Brother's Grimm Bistro

193 King St East #102, Hamilton ON L9W 5J2
$$$ Contemporary Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

European-style bistro serving a fusion of wild game creations which complement our own barrel-aged beers, VQA wines, and cocktails. Located in a freshly-renovated and charming 1800s cellar in downtown Hamilton, our basis for an excellent dining experience consists of quality ingredients, affordable pricing, and friendly service.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Note: Online reservation requests for Brothers Grimm Bistro must be confirmed in-house by our management team. This allows us to ensure the best dining experience possible for our guests. Guests will receive a confirmation email once the reservation information has been viewed and accepted by our team. If you have concerns or have not received a confirmation email within 2 hours, please contact the restaurant directly at (905)393-1284.

Business Info

  • Address: 193 King St East #102, Hamilton ON L9W 5J2
  • Cross Street: Mary St
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Belgian | Contemporary | Desserts | Fusion | German | Steak | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 9053931284
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Late Dining, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 323 votes

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Jun 27, 2022
Misty F.
Excellent food and excellent service. Great ambiance! We would definitely go back.

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May 30, 2022
Cam K.
Outstanding experience. The manager and wait staff were personable and made us feel at home. Food was served hot and delicious. Highly recommended A+++

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May 08, 2022
Dana R.
What isn’t to love about this place. Food, atmosphere, the people. It’s all fabulous. We went there for our anniversary at the end of March and we’ve been back since. Your food is packed with flavour and the presentation is fabulous. All of your staff are very friendly and welcoming. Even the tables and plates are very cool looking. Well done!! We’ll be back many more times!! I have one question - do you have wheelchair access or an entrance for someone who can’t do all the stairs?

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Natasha S.
The Staff were absolutely wonderful and really made our evening a great experience. The food was unique and delicious, with an atmosphere that felt cozy and welcoming. Will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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May 06, 2022
Ralph M.
First time here. Will definitely come back and recommend it to our friends. Very friendly service staff and manager. Ralph and Barbara

Overall: 10/10
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May 03, 2022
Maryann B.
Overall we think you do a wonderful job. The only reason ‘value’ came out to a ‘9’ rating is that the wine prices are slightly high for the actual retail cost.

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May 01, 2022
John A.
Everything was amazing about the place definitely would come back

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Apr 29, 2022
Tara D.
Food was amazing as well as the service.

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Apr 04, 2022
Tricia H.
We had an awesome experience! Nick was our server and he was very knowledgeable and attentive! Food was excellent! Great presentation and just overall great experience! Coming back soon and bringing more meat and wild game enthusiasts

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2022
trevor z.
Absolutely loved the ambience food and music ! Will def be back ! The birthday dessert was an exceptional touch ! 10/10 all the way

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2022
frank k.
we had a great time. Frank is a great host. We love to listen to Michael Maguire

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Josh H.
The staff,food and ambiance were excellent. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
Jamie M.
Loved our experience. We felt we were on vacation, dining out in Old Quebec!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2022
Acacio A.
Great restaurant and the service was amazing. Very friendly. Best martini we've ever had.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 20, 2022
michael L.
The entire experience was great. The food was amazing and our server Mary was lovely . She provided great recommendations on the food and overall experience was awesome!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2022
Bjorn S.
My girlfriend and I had a really nice time. The staff were very friendly and the food was very good as were the drinks. I highly recommend a visit. The atmosphere and the design and the small size of the space is super cozy. We will definitely return many times. Thank you for a great evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2021
Tanya R.
Excellent experience! Frank and Nick went above and beyond to make our evening special. Only suggestion is to have more vegetarian options.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Ilona V.
What a wonderful evening! Everything about our experience was superb. The ambience, food and service was top notch. We had the pleasure of meeting Peter, Frank and all the staff personally. What a fantastic team of pure talent!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Geoffrey C.
Great ambiance; very friendly staff; excellent food.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Peter S.
Wonderful evening highlighting by delicious, and unique dishes complimented by personal service and gorgeous atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2021
Janet C.
Incredible place! Great service, energy, food, ambiance!!!! Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 05, 2021
Cayla J.
Mazing

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Nov 05, 2021
Irina T.
Excellent atmosphere, service, food quality, live entertainment

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Oct 17, 2021
Stephanie H.
Wouldn't have changed a thing. It was the perfect evening. Food, service and ambience were all amazing.

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Oct 17, 2021
Adrian S.
Incredible restaurant - Food was absolutely delicious!!! So tasty!! A hidden gem!! Great service, Frank (GM) and Mary, great experience!!

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Sep 14, 2021
Andy K.
Fantastic experience. The service was top-notch; the atmosphere was warm, cozy, elegant and inviting and the food was fine-dining at its best. The short ribs (daily feature) were tender and cooked in one of the best sauces I've ever had. The shrimp mozambique was similarly creative and delicious and the crafted cocktails were made with such thought and precision that they were truly a work of art. A++

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Sep 04, 2021
Ade D.
Amazing experience. Will be back.

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Aug 14, 2021
Adrienn P.
Last night was our first night at Brothers Grimm. We have nothing but good things to say about the place. The service right from the beginning was great. Frank and Nick were very accommodating and we had great conversations with them! This place is awesome if your looking for something different! The food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2021
Viviana A.
I highly recommend this restaurant! From the minute you walk in, you feel such a great ambiance and you the class. You are seated immediately and tended to with such class and detail. The service is phenomenal and you get the experience you always look for at a restaurant. The food is to die for! Every bite has an explosion of flavours not to mention the unique cocktails offered. Class act restaurant! I truly found a gem in Hamilton! 10 stars in everything!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2021
Roger W.
Amazing food, atmosphere and service. I would highly recommend this place.

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 18, 2022
Pascale V.
Loved our experience. Brussels sprouts were amazing. Just wish the steak could have been a little tastier/more tender. Husband liked his cassoulet. It was a little awkward though (since he’s not so tall) to eat it out of a high bowl. Despite this, we will be back as we really loved the ambience and the kind wait staff and FOH manager. Oh, also the smoked lemonade cocktail was out of this world!!!

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 04, 2022
Nicole Z.
Loved it

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 15, 2022
Ken L.
Frank and his staff made it an excellent experience! Try the Polenta - Divine as is the Cassoulet

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 06, 2022
Shannon B.
Loved our mains and 1/3 apps. Our table of four thought the Brussel sprouts and Caesar salad could use some improvement. Presentation is Caesar salad is impressive- but ideally we would love the lettuce previously chopped. Ambiance and space were great!

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 29, 2021
Thao N.
I went there yesterday with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant gave a free dessert because that was a special occasion. It was amazing. There are not a lot of restaurant doing that. The owner is very friendly and kind. The restaurant is cozy and romatic. The food was amazing and tasteful. The food portion is actually big, I cannot finish all of them but I really love it. I definitely will come back and introduce it to my friends.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 15, 2022
Michael D.
Would encourage another option other than fries with steak

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 03, 2021
Alana A.
Great service all around. Some issues with COVID rules (lack of masks at times, more than allowed number of guests etc.)

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 20, 2022
Chris R.
Really liked this place, tucked away downstairs in Hamilton, great ambience and decor. Food was excellent, especially risotto in a parmesan cheese basket, also Portuguese shrimp. Place was too busy for number of staff - they tried hard, including the owner, but overwhelmed and service was slower than it should be. Strangely, they added an automatic 18% for the tip, even though we were a party of 2. I questioned this, and was told it was always built in. Then of course the machine invites you to tip again with the usual choices. I don't like this, and it should not be done. I might have given 20% if I'm very happy with the service, but this left a bad taste in my mouth. The owner should be told that this is highly inappropriate for a party of two.......

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 09, 2022
Christopher C.
Our server was a bit intrusive and over anxious. He lacked the grace that usually comes with dining of this caliber. The food was delicious. Great portions for a decent price, although their timing was a bit off and could tell our meals sat under a heat lamp for a bit. The wine list was pathetic, and WAY over priced. Their house wine was on tap and not the freshest and slightly carbonated. The venue was beautiful and we will certainly give this place another try once they have time to smooth out the wrinkles.