Loondocks - Appleby Village Burlington

4.6
517 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Chef Kevin and his wife Brittany invite you to Loondocks, a casual fine dining experience with industry leading standards for both food quality and service. Loondocks cuisine is made fresh, from scratch, using only the highest quality ingredients. The menu features creative French and Italian variations, using mostly local seasonal Canadian ingredients. Also offering an extensive wine list, and a creative seasonal cocktail selection. Loondocks features a bar / lounge area, a warm and cozy main dining room, with fireplace, and two patios including a breathtaking roof-top lounge with great views of the sunset.

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What 517 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food! Great service. We will definitely be back!

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NancieM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great location and comfortable decor.
Servers were attentive but not overwhelming and well prepared.
Prefer a little time between apps and main fish so had to deter the server a bit.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had excellent service. It was our 50th anniversary so the waitress brought us a small glass of bubbly - nice touch. the meal was fresh and we did not have to wait for hours for it (they only have a 2 hour window due to Covid). We enjoyed our meal and our wine within the two hours.

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Appletree
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the jazz music playing that lent to the ambience. The food and service were great.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

food was just ok, not worth the price point, ambience was weird, dessert felt store bought

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kmark
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancè and I had an amazing time. I mentioned in the comments that it was our anniversary and Leslie and staff made sure it was special. My fiancè and I were very pleased and happy as we were originally sat at a small table and the waitress before Leslie arranged for. Us to be moved without any trouble. Amazing service and food! The gnocchi and risotto was delicious!

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vipRobert
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time at Loondocks. The upper patio is excellent. A really nice atmosphere. Our food was excellent. My wife had the veal chop and I the beef. Both were amazing. My wife had the goat cheese and beet salad and said it was one of the best ever. My only thing would be a broader selection of apps...like crab cakes instead of fish cakes. Excellent meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our first visit to Loondocks and it was excellent! Loved the rooftop patio. Our food was amazing and great service!

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Roshou
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food made with lovely fresh ingredients. The staff that we interacted with were very friendly, professional, and courteous. They seemed happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and it was overall a wonderful evening.
Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

We went on a Wednesday- maybe it was a sous chef but all meals had an issue. Warned them it was a 80th bday, nothing really offered to us for that (would have been happy to pay)

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Cosmo
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

Food & service was very good. However the decor & ambiance was on the lower end…similar to a low end restaurant. I felt the prices were too high based on the overall experience.

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IngridM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, absolutely perfect lunch on the rooftop patio. The food, the service, the ambiance....everything is always perfect at Loondocks. I try to enjoy a weekly meal with a friend here and the food and service are consistently excellent from week to week with all the servers. I highly recommend this Burlington gem!

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KristenK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First date night since Covid, the restaurant followed all Covid rules and even called before hand to make sure we had everything so we won’t be turned away.

I absolutely loved the menu! It made it every hard to pick since everything sounded amazing. We decided to try the halibut cakes and mussels. Both were fantastic the saffron cream sauce for the mussels were to die for and they even brought us extra bread to soak it all up(I was eating it with a spoon)
For dinner we had the Shrimp Risotto (it was mushroom based which I don’t care for but did try quite a few bites of it anyways) I had the rack of lamb.. omg to die for!! Lambs was a perfect mid-rare and so tender! Sauce was delicious and veggies and potatoes complimented the dish.
Overall it was one of the best dinners I’ve ever had in a long time, I was trying to book the Keg but was booked and I am so happy it was, this was much better and the same price the keg would be. Next time I want to try the Poached Pear salad and Arctic Char.

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NikkiD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loondochs is a lovely surprise in the midst of a plaza. I had eaten at the restaurant when it was in Port Carling and both the food and the service do not disappoint. I recommend that you give this gem a try.

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lovedininginburlington
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

My only critique would be that ambience could be improved but I do understand with the current Covid restrictions that tables have to be spaced apart so that may be difficult. I have been twice in the past 2 months, food was delicious, service was excellent. I would have liked my water glass refilled but that was minor compared to the attentive service. Thank you!

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JosieD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. I have never had a bad experience. I will go back multiple times. It is a great place to celebrate special occasions or if you just want a nice dinner out. A must restaurant to visit

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ubjc007
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic and service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2 of us are here for our first time and celebrating a birthday meal. Leslie was wonderful from start to finish and her service was top notch helpful and perfect in every way. Food was Perfect times to perfection and quality,taste portion control and perfectly seated by the fireplace. I will be back Nany times
Gary and Janet

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JenniferH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a pleasure to dine at our favourite Burlington restaurant. So very glad that the owners have been able to weather the storm of COVID and continue to offer great food at the same reasonable prices.

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IngridM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect afternoon on a beautiful and quiet patio! Love the rooftop patio! I don't hear cars or smell fumes. The food is always delicious at Loondocks and the service delightful. I try to go as often as I can!

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SMRCW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and our server Britney was outstanding.

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ricka
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Menu selection was great. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend

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XavierL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoy our Anniversary diner, great vegetarian menu also

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vipSadie
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not my first time at Loondocks and as with every other time I was blown away by the service and food. May was attentive without being intrusive and tended to us so well. Truly a delight to talk with. Her cocktails are fabulous! I highly recommend the salted caramel espresso martini!

The food; halibut cakes, poached pear salad, and filet mignon were wonderful. Lovely flavours and our steaks were cooked to perfection. I highly recommend anyone try them of you haven't yet you won't regret it.

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vipMonicaW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. !
Incredible staff . Super welcoming , knowledgeable
and enthusiastic .

Great ambiance and decor
Oh did I mention the food ?
Nice selection of choices and a separate Vegetarian vegan
menu with delicious choices .
Great presentation , flavours and creative
All around a super spot

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McSteve
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate on the rooftop patio. The food was excellent! The service was very friendly too!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service. The risotto and artic char were both delicious and tasty! Halibut cake was awesome too. You must visit this restaurant!

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IngridM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loondocks never disappoints! The rooftop patio is so nice and quiet, the food delicious, the service excellent.... I always look forward to returning.

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Bill
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Pork loin was excellent! Select and taste of desserts were great

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Kerry
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable first visit. Food was outstanding, service great and the rooftop patio was perfect.

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HELENAP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was excellent but very small proportions ....Also wojld prefer to be offered 9 oz of wine not a 6oz since i dont want to buy a bottle ....as the orices are higher then a wine shop !!!

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ireneh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food excellent service. They were totally accommodating for a gluten free menu. The flour fre chocolate was amazing.

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Coach17
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good meal and excellent service, only real negaitve thing was the menu was slightly limited.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely outside dinner. Love the menu choices. Great service. Cheers!

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Sandyg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch on the rooftop patio. Halibut cakes were delish. Thomas our server was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back.

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vipAnneB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice setting and good food. No complaints. Would return.

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ValC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the rooftop patio! Ambiance is lovely and music is calming and perfect noise level. Dinners are so creative, delicious and perfect portion size, not too big or small. A fav dining spot of ours!

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LeeanneC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience! It was our anniversary and food, service and rooftop patio was lovely!! Definitely go back.

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NancyC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. We definitely will be back.

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PenelopeS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for lunch, it was the first time we had been to Loondocks. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We took advantage of good weather and dined on the street level outdoor patio. The interior is inviting and it will be great once the rooftop patio is open.
We will definitely eat here again.

FAQs

Loondocks - Appleby Village Burlington is rated 4.6 stars by 517 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.