Take Five Bistro

4.7
726 reviews
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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.
What 726 People Are Saying
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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. The service was excellent. 5 stars all around!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak I've ever had...not kidding.

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NJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My meal was delicious! This is my mothers favourite dining establishment for steak.
The ambiance & noise was great we were in the back room alone.
The service was EXCELLENT, nicest waiter I've had in comparison to ALL other restaurants.
Definitely recommend everyone try the Take Five Bistro!

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Overall we were very happy with or meal. If I had to complain about anything it would be the portion size? Could be a bit larger? Had a good time, looking forward to going back!

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Our food was excellent . We found it a very lengthy dinner - more so than we’ve had in the past . Don’t get me wrong - we like time in between courses , but this was a bit too much . Our calamari came out with our apps which was fine , but the wait to get even bread, entrees and especially dessert was long . Asked for our bill when ordering dessert so we didn’t need to wait for that . We had friends that came , ate & left before we even put in our dessert order. They arrived after us and had a different server . We were in the restaurant for exactly 2 hours which felt long for a Wednesday night.
Hoping next time , it won’t feel like such a lull between courses .

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AU
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was good and the food was delicious! It was very chilly inside but other than that it was overall a great evening! Can’t wait to come back!

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely delicious, would recommend, and would return!

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time and it was great! Food was flavourful and it was the perfect amount (Prix fixe menu). Staff was very kind and provided great service. Definitely recommend and plan on going back soon!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a nice dinner here with my family. The steaks were great and cooked just how we ordered (1 blue, 1 rare) and not over done. Teen daughter had lobster Mac and cheese which she did not enjoy. I tried it and found the lobster pieces were quite chewy, almost like calamari, which I thought was odd for lobster. It was my birthday, which staff knew because of reservation, and on checking over the receipt after leaving the restaurant I found I was not charged for my cocktail. Not sure if that was a mistake or a birthday present! I took a star off ambience only because it was very chilly. Otherwise it’s a very nice little place.

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We’ve been to Take Five many times because the food is always delicious and the service outstanding. The only blemish for me last night, was the draft coming through due to the front door blowing open due to high winds. As a result, I was cold throughout my dinner. This issue aside, we had a wonderful experience.

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BW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is the place where the best steak can be found... Anywhere... Hands down. Black and blue is art. Try it you'll see.

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DM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional on all fronts! Great date night place. Would highly recommend.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Food was excellent. Wait staff was excellent. Greeting upon arrival was very friendly. Can’t wait to go back again. Excellent pricing.

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely dining experience in all aspects with the exception of the noise level. Had difficulty hearing our server as well as he being able to hear us.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food and ambiance of this place. Did not like sitting at 2 top right beside table of four, so requested to move. Still sat at table for two, but the way they were spaced, made for better privacy and enjoyment. Waiter was excellent. Vegetables were cold, steak delicious and there was a loud table that made it hard to focus at times on our own conversations. Other than minor issues, excellent visit. My date had never been and loved it there😊Thanks.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience there was amazing!! We had Andre as our server and he was fantastic!! The food was delicious and the overall experience was great!! We’ll definitely be back!!

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RV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All I can say about the dinner experience is FANTASTIC! Right from the ambiance to the food. However the menu is on the pricey side. A dinner for two without any alcohol was about $100. I had the NY steak and my wife had the pork chop. She said it was really good. The steak, it was one of the best steaks I had. The only downside was the acoustics. There were 4 of us at a table but at times we had to speak louder for them to hear us. All in all it was a great dining experience. Will definitely go back.

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R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here, excellent service from the moment we walked in the door to leaving. These folks have customer service down to an art. The food was probably the best steak at a restaurant experience I've had (my wife said the same about her lobster), it was a superb cut cooked perfectly to order and seasoned absolutely spot on. Admittedly not the best bearnaise I've had but that didn't really impact my overall enjoyment. We really loved the mix of classic cusine techniques with creative options (potato croquette as a side, heck we even saw another with a plate of onion rings that looked delicious). Cocktails were very well made, but would like to see more local wines. The atmosphere was cozy, it was verging on loud as it was so busy however the service never diminished as the room filled. Excellent experience, would highly recommend. These people know what they are doing!

