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The Cook's Shop Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (100 reviews)
“steak diane” (16 reviews)
“garlic bread” (27 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
683 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 497 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We haven't been there in a very long time, but we were at the Cook Shop in the summer. Excellent as always

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family today and had the shrimp on scapilini. It came with about 8 total shrimp on two scures and a small side of spaghetti. Everything was ok but no amazing , best dish seemed to be the lamb chops . Service was good...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most popular restaurants in the area, I used to frequent there over 20 years ago, and in time forgot how great it is! The aroma of garlic can be "felt" from the street! The food is fantastic, the service is fantastic, and...More

Thank barryhU9174KN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love the smell of garlic this is the place, Pasta appetizer excellent. Great service, quiet ambience . Main course cooked to perfection filet, always enjoy the salad.

Thank peterstrachan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't eat dinner in the basement at home ? Foods ok there are lots of restaurants in windsor with better atmosphere

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the dark, crowded venue discourage you. The food here is good! One of our favorites is the Caesar salad. So far, we've tried their steak and several pasta dishes and we've enjoyed them all.

Thank Jetlagmom
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Delicious! Sophisticated dining with out being stuffy. My favorite for the two of us to enjoy a quiet evening out.

Thank daleheathermaria
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The quality of the food at The Cook Shop is consistently very good, time after time. I have been there a number of times and love it! They boast that their menu has been the same for many years. It is nice to go to...More

Thank pennyl343
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The downstairs site never changes and it's a bit dark -- maybe to encourage the romantic atmosphere. The dining room opens onto the kitchen and you can witness their creations. Lino and his crew do such a nice job that you'll need reservations most nights...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Cook's Shop never disappoints. It is and has been consistent through the years. Top notch service and food with a very old world and romantic ambiance makes for the perfect date or couples night out. The big beautiful salad served family style with yummy...More

Thank Luckystarfish4U
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Questions & Answers
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
Therese J
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
US$ 22
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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