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  • Quatrefoil Restaurant

  • 4.0 stars
    (7 reviews, average rating: 4.3/5)
  • Cuisines: French, International
  • (905) 628-7800
  • 16 Sydenham Road Dundas, ON L9H 2T5
  • Neighbourhoods: Downtown Dundas
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Gerry
2 Reviews
2012/06/21
  • Fabulous Dining Experience
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Enjoyed a wonderful evening at Quatrefoil....amazing tasting menu paired with fine wines....a one of a kind experience available upon request....knowledgeable staff and very good service. Moreover the owners take great pains to ensure an fabulous dining experience ....a must try

  • Order: Smoked salmon,beef medallions ,soup,scallops and a wonderful cheesecake dessert
 
RL
12 Reviews
2012/02/15
  • Very Nice Little Restaurant
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Our evening started by driving down the north side of the escarpment which offered us a fantastic view of the city of Hamilton and the mountain. The parking lot for the restaurant was full - but there was plenty of free municipal parking nearby. The restaurant is located in a charming heritage home and upon entering we immediately felt warm and welcome. Following drink orders, (Micro-brewed beer $6 and glass of house red $10) and getting over the initial sticker shock, the waiter tempted us with some wild mushroom soup ($9), which came with a dollop of creme fraiche and a good waft of black truffle. My wife really wanted to order the truffle gnocci first course which was raved about in a review in Zoomer magazine, but it was sadly no longer available. She had the pickerel feature ($32) while I couldn't resist the beef tenderloin prepared medium rare ($40). A nice assortment of home-baked breads and some irresistable little breadsticks were offered, followed by a delectable amuse bouche. Our perfect meals arrived in good time, and desert was offered - but we were all too full, a testament to the portion size. Still, a small plate of too-hard-to-resist handmade chocolate truffles arrived regardless, and we found some room afterall. I can't wait to go back.

  • Order: Wild mushroom soup, beef tenderloin
 
SonnyM
7 Reviews
2011/12/16
  • Culinary Art is alive and well in Dundas
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I read about Quatrefoil on Air Canada's in-flight magazine as one of Canada's top 10 new restaurants. I was amazed and delighted that this was not in Toronto!
    I went there for lunch with a colleague and it was amazing.
    The appetizers were beautifully done. I tried the whimsically named "All Day Breakfast". The crisp duck egg was absolutely incredible. My colleague tried the scallop which was beautifully presented.
    The main course of Rainbow Trout and Lamb Shank was cooked to perfection.
    The wine list was extensive but not overwhelming and reasonably priced.
    The service was attentive and friendly.
    Not the cheapest lunch I have ever had but well worth it.

  • Order: Rainbow Trout, Lamb Shanks
 
AnnaK
3 Reviews
2011/09/16
  • Just perfect!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We celebrated a recent wedding anniversary having lunch at this PERFECT restaurant in Dundas. Everything that we had - from appetizers right down to coffee - was simply over-the-top.

    Please forgive the adjectives. This place, the servers and the chef richly deserve them!

    I'd say that all of the dishes that we ate had a definite and contemporary Western/Southern European touch - along with a light, ‘local’ Canadian tone, too.

    Well, that's not surprising. We'd heard somewhere that the chef (Fraser) had trained in Europe for a few years. It's a gorgeous restaurant in a large and handsome old home. Yet, it's very clean, contemporary and elegant inside. The service was prompt and impeccable.

    We've eaten in terrific places in Toronto, Montreal and B.C. (e.g. Sooke Harbour House, Vij's and Lumiere) and also in California, France, Spain and Italy. And we think that the unique and perfectly prepared and seasoned food at Quatrefoil ranks up there with the best of them.

    The butter (served with our lovely mixed artisan breads) was mixed with fresh herbs that included chopped chives, parsley and tarragon. Just delicious.

    One appetizer was a fresh-tasting (and beautiful) corn soup. Another appetizer was small, hot parsleyed gnocchi mixed with baby squash and tiny tomatoes, with a wonderful light sauce made with top quality XV olive oil. I was so tempted to cancel my main order and to order another serving of this mouth-watering gnocchi dish. (The BEST that I have ever tasted).

    One main was Eggs Benedict and it was wonderful. The other main was mussels mixed with finely chopped Spanish Chorizo and a nice broth. Also delightful.

    We shared one dessert with our *very* fresh coffee (which they served in a French Press) - lavender creme brûlée, a delicate lavender cookie and a fresh plum sorbet. Perfectly done.

    We also had some really good Ontario artisan beer (Wellington) and a glass of good white wine from Fielding Estates. We shared 2 glasses of sparkly, compliments of the house. Perhaps a bit pricey just for lunch (all in, for $115), but, it was so wonderful that it was truly worth it. We left feeling very well fed and so thrilled that we’d found this special place!

