Bistro 42 @ North 42 Degrees Estate Winery

4.8
258 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
Come to Bistro 42 at North 42 Degrees to experience our passion, beauty and southern hospitality. Set among and 18 acre vineyard and lavender farm the restaurant boasts spectacular views of the vines and lake. The seasonal menu offers versatile small plates made for sharing and delicious entrees all created using locally grown produce and inspired by classic French and European cuisine with a modern twist making our territories exceptional flavour profiles come to life! Our full menu is available Friday and Saturday and our lunch menu is available Sunday through Thursday. Enjoy one of our 4 patios or sit by our cozy fireplace and enjoy the culinary creations of Bistro 42.
What 258 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Joep
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very generous portions for dinner. I had catch of the day, the fish was delicious but I was not fond of the lentils. The mussels were delicious. Instead of the French fries we would have preferred bread for dipping in the broth. We also had the noodle bowl but it was a little salter then we would have preferred. The chicken was good as well. We still tipped 20% our server did a great job. Also the wines were delicious but the Lavender whiskey sour was good but could not taste much of the lavender. We did enjoy our evening.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch at North42 was fantastic all around. Our waiter Aaron was very knowledgeable to answer our questions about the wine and a bit about north42 itself, gave great menu recommendations and could tell we were there to have fun and had a few laughs with us. The food, rose wine, and service was outstanding. Looking forward to going back.

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TheresaB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a lovely place. Always feel like I’m on vacation. The scenery and the atmosphere inside and out is so pleasant.
Food was terrific!
Wait staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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vinceC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was incredible and our server Jermaine was fantastic! Will be going back forsure

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Maggs
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

The ambiance was lovely and we had a very nice waiter. Unfortunately, the steak frites we ordered was not good. The meat was very tough and chewy. We did not as much as an apology. That was disappointing. Would go back for the charcuterie board and a glass of wine, but not for a meal. Also several items we ordered that were on the menu were not available and no special coffee’s available.

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ExcellentEvening
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service, food quality and preparation. Risorro was phenomenal. Restaurant set on picturesque grounds. Nice ambiance. Drinks a little pricey but overall good value.

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Amym
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and wine! Our sever was the best, thank you!!

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KeeganP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an exceptional anniversary dinner! The food was some of the best we’ve ever had and the wines were a fantastic support. 10/10 recommend this beautiful place to literally anyone!!

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PaolaK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great choice! Food was delicious as was the wine!! Bonus that it’s also a lavender farm.

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BeckiL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally anything! The quality of the ingredients was absolutely outstanding.

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KimF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! First of all, EMMA was the most amazing server. She was passionate about North42, friendly, knowlegeable, and had a genuine care for her patrons. We had the most amazing lunch experience. Our reservation was at 12:30 pm. We did not leave until 4:30 pm. We at no point felt rushed and we were welcome to take in the view and the time with friends without ever feeling like we needed to go. Our meal was spectacular! We appreciated the care that North42 takes environmentally while still provided a top notch meal. We hope to return often. Again, thank you for a wonderul experience. This is just what we needed after being cooped up for so long with the craziness of the Covid19 pandemic. EMMA was such a delight and we thank her for her service. She's a keeper!

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vipGeorgeP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the welcome staff, to the servers and gift shop staff, everything was smooth and refined! Loved being outside on a cooler rainy summer eve as I was provided with a blanket too. Has always been a favourite place for dining. I’m always bringing new couples and recommending this fab winery/eatery :))

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TammyPel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately we did not have the best experience. The owners are very nice and the waitress was sweet. They don't cater to kids which I undertand and this is why we usually go early not to disrupt the other patrons. The gruyere cheese puffs were a little burnt which made them dry. We were hungry so we just ate them. I did mention it to the server. My husband ordered the steak and the server said that they are cooked medium rare but it was more like medium well which he was ok with. I ordered the noodle bowl. I was a little disappointed because it was 30.00 for raw vegetables and some noodles. The green oions were cut into huge peices and would of prefered them chopped smaller and on top for presentation. We ordered the lobster mac and cheese for the kids. It had way to many mustard seeds which overpowered the taste when I tried to lobster tail their was green on it I peel it off and thought nothing of it but then when I ate it it tasted so fowl. I can't believe I was going to give this to my kids. I told the server that it was horrible and not edible. She said she would mention it to the chef. They did not send anyone to apologize or remove it off pur bill. It was 38.00 which was very expensive for a mac and cheese. The reason I'm writing this review is because I wish I would of spoke up more to express my dissatisfaction. I was not able to sleep all night becaue I felt bad that my husband paid almost 200.00 for a meal we did not enjoy. We are slowly returning to normal and wanted to enjoy a night out. It didn't help that it was really cold outside which added to the frustration. Unfortunately we don't think we will be back because to allow food that is spoiled and not fresh to be served is not something we want to take a chance on. Again I am really sorry for the review but this was our experience and not meant to defame your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio view food and wine was amazing as always!

