Night out with Friends.
The food was amazing and well prepared. The services was fantastic. Our waitress was polite and offered enough information about each entree to entice each of us to order a different one. She was attentive but allowed us to have our space with minimal interruptions. Great atmosphere! If you are price conscious this may not be for you, however, it was worth every penny spent.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch is reasonably priced
Lunch is reasonably priced for the area.
The food tastes good and the portion sizes is the right size for lunch if not a little too much food.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steak and pleasing service
Lovely setting in the Pillar & Post Inn at NOTL. Take some time to wander around the public areas of this historic inn. Our server was most attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu choices & wine list.
The seafood sampler appetizer will not disappoint.
Steaks and lamb entrees generally surpassed expectations.
The creme brulee is a classic pleaser.
For a special treat, do try the Factory 13 martini.
Our guests were very impressed at my choice of venues.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cannery on Mother's Day
Went to the Cannery for Mother's Day 2013. Everything was quite outstanding. The service was wonderful--we liked the team approach where we had our own server, but everyone on staff was there to help. We even enjoyed the cameraderie between the two young men at the 'egg servery', so polite to one another as they crossed back and forth to grab ingredients for fresh omelettes. I would only suggest that the Eggs Benedict not be so dry! Everything was wonderful, thanks so much! We will be back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Niagara on the lake gem
We came here with our 15 month old daughter. The staff was extremely accommodating and attentive towards her and the food was amazing. I'd love to come back for a romantic evening.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, knowledgeable waitress and generous portions. A bit pricey but we knew what to expect from NOTL restaurants. We live in Niagara Falls and venture out occasionally!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful restaurant! We were
Beautiful restaurant! We were celebrating our anniversary & they gave us a beautiful table by the fireplace. My husband was looking forward to having white fish, however, the menu only had salmon, we asked if the chef happend to have a white fish available we were told he could make a talapia dinner with heirloom carrots and mashed potates. PERFECT! I had the beef wellington, lobster mashed potatoes (amazing!) & heirloom carrots. We were very please with our meal and the wine was perfect as well. We stayed at the Prince of Wales it was just a nice walk down to the Pillar and Post where The Cannery restaurant is located in. I highly recommend this restaurant. I was also presented with a long stem rose at the end of the meal!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't leave hungry
The Cannery Restaurant is a wonderful hidden gem in Niagara-On-The-Lake. The restaurant had a cozy atmosphere and the service was attentive. The crab cakes were delicious. I would love the recipe. The prime rib was outstanding. The crème brule and cheesecake were great choices to finish off a memorable meal.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxing good eats
Derek our waiter was super. He was helpful with hotel meal plan and service was great. Pillar and Post favorites were not a disappointment. Seating was comfortable and not too close to feel like we were dining with strangers at the next table. Overall very nice and enjoyable. We would go there again for certain.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to wine and dine
Loved the beef tenderloin with stilton crust...lobster mashed potatoes were to die for and I really enjoyed the roasted beets. We had an amazing 2008 cabernet franc from Colaneri. The server told us that the 2010 from the same winery is amazing as well. My partner had the prime rib which was recommended by some previous diners and although he said it was good, he wished he had ordered the same meal as I did. We would definitely go back...he would just try a different menu option. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone planning a trip to NOTL.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our stay at the Pillar and Post Inn and Hotel was topped off by a fantastic meal and experiance in there Cannery resaurant. Great service and wonderful meal. The beef tenderloin was "cut with your fork" tender with a fantastic flavour. The whole menu spoke of thoughtfullness for the patron to enjoy.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening out
We see met with smiles and taken to our ready table. Derek our waiter greeted us by name and allowed us to set the pace of our meal. A good wine list of both local and imported wines complemented the steakhouse style menu. The knowledgable staff was there at every turn making the evening memorable.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted to have our Anniversary dinner at the Cannery Restaurant as it was our 6irst Wedding Anniversary and we had our wedding at the Pillar and Post. The service was very good, the food was delicious and well presented on the plates and the ambience was very romantic. We would definitely return for future anniversary dinners or other special occasions. Thank you for a wonderful Anniversary dinner!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great evening......Kelly went above and beyond to make our evening special. Food was excellent. Prepared
to perfection. Presentation also was very good. Would definately recommend it. It is expensive but good for a special
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious dinner and wonderful
Delicious dinner and wonderful service! We were very pleased with our experience and would return.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at
The Cannery and it was perfect!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Standard in Niagara-on-the-Lake
You can't go wrong at the Pillar and Post and the restaurant is excellent, service is good with lots of great menu selections.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our table for 2 by the fireplace was perfect. It's almost like they knew it was our anniversary!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were six in our party who recently enjoyed our dinners. Each meal was prepared exactly to our requests. The service was excellent and personalized. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, the wine list, and the featured wines. We definitely would return to the Piller and Post for dining.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed cozy experience
We were greeted and guided promptly to the dining room and our table by staff. The tables are well distanced to give diners some privacy. The staff was friendly, relaxed and knowledgable of their menu. Best of all the food was delicious and prepared to our liking.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made in Heaven
This was one of the best dining experiences in ages. The relaxed ambience was perfect for a summer evening The food was of a high standard and the staff was friendly but not rushing us at all. The wines were affordable and met our expectations.