  • Order: fresh corn oup, gnocchi with baby vegetables, mussels with Chorizo, Eggs Benedict, creme brûlée.
 
AshesTaste
1 Review
2011/08/04
  • First of Many Visits
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $100+
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • This is long overdue but I promised our server Laurie I'd share our first experience at the beautifully hidden Quatrefoil Restaurant in Dundas on June 29th.

    On a warm evening for a 7pm reso, the breeze and wind in the huge oak trees surrounding the landmarked Victorian-style house was perfect.
    It just set the tone, you know?
    The quick walk through the entrance still allows you to feel like you're walking into someone's home...an extremely beautifully decorated home at that but talking about it here just doesn't do it justice. You have to walk in and see what owner/operator Georgina Mitropoulos has created and matched using local artist's work. Ask for the 'Goodfellas' table by the washrooms...you'll see the resemblance.
    Now I have to come clean and admit I did "kind of" work with Fraser Macfarlane at Spencer's in Burlington five years ago for its opening. By "kind of" I mean he was getting his butt kicked on the line with Chris Haworth while I was getting mine done at the bar with a big guy named Buckshot. I respected what he was able to do at that point and I was looking forward to experiencing a dinner of his design and thought process. Hopefully this admission will not force this review to be removed.
    In case it doesn’t...I'll keep writing...
    So anyhoo, my mother-in-law was taking my wife and me out for my wife's birthday. It's a tradition and one that REALLLLLLLLY didn't work out well last year! (I'm not "naming names" at this point)
    But we enjoy this soon to be memory and me mum treats us to a grand experience. By this I mean we start with a cocktail, then cheers with a bottle of bubbles over appys followed by a bottle of wine with dinner - a great bottle of Fielding. I don’t mention this to suggest we may need to start attending the meetings. I just feel I should explain why the price of the experience was higher due more to our celebrating a birthday versus the prices on the menu - which I’ve heard some people complain about but honestly didn’t feel the same way.
    This is what we ordered:
    White Asparagus (12) – Grilled Sea Scallop & Seared Saku Tuna (16) – Spring Onion Ravioli (14)
    All were absolutely dynamite in plating, taste and confirmation of Laurie’s descriptions. Check! All three plates were returned to the dish pit in need of a mere dusting.
    Fish Creation (sorry-?) – Five Spice & Honey Glazed Duck Breast (36) – Venison Strip (44)
    Again...all were the exact temperature desired and perfectly seasoned. I apologize for not being able to more accurately recall the heaven on a plate created by Chef Fraser. But it WAS a while ago and some wine had been involved. I’ll report much quicker next time. However, the plates returned almost as spotless as their predecessors. Simple, fine (most very local!) ingredients combined with flair and a reason.
    S’mores (10) – 2x Goat Cheesecake (10)
    The cheesecake presentation is pure art and the taste is amazing! It’s much lighter with the goat’s cheese and the accompaniments are a ‘just what the doctor ordered’ combination. But the S’mores took a beating from me mum and me but, unfortunately for my sweetie, it wasn’t us who ordered it! Deeeeeelicious!!! Couple the above with a French-press coffee and I’m sure you can understand the satiated smile on my face and the feeling of bliss. (Too much?)
    I realize this memory may be one-sided in its delivery, but I can honestly say the night was without flaw as far as we could see. The food, the ambience (a tightly watched dissolve from sun to stars both inside and out) and the company were absolutely perfect. We will definitely be back and not soon enough!
    Thank-you Georgina, Fraser and Laurie!
    ash

  • Order: See review for specifics.
 
RegularEaterGuy
5 Reviews 1 Helpful
2011/02/08
  • Freakin' Amazing
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $100+
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Second visit - even better than the first.
    I had the scallop & porkbelly app while my wife had the gnocchi. Both were excellent.
    For mains I had the Tuna special and the lady had the beef. Both were fantastic.
    Hats off to the chef for some very interesting food matchups. Nothing you'd necessarily expect to see together but it all seems to work out once it's in your mouth.
    Presentation was beautiful and the restaurant itself is quite nice.
    Fabulous food and worth the money. I've paid the same at other restaurants and been incredibly disappointed.

  • Order: scallops, tuna, gnocci, beef.
 
tammyq
2 Reviews
2010/09/13
  • Quatre Nice
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Beautiful patio to have lunch on!
    Food was lovely.
    Pretty to look at and great to eat.
    Sampler of daily corn soup was unbelievable! I'd just eat that all day long.
    Portion size adequate for lunch but hope dinner is larger.
    Risotto slightly under seasoned with no option on table to adjust

  • Order: Halibut with risotto, Crusted Haddock
 
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