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The North Coal, BURLINGTON, ON

The North Coal

4.8
4.8
659 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Why The North Coal? The concept was created by the feeling of being away from city life with family and friends. For us, that’s Northern Ontario, but as lucky as we are to experience that way of life, not everyone is. Our mission is to provide that feeling regardless of your surroundings.

Located in the heart of Downtown Burlington, The North Coal is the perfect place for Summer Drinks, Family Dinners or just a place to kick back with your friends after a long week!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 634-7999
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Burlington
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    Join us from 6-8pm Thursdays for Live Music featuring Local Artists in the Burlington area. Enjoy one of our signature cocktails and embrace the cozy vibes as you listen to the sweet acoustic tunes.

What 659 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Halton

    Best Overall

  • Halton

    Best Service

  • Halton

    Best Ambience

  • Halton

    Best Value

  • Halton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Halton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Halton

    Great for outdoor dining

659 Reviews
  1. LarisaO

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really loved dining at North Coal in Burlington. Hands down, some of the best food we’ve had recently! The crispy brussel sprouts were especially memorable. A must try. I had an amazing Coal salad with juicy seared salmon and my husband enjoyed a flavourful Baffin burger. The ambiance of this restaurant is so dreamy and cozy with a singer and non overpowering live country music. Our server Marcela, who provided outstanding service without being intrusive, deserves a big thank you. She knew the menu, offered great recommendations, and cared about guest feedback. We’ll be back thanks to her.

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  2. Luvfood

    Toronto

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Brussels, steak frites and whisky steak bowl - steaks were great. Brussels were mainly crispy thin layers - only a few actual solid pieces of Brussels - they were very tasty, sauce was very good - would have liked some more pieces of Brussels - overall very good Will return to try the patio

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  3. SamanthaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6 of us (adults) ate lunch here last Sunday. Brussel sprouts, parm fries and slider appetizers. For mains we had chicken on naan, burgers, salmon and brisket sandwich and all were excellent. Also $6 mimosas and Caesar’s were a bonus! Highly recommend this restaurant. It was our second time coming here to eat.

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  4. KellyH

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food, love the cozy cabin atmosphere.

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  5. DSssssss

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must of been a one off for the chef last night. Always have had a great experience with NC food but last night the delicious Brussel sprouts were just off… more shavings than the actual sprout. Over cooked and the aoli was not the same. Very salty as well. Took my guest there for the first time and not impressed with the well known dish. Both our main dishes were tender but over cooked…. Ribs and other main was the brisket sandwich. Will be back as never had any issues before, but disappointing that my guest was not impressed.

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  6. Samantha

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great service! Would recommend to anyone!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice lunch experience, food was fresh and well prepared, service was attentive. Definitely will revisit.

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  8. RobertD

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The St. Patrick’s Day lunch specials were excellent & worthy of the regular menu offerings. Always a wonderful dining experience. Cheers!

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  9. vivlfc

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. We will return!! Excellent pre-theatre venue..

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to place when we are in Burlington! We always chose Thursday evenings for the great live music. Food is fabulous - atmosphere is cozy and welcoming - staff is INCREDIBLE!

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  11. candb

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, would definitely recommend to others!

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  12. LeighB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to The North Coal with friends and we had Hannah as our server. Hannah was awesome and the food was amazing!! We sat for 4 hours and had a wonderful night!! Thank you!

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  13. AnthonyF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and a very nice ambience. Not a large restaurant but cozy, yet not tiny. Very good food. We’ll be back!

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  14. ScottJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family dinner at North Coal on a Friday night. Beautiful cozy atmosphere, yummy food (don't skip dessert!), and fast and friendly service. Would definitely return.

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  15. Yqmnomad

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    While the server team was notably friendly and accommodating, the extended wait time of over an hour for our food was challenging, especially considering our tight schedule for the day. We opted for the Steak Frites and the Whiskey Steak bowl. Unfortunately, the portion size of the bowl left much to be desired, leading to disappointment.

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  16. Weave1

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE this place! We keep going back again and again!

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  17. DianeR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spontaneous date night. Was wonderful. Great food, love music, great staff and quick service.

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  18. Katie

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance is great, definetly fit the lumberjack vibe and was comfortable. The main meals did take a while to come out and one meal was mixed up and delayed. Food was tasty, but nothing you wouldn't get at an average restaurant.The service was ok, not great.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very noisy. We had to yell at the person with me to talk

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  20. NBrit

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around! Awesome ambience , great food and very patient table staff.

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  21. JaneM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for dinner. Nice cocktails to choose from.

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  22. Nicnac

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambience and general feel. Brisket sandwich was very good although the fries served with all three of our meals were cold. We waited a long time for our food even though there weren’t many people in the restaurant. My Brie sandwich was just ok. Overall the food was a disappointment especially for the price. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was tremendous and service by Kathleen was top notch . We will be back very soon . Thank you North Coal Joe Bedard

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  24. MarkM

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kat was excellent ! I had the braised short rib ravioli and it was awesome. My girlfriend had steak bowl and pomegranate marg , both were amazing! Always a fun time and great service! Thank you

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  25. DenisG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menus(bar-food-dessert). Friendly,courteous, knowledgeable staff!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here regularly - usually once a month! We have NEVER had a bad meal or experience! We will continue our monthly dinners!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. We went for our valentines day dinner date. Food was good, service was fabulous, Ally our server associate, made us feel welcomed and was lovely. We will surely go back. Keep it up guys!!

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  28. Zach

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! We discover something delicious and new every time we visit. The service is exceptional with a wonderfully caring staff. They go above and beyond making every experience feel special. Kudos to the whole North Coal team. A true treasure of Burlington.

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  29. HannahW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great portions, lovely staff, great food and a good atmosphere! Will be returning!

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  30. Burlingtonlocal

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 great service great food, will be coming back

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  31. TerryS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an early reservation so the restaurant was not that busy yet, so quieter than usual, but we really enjoyed it! Great place to just enjoy a meal and chat with friends.

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  32. Shellyg

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this little gem . Food is great as is the location . Came for a birthday yesterday . Not sure why they ask the occasion when you book as no one acknowledged I said it was for a birthday !!!

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  33. ArtJ

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good! Service was very good. It’s our go-to for a quick bite in the neighbourhood.

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  34. Dididi

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered a salad and added salmon to it. The piece of salmon was dry and cool to touch. I believe it had been cooked much earlier and they just tried to reheat it. We also ordered the sliders. Very strange that the top bun was warm and the bottoms were cold. Brussel sprouts were amazing. We waited an hour for our food.

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  35. StewartCE

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great vibe here. Laid back, but still great service. We'll be back.

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  36. JenniferC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service as usual. Loved the naan sandwich. Yummy!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kathleen was a very tentative & thoughtful server-great recos & very knowledgeable! Made the restaurant that much better!!!

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  38. ReaganMeyrick

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing time. Service is spot on, staff is so friendly, food and cocktails priced well for value.

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  39. JudyD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner at North Coal. The food was delicious and our server was friendly and helpful.

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  40. PeterN

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! The food was delicious and the service attentive. This was our second time there and we’ll definitely be back.

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FAQs

The North Coal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 634-7999.

The North Coal is rated 4.8 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The North Coal

399 Elizabeth St, BURLINGTON, ON L7L0A7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Burlington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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