About Breakwater Restaurant - Waterside Inn
Breakwater Restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Nestled between the shores of Lake Ontario and the banks of the Credit River it is Mississauga's only Four Diamond awarded restaurant. Just a short drive or GO-Train ride from downtown Toronto, Breakwater Restaurant offers superb cuisine and is complemented by a Wine Spectator recognized wine list.
CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award | Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence | VQA Award Of Excellence | Where To Eat Canada
Contemporary French / American, International, European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lakeshore and Stavebank
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking is available at the side of the hotel on the south side of the property and Free municipal parking is also available on both Stavebank Road and Port Street. Additional paid parking is available across the street at the Port Credit Marina. Accessible Parking is available beside the Banquet entrance at the North side of the hotel.
Conveniently located just a short walk from the Port Credit GO Station (5 minutes) as well as Mississauga Transit
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
The Port Credit Ballroom offers 5,430 square feet of meeting space with 18' ceiling and 12' ceiling height to the lowest portion of each antique chandelier. The room is tastefully decorated in soft aqua colours and the south section features a walkout terrace through three sets of glass doors.
Breakwater Restaurant - Waterside Inn Ratings and Reviews
A wonderful place to take my elderly aunt who cannot hear well. The dining room was lovely, the food was delicious and the noise level low enough to make it easy to carry on a conversation. I have been to this restaurant a number of times and was a bit disappointed in the service this time. Our server seemed to disappear after the main course was served so we sat for a long time with our dinner plates and had to ask to have them cleared. Other than the service, the experience was very pleasant.
Party of four arrived at 6:00 on Friday. ...
Party of four arrived at 6:00 on Friday. We were the only diners for about an hour. Waiter "threw" cutlery and plates on the table. I asked that my mother's lamb be cut off the bones as she has trouble cutting with a knife and fork (being 98 years old). Although this was done, there was so much fat on the meat that my mother was in considerable distress swallowing the food. Very unpleasant experience.
We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday and to add to the occasion, I had flowers sent from one of Breakwater's partners. Our reservation was for 5:30 pm and the flowers were at our table when we arrived. I couldn't have planned it any better. The food was incredible, the wait staff were amazing. Even the staff in the adjoining hotel were cheerful and well-mannered. Thanks to open table for making the process effortless and to the Breakwater staff for making this a truly memorable occasion .
when i booked for sunday lunch, there was no indication on the website that this would be a mandatory buffet. with many large groups and young children in the restaurant, it was not conducive to quiet conversation, as was depicted in the photo gallery.
We have been here before and have always had great service and delicious meals.
Our family are regulars here and appreci ...
Our family are regulars here and appreciate the wonderful staff, especially Gina and Kristina. They are very kind to our children and no request is too much trouble, even when the room is busy. The food is always delicious especially at Sunday Brunch. Our thanks to Andrew and his kitchen staff.
Service and atmosphere was good. Coconu ...
Service and atmosphere was good. Coconut shrimp and beet salad was good.
Out of Stock
We waited til Feb 15 to have our Valentines dinner but were very disappointed. They were out of many items, blaming a busy Valentines Day and a new menu coming - no Marguerita mix, no Prosecco, "root vegetable" tempura was mostly broccoli? and a couple of carrots, no vanilla tartufo, no poached pear, etc. Service was good, though and waiter was apologetic for the shortages. We have been there before and had nice dinners but this time was very disappointing.
Food was slow to be brought out...they a ...
Food was slow to be brought out...they added a 16% tip automatically to the bill that I felt wasn't deserved
Valentines Day rush
It was Valentines Day and it was surprisingly not that busy yet they seemed to be a little under-staffed. They were polite and courteous when they came but everything (including waters) took longer than necessary to get to us.
The food was excellent. The service was very good. The ambiance was elegant casual. It was a very enjoyable Valentine celebration.
Low value for $. Slow service.
Took my wife out for dinner for valentines. When i made the reservations i looked at the menu and thought i would be good. When we got there it was a set Valentines menu that i was not aware of. Not much of a choice. One one desert option. 8oz steak had about 2oz of uneatable fat. Over cooked patatoes. Appetizer was very nice. For the half the cost you could enjoy a better dinner at The Keg.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner - the s ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner - the service, the delicious food and it was so nicely presented/ The dessert was gorgeous! Thank you Waterside Inn.
