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Lobby - Hamilton

4.1
4.1
38 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
At Lobby, we curate a journey of global flavors, paired with handcrafted cocktails and an inviting atmosphere that transforms dining into an experience. Embrace the night in style, surrounded by contemporary design and an atmosphere that’s as lively as your spirits. Elevate your late-night experience at Lobby.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (289) 389-3109
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Serving our delicious Brunch towers & other à la carte menu items along side bottomless mimosas every Sunday at 11am til last seating 3:30.

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Southern Ontario

    Hot spot

  • Southern Ontario

    Romantic

38 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very cute place, good atmosphere and service. I think the food was good but not amazing, I’d get the Italian items off the menu as they were much better than the other items (the chef is Italian they said). I had the gnocchi which was yummy but my husband had the chicken schnitzel and it was mediocre. Overall good experience!

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  2. Imartz

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best spot for date night in Hamilton! Our server (restaurant manager) was incredible - he was so efficient, kind and all around amazing. Food and cocktails were so good, ambiance also absolutely amazing. They had a live dj start around 8:30 which really set the cool vibes! Cannot wait to go back.

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  3. Brittany

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, great food and service, loved the lighting and decor, music wasn’t too loud. Overall would recommend and definitely go back!

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  4. AleshiaP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go for a celebration. The music and aesthetics were great.

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  5. KathleenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very chic place to have a meal. Service was great. We didn’t try cocktails but the wine list had what we wanted at a reasonable price. Would recommend for a special occasion or romantic date night.

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  6. Erin

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobby is a beautifully decorated restaurant with great ambiance for a date night or night out. The food was excellent (other than the striploin steak that was slightly overcooked and not delivered hot.) The staff was very friendly, however, the service was very slow, and the server was not attentive to refilling drinks, removing dirty plates and replacing them, checking in to see if we needed anything, etc. We had to ask for water, request the wine we ordered be delivered after 10-15 minutes of finishing our first drinks, to refill our own wine, and ask for clean plates, cutlery, etc. We also noticed other tables around us were brought fresh focaccia at the start of their meal but we weren't offered any. Lastly, we found out at the end of our meal it was "buck a shuck" oysters up until 8:00 p.m. that night but our server never mentioned it and we were seated at 7:35 p.m. That didn't sit well.

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  7. SharonS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Brunch for the first time yesterday at the restaurant. Food was delicious. Came out piping hot and in a reasonable time frame. Kyra our server was fantastic. Did an amazing job. Very attentive. Presentation of the food was awesome. Love the brunch tower. Ambience was great. The restaurant is beautiful. Will definitely be back and will highly recommend to friends and family.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to Lobby. First impressions were excellent, fantastic greeting, lovely environment. Lots of great choice on the cocktail menu, started with an old fashioned. Food menu is good but lacking in a couple of areas. There wasn’t an obviously shareable app and nothing here jumped out at us. Entree menu was good but would have liked to see the addition of a salad with protein option. My partners ordered the chicken Schnitzel and I ordered NY strip loin with fries good quality and presentation was excellent.

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  9. CarmenO

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and it won’t be the last. Amazing service. Food was amazing. I had the steak and couldn’t ask for better and cocktails bright on point. Excellent

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  10. DiegoAureliano

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobby's restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience with delicious food. Personally, I find their carpaccio to be the best I've ever tasted, and their chicken with mushrooms is simply divine. Highly recommended for those seeking a delightful culinary treat.

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  11. Dani

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, drinks and food! The place is beautiful 🤩

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  12. LAURENP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time going to this restaurant our party was 4. Upon arrival we were placed right in front of the door to sit & eat. We made a request to be moved to a different location. At first the door staff said no they can not accommodate (we went at 5:30pm and more then half the restaurant was empty) so we were shocked that they could not accommodate this request. After a little discussion with our friends about leaving and going else where we were approached by Jaclyn and she said she will be more then happy to help us feel more comfortable and she will look into it. Within 5mins she came back and moved us to a different location. We stayed for 1.5hr and when we left the restaurant was still half empty. If it was not for the wonderful staff member Jacyln we would have sat at our seat and probably never came back due to horrible customer service. All in all we were happy with the food the half price Sunday/Monday wine bottles and the Brussel sprouts were 10/10 delicious probably the best I have tried. Our table host was also very attentive and polite. The two other ladies who worked the front door were not very welcoming or helpful!

