Loondocks - Appleby Village Burlington

4.4
122 reviews
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Excellence in fine dining starts with a combination of fresh seasonal ingredients, refined culinary creativity and an uncompromising standard for quality. Chef Kevin and his elegant service team at Loondocks Appleby Village welcome you to enjoy our award winning cuisine featuring fresh and exciting culinary creations prepared from scratch. Enjoy a fine selection of wine while relaxing in our casual contemporary dining room with a true cottage-like atmosphere paying tribute to our Muskoka origins. We also feature a main level patio and a rooftop patio to enjoy those beautiful summer sunsets.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food. Would like to see more mid priced options.

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JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem of a restaurant. A smaller menu with great choices. Everything we had was delicious.

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KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The story is in the ratings. We found prices very high relative to other criteria as indicated.

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LE
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was fabulous. Everything (except the cranberry bread) is made in house. My friend and I shared the Halibut cakes (nice little kick to them) the pasta special (very tender, rich ravioli) and the cranberry sorbet. Half price wine on Thursday made it an exceptional reasonable evening out. Our server was attentive and delightful. Apparently they are closing in a couple of weeks to up their game on the décor, which currently doesn't do the food justice! Can wait to go back after the reno.

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AD
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a most enjoyable meal, start to finish. Cindy, our server, was excellent!!

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing & the presentation outstanding. Our server was top-notch. We'll definitely be going back, this coming weekend actually!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very enjoyable — good food and service.

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EF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good, the service was efficient and friendly and we were very happy with choosing this restaurant.

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LE
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food value was good with the Taste of Burlington $35 for appetizer, entree and dessert. 2 of the 4 of us got the chorizo vegetable soup - not much chorizo at all. Caesar salad was ok. We all had the attic chat and that was good. Dessert: 2 of the 4 ordered the sherbet which was good; however the other 2 had the double chocolate cheesecake which was a disappointment as it was a very small portion that turned out to be a good thing as it didn’t taste very good. The service could have been more prompt and personable throughout our experience. Two of us ordered tea (not prompted by the server) and then she did not ask the other two people, just walked away. Also we had a bottle of wine while another in about party had a glass of wine. We were never asked if we’d care for another drink. Wouldn’t hurry back.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Warm and helpful staff. Really enjoyed the evening

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WS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Presentation was great. Nice atmosphere.

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T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, not rushed. Most importantly the food was fabulous. I especially loved the saffron soup.

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j
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our first visit and will certainly return. Excellent food, service, ambience and value.

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Duck Wellington was marginal - flaked duck
gnocchi were great
service was friendly

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NG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was my third time at Loondocks. (2 lunches and one dinner) The food and service are amazing. (try a slice of cheesecake!) It's too bad they are hidden away in a plaza, as it may keep people from trying it. Because of the quality of the food, I rate this as high end dining.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, much of it quite unique, served by friendly people who seem to love what they do. The “Taste of Burlington” dinner experience was incredible value.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am so thankful for The Taste of Burlington as it is a great opportunity to try new restaurants in Burlington. I had not heard of Loon Docks until I searched it on the website for Taste.
We are so glad we went. My husband and I ate there Friday night. I love how the tables are not elbow to elbow. The food not only looked gorgeous but was not pretentious and felt very comforting. We were so full. Great value for the food. Service was great. I have already recommended it and we will be back. Thanks!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Server brought us the wrong apps then brought our dinner to the wrong table. Ambience was very mediocre for the price point. Expected more.

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NS
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!!!! This is a great dinner spot for proper, organic, fresh ingredients and simple food. Everything is made from scratch including their pastas. Compliments are all to the chef!!!! Who is also the owner. It was a great meal, and we are glad we decided to go here last minute as our usual spot was fully booked. This definitely is added to our list of favorite restaurants near by.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Dined here tonight and have lunched here may times. Dinner tonight was the daily soup (tomato - delicious) and goat cheese and sundried tomato stuffed chicken breast - sublime! and the halibut for my dining partner. Great meal, huge portions, so sadly no room for dessert.

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GD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A great way to end Valentine's Day.

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j
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice Valentine dinner. Ordered off the Valentine menu - very good value 5 course for $62
Salad was light and fresh; risotto was well prepared
My main course of Halibut was excellent

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic - a cut above the rest. The wait staff were all very friendly. And for a Sunday brunch, the atmosphere was very cozy and quiet.

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DG
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal.....great service....highly recommend!

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

everything was perfect! have been a few times before and will be going back. Not rushed and so nice to support small business that has quality and you can tell take pride in their business.

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food is not very good and not a good value. Need bigger portions for dinner, steak is 40 dollars and size of a loony not a good value

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We both had the halibut and it was amazing! Highly recommend!

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EB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had tapas. All were delicious. I wish there were a few more choices for mains at lunch. I would go back.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. Very good quality and flavours. The service was attentive without being overwhelming. Wines are a little steep pricing wise, but the ability to have the bottle corked to bring home helps a little. We would all return.

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OT
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

My wife and I like to try new places so we gave Loondocks a try. Older crowd there makes for a quiet night. Food is well priced but the menu is lacking. We’ll try it again in the summer and see if things get better.

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DP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Diverse menu, excellent meals, great wine, great service. The location is floor to ceiling glass on 2 sides and it is too cold to be comfortable. We had wear our coats.

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RA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing vegan “fine dining” quality. Chef has done an amazing job. Food was presented beautifully and tasted incredible.

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food. All at a very reasonable price.
We will be going back. :)

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JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We went to Loondock's for the first time to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a Tuesday night so it was very quiet. My daughter is vegan and has food allergies, however they have a menu specific for Vegans as well as vegaterians so was not an issue. The food was delicious -- we all ordered something different and we were all highly satisfied with the presentation and the taste-- it was outstanding. Plus each of our meals came to the table hot - which was awesome! Our server, Luciano (sp?) was excellent -- very friendly, not too imposing/interruping our conversation - -gave us excellent recommendations. We will definitely come back.

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PP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were very impressed with the food. I had Arctic Char while my wife had the filet and both meals were excellent

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RK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal tonight at Loondocks! Our table had Backed Brie and Halibut cakes to start, followed by the main dishes of Artic Char and the Filet Mignon. WOW! Excellent excellent excellent. Compliments to all the friendly staff! Check out this local gem!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food here is outstanding as well as the service. They have a great vegetarian menu also as well as gluten free options

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DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. I can recommend the duck wellington it was excellent.

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My brother, sister in law, sister and I took my 90 plus year old parents there on Sunday for a celebration. Our waitress was amazing, the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. My dad was thrilled with his steak frites! We will be going back!

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PP
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Four of us enjoyed our recent dinner at Loondocks. We all ordered different menu items and each of us were very pleased with our choices. I have been to Londocks twice before for lunch and found the portions small for the price. This was not the case at dinner. Portions were generous and priced well. We will return.

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