Liv Restaurant- White Oaks Resort & Spa
Liv Restaurant- White Oaks Resort & Spa
  • Address:
    253 Taylor Road SS4
    Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L2J 2V8
    Neighborhood:
    Niagara-on-the-lake
  • Cuisine:
    Fusion / Eclectic
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Liv Restaurant- White Oaks Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.whiteoaksresort.com/liv-restaurant.html
  • Phone: 9056882550x5248
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:As of Monday July 11th,2011-Monday September 5th, 2011 LIV will be serving Breakfast daily between 7:00am- 11:00am. LIV is Closed for Lunch. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Price
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: White Oaks is pleased to offer a number of beautifully appointed banquet rooms to accommodate a variety of functions. Room selection is based on the number of guests and special requirements. White Oaks hosts a variety of wedding parties and special events throughout the year; from small, intimate parties to large affairs of up to 500 people. Whether your event is large or small, the White Oaks team of Hospitality Specialists is dedicated to the success of your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Ms. Sarah Clark 9057045695

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glendale Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is complimentary. Valet parking is also available.
A word from Liv Restaurant- White Oaks Resort & Spa
LIV Restaurant is the award-winning, unforgettable gem, located at White Oaks Resort in Niagara on the Lake. The locally inspired wine list, lighting and music in LIV provide a fantastic backdrop to a spectacular dining experience. The service exemplifies the Four Diamond level the hotel is known for and provides for an experience truly beyond expectations. Chef Michael Price and his team have done something extraordinary. They have taken Canada’s Basic Food Guide and transformed it through international cooking styles and seasonings to create an unparalleled, globally inspired four diamond menu. All of the ingredients are natural, each one chosen for its uncompromising purity. Our team are more than willing to come out of the kitchen (time permitting) to discuss the menu or any special dietary concerns you may have. The menu changes slightly every season to take advantage of the locally grown produce that is so abundant in the Niagara Region. The atmosphere is chic/sexy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Liv Restaurant- White Oaks Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)fit for foodies (21)romantic (19)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (7)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (4)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • food and service were fantastic!
    ccasuaguest
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was the perfect way to start my morning! The broken eggs were delicious, and the cured salmon is the best I have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savvyseniors87
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The ambiance is simple and relaxing..the servers are friendly , helpful and efficient ....the food is excellent. What more can we ask ...??? Our Anniversary/ birthday dinner in June was a treat ..pleasant surprises from start to finish . Thank you.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    SandeK
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service. Gave complimentary sparkling wine and dessert chocolates to make our occasion even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Elegant dinner, superb service and impeccable food, lovely atmosphere. We enjoyed at lot! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Birthday Dinner
    Likewutever
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a birthday dinner and the restaurant made it feel very special. I liked being treated with a glass of sparking wine to celebrate. The food was yummy. I had the pan seared chilean sea bass with calamari. My boyfriend had the chef's pasta special. We both really, really enjoyed the wild berry and quinoa salad. That was amazing! I'd love to make that at home. Our server - Fiona was very nice. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special place
    michelinVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in Ontario. It is expensive but all the little extras make up for it. Don't eat too much from the yummy bread basket...there is much to come that is delicious. We had a starter of a duck pizza which was very well prepared, different and delicious. The eggplant vegetarian dish with many fresh local vegetables ....I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everyone was very pleasant, and service was good, but food was mediocre and very overpriced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot food!
    MikeM
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything came out piping hot, which seems to be a lost art these days. Service was very attentive, and food very well flavored and presented. Thursday night dinner for 2 was a surprise and a terrific value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A piece of culinary heaven!
    EscapeGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We loved everything about Liv! If you read nothing else about this review, let that sink in. Ambiance- lovely, refined, elegant! Service- OUTSTANDING! From the moment we walked in, everyone was so friendly and our waitress was perfect! Food- was exquisite from start to finish. The complimentary champagne for my birthday was a beautiful touch leading to an amuse bouche that was a perfect blend of flavors. The palate cleanser of lemon sorbet was balanced with sweet tartness. My steak was cooked to perfection and my son's sea scallops were intensely delicious. He is STILL talking about the chocolate armaggedon dessert...5 days later. The chef has a deft hand in the presentation of the plate and the perfect marriage of flavors!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were in for one night as we were doing wine tours--fantastic food and service. The view from the restaurant was wonderful as well. I wouldn't necessarily stay at the White Oaks again (the rooms really smell....the 80's lingers at White Oaks) I would recommend LIV restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sooooo Amazing!!
    JMMMRWAW
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My GF and I celebrated our anniversary....food,service ambiance were perfect!!Cant wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Amazing Dinner
    Mickeysfriends
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary dinner at this restaurant. Our server, Lola, was absolutely fantastic (seriously, the best we've ever had), the manager and additional staff were equally amazing. Our dining experience with the staff and the food (we really need to know how to cook such an amazingly tasty steak that good) guarantee's us making a return visit. Our nighttime stroll lead us to the chefs garden(within the hotel grounds), his home grown herbs and veggies, further solidify our word on the delicious goodness of his menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated like a King and Queen
    kdst
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Lib and we will be back. The chef was amazing. The food was wonderful. Dinner is expensive but is worth every penny. It's the extra's that just make the expierence so much more enjoyable. The staff was attentive and friendly but not over bearing. I ordered a pasta dish that contained shrimp and asked if they could make it without the shrimp because of an allergy and it was no problem. The dish was so tasty. My husband ordered steak and crab and the waitress even came back to the table to make sure it was ok to be on his plate because of my allergy. Very thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have only eaten at LIV for breakfast therefore I cannot comment on the dinner menu. It is my favourite place to go for breakfast. I love the atmosphere and the staff. The eggs benedict are by far the best I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Review
    FoodReview
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food had no wow factor! Very bland... the service was fine - no complaints, but the quality of food based on the cost was not worth the money spent. Honestly, don't complain often but the food is not good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not meet my expectations
    nowow
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I dined there on Saturday night with my spouse. No dress code seem to be in effect while items on the menu cost >S50 for a main course. It did not "wow" me as I had hoped. Service was rushed to say the least!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Food & Service
    Ironblue
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    On the recommendation of a friend I chose Liv for a celebration of my wife's birthday. I asked, through the Open Table remarks section, that they do what they do for birthdays but to keep it simple. They did this exactly as I would have. When we wee seated we were presented with two flutes of Champagne. This was very special and romantic. The food was outstanding. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass. It was, she said, the best fish she had ever tasted. The texture was firm but it almost melted in your mouth. I had the Angus sirloin strip. It was a huge piece of thick steak, done just as I asked and served with a Béarnaise sauce which did not smother the flavor of the tender juicy meat. The service was, what can I say, outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing meal
    aledba
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We were treated like royalty. It was my birthday and we got a few complimentary drinks to celebrate. The duck flatbread was such an interesting combo of flavours and was very well prepared. I had a mango coconut salmon that was absolutely delicious for my main. The fish melted in my mouth and the flavours were very bright and sweet. My husband had the flat iron steak - he was pleased with the rare consistency and claimed the beef was some of the best he's had. The dessert course was a chocolate fondue. I want to just live in a pool full of that fondue. Cannot wait to get married here at White Oaks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Liv Restaurant- White Oaks Resort & Spa reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Bison tenderloin was cooked to perfection! So tender and tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Amazing!
    JMMMRWAW
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Never disappoints! Food, Service are off the chart.! The small details never go unnoticed... Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional does not say it all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My family dines at LIV annually to celebrate my mother's birthday. We are greeted at the table with glasses of champagne to toast my mother; they put us at a table with the banquette without having to ask; our server Lola is with us every year and she knows exactly what we like and is extremely attentive and helpful. The food is always excellent and is presented beautifully. We were at the restaurant for 4 hours and enjoyed every minute! It was once again a truly exceptional experience for all of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Re consider to visit again
    Secondtimeisbetter
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Second visit was excellent the warm friendly welcome from the front desk was excellent. Our server was a well experience lady, made an overall difference compared to our previous visit. She delivered an excellent first class service far from our first previous experience. Will consider visiting again and recommend to family and friends. The menu has not change pls consider re visiting menu. Not very attractive for us to come back. Food will not be a reason for us to come again but the staff service will.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food excellent wine
    BelluzVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food and service was extremely good, not rushed through the courses, Pleasantly surprised with the complimentary appetizer and the palate cleanser provided. This enhanced the dining experience. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Affair
    5Alive
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Another celebration at one of our favorite establishments. Ruth took superb care of us as always. Some of us tried a few new dishes but will go back to old faithfuls next time. Find kids menu "good on paper" however the preparation/presentation in those meals needs to be adjusted to suit the dining demands of those intended for...the kids. Once again a memorable dining experience. Dining room manager always interacts with us to make sure things are as expected.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion
    Primerib
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I make an annual trip to stay at the hotel and enjoy a great meal at this restaurant. The food never disappoints and the service stands out from other venues.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Gem
    PickyWineFolk
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If you're looking for a romantic get-a-way in Wine Country and you don't want to mortgage the house to pay for quality, this is your place! We have dined at Liv on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. The ever changing menu is amazing and the local wine list meets your evey desire. And if you want to stay overnight, the White Oaks is a great place to stay. A++++++
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    Tracey
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    All all the food was wonderfull the service was outstanding. Please check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super fantastic brekky
    cookiemonster
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Live to eat? then eat at Liv. The food is more than satisfying; it is gastrorgasmic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ahhmazing!!
    JMMMRWAW
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I had dinner on Saturday and the service and food were amazing! All the little extras are never found in high-end restaurants in Toronto or NYC... The portions are very generous as well... would highly recommend for a date night or a special occasion... can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect End to a special occasion
    5Alive
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Entire family was treated to a great dining experience. Having a birthday to celebrate, everything was just right. Will continue to dine here as long as everything stays the way it is!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live the good life at Liv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Like everything else at White Oaks, Liv is special. The subtle attention to detail makes for a memorable occasion. Tucked away in the back of the Club, it is a quiet refuge of wonderful local flavours. Try Thursday Dinner for Two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable evening
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    The LIV dining experience was relaxing and very satisfying. The staff was first rate, and the food was phenomenal. LIV dining provided a wonderful evening for our birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic great food!
    Chloeebi
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    After spending a day visiting the wineries in the area we decided to go to Liv for dinner. I didn't get any recommendations just choose based on the image menu and reviews. The food was great and so was the service. we startwd with the shellfishx4 which was fabulous. I had the duck and my boyfriend had the 8 ounce steak for our mains. They forgot our side of truffle frites but to be honest it would have been too much food anyways. Overall the ambiance is nice but it's not a hot spot for young hip diners, not sure what would be in NOTL though??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Liv
    Reginald
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We spent an absolute blissful evening of fabulous food, fine wine and impeccable friendly service at this wonderful gem of a restaurant in the heart of the Niagara region. After an enjoyable 3 hours of pampered relaxation in the onsite spa we then spend the rest of the evening pampering our taste buds with a delicious meal at The Liv Restaurant It's impossible to describe how our taste buds tingled with ecstasy. The acoustics, ambiance and general atmosphere was very romantic and the food and service provided by the staff and chef was 5-star. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    buttwheat1
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Great atmosphere, Fantastic food. Will be back again...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner after winery tour
    CARPER
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We really enjoyed this place. The food was excellent . The hotel was crowded with 2 large groups but they were in other parts/restaurants of the hotel and our experience was fantastic. We would return anytime...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our second time here.
    chkita
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    We recently celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary. This has become our go-to no brainer place to celebrate. Last year blew us away. We were not disappointed yet again this year. Love this restaurant. We want to tell so many people about it but would also like to keep it our little secret. Superb. Don't change a thing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    eatswell
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the restaurant had a special greeting and quote for us in our menus. We were also offered a glass of champagne upon arrival. Everything was wonderful, the restaurant is beautiful and stylish and the food and service lived up to expectations. The flavours and presentation were sumptuous. Highly recommend Liv....thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not spectacular and
    DiningDi
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food was not spectacular and it should be for the prices. I had lamb one night and a Caesar salad the next. Lamb was ok but not spectacular, and Caesar was very ordinary - tasted like bottled dressing. They also make a big deal of being fully booked, but both nights there were unoccupied tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice but not exceptional
    nforos
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My wife and I were celebrating a 20th Anniversary weekend at White Oaks which included Dinner at The Liv restaurant. After reading some positive reviews I was looking forward to this experience. The ambiance and the décor were very good. The knowledgeable staff were also polite and quite accommodating with special requests which made our evening very enjoyable. The wine list was also extensive but in my opinion slightly overpriced. The mussels appetizer although very tasty was lacking in quality as far as the actually tiny size of the mussel was concerned. The rack of lamb and the sirloin were excellent however.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.