This time of year is all about the harvest and comfort food. Which has us thinking about making a reservation at our favourite restaurant in Burlington. There are so many amazing spots in this city, and they’re not all downtown.
The most “high end” option we know of, is Blacktree. With a menu that changes monthly, and a limited number of seats, this place is your best bet for a celebratory meal. Chef Matteo usually makes a point of meeting first-timers, face-to-face.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, but no less delicious is our local spicy eatery, D Hot Shoppe. Here you’ll find everything you need for a true west indies meal. Dine in, take out, whatever works for you. Don't forget the doubles.
Continuing on with ethnic options, Rayhoon is your local Persian restaurant. Located in the Village Square, and with a family feel, there is guaranteed to be a party in your mouth.
If you’re craving Italian, you need to try Nonna’s Cucina. With an extensive wine list, and some take-home items in their delicatessan, here you’ll find pizzas, pastas and all the usual italian fare.
Looking for seafood? Jake’s Grill & Oyster House is the place to go. Fish, mussels, oysters, even steak, in a sea-side-esque atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed.
The newest place on our list is Barra Fion. This Spanish restaurant has everything from pizzas to paella, with an emphasis on tapas (small plates). They also have a $12 lunch menu.
For a quick bite, there’s Goody’s in Mountainside. Mostly subs and sandwiches, but you can also get salads, pitas and gyros.
And, last but not least, a couple of hip downtown options. The Alex has a range of interesting tapas options, including their famous “bacon wrapped bacon”. Then there’s Test Kitchen, with an ever-changing menu and extensive wine list.
Let us know what your favourite Burlington restaurant is, and why.