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“Delicious food and awesome drink selection!”
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Ranked #16 of 480 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Description: Bolete is the newest gem located in an historic building in Downtown St. Catharines. Award winning Chef Andrew McLeod's menu features dishes to reflect Canadian cuisine, with his inspiration ranging from PEI to Northern Ontario to British Columbia. Seafood, including oysters, is delivered fresh from both the east and west coasts, cheeses from Ontario and Quebec, produce from the Niagara region. The beverage list accents some of the best wines from Niagara, craft beers and signature craft cocktails. Large paintings adorn the walls, with local artists rotating their pieces every few months. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming and with the open concept kitchen making it feel more like you are having dinner at Chef's home than in a restaurant. There is also a private dining room for special events.
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Description: Bolete is the newest gem located in an historic building in Downtown St. Catharines. Award winning Chef Andrew McLeod's menu features dishes to reflect Canadian cuisine, with his inspiration ranging from PEI to Northern Ontario to British Columbia. Seafood, including oysters, is delivered fresh from both the east and west coasts, cheeses from Ontario and Quebec, produce from the Niagara region. The beverage list accents some of the best wines from Niagara, craft beers and signature craft cocktails. Large paintings adorn the walls, with local artists rotating their pieces every few months. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming and with the open concept kitchen making it feel more like you are having dinner at Chef's home than in a restaurant. There is also a private dining room for special events.
Reviewed 6 August 2018

An intimate dining space with a wonderful atmosphere. Our server was super attentive and professional. The wine/drinks list was awesome, a lot to choose from and some really good local options. The food was not only delicious, but super inventive. Definitely didn't feel like we were in downtown St. Catharines. Overall awesome experience and would highly recommend!

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Lola W, General Manager at Bolete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you Julie L for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience at bolete.
Our wine and cocktail list changes seasonally, we look forward to seeing you again to try our new additions!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Four of us visited on a quiet long weekend evening. Nice ambience, attentive and courteous service, and excellent presentation of food on each appetizer and main course plate served to us. Unfortunately this was undone by overcooked and slightly dry halibut on three of our plates, and an overcooked (medium) duck breast on the other. Since there were only several other tables of patrons being served at the time this miss cannot be attributed to a busy kitchen. This said, we will return because with all the other very positive reviews our experience appears to be just a slight wobble.

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Lola W, General Manager at Bolete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We strive to always be the best we can and appreciate all reviews.
We apologize that your main courses were slightly overdone. I can attest that this was a slight wobble as our culinary team strives for perfection. Please let me know when you return so I can ensure a flawless meal. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Really great place to eat in St. Catharines. Trendy spot with good music and a cute intimate set up. Food is absolutely on point. The flavours in some of their smaller dishes/apps were delicious. Amazing serving sizings as well! The bar had some unique drinks. The Barbara and the b-side Caesar are some good recommendations. Also, the staff were great too.

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

In Niagara, upscale dining is usually limited to winery restaurants, that's why it was so nice that we stumbled upon Bolete. It was pure chance, we had wanted another local place but they were closed for vacation, so we thought we'd give Bolete a shot. I am SO GLAD we did! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The interior was comfortable and inviting. My girlfriend has recently embraced veganism and the staff and kitchen were incredibly accommodating: they put together a dessert plate for her which looked stunning and tasted even better. Kudos to the kitchen, and I look forward to introducing our friends and family to Bolete!

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Thank Matt S
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Lola W, General Manager at Bolete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for the kind review Matt S, we're glad you stumbled across us as well!
Our chefs are always willing to accommodate any dietary restrictions and we are happy that we could meet those of your girlfriend.
We await your return.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This is a place for those who love the look of their food as much as the taste. We chose six different items from the menu. Everything was fresh, delicious, and beautifully arranged. In particular the snow pea salad was crisp and tangy, and the hamachi was very fresh and buttery. For mains we had a generous portion of perfectly cooked medium rare lamb, and an artfully served Cornish hen. Service was timed to perfection to allow us to enjoy our food and glass of local Big Head wine. This is not a cheap date, but there were no disappointments.

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Lola W, General Manager at Bolete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

We always appreciate when guests take the time to write such a humbling review, so thank you.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and artistry from our culinary team.
We look forward to seeing you again.

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