Take Five Bistro

4.6
571 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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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Neighbourhood
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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 571 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very good food

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

Had a problem with food and it was corrected right away with no problem.
Great service and lots of local flavor

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TC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I ordered the 9 oz filet and it was so tender and buttery, tasted like it could melt in my mouth. Love the atmosphere, romantic, nice back ground music. Great service.

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RJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will go back soon. It was very good. (Thanks.)

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BO
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were very pleased with the excellent service and fine food. Everyone was very professional and were there to please. Great experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pretty pricey but worth the price for sure. Everything was great

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always reliable and well price. Atmosphere is dark enough and small enough to be romantic without feeling crammed in.

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AH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Steak Dinner & service was also top notch

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WR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak I've had in a long time.. beautiful mixed appetizer plate, flawless service from Adrian

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ED
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Never had a bad meal here.
Steaks are always cooked perfectly.
Menu is getting pricey.
$45 for a fillet with a spoonful of Dungenous crab.
For that $ would expect the whole crab.

Will still go back though, food is amazing.

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NT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love that the food was all local ingredients! I had The steel neptune @ $45 (little steep) which was two 4oz medallions stacked on top of a lightly crusted whipped mashed potato. The veggies were delish-while large carrots, Brussels sprouts and asparagus.
The AAA meat was to die for however the steak on the bottom was over done. I asked for med. It was well done BUT!!! Wait!!! Because the meat was aged 28 days and tastes amazing...soft like butter soooooo fabulous...it didn't matter! I gave the feedback positively as O got to try one steal med and one well done.
We will be back! I highly recommend this restaurant. Out server was perfect! So professional..not trying to be our best friend but perfectly friendly. You can tell his is experienced. Perfect service and very knowledgeable! Thank you Scott!!
My parents actually recommend Scott!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10/10 would go again, compliments to the chef !!!!

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful however my husband and I went to celebrate our Anniversary and was hoping for a quiet evening well that wasn’t the case. We were put at a table in the back of the restaurant and everyone sitting back there were loud, drink and obnoxious so that pretty much ruined our night. Food was very tasty, service was great

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v
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best experience we’ve had in years. Food was fantastic, we will be back!

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F
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is now the best high end restaurant in Windsor. Our server Scott was attentive and fantastic. Try the salmon nachos! We had steaks, salmon and chicken between 4 of us and everyone said it was amazing.

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KF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I received a gift card for this restaurant and we decided to use it for our anniversary. We made a reservation on a Saturday night and I was glad we did because the place was packed. The food was delicious! The French Onion Soup was amazing! I think it was the brandy!

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so easy to book on line. We were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The service was great and the food outstanding. The steak was perfectly cooked and the seasonal vegetables were tender crisp. The ambiance was great. We were so pleased we had chosen this restaurant.

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RG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Every thing was very good. Perhaps cut back on the salt a wee bit, the scallop potatoes were excellent , but remember that cheese itself has alot of salt in it.Seasoning on steak (salt ) was a little high,however it was nice and tender. The salads good portion and creative.

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AS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Service from Scott was fantastic!!! Meal was delicious!!

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PH
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Usually we have a good experience but the wait was excessive. The appetizers were a little slower coming to the table but then there was over an hour wait for the mains. There didn’t seem to be anyone in charge or willing to take charge. We were not told about any delay and the waiter didn’t keep us informed. There was no offer of compensation for the slow service. Total time was almost 3 hours. Servers are good but the kitchen can’t keep pace. This seems to be getting worse with our last few visits.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We have dined at Take Five Bistro many times. As usual, the food and service were very good. There were two major drawbacks to our experience on August 26/18. The noise from loud music coupled with the noise from a group in the back room made difficult to carry on a conversation with each other during our meal. We grew weary of asking each other to repeat what was said. Also the lighting was very poor making it difficult to read the menu and the credit card machine. We have not experienced this previously. Next time we will ask for a table closer to the front of the restaurant to dim the noise factor. Perhaps the dim lighting was due to an active air conditioning system for which we were grateful.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner group recently visited Take Five Bistro. Some of us were repeat customers while others were first time diners there. Everyone was equally impressed. The food was fresh and delicious, cooked to perfection. From steaks to pasta to fish, every one enjoyed their selections. We will definately be back and were anxious to spread the word on what a great restaurant we had visited. Thanks again staff at Take Five. It was our pleasure to have dined with you.
Spoons Dinner Club

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KD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have a new favourite restaurant!!! We were so very pleased with this property and enjoyed ourselves immensely!!

