Quatrefoil Restaurant offers fine dining in downtown Dundas, Ontario. Chefs Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos use local ingredients to create contemporary French cuisine in a sophisticated environment.
Since opening in May 2010, Quatrefoil Restaurant has been named among the top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada by enRoute Magazine, and the Top 10 Best New Restaurants by Toronto Life.
Fraser and Georgina met while employed at Toronto's Scaramouche Restaurant. The two chefs then went to London, England in search of new styles and experiences. While there, the pair trained at some of Europe's top Michelin-starred establishments.
Now at home at Quatrefoil Restaurant, the couple find inspiration in the best local products to create superb seasonal menus. Their approach is to refine flavours through technique and let the ingredients stand on their own.
Contemporary French, European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Quatrefoil Restaurant offers private rooms for professional and personal groups. Group menus are available.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Quatrefoil Ratings and Reviews
First time service was off
We've been to Quatrefoil since it opened, more than we can count. Dates, family, friends, neighbours, clients, lunch, dinner etc. It is always spectacular. This one time we will note that service was a tad snarky, lacking genuine care, and at one point a little rude when the server sighed dramatically when we let her know (to be kind and not wasteful for the restaurant), to save the bread platter before she set it down, since one of the guests had celiac disease. Uncalled for. The gentleman at the front desk was lovely and left us in good spirits when we picked up our coat check. As always the food and presentation were exceptional. This restaurant is about experience far more than most establishments this time it was off their game.
Quatrefoil never fails to deliver fine food in an elegant setting, with impeccable service. We lunch and dine there often, and are always very pleased. Dundas is lucky to have a restaurant of this quality right in the heart of downtown.
Don't miss the opportunity to dine at this Dundas, Ontario gem! From the moment we arrived...just a few minutes early...the experience was top-notch. A chic casual atmosphere and an attentive, happy service staff made us feel welcome and comfortable. The food was outstanding and we were treated like royalty. We're so happy to have found such a wonderful dining experience right in our own backyard! We'll definitely return...we can't wait to try out their patio this summer. Treat yourselves and pay a visit to this fantastic restaurant.
If Quatrefoil made their own water, I am ...
If Quatrefoil made their own water, I am certain that it would taste spectacular. Last night, we had a waiter, Kyle, who was probably the best waiter we have ever had anywhere: an excellent temperament, polite, refined and put an extraordinary effort to articulate the beauty of each dish. One of the co-owners, Georgina, is also a very friendly, sweet and kind woman, who remembers her guests and says hello at the tables when possible. Quatrefoil is a true gem in Southern Ontario.
The best restaurant in the Hamilton area ...
The best restaurant in the Hamilton area by far. The food is very creative with excellent presentation. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed all courses. No need to drive to Toronto as we have the best right here.
Still one of our very favourites! Excellent menu executed brilliantly....highlights local & seasonal items. Great ambiance and service.
We have been to this restaurant many times mostly for lunch. Excellent value for 3 course lunch. The Rainbow trout is delicious and moist. Wonderful French cooking. Friendly, great service. Will definitely return. It is worth the drive to Dundas, Ontario to eat at Quatrefoil.
Service and ambiance was excellent. Pre ...
Service and ambiance was excellent. Presentation of food was very nice. Unfortunately, however, the food was pedestrian at best and not very tasty. Very disappointing as when we were there a couple of years ago and the chef who came in second on Master Chef was on duty the food was outstanding. Hopefully, this is easily improved as it is a great little spot.
Still my favorite!
I took my wife here for her birthday a year ago and it was great. We came into Hamilton for a Garth Brooks concert so I had a perfect excuse to come back to Quatrefoil. It didn't change my view of this superb restaurant. The food is still delicious and the waiter was beyond friendly. The whole staff was very pleasant. The most surprising thing about this restaurant is the food portions are reasonable. Usually when you go to a high end restaurant they feed you like birds, not here.
Had the Friday tasting menu. Food were e ...
Had the Friday tasting menu. Food were exquisitely prepared. Service was attentive and friendly. Loved the calamari with scallop in particular
GREAT FIND !!!!
Since moving here in November, have enjoyed this Restaurant on two occasions now, Lunch and Dinner and could not be happier....the Staff is perfect, the Food is the best and the Atmosphere is most charming....have dined in many good Restaurants, all over the world, including Maxim's in Paris and can speak very highly about Quatrefoil....hopefully, many more experiences there !!!
