Nique Restaurant

4.6
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149 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Fusion / Eclectic
NIQUE is not just a restaurant.
IT'S A FAMILY OF YOUNG, PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS EAGER TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS WITH A DYNAMIC AND WELCOMING EXPERIENCE.
We think our approach to food and drink is inherently Canadian.

Not because we serve beavertail poutine with maple syrup gravy (we don't serve this), but because our menu is a cultural mosaic.

This nod to Canadian culture allows us to be both approachable and adventurous.

We believe that by giving people delicious food in a comfortable environment, we can foster a strong community and a sense of home that will surprise and delight you.
What 149 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went to Nique because I wanted to try a new place. Had brunch this past Sunday - service was good, coffee was okay(very expensive $5), even if it is bottomless. Ordered the regular eggs Benedict. Fries were tasty, pea meal bacon was very good, hollandaise sauce was incredibly buttery, tasted like movie theatre popcorn butter, one poached egg was cooked great, the second was hard. I still enjoyed the breakfast and I think I will try Nique again for dinner.

MM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

First visit for brunch and we enjoyed the menu options including vegan, and the prompt friendly service. Eggs benedict had an excellent hollandaise, the black bean burger was well seasoned and the chicken and waffles were rich and satisfying. Delicious and a great start to a sunny Sunday.

NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, service was outstanding and very knowledgeable.

ME
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was tremendously over salted. We could not finish our dishes, even though we still had appetite. This has never happened to us before, at any other restaurant. Perhaps the cook was off his game the night we were there? We got home and drank gallons of water.

Also, if you are out for a romantic/quiet night, as we were, the ambience may not suit you. They were playing popular music and classic rock at what was for us, trying to converse, a level that was just a little too loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Not a lot of options of wine by the glass.
Very good service and atmosphere.
The music was awesome. They were playing classic 1990s hip hop. The mood was great.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hey there! Thanks for the kind words! We were wondering what you were looking for by the glass, as of this weekend we has 2 sparklings, 7 whites, 5 reds, a sake and a sherry all available by the glass and not sure what else you were looking for! If there's something by the bottle that you wish we had by the glass, we are always happy to open something up for ya. Let us know at nicolas@niquerestaurant.ca

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the the service and the ambiance was excellent.

RR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great service! Wonderful place for brunch.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was terrific. Went for brunch and they had a nice variety of items on the menu so everyone had options. The restaurant is lovely inside, rustic but elegant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was here for buck a shuck, the oysters were grand service were top notch

N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to go with your girlfriends. Food is really good. Found the drinks expensive

DD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch with non-profit volunteer friends from Burlington. They were amazed with the quality of the food and our server - Ashley who gave immediate attentive, was professional, cheerful, helpful.
My friends were impressed with Nique. I first came to Nique with friends prior to the Opera at the suggestion of Jay Grayden. At that time my husband has a fabulous hamburger! Thanks for a successful lunch.

HS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location just off James. Amazing chicken waffles and homemade humus and rosemary fries. I’ve been back a few times.

MJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

LP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Wait times for staff were much too long. Our drink menu was taken away before we were done with it. We waited much to long for the server each time. The tables were so close we were sitting in the coats of the people next to us. We could hardly fit through the middle of the tables.
Expensive for what you get.

N
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, drinks were great. Tried the pork chop and the thai red snapper lettuce wraps. Next time, would love to go back to try a few more of the great sounding apps!

E
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. I accidentally booked for the night prior and the manager worked with me to get it for the right date. The wait staff was awesome. The food was incredible. The cocktails were amazing.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting! It's guests like you that make our job worth doing. See you again soon!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great! Thank you!

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 18, 2020

The pleasure was ours! We'll see you again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Be our guest again soon, it's such a pleasure to have you!

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly server, and a really cool atmosphere! Love Nique!

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us, we love you too! Ask for Nicolas next time, I'd love to say hello and introduce myself and make sure you are once again well taken care of!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Wanted to go here on friend recommendation a bit disappointed frankly
For higher end prices I expected higher end cuisine, a more varied menu and ambience... it was okay but not worth a return visit

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hey, I'm sorry that our menu isn't what you were expecting. Always happy to have you swing in for a drink sometime if our food wasn't your cup of tea; maybe try our lunch or brunch menus that are a bit different!