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GP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was with a friend I hadn’t seen for months. Waiter Scott was very nice...very accommodating and so helpful. We loved the entire meal!!!! Would highly recommend Take Five.
Thanks for such great food!!!!
Gisele

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DB
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were looking for another steak place, In Windsor and we have found it! Prix-Fixe menu is awesome! We ordered the 7oz New York Strip and it is one of the best steaks we have had in Windsor! We definitely will be back! We highly recommend this place! Our server Scott was very good! Thank you for a lovely dinner!

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k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my GF for her birthday weekend and trying to do something different and looking for a nice spot with a great menu in Windsor, and Take Five Bistro definitely lived up to it. Great restaurant, the both of us loved the food and experience. I will be back again to eat here again!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great time. A true hidden gem in Windsor. Freshest local food and great service.

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S
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We found the service outstanding along with exception food .

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MB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, again! Steak is the best ever. Friendly and attentive.

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BT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant for special occasions. We had pork chop, 2 beef fillets, and New York steak. All said the steaks were excellent. The pork chop was just OK—did not care for the mango salsa. High marks for a wonderful variety of starch accompaniments. We had the risotto, the croquet, and the garlic mashed—all were excellent. Overall, it is a nice spot for a special occasion. Limited pasta selections, and on the pricey side.

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RN
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here a few times. Food has been consistently great. Service is friendly and professional. One of our Windsor favorites.

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l
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal, with great friends. Enjoyed our time there we were helped by Scott our waiter who was prompt and funny. Great food, enjoyable space which made our night with out of town friends envious they didn’t have a sport like this in their city. Can’t wait to return!

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V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Mediocre food for meat and fish options for the amount that is being charged. No taste - very bland. However, great service and professional staff.

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FS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Johnnie is a keeper! All you would want in a server, knowledgeable about wine, knows the pairings, knows the city and called me a cab after an excellent dinner.

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SE
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved everything about our experience- especially our dinners- although the front room can get very loud (noise level is very loud, not “energetic” per rating scale above). We purposely booked a bit early to compensate for this. We had a great table @ the side of the room but there were 3 tables-for-2 that would have had no privacy or separation from other patrons.

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and meals always great. Never get the feeling to rush out.

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Ambiance was fun and romantic. Cocktail/Dinner music in the background was pleasant... I love the oldies.
Our service was wonderful and most importantly the food was delicious!
Would definitely recommend Take Five Bistro.... actually I already have several times since visiting Friday.
Very enjoyable dinner date.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Diamond in the rough. An unassuming exterior opens up to a classy welcome, cozy interior, and a beautiful menu. The service was impeccable. Our server checked on us regularly, but not annoyingly so. He was well-versed in the menu items and the ingredients of each dish, which I appreciate as a foodie. While the menu looked fantastic, we opted for the prix fixe menu, which includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Offered Mon-Thur evenings, this is an AMAZING deal for outstanding food. More options than a typical tasting menu, and we were not disappointed in any of our dishes. We typically eat at the high-end casino steakhouse during our Windsor visit, but we already have plans to be back to Take Five. We appreciated the attention to detail and premium service, especially when so many places have opted for a more casual feel. While I wore a dress and heels, I don't think anyone would feel uncomfortable dressing down, and you certainly won't feel that way in the way you are taken care of.

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TE
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food are always outstanding. Will continue going there. Love the set 3 course meal option

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KP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food was excellent however I have one major concern. There were only MALE staff. The entire staff of about 20 people ( hostess, servers, kitchen staff, bar) were male. When I approached 3 staff members at the bar area and inquired about having an all male staff, 2 staff just smiled at me and didn’t answer. The third person said it was just coincidence and that they do employee ONE female hostess and ONE female pastry chef. I find the staffing to be gender biased and I won’t return or recommend to friends.

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