Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
  • Address:
    290 John Street East
    Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
    Neighborhood:
    Niagara-on-the-lake
  • Cuisine:
    Continental
    Price: CAN$51 and over

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peller.com/
  • Phone: 8886735537x3
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00am-2:30pm



    Lunch: Daily: Monday-Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm



    Dinner: Daily from 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Jason Parsons
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
Located in the heart of Peller Estates Winery, this fine dining experience offers inventive regional cuisine paired with Peller Estates award winning wines. Executive Chef Jason Parsons works with our winemaking team to showcase wines in his seasonally evolving menu.



The restaurant was recently awarded the highest possible rating for food Extraordinary by Zagat readers.

Please see our website for a fantastic array of signature culinary events that will be held at the Winery. www.peller.com
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Peller Estates Winery Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
299 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (231)scenic view (228)great for outdoor dining (203)romantic (200)fit for foodies (189)notable wine list (159)great for lunch (103)great for brunch (70)good for groups (68)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    In the past Pellar Estates was a special occasion restaurant. This time it was disappointing. The mussels that we had for our first course were tiny, lots of empty shells and not flavourful. When asked for lemon they brought two tiny pieces as though they were running out and had to conserve. The same was true for the bread. In. general it felt "parsimonious". Although the wait staff were pleasant, the service was quite slow even though the restaurant was less than 50% full.
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    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tktk
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was a bit scattered and not attentive when it should have been [ie when we needed to leave] but still we are BIG fans of Peller and will come back every year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is always excellent. Have been going when at the Shaw Festival every year for at least 10 years. I have never been disappointed.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    NiagaraDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Very accommodating to food allergies. Expensive but worth it for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Coarse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We let the chef make our supper , with no clue what we we getting. The wines where match with the food. It was great ,everything was more then excepted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gr8dining
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Expensive, but most delicious, tasting menu with Peller's flight of wine offerings allows you to truly experience their various vintages with beautifully prepared cuisine in a lovely setting overlooking their vineyards. A lesson in food-wines. We initially laughed at the artistic but scant plates, longing for a salad or more veggies, until we realized that we were receiving the seven-course tasting with it's three main entrees (rather than the five-courser we had thought we ordered) and there would definitely have been no room for any thing else. Definitely don't try this unless you have two or three hours or so in which to dine, and can walk to your accommodations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfecton on the Patio
    YUMMM
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Beautiful weather encouraged us to have our brunch on the patio overlooking the vineyards . A gracious host seated us beside the bubbling fountain -a perfect setting. What followed was equally as memorable. Our waitress was personable and quietly efficient. We never felt rushed as the five course tasting menu continued to impress course after course. The wine pairings were a worthwhile addition to the gourmet presentations. The proportions were exactly right. Each was perfectly cooked and plated to please the eye as well as the taste buds. It was the perfect 46th anniversary celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Very poor experience
    TreadwellVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For the first time we left a restaurant mid-way through. We were here to celebrate a birthday occasion & we were deluged by fruit flies. The server did open the patio door to let them out but when at least 10/15 circled us & landed on the bread and/or wine we asked to be moved. We were moved with no issues but the same thing happened at the new table. We've eaten all over the world & never experienced something like this. We asked for our check and left. The manager came over & told us it was not the restaurant, it is the time of year. When we ended up eating at another high end restaurant or other places over the weekend, we didn't experience this at all. Therefore the issue was with Peller. I wouldn't eat here again.
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  • For the sophisticated palette
    Jeanine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Certainly Peller Estates knows how to do it...the outstanding wine, the fabulous view of the vineyards and the excellent cuisine. If you're looking for fine dining with "the regulars" (pastas, chicken, salads, etc.), head into the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. But if you are someone who has a refined and sophisticated palette with a price to match, Peller is perfect. Excellent for special occasions...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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  • keith10
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A bit disappointing. Lovely room, location and excellent service with nice touches such as an amuse bouche and sorbets, but the food seemed a bit nouvelle cuisine from the 1970's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Nina
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The atmosphere is great, the patio overlooking th vineyards is nice. Food is good, well served, well presented and definitely worth the trip from Toronto for a special occasion. I wouldn't rate the food as extremely creative or extremely delicate, but it's good. Service is excellent. We were a group of seven and we all took the 5 course dinner and all the plates arrived together with multiple servers. Very nice and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
    CanadianGourmet