Food is always exceptional. Dinner was no exception. Presentation and combination of flavors is always wonderful. It's great that they add the daily specials - which are always a tasty choice. Little extras like the amuse and post-dinner chocolates and macaroons are always a nice surprise! Keep going back, and enjoying the experience:)
Food was superb, service excellent. From the first step in the door, staff were there to welcome with a warm smile and greeting. The service was excellent from all the staff. The real reason to go is the food. Fixed priced lunch menu was delightful. There were three in our party, we each had different appetizers, but shared. Every ap was fresh, and delicious. The entrees were excellent and inventive. The trout was perfectly cooked and interestingly pared with root veggies. Dessert was also wonderful. Wine list is excellent, and you can ask for assistance to get the right wine for your dining pleasure. Will definetly go back, again and again.
Quatrefoil excedes every expectation
Absolutely outstanding attention to detail. We went for a belated anniversary celebration and the server brought us two glasses of dessert wine "on the house" to help mark the occasion. (After the bottle we had already selected from the exceptional wine list). The beautiful and luxurious ambiance really lent itself to the romance of the evening.
My wife and I had a wonderful night. The food was great. Wish the desert selection matched the menu... Overall fantastic...
Delicious! Excellent to taste what something should taste like, before trying it at home. (I never eat out where I can make the food better at home. Which rather restricts where I go out to eat! :-)
What a treat each dish has so many layers and complexities to it. The flavours delight and accent each other. The creative treatments and preparations are a joy. Everything you receive is of the highest calibre. Great ambience - very elegant. Great service - professional, friendly, insightful. A favourite restaurant!
An absolue favorite
Always very welcoming and gracious in manner. Service is prompt and professional. Standards of menu are invariably high. Always look forward to returning.
Beautiful and Delicious Food
This dinner was a date night for my wife and I; our first night out together since the birth of our son. This was a special night so I searched for a restaurant that could serve up a very special meal. What attracted me immediately to this restaurant was their Friday night 5-course tasting menu (also general close proximity to home and the restaurant being named one of the top ten new restaurants since opening in 2010 by multiple sources). The inside of the restaurant is comfortable, intimately lit, though with a distinct higher end look. If you are eating here you will want to wear better than casual-wear. From the moment we arrived, we were well taken care of by the warm and attentive front of house staff. The front of house were well spoken, understood the menu inside and out, and never overstayed their welcome (gave my wife and I time alone to talk but were always there when we needed anything). It was this professional treatment that made this one of my most comfortable dining experiences. Regarding the food, we dined on a Friday evening so we could taste their 5-course tasting menu. I had the wine pairing with my meal. I won't go into gross detail regarding each of the 5 courses, but I will say that many of the individual courses were unique tastes/pairings that really do make Quatrefoil's food stand on its own, in my mind. As we left the restaurant, my wife and I were still talking about how fantastic certain aspects were...who would have thought I could like charred broccoli as much as I did? As a minor item for those interested in heading to this restaurant, although there is parking at the front and adjacent to the restaurant, we found ample free street parking close to the restaurant on Park Street. Overall, my wife and I loved our dining experience at this restaurant and plan to come back for another meal in the near future (hoping the 5-course menu gets changed up by then!). Keep up the excellent work Quatrefoil!
One of our favourites in the region.
The food is amazing, and the ambiance is perfect for a romantic meal. One of our goto places in the region for good food. Expect to pay for it though.
The appetizer ,main course and dessert presentation was just amazing. The combination of the food and flavors on the plates were delicious and outstanding. It was pricey but very well worth it for special occasions. The service was just outstanding as well. Our waitress was knowledgeable Friendly and very professional.
Amazing food, service and overall experi ...
Amazing food, service and overall experience!
We have been dining at your restaurant for a girls get together for many years to celebrate a late Christmas and New Years "catch up". The food presentation is always amazing, as so is the food and wine. It's a wonderful place for friends to get together and enjoy an amazing meal in a lovely atmosphere.
The food and service is superb. I had sc ...
The food and service is superb. I had scallops and calamari for an hors d'oeuvre and the lingcod as my main. Scrumptious! Service was friendly without being servile. Although they don't list cocktails on the wine list, they made me a very nice dark and stormy complete with crystallized ginger
Top Notch Dining
We have dined at Quatrefoil many times. Everything 5/5 as usual. The lamb special was perfectly cooked and the accompanying sauce was divine.
The menu is simple, but the flavours of the food were outstanding. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, and the service was very good. We enjoyed our evening very much.
Once again, it did not disappoint!
A five star place every time. The food was fabulous as well as the service. There were four of us at the table and we loved everything from the appetizers to the dessert. I highly recommend the scallops and the beef tenderloin. I normally only order scallops if I'm close to the sea but these are delicious!
We had the Friday night 5 course tasting menu and it was amazing. Each course was beautifully presented, explained and tasted delicious. The portion sizes were perfect for all of us (2 men and 1 woman) and we were able to enjoy the entire meal. Our servers were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The wine list is a bit pricey but with lots of selection. The room is very comfortable and well appointed, but a bit noisy. We have eaten here often and it has never disappointed.
My dairy allergy was attended to w/excellence.
My husband and I went for his milestone birthday. We loved the food we had! We loved the server Becca! We had a fantastic and memorable time! We hope to visit again soon. We hope to take our family members when they come to visit. Thank you for such a great time!
Very good fine dining
Went for a birthday dinner here with my wife. It was our first visit. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, the staff warm & welcoming. The menu is exactly what I'd hoped for - half dozen appetizers & mains plus a nightly special. This ensures enough choice for most folks, plus means the kitchen can focus on hand crafting a few dishes very well. Appetizers were the Baby Gem & Red Oak Salad and the Rose Veal Tartar. The salad was the best course either of us had all night (followed closely by desserts) - beautifully layered flavors. The Tartar was very well presented & tasty, but the flavors got overwhelmed by the peppery combination of the nasturtium & horseradish snow the point where it was all I could taste about half way into the dish. Mains were Quebec Duck Breast & Willowgrove Hill Pork Loin. The duck was excellent, the red wine barley risotto with pomegranate was genius, & the dish was a winner overall. The pork was very good, but not exceptional. Dessert was the Pear & Brie and the Vanilla Creme Brulee . Both were excellent. The pear & brie was exceptional - try it if you can. And the creme brulee one of the best I've ever had. Overall two thumbs up & we'll definitely be back. Would have given 4.5 out of 5 if the site allowed.
A very charming place with very good food.
This was a very charming find with very good food and excellent service We have no hesitation in returning
A very relaxed and enjoyable experience: The food was excellent, the service was perfect and the atmosphere was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Have met 2 friends here for lunch every ...
Have met 2 friends here for lunch every couple of months. It never disappoints - great ambiance, service, food etc. ALWAYS consistently excellent!
Perfect for a Special Occasion
Dining at Quatrefoil for our anniversary proved to be the perfect choice. The seating request I made online at open table, along with dietary restrictions mentioned were both accommodated. The service was attentive without being obtrusive, and the meals were beautifully presented, delicious, and good portions. We shared an appetizer, and each had an entree. We were so full that neither of us had room for dessert. We decided to have coffee, and each was served in an individual french press. All in all, a dining experience from start to finish - well worth the drive to Dundas!
The food was very good; great value with ...
The food was very good; great value with the prix fixe. Also, the service was exceptional.
Special night made extra special !
We had originally booked for lunch but a problem in staffing cancelled and we had a chance to book at 5 p.m. Because we were 5 they gave us the private dinning room. It was a special menu created just for New Years Eve and as each serving in the 6 course menu was served our server, Matthew took time to explain the combinations which made the dish special. We all came away feeling that we had not just had a special meal but had, had an extra ordinary dinning experience.
Xmas Lunch for our group
Food was excellent with a touch of uniqueness to it. Service by Morgan was very good. Parking a bit of a hassle because it was Xmas week and the streets of Dundas were full of people - to be expected. Only criticism was dessert tart - crust had olive oil in it which left an odd taste. Some things are just better with butter. But we all raved about the food and we all would definitely go back.
We have been twice now in a few months. First was for our anniversary and second was with long time friends. We all agreed that the food was spectacular and on a whole the experience was outstanding. For me, the best part was knowing that all of my dietary restrictions were taken seriously.
Our first visit to this restaurant and w ...
Our first visit to this restaurant and would not hesitate to return
As always, Quatrefoil is like spending a ...
As always, Quatrefoil is like spending a couple of hours in heaven, whilst in Dundas, Ontario. The personal and food service are impeccable, whilst the owner, Georgina, is a kind and personable woman, who routinely greets the customers at the tables. Forget the fast food and chain restaurants, save your money and visit Quatrefoil. Not only is it a worthwhile journey, but, regardless of what you order, it will taste fantastic.
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