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

Ravine Vineyard Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ravinevineyard.com
  • Phone: (905) 262-8463 x34
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This farm-to-table restaurant feels like home with a chef in the kitchen. Our scallop appetizer with a slice of bacon and ravioli was divine, the steelhead trout was cooked to perfection, and the veggies were crisp and delicious. Of course, the wine pairings were superb and complemented the meal. We watched families run about in front of the vines, playing soccer and ping pong as the sun set. A wonderful evening that I'm sure we'll repeat!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "A wonderful vineyard restaurant with an informal ambience and a lovely vista overlooking the vineyards to Niagara On The Lake beyond the far treeline. The staff were warm, welcoming, fun and friendly. Delicious food with innovative twists, and a guitar serenade from the edge of the vineyard. Several seating options ... lovely glass dining room or cozy bar-area, and outdoor terrace, porch, garden, and pizza kitchen. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The restaurant view was good, over looking the vineyard through full glass windows. The overall service was poor as we found the server to be preoccupied either with other tables or disappearing out of the dining area. We asked for an additional bread tray & had to wait for another server arrived to ask us if we would like more bread. The food was only fair with some dishes being better than others. In general the presentation of the food was OK. For the price, we found this restaurant to be expensive for the food selection offered."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The Food and the wine tastings were absolutely fantastic as was the friendly service"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Have waited a long time to revisit NOL - this evening dining was all we expected. Warm evening, great scenery, great food and service made it all worth it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food and service were both excellent. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Ravine Vineyard Restaurant is a class above many of the high end eateries with reasonable prices. You can just have a salad, full course meal or an amazing pizza from the stone oven. The charm of the restaurant coupled with the view of the vineyard make it a great destination to head to out of the city. Did I mention the best organic wine in the region!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Lovely view from this restaurant. With our reservation we were allowed to go to the tasting room for a free tasting. This is a wonderful extra as we came back to the restaurant knowing which wine to order with our dinner. Very friendly staff. We will do this again. Make reservations - its popular"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The menu is very short but the food very good, as was the service. Unfortunately the restaurant appears to be geared towards groups, the main restaurant is one large room with little to absorb sound. Despite being on one side away from the main crowd we still found it difficult to have a decent conversation. There were at least 4 groups in the restaurant and adjoining patio area. A live entertainer was a nice touch but we have no idea how good he was because we couldn't hear him. We feel there are many restaurants of equal value in the area and will not be inclined to go back to this one."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been to Ravine for dinner and lunch and it is a wonderful experience every time. We bring different friends each time and they are always equally impressed with the experience. We love it!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My sister and I try and visit a winery every summer. This quaint venue was recommended by my son, a lovely, rustic winery. The service was friendly and they had the ac nice and cool. We ordered the trout on a bed of beans. The trout was a bit dry."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We ate at Ravine on a trip two years ago and remembered it so fondly we had to return. It did not disappoint. Great cooking in that kitchen and a nice scene inside, or on the patio, or at the bar, all overlooking the winery. Nice bottle of Reisling with our dinner of foie gras, hen and rib eye. All delish."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The fresh bread and unsalted cutter, delish lattes Loves the outdoor ambiance and service excellent do not drink alcohol .. loved the hostess .. the one who has 3 children .. very welcoming and friendly"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience at the Ravine Vineyard Restaurant overall. We were entertaining family who had just arrived from Scotland a few days prior and wanted to take them out to dinner in an unusual and elegant setting and the Ravine offered both those attributes. Unfortunately our guests ordered the Scallops as a starter and I have to say for $16.00 each, all they got was one scallop on their plate along with a few greens. The menu did say "scallops" with an "s" so it was quite shocking to say the least that they were served only 1 scallop especially at that price. The rest of the meal was well done, and wine was great also."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Amazing experience as always! The restaurant keeps changing, ex padding and improving every time we are there, I highly recommend it! It is the crown jewel of Niagara wineries."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My partner and I took a couple from Seattle, WA to Ravine to experience Niagara on the Lake vineyard dining at its best. They have been in the high end food business for a combined 60 plus years so it was important to us they have a good and memorable evening. Our table, overlooking the vineyard, was perfect. Overall we had a very good meal.We had loin of lamb which was excellent.The noise level is very high inside the dining room so bear that in mind perhaps if planning a romantic dinner"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "A great place to enjoy wines with your meal and look out over the vineyards. Excellent service and yummy choices."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Eight of us enjoyed a delicious lunch at Ravine; we had everything from the charcuterie plate to wood-oven pizza to burgers to pasta. Everything was amazing and fresh. It is definitely expensive at Ravine, especially for lunch, but the quality is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed the ambiance, wish we could have enjoyed the sound of the outdoor music inside. The cornish hen was awesome accompanied by the spaetzle, and the trout looked amazing, loved the chocolate dessert offerings great for sharing"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to go here for dinner based on a great experience we had having lunch here a few months ago (Icewine Festival). Unfortunately, our dinner did not meet our expectations. The asparagus soup was delicious, however, our appetizers were disappointing. I had the seared scallop with ravioli. It was good, yet the 1 scallop and 1 ravioli was much too small a serving, even for an appetizer. My wife had the asparagus salad which looked great, but tasted bland and lacked flavour. She typically loves anything topped with soft poached eggs, but the cold temperature of the duck egg in this salad was unappetizing. Sadly, our main course didn't fare any better. The sirloin and trout we had simply lacked proper seasoning."