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I ate here on a Saturday night and had the Chef's tasting menus - we had the 7 course and the 5 course with the wine tasting options. The tasting menu was very good and gets better through the courses. They have done a good job matching the food to the wines. It started with an oyster amuse bouche and progressed through a smoked mackerel salad, a tomato soup with smoked cheese and bacon, a rabbit loin with escargot, beef rib eye, a triple brie cheese plate and a desert of summer fruit. The rabbit was the best course by far which was on the 7 but not the 5 course option. The wine option was good value as it was a full glass of wine with each course and allows you to sample almost their full range. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic match of food and wine
    Zebulon
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had the 7-course tasting menu with matching wine courses. The matching of wines and food was interesting (Sauvignon blanc and tomato soup?) and absolutely fantastic! (Sauvignon blanc and tomato soup - it really worked!). The chef brought out the best in the wines and local produce. The courses were varied and kept our interest from first to last course. Loved the vegetable compositions paired with meat and seafood. We also loved that the food was light enough that one could still appreciate the 7th course (a dessert course of local berries, a buttermilk cake and a berry wine reduction). The service was great, professional and friendly - we appreciate when the servers are excited about the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    flo1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall a great dining experience. The food was simply amazing and the staff were very polite and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fruit flies!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful but we had to move outside as the fruit flies inside were overwhelming. Would expect a few as it's a winery but had to cover our glasses, cork bottle and swat at our faces and plate to avoid ingesting them. Once we moved outside it was good. Unfortunately they should have suggested dinners eat outside as an option before our courses began.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I thought it was a bit over-priced for what it had to offer. It was nothing spectacular, as the prices would hav eyou believe. Excellent service and admosphere does not compensate for average food.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peller NEVER disappoints you!
    GlobalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Peller Estates Restaurant is my FAV in Niagara. From the tour, wine-tasting, and amazing food, you will be Wowed from start to finish. Service is always impeccable - a real dining experience! Recommend the wine-pairing with each course** Make time for Peller at your next visit or you don't know what you have missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the second time I have eaten at Peller Estates and it was every bit as spectacular as the first time. The foie gras mousse might be one of the best things I've ever eaten! The soy glazed duck breast was cooked to perfection, pink and crisp skinned. The cheese plate we had for desert had 5 cheeses, 4 of them wonderful and one good. And the wines were delicious as ever. Peller makes a nice dry rose in their signature collection and a great Cabernet Franc too. I would definitely recommend springing for the Signature wines as they are that cut above the rest. It's a bit of a splurge but well worth it!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Exquisite
    PrincessButtercup
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We felt totally spoiled and I was a princess for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat
    Foodfoodfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I'm not sure what we were expecting, but our visit to Peller was outstanding! We spend quite a bit of time in the Niagara Region and, for some reason, we've never visited Peller Estates. Rest assured, we'll be back time and again. The estate itself is absolutely beautiful - what a lovely drive in. The weather was beautiful so we were able to sit outside with a view of the vineyards. The food was excellent, although I did find the 5 course tasting menu somewhat uneven. Tiny portions for some courses and a bit too large for others. We had a little trouble getting our coffee and bill at the end of the meal. Apparently, the restaurant suddenly got quite busy. Not a huge deal, but when you're ready to go, you're ready to go.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, lovely atmosphere
    foodies
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had an excellent meal - the ice wine chicken liver parfait was light and airy with delicious flavour. I had lamb shank and my friend had the salmon, both of which were cooked to perfection and delicious. Dessert - the chocolate cream brownie and the sorbet were extremely tasty. Plating was beautiful. We were able to eat outside, it was a beautiful day. The ambience overlooking the vineyards was lovely, very relaxing with beautiful vistas. The indoor dining room looks very peaceful and relaxing as well. The restaurant seemed under-staffed the day we were there but made up for it with professionalism and a focus on customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    DaveLon
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went for a 1 pm lunch and had a great time. Food was excellent and the wine by the glass is reasonably priced. Unfortunately three tables of 6 (without reservations) arrived just before us so the staff were more than a bit overwhelmed. Not their fault and they tried to be attentive to us but had way too much to do.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A MUST DO...
    Miscott
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Enjoyed our free wine tasting, compliments of Riverbend Inn, then headed for dinner. We ordered the Chef's five course tasting with the wine pairing. Every course was absolutely exquisite and well thought-out. We will return!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding tasting menu!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Brought my fiancée to this place for lunch. We tried the 5 course with wine pairing. Awesome lunch!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings at lunch. It was fantastic!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Superb Experience
    Jacqui
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I joined another couple for an amazing tasting menu paired with wine. The staff explained each course along with its wine pairing. The ingredients are local and fresh. I have not experienced a tasting menu before. It was enjoyable to be surprised at each course. The pork tenderloin was a little underdone for my companion. He was not eating it and the waiter noticed and corrected it immediately. The wine pairings were varied and enjoyable. There is a patio but we were unsure of the temperature so ate inside. It looks lovely and I would suggest it if you like eating outside.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great, as always.
