Ravine Vineyard Restaurant
Ravine Vineyard Restaurant
  • Address:
    1366 York Road
    Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S1P0
    Neighborhood:
    Niagara-on-the-lake
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary European
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Ravine Vineyard Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ravinevineyard.com/
  • Phone: 9052628463x34
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch is served 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Dinner is served from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Cheese and Charcuterie boards are available between 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Young
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Ravine Restaurant features live local talent in the Lounge every Friday an Saturday night, starting at 7:30 PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Creek Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ravine Vineyard Restaurant
Tucked away from the bustle of Niagara and set among the vines on St. Davids Bench, this fifth-generation, family-owned farm property invites casual country dining overlooking the Niagara Peninsula.

Ravine Vineyard's Winery Restaurant features refined rustic fare with a contemporary edge, featuring the best ingredients from the nearby garden and local farms, under the inspired guidance of Chefs Nathan Young and Paul Harber.

Enjoy an organic, property-grown salad, a plate full of mussels or BLT made with bacon from pigs raised at Ravine and delicious desserts paired with Ravine's critically acclaimed biodynamic and organically-grown wines.

One of 20 World's Best Winery Restaurants - Wine Access Magazine
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Ravine Vineyard Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
263 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (212)great for outdoor dining (156)fit for foodies (152)special occasion (136)great for lunch (131)romantic (117)notable wine list (109)neighborhood gem (69)good for groups (59)great for brunch (49)kid-friendly (29)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Cyclists' Oasis
    WillRideForFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great spot for lunch after a long bike ride in the region, especially if the kilometres after lunch are downwind!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ravine Vineyard Review
    CanadianGourmet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We ate here on a Friday night and the whole place was very vibrant. We had the Foie Gras and the Charcuterie Platter for the appetizers. The Foie Gras was good but the real star is the Charcuterie Platter. This is all home cured and contained smoked duck breasts, fried pigs ears, tongue, and a couple of different salamis served with homemade kimchi, grain mustard and toasts. It was all excellent - even the crunchy fries strips of pig's ears. The pork is made from pigs reared at the vineyard. For main course we had the blackened pickerel and the lamb loin with blue cheese gallette - both were excellent. The only disappointment was the deserts (Grasshopper Pie & Peach Trio) were not quite as good as the other courses. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had the most amazing experience. The food was fresh, local and delicious. We cannot wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome birthday dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had heard about this restaurant from friends but oh my it was better than I expected. Delicious good, friendly staff and very nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stellar meal from start to finish.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is prepared with care and quality ingredients that make every bite tasty. Well worth the stop off the beaten path of Downtown Niagara on the Lake. Stop here before you head to the water for some great wine and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was good, service was excellent. The noise and heat were uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Safe menu, beautiful ambiance
    ladsz
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    After visiting Treadwell Farms the night before we had high expectations. The ambiance of the place is fantastic, ask for a patio seat or a table inside will also do! Live music helped to make the scenery even more breathtaking. As for the food, it is great quality (local, fresh) but too safe. The menu combinations were too predictable and the dessert menu is not adventurous. Service was also much more relaxed than I would have expected. This restaurant has great potential, but needs new innovation for the menu. Its great to feature good quality Ontario steak/lamb/fish, but pair it with interesting combos to make it to the next level!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we visited
    believe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Found the ambiance and service very good. The food was good and, although portions seemed small, was filling enough that we did not leave with a stuffed, gluttonous feeling.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, atmosphere and more
    DeannaR
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The atmosphere, ambiance, food and service were excellent. It felt like we knew our server for years! The country setting, vineyards and food felt like a romantic movie setting! It started with an amazing whipped butter with sea salt spread for our fresh French bread. Then our stove oven marguerite pizza came. The tomato sauce on the pizza was so good, we literally savoured each slice as if we never had pizza pizza before. We had no room for dessert yet the lemon cheese cake with blueberry compote and vanilla creme fresh found it's way on the table for sharing. After a 5 minute spoon war we had nothing but smiles on our face. We're customers for life!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ravine never disappoints
    Rene
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Ravine is one of our favourite restaurants in the Niagara region. We had the foie gras and I had the lamb, which was delicious. My husband's ribeye wasn't medium rare, but it was tasty and the fries were to die for. We ate outside and the music was very nice. The Ravine reserve merlot was so good we took a bottle with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Kate
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food, wine and service. This is my second time back and Ravine didn't disappoint. I have also recommended Ravine to a number of people who have come back and raved about it. Fabulous desserts so make sure to save room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a Gem!