Food was average Somethings left too lo ...
Food was average Somethings left too long so dry
Always good. One of our favourite places to eat and to celebrate special occasions. Valentine Brunch was excellent. Fair price. Love the bacon!
I don't know if they were training new staff or if there is new management but the wait staff was slow, awkward and hard to understand. We were there for Valentines dinner. They didn't ask us about drinks to start, the waiter did not ask how i wanted my steak cooked. It was very slow service considering the restaurant was only 1/3 full on what should be a very busy night. I guess it has been going downhill for a while since there were so few patrons there. Too bad. Again, the food was nice, so the chef is good.
We went for dinner on Feb. 13. around 6 ...
We went for dinner on Feb. 13. around 6;15pm. We ordered the chateaubriand for 2, but then was told later that this menu item was sold out. We were told that there was only 2 available that night. Can you imagine, a supposedly 4 star restaurant stock only 2 pieces of chateaubriand the night before Valentine's Day. I know this is an expensive piece of meat but a 4 star restaurant has only 2 pieces - that is plain silly. Even when we spoke to the executive chef, he just said sorry (he should have sent a complimentary item, e.g., appetizer). I would if I am the owner of the restaurant and I would make sure that the kitchen is fully stocked. in addition, the waiter that served the chateaubriand to a table near us did not know how to serve this menu item properly at the table side - he didn't flambe the steak. We ordered something else on the menu. The food was tasty, but the entrée meat item was small in portion. The service was good. Overall, I would say the dinner experience was good, but if they don't fully stock their kitchen, I would not go back.
nice place, location
@ reservation, on line, i've asked for a balloon @ our table i don't think i was too demanding, was i ? overall was nice experience for me and my so, who turned 11 yo that day. Thank you!
This was our 3rd pre-Christmas family dinner at Breakwater. Appetizers were excellent, mains were fair at best this time around. We did not understand that the daily feature was sold out at the 7:00PM sitting on a Saturday evening. Service was polite but not attentive. One should not have to pour one's own bottles of wine nor ask wait staff to top water glasses.
We had six of us at Sunday Brunch at the Breakwater. Thought the food was really good, but the signage on what everything was is poorly done. Also, we were shown to our table, and offered coffee and that was it. Nobody told us to feel free to help ourselves, or said anything to us. Other than that, it was a nice setting to enjoy brunch with family, and there was a lot of choice for this upscale brunch.
A great location and great brunch. HIghly recommend for a group of family get-together. Beautiful setting.
Great Food, Slow Service
The Brunch at Break Water was to die for! They had pastries, fresh omelets made how you like, salads, beans, cheese, bacon, toast, danish, coffee, tea.. so good! The only downfall was the service. We had to continuously as for coffee/ tea refills and the bill came when we asked for it twice. It wasn't even that busy when we showed up! I also put in the Open Table notes that we were there for a baby shower and if they were able to accommodate and do something special to call me and let me know.. this never happened. The food was great but the service could be much better considering you are sitting in an up scale atmosphere.
Crack a smile at the Break water Inn
Our brunch dishes were delicious! Unfortunately our server made us painfully aware that he had seen better days. He provided us with everything we needed but that was it and nothing more. No smiles, no conversation, nada!!
Always enjoy the Breakwater...excellent food, one of the best Brunches anywhere. We have been here for lunch and a fine dinner too. Our family enjoy this restaurant. Highly recommend for any occasion. Intimate, boutique hotel.
Great Sunday brunch
Lovely restaurant across from Snug Cove. Staff was professional and friendly. Food was delicious.
Room mostly empty on a Saturday night. Our server should have been working behind a lunch counter rather than at a supposed fine dining restaurant. Caesar salads were good. Had Chateaubriand which was underdone and accompanied by disappointing veg and mashed potatoes, all different from the menu description. We won't be returning, too bad as we have enjoyed this place on one earlier occasion.
