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The Cook's Shop Wordmark and caption restaurant of Windsor

Rustic Romantic Dining, Rooted in Tradition -Sempre Item.

Our Location

683 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON

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Our Hours




5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner)
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner)
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner)

5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner)

5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner)


Our Tradition

Over the last 40 years The Cook’s Shop has been that special place for your intimate gatherings. 

We take pride in offering our guests the best culinary experience, made from the best ingredients, and paired with exceptional service. Our tradition will continue to thrive in downtown Windsor celebrating all your milestones—sempre item!


What our guests Are Saying About Us...

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My son treated my husband and I to a dinner at Cook's Shop on Ouelette St. Windsor, Ontario Canada.

It's a quaint, cozy, intimate restaurant, with old Italy charm. The simple, romantic decor is inviting and inviting to all. The food is excellent...I ordered the steak, while the others had steak was done to perfection, the their pasta choices are authentic. Along with our entrees, the salad with the house dressing was the best I've tasted...and the basket of bread they start you off like none other...the top of the bread is coated with a savory sea salt that begs you to ask for seconds. The food is fantastic...but also...the service from their staff is so welcoming. So, if you want great food, cozy decor, quaint surrounding and excellent service...make your reservations won't regret'll love it.
Doug W.
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We come here from Detroit every year for my birthday. I think this visit was the best ever. The restaurant is under new management and the owner visited us a number of times during our stay. The food was fantastic. Two of us had the lasagna, one had the salmon, and the other had the ratatouille. Everyone remarked on how fresh and flavorful their dinner was. Everyone's meal was piping hot and delicious. They have a new desert chef, and we had the tiramisu, chocolate brownie cheesecake, and lemon bar, all dreamy good! Our waitress was friendly and attentive and helped us with the wine selection. Our experience with this place was excellent all around. We will be back, and highly recommend it!
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Not sure why reviews are varied, we loved our visit! It is charming, with wonderful atmosphere, friendly and excellent service and delicious food. Our party of 3 ordered fish, steak and lasagna - a good variety of choices - and we are all pleased. Starting with the fresh bread that came to the table, we enjoyed it all (always worry about a restaurant that can't get the bread right - not a concern here!). What an excellent find, we will be back and next time, make sure to save room to try dessert!
Tracey C
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Just when you thought the restaurant and food could not get does. Simply put, it’s amazing. My husband and friends went for dinner last night. We were warmly greeted by the owner and staff. Wine list is decent and at an excellent price point. I love the subtle changes made to the decor and food. I like my salad served individually as opposed to the previous big bowl with whole romaine lettuce leaves. 3/4 ordered superbly cooked filets and I ordered the most creamy and tasty carbonara. The new owner Spencer is doing an amazing job of preserving all the things about the Cook Shop that we loved when Lino owned it but incorporating some new touches to the business. I see continued success for more decades to come.
Chuck Simmons
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I rarely give 5 stars but this place is wonderful!

Fantastic food, great service, delightful ambiance. The only thing I would change is the chairs aren't the most comfortable in the world, but I'll happily sit there for hours for their cocktails, bread, salad, and a baked lasagna that is nothing short of awesome!

Save room for dessert, and ask if you can get the off-menu peaches flambe.