    Jake
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ravine Vineyard Restaurant is a gem in the lovely Niagara Wine Region. The food is very well prepared and presented. It is well worth the drive for a delicious meal...and...you get a free wine tasting when you show your receipt from the dining room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DelightedOma
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Again we took my 93 year old Mother in law to Ravine and she had a wonderful time, especially since the young lady who served us the first time we went remembered her. That totally completed her day. She lives in a retirement home and doesn't get out much, so this treat for her made her year. Of course the little wine tasting after lunch didn't hurt either!!! Thank you Ravine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    DeeZeeVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were disappointed in the food and service. The 4 of us shared the charcuterie platter. It featured a variety of cured meats, quail egg, pate and nuts. There were 3 pieces of toasted bread on the platter. I thought they could have given us 4, since there were 4 people. I had the heirloom tomato salad. It was good, but there were miniscule spots of pesto and balsamic reduction on the plate. I wanted more of that to dip the tomatoes in! 3 of us had the blackened pickerel. The spice was way too salty, and there was way too much of it!! Could hardly taste the fish! My friend had the lamb, and it was too tough to finish. We planned to order dessert, but the waiter took so long to come back for our order that we decided not to. View was nice
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leave room for dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Reservations a must. Dined at a wonderful table outside with a view of the vineyard. Shared the brick oven pizza which offered a unique sweetness and smokiness. Luckily we decided to share the strawberry cobbler with buttermilk ice cream and ginger cookes for dessert. The warmth of the strawberries with pistachio topping intermingled with buttermilk was a joy to the taste buds. Dont overlook on the menu. The service was relaxed and attentive. Overall a perfect afternoon in the vineyard to enjoy a glass of wine and the natural beauty of the escarpment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem!
    SimplePleasures
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our second visit and it won't be our last. We visit Niagara - a 4-5 hour trip - once or twice a year and though there are plenty of awesome restaurants to choose from, we knew we had to return, and will again. Casual, relaxed atmosphere in a lovely location overlooking Ravine's vineyards. Service is friendly, but professional. All food and wine produced either on site or close by. The menu is varied, imaginative and takes advantage of the fresh bounty available. Ravine has a bakery, produces its' own pork for - wonderful charcuterie board! - and boasts a wood fire oven for fresh, thin crust pizza. I have not been disappointed with anything I've ordered here, and the wines are very good too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ravine
    ejminnotl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an outstanding evening: From the wine tasting to dinner. We were given a table at the window overlooking the vineyard. Our server was very pleasant and attentive and our appetizers and dinner (main meal) were just so good. Only one of us had dessert which was the only disappointing note..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    SticksterVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Party of 6. Food and service was fabulous. Restaurant was also very accommodating to move our reservation earlier by an 1 1/2. Although in the lounge area, where the view isn't as spectacular, ambience was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and wine
    sxmscorpio
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Most welcoming entrance to a restaurant one could hope for. Walking up the steps a young man opened the door to greet us. Inside the restaurant, a young friendly hostess took our reservation details and brought us to seating to await our table and gave us menus to look at. After just a few minutes we were seated. Slight delay in taking our drink order by otherwise excellent service from the server. Restaurant was full but not overtly loud. Its 3 walls are glass so you get a nice view of the gardens/vineyard. Rather sparse otherwise so at nightfall there is little ambiance. Our starters were the foie gras and a scallop/bacon dish. Superb. Mains we both had the lamb sirloin; dessert was strawberry pistacchio cobbler. Super in every way
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JBsquared
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was excellent, the service could have been more attentive. At a winery you expect that a wine glass shouldn't sit empty for very long and my husband's did. Otherwise everything else was fantastic from the bread to my scallops (amazing) Cornish hen and nut strawberry infused dessert it was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Raleigh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were there for dinner and it was way too loud. Our table was in a area of high traffic and a band was playing way too loud for us to carrry on a conversation. We asked to be moved and they were not able to accommodate. Would not reccomend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shoobs
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Lovely eating area, inside and out. Food was delicious however portions were small.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu and excellent wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The chefs have created an innovative and very tasty menu at Ravine Vineyards, the blue cheese bread pudding with lamb sirloin was an unexpected taste combination that really worked well. The charcuterie board, which is much discussed in reviews and photographed is worthy of the attention and praise, prepared, smoked and aged in house it was an exquisite blend of taste, texture and colours. As a winery, the wine list is a selection of their products, and the 2011 Reserve Cabernet Franc was a great pair with charcuterie and the lamb sirloin. All of this in a rustic ranch environment on the edge of the vineyards with indoor and outdoor seating and a large outdoor bar. We went as a family, but this is great for couples or groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Ravine Winery
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Recently my wife and I met up with my cousin and his wife from Rochester, N.Y. and had lunch at Ravine Winery in Saint Davids. It came recommended to me. Had a great time with very good food and wine. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Edibles
    lingardens
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Simply yummy! Attentive service without being intrusive. A relaxing delicious dinner. Second time visiting...first time was for Mother's Day Brunch which was also amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another delicious meal
    gosmaart
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've now been going to Ravine's dining room for over two years, and have enjoyed every experience and meal. I've enjoyed the duck confit several times (I keep saying that it's better than I've had in France). It's typically served with lentils, and the chef has created a new preparation with lentils that's more delicious than before. Kim had the blackened pickerel, which was also fresh, flavourful and beautifully presented. We started with the very local (much made on the premises) charcuterie plate and finished by sharing the Strawberry Pistachio Cobbler with buttermilk ice cream. We enjoyed every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a view!
