AG at The Sterling
AG at The Sterling

AG at The Sterling

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.agcuisine.com/
  • Phone: (289) 292-0005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm, last seating at 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Cory Linkson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering is available with customized menus. Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss menu options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ellen Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site complimentary parking is provided to all guests.
A word from AG at The Sterling
Located in the Sterling Inn & Spa in the heart of Niagara Falls AG Inspired Cuisine serves regionally and seasonally inspired cuisine. This acclaimed fine dining restaurant is the number one rated restaurant in Niagara Falls on tripadvisor.com.

Chef Cory Linkson's menu utilizes the freshest local ingredients, and is constantly changing to offer the best of Niagara's Produce. To complement the regional menu, the wine list at AG is 100% VQA and represents the best wineries of the region.

The intimate dining room at AG is best described as chic and romantic, and is the ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic dining experience. The unique atmosphere at AG is posh and refined, while still being the perfect place for a casual gathering of friends for dinner or drinks.

A five course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing is available nightly. The chef's table seats up to 12 and may be reserved for special events and larger groups.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
AG at The Sterling reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (116)special occasion (115)fit for foodies (105)notable wine list (54)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (21)hot spot (15)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very Good food
    chuck
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    only thing missing is a bigger wine list. You cannot have only local wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Mushroom
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food is always consistently superb. Fresh local ingredients, presentation is outstanding. Such a relaxing atmoshpere. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Field to Fork Phenomenal!
    FoodieMama
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My husband and I ate dinner at AG on Friday November 14th and it was fantastic. Every dish is a feast for the senses and the wine pairings truly heightened the experience. I have long wanted to try the AG,having read all of the positive reviews and I can tell you they don't lie. I had the Field to Fork menu while my husband had the duck breast appetizer and the signature beef tenderloin. The poached pear dessert and the pumpkin creme brulee were exquisite. All of our dishes were cooked to perfection! I highly recommend this fine dining experience - it surpasses many of the fine meals we have had at Michelin rated restaurants in Toronto. I look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend!
    Mahya
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went there for dinner, and had the soup, rabbit and the chicken and it was wonderful! I give this place a 10 out 10. To top it all there was live music which was fantastic! and the service was wonderful! a very unique place to go to on special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    julesterVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Always enjoy dining here - best fine dining in NF Canada! Farm to table approach is refreshing thanks to the highly skilled chef Cory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant gets six stars for attention to detail. From the time we entered the door the service was top notch. Niagara wine is amazing. The food was delicious and the presentation was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    Fluffy1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We booked the AG along with a stay at the Inn. The dinner was well presented and delicious. A wide variety of choices to pick and all of which felt like you couldn't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AG
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was a little disappointing. The Osso Bucco was over cooked and dry. All the other dishes were okay but not a 5 stars standard.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great treat
    DonnaSueVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful dinner capped off a great weekend enjoying the falls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    RomeroLoos
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service was good and my fiancé and I were very happy with our meals (deer and hen). Their online menu is not up-to-date, as I was looking forward to ordering the lamb. Aside from that, we would recommend it to others. Definitely better than Skylon when it comes to food quality and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dope
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food, great service, what more could you ask for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here, same great quality
    Sooze
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Unique selections that are wonderfully presented. Smooth service. Local, fresh produce. Nothing was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try another place, tomato sauce seemed canned.
    UnhappyVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Restaurant was in basement of small hotel and seemed a bit dated with caberret-ish red interior. Food was so so and seemed like tomato sauce was from a can.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had heard that this was a good restaurant but it exceeded our expectations in all areas ..... The tenderloin was butter knife tender (and it was medium well) and perfectly cooked. The corn soup with chili oil was amazing and scallop and shrip combo was out of this world ..... At par or better that Toronto's finest spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our second time there; both times for special occasions, and they did not disappoint. The food is AMAZING, second only to the service. We will continue to go back, and encourage anyone we know looking for a special place to go on those memorable occasions that you want to remember for a long time, to go to AG on the Sterling. Just incredible!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale in Niagara
