Hamilton dining spot for steak, seafood and wine now open


Published December 15, 2022 at 5:44 pm

The lights are on and servers are bustling about attending to customers at Conversate Steak & Seafood, a fine dining spot in downtown Hamilton.

Located in the historic The Right House building at 38 King William St., Conversate has moved into the space that formerly belonged to Club Abstinthe. A menu is not yet available online, but Conservate officially opened on Thursday. The interior appears to have been designed with an emphasis on finding the optimal point on open concept and intimate, with well-spaced-out circular tables with plush seating, along with booths. An extensive wine and spirits menu is also on offer.

Reservations are available by calling Conversate (905-525-3730) and further updates are available on Facebook, Instagram (conversate.restaurant), and at conversaterestaurant.ca.

Conversate is open six days a week, and closed on Sundays. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday till Thursday, 11:30-11 on Friday and 3-11 p.m. on Saturday.

Signage teasing the new arrival along King William first went up in midsummer. The Club Absinthe nightclub was there before announcing a move to 233 King St. E., between Ferguson Ave. and Walnut St.


The Right House building is named for the first modern department store in Hamilton, which moved into the brick building when it was completed in 1893. The Right House, across a 90-year history, was the first store in Hamilton to hire women as clerks; have an elevator; sell home furnishings on a gradual payment basis; and the first to install air conditioning.\

(Cover photo: Facebook/Conversate.)

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