    ngkevin4VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I were heading to Niagara Falls for the day to visit a vineyard. Ravine Vineyard came up in her search and when she showed me the menu, I immediately made a reservation. What a view! I had the trout for lunch, which was sitting on top of a kidney bean and lobster salad. It was an excellent combination. I did wish the trout was cooked a little less. The trio of desserts showcased the plums extremely well. We both enjoyed every single one of them. I just wished the flies stayed away from us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I had a great experience at Ravine. Food was perfect. What a beautiful vineyard.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Niagara fabulousness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful server, friendly and knowledgeable. A small menu but as all good chefs will tell you that's how it should be, do a small menu extremely well rather than a large menu not well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    INgraVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was fantastic, view was nice, prices great for the area and fine dining, serving size better than most, music (2 person band) and vibe awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top end price but not top end
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Restaurant trying to be top end restaurant but if you've ate at any half decent top end restaurants you'll be disappointed. Food was not that good especially for the price you're paying. I had ribeye which was stiff and outside cooked too much although it was cooked medium rare inside. My wife had the pickerel which was not too bad. The suggested charcuterie was just not good...a few items ok but took 45 min-although they topped up with wine to make up. They offer Ravine wines which for the most part is better than most Niagara wines but Cabernet was still very young to serve. Overall very disappointed. Won't go back and won't recommend. One should expect better for the price you're paying. Truthfully a disappointment
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointment
    yamimomiVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    we started with the scallops and heirloom tomato salad, it was ok. the fish was over salted boring looking and just not great. the stake arrived cold and was small and over cooked, and the frits where little and cold. our waitress was on her firs week of work and did not have enough knowledge about the food and there where not enough selection to choose from on the menu. we finished with the cheese plate that was actually the best part of the meal but again no sufficient selection to choose from. we saw some people that set outside ordering pizza ,that was not on the dinner menue. and it looks like maybe that is what people should order at Ravine- Pizza and beer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Meal with A View
    Brian
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Whether indoor or outdoor the vineyard view is great. The service very good with a knowledgeable staff (wine and food). Items on menu have gotten upscale pricing.... not necessarily merited on all dishes. The food was very enjoyable, but pricing?????
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly
    great
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    very friendly and accommodating.Great ambiance.Great food.All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rock in food
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service was great but there was a huge piece of rock in the bean salad which was very upsetting. The waitress apologized but did not offer anything. I was there with my boyfriend for his birthday so the least I expected was a cake or drink on the house.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant!!
    Katie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ravine Vineyard Restaurant is a great restaurant with a lovely ambience and wonderful food. We continue to return whenever we are in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely!
    Caere
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Very nice restaurant, good food and wine, scenic views, attentive and professional staff. A winner all the way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special place...
    WillixVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Ravine. We arrived having read favourable reviews but we were extremely impressed with the level of dedication and excellence the restaurant (and winery) made. So much of the food was actually farmed on the property. This is the way any responsible restaurant should do (if geographically feasible). The food was delicious and I highly recommend the charcuterie board.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review for lunch
    torontodiner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were really looking forward to our lunch at Ravine as it came highly recommended. However, our party of 6 was very disappointed. While the atmosphere was terrific, gorgeous sunny day, great view -- the food was mediocre and incredibly over-priced. Over-cooked trout, tiny soup portion, fries were good, but for $300 why would you expect good? (sarcasm). If we go back it will be only to enjoy the atmosphere and to share a pizza..
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    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A true gem
    Andy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We loved every aspect of ravine. Te atmosphere, the food and the service from Julie our server was superb. Would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.