    Gr8WhiteNorth
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We attended late August, before the show in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Another time we would try the winemaker’s tasting menu, but we didn’t have 2.5 hours to savour it. Still, the a la carte menu is good. A fresh Malpeque oyster to start proceedings. Good appetizers, my duck with tagliatelle was wonderful. My dinner companions had a mousse paté. Mains - mine was local Pickerel on vegetables. There was also a perfectly cooked swordfish and a wonderful duck main.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Too pretentious
    Spockis52
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've eaten at some very fine restaurants in our time and the best ones always make their patrons feel comfortable and satisfied at the end of the evening. I can see how Peller is aiming to do this. But I think they've become too concerned with what they believe is fine dining. My main complaint is that the prices are so very high and the portions are so very small, I cannot come away from the place feeling satisfied I received any value in the meal at all. My lamb for example was (literally) enough to be balanced on a single tablespoon. Having quality does not necessarily mean reducing the quantity proportionally. In the end I wanted to raise my plate and say, "please sir, I want more..." !
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Most Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Loved our evening at Peller Estates Winery. EVERYTHING was OUTSTANDING! My only complaint is my Open Table user name has been deactivated and I have had no luck re-activating it...very frustrating!! Can you help??
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Peller Estates is one of Canada's better vintners, and its restaurant has very good food to accompany a selection of its wines, all served in an elegant setting.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Wonderful experience
    Nikki
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My nephew came to visit from South America and is gourmet and my husband loves wine. So we decided to show off with Pellar Estates restaurant and wine tour and sample tasting. We bought wine and enjoyed every moment. Food delicious, ambiance greats, view amazing and service perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try This Wonderful Place
    MikeK
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    All I am going to say is that one must try this restaurant to experience pure bliss! Every single thing is top notch! It is not cheap but worth every penny! Make sure to sit outside on the patio under the twinkling lights looking over the vineyards while you sip on exquisite wine and dine on culinary creations that will make your mouth water! This is a magical place, an unforgettable experience, and a must do on your list if you are visiting Niagra on the Lake or the surrounding area!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, not great
    GurzaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was interesting and well prepared but not exceptional for these prices.Service was superficially friendly but not attentive. We listed several food sensitivities with our server; there was an effort to comply but it did not translate from course to course. Disappointing in a high end restaurant and ironic when the night before we experienced a genuine attentive staff and quality food preparation in another Niagara venue.
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    scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Amazing Dinner Experience
    RLToDine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had an amazing 2.5 hour dinner here. The 5 course tasting menu was exquisite and the view from our patio table could not be any better. We look forward to going back.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Great experience
    Irina26
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had nice dinner with my husband and daughter last Sunday. We ordered 5 course dinner with wine pairing and were very impressed with food/service and atmosphere. Music truly complimented the atmosphere and made our escape from the city unforgettable.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fanatastic Fare!
    jcarnut18
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I love to visit Niagara on the Lake and see a Shaw Festival Play. The brunch at Pellar Estates Winery puts us in the mood for a relaxing, enjoyable day by starting the day with a superior brunch experience. The only caveat is that it is pricey for a brunch, but oh so enjoyable.
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    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    LengthyLunch5
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our family and a friend spent 2 1/2 hours at a wonderful lunch table. The young ladies experienced oysters for the first time. There were so many appetizer and main courses to choose from. Everyone was so pleased - the beef was exceptional. The salmon and couscous was very flavourful with the addition of spinach. As the mom, I really appreciated Pat's (our server beyond compare) attention to one dietary restriction. Without undue attention, my daughter was served a variety of other dishes she could consume. This lunch truly made a memorable family meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Blown away
    aledba
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had brunch here on a Sunday. I had the brunch tasting menu 4 course. Everything was superb in terms of flavour pairings, presentation and speed of service. My fiance had the blind 5 course tasting with wine pairings. The bill was a bit of a shocker but well worth it. His salad course had basil sponge and peppercorn meringue. Didn't know that it was possible to eat such delicious food. He had the must lucious duck, a lovely soup and a chocolatey dessert. Chef sent out special amuse bouches of oysters, pannacotta pre-dessert and a fruit ice between courses to cleanse the palate. We will certainly be back. I have booked a table for our wedding dinner. I am elated to go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Eight siblings enjoyed a wonderful 50th birthday celebration. We chose the 5 course tasting menu which was delicious. Had a fun time with our waiter. Wine pairings with the meal were very nice. Enjoyed the special visit to the kitchen!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    SS9000
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My fiancee and I celebrated her birthday at Peller. We chose to order from the a la carte menu. They treated us extremely well and were attentive. They provided us free wine for my fiancee's birthday! They even wrote "Happy Birthday" on the dessert plate! All in all, an outstanding experience and highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.