Take Five Bistro

4.7
631 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Windsor's finest steaks, chops,
and seafood.

At Take Five Bistro, we're proud to support the local economy. All of our meat and produce is grown and raised in Ontario to ensure our customers are getting the finest and freshest ingredients possible.

Co-Owners and Chefs, Paul Sauve and Cody Northgrave, are committed to providing quality service and a cozy atmosphere, with great food, friendly staff and a full, licensed bar.

Browse our menus online and then join us to find out why Windsor's finest steaks, chops and seafood can only be found at Take Five Bistro.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: Dinner: 5pm - 10pm.
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(519) 962-2991
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Between Langlois and Marion
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 631 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A cozy place that can get quite loud when full.
The table I requested was not available when we arrived. Was seated in another room where my view was a wall.

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NJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal service and food.
The restaurant was busy and therefore loud. This did not disturb myself nor my friend, however may pose a issue for select patrons.

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BO
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very professional service and great food. Third visit and will be back.

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SW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Take 5 Bistro a number of times. Always have had an excellent dinner and fantastic experience. Definitely among the finest places to eat in Windsor. We enjoyed ourselves very much and their choice menu is a great value as well. Definitely would recommend Take 5 to anyone for a worderful meal and great time. Love the vibe!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We did not have a good experience at this restaurant. I had booked a table for my husbands birthday. Our reservation was for 7 pm and we arrived about 5 minutes before 7. After being seated our waiter brought our waters and left the table. He did not come back and proceeded to take other orders even for those who came in after us. By 7:30 my husband lost his patience we left to go to another restaurant. I was disappointed that our waiter did not communicate at all with us to let us know the situation, as we would have been understanding. I hope they can resolve this staffing issue.

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Best steak, seafood, and pasta around!

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently amazing food with great service. Take Five never disappoints.

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F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and service, but too cramped. Tables are way too close together.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent dinner for our 44th Anniversary. Just perfect from the server to our delicious food. Excellent chef. Can’t wait to go back. We will definitely tell all of our friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were greeted with a pleasant hello and seated immediately. Our waiter was very informative explaining the specials and menu and very attentive throughout our stay. We were not rushed and felt at home. The food was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit to Take Five Bistro. It was just as great the second time! My husband ordered the white cheddar and bacon filet. It melted in your mouth with a side of mac and cheese. I ordered the peppercorn crusted NY strip with the potato croquette. It was delicious as well. We will definitely be back again!

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CV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One the best restaurant in Windsor for quality of food and ambiance.

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i
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Evening started off poorly, waiter scott completely abandoned us and when we called him over he got upset, seems asking for a glass of wine was too much to ask, had to have owner take him off our table and was replaced by Adrian who did a much better job and helped save the evening

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb- elegant and paced to our liking

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here at the recommendation from several friends and coworkers. Was not disappointed. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and always served us with a smile. The Prix Fixe menu is outstanding for a weeknight out. We celebrated our anniversary and I can't wait to to back. Escargot to start was amazing especially with the warm bread and whipped garlic butter served before the meal. I got the beef tips and my wife got the New York steak. Dessert was phenomenal.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were superb! We went for our anniversary and heard many excellent recommendations for this restaurant, and it definitely did not disappoint!

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with charm and character. Great food, great service and great value.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We were seated in the back room area, which I had never been seated before, and I have to say, it was quite tight and due to the kitchen door being next to us, it was very loud. We ordered salad that came quickly, but our entrees came 20 mins after, which was far too long. I ordered the filet and prawns. My filet came medium well, when I specified for it to be medium rare, and my shrimp was so charred from being barbecued, I had to peel away the skin to enjoy it (it states in the description that the shrimp were sautéed in garlic butter and lemon which was not what I received). My scallop potatoes were also cold. My boyfriends meal was okay, so he was happy. I have to be honest, due to the price of my entree, it would have been nice for it to be cooked properly and as advertised. Unfortunately disappointed, so we will not be back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing every time we go! The steak is absolutely the best. This restaurant should be packed every night of the week!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! Excellent food, excellent service. Will definately be back.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great environment, great food and really good drinks . Good service and good price considering how good the food was . 9/10 overall.

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CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food. Collin was a great waiter. Only flaw was we had reservations for 7 pm but didn’t get seated until 7:35. Would have been nice to get a complimentary drink while we waited. Other than that it is an amazingly delicious restaurant

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SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good food..

