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Crafting culinary alchemy since 1998 Elixir bistro has received rave reviews by some of Toronto’s top food critics.  Highly acclaimed for unique blends of ingredients techniques and craft we bring you mouth watering magic using only fresh, natural foods. Join us – you deserve the delicious experience of  learning more about Elixir Bistro –  Reserve today!

Elixir Bistro  Cambridge ON restaurant

elixir bistro is a stopping place, a friendly neighborhood restaurant in downtown Cambridge ontario. we are  committed to delicious food and excellent hospitality.

Location: 34 main street near the Waterloo School of Architecture, beside the Bank of Montreal and Brown’s Jewellery.

Cuisine: Continental,French,Italian fusion – duck, lamb, beef, veal, rabbit, poultry, fish, seafood, steak, pasta,  pork, vegetarian and desserts.

Drinks: Imported, premium beers in bottles , great wine selection, brandies, scotch, cocktails, and martinis and aperitifs.

Open year round. During summer months, enjoy our outdoor patio.

Lunch –  Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Dinner – Tuesday to Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Our Menus


Featured Appetizer

  • Escargot
    Served with black grapes, simmered in garlic butter and red wine


  • Soup of the Day
    Daily soup selection
  • Caesar Salad
    Romaine lettuce, bacon bits, parmigiano
  • Green Salad
    Mesclun greens, tomato, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Oven baked eggplant
    With golden sauteed onion, mint, goat cheese and garlic bread
  • goat cheese salad
    with candy cane  beet roots, pecans and mango balsamic vinaigrette
  • escargot ragout
    escargot braised in red wine butter, garlic and red grapes
  • smoked salmon
    with cream cheese,cucumber, capers, and toasted garlic bread

    Featured Entrée

    • Duck Confit
      Slow roasted duck legs, with pineapple chutney, and herb roasted potato, with vegetables.


    • $24
    • bouillabaisse
      monk fish filet,shrimp,scallops braised in tomato,saffron,white wine, potatoes, seafood bouillabaisse
    • duck confit
      $ 28
      roasted duck legs with pineapple chutney, potatoes ragout and vegetables
    • roasted pork tenderloin
      stuffed with spinach,fenugreek sprigs, leeks heart, local goat cheese, orange brandy sauce and lightly spiced sweet mashed potatoes
    • beef bourguignon
      braised beef cheek in red wine, with bacon, mushroom, pearl anion,bouquet garni beef jus with mashed potatoes and vegetables

    • lamb shank
      slow cooked to fall off the bone,  pastured new zealand lamb shank  in tomato lamb jus with mashed potatoes and vegetables
    • coq au vin
      a classic french recipe too cook the rooster in wine and brandy with tomato we use whole chicken pieces
    • penne con pancetta
      penne pasta, white wine, Italian bacon,tomato cream sauce
    • spaghetti a la Neapolitana
      spaghetti in home made tomato sauce with Neapolitan meat balls and Regina parmigiana cheese

      Chef’s Special Menu

      • rendezvous Thursday night dinner for 2 $50

        soup of the day


        Cesar salad


        chicken breast in white wine lemon capers with  potato ragout and grilled vegetables anti pasti


        Braised beef in red wine tomato, bacon and bouquet garni, beef jus, vegetables and mashed potatoe

        Dessert strawberry cheese cake

      FlameDrinks List


      • hose wines
        House Red

        Brindisi rosso Italy

        Shiraz/Cabernet Frontera, Chile

        Donini Merlot  Lamberti, Italy

        5oz Glass   8  half a liter                          24

        House White

        Chardonnay Santa Carolina, Chile

               5oz Glass      8 half a liter                        24


        Sauvignon Blank baron Phillip  France

            Glass 5 oz 10 bottle

        Blu giovello pinot grigio italy
        5 oz Glass 10
              half  litter 26     bottle

        Whites by the Bottle

        Riesling Alsace France 2014                                 

        Louis Jadot, France 2012
        Pinot Grigio                                                      

            Santa Margherita, Italy 2010                            

        Sauvignon Blanc                                              
        Henri Bourgeois Petit, France 2012

