Cannery Restaurant
Cannery Restaurant

Cannery Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vintage-hotels.com/pillarandpost/dining.htm
  • Phone: 9054682123
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mark Longster
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our award-winning culinary team will create a delectable, original menus for your special event on or off-site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cannery Restaurant has a variety of private dining areas to accommodate 8 to 30 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Drummond 9054681362x7454

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available directly outside of the restaurant with over 100 parking spaces.
A word from Cannery Restaurant
Capture a magical moment of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s past as you dine in one of its most historic buildings. The four-diamond Cannery Restaurant of today is reminiscent of its former life as a canning factory in the 1800s, where Niagara peaches and tomatoes were canned until 1957. Its agricultural past has been lovingly retained in its décor of rough hewn wooden beams, rich red brick walls and a hearth at the heart of the restaurant. Chef Mark Longster continues to serve up the best of the region in his menus which feature the freshest local produce and fine wines. Charming and casual Cannery Restaurant is the place to find all your favorites, from succulent steaks to catch of the day to a fabulous Sunday brunch. Chef Longster's food is prepared and presented perfectly, for your ultimate dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Cannery Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)romantic (43)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (33)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was delicious and service wonderful! Celebrated our anniversary here- it was a perfect pick!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I would say the food was "good" but it took a very long time to get out appetizer, then our entrée and then our bill. Dining room is very attractive. I do not think the food is worth the money.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    Coola
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I reserved this restaurant because my husband LOVES prime rib!!!! We both had AWESOME meals!!! My only disappointment was that I had called a week earlier to see if they could arrange for a loaded chocolate dessert for the husband since it was his birthday. I was told that they would ensure that the restaurant received my request) Since you can not get through directly to the restaurant when you call (front desk of the Inn where the restaurant is located)they did not have this 'request'. They still were able to get my husband a chocolate tart (not his favorite, but it worked), and they put a candle and wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate on his plate. All in all, it was a GREAT evening!!! Our server was excellent as well!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The atmosphere is casual yet elegant. It is a very relaxing interesting dining room and the menu offerings are well prepared and reasonably priced. Our waiter, however, seemed some "absent". He was never rude and was very polite but his mind seemed to be elsewhere. He was not attentive and appeared to be completely disinterested in our presence.
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  • Not a four star restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here for our 37th anniversary while vacationing in Niagara on the Lake. While we were seated promptly, two parties that came in after us were serviced first. It took a little long for our server to ask about wine. Once ordered, it arrived from the cellar in a reasonable amount of time and the rest of the timing of dinner was acceptable. For the food, my husband ordered rack of lamb ($42), but the "rack" consisted of two lamb chops. My prime rib had a considerable amount of fat which was hard to cut through. My prime rib came with vegetables and a baked potato. The server brought toppings for it before I had a chance to find the potato buried under everything else. The taste of everything was very good, though.
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    special occasion
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  • Never lets me down
    winetrailer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our daughter decided to come home at the latest minute and we decided to plan an outing in Niagara. There are a number of trendy new restaurants in the area and given the weekend was the start of the Grape and Harvest festival everything was fully booked. We have eaten at the Cannery several times which were good to outstanding experiences. I was surprised and saddened that getting a reservation was not an issue. I guess the crowd flocks to the latest hot spot. Going in I wasn't sure if I was going to be disappointed but I have to say you exceeded my expectations. We shared our appetizers We also shared sampling of our main course too! Everyone was very pleased with our meal. The crowds don't know what they are missing!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4goodfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service, great food, warm ambience. Very relaxing experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • tasty
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    excellent meal very pleasant waitress. varied menu good presentation of food
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, but not great.
    3812Opentable9
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've had breakfast at the Cannery twice lately. We had brunch the first time. The lines were long and there was only one person doing egg dishes & waffles. And at one point that person went MIA. So we all just stood there and stared at each other for at least 10 minutes. Also, they didn't have enough food. My daughter happened to like a certain salad, but when she went up to get some more, there simply wasn't any more. No more in the kitchen either. On the second trip, we ordered off the menu, which was marginally better, but my poached eggs were way overdone. They just aren't getting the basics right. Nice setting, though. NOTE: call the restaurant to confirm your online booking since they had no record of mine.
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  • good food, great place
    gettheskinny
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    its hard to find if you don't know its at the Pillar & Post; unique facility in former canning factory adds interest and atmosphere; service attentive but formal rather than friendly; food excellent - but almost every dish has alcohol of some sort and they don't always say so on the menu, also a bit on the pricey side so come prepared.
