Dining in Niagara

Niagara on the Lake Restaurants offer what is considered to be some of the finest dining experiences in all Ontario. With everything from home baked goods to 5 star gourmet meals there is something for all tastes. Enjoy people watching with a glass of wine on the patio. Sip a cold beer on the veranda overlooking the golf course. This is beautiful country. There is no better place to sit back, relax, and unwind .

Winery Restaurants

Hillebrand
1249 Niagara Stone Road
Virgil, Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0
Over $150 per couple

Newly renovated, we provide guests with a stylish and energetic wine and culinary experience. Chef Frank Dodd and winemaker Darryl Brooker work passionately to create a dining experience that captures the essence of Niagara’s wine lifestyle, in a stunning, informal environment.
Lunch and dinner served daily with outdoor patio seating available.

Lunch served from 11:30 am, Dinner from 5:00 pm.

reservations: 905.468.7123 or toll-free 800.582.8412
Website: http://www.hillebrand.com
Email: info@hillebrand.com

Peller Estates
290 John Street East
Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0

Over $150 per couple

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant offers regional wine country cuisine in a picturesque setting overlooking the vineyards and Niagara Escarpment. The premium wines of winemaker Lawrence Buhler is the perfect match to Chef Jason Parsons’s inspired culinary creations. Dine in the relaxed elegance of the dining room or on the outdoor terrace while enjoying the vineyard view.

Open daily for lunch and dinner Lunch served from 12 noon, dinner from 5:30 pm

Reservations: (905) 468-4678 (888) 673-5537
Website: http://www.peller.com
Email: info@peller.com

Terroir La Cachette
1339 Lakeshore Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0

Over $150 per couple

Located within Strewn Winery in Niagara-on-the Lake, Terroir La Cachette restaurant offers a truly regional dining experience. Chef Alain Levesque combines French Provençal style of cooking with the best local ingredients, bringing the flavours of the Niagara region to your palate, both on the plate and in the glass. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two, a corporate function, or a personal gathering, Terroir La Cachette has the facilities to accommodate you.

May to November ~ open daily Lunch from 11:30 ~ Dinner from 5:00 November to April ~ closed Monday and Tuesday (except for private functions) Reservations are recommended.

Reservations: 905-468-1222
Group inquiries: 905-468-1222 or 905-933-3017
e-mail: groups@lacachette.com
Website: http://www.lacachette.com
Email: tricia@lacachette.com

Fine Dining

Charles Inn
History permeates the Charles Inn, which, with its elegant verandas, is a fine example of Georgian architecture. Built in 1832 by Charles Richardson, a member of Parliament for Niagara, it was later bought by Robert Gooderham, whose father founded Toronto’s Gooderham and Worts Distillery.
The rooms have recently been renovated, but they retain the feeling of a historic manor house – albeit it with modern amenities such as sumptuous bed linens and whirlpool baths. Niagara’s reputation as one of Ontario’s prime agricultural regions is evident from the menu which showcases regional produce and local wines served in the Olde Town Dining room, the inn’s former parlour.
Within walking distance is Queen Street with its dozens of specialty shops and theatres, home of the Shaw Festival, one of Canada’s leading cultural events. Cyclists and walkers can enjoy the nearby Niagara River Recreation Trail, a scenic path along the waterway.
Please visit our web site at www.charlesinn.ca Or call us at 1-866-556-8883 Or email us at inquire@charlesinn.ca

Epicurean
The Epicurean opened in the summer of ’91 in a converted warehouse on the main street in Niagara on the Lake. From day one our concept has been to provide good quality meals at reasonable prices with fast pre-theatre service. Our location in the centre of the theatre district is ideal. To ensure rapid service we operate as a (gasp!!) cafeteria.
We are fortunate to have a huge butternut tree in the “forgotten” space at the rear of our building. We built a garden patio around the base of this tree. The result is a truly gorgeous hide-away, just a few steps off the busy main street yet in a quiet world by itself.
It became apparent that in the evening our customers really prefered full table service, even if they were headed for the theatre. In response we close The Cafe each day at 5.30 pm and simultaneously re-open as The Bistro.
The Bistro provides full table service with a small but elegant menu. It offers excellent food at reasonable prices. This policy extends to our wine list. Our maximum markup on wine is $12 a bottle (or bring your own wine – $12 corkage fee) so wine with your dinner is a real bargain.
Virtually everything we serve at The Epicurean is made by us on the premises. We have been fortunate to attract and retain the highest quality of staff. Manager Ann Froese has run the lunch counter for 10 years and is well known for her bright smile and indefatigable energy. Our chef manages the food preparation for both the day time Cafe and the evening Bistro.
We are proud of the quality of the dining experience offered at The Epicurean. The success of the formula is attested by the large number of customers who return to eat with us every year. As well The Epicurean has had favourable mention in newspapers as far removed as The Los Angeles Times, The Times of London and US Today as well as many of the papers from cities round the Great Lakes.

