Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville

4.2
448 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 448 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipAndrewB
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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MikeC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
26 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.

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and friendly, attentive staff.

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vipHelenD
Toronto
8 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!

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
26 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
23 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
26 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!

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KRebello
Toronto
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great location/ atmosphere!

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Dave
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

It was like sitting in a wind tunnel as both the front windows and rear of the patio were opem. The temperature outside was 17C, however with the "wind chill" it felt more like 10C.
Food was average and expensive.
Will Not be returning!

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Divadiner
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The price is a little steep for the food we ordered. I asked for a refill of hot water and I was surprised that the waitress took my cup instead of giving me a new one. It made me uncomfortable especially we are still in a pandemic. I understand QR code but I have reservations in using it for contact management and reading menu. The restaurant didn't provide a paper menu but a QR Code label on the table.

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Ppnn
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Seafood restaurant with old seafood 🤷🏻‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Server seemed disinterested, and brought the cheque before I was even finished my dessert. and came back for payment before while I was still eating my dessert. When asked if I could get a slice of tomato on my Cove burger, he said you don’t have any tomatoes. What kind of place serves burgers without tomato and lettuce? He also took forever to come back with ketchup and vinegar, which we had to ask for. It was not offered.

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DianeE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful location, delicious lunch and super friendly staff that were helpful for guiding us through the tracing protocol. We would definitely return to enjoy all things Cove. 👍👍

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and fast, friendly service.

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robyyz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day, great place to go to & have a bite with friends.

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Anas
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Service excellent. View amazing. Good time. Highly recommend

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CarolineL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cove Restaurant is a favourite spot. The atmosphere, food and service is exceptional!

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 4.2 stars by 448 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.