State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Hamilton

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CAN$30 and under
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At State & Main we believe in intersections. We celebrate the crossing of paths. We herald the spot where one road meets another. We toast the mash ups that create new things. Because at State & Main we live for connections. Connections between old friends and new acquaintances, and great food and good times. Since we opened our doors in 2012, there’s been craft beers and cocktails at the bar, reimagined scratch-made favourites on the menu and great tunes filling our easygoing atmosphere. And all for the purpose of bringing the best things in life together in one perfect place. This is that place. With over 20 locations across Canada and the US, State & Main offers the fresh made, hand-crafted food our guests expect coupled with an inviting beer and spirits line-up to quench any and every thirst. So we say, when you find yourself at a crossroads, sit back, order a drink, ponder the menu and make a connection at State & Main.
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4.4
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4.2
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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A female wait staff stated that she would bring us two waters ... the water did not come.

The Novemburger requires a minimum of two napkins. Why did the wait staff not check in on us so we could request extra napkins and the waters that were promised.

The Novemburger was disappointing... the balsamic glaze too strong for my taste. Personal preference... hats off to the chef because it likely will be a favorite with many others.

My wife's grilled cheese burger was outstanding.

All in all, we had a good hour of conversation with food and drinks between us.

BM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there....we’ll be back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab service and food! We are regulars!

OT
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Mac and Cheese and it was good. Eating outside was a nice experience.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very happy with our service. Our waiter went out of his way. Even brought birthday cake for our friend.

F
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Innovative menu, tasty food and great staff. Seriously, you cant go wrong with this place. Also, not extremely costly either. Good Food, Good Prices, Good Staff. So enjoyable.

DR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Music extremely loud.

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to State & Main on Upper James Street in Hamilton during Happy Hour . The meal and drink deals were terrific and the food was delicious and the service was absolutely great !

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday
Food was great
Service was great

MF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Food. Nice Service. Sat outside at the Patio..

FL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Its always a great experience at this location. Food and atmosphere is great. Always very friendly service, but our table was a bit restless because entres took almost an hour from the time of ordering to get to the table. It might have been busy in the kitchen and we understand this sometimes happens.

LF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service ..efficient & our server knew his stuff when it came to ingredients..as a celiac i was put at ease that i would have nothing to worry about & the risks were made clear without making me feel bad about having celiac ..only negative is that there is no desert options for gfree ..not cool ..there are plenty of options out there that are easy to prepare creme brulee ..jello ..icecream ..flourless choc cake ..even m& m has a tuxedo cake you should have on hand for allergy ootions

LD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always great and so many options for vegetarians. And the wait staff are always so friendly and helpful! One of my favourite spots for sure.

KA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

State & Main has a huge menu to choose from and the food is excellent. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. Food arrived quickly and was fresh tasting.

RF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was tasty and came out in a timely manner. The service was great from start to finish. We didn’t feel rushed at all.

BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and good food.The sprouts are awesome!

DT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Would recommend State and Main. But would advise not to order their State Drinks. |Each of us ordered and no one enjoyed their drink. Only downfall to our visit

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

This was recommended to me but it was so so! The food was ok, the service was great! Our table was small and stuck against a wall. When I come from out of town I expect abit of a WOW which this restaurant was lacking!!

RT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is really good and Thursday night half price wine is a no brainer. Great atmosphere for a group of friends

h
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good. You need to introduce a birthday dessert that is complimentary

KC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was to our satisfaction except when the waitress asked if we wanted any alcoholic beverages before taking our order and 1 person responded no she left and did not inquire with anyone else as to what our preference was. There were a couple of us who had reviewed the wine list and were ready to order

DB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We waited nearly an hour to receive our food after ordering. Other tables of patrons who arrived 20 mins after us received their food prior to us. We were told there was some problem in the kitchen. However the manager came over to apologize and offered us a discount on our meal and free desserts. This gesture goes a long way with me and for that reason I would not only recommend this restaurant but I would return. I realize s**t happens but it's when someone owns up to it and makes it better that brings people back.

BM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and good food. Love those Brussels sprouts. Friendly wait staff.

UM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

We were seated quickly and greeted by our waitress who was very friendly and got our drinks quickly. Food was ok but the Hollywood Bowl was not what I was expecting based on the menu description. Not as much protein as you would think for an entree. Overall it was pleasant and I will go back to try something different.

FF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Open Table overbooked the restaurant by 5 reservations by the time we arrived and the said not receive ours. I even showed the app and verified the date, time and address. The were really good about it and fit us in. However they mentioned this happens frequently. Perhaps Open Table should look into this.

VC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was steaming hot, atmosphere incredible and the wait staff was on the ball. We’ve been a few times for date nights and has never been disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

made a reservation late afternoon as we knew we would be passing by Hamilton area made a reservation for 730pm on open table. chose to sit in dining area low tables. We arrived at the restaurant at 7:20pm and were told by the gal at the front desk that she was told by "someone" that we had cancelled. I said well that is us right there on your ipad and she said she had marked us as cancelled. She said no worries ill get you a table. we were seated in the high tables in a bar section. it was very loud and not the greatest experience. the food however was very good but there was a part or something in the table behind us so although my husband and I were right across from each other we could not have a conversation and actually hear each other.
I think had we been seated in the area we reserved it may have been another experience. we also had the ultimate dining car with the bonus card, we were told that the restaurant doesn't offer any specials wit the ultimate dining card bonus card, only to find out when we got home they actually do.
The food however was very good, I think if they get their service up to par may get more returning guests

GR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall good food, decent prices. Food was a little slow arriving, about 45 minutes from order to table

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I’ve noticed after my last couple of visits that the portions have been cut with their meals. Today was an even bigger disappointment when my food came out room temperature. I usually have a great experience here, but I’m wondering if new management has taken over because things have changed.

SM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holly our waitress was great! Excellent food selection, will be eating there again.

RC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a nice time. Holly was our server and she was very pleasant. We really enjoyed ourselves. The sweet potato fries were great!

CO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, waitress was fantastic (think her name was Gina...?) 6:00pm on Valentine’s Day. Seated at booth in bar where Dorothy is on the wall. Will be back!

JR
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have be coming here since it opened and have never been disappointed! I have dietary restrictions and always have to make modifications and State and Main always gets it right! I love their chicken wrap and their chicken club. Hubby loves their Pacific Rim bowl (loaded with yummy stuff). The servers are very friendly and very accommodating! I highly recommend this place!

CH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the Bang Bang Shrimp appetiser which was awesome! Really good portion size for sharing. Meal was good, I had fish tacos and my husband had a teriyaki bowl.

BN
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The noise level was a bit too much, couldn’t hear my friend very well.

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and the value was good. We had made a reservation but when we arrived the table that they gave us was not very comfortable so they moved us to the bar area. This was fine but I thought that with a reservation we would have been given a nicer table. Server was excellent and the food was very good.

DG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Must have been an off night . Usually good here . Food was cold and over cooked mush. Out of their house Red ale. Waitress was awesome and comped the bill. I will give this place a miss next time .

JR
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming here for a few years. Great staff, great food and cheerful atmosphere. Price are on par with most other bar and grill places. Definitely recommend!

KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

a
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

arrived @510 1st in line, waited 10 min to be seated
asked for water with lemon, got the water
late arrival asked for water, and again when food came
asked for utensils after food arrived
ate about 3 tbsp of teriyaki rice bowl, just didn't like the flavour

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