Escabeche
At Escabèche, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Chef Andrew Dymond creates an original menu from the finest ingredients, both locally grown and imported from around the world. Out of this, he fashions dishes steeped in the traditions of France and England and strikingly original in their execution.
Chef Dymond has developed close relationships with the Niagara Region’s best producers. He uses organic greens grown locally at Wyndym Farms, often harvested just hours before being served. Chef’s philosophy: “Don’t overdo food. Treat it with the utmost respect in the most natural form, and you’ll get the best presentation and product.”
Our Sommelier Fred Gamula will guide you through our collection of wine, thoughtfully selected from the most prestigious vineyards in the Niagara Region and around the world. Or, if you prefer a less formal dinner, stop by the Churchill Lounge, and enjoy a menu of sandwiches, pastas, or classic English fish and chips.
Churchill Lounge, a more informal atmosphere in a library setting, provides another cozy spot to dine and relax. Enjoy a refreshment and a bite to eat on Churchill Lounge’s outdoor patio located on the most picturesque corner in town. A visit to the Prince of Wales is not complete without afternoon tea in the lovely Victorian Drawing Room. Revel in the authentic English tradition by sampling teas and succulent pastries in the most beautiful tea room you’ll ever see.
Call to book your restaurant reservation today at 1-888-669-5566 or reserve online

Oban Inn
Chef de Luca is widely regarded as a pioneer of regional wine country cuisine. Previously, as founding executive Chef at Hillebrand Winery Restaurant, Tony was instrumental in establishing their reputation of success and excellence in the winery restaurant industry. He is the only regional chef to earn the prestigious 4 star Rating from Toronto Life Restaurant Guide (only 11 other restaurants in all of Ontario share the same!)
At Restaurant Tony de Luca, Chef Tony continues to draw on his considerable network of local producers to craft a cuisine that celebrates the integrity of Niagara and Canadian products.
“I look forward to welcoming past and future guests to my restaurant and I hope you will join me in celebrating life with good friends, good wine, and of course, beautiful, memorable food.”
www.tonydeluca.ca
For dining reservations please call 1 866 394 7900 tel: 905 468 7900

Old Winery Restaurant
Come share the bold, flavourful cooking of the Old Winery Restaurant. We’re serving up fresh Mediterranean Cuisine inspired by the Tuscan countryside, traditionally prepared and served in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Delicious pizza from our wood burning oven, crispy chicken, the freshest seafood, savory meat & vegetable pastas, grilled fish, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and many regional Niagara wines by the glass.
In the Italian countryside, it’s the simple things in life that matter most. There, people measure wealth not by money, but by friends. Food is their centre. And every meal is an excuse to get together and celebrate life. That’s the premise of the Old Winery Restaurant.
In the age-old tradition of the Italian trattoria, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Mediterranean cuisine are recreated here, fresh everyday. Set in a beautifully restored old winery building, we’ve created a community meeting place. Here, like in the Italian trattorie, you’ll experience an invigorating and lively atmosphere where you can enjoy delicious food that is modestly priced. You can even sit out on our deck overlooking Butler’s Creek. Close your eyes; you’ll think you’re under the Tuscan sun.
Open Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 905-468-8900

Pillar and Post Inn
The Pillar And Post Inn, Spa & Conference Centre 48 John Street Niagara On The Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0 (905) 468-2123

Riverbend Inn
Riverbend; a secluded country inn nestled in its own vineyards along the Niagara River Parkway in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Recently restored, all will enjoy the countryside from our bar and restaurant, vineyard patio or settle into one of our individually appointed rooms reflecting our commitment to the finer things in life.
One of the highlights of visiting Riverbend Inn is found in the warm, inviting atmosphere of its lounge and restaurant. The charm of the authentic 1890s salon bar, flanked by marble pillars, and a roaring hearth has made Riverbend a gathering place for locals as well as travelers. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week year round in the 26-seat dining room, where fresh and creative country cuisine is complemented by an impressive view. In the summer, it is tempting to pass the afternoon sipping estate-bottled vintages on Riverbend’s 40-seat patio, rimmed by the pristine vineyards of Niagara’s wine county.

Restaurante Giardino
The Gate House Hotel & Ristorante Giardino is located on Niagara-on-the-Lake’s main street only steps away from exclusive shops, historic sites, and of course, The Shaw Festival. As well, just a short distance from the town are numerous local wineries plus the quaint village of Queenston.
A very special experience is awaiting you in the heart of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ristorante Giardino, offering true Italian cuisine at its finest.
A glance at the exceptional menu and wine list suggests that this is dining for the discerning palate. Authentic Italian dishes brought to Canada are prepared by experienced chefs expressly for Ristorante Giardino.
Main courses include meat and fish dishes and our pasta is made daily in our kitchens using only the finest fresh ingredients. The pastry chef works his magic to create an array of exquisite and irresistible desserts.
Our wine list includes preferred imported and domestic selections and is highlighted by the restaurant’s own exclusive imported Barone de Cles Italian wine.