    9620
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    AG is a spectacular restaurant with the feeling of being in Toronto. The service was excellent. Darrin, Maureen and Kelly were very attentive and we wanted for nothing. The Niagara featured wine list showcased all that we have to offer. The menu is farm to table and the Chef created complex dishes with a feel of comfort. Everything is fantastic about AG and I encourage everybody to go its a great find. I wish we would have gone sooner but now we won't stay away. Take the time and try something different and trendy. You will have a great experience while being entertained with a cool jazz band.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    thirstyhungry
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Simply amazing. A truly memorable dining experience. Food was fantastic. Cooked and presented to perfection. Service was first class. A great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The quality of the food and presentation was exceptional. Four of us each had a different menu item and everything was perfect. It is difficult to find a place where the food is made with the artistry and experience of a fine craftsperson. This is one of those places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant in Niagara
    jcoy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    AG stands for "silver" on the periodic table. And since they're part of Sterling Inn and Spa, it makes sense. But I would give this whole dining experience a gold medal, not a silver, if we could, especially in comparison to the other restaurants around. We took my mom here to celebrate her birthday, and everything was awesome! Friendly staff, amazing food, and overall the best dining experience in Niagara. Plus, for the prices you get so much more here than what you get in the rest of town. They serve farm to table using only the best seasonal ingredients. And although it's fit for a formal dining experience, they still let us in wearing our casual clothes. A great night and I will definitely return when I'm in the area again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    foodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The farm to table experience was truly magnificient.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ColourDen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Spent some time searching for non-chain restaurants in Niagara Falls and found this gem. Delicious food. Incredible service. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Cornelia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    An outstanding dinner with an amazing service ! The good presentation is beautiful and the taste is superb ! The ice wine Martini is soo good ! Can't wait to go back and try another meal there !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AG FABULOUS
    foodllover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    the décor is the first impression of WOW! It's beautiful and romantic. Then the service is exceptional. The restaurant starts you off with a treat from the kitchen and amazing cranberry raisin bread. The menu is small but gives enough choice. Try the Beef Tenderloin its their signature dish and its wonderful. If you have room the cheesecake (for sharing) was delicious. I suggest a nice long walk to the Falls. Very romantic you won't be disappointed with this choice in dining establishments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One shining meal
    edquigley
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Niagara Falls is not a foodies first, second or third choice for destinations. That said, if you're there to experience the falls, experience AG. It is an oasis in the food desert that is Niagara Falls. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience all around
    Sooze
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Farm to table with unique menu selections. Waitstaff was thorough in explaining what was served. Chef paid attention to flavors and presentation. Wednesday was half price on a bottle of wine and we did go with the staff recommendation. I am glad we did, as the wine delivered as described-cherry undertones but not sweet. This was a local winery item with a charming history. We also ordered deserts, which were phenomenal. Food was reasonably priced for an upscale dining experience. Oh, and we received a surprise of an oyster if a half shell after we ordered. It was amazing. This spoken by someone who has always avoided oysters. We will be back to enjoy the ambiance of white linen dining, jazzy music, and warm lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite in Niagara
    BobandSharon
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    As avid 'foodies' AG never disappoints us. We hadn't been there for quite some time but decided to go back for our anniversary dinner. You just can't compare other Niagara restaurants to AG. The ambience is upscale and exciting. The service is wonderful. The food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dinner with stay
    natedog
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Not only was the food great (the bone marrow app was amazing) but the service and the attention of the server was fantastic! I was having trouble digging some marrow out of the bone and without asking, the server came with a smaller spoon asking if it would help. I definitely gave a very generous tip that evening. Very good experience for my honeymoon trip dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal
    swoop
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We started out splitting the smoked scallop appetizer which was excellent. The entrees were equally impressive - the halibut which was perfectly cooked and the duck with a smoked eggplant puree which was amazing. After the entree, neither one of us was still hungry, but as delicious as the meal was, we had to try a dessert. Again we were thrilled with the semifreddo. It was one of the best complete meals that I have ever had. If six stars was an option I would have given it a six. Our server was also great, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional food
