Dalhousie Bistro            519 736 0880   

Subtitle

Our authentic Belgian Waffles are the best!

Find out how Jonathan Pinto of the CBC heard about them and why he decided to try them . . .

You can find the radio, video and web story here: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3516234
  We serve them all day and every day.


Welcome to "The Bistro" and "What is this place all about"?


We DO NOT serve burgers, fries, pizza or wings!

Some people wonder where this slogan comes from and why we use it. The answer is quite simple.  It tells people in an instant that this is not your everyday roadhouse restaurant that serves the same old fries, burgers & wings that you get at every other place; most of it frozen and deep fried.


We have unique and distinctive foods for people who appreciate new tastes and real food.  You can order a main course AND / OR any number of smaller dishes and create a unique meal which is fun to share with friends, family and a bottle of wine.  


We are closed Mondays (till May).  We are open from 10 Am till 3 PM every day except Fridays and Saturdays when we offer a full dinner menu.

About Our Food

As best as we can, we stay away from any products made with GMO’s, chemical preservatives, colour & flavour agents and other “non-essentials” that are put in most commercially prepared foods and we source our "In-season" produce locally. 


And because we do this, MOST of our foods are GLUTEN FREE!



Yes, our menu is very different and

yes, we are fully Licensed by the LCBO


Call us 519 736 0880


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Food Philosophy

Restaurants these days offer the same old stuff: “burgers, steaks, chicken, pizza, wings and fries” . . . and they all buy from the same wholesalers and it all tastes the same. Soups & sauces are made from powdered concentrates, potatoes and vegetables are frozen. 


The basic idea of cooking something from scratch, with fresh ingredients, for several hours is unheard of in restaurants.  In many homes, people are just too busy to spend the time to cook meals that take more than 30 minutes to prepare.


Please see the "Dinner" tab for more information on our "Soirées".

The ingredients we buy are of the highest quality.  As a result, our food is excellent.  

Some of our specialties include "Made-from-scratch" French Onion soup, "Black Forest" Panini, Calabrese Antipasto, Salade de Chèvre, Artisanal Cheeses, Pâtés, Charcuterie, assorted Crostini, Eggs Benedict, local Lamb-shanks braied in Red Wine, Moullard Duck Breasts served with a Honey and Balsamic reduction and much more.  Please see our menu tab.


  • Our smoked products are actually smoked, not smoke flavoured

• Artisanal Cheeses from Ontario, Québec & PEI are International & National Award winners

• Our Bloomy rind cheeses from France & Europe are renowned the world over

• Our Smoked Salmon is from New Brunswick & BC

• Québec has mastered the art of Charcuterie, Pâtés & Foie Gras.  We have many. 

• Our Pork, Beef, Chicken, Ham & Bacon is supplied by Wigle Gourmet Meats in Amherstburg.  Their hams & bacons
are naturally cured and wood-smoked

• We make our own specialties like “2-year cheddar aged in Port Wine” and “Cretons”.

• Vegetables, fruit, cheese, wines, pork, lamb, beef, breads, etc. are sourced locally

• We grow our own herbs

• Our French Baguettes & Croissants are baked here every day so they are always good.


Having a gathering at home?

We can prepare some fabulous platters of different & unique foods.

We also sell our French Bread, Croissants, Cheese and Pâtés by the piece to take home.


Everything on our menu is available for Take-out.

  • Bring home freshly baked, flaky croissants on a Sunday morning! 
  • Drop-in for "Eggs Copenhgagen" on the front porch for breakfast.
  • Have a PIC-NIC in the park with a Take-out cheese plate.

Summer Hours

We open at 10 AM - 7 days a week.  


Sunday through Thursday we are open for Breakfast and Lunch till 3 PM.


Friday and Saturday, we are open all day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
till 8 PM  
or later.


After June 1 we will be open for dinner on Thursday as well.


Our closing times are a bit flexible.  They will depend on what the weather is like, and of course . . . how busy we are.