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    good for groups, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissapointing
    JHF02
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I booked my reservation through recommendations from friends and family but I was very dissapointed with the food quality. The staff was very friendly and professional however my prime rib steak was very fatty, and Luke warm at best, my girlfriends salmon was also cold to the touch. I ended up with horrible stomach cramps that night and this was the only solid meal I had eaten that day, I am not sure if it was just a fluke, or a bad day but I was very upset with how poor the food was especially being that the restaurant is not inexpensive. I would not go back and I most certainly would not recommend it to anyone.
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  • Good Steakhouse
    Moflt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Frankly, we found NOTL a beautiful spot, and located in wine country though it may be, the culinary arts just do not seem to be a driving force. Thus, the Cannery is a giant among midgets. We immediately became concerned as the reception desk was unattended. Almost 5 minutes for the host to greet us... 30 more seconds and we were out of there. Our waiter took a long time initially coming over but then things seemed to settle in okay. We stuck with their signature dishes--I had prime rib and my wife had the wild salmon. Both tasty and prepared to our liking. However, the baked potato was the consistency of having been nuked and the tomato feta soup, although tasty, was a bit institutional fare. All-in-all good but unimaginative.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • choose you table
    PLFANVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we arrived at the end of the lunch hour. the restaurant closes for the afternoon to prepare for dinner which appears to be their "highlight" ! We were greeted with slight hesitation and were immediately escorted out of the dining room and out to the lounge or the patio ... both locations were not what we expected as their website features the dining room. The lounge is dated, dingy and dark or the patio which surrounded the Inn's pool! The tables around the pool were busy, loud and cheap furniture. We were seated but only for a minute before we asked to be moved to the dining room. reluctantly we were seated there, served and the food was good. The waiter was good and made us feel welcome . perception is everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good meals
    Huck
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had great meals for Dinner, very good service but I did not relise or were we told a glass of white wine would cost us $23 per glass. Very supprised and dissappointed by that. Pretty pricy, especially with a $46 wine tab for 2 glass's Breakfast service was quite slow.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent All Around
    Smartuso
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From the time we sat down the service was amazing. From choosing a wine, to ordering dinner the staff made it so enjoyable for my partner and I. Excellent place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall food
    LowKeywer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had the breakfast package. We would have like more selection in the buffet, coffee was a little strong, They left a new chef at the omlette station who could not turn over an omlette. actually burnt my wifes omlette. Dinner was outstanding, wine selection was good and when I asked for a specific shooter our waitress had the Bartender google it and made them for us. Best surf and turf I have had any where. Our Waitress? OUTSTANDING!!!!!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MmmmWaffles
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate here for breakfast during our stay at the Pillar and Post. I was expecting a typical continental breakfast, and what I got was a bountiful buffet, with a omelet and waffle station. Plenty of food to eat, and an amazing server checking in on our every needs. The cooks even brough the waffle to our table. Great service and food, would recommend.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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  • A great dining experience
    italiandiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in NOTL. We had our anniversary dinner at Cannery Restaurant and it exceeded our expectations. Friendly, knowledgeable service, and the food was excellent. We had crab cakes and shrimp cocktail to start, followed by rib eye and lamb rack mains. One of the best meals we've ever had. This is a great place for celebrating special occasions in particular.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatdining
    Greatdining
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our overall experience was amazing. The food was spectacular in presentation and taste. Katelyn our server was very friendly and helpful.
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    FoodAddict
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Overall we were impressed by the menu selections and everything turned out to be delicious. Our meal started with an amuse bouche caprese salad which was unexpected and a favorite of ours. We shared the taster appetizer which came with a crab cake, souffle & prawns- the shrimp dip was unique and fab! For the mains we both ordered steaks and the portions were generous. My husband had the prime rib and I got the tenderloin. The tenderloin is topped with blue cheese & wrapped in bacon, it was really really good, but rich. The lobster mash potatoes were fabulous as well. We got the wine pairings with our meal and they went well. Dessert was enough to share & also very good. All in all good value and really amazing food.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Niagara on the lake
    Bath9
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The Cannery is a very nice restaurant with a nice selection of food on the menu. The food was very well prepared and the service excellent. Would highly recommend the prime rib roast, as well as the filet. Would certainly go back if I was in the area again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice, BUT.....
    bulingtonfoodies
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant, and it's probably our last. Food, ambience, décor, service were all very good, BUT the wine list is outrageous. We ordered what appeared to be the least expensive Niagara wine for $41, and it tasted like the least expensive. Many wines are over $100 a bottle, including some Niagara region wines, most of which are priced at $60-$80 a bottle. My wife and I enjoy a good wine and are willing to pay for it, but this restaurant's wine pricing is obscene. Thankfully, there are other good restaurants to be enjoyed.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    waitress greeted us by name and was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for MUCH better..
    WELUVNOTL
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My $37.00 scallop and shrimp entree was a joke. It had 1 (one) scallop that was sectioned into 3 (three) thin sections, and laid on top of a bed of excessively salty risotto with 3 large shrimps. I expected a little more for our overall investment of over $200.00. My wife's $46.00 tenderloin was tiny, and the $70.00 bottle of Cali Zin is $21.95 at the Liquor Store. All in all, poor value and matching ambiance. Will not return or recommend.
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    great for brunch
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  • Nice but Ordinary
    BfloPadre
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    With a 4-diamond AAA rating I was expecting a lot more. The grilled squid was very good as was the little crostini brought as an "amuse". But the rib eye steak was really lacking. Only 8 oz, it had none of the prized qualities of a rib eye. It tasted more like a sirloin filet. Little marbling, not trimmed properly of grizzle. The outside grill marks tasted really charred and it was not seasoned well. The local red wine suggested to go with the steak was not a good choice. It was harsh and tasted as if the bottle had been open too long.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTableK
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food very good, only complaint was when I booked the reservation I requested a special dessert for husband's birthday. Received no email reply so assumed all was well; however, dessert was not available. Cannery should have notified me earlier. Birthday surprised was spoiled.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Niagara
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The Cannery was great. The food was delicious, service great.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Weekend
    jazzmoe
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Stayed in Niagara Lake and booked hotel at Queens Landing and decided on Sunday Brunch at the Cannery. Great choice. Food selection was great and quality fairly good. Great atmospheres....very rustic. Would go back!!
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    To be honest, we were not that impressed with the restaurant. It was almost over priced fro the food we had. The pictures on-line show a smaller quaint space and we were surprised at how big the restaurant was. The restaurant also was quite close to being a steakhouse - which it should allude to on the site.
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  • Expected more given reviews
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant got really good reviews on Open Table, Yelp, and from a local, so I went in expecting big things. Unfortunately, what I got was a hotel restaurant--overpriced, somewhat standard steakhouse type fare. The mussels were good, but I got the exact same mussels at other locations, so nothing special. The prime rib was surprisingly gristly. The other steak dish that we got was fine, but again, nothing remarkable. I think the best item was the baked potato! Service was really slow--not just leisurely, slow. For two people ordering one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert, I did not expect to be there 2.5 hours. I wanted to like this place, and I love a good steakhouse, but The Cannery just didn't click with me.
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  • Amazing
    PickyDinners
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I dined there for our anniversary dinner. The meal was absolutely delicious and our waitress (Lisa) was fabulous!!! We would recommend this place to anyone! and certainly plan to return!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ceroy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent service and ambiance - the food at best is average - but very high prices - they do a great job recognizing special occasions.
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  • A Must when in Niagara on the lake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Absolutely every serving was delicious! Try the poached pear Gorgonzola bruschetta to die for! The prawn scallop risotto was a gastronomic delight! The brownie cheesecake finale topped off a perfect evening. All courses were so delicious with very attentive service, we will definitely return on our next trip to the region
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    As with most restaurants, several dishes were wonderful, several dishes were just fine, price too high If all the dishes brought to the table were wonderful then the price we paid was worth it, sadly that was not the case. Before we make a more in depth review, we will try it again, on a different night, time of day and different dishes. Then we will make our decision to bring guest here or not. Thank you D.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    geogor
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Overall, our experience was good. Prime rib was excellent. My husband had the surf and turf special and was disappointed in the portion size for the price point. Lobster tail was very small and so was the steak.
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  • very enjoyable
    thr1lls
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I had dinner to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The waitress was fun and helpful, the food was delicious, and they gave us a thoughtful "Happy 10th Anniversary" message on our dessert.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Cannery
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great roast beef! Highly recommend. Bring your appetite - large portions.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    IDGirl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took my mom here for her birthday. The food was amazing. I had the beef wrapped in bacon and she had the cornish hen. The food was fantastic. When you are seated, make sure not to be seated next to the elevator, it was somewhat disruptive and unexpected for an expensive dining experience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous!
    Westbury
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Dinner at the Cannery is truly an amazing experience. Great food, from silky smooth crab cannelloni, to very traditional, but perfectly cooked, prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. Great Niagara wines, and imports too. Very professional and pleasant service. The room itself is also very charming, warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • livetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    A wonderful restaurant worth return visits. Service was efficient. We ordered the crabcakes. It was served hot and did not tast of fillers common to many crabcakes. Delicious. Entrees included marrakech salmon and curry scallops & prawns. Portions were large. Both dishes were served hot as they should be and done just right. The risotto in the scallops and prawns was delicious although a bit salty. It didn't really tasted curry, but the overall impression was a dish "to die for". Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.