    Kelly
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was out of this world. Unique menu and everything was delicious. The location is in a sketchy building and the restaurant is in the basement. So I did not like that but once you are in it is completely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My only complaint is that I booked a time that would give me 1000 points and I only received 100. Can that please be fixed? Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local pearl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I love to try restaurants that focus on local sourcing and fresh, organic ingredients. So when we were planning a trip to Niagara Falls, the AG came on to my radar early. I got emailed the restaurant to ensure that we could accommodate my milk protein allergy, and I received an email from the executive chef very quickly to confirm that this was entirely possible. So I booked the reservation. Despite our late arrival (20 minutes, due to miscalculations on our part of the local bus system), they were flexible and able to sit us anyway. The wait staff were excellent and very helpful in making dairy-free selections for the appetizer and entree. Both of our selections were incredible. Excellent choice, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality versus Quantity
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you are looking for a hungryman dinner this is not the place for you. The portions are not overly large but just big enough for the normal appetite. The service is professional and attentive and the menu creations are creative. The ambiance is a little dark since the restaurant is in the basement of the inn and spa but is very well done and comfortable. Both the Victory Leaves and Summer Watermelon Salad we very tasty and fresh appetizers. The entrees of Red deer(AKA venison) and lamb sirloin were very well prepared and the condiments were excellent. Both of these dishes are normally served medium rare but can be cooked more if requested without being tough. We can also recommend the Panna Cotta and Pavlo for dessert
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pure gold in the silver
    MrAkronVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amidst the hundreds of eating places in Niagara Falls – where the Sysco trucks line up to deliver the half-prepared dinners to the restaurant community – there is pure gold at AG. Since their namesake is silver (periodic table), either element is apropos to describe the chef-prepared, farm-to-table meals that are an oasis in this desert of real cooking. The chic cellar houses an intimate dining environment. We did watermelon salad with cucumbers and pickled onions, the red deer and the roast chicken, and desserts that are beyond the ordinary. Well-trained servers move fluidly, attending to every diner’s needs, we felt we got great value ($80 per person including cocktails, wine, coffee and dessert ) and a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SIMPLY FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Second time dining here in 6 months, this time with another couple. Food was beautiful, very tasty and well presented. Service was spot on. Pianist/singer added great ambiance to the already wonderful evening
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    AG was recommended to us and it was certainly a great restaurant. From the moment we walked in the staff was attentive and informative. They accommodated a special request. Each dish they brought our was delicious. Best restaurant we've been to in Niagara Falls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Delight
    ABQTourguide
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A wonderful dinner for a special occasion. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We visited AG for our anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely wonderful - flavorful, appropriate portion sizes, great mixes of ingredients. The wine pairings also were oustanding with each course. My only criticism is that, for a fine dining experience, I felt that the courses came out a bit too quickly. I would have liked to have more time to savor the course I was finishing - and the wine pairing - before the next course arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience, awesome service
    Expensivebelly
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is a funky place for dinner. looks like it could be turned into night club with a 5 minute transition. I decided to take the three courses with wine pairing, great choice as the wines were well suited for the courses. Kelly our waitress presented every plate with an educated explanation and the wine portion served with each course was very generous. Romantic spot, I will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night away from tourists
    Baglady1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Both the menu and wine list were fairly limited in choice, but the quality and focus on local providers were greatly appreciated. My husband had the beef tenderloin and I had the red deer, both of which were fantastic. Our food was cooked to perfection, super tender, and full of flavor. Definitely worth going off the beaten path to have dinner!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Niagara Falls, Ont
    BC45
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised on our first visit to AG at The Sterling. While the local neighborhood continues to undergo significant improvement, the AG will serve as a base for higher end food service providers. Located a block from the bustling Clifton Hill area, the menu at AG will satisfy all who are interest in local Canadian food and drink. Menu items included Red Deer, Rainbow Trout, and various local fruits and vegetables and are change daily. Anyone who has visited and enjoyed Canoe in Toronto will also find much to like at the AG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.