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Bardo Locke, Hamilton, ON

Bardo Locke

4.6
4.6
148 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Building on the foundation that “Good Ingredients Matter” and our original name “Earth to Table: Bread Bar”, we are committed to the ingredients that make up the perfect meal – seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, exceptional food, and outstanding service.

Please call the restaurant at (905) 522-2999 with any inquiries.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Pizza Bar, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 522-2999
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Seasonal Small Plates

    $38.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Featured at Bardō Locke St. every Wednesday night, we will be offering a chef currented menu of seasonal small plates highlighting 9 savoury dishes and 2 sweet dishes. The menu is all-you-can-enjoy for $38 per person, and you can try a variety of dishes or order multiples of the same dish.
    Seasonal Small Plates photo

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary American

148 Reviews
  1. MirandaB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambience! The staff were so friendly and welcoming! The new restaurant makeover is beautiful! Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great, fresh, quality restaurant! Will definitely be back!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Umami burger was outstanding! Best skinny fries I have ever had! Instead of ketchup do the fries I would ask for the truffle Aioli sauce! We heard the hostess/ waitress welcome the table next to us and ask if they had been there before. We did not get the same welcoming speech . Oh well!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been going to Bread Bar (Bardo) for a long time now and have always loved their pizza. Unfortunately on this last visit I was not that impressed. My pizza was soggy in the middle and although it had a good flavour it did not live up to the normal standard. I was also disappointed in the service. We got seated quite quick which was very nice but after ordering we did not see our server much. When she did come by I had asked for a condiment but she forgot to bring it over and only remembered when clearing my plate. I understand she had a lot of tables to oversee so maybe it was an understaffing issue. I wish to come back but hope that the next time I do that things improve.

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  4. foodie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating Mother’s Day and a birthday. Great first experience. Will definitely go back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Asparagus and Leeks soup was phenomenal, definitely coming back every time I'm in Hamilton

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers, the main dishes and the desserts were absolutely fabulous. The palate and balance of flavours in each dish was impeccable. It is very obvious much thought was put into every ingredient. The service staff was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable of the items served. Service was quick but not rushed. Overall, our experience here was wonderful. It was our first experience but many future visits will take place, I’m sure.

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  7. Vivi

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was fantastic, good food but a little noisy otherwise I would definately recommend this place

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  8. DidymusH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as usual! Carolina Gold BBQ pizza was fantastic

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was amazing. However the food was very salty. I thought it was just my dish but we all had the same complaint that everything was salt loaded.

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  10. Netter

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious (as always) and service was great.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff was friendly but the food was better when it was the bread bar.

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  12. MargaretT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, people and atmosphere but too noisy for someone with a hearing impediment. Would go back in spite of the noise because the food was so good.

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  13. Tracy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious! The arugula salads were very generous and the pizza was really good. Our server was really friendly and attentive.

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  14. BeverleyC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good mix of tasty items to satisfy your taste buds.

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  15. BebeSimone

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with a group of 6 for the small plates Wednesday and it was amazing! Food was wonderful and only outshone by Tyler’s service!

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  16. Lovsmi

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very trendy place on Locke. Eclectic and fullsom menu. Food (fish tacos) was very tasty, and the portions generous. Very busy at the lunch hour, thus fairly noisy. Tables are too close together. Servers were pleasant. Altogether, a great place for lunch - I would go again.

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  17. MaryR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Welcoming restaurant for a small group with wonderful food options that met diverse diet requirements.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined later on a Saturday. Pizzas were good, but the other food was bland. Expected better for the price.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bardo never disappoints, and this time was no exception! The food was amazing as usual- our party had Brussel sprouts, quinoa/chickpea salad, fennel/arugula salad, fish sandwich (special of the day), burger, apple/bacon pizza and Margherita pizza. We also ordered a side of focaccia bread. Everything was scrumptious and we devoured every bite! Service was spot on and ambience was lovely. It got a bit loud halfway through our meal but in Easter weekend with the egg hunt happening on Locke St, it was to be expected. Another wonderful meal at Bardo, where we brought our visitors from Montreal! Thanks for living up to our expectations once again!

