Wilson Street Bar and Grill brings casual dining to Ancaster with simple delicious food and beverages in an up-tempo contemporary setting. Visitors will find the cuisine affordable, prepared with flavourful ingredients and served with lovely, authentic service in a genuinely comfortable atmosphere. Owner Brent Sim has quickly integrated into the Ancaster Village community, even going so far as to collaborate with celebrated chef Nick Bhalesar (India Village) on what may be the single greatest chicken wing sauce in the history of Hamilton. Private parties can be accommodated in the stylish and spacious event space/dining area on the second floor.
Chef Matt Cowan & partner Meg Cowan serve complex flavours in a delightfully beautiful environment. Located in the heart of Barton Village, this small but mighty eatery has dazzled more than a few diners with their commitment to thoughtful, well executed dishes, exceedingly high standard of service and obvious love for what they do. Prepare for a refined, creative spin on seasonal Canadian fare; tasting menus and an unforgettably wonderful service experience. There is a reason their reviews have been overwhelmingly positive in a very short time!
While Coop Wicked Chicken may ruffle a few feathers on King Street West with their cheeky branding (“Tasty As Cluck”), they’re certainly winning hearts, minds and tastebuds with their exceptional menu of in-house made dishes, gorgeous cocktails and playfully rustic & rock atmosphere. The city’s been buzzing about their phenomenal chicken sandwiches – prepared seared, pulled or fried, using high quality ingredients – and their much sought deep-fried chicken.
For those craving the flavours of the American South with a modern culinary twist, Big Tobacco brings the rich southern flavor to Hess Village. Offering exciting and delicious fare like Kentucky Fried Pork Belly, Shrimp and Grits, Rabbit Wings with Chili Oil and more with an assortment of whiskys, spirits and wines sure to satisfy the most well-heeled aficionado.
Eat Industries co-founders Brandon Jackson and Matthew Pigeon have brought the popular Japanese-inspired gastropub style called Izakaya to Hamilton in the form of the stylish new Bar Izakaya. Located just off James St. N., Bar Izakaya features simple, refined dishes influenced by both Japanese and Canadian cuisine. From Bento boxes to Ramen bowls, dishes combine local fare with Japanese ingredients for delicious results. And all menu items can be paired with the perfect craft beer, sake, wine or original cocktail.
These are just some of the tasty new spots to explore in Hamilton in 2017. But there’s surely many more still to come. Check back in often with Tourism Hamilton’s full restaurant listings.