Cove Bar & Restaurant - Oakville

4.2
424 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
As we begin to reopen, we'd like to welcome you back to the patio. All reservations are for 90 minutes so we can help to accommodate everyone who wants to get back out again! Welcome to Cove Bar & Restaurant - we look forward to seeing you soon! Reservations are available right here through Open Table. Come in and enjoy our varied dishes; from our Clam Chowder or classic New England Lobster Roll, 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 424 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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Helen
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting overlooking the harbour, nice service, indifferent food

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Catherine
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
2 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
1 review
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
19 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
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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CarolineL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AmyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice dinner in their open air restaurant. Would definitely go again.

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CamM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views, service and food. Prices were fair too. Will be back !

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RichardD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We had wanted to try this place foe some time as it always looked so inviting. The atmosphere was lovely but the menu was limited and when the food arrived it was rather bland and dry. I ordered the seafood Mac and cheese and the scallops were the size of peas and dried out. Not at all cheesy.

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TomM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Nice ambiance and value. Will return for sure.

MB
vipMartinB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet, have lunch or dinner or just for drinks. The patio is awesome and very well suited for the new COVID restrictions.

The staff is friendly and helpful.

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David
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!

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oakviller
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

Many of the items that were selected were not on the menu including a substitute for the wine. We should have been told this when handed the menus. We thought a long time over it and when we selected we were told it was not available. It should have been explained what was missing beforehand. Also the mention of an allergy did not fully explain our guest’s concern. Her choice was changed due to an explanation of a possible cross contamination of mussel juice. Service was slow and the portion size was extremely small for the mac and cheese with negligible seafood content and the coleslaw on the fish and chips was very skimpy. We have eaten twice at Cove this summer and the first time last month was enjoyable but this time was very unsatisfactory and we shall not come again with poor food and poor service.

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vipAndrewB
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, friendly service. Food was delicious!

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PaulaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best burger I have had in long time! Great patio vibe!!

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Was a very relaxing and peaceful ambiance food was good

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Southporter29
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food & service. Though we were quite happy with our entrees, note that their dinner menu is quite slim - not many choices.

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SAMM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

very nice place, had a good feel and servers were very nice

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CindyF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Not enough appies to share. A lot of breaded things. Pub like.
Kale salad is great. Salmon was bland.

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PhilipM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Inability to provide a varied menu - simple changes only required. Not providing items such as bread and a spread or oil, or having un-breaded chicken.

Soup was thin and unappetizing and we won't be returning, it is a pity because it was our first time there, and in a prime location.

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DouglasD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Mains are served on an eight inch plate means you don't get much to eat Apps are also small. Yes food prices have gone up but not to the extent of the menu price increase. Remember only 20 to 25% of the cost is the good. Guess they are trying to make up for the Covid shut down. Will not he going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice place, feels like you’re on holidays, need better food

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CatherineD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Nice patio and lots of parking in the back of restaurant.

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This1
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I do not think the phones work. I tried to call however was put on hold for 10 minutes one time, and was never able to get through another time.

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MarkH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t beat the view and the food snd staff were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The place is super cute and I loved the ambience, however the food let something to be desired. A salmon burger and seared salmon was ordered.

The salmon patty itself was mediocre but the addition of oranges as garnish was actually very yum. The salmon and the broth of the seared salmon was phenomenal however the bockchoy was raw and the greens didn’t go well with the salmon at all.

The food took a while to come too.

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viprmckie
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was really not great—all 4 dishes. I had an important meeting here and I was so embarrassed by the food that we received. You’ve got a prime location, and sometimes the food is good—other times apparently not so. Do better, and be more consistent.

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KRebello
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Very gritty mussels and the salmon dish was not good at all - the veggies were barely cooked and so dirty/old we had to send the dish back only to get more of the same but cleaner. The kids' fish and chips was very greasy too. We won't be going back there in a hurry.

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 424 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.