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  20. BajanFoodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The burger was decent, nothing extraordinary. It had a good flavor but didn't stand out compared to other burgers I've had. However, it was cooked well and was satisfying. The fries were a highlight of the meal. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfectly seasoned. I really enjoyed them. As for the drinks, they were great. They had a good selection, and the ones I tried were well-made and refreshing. The service at the restaurant was good, the staff was friendly and attentive. In conclusion, while the burger was okay, the fries were good, and the drinks were great. If you're looking for a casual dining experience with decent food, [Restaurant Name] is worth a try.

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  21. Jessica

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The layout is pretty tight in here, the food is great but I feel like service gets held up navigating in and around the space. We waited along time to get drinks and have our order taken but once we did food started flying out. It's a cute spot but feels very crowded

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  22. MarniS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful restaurant when we come to visit Hamilton!

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  23. MelissaV

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since they rebranded, the restaurant has become quite loud. Food was amazing as always. Truffle parm fries are to die for.

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  24. JacquieJacquie

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always have a great meal here. Pizza is delicious Ilike mine a little well done and they accommodate this request perfectly.

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  25. Ceej

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyler was our server and he was great. Helped us with any questions and made suggestions when we asked. Great drink selection and all our meal was fantastic. Honey Pizza was Perfect and Cheeseburger was made the right way and flavours were great. Looking forward to our next time so we can get the spiked milkshakes.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful new updated restaurant decor. Great food! Super friendly service!!!

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  27. Nelle

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the new reno on Locke St to be much noisier than the previous interior. Seating was also very crowded with the tables being close together. Food is always amazing. We’ll be back!

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  28. Hungry

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Exceptional food. Accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brussels sprouts tasted divine as always, though there seemed to be fewer actual buds and more loose leaves - making the serving smaller in substance than I’d previously had at the James St location. The beet salad was lovely. Service was adequate. The new decor is beautiful!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are returning client: the restaurant was nicely renovated. Good food as usual, friendly personnel.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Too loud, otherwise amazing! I have been here 3x in 2 weeks and appreciate the versatility. The new renovations unfortunately didn’t account for sound as one experience we couldn’t hear each other very well. Love the new tasting menu!!

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  32. MikeVG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Shared two items on menu : 1) Flatbread mushroom pizza. Crust was very thin and not crispy . Could not pick up slices , used a bit to much truffel (?) oil. Pizza toppings were fresh & delicious. 🙂 2) An order of French Fries with an aioli topping. The shoe string fries were marginal a bit oily not crispy. Was disappointing. Recommend they switch to regular golden fries. 🙁 3) Service was attentive , ambiance very nice.. 👍

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  33. ChrisF

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt like a high school cafeteria with the extra bright lighting and tables too close together. My server bumped into me 5 separate times while serving the table next to me.

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  34. GregD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time visiting and I will definitely be back. The service was amazing and the food was awesome!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought a friend who has never been there, she’s from out town. She’s already asking when we can go back. The service and food are amazing! You can taste the quality! Great people serving Great food! Great experience!

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  36. SashaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Firstly, seated at a table of 4 where two people are facing a wall directly in front of them. This should have been a 2 person table. Offput from the beginning that this was clearly the worst seat compared to all others in the restaurant. Server did not introduce themself, ask what occasion we were celebrating (birthday) and if we had dined before. Server was mediocre at best, took order, checked on us once. Near the end another server noticed we had been finished eating for a while and decided to take our plates… our server was busy chatting near the back most of the night. Food was good, but that’s probably the only thing that was good. It’s not often we dine out so the overall “experience” wasn’t great. Especially because we were celebrating a birthday. Mediocre at best. Have visited the James street location many times and never had such bad experience.

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  37. Milos

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentative staff,great ambiance,delicious food,nicely presented

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  38. DotM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon on a salad was excellent. The salmon sandwich was also excellent: the sandwich was very good value for the price, as it seemed to be made of fresh salmon, rather like the salmon piece on my salad.

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  39. PaulS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a reservation for 1230 on a Thursday. Place was packed and very noisy. It was hard to hear the other person. Tables are packed way too tight, barely enough room to get out. Food was decent, small menu.

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  40. JCJN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation process was simple, and staff were marvellously helpful from start to ending. Food was terrific, attentively presented and delivered.

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FAQs

Bardo Locke offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-2999.

Bardo Locke is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bardo Locke

258 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4B9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Pizza Bar, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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