Stone Road Grille
Welcome to the Stone Road Grille Welcome to Stone Road Grille, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s premier destination for gourmet, eclectic dining featuring fresh new twists on classic dishes.
House made breads, artisinal cheeses and seasonal, local fruit and produce play a vital role in complimenting our ever-changing menus.
We are defined as “the place where locals dine.” Located under the sign that says “Rest,” where on any given night, guests are treated to some of the region’s finest cuisine and Niagara’s best wines.
Stone Road Grille is honored to have recently been named as one of the best places to eat in Niagara by Frommer’s Guide to Niagara. We’ve also been featured in such publications as Toronto Life, Toronto Star, Fodor’s Travel Guide, En Route Magazine, New York Magazine and the New York Post to name just a few. A favourite restaurant of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Realty staff.
For Reservations, please call (905) 468-3474 Lunch – Monday to Friday – 11:30am to 2pm Dinner – Now open Mondays – 5pm to 9 www.stoneroadgrill.com

Tiara

Zee’s
905-468-5715

Casual Dining

Ginger
Along with our newly renovated dining room and exterior, we are proud to present a brand new menu featuring old favourites as well as many new dishes with various Asian influences. Favourites from Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, and various regions of China, are featured, all of which are presented in a western style.
We have started our Spring Hours, as of April 8th. We are open Tuesday through Sunday. Our hours are:
Lunch 12:00 – 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 9 p.m
Reservations are always recommended, and we are also happy to cater to large parties or functions.

Golf Course, Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club
Our newly spacious renovated clubhouse has an excellent view of the boats sailing the lake and entering the mouth of the mighty Niagara River. We serve full breakfasts, complete lunches and delicious dinners. These quality meals are prepared by our Executive Chef at reasonable prices. The fully licensed Clubhouse is open all year from 7am to 10pm for dining and special functions. The Club house lounge is a fun hangout for members and locals. Everyone is welcome! The Patio View The view from our new patio with outdoor bar is breathtaking. After finishing their round, many golfers relax on the patio in an informal setting with full bar and food privileges and never make it farther.

Shaw Cafe

Pubs and Roadhouses

Irish Harp
Welcome to the Irish Harp Pub Where we’re located: 245 King St. Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0
Tel: 905-468-4443 Fax: 905-468-5553
Cead Mile Failte Designed to traditional Irish standards, the Irish Harp Pub offers great food, great beer, great whiskey and old-fashioned Irish “craic” (fun and chat).
The craic is a spirit. An essence you can sense in a busy pub. The craic is impossible to bottle but somehow we manage to do just that.
Most Irish pubs started as spirit grocers. The Irish Harp is located on what used to be the local grocery store, built in 1913. The owner, Trevor Smyth lovingly restored the old building in 2006 to what you see today. Trevor comes from County Derry in Ireland and has brought to Niagara-on-the-Lake the traditions and spirit of the Emerald Isle.
So come on down, try our food and have an unforgettable time at the Irish Harp Pub!

Olde Angel Inn

Light Meals

Pie Plate

Rest To Go Go
Best Pizza in town….905-468-4685

Shaw Cafe
A landmark of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Shaw Café & Wine Bar is located in the heart of bustling Queen Street. A European style café and the most popular place to be for the finest selection of Niagara wine, bistro cuisine and, most of all, for wonderful people watching. Enjoy a cup of coffee from our wide selection of Starbuck’s coffee along with your favourite pastry. The spectacular Shaw Café & Wine Bar outdoor patio overflows with colourful flowers and lush foliage � the signature of the café.
Dine to the sound of the water fountain surrounding the statue of the renowned playwright and literary genius, George Bernard Shaw, whose contemporary works have enhanced the cultural repertoire of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Shaw Café & Wine Bar is open year round. Please join us for a memorable Niagara Food & Wine Experience.

Bakeries

Pie Plate

Willow Cakes & Bakery
It is hard to say what pastry chef and proprietor Cathy O’Donnell is best known for – her incredible breads, decadent cakes, or her decidedly delicious pastries. Unquestionably, they are all worth the trip to Willow Cakes and Pastries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, christened “a place of pilgrimage for anyone with a sweet tooth” by James Chatto in the LCBO’s Food and Drink magazine.
Stepping into Willow Cakes and Pastries feels like a trip to the Continent and a European patisserie. Customers experience the feel of both a local bakery and an exquisite boutique – surveying the breads, chocolates, cakes and tarts in gleaming display cases, watching Cathy and her team at work through the viewing window or lingering over coffee and a newspaper.
Whether you are in the market for a show stopping wedding cake, a dessert to impress your guests, a gift to be savoured, or a coffee and quick bite on the go, Willow Cakes and Pastries is truly a “must stop shop” in Niagara.
p: 905.468.2745
242 Mary Street Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario L0S 1J0