University. The resto began serving dinner and the latest menu features a Farmhouse Platter with cheese, fresh figs, prosciutto, rosemary crackers, warm salted potatoes, and beet-dyed eggs. What made us even happier were the pistachios … bon appetit!


3: Celadon House

(Oakville)

This Filipino fusion restaurant delivers Asian comfort food with personality. My favourite dish was the most labour-intensive. The Coconut Beef Curry, which comes with melt-in-your-mouth tendon chunks, is cooked for five hours and dry braised with 26 traditional spices. (Yes, 26 — that isn’t a typo!) The owner describes it as ‘rendang,’ an Indonesian or Malaysian dish. While you're here, also try the Chicken Adobo. The service at Celadon is very friendly, with many regular customers who are known by name.


2: The Coop 

(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. 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.


1: Hakka Fresh

(Burlington)

When Indian and Chinese spices mix, you get Hakka style cuisine! Decent sized portions, and very flavourful profiles on almost everything on the menu. Whether it’s Chilli Chicken (highly recommended to be had ‘dry’), Garlic Fish, Manchurian style, or a healthy serving of fried rice or chow mein, there’s something for everyone on the menu! If you’re looking to put a twist on your usual Chinese take-out, or if you can’t decide between Chinese or Indian, Hakka Fresh is an option for you!

Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton: December 15 - 21

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