The North Coal

4.7
41 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 41 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

AMAZING service + friendly staff. Reasonably priced and upbeat atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food backed with great service. Perfect ambience for a first date or a family night. Also, great location with a lot of parking around.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I dined with my daughters. Server was decent, it just surprised me that my daughter didn’t touch her order ( steak bowl) she didn’t like it, she tried one bite and the flavours didn’t agree with her she didn’t like it. There wasn’t any real concern that she didn’t touch her food. Typically my experience in the past when someone didn’t like their food it was replaced or removed from the bill. Ive never complained with others, the servers took upon themselves to sense that the patron didn’t like the food and tried to make it a better experience. This unfortunately didn’t happen at North Coal.

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TimM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Food is meh
Server un attentive
Portions small
Much doom for improvement

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time we had been to The North Coal. We had an excellent service and the food was delicious. I had the Shrimp tacos and my husband had the Montreal Smoked meat sandwich. The restaurant has a really good vibe. It’s very comfortable and we are looking forward to coming back when the lockdown is over.

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JSte
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Buffalo wrap I've ever had - bought some of their sauces to bring home and they do not disappoint. Service was incredible and owner stopped by to check in. Great experience!

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Shannon
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food. We look forward to coming back and enjoying the patio this summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Good ambience. Service was also good.
Food on the other hand was so so.
Burger and fries were delicious, flavorful, good amount of seasoning. However, fries portion was quite small.
Steak bowl had a nice size of flank steak but really left a lot to be desired in terms of flavor of the overall dish, quantity of other items in the bowl (onions, peppers, etc)
Both diners were actually still hungry after the main courses including an app

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Restaurant had a cool vibe and upbeat atmosphere. Service was not great. Food had some hits and misses.

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Deniece
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic new place to eat downtown! The service was wonderful and our dinner and dessert was great. We will definately be back again.

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MMae
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Food was great and atmosphere was very pleasant.

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vipLovemyfood
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it for a quick Friday night meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Meal was good service was great. With COVID and only 10 diners it was a good experience but I can say that if full it would be a little loud

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JenniferH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service!! Will definitely be back!

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MBxx
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The North Coal was great! Great service and atmosphere. Delicious food and drinks!

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ScottM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is just a very cool place, the staff are amazing, book a table soon!

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Vanman
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sat at the bar. Bartender was great. Food was really good also.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! Will definitely be back. Great service, food, and vibe.

SM
SarahMahinaD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing meats! The ribs and wings were delicious. The fries were room temperature and quickly turned cold and the coleslaw tasted like plain cabbage unfortunately.

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MaggieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Whiskey Steak Bowl and was pleasantly surprised.

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Jess
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome spot! We will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met my two best friends for lunch! First time in over a year! The food was fabulous! The service was impeccable! The ambiance was lovely! I can’t wait to go back!

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Robyn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, vibe and service! Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Spain
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent new spot ! Great food. Awesome service !

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BriK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

The ambiance was nice - we sat on a the patio in the sun. They had a great selection of craft beers. However, the food was very disappointing. We ordered the trio of dips with house-made chips. The chips were most definitely just tortilla chips from a bag, and the dips were bland and tasteless. We also ordered the shrimp tacos which were soggy and fishy tasting. I would possibly return for a drink on the patio on a nice day but would not order food there again.

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LeanneB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been quite a few times now. Friendly staff, love the Vibe, and food! My favourite are the tacos.

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Cindiloo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome everything!!! Hard to get in, however worth it👍👍👍

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PaulB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular! If you like sitting around outside a cottage having a couple pints and some munchies, this place is for you. Such a great atmosphere/staff and the food was fantastic and the beer was cold. We had the opportunity to sit on the patio because we had a warm enough day, definitely take advantage of that if you can. The booths you sit in absolutely make you feel like your in the Muskoka’s. Can’t wait to go back. Love that its local for us. Great job!

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JodyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this new trendy place.

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ErinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second visiting The North Coal. Food was amazing, staff was super friendly and the place is always clean and nicely decorated. I have recommended this place to so many friends and will definitely be returning.

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RobynK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The homemade hummus, salsa and black bean dip is so tasty! Highly recommend for sharing. Good value.
Salads are amazing too. First time visiting and will definitely be back! Outdoor patio is so nice too.

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AnneD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff provided excellent service. Food is consistently good. Outside patio is perfect for cool days.

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MickR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Supporting local.
Great vibe, great staff, great food. Highly recommended.

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AngelaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great little downtown restaurant! Food was great - will be back for sure!!!

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GordM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great.
The young lady taking care of us was excellent.
It was a wonderful time.

Thank you.

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JaqB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food for a variety of appetites. That Bobcajun spice is so unique and tasty! Happy staff and great ambiance. Bring on the summer patio!

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TAMG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First visit but won't be the last. Can't wait to dine on the patio next time. Loved the atmosphere.

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CharlieM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a fantastic evening with my family! Their food is incredible, we loved the dock side snacks (the spicy hummus and pico are DELISH), thai buffalo wings, shrimp tacos and seared salmon! Amazinggg service from Brittney and the atmosphere was so great! Cottage vibes. Love this addition to the Downtown Burlington community. Thank you to the North Coal team for an unforgettable night.

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MarkM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nicely greeted at the door, shown the COVID protocol being followed. The waitress arrived quickly to take drink orders. Our food order was delivered fast and was delicious . Another great NC experience! Thank you

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MatthewT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and will be my new go to! Place as an awesome atmosphere, awesome staff and killer food! Best concept I’ve seen in a long time and great menu!

FAQs

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

The North Coal is rated 4.7 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.