Breakwater Restaurant - Waterside Inn

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French / American
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.

Our newly launched menu has some exciting and delicious offerings, carefully crafted by our award winning chef Stewart Schmidt! Fresh, delicious and locally sourced ingredients blended together to satisfy any palette.


CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award | Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence | VQA Award Of Excellence | Where To Eat Canada/ 2019 Diners' Choice winner

What 247 People Are Saying
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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

food was great

RR
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food was delicious. The staff were pleasant and welcoming. Thank you for making our dinning experience amazing again.

CF
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Attended for Brunch. All advertising for this restaurant said best Brunch restaurant in Mississauga. How wrong they ate? Not much variety of breakfast items. No eggs Benedict, french toast was horrible.

Wait staff was terrible l had to keep chasing them for coffee.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

I had a one off situation dining here. The staff were all relatively new 1-2 years at the restaurant and not one of them knew how to process/redeem an Open Table cheque. They flat out refused to accept or even acknowledge the Open Table cheque. It was quite comical. The “General Manager” was also included in this and was probably the worst one. Didn’t listen to me explain the Open Table program nor did they listen to the customer service person from Open Table and the GM was very rude to me (and I don’t even think Prim realized it). It really ruined what was a wonderful evening otherwise. For this reason, I’ll never ever go back here. To me as a customer, it’s more important how a restaurant responds to a mistake they made and not just the mistake that was made. I’d suggest to stay away. Snug Harbour and Posta Italbar are right across the street and have better service, views and their food is equally as good.

CL
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was outstanding. The food was delicious, and our server, Mohammad, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. We had the charcuterie for appetizer, and the plate was more than enough for four people, with a wide variety of cheeses, pâtés and meats. Our guests ordered the salmon and I had the seafood risotto, and all was prepared with savoury ingredients. Kudos to the chef, I would not hesitate to recommend Breakwater.

YP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Even though we requested a table by the window with a view on water, we didn't get it, regardless the fact that the restaurant was barely full and tables by the window with water view were available.

Service is mediocre, no quality check, very slow, again considering the restaurant was barely full.

The food was good, but not excellent, with some dishes being hit and miss.

Definitely does not qualify for a fine dining restaurant, even though the interior is nice.

MZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

professional service, lovely atmosphere, and delicious food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place!

N
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We went on a Sunday for brunch
The staff is attentive without being overbearing
Nice background music
The menu needs to improve
Fish needs to go
We have been there twice n the menu sems like almost the same
Would definitely be coming back

m
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was impeccable, however food was very disappointing. Both the seafood risotto and supreme chicken lacked flavour.

ST
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great anniversary dinner. Mohammed was outstanding and the food was very good. We’ll go back for the chateaubriand!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely and peaceful breakfast loved it.

RH
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mohammed was very helpful with the wine and made for a pleasant evening. Will certainly go bacvk and will recommend to others.

s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great father’s celebration. Staff were excellent at accomodating our special needs related to physical limitations.
The variety of food was extensive. Would also love to see some lamb with the special celebrations.

V
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day brunch - was a busy time to go but great effort at seating everyone quickly. Food was excellent. A little slow in service at the start as they say everyone at the same time. Given the volume of people, it might have helped to make the buffet accessible on both sides. A minor complaint.

AD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very enjoyable breakfast/brunch. I definitely plan on attending again. I have stayed in the hotel several times prior to this and it is one of my favorite hotels...

AM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lovely room with attentive friendly service in a mediocre hotel with food that was wavering on inedible. The restaurant credits itself as fine dining; however, I’ve truly had better meals at a roadside diner. The menu itself reads more like pub fare than fine dining. Fish and chips provided heavily battered fish that was more greasy than crisp. Eggs over easy were over cooked on the bottom with bread and home fries that looked felt rationed. My spicy Caesar was sweet unlike the bill. I will say their French fries were good. Our server was a pro and managed to make the overall experience tolerable. I would not recommend this restaurant and furthermore think it’s in their best interest to not promote themselves as fine dining.

K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a surprise birthday for my husband and they made an effort to pre decorate our table. The food served were of good quality. I ordered the Battered Fish and Chips. It will be better off with less batter but the quality of the haddock is good. My husband got the Salmon and it tastes really good. Then we got a surprise mini cake as a treat for his birthday. Overall experience was great!