Fantastic Food, Fantastic Service
My wife & I got married at the Waterside Inn, which the Breakwater is a part of. We just stopped in last night for Dinner to celebrate our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary. The food menu is not large, but what you get is fantastic. My wife actually ended up ordering the Burger which she loved. I had the tenderloin medium rare which was not only cooked to perfection but probably one of the best I have had in recent memory. The service was great, extremely fast and friendly. Had a great evening. Give this place a chance, you wont regret it.
Good atmosphere but average food
The atmosphere of the restaurant was good. There was a small crowd so it was fairly quiet. Even though we'd arrived late for our reservation, seating was easy. Of course, all of this could have been due to the festival/event happening in the area drawing the crowd. While the service was great, the food was a bit disappointing. The veal saltimbocca was tougher and saltier than one would expect, and the shrimp and asparagus citron risotto was a bit thick and heavy. The tiramisu was a large serving, excellent for sharing, but lacked that light and fluffy quality a tiramisu should have, and was more of a chocolate/coffee cake.
Lovely setting and good food. We always enjoy our visits, especially with family. But we have delightful intimate dinners too.
A first visit
Setting was nice with great service and a tasty menu, however a large room empty does not create an atmosphere, plus furnishings are dated. Our server went out of his way in helping us choose a wine, allowing tastings!
Have to say, the wait staff here have to ...
Have to say, the wait staff here have to learn how to read diners and know when to intrude and when to wait. My two good friends and I were attempting to enjoy a 'catch up' session brunch/lunch but had to turn away our waiter (and later waitress) at least gives times. The food was average and the wait staff inattentive. I think I waited 30 mins to see if someone/anyone would fill my water glass. The restaurant was not full and there was really no excuse for this issue. I find it really hard to recommend this restaurant.
Excellent service, always.
The servers are always so attentive! My water is never empty and I have never felt ignored. The plating looks lovely and tastes delicious.
The Sunday brunch was excellent - a good ...
The Sunday brunch was excellent - a good selection and delicious! The service was poor.
We were a small group of five out to enjoy a nice dinner and good conversation. The restaurant was perfect for our purposes as it was not noisy and we could easily chat around the large table. The food was great. The only complaint was that the service was not as attentive as we would have liked. Long gaps between visits from the wait staff had us waiting for drinks and coffee.
We have been here before and enjoyed the ...
We have been here before and enjoyed the dining experience very much. This time we found the menu very limited.
Great Food, Great Service, Great Wine
We have been going to the Breakwater for the last 3 years and have yet to see the same menu. The food is excellent the people are very friendly and great to talk with and the wine list is always interesting
great food for a quiet birthday lunch
I took a close friend to lunch for her birthday. It was relatively quiet. I was surprised with the food, it was good and very well cooked and done. The entree and starter options were great. I have eaten at the Ritz Carlton Hotel - Copa and several other high end restaurant downtown. I would definitely go there again. Only thing is their "gourmet ice cream" wasn't that great.
Great evening, celebrating our Anniversa ...
Great evening, celebrating our Anniversary. It was a quite evening. Service was great. First time using Open Table. Will use it again.
Very Classy, very good... Loved the food, the staff was fantastic.. I will be an ongoing customer...this was my first visit.. Lots of parking and very accessible
I expected better food and faster servic ...
I expected better food and faster service from this four-star restaurant (as advertised on its website). Both the appetizer (smoked salmon) and entree (tenderloin) didn't taste good. There was an odd and uncomplimentary mix of flavours and ingredients in the smoked salmon dish, which had everything from overgrown, very sour capers to pickled red onions and a super sweet, ginger-like unrecognizable ingredient which overpowered the delicate smoked salmon flavour. The beef tenderloin tasted old and I was afraid I would get a stomach ache later. At least the vegetables tasted fresh and fried string potatoes were edible. My reservation was for 8:15pm and there were only two other groups in the restaurant. Since the restaurant was nearly empty, I was surprised that it took so longto receive my order. The total food bill was $52. I regretted paying this amount and wished I had walked a block to Lakeshore Avenue (if I wasn't so tired from my flight) where there were many diverse, less pricey and likely more tasty restaurants to choose from. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.
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