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  • B & T Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (40 reviews, average rating: 2.6/5)
  • Cuisines: American (Traditional)
  • (905) 528-6888
  • 115 Park Street North? Hamilton, ON L8R 2N2
  • Neighbourhoods: Central
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7 people have voted
71% of voters recommend
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CraZee
31 Reviews
1 month ago
  • Love it
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Unlike a lot of people I do not come here for the soup, I love their combo plates and I love vermicelli so that is my standing order.

    Agree with many here, the service is not what most expect when compared with many places, and hardly anyone speaks English...but it is what it is. You write your numbers down and out it comes. I have never had my order messed up, anyways.
    The fresh homemade shakes (coconut and mango are my picks) are wonderful but can almost fill you up too much. Nevertheless I do suggest them!

    I brought my best friend here and yeah, the bathrooms grossed her right out...but hey again, it is what it is. I just try not to use them. I don't come for the bathrooms, service or ambiance, I come for the food and I love their food!

  • Order: Combo plate-pork balls, shrimp w/bamboo, vermicelli
 
VeggieTales
8 Reviews
2011/12/27
  • Go for the food!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Can't say I ever remember what I have eaten here, but its always good. I honestly pick a random vegetarian dish off the menu and have never been disapointed. Great food, great value. The infamousness of this place's disregard for service and atmosphere adds to it's charm for me. Sometimes you just have to go to a place for the food and the food alone. Their food makes up for anything else that is below expectations.

  • Order: vegetarian noodle dish, soup
 
2012/01/07

Recent Comment by: SonnyM

I agree with your comments about the "charming service"
I must admit surly Mr Longpants is part of what makes this place special.
He kinda reminds me of The Soup Nazi in the Seinfeld episode

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SonnyM
7 Reviews
2011/12/11
  • Great Value
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • The food is amazing. Service is non-existent! Most wait staff do not speak much comprehendible English.
    Having said that, you go there for the food not the service. The price is great and the food is the best I have had anywhere. Better than some places at a much higher price.

  • Order: Satay Beef/Tom Yum Soup
 
Deidara
7 Reviews
2011/12/03
  • Not as good as it used to be
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • Something has either happened to this place or something has happened to my food standards.

    Years ago when it was the only game in town, I used to really enjoy coming here. But I ate here again recently and wasn't impressed.

    I had some serious digestion issues after eating here. (The food tasted OK though). It seems like they put way too much flavoring and junk into the broth. (This might be good if you like it, but it didn't sit well with my stomach).

    The service (as always) was subpar. I'm not sure why the people who serve here are as rude as they are. (Years ago, this was tolerable, but nowadays it's not).

  • Order: Pho (Special)
 
eohhhhh
1 Review
2011/05/14
  • food is great
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • The food is awesome here, I would highly recommend it, Although it can be very frustrating to order ahead on the telephone because they don't understand you if you don't say what number the item your trying to order. So I guess we'd all better learn to speak their language if you want to order ahead.

  • Order: pork vermaceli and egg rolls
 
Greenfrog
17 Reviews
2010/10/28
  • Favourite Casual Asian Restaurant
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I am a regular patron. Have been alone, with my wife, and with groups of as many as 12.

    Love the food, love the buzz as the place is always packed. Good solid food at a great value.

    Some reviewers of B & T have been unduly critical. yes it is busy, yes the servers are Asian and do not speak English well, yes it is a hole in the wall, yes you have to write down the number of your menu item to order it, and yes the basement washroom are pretty dingy. But, once in a while, it is good to get off the culinary high horse and eat some darn good food, isn't it???

    I think it is... and places like B & T make it an adventure. As one other reviewer mentioned, Thanks Mr. Highpants!

  • Order: 303, 32, 102 (same order almost every time I go!)
 
Furla
20 Reviews
2010/06/24
  • Just love it here!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The previous few reviews make me laugh simply because honestly: this is a place you come to for the food not for the atmosphere - but even that is fine with me. If you like Thai/Vietnamese cuisine then you will likely enjoy the food here... No, you will not get the kind of service where your server goes out of hers/his way to be at your table checking on you throughout your meal - are you kidding me! They are busy! But then again this is not the kind of place you come for the service. That said, I have NEVER, ever been rude to! We always feel welcome here, always get smiles and greetings when upon arrival as well as on the way out. It's true, the place gets comically overcrowded - and that too tells you something: the food is delicious, fresh and let's face it - ridiculously affordable!

  • Order: various dishes... Phos, Vermicellis, Curries - love the Black Pepper Fish in the Pot!
 
2011/03/30

Recent Comment by: SDD

I agree the asian servers seem rude by N. American standards, but I like not having my meal interupted by a stranger asking Is everything allright". If it wasn't I would let him/her know. Professional servers should know this.

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spyridus
41 Reviews 2 Helpful
2010/02/13
  • I really do not get the hype on this place...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • I really do not get the hype on this place. Horrible food, dreadful service, not that clean, and the owner/manager is the most miserable person I've ever seen.
    I stopped eating here 3 years ago but my friends begged me to go last night and it just re-affirmed my decision to stop going. The manager was so rude to us, it took them 30 minutes to give us menu's, there was 4 of us and they only gave us utensils for 3 (which also took forever to get another set).
    I will never set foot near this dive ever again!

  • Order: Beef with Lemongrass
 
kyledow
14 Reviews 2 Helpful
2009/07/08
  • Very disappointing experience. The place was...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Very disappointing experience.

    The place was crowded (like a lot of reviews here mentioned). It's not enjoyable when you're crammed into a seating area.

    My server could not speak English if his life depended on it. They relied on the numbers on the menu, not the actual name of the food. So asking about portion sizes, and what was in everything was out of the question.

    I didn't like my order. The spring rolls were alright, my pop came at the end of my meal, but this tofu mess I ordered was awful.

    Bad service, poor facility, and bad food.

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

 
Nick
3 Reviews 1 Helpful
2008/12/11
  • I do not understand why this restaurant is...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • I do not understand why this restaurant is crowded. The food is okay, but is the worst of any other Vietnamese Restaurants in town. Services were neither welcome nor friendly.

  • Order: pho, and coconut milkshake
 
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