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Compass Lakeside Grill and Lounge

2340 Ontario Street, Oakville, ON
9 reviews
Business claimed Last updated: Over a year ago
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2340 Ontario Street
Oakville, ON, L6L 6P7, CA

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Compass Lakeside Grill and Lounge, Oakville Reviews (9)

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By MikLan on Aug 09, 2013
No dinner service even with a reservation
I went into Compass on a Thursday to set a dinner reservation for my friend's birthday the next day Friday. I met the manager Michael and he set the reservation down in a book at the host's stand.
The following day when my friends and I arrived for our reservation, we were seated by the host, who handed out dinner menus and Michael ended up being our server.
Unfortunately, Michael told us the kitchen had closed early because of a slow night and took the dinner menus away and left us with bar menus. This was incredibly upsetting as it defeats the whole purpose of setting a reservation. Why would a restaurant close down its kitchen when there are still reservations for the evening?
Not too mention Michael's service was extremely cold and unfriendly. He almost seemed pissed off that we were there as he was speaking to us with attitude. To be honest, he seemed like a 20-something yr. old spoiled brat. I've never been treated like this at a restaurant before.
My friends and I left, walked across the street to the Firehall and celebrated my friend's birthday over serval pitchers of beer there.
Compass is a disrespectful and poorly managed restaurant. I'll never go back.
By non-member51472 on Nov 15, 2012
Compass Lakeside Grill/Lounge
This restaurant gets full marks for everything. The atmosphere is fantastic, the service A-1, the food wonderful, presentation most appealing, and the view great! Who could ask for anything more. Can hardly wait to go back.


By non-member33480 on Jul 31, 2011
Margaret and Michael Joy
Beautiful setting, very good food selection and at a reasonable price.

"George" was out wait person and you can tell right away that he is a professionsl and knowledgible person in the industry.

We will be back soon.

Marg and Mike.
By non-member33273 on Jul 27, 2011
Paradise by the Lake
This is the second time we went to Compass for a family occasion, and once again we were delighted. The location is beautiful, the menu has something to tempt everyone, and everything was beautifully prepared with fresh ingredients. What really sets Compass apart is the friendly and knowlegeable staff. We had six adults and a restless seven-year-old, and the waiters and kitchen staff did a great job keeping everyone happy. We are eager to go back!
By non-member33284 on Jul 25, 2011
Compass Lakeside grill
I have had the most pleasent service and best food at the Compass lakeside Grill in Bronte. It is located on the lake and therefor the view is just as nice as the people who work there. We came for a birthday celebration on the Friday night and our table was waiting for us along with our server she was very attentive and pleasant which is sometime hard to find all in one server. Highly recommend this restaurant for a great meal with a view and friendly and staff it has it all going for it.

Dawn in Oakville
By non-member32915 on Jul 18, 2011
water on the side
If Compass were realestate it would win hands-down in the location,location,location category. Even if the meals were bad- the views would transcend that. But the food is good.
Stay away from the expensive holiday-inn style Sunday brunch...and order from the menu.We prefer weekday lunchtime..because weeknds have become crowded and service has been affected. The staff is pleasant- but a word to management. Stop telling young staff that patrons must BUY their water..because at almost five dollars a pitcher -it is unfiltered goodness. That sales pitch knocked you out of the Cucci, Julia's and Corks first class category. Sell your food,mixed drinks, and oh yes... that unbeatable Bronte view and everyone will keep coming back.
By non-member32498 on Jul 06, 2011
Top notch every time
I am an Oakville resident and frequent diner at the compass lakeside grill and lounge and each time i have brought different friends and family and have always enjoyed my experience. From personable and attentive service staff, to equisite flavours at a reasonable price you cant go wrong. With the beaufirul patio and modern dining room, this is the best dining experience you will find in Oakville! Oh yes and try the wings....amazing!
By non-member32500 on Jul 06, 2011
Great spot by the lake
This past Saturday night my wife and I ventured to a beautiful restaurant in Bronte Harbour, Compass Restaurant. The food was great as per our server Ashleigh's' suggestions. I had the calamari (presented how I've never seen it before) and It was quite delicious and my wife had the Greek composition … wonderful. For dinner we had a striploin steak and a seafood past, both of which were also very good. To our surprise the was also live music (apparently every Saturday) so my wife and I enjoyed a bottle of wine whilst listening to a great due. (albeit it was a little loud) but very enjoyable. I recommend this establishment and will be returning again soon.
By non-member32502 on Jul 06, 2011
Excellent Food and Atmosphere!
Compass Lakeside Grill and Lounge is a spectacular place to eat amazing food, drink fabulous cocktails and wines and be simply impressed by the ambiance!

I will certainly be back to enjoy the menu which embodies local produce with wonderful little twists!

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Email address: info@compassrestaurant.ca
Our goal is for all guests to have a memorable experience with each and every visit. Whether discovering a new favorite wine, or indulging in our tantalizing Pacific Halibut Cioppino and Romaine & Radicchio di Treviso Caeser or simply enjoying our delicious signature “Compass” Wings on our spectacular waterfront Patio, Compass Lakeside Grill & Lounge is the perfect place for those who love to eat, laugh, and simply indulge in life’s greatest pleasure; food.

Our menu is a reflection of chef Antonio D’Anello’s FOSL philosophy (Fresh, Organic, Sustainable, Local). In respecting the earth that gives birth to our food and to the artisans & farmers who bring to market the many products we so enjoy, our menu changes with seasonal availabilities and reflects our selection of the day’s only finest and freshest offerings. Combined with culinary techniques and paying special attention to every last detail, every meal offers you tantalizing flavor combinations that are sure to indulge the palette.

On behalf of our team, Morris and Lynn Mercanti, Antonio D’Anello and Roberto Ficzere, we invite you to Oakville’s Newest Waterfront Dining Experience!

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