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
283 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (219)special occasion (218)romantic (185)great for outdoor dining (180)fit for foodies (176)notable wine list (152)great for lunch (109)great for brunch (79)good for groups (64)neighborhood gem (30)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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..." !
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    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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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • USvisitortoNOTL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The only bad thing were the flies. The service was excellent as was the food. We were treated wonderfully and each dish was explained perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelmingly fantastic!
    Romeo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed tasting menu- a must do. Great food, service, and of course the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    JBsquared
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Peller did not disappoint. After hearing many reviews from different people we decided to try it out. The food an appetizer of prosciutto and lamb for the main were absolutely delicious. I finished with strawberry sorbet which capped the meal perfectly. The wine was also an excellent pairing. A wonderful night had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 hour retreat
    smiling
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was just the quick little getaway my wife and needed on a perfect summer evening. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3Dliving
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    went there for lunch and the experience including food, wine and services were great. they really know how to pair the wine with their good food. anyone have a chance should give a try it. we tried the surprise menu and the dishes were all surprisingly tasty and good. with the beatiful scenry and good weather, the dining experience was a uplifting and relaxing and definitely too good to be missed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent winery option
    Canadianinnewyork
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been to this winery restaurant for events before (i.e. dine in the vines, at a chef's table), but never for their restaurant lunch. It was well worth the trip. I did the wine pairings lunch, and everything was perfection. Portion size of the pork pate appetizer was certainly more than for one, but wine pairing was perfect, and I shared the pate with my husband. Duck breast was perfect main course. My husband had the lamb shank, and it did not disappoint. Highly recommended to anyone in the wine district of Ontario.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    BandCfoodiecpl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful views and some uniquely Canadian food, great wines and wines nicely used in food dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Tasting Menu
    Biceats
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My son and I went to Peller for lunch and ordered two of the tasting menus. We could not decide if we wanted the 4 or 5 course menu so our waitress recommended that we both order a 4 course and one of us get the dessert course and one get the cheese course… GREAT idea. We also ordered one of the wine pairings that went with the meal. The wines paired excellently with the beautifully prepared courses that featured local, seasonal ingredients. We ate outside on the patio, overlooking the vineyards. The view was stunning. The pace of the service was perfectly timed and we could not believe that once we were finished we had been dining for over two hours. Lou, our waitress, made the dining experience so much more than food and wine. Lovely!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely dining room
    happy2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is a very pretty dining room with patio overlooking the vineyard. Many flowers enhance the view. The food is imaginative and very well prepared, presented and served. The only complaint was that the service could have been more attentive when we first arrived. We were left for at least 10 minutes before anyone came to talk to us and to bring us water. After this things rolled along well but our server, although efficient, was aloof. Wine pairings went well with our chosen meals. We would go back whenever in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Lunch at Peller
    Raleigh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went there for lunch and it was fantastic, Josh are server was spot on. Every part of the experience was first class. I had the chef special which is a surprize from start to finish. I would highly reccomend this place.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bengenda
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing. Everything was well prepared and well matched with the vineyard's wines. Service was outstanding. Beautiful facility.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing all round experience
    ZandCHawaii
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My man surprised me with a day experiencing the wineries at Niagara on the Lake. We rented some bikes first and rode them to Pellar Estate where we first took a tour through the winery and learned about its history. The lunch at the restaurant afterwards topped all our expectations. Not only the incredible ambience, surrounded by the wine fields, but also the service as well as the food was phenomenal. We had the four course surprise menu and all the courses were from high quality and fresh, local ingredients. Delicious! Our waiter, Michaela was so knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Definitely one of the best waiters we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sisters Abroad
    3sisterweekend
