About Quatrefoil

16 Sydenham Street
Dundas, ON L9H 2T4
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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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, European

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Park St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 628-7800

Website:
http://www.quatrefoilrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Fraser Macfarlane

Private Party Facilities:
Quatrefoil Restaurant offers private rooms for professional and personal groups. Group menus are available.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: 9056287800x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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First time service was off

Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Lucky Dundas

Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dundas Gem

Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

If Quatrefoil made their own water, I am ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The best restaurant in the Hamilton area ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Quatrefoil

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

Still one of our very favourites! Excellent menu executed brilliantly....highlights local & seasonal items. Great ambiance and service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent

Dined on April 15, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service5
value3

Service and ambiance was excellent. Pre ...

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

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.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Still my favorite!

Dined on March 26, 2016

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.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Had the Friday tasting menu. Food were e ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Had the Friday tasting menu. Food were exquisitely prepared. Service was attentive and friendly. Loved the calamari with scallop in particular

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

GREAT FIND !!!!

Dined on March 12, 2016

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 !!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Doesn't disappoint!

Dined on March 12, 2016

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:)

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

A gem.

Dined on March 11, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Quatrefoil excedes every expectation

Dined on February 28, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Birthday dinner

Dined on February 27, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful night. The food was great. Wish the desert selection matched the menu... Overall fantastic...

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

YUM!

Dined on February 26, 2016

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! :-)

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Gastronomy

Dined on February 25, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

An absolue favorite

Dined on February 24, 2016

Always very welcoming and gracious in manner. Service is prompt and professional. Standards of menu are invariably high. Always look forward to returning.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Beautiful and Delicious Food

Dined on February 19, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

One of our favourites in the region.

Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

amazing food

Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing food, service and overall experi ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Amazing food, service and overall experience!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always impressed

Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

The food and service is superb. I had sc ...

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

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

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Top Notch Dining

Dined on February 7, 2016

We have dined at Quatrefoil many times. Everything 5/5 as usual. The lamb special was perfectly cooked and the accompanying sauce was divine.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous Restaurant

Dined on February 6, 2016

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.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Once again, it did not disappoint!

Dined on February 6, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Tasting menu

Dined on February 6, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My dairy allergy was attended to w/excellence.

Dined on February 2, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Very good fine dining

Dined on January 24, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

A very charming place with very good food.

vip
Dined on January 23, 2016

This was a very charming find with very good food and excellent service We have no hesitation in returning

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Extremely Satisfied!

Dined on January 23, 2016

A very relaxed and enjoyable experience: The food was excellent, the service was perfect and the atmosphere was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Have met 2 friends here for lunch every ...

Dined on January 21, 2016

Have met 2 friends here for lunch every couple of months. It never disappoints - great ambiance, service, food etc. ALWAYS consistently excellent!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect for a Special Occasion

Dined on January 16, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

The food was very good; great value with ...

Dined on January 9, 2016

The food was very good; great value with the prix fixe. Also, the service was exceptional.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Special night made extra special !

Dined on December 31, 2015

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.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Xmas Lunch for our group

Dined on December 30, 2015

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.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Neighborhood Gem

Dined on December 19, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Our first visit to this restaurant and w ...

Dined on December 19, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant and would not hesitate to return

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

As always, Quatrefoil is like spending a ...

Dined on December 18, 2015

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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