Local Good Eats

When we moved to Burlington a few years ago, we decided to do a monthly date night to get out and see what our new city had to offer. The deal was one person picks, the other pays and we flip every month. I’m so glad we started doing this and have come across quite a few gems that are now on a list of recommendations we give to other people. If your every in the Burlington area I hope you’ll give one of these places a try.

MYTHOS Cuisine – 3500 Fairview St, Burlington, ON L7N 2R5

This was the first place we ever went to for date night (I picked it) and in my opinion its still the best restaurant we have been to so far. We have been back with some friends since the inaugral visit. Food is fantastic, service is incredible and both times we have been there the owner/chef has come to our table to ask how everything was. I do not recall that happening at any other restaurant I have been to.

For dinner we have always made reservations and I would encourage you to do so. It is quite popular and I could see it filling up quickly, especially on weekends.

Rayhoon Persian Eatery – 420 Pearl St, Burlington, ON L7R 2N1

Located in the Village Square in downtown Burlington, Rayhoon is the kebob specialist. We have also been back to this place after our initial date night dinner (BF’s pick, to be fair), and enjoy trying different things. I especially like the card on the table that provides the proper instructions for eating your kabob meal. It involves cutting up the tomato and adding a seasoning which I can’t remember the name of right now. The kabobs are very tasty and the meat tender.

My kabob dinner at Rayhoon our first visit there.

Son of a Peach – 2049 Pine St #62, Burlington, ON L7R 1E9

Also in downtown Burlington, not far from Rayhoon, Son of a Peach is a pizzeria that does not disappoint. Just from the name alone you would give it a try. Pizza is one of my all time favourite foods and I am always ready to try a new pizza place. We ate here on a friday night around 7pm and it was very busy so keep that in mind. We had to wait about half an hour for a table. A friend told me the Garlic Knots are excellent. We didn’t have them but saw them being carried out to many tables and they do look delicious.

Bahn Thai Authentic Thai Cuisine – 4490 Fairview St., Burlington , ON, L7L 5P9

This restaurant is in a plaza we are in on a regular basis so didn’t have to search to far for this date night choice. I love cashew chicken and tend to stop looking at the menu as soon as I find it which was the case here. Had to ordered a side of rice with it, as I usually have to do in most thai restaurants, and to me it would be incomplete without it. Service was good, food was good and quality was great. The staff seemed genuinely happy to have us in their restaurant and if felt like a family was making our meal.

Stone House Restaurant – 3106 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7N 3J3

This wasn’t a date night restaurant but a pick for my birthday dinner last year. I selected it largely based on Trip Advisor reviews which were very favourable. They were absolutely correct and this is one of the best birthday dinners I’ve ever had. When you book a reservation online you can enter if your celebrating an event. I entered we were celebrating a birthday and when we got to the restaurant, our table had little birthday decorations on it! What a great touch. All the food we had was amazing, the service impeccable and a manager came over a few times to ask how everything was. This is the sister restaurant to Lake House Restaurant which you may have seen on the way to Niagara. After our great experience at Stone House, we are anxious to try Lake House.

Pictures below of our decorated table and dinners at Stone House. Ryan had the prime rib and I had a pasta dish that I asked to have vegetables added to. Appetizers are in the top right photo. Everything was fantastic.

Unfortunately I do not have photos from all of our dinners. Ones I did have seem to have been deleted. In the future I promise to do a better job of including photos as I continue to highlight any new favourite date night places. If you end up trying one of the places on my list please let me know how you liked it.

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