        Sauvignon blanc chatelain
        Pouilly-fume France 2013

        Champagne Brut
        Veuve Cliquot, France

        Sauvignon blank                                                 

        Vignobel gibault France 2014

        Sauvignon Blanc l Arret bouffate                    

        Pouilly– Fume, France 2014

        Selections and vintages may
        vary upon availability

        Reds by the Bottle

        Tedeschi, Italy, 2013

        Batasiolo, Italy, 2012
        Brunello di Montalcino
        castelgiocondo Italy, 2013

        Marchesi di barollo Italy 2009 ,

        Maraia Italy 2013
        Domain Galaman                                                                                                 
        France, 2013

        Catena Malbec

        Mendoza, Argentina, 2014
        Cabernet Sauvignon                                         
        Coussergues, France 2010
        Chianti Classico                                                    
        Rocca delle Macie, Italy 2014

        Bricco enrichetta                                                 
        monta Italy 2012


        Carignan  tesselae                                                                                                

        Cotes catalanes France 2014

        Bila haut                                                                                                 

        Cotes de roussilon france 2014

        Pinot Noir                                                                                                                                                                                          

        Bourgogne, France, 2011                                              

        Campo Viejo Spain 2014
        numeria italia 2012
        repasso, bertani Italy, 2013


        Nullius iItaly

        Menage A Trois Cabernet                                                                   

        California  USA 2011


        Falo Italy 2013

        Martinis1.50 oz

        Gin or vodka, splash of vermouth

        Grey Goose Classic                                                     

        Grey Goose vodka, splash of vermouth

        Vodka, triple sec, fresh lime juice,
        splash of cranberry

        Lisbon Nights
        Port, gin, banana liquor

        Lychee Bloom
        Vodka, SoHo, cranberry juice

        Bourbon, Martini Rosso

        French Kiss
        Chambord, vodka, splash of cranberry
        and orange juice


        Vodka, cassis, vermouth

        Dessert Martinis

        Banana Split                                                                              
        Kahlua, Crème de Cacao, Banana liquor,
        splash of milk
        Butterscotch Ripple                                                                  
        Bailey’s, Butterscotch liquor, splash of milk
        Java Maestro                                                                            
        Kahlua, Bailey’s, splash of milk
        White Chocolate
        Vodka, Crème de Cacao, splash of milk



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      • aparitifs

        Campari, Dubonnet, Paarl Ruby Port
        Vintage Port  2oz
        Otima Port, aged 10 years

        Cognac & Brandy1.5 oz
        St Remy

        Scotch Whiskey
        Forty Creek

        Crown Royal,
        Vodka, Gin, Rum 1.5 oz
        Grey Goose Vodka
        Vodka, Bacardi Rum

        Bombay, Tanqueray Gin

        Liquors Digestifs1.5 oz

        Grand Marnier, Drambuie, Chambord,

        Bailey’s, Kahlua, Cointreau, Cassis           
        Frangelico, Southern Comfort, Sambucca

        Apple, Lychee, Triple Sec, Asian Pear
        Peach Schnapps, Crème de cacao,
        Crème de Menthe, Melon, Butter Ripple Schnapps

      • $0
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      FlameChef’s Inspired Lunch Feature Created Fresh Daily

      Some examples of previous lunch items below

      • Lamb burger
        Grilled lamb/beef burger, with bacon and cheese,egg bread ,grainy mustard aioli, tomato, lettuce, pickle and  roasted potatoes confit
      • chicken curry
        boneless breast in roasted chili, tomato, ginger jus, coconut milk, basmati rice and vegetables
      • coq au vin
        chicken braised in red wine with mushroom, bacon, tomato, chicken jus
      • pasta
        Penne withItalian sausage in tomato, red pepper
      • spaghetti
        meat ball in tomato sauce with freshly cooked spaghetti

      Please notify us of any food allergies or sensitivities



      SundayOpen for groups of 15 or more, by reservationOpen for groups of 15 or more, by reservation
      TuesdayClosed5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      WednesdayClosed5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      Thursday11:30 am – 2:30 pm5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      Friday11:30 am – 2:30 pm5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      SaturdayClosed5:00 pm – 10:00 pm