One of my perennial faves
One of my perennial faves in the Niagara area. Never disappoints.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yet another good restaurant in Niagara on the Lake. Looks like the competition is working resulting in an all round good dining experience. Good range of prices of wines, including those of the local Ontario variety. Food was served hot and not rushed. Ample time to go to the theatre. Mushroom Veloute was nice and smooth and tasty
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food, great service for brunch @ Mother's Day.. Even accommodated young kids really well!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met all expectations
I had very high expectations based upon review in the Trip Advisor. I was not disappointed. Food, service and atmosphere were what I wanted.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you need a place to unwind with subtle Victorian aviance, visit this restaurant. The white table cloth decore and service is very nice yet comfortable.
Recommend the Mushroom soup and daily roasted special. The breads are homemade and are too good.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a detour
The best restaurant we have tasted in Ontario so far. The dinning room is elegant, almost intimate. The service is attentive, professional. Food is artfully presented. My gf''s Caesar with Prosciutto was fresh, lightly creamed. Her beef tenderloin was done exactly the way she expressed in many words. The tasting menu with wine pairing I had did show off their excellent culinary and wine pairing skills. I enjoyed the whole experience except the salt cured organic salmon with so much salt as to hide all taste of the salmon. Among the good selection of wines only the 2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir disappointed. My one complain is the dainty size of wine servings. It's inadequate for food pairing, certainly not nearly enough for my lamb course.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was phenomenal, from the food to the service and the exceptional wine list. My only regret was the high percentage of tourist clientele, but I suppose that is to be expected given the locale.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service!
What a gem of a restaurant! We each tried the 5 course with wine pairing. What a fantastic meal! We had the red pepper soup - arctic char - both excellent! And Brad was an excellent waiter - knowledgeable, respectful, professional and yet quite humourous. It was a treat to eat at this beautiful restaurant where we were able to take our time and enjoy both the meal, the wine, and the waiter's impeccable service! We will definitely return here!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gracious dining in an elegant hotel
I had a delicious lunch here with my 3 women friends who all enjoyed the experience immensely. The location, ambience and food preparation were outstanding! We highly recommend this restaurant.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was wonderful! as usual
Dinner was wonderful! as usual Fred the sommelier was very helpful & very friendly! Food was delicious!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Dan was excellent - among the best we've ever had, and we have dined out a lot in many different countries. The food was well prepared and delicious.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant offered everything that you could wish for, for a special occasion. We left the restaurant with fond memories of the food, service and a wonderful evening
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Escabeche Restaurant in the Prince of Wales Hotel was an amazing experience. The ambience, food and service gel together. Their caesar salad was excellent. The dressing was light and flavourful. The crab chowder was an excellent starter. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Our bill was just under $200.00 for two. This is a very good choice for a special occasion.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a place
We were looking for a place to have a special dinner and hoped Escabeche would deliver. We were both very satisfied with the food, presentation was great and the food very good - not outstanding - but we weren't disappointed. What blew us away was the service. Our waitress, Kerri, was outstanding. Very attentive to our needs and very knowledgable. She took time to explain everything to us and began the evening by asking us questions just to find out more about us. Very impresive.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine First Visit
We had an excellent meal at Escabeche on our initial visit. The dining room is spacious and beautiful with an upscale, genteel vibe. The food was tasty and nicely presented, from amuse bouche right on through dessert. The wine list is extensive and quite complete. Service was professional, albeit a tad slow, but not to a point where it was an issue. We only get up in this area once a year for the Shaw Festival plays, but you can bet this will be a must stop on our next trip.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food & Service
Service was outstanding. Our waiter knew the details of every item on the menu and was able to make up a special request for us for dinner which was fantastic. Wonderful meal!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a long drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake from Ohio, and a few hours of shopping, Escabeche was just what we needed. Quiet, elegant, welcoming and a wonderful lunch. The service was great. The menu had something for all of us, and the food quality was excellent. Sitting in the dining room, we could see the beautiful flowers outside of the hotel through the large windows. Couldn't ask for better ambiance. I highly recommend it.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was outstanding. When the sommelier was very good. When he learned we would be exploring wineries the next day, he brought us a map and pointed out some of his favorites.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect spot for dinner
Great service---superb ambiance--wonderful place to eat. It was our first night in Niagara on the Lake; the introduction to the entire area could not have been better.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prince of Wales - a gem
recommend to anyone - food, service and atmosphere were stellar for our anniversary meal. We will visit again and again whenever we are in the Niagara on the Lake area
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and attention
Excellent service and attention to detail. Food was fabulous. Have been their for Lunch and Dinner, both experiences were exceptional.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining at its Best