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Nuggetz
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second week in a row going for lunch, loves both experiences! First time we had Emma as our server and absolutely loved her, she went above beyond! Second visit I don’t recall the servers name but she was also great.
The patio is incredible - gives a great vibe, and the food is delicious.
Definitely a red wine drinker but the Rose was perfect on a hot day, chilled, dry and not sweet at all! But the Reserve cab sauv is to die for!

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stuben
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was okay. However the service was not: 25 minute wait for dessert and coffee is unacceptable. Find another place.

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LindaP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding to say the least! Every detail with our food choices to our server to the atmosphere was simply a wonderful night.

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SonyaD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service Emma !! Food was amazing

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate lunch here after a wonderful wine tasting with Monica. We all enjoyed our meals (French onion soup, duck grilled cheese and tuna melts) Our server Sabrina was excellent. We are looking forward to a return visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent good and service

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KristinaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was fantastic, had a great experience, food was amazing

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DebbieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most incredible view and ambiance. The service was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. We even got free champagne because we were celebrating our marriage. I have never eaten indoors but the patio is great and covered.

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janer
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time out in over a year and what a joy! 4 of us for dinner and we all had something different, appetizers, main and dessert. It was allll delicious and we will be back!

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KaitlynL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a beautiful patio experience with great wine and food. Our server Emma was a delight. My husband and I had a memorable evening.

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LissaM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious. We had the gruyere puffs, tuna tartare, and trout for our entrees. The trout was cooked to perfection; crispy skin and tender fish. I really liked the "cous cous". The combination of strawberry and jalapeno was surprisingly really tasty. I wasn't a fan of the pickled tomatoes. All the wines I tasted were so good I bought a bottle of each - rose and sparkling. The lavender garden and the view of the vineyard was beautiful, and service by Aaron was outstanding! Thank you!

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StaceyG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio overlooking the vineyard. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was outstanding. That was the best grilled cheese (with duck confit) that I have ever had. Thank you for a lovely lunch!

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MarcusD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Emma and Chef Cameron for a wonderful experience! It was our first time at North 42 and wow!!! We were blown away at all the amazing ways the bistro and winery has set themselves apart. From using their own harvested lavender in the cocktails, supporting local farmers in the creative fresh dishes and to my wife's favorite, seafood thats fresh and sustainable...my wife was in heaven!! Our son was thrilled to hear as well. (Mussels...amazing, although fries with mussels wouldn't be our first option, but still delicious)

The Cab Rose was spectacular, thank you Emma for recommending! Never would have ventured into the rose world without your knowledge and expertise ...even ended up taking two bottles back to our Airbnb. They have a fridge with chilled bottles so you can continue your evening at home without a worry about warm wine. Our waitress even kept our bottle on ice indoors so the sun and heat wouldn't alter the wine and get too warm, topped us up when we were getting low, amazing!! We would never have thought to ask, so we were pleasantly surprised and thrilled with the suggestion.

An amazing time, venue and food, if youre considering making a reservation, we highly recommend.

Thank you North 42, Chef Cameron and Emma. We will see you again very soon!

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KMM78
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous meal again at bistro 42 yesterday. I keep coming back for all of Chef Cameron’s creations. Best spot in Essex County. Save room for the bread pudding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The wine was great, the food was delicious, and our server Emma was fantastic. Strongly recommend it !

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to eat! Food was fabulous and our service was wonderful.

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Gian
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice ambiance, pleasant wine, attentive service, but don't expect more than mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and the portions were good. We will definitely return.

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Irena
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely view, food and service :) would go again anytime!

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katiem
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Emma was outstanding! She was attentive , and friendly. Will return.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our whole evening at North 42 Degrees was fabulous. The pate, salad and trout special were delicious and all of these, plus the wines, were offered at very reasonable prices. The staff are terrific and our waiter was clearly an experienced professional. The manager offered us samples of the Meritage bottled that day along with dessert - yum and yum!

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KSGould
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meals and desserts, flavours were incredible! Even on a rainy evening the covered patio was lovely! We will be back.

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CassandraO
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so yummy and our server Emma was amazing and super knowledgeable! We had a great time with beautiful views of the winery. Definitely will come back again!

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RobynW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely patio. great night out. food and wine were awesome.

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MikeV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From reception to settling our bill this experience was top notch. We cannot say enough what a great job Aaron did an outstanding job.

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SoniaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful, welcoming, clean and followed COVID-19 provincial guidelines. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. They provided great wine and food pairing recommendations and the wait staff were well versed with the various wines on hand. The food were deliciousness were served in a timely manner. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Bistro 42 @ North 42 Degrees Estate Winery is rated 4.8 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.