Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville

4.3
458 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Welcome you back to the patio & dining room at Cove Bar & Restaurant. Vaccines are required for dining in the bar or dining room and all of our staff are fully vaccinated. Welcome to Cove Bar & Restaurant - we look forward to seeing you soon! Reservations are available right here through Open Table or over the phone. Come in and enjoy our varied dishes; from our Clam Chowder to Seared Salmon, Steak or our Fried Chicken Sandwich.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 458 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DanielF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was good but the value is not.
$21 for 8 small pieces of calamari was an issue for us.
While we understand the supply chain problems, it does not explain some of the pricing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food ! Quiet due to COVID 😢

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KRebello
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another pleasant time spent there.

AB
vipAndrewB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and fast, friendly service! Would definitely recommend!

KR
KRebello
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

All was good EXCEPT that the restaurant FAILED to WARN us that their patio window mechanism was BROKEN and those windows could NOT be completly closed so the patio was a little CHILLIER than it should have been, in spite of the electrical heaters.

Hopefully that will be fixed next time we show up.

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LinaC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! It is exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Everything was great but it was freezing.. I don’t know if the heat was broken or just not turned on. They had tiny heaters and they didn’t do much

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The seafood linguini was amazing, it was spicy and flavored really well. The first order of empanadas was still a bit frozen on the inside but they were really helpful and brought us another batch which was great. Our waitress, Robin, was very helpful.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food selections for a full dinner or just something lighter. Especially love the Cove Caesar salad. And Thursday is best because all bottles of wine are half price!

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DavidS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Food is good I will like to see more options of dishes, it’s very loud inside not for couples best for groups I couldn’t hear my partner. Maybe more intimate

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

MC
MikeC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Food was very good. There was a large retirement party beside us that was quite loud. We didn’t mind at all, they were having fun. The staff apologized and offered to move us if we wanted to. Great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was terrific, appetizers were very tasty, mains were good (Mac and Cheese portion size was a bit small, salmon was a bit overdone)

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very good. As was the service. Dining room was a bit noisy for my liking.

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CarolV
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was nice and toasty on the enclosed “outside” patio with the infrared heaters on.
Two of us tried a new dish….BBQ chicken, it was awesome. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Nance
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a most delightful with good friends. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We were there for about two hours and enjoyed ourselves!

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HabsFan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal with great ambiance. Service was also great. Definitely recommend.

AB
vipAndrewB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service!

LD
LaurenD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jayden, our server was so lovely and patient with us!

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EricS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Nice view of the harbour. Great service.

AB
vipAndrewB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and friendly, attentive staff.

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vipHelenD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & service! Some of the best seafood I ever had! Service was great too! Would go back again & again!

AB
vipAndrewB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, friendly service and great food!

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Customer
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There was literally no one in the restaurant and when my husband and I finally got our meals after waiting forever the inside was cold. And then on top of that our drinks were gross. The only thing that was even half decent was there fries. I didn’t even want to stay but my husband and I felt bad that they had only 5 customers in the entire restaurant. Us and a group of 3, so we stayed.

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vipBeantoeat
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere and service. Good meal, and attentive wait staff. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, for the most part the food was excellent with the exception of the octupus dish. Only 1 small to medium octopus tentacle very over cooked and looked terrible.
Oysters were excellent and large.
Calamari was excellent but the portion size was terrible.
Poke bowl was great, a lot of filler unfortunately.
Carrot cheesecake was excellent and portion size was adequate for a dessert.
Old fashion cocktail was perfect, not many places can make a good one without screwing it up.
Overall I probably will go back as the atmosphere was great and I do want to try other dishes, hopefully they will surprise me as I had hi expectations for this place and for the most part it was mediocre.

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SandraW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The noise level was such that we could not carry on a conversation. There were only 4 at our table.

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and superior service!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We were seated in the outdoor portion which was freezing with the large window open (I understand it’s a COVID thing). But we noticed there were people dining inside with all that lovely warmth. We are both double vaxxed with documentation and would have gladly provided it to be able to sit indoors, but the host who seated us did not present us with that option.

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RickH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!
Added bonus sitting beside Frankie Flowers!

KR
KRebello
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There was a bit of a cool draft flowing in but the food was good, the waitress attentive and whatever music was playing did not interfere with our conversation. We had a pleasant time there.

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JoanneSS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Appetizers quite expensive. Need more healthy options (grilled calarmari e.g.) on menu.

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Helen
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting overlooking the harbour, nice service, indifferent food

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vipArlyB
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Love this place - casual outdoor across Bronte harbour. Sylvie is the best server ever! Calamari amazing. My friends had the steak w salad & loved theirs. Usually we love everything but this time I tried a new item on the menu (Jerk Swordfish which replaced a favourite “Blackened Catfish”). Sadly The swordfish was dry & didn’t have enough Jerk flavour (we’ve been to the islands & know Jerk seasoning). They brought me more of the mango pineapple salsa which helped with the dry texture. Overall a wonderful relaxing lunch! Thank you Sylvie!

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Catherine
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again as always, a perfect night out at The Cove!

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BonnieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

When I ordered my kale salad I asked if I could add grilled chicken. The server explained that they don't have grilled chicken but suggested shrimp as an alternative, to which I complied. The salad arrived with 3 small not very thawed shrimp - and $10 was added to the bill for those 3 miserable shrimp! When I complained to the server, she said she would "pass my comments along". A fat lot of good that did me - I will not return, nor bring friends as I did on this occasion - all for the lack of initiative to consider my complaint and rectify it.

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DudeOyster
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great relaxed place for lunch or dinner! Great atmosphere and great food.

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AnnI
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly and prompt without being rushed. The ambiance was excellent- reminscent of Europe with people strolling by, music in the background and lights on the outdoor tables. Lovely casual outdoor dining.
The steak and fries were delicious.

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PatriciaK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clam chowder was great. Calamari cooked to perfection.
Very good mussels and the beetzpacho was delicious…..very refreshing.

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Sarkar
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance. Good food. Nice view of the water front.

FAQs

Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (289) 837-3056.

Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville is rated 4.3 stars by 458 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.