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“WOW!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cookhouse Bistro

Cookhouse Bistro
Ranked #67 of 1,219 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“WOW!!!!”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Read many positive reviews and had to check it out. We went on a Friday night (thankfully made reservations as recommended by fellow reviewers) and there were four in our party. The server was friendly, informative and efficient. Our food comprised of the following: cheesy garlic bread, French onion soups (best I've ever had), cheesy broccoli and spinach soup, spinach salad, rolled ribs and chicken in a pot. For dessert we all shared the after dinner mint which was delicious!! The food was simply awesome!! The chicken in a pot was the best chicken pot pie I have ever tasted!! Ribs were to die for!! The prices were more than reasonable for the portion sizes. So glad we made the drive to Rockton, we will most certainly be returning in the future. Great job to the staff at this establishment for providing such a positive dining experience!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sooooooo Good!”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

You can't go wrong with fresh home made food. This place delivers on quality as well as service. You must try the stuffed rolled ribs, unbelievable, and the coconut cream pie is awesome. This little gem is a must!

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Phil D
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Ontario
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hidden gem out in the country.”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

I have to agree with the other reviewers. They've captured the charm of this place. This is such a comfortable little restaurant. It has an old time charm by way of its decor and the restaurant staff have a pleasant manner that make you feel like you are from the village of Rockton. The menu has good fresh ingredients that are carefully prepared. We have always seemed to get there at the right time and haven't had to wait but it does fill up fact on Sundays at mid-day when we have been out exploring in the country.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Garnoch
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Paris, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Country Jewel - a real pleasure”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Quaint, rustic yet intimate atmosphere with the most helpful, friendly and accommodating staff.
Food was superb - parmesan crusted chicken served on mushroom, broccoli and farfalle pasta which was bathed in a delicious Alfredo cream sauce.

Chicken in a pot was delicious - substantial size pieces of freshly roasted chicken, potatoes and vegetables smothered in a vermouth, shitake mushroom sauce and topped with a flakey herbed pastry. A generous size meal on it's own.

Caesar salad was tasty and crisp. Warm, freshly baked small loaf of bread with butter - a simple pleasure served prior to the meal.

Other options available - Variety of appetizers, pasta, seafood, steak, soup, burgers, sandwiches and lighter fare as well as freshly made decadent desserts.

Reasonably priced considering the quality of the food, presentation and attention to detail which all served to make the experience delightful.
Handicap accessible.
Reservations recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Margaret F
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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL!!!!!!”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

My family and I have been coming here for MANY years. The only place you can count on having an outstanding meal with excellent service. Can not say enough good things about this place. The owner is lovely, always makes an effort to come around to all of the tables to check in. I have dined at many places worldwide, and this place is my favourite!!!!

It is WORTH the drive to Rockton....I suggest making a reservation though as they are always quite busy.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank yumfood86
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