Top 5 Fine Dining Restaurants in Hamilton (Reviewed By a Local)

Fine Dining Restaurants in Hamilton

This may not be Toronto or Montreal, but Hamiltonians knows how to splash out on fine-dining experiences rife with caviar, truffles and palate cleansers.

The best fancy restaurants in Hamilton skip pretension and focus instead on spectacular flavors, wow-worthy presentation and killer wine lists, to boot.

Whether you're looking to celebrate your birthday in Hamilton or you just got a raise at work, these top-rated eateries will make you feel like a celebrity.

From upscale sushi restaurants and posh steakhouses to raved-about tasting menus, there's something for every occasion. Take a look at our favorite fine dining restaurants in Hamilton and phone in your reservations ahead of time—tables at these top spots book fast.

The Best Fancy Restaurants in Hamilton


Quatrefoil is an amazing restaurant. It's a French-style bistro/restaurant just outside of Hamilton's downtown core.

The meal I had here was exceptional, and the staff were very friendly. I would highly recommend visiting this place for your next meal!

Address: 16 Sydenham St, Dundas, ON L9H 2T4, Canada


Phone: +19056287800

If you are looking for a great time in Hamilton, it's time to pay a visit to The French.

It's located at the heart of the city and is highly awarded for its food, service and atmosphere.

The service is flawless and the food is so delicious. Their avocado toast and salads are so good, plus their main brunch courses are very flavourful and delicious.

The food is fresh and made at the spot which is what I love about this place. It’s a cute spot to go with a friend and catch up over brunch.

Address: 37 King William St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1, Canada


Phone:  +19055283737

I had a great night out last night at the Keg Upper James. The staff was really friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, especially the dessert bar!

This experience has ensured that I'm coming back here again! Awesome atmosphere and great service!

Address: 1170 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON L9C 3B1, Canada


Phone: +19055747880

I had such a great time at Claudio's! The food was so fresh, homemade and delicious. The servers were so sweet and fun and made the experience very personal.

We started off with calamari and it was cooked perfectly  served with an amazing aioli sauce.

I ordered the spaghetti frutti di mare and it was so delicious! the portion was large there was plenty for everyone at the table to enjoy. Overall a great meal!!

Address: 191 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9, Canada


Phone:  +12893896699

This is not your typical Hamilton eatery. It is a beautiful landmark on Lake Ontario that offers outstanding food, great service and a highly sophisticated ambiance.

The wine list is extensive and the menu offers a wide range of options for everyone from light lunches to gourmet dinner entrees.

Address: 518 Fruitland Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5A6, Canada


Phone: +19056439332


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