Grill on King

Grill on King

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grillonking.ca/
  • Phone: (905) 468-7222
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, International
  • Executive Chef: John Angelakopoulos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen St
  • Public Transit: Local transit is located behind the restaurant at the court house theater parking.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located at the rear of the restaurant.
A word from Grill on King
Experience lunch or dinner at Grill on King, where you will be sure to enjoy our many different flavours from our friendly staff to our renowned wine list. Be sure to join us for an experience your sure to remember!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerInternational
Grill on King reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (19)great for outdoor dining (15)fit for foodies (13)romantic (9)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (6)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • First Time to NOTL
    Westcoasters
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had simply an outstanding experience. The service was superb, the food was exquisite and the ambiance was perfect. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    AnneV
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our waiter, Cooper, recommended the "lovely octopus" as an appetizer and he was right! His attitude and excellent service would bring me back here anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My son Austin worked here, and told us we have to eat here. We finally did this past weekend and all I can say is WOW!!! Great atmosphere, excellent food, servers were so friendly and helpful. We are already planning our next visit there when our daughter comes home from University in the next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My friend and I were especially impressed by our server's friendliness and concern. He recommended a very good wine to two people who are very hard to please. And his recommendation for food was equally impressive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food and the service notably our server, Cooper, were great. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stanley
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food. Like the restaurant setting. This was our second visit and we will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimbo
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was an extraordinary culinary experience. One of the finest restaurants in North America. Wish I did not live so far from it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Campbell
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and the service was fantastic. I would definitely re-visit this restaurant and recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Shaw
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service were outstanding and Tammy our waitress was superb. Will definitely dine again the next time I am in Niagara on the Lake.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    TheChief
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our annual escape to Niagara On The Lake included a visit to this wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed our experience at The Grill on King. It was very easy to locate (we walked), had a very nice presentation both inside and out, very attentive and entertaining service, and excellent food. We were a bit disappointed that our host seated us directly on the perimeter; there were several tables available at the back that would have been much more cozy. We didn't request a change of table, so shame on us! We also were not served their bread until our dinner arrived, which seemed quite an after-thought. We would not hesitate to return to the Grill on King.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatoutthursdays
    eatoutthursdays
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The panini was tasteless I have been before nd thought it was good. I very disappointed this time will not be back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey and not worth the expense
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    food was very average but pricey. resttaurant was almost empty (2 other tables) yet we were seated at a table by the kitchen door nbeighbouring table so so loud and their server equally loud that it ruined our dining experience. our server decided to make small talk as we tried to eat our dinner. service ws slow and unprofessional. We would not bother to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My boyfriend and I had dinner here for his birthday. The food was unreal. Our waiter was fantastic, I wish I knew his name so I could give him a shout out! He recommended a lovely bottle of wine! A wonderful experience and evening. I will be returning to Grill on the King!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was the hi-light of the night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was great...service was ok. Presentation was top rate. Price was reasonable. Effort was worth noting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    wineaddicat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our food surpassed our expectations. Even though we know the food is great, it's even better than we remember. Our waiter was extremely helpful, and knowledgeable of the food that was on the list. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wild But
    NorthernComfort
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Norsemen is a comfortable, rustic, restaurant overlooking a lake in the Lake of Bays area. The menu offers wild fish and game, such as duck, venison and bison; however, steak and lamb are also on the menu for those who are more conservative in their eating habits. Service is very good, although our server didn't know what vegetables were in the vegetable medley. This is a great special occasion restaurant as it's a bit pricey and has a limited menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    pisces0259
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    booked through researching on Urbanspoons on line and Grilll did not dissapoint at all. Great and attentive waiter, lovely food apart from the onion soup which was a bit overly sweet on the broth and the bread could have been crustier. Enjoyed the lamb shank, spanokapita and mahi mahi as well as caramel crunch dessert. I found portions generous and pricing fair for this type of quality. I would not consider Grill to be a high end romantic get away place but just right for our intent- a special dinner for a special event in our lives. Will definitely recommend to friends and aquaitances
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversery dinner
    kurt
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    my wife and i celebrated our anniversery here and loved it great food and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was good, the atmosphere would have been nice had it not been for our server. He was (possibly due to lack of training) unattentive and it was unclear whether he was trying to ridicule himself or us. Starting off, he nearly knocked my teeth out with the wine bottle whilst pouring wine for my companion. Next (and this is one of North America's most important wine regions!!), he was very proud of himself for spreading the ENTIRE bottle of red wine btw. our 4 glasses, nearly filling them up. It was not only the wine that found it difficult to breathe... Requests for water were forgotten, and the bill came late and delivered some story about a neighboring table having done something hilarious. Bottom line:good dining spoilt by server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Poorly managed. Staff too busy. No bartender. Ignored for long time. Made for unrelaxing meal. Food salty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a letdown!
    FinePalateVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Do not expect fine dining, more like a diner. Gluten and dairy allergies mentioned ahead of time and nothing was planned by the restaurant to accommodate. Tired of being told that we can have a salad and that no gluten free bread is available. The toilets were not clean. Planning to never return especially when there are so many other great choices in the Niagara region.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad Salads
    Nogreens4me
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Disappointed by the salad - wilted greens topped by a bottled dressing. Restaurant did not charge us for the salad, but I never enjoy having to make a fuss and send something back because the quality is poor - should never have been delivered to the table in the first place. Will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ustayclassysandiego
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food Excellent Service Fantastic Staff knowledgable Great experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Grill on King reviews archive.
  • livetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Kitchen tends to overcook the meats. We ordered the lamb sirloin medium rare and calves liver rare. Both meats were served greyish. The lamb was chewy; the liver was mushy in texture. The waiter was cheerful and pleasant. The service was efficient, but they do need to upgrade the quality of food and cooking.
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  • enjoyable experience
    Scotty
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Waiter was friendly and knowledgable. The food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good casual dining
    PerintonNY
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Friends recommended this restaurant to us and we were glad they did. The food was beautifully flavorful with a Greek style flair. The portions for one could have served two or more. We all found the ambiance lively and informal, definitely family friendly. A good option if you are looking for an informal meal as an alternative to more formal dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rayjay
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Very good overall dining experience. Tow of us had the lamb shank which isn't part of the regular menu but often featured. It was very good. My wife had the chicken skewers which she enjoyed and the other member of our party had the seafood pasta which she very much enjoyed. The ambiance was good and the staff were awesome. Great dining at very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Nothing wrong with the friendly, informal service, but the food was a big let-down. For example the escargot appetizer was over cooked (rubber snails) and way, way, way over-sauced in a gloppy, heavy, un-appetizing concoction that completely overwhelmed the dish. My rib-eye steak was a poor cut and quality of beef and was over-cooked (I ordered medium rare; the steak came out grey-ish). The vegetables were undercooked and tasteless, the potatoes sold as "roasted" were overdone, mush. Really bad food even at moderate price levels. To top things off, the restaurant did not register my OpenTable reservation prompted one of those annoying "you did not show up " emails from OpenTable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay
    annamarieregulars
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Meal was average. Location excellent. Much louder than expected. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Luv2travel
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This restaurant is a wonderful find. The food was really good. The portions were huge, I could have shared a meal with my husband. I had the spinach salad with pear and it was excellent and then one of the specials which was mahi mahi. The waiter was very friendly and accommodating. It was a five minute walk from our B and B. I would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before theatre dinner.
    BusinessLunch
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is good. The service is quite good. This place is a good choice before the theatre.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flowers, Flowers everywhere
    OUT2muchVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Husband and I ate on the outside patio. Our food was wonderful and Shawn our waiter was a gem. Just perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT !!
    ARMY77
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at your beautiful restaurant. The waitress was "Right-on". Our food was perfect. This was our second visit and we will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined outside
    DIane
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had reservations, which were not really necessary during the last week in May. But we were greeted and immediately seated at a table on the patio. Our waiter was terrific. He made recommendations for food, and ensured that my husband"s meal had no cheese (lactose intolerant). I had a very nice wine. We were going to the Shaw Festival, but I overheard the waiter providing information to other events in the area for the table next to ours. Overall a very lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, Delicious, FUN
    3happyhappydiners
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    we celebrated my Daughter's 50th - we (younger daughter, myself, birthday girl) had such a great time. Joe was our server and he was an absolute delight. I can't say enough about the food - your Chef is superb. The Girls had cocktails and a bottle of wine. They said they were well mixed and Joe's suggestion for wine was very good. From the appetizers to dessert - a 10 star rating. I know I'm over the top, but the whole evening was wonderful. I have been many times for lunch and Friends have been for brunch a few times. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Dino
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This service was very good. There is a parking lot behind the building which was very convenient. The French Onion Soup was very good. The base had a sweet balsamic flavor and the Tomato Basil soup was equally good. For an appetizer we had Saganaki (opa), a kefaloteri cheese pan fried and flambéed with Metaxa. it was slightly salty, but it was awesome. The rack of ribs was fall off the bone tender, but the BBQ sauce was a little tangy. The Ribeye and roasted potatoes was very good. It also came with grill fennel, which was a perfect flavor companion. My only compliant is they brought our soup and appetizer to the table at the same time. Overall we were impressed and will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    AnnetteVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great restaurant right across from Prince of Wales but quieter and relaxing than most of the restaurants on the main street in Niagara on the Lake. Homemade soup and veal were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special get together
    Sam4gdfd
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    As always, the restaurant was comfortable, the service eager and helpful, the food excellent, and for older ears, quiet enough for conversation. We were two couples and hadn't seen each other for months so conversation was important. My seafood pasta was flavourful, the seafood succulent. The others had lamb and steak dinners and pronounced them excellent. One of us is disabled and faced a long wet walk to the car. The staff rose to the occasion and arranged for my car to reach the back door of the restaurant. Wow food, wow service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent!
    YostKittyLover
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very was excellent....I had orange roughy, my husband had shrimp with pasta. Maybe a bit pricey for us, but for a special occasion, well worth it. Salad is not included in the cost of an entree, and when you pay $26 for an entree, I personally feel they could throw in a salad that doesn't cost them anything to make. That is my ONLY complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.