Overall this is a great place to visit and I would definitely return on my next visit to Niagra on the Lake.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy to make reservation via
Easy to make reservation via online. Arrived 5 mins before reservation and was seated within 2 mins of notifying restaurant that we arrived. The Brunch offered an array of items to satisfy all appetites. Would highly recommend this restaurant, which was located in the Pillar and Post Hotel on Niagara-on-the-Lake. A+++ Experience.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time eating there. We found it relaxing. The meal was excellent and so was the service.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannery Restaurant - highly recomm
Service was impeccable. Four of us absolutely raved about our entrees and sides. I did not care for the sides that came with my entree, server happily substituted what I wanted. Serving sizes were perfect - everyone finished their plate, no complaints about not enough food or too much!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed our second experience here with very close friends and we were pleasantly surprised to find that our waitress was the same lovely woman who had served our table the year before!!
The food was amazing, served in very large portions and the pacing of the meal was perfect; we were able to enjoy each course with time between each course to savour our drinks and our company.
Our waitress was also very upfront about a special meal deal that we were unaware of; we were staying at one of the Vintage hotels and qualified for a meal deal, which she explained and applied to our final bill.
We look forward to returning to this wonderful restaurant again!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great dining experience
Our waiter Derek was terrific. He recommended a South Brook wine that was so good, we visited the winery the next day. My wife loved the surf & turf and I really enjoyed the roast beef. Atmosphere was great and we were not rushed.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening
My husband and I went to the Cannery for our anniversary. We were given excellent service and the food was incredible. The thai curry scallops and prawns were spicy and perfect. They were placed on a bed of risotto that was so flavorful. Yum. The staff found out that we were celebrating our anniversary and they presented our dessert on a plate with "Happy Anniversary" written on the rim. A nice touch.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved the service and the food- was well taken care- would go back anytime-
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner before the show
We had an early dinner before the show at Cannery and really appreciate the excellent service. Our waiter was really helpful in ensuring a quick service so that we would not be late for our show.The crab cakes were delicious and the steak done as I had asked and like.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had sunday brunch in early august. the cannery is a busy place - get a reservation.
This may be the best brunch i've had. What stood out compared to other brunches is how the cannery chooses quality of food over quantity of choices. many brunches have an extensive buffet filled with mediocre food. The cannery obviously understands which dishes they do exceptionally well, and only includes those on the brunch. yet they still have an appropriate selection of dishes to satisfy everyone's palate.
my only criticism is the omelet bar/carving station/waffle bar. there is a single (very long) line for all three stations, so even though i didn't want a custom omelet, i had to wait in line to receive a piece of ham. i decided not to.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ratings above say it all. We really appreciated the pleasant and helpful staff, a terrific complement to the great food.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were two couples that chose
We were two couples that chose the Cannery restaurant, primarily for its seafood selection in addition to meats.
Excellent dinner with plenty of choices, friendly staff providing good service and outstanding food.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a special occasion
Great place for a celebration or a romantic dinner. Food was excellent, and larger potions than we all expected. Our server was absolutely amazing. She was friendly, and very helpful with suggestions. From our group of 8, 3 ordered medium steaks. However they were more on the medium rare side. It was still delicious, but just a note.
