West Plains Bistro

4.6
277 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French / Canadian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasion

West Plains Bistro is a classic European style bistro that offers a taste of Paris in Burlington style. Using local, seasoned ingredients, the restaurant serves everything from steak to quiche for lunch. The dinner menu features exciting chef’s specials daily, along with other tantalizing menu items from a Filet Mignon to halibut fish and chips and more. The restaurant has an early bird menu that is served from 4pm – 5:30pm. The homemade soups offered by the restaurant have won awards and are famous among its patrons.

West Plains Bistro offers a unique dining experience with the décor theme oozing European-inspired charm. The wrought iron tables are adorned with stained-glass lamps and bouquets of fresh flowers, giving a vintage feel. The outdoor patio is a true gem, as it is modeled to replicate a picturesque Parisian street. West Plains Bistro also offers professional catering services, including staffing, beverages and food.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French / Canadian, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 333-9449
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Brandon Ashby
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Catering
Each event is unique, and we like to discuss each event personally in order to make your occassion a memorable one. Please visit our website at www.westplainsbistro.com and fill out the catering form describing as much as you can, or call the bistro at 905-333-9449 and ask for Irene or Brandon
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Public Transit
Bus stops a block away
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 277 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great hamburgers, fish and chips. Also like their krounenberg beer

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent small restaurant. I have eaten here on a number of occasions and have always been pleased. The food is interesting, well prepared and attractively presented. Prices are not extravagant, and staff is unfailingly pleasant and courteous. My only complaint is that it is noisy (beyond energetic!) which dimishes my appreciation and renders conversation almost impossible. Unfortunate, because this is not your local pub or roadhouse where noise levels are expected to be high!

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

Had the three course fixed menu. Chicken entree was flavourful and the dessert selection was tempting. Service was friendly and attentive.

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KR
Adelaide
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Since my guest is gluten intolerant, this was likely not the best choice of restaurant. There wasn't a lot of for her to choose from. No gf hamburger bun, gf pasta was available. Her choice of salad with a piece of chicken was nothing special but plentiful and good. The salmon in pastry was a change from grilled. Despite the restaurant being very busy, service was prompt, the wait staff efficient and friendly.

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JR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I was very pleased that the server was able to find out very easily what I could order without garlic. I am allergic to garlic and it is often very difficult to eat out but I had an excellent meal and was able to pick from a selection of items. The other members of my group were also very happy with their meals.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been here several times and it is always a great meal. Recently had dinner with a great friend from out of town and he liked it so much he is organizing for more friends to join us here in January.

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CH
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We attended this restaurant for a later linch at 1:30pm, our table was almost ready as we had arrived 15 min. early. We sat at the bar, had a glass of wine, and our table was available very quickly.
We shared a poached pear and arugula salad, one person had curried mussels which was served with lovely baguette and they had ordered fries. The other person had a mushroom/ham crepe with a pommery sauce and a small salad. We had coffees and an absolutely delicious coconut cream pie.
The food was delicious, all well prepared and presented well. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as always. Server was great. Enjoyed the pasta special. The peanut butter cheesecake was soooo decadent.
A great evening.
Just don’t sit beside the front windows on a cold night. Chilly. Had to keep my jacket over my shoulders.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

As always, food was excellent. Service as well. Keep up the good work. We'll be back.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 6 on a Saturday night. Highly recommend making a reservation as it was very busy. We had an attentive waiter who looked after us but also knew to give us time to talk and socialize. Food was fantastic across the board with our group enjoying steaks, chicken and pork medallions amongst other items. Highly recommended for couples and smaller gatherings. We will come back.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly, interesting menu, excellent specials and friendly staff. Looking forward to a revisit soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I arranged this lunch with retired work colleagues. Everyone loved the experience. My only comment was the server seemed a bit distracted. He was taking our food order before our beverage order.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant ! I am so lucky they are close by and nice and personable. Specials are delicious! All around great restaurant.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this little gem of a restaurant....the food the service even the music is perfect

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Luncheon was quite noisy with many sizable groups of seniors. Pasta dish had a lot of oil, making it tasting greasy.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There were three of us at lunchtime and we had a wonderful meal. We arrived ten minutes early so having the booth was not an option as booked. However, my guests opted for a table and were pleased with the new arrangements. I know that we will be back again. Oh yes, the booking was made online. So easy.
Thanks again for your hospitality.
Marion

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for wishing my mum a happy birthday and being so attentive to us!

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most pleasant dinning experience in Burlington. Perhaps some live soft jazz a few evenings would make it perfect!

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

Food is superb, staff is so friendly and accommodating. Quiet place for any occasion.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our food and overall dining experience at 'the Bisto'. The wait staff are friendly, informed and personable. We happened to be there during the 'early bird' time and the three of us each chose a different entrée and agreed the food was not only delicious, but a great value too. Thank you for making my 65th Birthday with friends a wonderful occasion.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with great wines! They have a wonderful menu with a lot of choices.

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MV
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the French onion soup and bruschetta. The place is small so book early especially if you want a low level table. Service was great. They didn't rush us. Will certainly be going back.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always an excellent choice for a great meal. We hadn’t been for a while and found the quality had not changed

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Theatre group

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Gorgeous ambience, and delicious meal. Service was impeccable. Have only been for lunch before...and that too was outstanding. But I feel we have found a new Date Night restaurant 🙂

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

The food is always fresh, imaginative and well presented. I have been many times to this restaurant and have not been disappointed. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The restaurant is cosy and well decorated. I will return!

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KC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Lovely meal with great service! Fun... will repeat.

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Parking was an issue but overall a pleasant experience

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Seats are a little hard. They do need to change their luncheon menu a little. Some items are excellent and other items need help. The menu appears extensive, but it isn't really.

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D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful as usual but what I would like to comment on is the gracious response to my granddaughter’s request for a vegetarian meal. Our server was most accommodating.

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JP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

West Plains Bistro is a gem in Burlington, ON. The serving staff are excellent and the kitchen comes up with new and exciting specials every visit ... and the beef bourguignon is amazing. You don't want it to end. We just celebrated our 36th anniversary there but we are just as likely to go on a random Wednesday evening.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time! Pleasant service and wonderful food. Will be back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food, great ambiance !

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WO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did have to wait a bit for our food but it was well worth it. Everything was hot and cooked to perfection.

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LC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always fabulous.
Mains are exceptional. The trout and schnitzel always top notch
Save room for dessert all are made in house.
Atmosphere is cozy

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KH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch or dinner! Pleasantly surprised. Excellent service. Looking forward to coming back in the spring/summer so I can sit on their quaint village patio!!!! I was there for lunch but will definitely be back for dinner with husband and friends.

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k
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and pleasant atmosphere. Service was also good.
My only negative comment is that dinner for 4 was a whopping $396. And one of the diners doesn't drink. Admittedly we had lots of food. I would go again but be much more aware of the pricing on the menu....and the amount of food we are consuming!

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Squash, sweet potato and pear soup was superb. Salmon in puff pastry with goat chees and sun dried tomatos was absolutely delicious. Wonderful service too.

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WG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

It was very noisy. A table of 3 loud men beside us. I asked for a booth but ‘it was set for 3’ and we were only 2 so I was told we couldn’t have it. The food is excellent but the decor needs to be updated.

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JW
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A hidden gem. Honestly, the best beef tenderloin I have ever had. The meat melted in your mouth. It is truly a hidden gem.

As I suffer from severe food allergies, they were able to accommodate any need I had. Well worth the price. Going back on Thursday!!!!

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