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SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was delicious, the service was wonderful, but I recommend a later time than 6 pm for your reservation if you want a quieter dining experience.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a birthday and the service and meal were great. Very accommodating, as we brought our own cake. Would recommend for a date, or a party (there's a private room that would work for that purpose). Lovely meal.

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UB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a touch more expensive than I expected but great value excellent food preparation good portions n the service was way above what one would have expected Thank You all that were involved. Adrian you were da bomb. You are indeed a very talented server thanks man.

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RQ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was our first visit. Read good reviews on line and was very happy with both the food and service.
Our waiting Scott was awesome! We will be back.

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SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always wonderful and the food is amazing. Love it there

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and value. Definitely a favorite.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Adrien was our server, great experience. Great menu knowledge and suggested a great dinner and desert. Will definitely be back!

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service! Even better food! Amazing experience! Will be back! :)

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food with elegant servuce to compliment it! Will most definitely return & recommend.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing. The waiter was on point 100%...
I’m pretty sure it was the best dining experience I’ve ever had actually. We will be back!

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L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We went to Take 5 this past Saturday to celebrate Valentine's Day, normally my experiences at this restaurant are excellent, however, this time it fell short of my expectations.

The Atmosphere -- There were so many tables packed against the wall that we were barely able to walk between them - and definitely unable to walk without disturbing the table next to you. It felt as though we were on a triple date, with us and the two couples at the tables on either side of us. It made it uncomfortable for conversations, and far less romantic than I had hoped when booking. I understand that Valentine's is a busy weekend, but the amount of tables they packed in showed that greed obviously played a factor in the setup.

The food -- Mine was excellent (Beef Tenderloin Neptune) though cooked slightly less than I normally enjoy. My partner however, ordered the Peppercorn New York Strip -- it was marbled throughout as well as a huge chunk along the side, with fat, which made it difficult for him to chew, let alone enjoy. When the lady (manager I assume) came to take away the plates she never even asked how everything was and were we satisfied, just took the plates, said "all set here i see" and walked away -- which is absurd when he left over half the steak on the plate.

I must say, it was my boyfriends first time here and he now has no desire to go back, and quite frankly neither do I.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to Take 5 a few times now and I have always had a great experience- from the food to the service to the atmosphere. Definitely recommend for a date night or small party. Their filet mignon and croquet is my favourite

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always get a great meal when we are there! It was a bit too loud though, I had to ask to be moved next to a wall so that I could hear. Our server didn’t let us know the specials of the day though :(

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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d
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely outstanding. Our service with our server Adrian was top notch. He was knowledgeable, witty and just great at making our experience enjoyable.

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PM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriend and I love Take 5 the food always tastes good. Even the sun dried tomato flavoured butter for the bread is amazing. We always hope we get the sever named Adrian. He’s really good at making sure we have everything we want and at the same time giving us our privacy to have a romantic dinner. We use to go try different restaurants all the time. Now we go back to to Take 5 cause we know we’ll enjoy our evening.

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e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience there and can't wait to go back!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Too many tables which caused the noise level to be too high... Felt that the meal was a bit on the pricy side but it was very good...

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food! A little on the pricey side but the food is top notch! The restaurant could use some booths...the fact that it’s an open room with just tables throughout adds to the noise level. Other than that, it’s a great restaurant. It is my second time going and I wouldn’t hesitate to go again.

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SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak I have ever had!!! So worth it!!! The whole meal was fantastic!!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second time at Take Five, everything, once again, was perfect. Food, service, and surroundings. We brought another couple who had not been there, their first time, and they enjoyed it also. They enjoyed their food, service and surroundings as well. Thank you. Will return again and recommend, which I already do.

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KG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate at Take Five to celebrate my birthday. It was absolutely amazing from the service to the food. Amazing!!

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