My only complaint was that I made a special request for a cake through their website. When I called 4 days prior just to check they received it, they said they couldn't find the request in the system. But they took the request over the phone again, and had it waiting in the fridge when we arrived (it was absolutely delicious!). I'd recommend you call them ahead to confirm if you make any special requests.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My took my wife to the Cannery for our anniversay dinner. We drove an hour and a half from Toronto to eat there, it's well worth the drive. After the delicious meal from the apps to the dessert we had a horse and buggy waiting for us at the hotel from door to take us on an hour long tour of the area!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Derrick and the Pillar were great
The evening was perfect! Our server, Derrick was fantastic and my friend who was celebrating her birthday was so happy as he was so attentive. The food was amazing! My friend a a steak and I had salmon, both were wonderful and full of flavour!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining indeed!
Tremendous atmosphere; phenomenal food and wine list. We loved Cannery!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise!
Love the food and presentation. The appetizers were such a nice kick off for the evening. We enjoyed a bottle of VQA Sparkling wine with my family and we were having fun. The entrees were great. My steak was perfectly aged. The extra surprise was the mashed potatoes with Truffles. Nicely done! Definitely will return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is great.I'll come back
food is great.I'll come back to try more of the menu.huge selection of vine.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
While this is not the place to go for cutting edge cuisine, the kitchen is very solid in more traditional steakhouse fare. We both enjoyed variations on filet and the meat was perfectly done. As is the case with most Niagara area restaurants, the wine list features mostly local wineries............superb whites, but still not the best for fuller bodied reds. The service was the highlight........great server, efficient and very personable. We were out in plenty of time for the theater. I would not hesitate to return.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Derek, our server pushed our dinning experience to a five star.
Length of time between courses was perfect, we received good advice on wine selections...wine samples to help decide.
We were complimentary shuttled back to the B&B to avoid walking in the rain.
Friendly, knowledgable, delicious dinner....bravo!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
yearly culture gathering
There are six friends who have been going yearly to either the Shaw Festival or Stratford since 1978.
I was asked to find a restaurant for this year and was impressed with the on-line service to book dinner in N-O-T-L with Open Table.
The Cannery food was delicious and the prompt service was very good.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Cannery experience
The food was good but for the price I expected a meal that was going to make me want to run back for more. This is not the case at the Cannery
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Brunch for a Group
I would recco The Cannery for Sunday brunch. We had 6 ladies and everyone found many foods to their liking. The mussel ceviche was incredible. Shrimp and salmon also got very good reviews among our group. The brunch hits a "sweet spot" in the market since it is only $28 - not a low end $10 buffet (yuck) and not a $50-60 brunch (too much food/too much money).
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual atmosphere--gourmet food
We went as a group of four and each meal was thoroughly enjoyed! Fresh, flavour-filled entrees and appetizers. The waitress Alison absolutely made our night! She was efficient and fun and provided us with excellent recommendations for wine, beer and post-dinner activities.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fantastic brunch with anything you could possibly want with incredible service and a cozy atmosphere.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never gets old
This is like the 5th time we have eaten here. It is always outstanding. The service, food and ambience makes it an enjoyable experience. We can not wait to be able to come back again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A few of us mentioned that
A few of us mentioned that their dinners were not hot. It was good but very predictable. I suggested to the group that if we hadn't been to Trius the night before we would have been more satisfied with The Cannery. There was quite a difference in the level of service etc between the two places, not to say the service at The Cannery was poor but the service at Trius was special so dining at both back to back made the difference more apparent.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I spent our anniversary at the Pillar and Post and greatly enjoyed our dinner at the Cannery. I had requested a table by the fireplace. Our server Derek was very knowledgeable and made suggestions as appropriate. Each course was well prepared and as an added touch, each of our desserts had Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate. I would highly recommend the Cannery.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had my cousin visiting from
I had my cousin visiting from British Columbia and wanted to take her somewhere nice for brunch - so glad I chose the cannery...it was decorated nicely for Christmas and the food was amazing! she was truly impressed!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Meal and Great Service
We enjoyed a romantic evening and a wonderful meal, the servers are amazing. A must try is the seafood sampler and the steak topped with stilton blue cheese! Everything was done to perfection and very fresh. Perfect for a special occasion. There is a package you can get if you are staying over, worth every penny! includes an App, meal, and dessert for 2.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM