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The Cook's Shop Restaurant

683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
+1 519-254-3377
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (109 reviews)
“steak diane” (17 reviews)
“garlic bread” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel compelled to write this review after visiting the Cook Shop with my husband for dinner last night. I read another review for this restaurant that was negative. This is an old world Italian restaurant-they have tried hard to maintain the "old world" charm...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place you wished they had more than just 5 stars to give. The Cook's Shop is the benchmark of what fine dining and service is all about. This is also without the pretentious and snooty clientele and servers. Very warm and intimate...More

Thank Vernon B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and another couple went to try The Cook's Shop. We were lucky enough to get reservations because when we called, someone had cancelled theirs (really happy about that!) The restaurant is in the basement of a small building on Ouellette Ave. As soon...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 16 March 2018

My wife and I ate here with another (US) couple last night - we all loved it. We've been eating here for 35 years (maybe twice or so annually) - it has the best pasta in Metro Detroit, often cooked table-side. It's intimate - kind...More

Thank lee s
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The cook shop has been around for many many years and still as good or better that the day it opened The food is great no matter what you order. It is worth the visit and you will make many return visits!

Thank 519cathie
Reviewed 4 March 2018

had a great time here. Quiet for conversation. Food was excellent. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

Thank yqgrobert
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant. Great food. Little dark in lighting but if you love garlic it’s your place Great date place

Thank TravellingSnowbirds
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic in Windsor. From the salad, to the pasta to the l’anime shop, the food is always good! I have been going on and off for 28 years.

Thank Réjean D
Reviewed 1 February 2018

One of our favourite places to go, for years people recommended the Cook Shop but we never got around to making a reservation, our first time going was an 8pm booking but weekends fill up fast! The environment is intimate, the food is prepared and...More

Thank Valene W
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The restaurant is quaint and “romantic “service is good. But that’s about it. Its dated and cheaply done. Like no updates since it opened. Bargain basement style dish towels are your napkins and economy looking silverware (all the same size) and serving dishes. Salad is...More

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15 September 2017|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
Vegan no way. Pescatarian has lots of options. Vegetarian options are really limited, there's a vegetable soup, sides of mushrooms and vegetables and for entres you have either linguini or gnocchi are pretty much it... More
1 December 2016|
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Response from MoeOntCanada | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot right behind the restaurant
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21 June 2016|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
I would call as soon as possible. some reservations are made way in advance. It also depends on how many people are in the party, if only a few you may be lucky. If you have a larger group you may not be able to. Try... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-254-3377
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