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MW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional steaks and service. Bistro soup was surprisingly flavourful. We will be back!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Our first time and our waiter was not the greatest, we asked how much a dish would be that was not on the menu, he told us he would come back to let us know, he didn't and just brought out the dish without us knowing how much it cost. Then the risotto, he thought we asked for no mushrooms, so he told the chef and he put Prosciutto instead. We were not impressed because we wanted the mushroom in our risotto. Overall the food is great but if we come back I definitely do not want that waiter.

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TD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service and availability for a quick reservation was appreciated

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KG
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

First the good----food was excellent! Fresh hot bread, both entrees were excellent. However, the poor service overshadowed thefood. We had a 6:15 dinner reservation and had to find someone to seat us once we arrived. After finally being seated at 6:30, we let the waiter know that we needed to get in and out quickly as we had tickets to attend a concert at Caesar's Colosseum. The waiter indicated to us that he would work as quickly as he could to accomodate us, but (1) they were extremely busy, and (2) they were shorthanded on staff. He took our drink orders (water only),indicated bread would arrive soon and let us know that in order to get the quickest service that ordering from the Prixe Fixe menu was not advised (that was our original intent). We ordered from the main menu, entrees only. After 30 minutes (now 7pm) we had only received water, and had to call over the waiter a few times before our bread finally arrived at 7pm. Our entrees arrived at 7:15pm, we had to eat quickly,since there was limited communication on the status of our meals and we didn't have the opportunity to go somwhere else. We watched as the 3 waiters hurriedly delivered meals to other frustated customers. Our waiter emphatically apologized for the delays indicating that it was a busy night with significantly more customers than on a normal Tuesday night and there weren't enough waiters to accommodate the patrons.

Concerns:
Why would a restaurant that is in Windsor near the Colosseum not aware of the nights when there are concerts and anticipate and staff for a heavier crowd? Also,why would the restaurant accept dinner reservations for more people than they have waiters to accommodate appropriately? That is poor management and only sets customers up for the poor experience that we had with the potential to not return in the future.

The waiter was not penalized and received an appropriate gratuity given that it wasn't his fault and did the best that he could given the circumstances.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Place was jam packed. Tables are very close together. Service was achingly slow. My beef was lukewarm and stringy.

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TJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time, dining at this Bistro. We had heard that the food was very good. We were not disappointed. The Waiter attended to us immediately, said he would take good care of us and he most certainly did. We were very happy with the size of the bistro. This made for a great atmosphere. We like the idea that the reservations are staggered and this provided us with fresh and delicious, hot food. The waiter was friendly, very helpful and a great asset to your business. We will definitely be back and will pass the good word on to all of our friend's.. T& J..

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very noisy. Tables too jammed. Food was good and service.

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TD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was fantastic!!!! It was a little too pricy on the bottles of Cammus especially when two were purchased!!!!

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P
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Dining should be a memorable experience. This was not.
The Salmon Tacos was excellent. The balance of the meal was average. Cold entree and bland average steak. The Lobster MAC had not taste. And no decaf coffee!!!!

Adrian was excellent. Very attentive and apologized for the long wait for dinner.

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VG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!
ONLY "criticism" is if you want a more quiet table, make a reservation for the back if it's available. (If it's not still go anyway - you won't be disappointed) This place is busy because it's SO amazing, thus the front can be a bit loud. Worth waiting till not peak times to get a table in the back if you need something more intimate.
EVERYTHING here is STELLAR. You HAVE to try this place! Best steak in the city bar none!

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak I've ever had! Atmosphere was also amazing and the staff knew what they were doing. Five out of five.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing all around. Food was incredible. Service was fantastic. Very romantic atmosphere. Perfect date night place.

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Went two weeks prior and loved it so decided to take my husband in. Unfortunately he has no desire to return. Our waiter didn't give a damn about us. We seldom saw him as he was more concerned waiting on a bigger table. We waited forever for bread. Even longer for our salads. The steak was ok. Parts were very tough. Anyway it was not a good Anniversary dinner.

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ND
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Italian food! Intimate setting in the back, stellar ambience. Front of restaurant more for conversation and to enjoy all company.

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice experience. Our server was outstanding and knowledgeable. Our thanks to him.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down my favourite restaurant! Amazingly tasty local food/drinks, friendly and informative staff.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had heard they cooked a great steak and I was not disappointed, it was the best steak I ever had. Everything we ordered was perfect and our waiter Adrian was absolutely fantastic, cant wait to go back .

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