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TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent udon and salmon, and Thai red snapper. Service was excellent, and ambiance was nice, just a bit too loud - music could be down a bit. Overall, very nice experience.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us! Join us again for lunch or dinner soon!

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b
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice, as per usual. Friendly, kind, attentive staff. Service is impeccable. The music was a bit loud, it was difficult to have a conversation without shouting... but overall another good experience.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hey, thanks so much for your review. This concrete room can really take off sometimes (especially later in the evening) but we try and keep it fun. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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HV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place
One of my favourite places to go in Hamilton

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you so much, we will continue to do everything in our power to stay your favourite! Ask for Nicolas next time and introduce yourself, we'd love to do something nice for your continued support.

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HM
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and great food as usual. Brought friends with us to experience their first meal at Nique and they loved it as much as we do. We were off for the holidays so took advantage of being off on a Thursday to enjoy half price wine. Love that the menu has vegetarian options and that gluten free and dairy free can be accommodated.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, Holly! We love our plant-based options especially when they are more exciting than just salad (though we make a tasty salad too). Introduce yourself next time, I'd love to take care of you again soon, ask for Nicolas!

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A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very underwhelmed with their NYE. They advertised buck a shuck and were sold out by 2100 along with their normal Tuesday night deals. They also advertised 1/2 price bottles of wine which they did indeed have but did not seem to be that much of a deal especially since the bottle we had was definitely not a 70$ bottle of wine at regular price. We have been before and have found the food decent and always what we expected. Mostly bummed about the lack of oysters, especially since they had specific rules about NYE and cancellations etc. You'd think they would know how many people were coming and would have had more oysters on hand for this "promo" on a busy night. Probably won't be back as there are many other places to check out.

Nique Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hey Alana, who would've thought people would eat that many oysters! We did our best to keep everything in stock but alas by 9pm we had already done four turns of the room. I can promise you that no bottles of wine were inflated for half price bottles, in fact we offer half priced bottles every Thursday night. I owe you a plate of oysters some Monday for our weekly buck-a-shuck. Email me nicolas@niquerestaurant.ca!

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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance, the food, the excellent service. Will definitely go back.

JG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered 4 appetizers to share between the two of us and a couple drinks.
Everything was really delicious.
Our server was also very nice & personable.
Would recommend trying this place out.

HS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great wine selections.

b
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The beef cheek was unreal. The gentlemen (wine sommelier) who answered my Question was so helpful. He brought a really great wine from Portugal which he suggested based on my
Recent travels. Wonderful experience, beautiful ambiance and the food was delicious.

T
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Delicious food. Our server appeared impatient, lacked engagement and came across as unfriendly.

B
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was great. Wonderful server. Only thing wrong was we had invited a few older friends to have lunch with us and we were given a table with benches, nothing to support their backs. We asked for another table as they would not be able to have their brunch comfortably without regular chairs with back support. We waited for a table, but even though the party had paid, they were not ready to leave the table they wanted to give us. We finally asked for two tables to be push together so we could go on with our lunch. Next time, ask for a table with regular chairs when we make our reservation.

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and great service. Sound really travels so they could use some sound buffers in the ceilings. Hard to hear the person sitting across from you at brunch. Ambiance aside from this is really nice though. I would go again.

FL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We liked it a lot. Very creative and accommodating. Food and service was great

JC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for breakfast! Met some friends and had some brunch and a cocktail! Made a wonderful Dark & Stormy! The Eggs Benedict was delicious. The staff are friendly and a lot of fun. Will return!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! The food was amazing. Served hot. Love the collections of beers. Overall a great place to get together with friends, on a date, or even yourself 💙

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again Nique was amazing the service and food is some of the best I’ve had. Can’t wait to go back.

B
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptionally good. Had the fried chicken. Best we’ve ever had. Cocktails were very good as well. Would highly recommend.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Cant wait for next date night to come back

TB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a good meal and a good time on Saturday night. Craft style bar food.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

$2 fried chicken on Tuesdays is excellent. Overall Nique is a cool spot to hang out with great food and friendly service.