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  13. courtneyj

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Our server was nice, but our reservation was 945 and we were told they were taking away our chairs while we were eating by 11pm. Originally at seating we were told we had 2 hours.

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  14. Michelle

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time at Lobby last night. Nicky, Kayla and Dolton really took great care of us and our girls table. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is top notch. We will be back

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  15. R2628

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The decor is very unique and beautiful and the cocktails are delicious. The food was okay but not amazing, especially for the cost. We were most disappointed by the fact that despite the fact we were only able to get a reservation at the bar there were many empty tables and when we sat down the hostess reminded us we could only stay for 2 hours, even though the restaurant was half empty and remained that way the entire time we were there. I understand this is common but it seemed unnecessary given the available space. Overall a nice place to grab a drink in Hamilton.

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  16. KeneishaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a reso at 8pm and was seated quickly! However, I could only make a reservation for the bar and I noticed that there were a couple tables in that section that were never occupied during my entire visit (was there for about 2 hours). So that was disappointing because I originally had a table booked for 7pm at a table but when I needed to change it to 8, it only gave me bar seating. Oh well. Mykola was our bartender/server for the evening and he made our stay at the bar worthwhile! Very attentive, friendly and you’re in for a show because he has great flair! Food was good. I had the steak with brussel sprouts and it came out on a wooden board, but I would’ve preferred the brussel sprouts to be in a side bowl as they would easily fall off the board when eating them! Overall good experience! It was very quiet for a Thursday night however, I’m sure it’s bustling on a Friday/Saturday night!

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  17. JaclynW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey drinks for what they were but food, venue and service were great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the 7 course Valentines Day dinner. We started with a bottle of red wine ($80) that was brought to the table already opened, which really should have been presented and opened table side. For food, the 1st course was literally 1 oyster and it might have been the smallest oyster they could find in the ocean. I’d be embarrassed to even bring that out and serve it. The 2nd course was barely any better, with two small shrimp served in a tacky Grey Goose glass. When a real course came out, the 6th, being the tenderloin steak, it was far overcooked. Overall, the food quality and portions were very dissapointing. I’ve never left a 7 course dinner hungry. However, the ambience and DJ were great. I’d return for drinks, but I’d eat elsewhere first.

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  19. Anonymous

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was mediocre. They were trying to do too much with the 7 course menu when they should have done a 4 or 5 course menu with more items in each course. Our server was great but it took a long time to be greeted and the food took forever to get.

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  20. JennyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a very elegant and pleasant ambiance. Definitely a great upscale place where I would love to go for cocktails and appetizers. The service was fantastic as well. The food was quite average for the price. I don’t know if I ever seen smaller oysters, the sea bass was good, however, the sauce was quite greasy. Would highly recommend for drinks and atmosphere and service, but not necessarily for food.

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  21. TinaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, decor was pretty. Brunch food was not great

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  22. TrishJ

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff. Service , food and vibe all great

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  23. Nicole

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty good, drinks delicious. There is a time limit of 2 hrs on the table unless you get bottle service. Nice ambiance and decor. I’ll definitely go back.

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  24. KarenSD

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were late to our reservation and the front desk was so kind about our mistake. We weren’t rushed at all and were able to enjoy our meal. Oysters were a little on the small side, both steaks were cooked perfectly (sirloin and tenderloin) and the tiramisu was light and delicious. The ambiance is warm and inviting and the service was good, not great. A little slow and more experience for the servers will elevate the experience. So nice to have a manager stop by for a check in. Lovely spot.

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  25. Jobu

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered pasta. It no taste and very undercooked. I like my pasta Aldente. But this pasta was very undercooked. Will not return.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre. Our server was great. Poor hospitality… in the process of purchasing more drinks and were asked to leave our table to make room for a new group at 10:30. Would have been nice to leave when we wanted to.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobby has great vibes, amazing food, outstanding cocktails Dalton and Kyra were amazing and attentive! Thank you Lobby for a great GNO💗

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  28. Kristin

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We went there for our date night for dinner, as the pictures showed a cool vibe, and we like to try new places each time. Unfortunately we were placed at a very small table in a corner (that already had 3 other couples) that barely had enough room for the two entree plates, plus our drinks, cutlery and sides; there was also a fake plant that kept getting in my face throughout dinner! The food was generally pretty good, cocktails were really good, and prices are what you’d expect for a trendy resto/bar/lounge. We did leave a good tip, as it wasn’t our servers fault, and she was honestly really nice. Ultimately though, where we were seated kinda ruined things for us, and made it so we didn’t actually want to stay for longer/more drinks, and left to check out somewhere else. To make matters worse, when we were leaving, the hostesses at the front apologized for « putting us at a bad table ». If they know it’s not an appropriate table for dinner, why put people there, when there were several other tables available? So overall - would not recommend for dinner, however looks like a cool place for cocktails.

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  29. RaymondA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!!! I had the striploin steak and it was honestly one of the best steaks ive had in hamilton. Absolutely beautiful atmosphere with great music, mature crowd and amazing cocktails!!! 11/10 would highly recommend this place. Its the hottest spot in the city

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  30. NEbra

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here with a small group of friends on a Thursday expecting it to be nothing sensational but I couldn’t be any more wrong. They had a wonderful DJ playing fantastic music, the servers put lots of effort into serving us, and the drinks and food were phenomenal. Seems like going here any day of the week pays off. Definitely coming back!

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  31. MichaelL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gem in Hamilton that really stands out. Really feels like you are not in Hamilton considering the quality and service will definitely need to come back and try some more menu items. Lamb chops were fantastic.

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  32. CarolynaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordana was our server and she was absolutely great! Checked in on us and gave good recommendations, will be back for sure.

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  33. TaylorF

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very blah I could make it at home it was a joke to put it nicely I did feel like I was eating at home and it was expensive for what it was our waitress was very nice and welcoming tho and the restaurant is very pretty how ever I would not recommend anyone go there for food I would just go for drinks

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  34. NicholeM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time at Lobby! The food was great, drinks were fun and fabulous and the atmosphere was amazing!

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  35. AllisonC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely impressed by Lobby Hamilton. Our server was bubbly, gave great recommendations and was very attentive. Food was delicious! Will definitely be back.

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  36. JayD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Food was delicious and great vibes. Especially liked the cocktails.

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  37. RayM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and a friend went for the opening night at 630pm. My first note is that when making an online reservation it states that on Saturdays starting at 8pm there is an age restriction, of 25 and up ONLY and that is a bit unfortunate (im 23) so I can’t go and experience the late night events at all. But upon going in, hosting staff was very friendly, the decor and furniture are all very nice. lighting and ambiance are very toronto-esque. Our servers name was Jordana and she was amazing. so attentive, nice, let us take our time with the menus. I can’t remember my drink name but it was made with gin, honey, lemon and egg whites and was really balanced and flavourful. to start we got the foccacia, smaller slice than i’ve had at some places but was only $6 so not unhappy with it. crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Our mains took a little bit longer to come out , I got the papardelle and my friend got the mortadella sandwich with cripsy frites, when the food arrived the sandwich didn’t come with the frites on the plate so we brought it to our servers attention and she fixed the problem right away (first night mistakes will happen so we understood) . Pasta was cooked well and the sauce was yummy. However the fries were not seasoned. The waitress had mentioned in the future the menu will expand so im looking forward to coming back and trying other items on the menu.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and vibe was fun. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great. The peanut butter pie was a good surprise to enjoy.

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Lobby - Hamilton is rated 4.1 stars by 38 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 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lobby - Hamilton

151 James St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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