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I booked Breakwater Restaurant for Mother's Day to attend with my 3 sisters. We were booked for the 2pm seating. Upon arrival, we were shocked to see we weren't in the main dining area rather, they opened up an adjacent hall and that's where we sat. It was a large hall with hundreds of people in it. It felt like a wedding and there were super long line-ups for food. It felt like we were at a wedding for God's sakes! Our restaurant booking at the Breakwater Restaurant because an open, loud space - lost it's cache completely!
Then, the bill came and there was a service charge on there. I asked what it was and the waiter said "it's the tip". THEY ADD TIP FOR A TABLE OF 4? (typically added on larger groups). AND, the worst part is that they tipped themselves 18%!! I wouldn't have tipped more than 10% for the reason that we served ourselves and didn't get any service from a waiter as we drank water that was already on the table. No, we aren't cheap and would have liked to enjoy some wine but, as mentioned, the ambiance was TERRIBLE and we were disappointed. To add their own tip was probably even more disappointing then the meal itself! Brutal. We all agreed that we would NOT ever go back. THUMBS DOWN

PC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

85th birthday brunch. Great selection of good food.

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, not as much selection as we have had in other restaurants. Not keen on the servery being in the hotel reception

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I haven't been to Breakwater for a long time and the thing I like about it is that it is a quiet atmosphere. I think because of the construction outside it is suffering from lack of patronage. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was practically empty. Only 3 tables, including our own, were occupied. I believe this is unusual as it has never been that way before when I have gone there. It is a posh atmosphere, very quiet, even when it's busy, and a very nice place to have dinner with friends.

AL
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Menu was different from the last brunch. Was expecting salmon and chicken on the menu

TK
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose the Breakwater to celebrate my Daughter's Birthday. It was our first time eating here and we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Everything was perfect from the time of our arrival to our departure. The staff were professional and attentive and the ambience was wonderful. We particulary enjoyed that we could converse without any loud noise interferring our conversation. The buffet was set up in a separate room and was presented attractively. The food was delicious with multiple items to choose from. We have all decided that the Breakwater will be our first choice for future celebrations.

BF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my "go to" place for special occasions. The elegant ambiance, superb service, and a menu of traditional and edgy offerings make this a destination restaurant when you want to feel special - pampered and treated. The wine list is impressive, from reasonably priced fine wines to surprising extra-special once-in-a-lifetime vintages. Mohamed is our favourite waiter, with experience in fine restaurants in the UAE, who knows how to shimmer in and out as if you are being served by unseen hands: he also pours a fantastic Manhattan. This is a hidden gem.

k
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

wonderful fine dining restaurant. not too bad on pricing. tried the baked salmon and it was very delicious. however for the the main course we ordered lobster and chicken. the chicken was okay but the noodles in it very too plain. and lobster was not good at all.

SN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We received excellent service from Mohammed and all of the Breakwater staff. Our meal (Chateaubriand) was wonderful as well. My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Waterside Inn 3.5 years ago and Mohammed still remembered us, which was very nice. Highly recommended.

L
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the Breakwater Restaurant. Loved the place, amazing service. Will definitely return!

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were under construction, so it was a bit loud, however, don't let that fool you because my experiences there have always been great and I cannot wait to see what it will look like after the renovations.

The service is still impeccable and the food is wonderful. Nestled in the little village of Port Credit, when you choose the Breakwater Restaurant, you're choosing an experience.

BF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoy Breakwater when we want a relaxed, un-rushed meal where we can chat, share an excellent cocktail, a special wine, and an exquisite meal served by an attentive and knowledgeable server. The value for money is outstanding. This is our "go to" place when we want to feel special and spoiled.

m
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wait staff did their best to accommodate a vegan diet, and were warm and personable. The dishes were prepared with fresh, high quality ingredients and great care and attention were given to flavours and presentation. My only quibble would be the portion sizes. Fine dining, yes, but I think the portions could be a bit more generous (salads and dessert).

VN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mohammed gave us superb service. Always a great experience for a special evening.

BY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were at Breakwater for lunch, we have been there before. The food is so darn good! The dining room is upscale..yet comfortable and cozy, and attached to the hotel. The price is medium and well worth anything on the menu. The servers are very attentive..but don't hover over you. They are in a restoration of the lakefacing patio, can't wait until it's open.

KG
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were greeted adequately, not the greatest view, had to request alcoholic beverages. The food prepared was very tasty. Not as good a selection as I thought it would be for the cost. It was my birthday and I really wanted to go there as I had heard it was very special It was ok not great. There was Absolutely no real interest in us by servers

BR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Wednesday night and had the restaurant to ourselves. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Was able to sit and chat after finishing our meal and did not feel rushed. Highly recommended.

p
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner in a quiet restaurant. They accommodated my gluten free requirements. Very attentive staff

c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice although very quiet, although presumably in large part due to the construction going on.
I was looking forward to having the fish and chips but wasn't all that impressed. The chips were a bit thin and soggy and the batter on the fish flat and nothing special. However my husband enjoyed his steak and friend enjoyed his lobster dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real water resturant is amazing. Our server was welcoming and friendly for our whole visit. The food was spectacular and we will for sure be back there again!

TS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Service and food awesome

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and welcome were fine. We were moved a couple of times to a better table and found it a little over the top with helping with napkin and one server outdoing the other. The three of us had one mixed up order so we had to wait longer.

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