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Rousseau House Restaurant

375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
+1 905-648-8863
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“tapas” (22 reviews)
“beet salad” (2 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Good food.Casual dining in one area(tapas) and formal dining in dining room.The dining room costs are quite expensive but the casual dining of tapas etc is reasonable.Service is good.

1  Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Rousseau House is our favourite family restorant. The historic house is causy and inviting. The food is always 10/10. We have a favorite spot at the veranda that is just as biutiful in the winer as it is in the summer. Lots of parking...More

Thank n f
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We just finished our company Christmas party at the Rousseau House. The staff was more than attentive and welcoming! We were recommended tapas that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. From our main courses which included the salmon to the short ribs to the beef strip loin all...More

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been for lunch several times to Rousseau House because the location is good and the surroundings are warm and inviting. The food, on the other hand, is just "okay". Salads are good, burgers... Ho Hum, Sandwiches are unimaginative.

1  Thank betsgirl2017
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Were travelling around the Hamilton area and stopped for a quick snack on a Saturday afternoon. The building the restaurant is in is beautiful - old wood, nice detailing (including stained glass windows), stone exterior. We ordered drinks - mine was called The Blackbird (prosecco,...More

1  Thank Goose323
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We dropped in for lunch. My hosts raved about this restaurant, The Rousseau House. Lovely house, which has been converted into a restaurant with serval banquet rooms etc. We waited at least 1/2 hour for our food, while the two servers chatted and laughed. When...More

1  Thank jlg1974
Reviewed 18 September 2017

There we about 50 guests for lunch including many children of various ages. Servers were courteous and helpful, serving kids first. Food was good but not spectacular . The restaurant itself needs to be refreshed but it was acceptable.

1  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Are you hungry? Be ready for small plates. Are you willing to timely service? Expect delays. Are you looking for engagement from the people serving you? Go some place else. Very good food, but people there are in their own time zone. I let the...More

1  Thank marcopolo230170
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have been coming here for a number of years, and the food and service has ranged from just ok to good to excellent. However our most recent visit was disappointing for a number of reasons. for example, we ordered 2 different kinds of mussels...More

1  Thank 136JanC
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I worked at the Rousseau house back in 2003 just after it had one best restaurant awards and many such accolades. Under chef Kai Biehn the food quality consistency was questionable because of his lack of cooking experience.Today the restaurant has had almost 20 years...More

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Laurie D
24 February 2018|
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Response from n f | Reviewed this property |
casual is perfectly ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 23
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-648-8863
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