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Just had an appetizer this time and I wasn't disappointed. It hit- the-spot and was delicious too. Capped it off with a nice glass of chilled white wine and I was ready to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the heart of Niagara."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "we loved everything about our anniversary dinner. Live music, beautiful view. Friendly, knowledgeable waiter. And of course, the meal! We had a couple of draft beers, Charcuterie, oysters, lamb and trout, angel food cake and cheese plate, ice wine, a bottle of merlot reserve. Top notch!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very good use of locally grown ingredients. Asparagus pasta was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Fabulous view, consistently excellent food, entertainment, outdoor eating... what could be better? Had the steelhead trout - it was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is a charming vineyard restaurant with magnificent vistas and superb food. The pre-lunch wine tasting in the old estate home was festive, informative and a perfect start to a long leisurely exquisite meal. Wonderful fresh ingredients (never had such fresh salads) and the fish perfectly seared--and take home the lovely wood-fired sourdough bread along with an estate wine or two!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding....it was a lovely atmosphere in a Vineyard and their wines were amazing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent produce prepared in a delicate manner. Overlooking the winery vineyards. Recommend the charcuterie platter."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I would return to your restaurant in the future but not take a group with me. The service was very slow. Food quality was great! There was even a wedding reception scheduled for that Friday we were there. I would consider the venue for any special ocassion."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The view just amazing! For sure to ask to seat at the patio or even outside, right beside the vinyard. The foods was great & wine is good. Service is a little slow but maybe because they were busy when I dined."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our experience at Ravine was a nice evening out for a special occasion. While our overall experience was positive the evening wasn't without challenges. The A/C wasn't working optimally, and we were offered a table out of the sun, but without the view that drew us there initially. The divers were ok but nothing out of the ordinary. The portions were moderate but not overly filling. We did not have the opportunity to try the pizza, but the outdoor wood oven looked very impressive and the product that we saw looked very appealing. Since we are not wine drinkers we can't comment specifically, but the grounds and the Vinyard looked lovely and their wine list seemed extensive."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I visited last week for a lunch out with a girlfriend. We were so impressed with the service, ambiance, and quality of food. We each tried three different wines and loved them all. The Charcuterie board is a must have! Barb was a server and she was wonderful. Very attentive and helpful. The views out to the vineyards along with the interior decor are perfect together. I will definitely be returning, and recommending this restaurant to friends and family. wether it's a special occasion, or a casual lunch out, I think Ravine nailed it."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our experience was wonderful. I am 93, live in a residence, get frozen meals too often and don't like crowds or noise. We had a window seat and the view was gorgeous. Noise level was low and we were able to carry on a conversation without shouting. Tara, our little hostess, was beautiful. She explained everything extremely well, and the little special treatment she gave us was very special. This was the first time any of us had come here, and it was my daughter in laws birthday celebration, and we will tell everyone what a beautiful place Ravine is. We had food not had before and the treats were delicious. The chef or chefs were artists as well and it just added the crowning touches to our meal. Thank you"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "What a wonderful meal. And they were so attentive to my dietary needs. I am gluten intolerant. They were well versed in gluten free options on the menu and actually read my note when I booked through open table that I am gluten intolerant. We will return."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "No one visiting Niagara-on-the-lake should miss the dining experience at The Ravine. The food, service, and ambience was outstanding. Small menu but excellent choices. Enjoyed the meal with a bottle of red wine "Sand and Gravel" I will be back again - love the area and dining experience at the Ravine. Many thanks."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant and winery. It was our first time there and everything is outstanding. The Ravine wines are excellent. Highly recommended. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Ive been to Ravine several times...as im working in the area for several months...& discovered this beautiful vineyard...a gem! The scenary is breath taking! Calm, with a gentle breeze overlooking the vineyard!...& of course the food is what keeps me coming back:-)"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had been to earlier versions of the Ravine Restaurant and found it OK. YOU REALLY NEED TO TRY IT AGAIN. The smallish building that housed the restaurant has been more than doubled. The food has definitely gone upscale and they have an outdoor pizza over. There is a special pizza and a Margarita Pizza is available all the time. We had the Margarita and loved it. Started with 6 beautiful oysters, then we shared the pizza and a charcuterie plate. They were all excellent. There were may other items on the menu to try. There were quite a few kids there and there were soccer balls on the back lawn for them to play with. Staff are friendly and service is prompt but not rushed. Get here before the winter so you can eat outside!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Although we had a reservation, we were seated on the upper level under a leaking air conditioner unit. They didn't know this??? We had no water until half way thru our meal. The charcuterie tray was brought without bread. We had to ask for plates The marguerita pizza had maybe 5 small basil leaves. The restaurant was busy but not full. Very disappointed in the service. Food okay but nothing special. Very noisy. (And wet!). Should have sat outside."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Lovely setting. Was disappointed the little store and wine tasting wasn't open - must read the info more carefully. The asparagus soup was a bit bland but the smoked salmon more than made up for it. I was the designated driver so i really appreciated the server giving me just a drop of each wine ordered so that I could taste it.. Wonderful! No room for dessert unfortunately."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with a great wine list and interesting and delicious foods."
    Dined on 6/17/2014