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My two sisters and I look for a special place to visit for a weekend once a year around August. The restaurant at Peller Estates Winery was the perfect location for an elegant lunch to start off our weekend in Niagara on the Lake. The staff were very accommodating and the tasting menu was fantastic. We never felt rushed or harried and the view from the patio is lovely looking over the vineyards and the back courtyard of the main building. Another memorable start to a fun weekend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    Cbhr
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    - Peller is my favorite restaurant - food/service always brilliant - invited two friends for my 50th - food was INCREDIBLE - service was HORRIBLE - 8:30 PM we waited without bread, water or wine - told our server was too busy with a table of twelve (??!!) - no one took ownership - endured long waits while tables around us had the service I usually enjoy - Jason came to say happy birthday and was completely unaware - manager finally came offering ice wine which we declined - misinformed server brought it anyway - ignored/forgotten because of a garden party event - given a bottle of ice cuvée to take home but nothing for my friends - so late we missed hotel shuttle - waited an hour for taxi - server gave us a ride at 12:37 AM - disappointed
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peller Estates
    BillJ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Peller Estates Winery Restaurant is the equal or better of any of the top restaurants. We had an outstanding meal that was well presented by highly professional servers. The setting was outstanding with carefully set tables that were far enough apart to provide privacy. Well worth the drive to Niagara on the Lake.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    YYZdinersVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Food was creative and beautifully presented. We were initially concerned that only Peller wines were being served but turned out perfectly. Great service and ambiance. if you don't choose the wine pairing the great thing is that the wines on the menu are the retail prices in the store. Haven't seen that before. One caution taxis in NOTL are hard to come by. Book early!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amatareurish!
    FinePalate
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The risotto was bland (lots of pepper required to give some flavor). The lamb was tough with a forgettable flavor, and definitely not as good as it was at The Prince of Wales. The scallops were good. The service was somewhat poor as we had to get up to get our own water. The wine list is limited as they serve Peller wines only. The restaurant was very cold, please, temper the air conditioning. Not planning to go back.
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  • Lunch
    ccl2341
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    One of us had the paired four-course lunch which is a blind menu with the option of recommended accompanying wines, the other a couple of selected courses with self-selected wine. Both were absolutely excellent. The outdoor patio overlooking the lawn and the vineyard provided the perfect setting. I have been to Peller on a number of occasions in the past and it just gets better and better. Price-wise I thought it good value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Aniv
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was are 20th Anniversary and the Peller Estates is by far at the top of my list for food and atmosphere. We would give the service and food "A" rating.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peller Estates
    tinysan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is a top drawer operation. The food and services were top notch. The tasting room is quite good as well. Try the Pinot Gris. We weill definitely go again next year when we visit NOTL
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Great restaurant
    wascloud
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and it was great! You should definitely try the tasting menu and include wine pairings. The tasting menu consists of items that are in season, and definitely highlight the chef's talents. Highly recommended!
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    KayRay2103
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing and it was wonderful - service was very professional and overall one of our best meals of the vacation. Well worth the money - Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT
    LUVvineDINING
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. The meal began with Peller's Cuvee sparkling wine. We went for the four course meal with wine pairings. Each dish is something you have never seen before. Food presentation is highly creative, and the taste is just as exciting. We ate outside on the patio, and there was adequate protection from the sun. The waiter (Jason) was very knowledgable about wines and all the accompanying dishes. He was very smooth in every way. Never rushed us. Very proficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed and informed dining
    Icepack
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A lovely evening, not rushed. Smart and informed service. Attentive, friendly and discreet. Food was diverse and prepared to perfection. Wine pairing was spot on.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mostly great food w/ one near miss
    cenpen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a lovely evening on the terrace with views to die for, I had the rack of lamb and it and the scallops starter were perfect and delicious as was my husband's gazpacho and mussel starters. However the wild boar loin he had was a tad chewy and cooked a bit beyond his liking, although it was seasoned perfectly. Perhaps it is a regulatory requirement, as he was not asked how he would like it prepared, unlike the request that was made of me for the lamb. Nonetheless, we will be happy to return and try other offerrings as the overall impression was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate