Hours: Monday  4 to 10pm

   Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am to 10pm

   Friday  and Saturday 11:30 to 10pm

 Closed Sunday 

Our Patio is now open,

Please call for a reservation 905 639 7577



We cannot wait to see you! We have booked your table for a maximum of 90 minutes for your enjoyment. During these times of social distancing our reservations are booked for our patio only.  Please note that we are not able to guarantee any shaded or sunny tables specifically but we will try our best.
   Looking forward to “social” social distancing with you.


Relax in a casual elegance and linger over great food and fine wines; all in the centre of downtown Burlington. Private parties, small weddings are also available to make your next affair one to remember.

Chef Mike’s Downtown Bistro & Grill offers a fine selection of dishes, such as delicious pastas, fresh seafood, and tender Filet mignon. Enjoy our sunny patio from spring to fall and watch a beautiful sunset. Downtown Bistro & Grill is your destination for casual fine dining in downtown Burlington.

Tourism Burlington paid Downtown Bistro & Grill a visit you can see a video of their experience here.





$8.00 Martinis starting at 3pm

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  • My daughter and I ate at this Bistro in May 2014. At the recommendation of the waiter I ordered the curried chicken and coconut soup and it was gorgeous. A decent sized dish and plenty of fresh bread to go with it. Also had a lovely smoked chicken caesar salad which was great too.

  • Food was excellent, and the service was great! Also, the patio is excellent and the location is right downtown in Burlington. I enjoyed the entire experience, and would highly recommend this place to anyone I know that is looking for fresh delicious food with family or friends.

  • Had yet another great experience at this little gem by the lake..I come here from Toronto . The scallops are nothing short of brilliant, giant sized & done to perfection. We love the atmosphere as it feels like we are in a friends home for a spectacular meal. Will be back as it is worth […]

  • We love everything about the Bistro – waiters, food, wine… As busy parents, we do not go out often, but when we do – about twice a month, we would always pick the Bistro, as the food is so delightful, and delicious, that there is no way we could go somewhere else ( we tried […]

  • I’ve been here several times over the years and was reminded last week during Taste of Burlington Winter dinner how great it is! Great taste, great value, what more could you ask for in a restaurant? This is a great spot to visit as a couple, with a girlfriend or with family. The quality and […]

  • The food was excellent especially the pecan encrusted chicken, and the scallops. However the snapper was just soaked in Soy sauce and left a lot to be desired. Good wine list, and the wait staff was attentive.

  • Took our daughter to Downtown Bistro for her birthday. Chose it from A Taste of Burlington list. Not a restaurant we’ve been to before. What a find!!!!!! The Winter soup, Thai shrimp cakes, Beef tenderloin, Pecan crusted chicken, Scallops, Creme Brûlée & Sticky Toffee pudding were all excellent. The sauces and creams accompanying each were […]

Why come to the Downtown Bistro?

Here at the Downtown Bistro we pride ourselves on giving you a dining experience you will keep coming back for. Our intimate dining room is great for romantic dinners by candle light, and our patio is a superb place to hang out and have a cocktail. Our menu is designed to offer a little something […]


Summer Patio Experience

Everyone knows that summers are made for patios, and at the downtown bistro we have one of the best in Burlington. Downtown bistro’s patio is great for summer festivities like the Sound of Music June 10-18. After listening in the park come enjoy lunch/dinner and cocktail on our patio. Daily patio specials like mini pitchers […]


Summer 2017 Weekly Specials

The Summer is approaching quickly and at the Downtown bistro we are excited to bring you weekly specials to enhance your summer fun. Mondays are 1/2 price bottles of wine, choose your favorite from our extensive wine list. Tuesdays are 1/2 price appetizers, and Thursdays are $7 martini’s. Along with these great specials we offer […]



Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am – 10:00ish
Friday-Saturday 11:30am – 11:00ish
Closed Sunday

We are located at James Street and Elizabeth Street, just north of the Village Square and close to public parking lots. Downtown Bistro Grill Casual Fine Dining also has a private parking lot that is located directly behind the restaurant.

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