Innovative cuisine delivered a delicious combination of taste sensations. The attentive and knowedgeable service was helpful and assisted us with selecting from a wide number of dining choices. The roasted capon, a menu choice, was moist and tasty while the evening's house special, bison ribs, had a unique flavour all its own - especially with the accompanied purée of white beans and chipotle. Just the right balance of flavours! Both meals began with hearts-of-romaine salad (loved the roasted garlic) and finished with homemade deserts of cannoli and ice cream. Even though Escabeche is located in the middle of a popular tourist destination, the restaurant was a step back in time with its warm and historical ambience. Highly recommend.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our overall review for the restaurant is very good. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. Overall the service was very good, the staff was friendly, (especially our server at night very patient in explaining the menu and friendly overall, our bus boy at lunch, i believe his name was Mel - very sincere and kind. The staff overall was very good.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old school romance
For a throw back experience in a gorgeous old hotel eat at this restaurant. The waiter was very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was modern and delicious. My husband and I had the crab chowder and the crostini as an appetizer. Then followed with the tiger shrimp pasta and the lemon thyme gnocchi. Everything was wonderful. Although it was quite pricey it is a great place to go for a romantic evening!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special family dinner, had
A special family dinner, had the tasting menu with wine pairings - food delicious and the pairings worked very well with the food. Service excellent, delivered in a very timely, and efficient manner, as we had time restraints. Would definitely recommend the restaurant in a tourist location.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
cant wait to come back on
cant wait to come back on a warm sunny day,it was a little rainy that day but im sure it would even be better with fair weather and a buggy ride!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food and Venue!
Extremely romantic and good quality cuisine. Recommend to any lovebirds who want a romantic evening in a beautiful town. It is so beautiful I booked it for my wedding venue! Can't wait!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice meal, except the plates and food were not as hot as I would have liked.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restraint !
This place truly was a gem ! Food ,Service and Ambiance was superior !!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. We had a new menu to taste. EXCELLENT. It was romantic, friendly and the waiter was knowledgeable.
Our wine guide was very knowledgebale as well.
I would go back anytiime and recommend to anyone.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Historic Victorian atmosphere! menu outstanding, and service a delight! defiantly will return!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was impeccable, the food was amazing beginning to end. The atmosphere was beautiful and they sat us when we arrived 15 min early. We will be making this a tradition.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food ans service were very
Food ans service were very pleasant. Convient t6o Shaw Festival Theatre.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Dining in NOTL
We have eaten at Escabeche many times and each time this place is charming. The food is fantastic and the service is second to none. One the best members of the team is Fred the sommelier - he really knows his stuff and can be trusted completely!
We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to eat in Niagara-on-the-Lake!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
quiet rainy lunch
A lovely afternoon spent at Escabeche with my boyfriend. I asked for a special request "roses be sent to our table", they not only sent us two roses but also added 2 glasses of complimentary sparkling wine. It was a wonderful surprise. The service was pleasant and really complimented the elegant atmosphere; beautiful decor. The dinner menu looks a lot more appetizing yet overall the experience was pleasing.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I celebrated our anniversary weekend at Prince of Wales Hotel and dined at Escabeche
It was a wonderful dining experience, enjoyed from start to finish
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
- romantic, delicious mouth
- romantic, delicious mouth watering food, excellent service, beautifully decorated
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great expiernece
It was a great expiernece and one we look forward to ejoying again soon!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere, and we had a great table for 2 by the window. Service was stellar!
The cannalloni was kind of different, but good, and I loved the potato soup. My date had the rib eye steak, and I'm glad she let me try some. It was the best steak I've ever tasted!
The wines were quite pricey, but a very comprehensive selection.
I would definitely go back, and I recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food great sevice terrific
great food great sevice terrific evening Thank You
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found the Prince of Wales in general to have some issues with service. Most servers were friendly and welcoming. Others were aloof. The food was very good and the sommelier circulates the room offering his services. His recommendations were good. I booked through Open Table and used the box to request a romantic table. When I arrived I asked them about it. They were dismissive saying they can't guarantee anything. Sure enough, when we arrived they sat us at a table no one would consider in anyway romantic, even though more romantic tables were available. They were accommodating and moved us to a different table but had clearly made no effort to honour the request that had been made through Open Table.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the smoked white fish
I had the smoked white fish bisque to start which was absolutely delicious. Not something I would usually order but it was a chilly night and I was craving some warm soup, and was definitely not disappointed. Then I had the filet, which I always get, and as usual was cooked to perfection. I've never had a bad meal here. Love this place and the atmosphere is stunning, one of a kind. (Especially around the holidays, it is magical ;)
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service above food
We have dined at a number of fine restaurants. This is one of them. The food was excellent. However Jarod our server made the whole evening special. He made the evening a 10.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM