Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar - Burlington

2020 Appleby Line, Burlington ON L7L6N6
$$$ American

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 2020 Appleby Line, Burlington ON L7L6N6
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (289) 337-1163
  • Features: Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout Available, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Business Dining,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday Hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Tuesday Hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Wednesday Hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Thursday Hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Friday Hours 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Saturday Hours 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Sunday Hours 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.57 out of 5 stars based on 387 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 01, 2024
Ron F.
Our Server was EXTRAORDINARY and PROFESIONAL. She made our night. Food was exceptional.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 01, 2024
George V.
It was our first time here, and we’ll definitely be back! The menu looks amazing, so looking forward to returning and trying more dishes. Our waitress Christie was engaging and informative.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2024
Thomas R.
“ Peggy “ was awesome.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2024
Shannon S.
What an amazing restaurant... food and service were excellent. Allergies were all accommodated with ease.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2024
Heather B.
Great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2024
Tom S.
Our server was amazing and accommodating in every way. The manager personally went above and beyond to accommodate some food allergies, including running out to get a specific oil that was needed due to allergies. They made us feel very welcomed and appreciated. We will definitely be returning and will happily suggest that everyone go and experience this for themselves. Thank you to all Tom and Gerti

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2024
Michael K.
It’s always a great experience at Lot88. Took friends to the New Burlington location and had a great time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 09, 2024
Roland G.
Ive now gone 4 times and each time the food was amazing! truly a great experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 09, 2024
frances c.
Great Staff! Great Food ! Will definitely be Back soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2023
Tony A.
Amazing service by Tiffany! Fun experience for the whole family with great steak!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 28, 2023
Dave M.
Loved it. Unique…comfortable. Excellent service. Try it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2023
J. Scott B.
Have to say we went because the nearby restaurant is new to the neighborhood and the reviews seemed positive so we decided to give it a try. All I can say is I really can't find anything to criticize (except possibly the name - I'm sure whoever started the chain had no idea what "88" means). The decor, the menu, the service, and the food were all excellent. If I were to criticize something it would be that they don't have the sort of wine list that I'd expect in an upscale steakhouse but since there were only two of us and my son doesn't drink wine I was happy with their by the glass selections.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2023
Anne I.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2023
Natasha A.
The food was amazing and the service was great! We loved that the music was a reasonable volume so we could talk to each other and not feel like we needed to shout. Will definitely return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2023
Erin D.
The steak was absolutely amazing! The service was excellent and our group of 4 all agreed it was one of the best steak house experiences we have had locally!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2023
Ashley N.
Everything was lovely, and cooking the steak on lava rocks was a fun and delicious experience. Our waiter Sonny was very polite and attentive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 10, 2023
Laura P.
We loved it the food..we shared a steak on the stone and a salad. That way we could cook the steak to put different likings. Our table was along the 'server pathway ' from the kitchen to a server station and the rest of the restaurant. So it was busy with servers walking by constantly. We didn't really mind but I would suggest asking not to sit there.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 08, 2023
Judy D.
Wonderful meal at Lot 88. We all enjoyed our choices. Steak, seafood linguine and the burger were all great. We will definitely return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 04, 2023
Mark Z.
Great food fabulous server overall will go back 100%

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2023
Nadia B.
Steak was delicious, and getting to continue to cook it on my own hot rock allowed me to get it to where i like and still very hot . Server was very attentive and friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2023
Marc B.
All good. Waiter “Isiah” was great. Attentive, but not hovering. Knew the menu and made suggestions. Took the time to answer questions. Food was better than expected and well presented. Cali-steak was perfect. Found it a. Little loud, but didn’t ruin our evening. Acknowledged it was our Anniversary and offered free desert. Definitely will go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2023
Leslie B.
It was a fantastic meal and service, we were happy with everything. We got to the location in Orillia and are so happy to have Lot 88 in Burlington now! We will be back often.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2023
Connie S.
Fantastic restaurant with absolutely delicious food. The service was impressive and we will definitely be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 22, 2024
nancy p.
Veggiesovercooked Music a little loud - Stonewas great and Madison a great waitress

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2024
Paul H.
Was our 2nd time at Lot 88 and both times were a great experience. Excellent value for the money...

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 05, 2024
Rod W.
Second time at Lot88 and liked it so much that it just might become our regular spot.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 29, 2024
Marion G.
First time visiting Lot 88 since it had opened and walking in I was pleasantly surprised. It has a nice warm atmosphere and decorated very tastefully. The menu had some good choices and something for everyone. I tired the lamb on the stone and it was very flavourful. My only warning the fat splattered from the stone and it is hot when it hits bare skin. I had to move the plate away from me to protect my hands and clothes from the fat. Other than that no complaints. I would recommend and will definitely be going back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 26, 2024
Diane A.
The food service was a bit slow . Two of us had the surf and turf and scallops snd shrimp were served on the lava stone and were iverdone

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 19, 2024
Ruth T.
This was our first visit. The staff was friendly, consciensious and helpful. Quality of main course was excellent. Dessert (lava cake) was mediocre. Table size for 4 guests was problematic due to the size of the entree platters. There was not enough space for everything on the table especially when trying to avoid burning yourself on the hot stone. The environment was moderately noisy when the restaurant was less than half full. I feel it would be difficult to have a conversation if the plCe was busier.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2024
Marg L.
Great evening with friends. Friendly staff worked hard to attend to our needs.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 08, 2024
Trish H.
Normally go on Tuesday as I love the deal. We had to go on Friday night due to schedules and I was treating 6 people and it was more expensive, but I get the reason for the deal on Tuesday to get people out. Love love the restaurant, very happy that you were in our neighborhood, it is my third visit and I’m coming again on Tuesday. Service is always fabulous. Food amazing will keep coming back for sure.. find two especially recognize Kate.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 02, 2024
Sandra G.
Great dinner with friends at Lot 88 in Burlington for New Year’s Eve. First time there and the food was very good. Well seasoned and cooking on the lava stones was easy and great fun too. The only thing to be mindful of is that with the lava stones and cooking at the table there isn’t a lot of room. Overall though it was a great meal and a great experience. We will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2024
Brenda S.
I thought my lobster tail was overcooked. The flavour of the fillet was good but cooked more medium than rare.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 22, 2023
Paul M.
Really cool vibe. Retro music, nice booths. Food was fantastic! Absolutely enjoyed the experience. Searing your own steak was a game changer. Waitress was excellent but disappeared for a while. ?. Overall, a must try repeat dinner experience. Half price apps on Thursdays and half price wine on Wednesdays. Terrific!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 19, 2023
Scott Z.
Amazing Food. Great Server. Only issue, No one to greet us when we entered at 6pm, waited for 5 min before tracking down someone.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 16, 2023
Rocio M.
First time here but we really liked it. The only thing was that it took a while to get dinner. Also, we ordered 2 orders of oysters but the 3 rd took a while to get to the table. We didn’t see anyone around to ask until Peggy got to the table.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2023
Tracy M.
Loved the experience and the little fireplaces are a very nice touch! Service was slow but all in all it was a good time. We will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 10, 2023
Sue B.
We came for the stone cooked steak they were both perfect! Our sides were almost cold, but we heated them up on the stone too, worked well-nice save! $3 extra for loaded baked potato is unreasonable, and borders on price gouging & I will mention that to anyone I recommend the restaurant to. Peggy, our server, was brilliant. Never had a waiter remember my name (and use it) everytime she came to the table. The reservation form asked if this was a special occasion, it was my husband's 65th b-day, which was acknowledged by the hostess and Peggy, but I honestly expected something more; like a mini dessert, a cup of coffee, or just ensure we got a table with a fireplace . As far as ambiance goes, the fireplaces are a nice touch and the portable lights are nice for those that need more lighting, but our single, over the table light made us feel a little like we were under police interrogation. Although were had no trouble reading the menu (which is an awesome menu!) we were happy when it was dimmed a bit. Some room for improvement, but we will be back for sure, and will continue to recommend Lot 88 to friends. And advertise you daily specials, such great deals. Ps: pls fix the lock on the 3rd(?) stall in the ladies room. It's not aligned properly and the door can't be locked and won't stay closed without it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2023
Robyn B.
My only complaint is that your booths are too small for 4 people. The rest of the experience was top notch. We will be back :)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 0/10
Nov 26, 2023
Laura S.
Service was phenomenal. Wine choices on point with what's popular. The pad Thai was a huge miss but was so impressed at how quickly the situation was rectified and the wonton nachos replacement was great. Needs a sauce though for dipping! The prices were reasonable and dessert was very yummy. The food coming out was a bit slow but the restaurant was full and it's new so I expect that will improve with time! My friends and I enjoyed our meals! Definitely will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 21, 2023
Steve G.
Loved the experience. Our server was a real pro! The absolute perfect martini and my salmon was incredible. My GF had scallops shrimp and steak, and both our dinners came on the stone. Will definitely be back!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2024
Janet D.
Our waitress was personable and tryed her best to service us well. However she was too busy and unable to offer timely service. We were there for 3 hrs and 15 min.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 14, 2024
Stephanie O.
Excellent food.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 22, 2023
Paulette C.
Overall a very delightful experience!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2023
Robert m.
French Onion Soup needs improvement was cold,bowl was half full and cheese was not melted enough

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 11, 2023
Gail S.
First time there, food was delicious and the guys had fun cooking their own steaks. Kenneth our server was very attentive! The only issue was waiting awhile for our mains but otherwise a great experience and we’ll be back!! ( The gals had the 4oz with shrimp & scallops which was perfect for us seniors and so nice to see beets as part of the vegetables!!)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 09, 2023
marlene b.
Would have been better to have steak served hot not cold. Need some greenery to improve ambience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2023
Erin L.
Enjoyed our meal last night. Just one note.. The oysters weren't properly shucked. They were open but they hadn't been pulled back from that membrane. Other than that, it was a good meal!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 20, 2023
John C.
Food was awesome, experience awesome. Only very long wait to get our food once ordered. However, the manager did come over to apologize and took responsibility instead of making excuses. Excellent customer service and our waiter was great too. I get that being new, the place will go through some growing pains. I will definitely come back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 18, 2023
Jim N.
You will eventually need to offer draft beer on your menu for those that don’t want to pay full price for beer Or those that don’t drink wine.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 12, 2023
Paula C.
The food needed to be hotter, the steaks were over spiced with peppercorns and seasoning.The staff were amazing.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 20, 2024
Michelle W.
This was our first visit to this restaurant. We had some issues with the food; it was undercooked. The issue was addressed by one of the servers but the 2nd item was still undercooked. Our bill was adjusted to remove the one item but not others. There seems to be a miss on the the part of the kitchen if guests ask for grilled items not stone items (cook at your table items). This should be addressed & resolved, so food is cooked correctly. We found the service to be a bit slow but server was friendly. Starters, drinks & dessert were very good. We had noted in our reservation we were celebrating a special event but we had to remind hostess when we arrived and that was not communicated to our server. Overall we enjoyed the evening and we would return again. Nice décor and atmosphere.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 17, 2024
Larry L.
Only 3 shrimp for a meal? Sb 6 … it’s a minor issue but…

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 05, 2024
Stephen C.
I think cooking on a stone is a novel new idea, but quality of service was disappointing for a nice Steak House. I would improve on the ambiance and send Peggy to "how to" and "what not to do" classes.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 23, 2024
Elizabeth C.
I was surprised that we had to sit in the bar area with all of the televisions going I do think we should have been offered a table in a quieter area

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 09, 2024
Kathie T.
Great restaurant but there was a very large and noisy party of 27 people that evening and one person kept screaming! It was very loud and distracting and took away from the atmosphere and total enjoyment of the evening.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 08, 2024
Stephanie G.
There is no way our Waygu was a marbling score of 9. It looked exactly like any other piece of steak. Service was excellent though. But super disappoint in paying $100 each for "Waygu"

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 04, 2024
Jennifer H.
Our server Lisa was great. She was knowledgable about the menu items and really friendly. However we did feel like she was the only one on the floor working. We could see her running food to the bartenders tables yet the bartender walked by us numerous times while our drinks were empty and didn't ask if we needed anything. There was no one to greet us at the front door at 6:30pm which we thought was strange being as it was New Years day. Our steaks were really good and we do like the concept. We just felt like perhaps there should have been more staff on during the dinner time at least one more person like a hostess too help seat people and run food may have been helpful.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 02, 2024
Brittney U.
Food came out sporadically. Forgot a salad. Had to ask for our drinks. Didn’t check back for another. Watched kitchen runners not know where to take food.. Initial ordering experience was good, waitress came back in a decent time frame when we didn’t know what we wanted. But we weren’t really check on past that

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 27, 2023
Lorraine M.
First impression walking in was disappointing. No one was at the front reception. Had to walk further into the restaurant to get noticed. Eventually someone came over to seat us. On the reservation it asked if there was a celebration and I indicated it was a birthday but nothing was acknowledged. The question shouldn’t be asked if they don’t offer anything. Also, there was a chemical smell of cleaning products which was off putting when walking in. The food was great and the server was good.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 27, 2023
Shirley C.
It is still new so there are kinks to be ironed out. The hostess had me walk around the restaurant to find my group which left a bad first impression but the servers were great. The food took over an hour and they got our orders wrong but they were quick to fix it. The food was great so we were fine but it will take a while to find your stride. Good luck!