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hungryabbey Oct 10, 2007 06:16 PM

My moms birthday is on sunday and shes going to be in oakville for the day so we planned to have a dinner out there. So what are some nice restaurants, not too expensive (20-25$ mains approx) for a dinner in Oakville thats open on Sunday. Preferably not ethnic food. Thanks ahead of time!

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    jcanncuk RE: hungryabbey Oct 10, 2007 06:58 PM

    What about Jonathan's Souffle and Wine Bar? It's next door to Jonathan's proper and much cheaper (& less formal). It's in your price range, the soufflees are lovely, and if that doesn't make your day, there are plenty of other options on the menu. They have a menu on their website: http://www.jonathansofoakville.com/me...

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      burlgurl RE: hungryabbey Oct 10, 2007 07:39 PM

      I always take my mother to Seasons for her birthday..it's very close to Jonathons on Lakeshore..there are a few other nice spots here..Olivers (quite expensive), Thyme is nice also..

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        industry worker RE: burlgurl Oct 10, 2007 08:53 PM

        My favourite restaurant in Oakville is Thyme at Lakeshore and Trafalger

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        hungryabbey RE: hungryabbey Oct 11, 2007 03:49 AM

        Hm all of those places sound amazing, but theyre a little more then I wanted to spend (more 30-40 $ mains unless we all go with pasta). My mother is VERY steak and potatoes, doesnt like anything interesting from a foodie perspective really so in her eyes "its not worth spending the money on a really expensive fancy meal" when she would be happier with something simple (but atmosphere is still important)

        1. NoFixedAddress RE: hungryabbey Oct 11, 2007 07:15 AM

          For sure Thyme in Oakville:
          http://www.thymerestaurant.ca/

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            hungryabbey RE: NoFixedAddress Oct 11, 2007 06:29 PM

            Again, as amazing as it looks, its just not casual enough for my mother.. To help , the kind of places she likes are things like : Keg mansion, Rebel house, House on Parliament, Globe Bistro. Any thing similar in Oakville?

          2. NoFixedAddress RE: hungryabbey Oct 12, 2007 10:10 AM

            What about VIA MIA, on Kerr Street in Oakville?
            It looks comfortable, good staff, nice etc

            Here is the write up in West of the City Mag: http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:wwSperRmm58J:westofthecity.ca/chefs/LocalFlavour-MarApr2007.pdf+via+mia&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca

            Formerly T-bones....http://www.goldbook.ca/goldbook/water...

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              hungryabbey RE: NoFixedAddress Oct 12, 2007 10:38 AM

              hm thats an option, but Id love to avoid italian if its possible in our price range only because we have it so often.. but there were few places Ive been told about, any opinions on the following:
              hamptons restaurant
              tongue and groove
              o'finn irish temper
              ansons of oakville
              thanks again

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                tootsweet RE: NoFixedAddress Oct 13, 2007 05:19 PM

                Via Mia had to be one of the worst Italian restaurant meals I've eaten. Badly prepared, overpriced 70's style Italian. I have also tried to go to the sister resturant Fishbones but the server was so rude when we arrived and then completely ignored my Dad and me on the patio that we left without ordering. There are so many awesome restaurants in Oakville such as Stoney's, (casual) Funky Thai, but I haven't found a good steakhouse yet.

              2. NoFixedAddress RE: hungryabbey Oct 13, 2007 07:46 PM

                Okay well if she is meat and potatoes take her to the KEG....
                At least the Keg you know what you are getting

                You have shot down everyones suggestions and Tongue and Groove would be
                way too upscale for her as you stated she is more into a down-to-earth not too foo-foo
                kind of place.............

                SO: you want NO ethnic, NO italian, NOT too expensive........
                MAKE DINNER at YOUR PLACE!!!!! :).....at least you know the food will be good
                and the service will rock!

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                  hungryabbey RE: NoFixedAddress Oct 14, 2007 11:54 AM

                  Im so sorry that Ive been so difficult.. Im just trying to make sure she gets what she wants and I was trying to avoid it, but.. alas, with my mom, its probably best to play it safe.. thanks for your suggestions everyone, I will have to get my boyfriend to take me to some of those spots, at least I will appreciate it. Thanks for all your help!

                2. NovoCuisine RE: hungryabbey Oct 14, 2007 12:20 PM

                  Milestones ;)

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                    NoFixedAddress RE: NovoCuisine Oct 14, 2007 05:38 PM

                    Hey Novo..
                    Completely forgot about Milestone's
                    That would be perfect for her to take her mom
                    Not sure if there is one in Oakville but there is one in Burlington:)

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                      NovoCuisine RE: NoFixedAddress Oct 14, 2007 05:56 PM

                      There's one that straddles the border of Mississauga/Oakville at 403 and Dundas, next to the Vega Blvd. Silver City.

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                        hungryabbey RE: NovoCuisine Oct 14, 2007 06:53 PM

                        Thanks for the tip guys, thats actually where my mom decided she wanted to go! Had a fine prime rib its good enough for a chain and mom left happy and thats what matters.. thanks again! hopefully next time Ill have a more exciting request then a meat and potatoes chain

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                          NovoCuisine RE: hungryabbey Oct 15, 2007 04:52 AM

                          Glad she enjoyed it! Milestones is a go-to place for me when dining with my parents. My mother sounds a lot like yours.

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