I’m going to come right out and say it, Brux House is one of the top restaurants in Hamilton. The calibre of restaurant they are is on par with any Toronto hot-spot, and this Belgian-inspired restaurant provides everything you need in a dining experience; great service, a beautiful but comfortable space, an extensive and creative drink and tap list, and mouth-watering menu options.
If you have been lucky enough to visit one of the top-rate restaurants in the city, Quatrefoil Restaurant, finding out that Brux House is the sister restaurant of Quatrefoil will bring a smile to your face. Brux is, of course, the more casual of the two, but offers the same high-end food quality that you can expect from a restaurant like Quatrefoil.
Located on the corner of Locke Street and Hunter, Brux House draws your attention before you even step foot inside. During the Summer they have a patio on Hunter, which provides some great Locke St people-watching (and dog-watching) views. The red brick building, with ornate dark detailing, is offset with elegant golden signage.
The space is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. Dark hardwood, teal bar stools and a banquette, chalkboard signage and a light up BRUX sign marry together to form the appealing restaurant atmosphere. The friendly hosts and servers add to the allure of Brux house.
If you’re a craft beer lover, a visit to Brux is basically a must. Their extensive craft beer list, plus their rotating list (on the chalkboard signage) has picks that any craft beer snob will be impressed with. On top of the brews, they also have a long wine list and a creative cocktail list!
You have options when dining with Brux. They offer a few food menus, like their Lunch menu, Lunch Prix Fixe menu, Specials menu and Dinner Menu. You can enjoy the specials menu at both lunch and dinner. The Specials menu includes dishes like Spicy Turnip and Bacon Arancini with Warm Mushroom Salad and Queso, seen below.
For lunch, there is a variety of meat-lover options or vegetarian options – in more handheld or lunch-sized options – like Brux Brekkie Sandwich, General Tso’s Fried Chicken Sandwich and (the dish pictured below) Brux Bean Rice and Walnut Burger.
If you’re really feeling peckish, the best option for dining at lunch (in my humble opinion) is their Prix Fixe Lunch. For $28 per person, you can enjoy a starter, main, and dessert. There are only a few options for each course, but they’re good ones; including their Mussels, which are normally $22 on their own. Good deal!
Their dinner menu is a more extensive version of the lunch menu, with options like Confit Duck Leg, Chassagne Farms Cornish Hen and Flat Iron Steak.
A must-try on their menu is the Whole Fried Broccoli with soy glaze, pickled chili and peanut. The impressive size of this dish is paralleled only by the impressive taste.
Their prices are a little bit on the higher-end, which makes Brux House the go-to spot for a fancier evening out, a business lunch, or if you really just want some guaranteed good food.
Brux House will be hosting a special event as part of the Christmas on Locke Street holiday festivities; Pancakes and Pajamas with Santa. Guests of the event can wear their favourite cozy pajamas into the restaurant and join Santa for breakfast. The meal is free with the donation of a new-unwrapped toy for the Children’s Aid Society and/or non-perishable food items for local food banks. This event tends to fill up quite quickly, so reserve your spot with the Brux team at 905-527-2789
Have you visited Brux House? What’s your favourite dish there?