Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake
Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake

Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.treadwellcuisine.com/
  • Phone: (905) 934-9797
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Tuesday (October - April)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Treadwell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Treadwell Farm-To-Table Cuisine can cater any occasion. Partnering with several wineries, we offer our catering services at the numerous venues, including Stratus, Southbrook Vineyards, Lailey Vineyard, 13th Street Winery, Honsberger Estate and Foreign Affair Winery. For more information, please contact Amy Watts at events@treadwellcuisine.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria St
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: There is some parking available in the lot at the Victorian Villas Hotel and Boutique Suites off of Victoria Street. Additional free parking is available on Johnson and Prideaux Streets.
A word from Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake
Since opening in May 2006, Treadwell has become one of Canada's most critically acclaimed restaurants. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Treadwell's "Farm-to-Table" philosophy allows Chef-Owner Stephen Treadwell to showcase the very best of seasonal produce from Niagara and Southwestern Ontario. The wine list, created by Sommelier-Owner James Treadwell, is often regarded as Canada's finest for Ontario wines.
Please check our Special Events page for a variety of unique events held at the restaurant.
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Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake reviews from OpenTable diners
246 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (202)great for outdoor dining (125)notable wine list (124)special occasion (119)neighborhood gem (97)great for lunch (72)hot spot (60)romantic (57)good for groups (33)great for brunch (33)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (6)Show More
  • A real treat!
    Treadwells
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    A friend recommended Treadwells, and was she ever right! The atmosphere is wonderful and the food was spectacular. We had the fish and chips and the skirt steak -both just scrumptious. Portions for lunch were just right. The wervice was friendly and attentive. Our favorite spot for the weekend. We'll be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I think this is the best restaurant in Niagara-on-the-lake, great service, food is detail oriented and well done. The beet salad and the pork belly were excellent. The fish was perfectly cooked and the fresh pasta was wonderful. Service attentive without being bothersome. Excellent overall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and classy
    TheWaltons
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was a special occasion, we loved every aspect of this restaurant. We were hoping to sit at the bar to watch the chefs but it was booked up, now we have a reason to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food Experience
    CDLL
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Outstanding food and service! More than just dinner a real food experience! Incredible smell in the restaurant! Extensive wine list ...sommelier available! Delicious homemade ice cream! Artic Char and Short Ribs fantastic !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Niagarafoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My meal at Treadwell Restaurant could not have been improved upon. It will be any foodie's delight to watch the professionalism of this team dance together from the counter/table while they produce outstanding meals. My husband had the short ribs - falling off the bone with rich complex flavours. I had the duck on a bed of brussel sprouts. Never knew that I loved brussel sprouts. The sommelier suggested a perfect pairing for both courses. A Niagara riesling paired beautifully with the richness of the pork belly and a perfectly cooked scallop. The fresh sorbet was the perfect ending. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too much of a good thing?
    theconsummateconsumer
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great spot in NOTL. A breath of fresh air for this otherwise stuffy United Empire Loyalist settlement where everything from food to hotel rooms can be overpriced and of poor quality. One complaint: Truffle oil is a wonderful thing, but only when used sparingly in vinaigrettes, sauces and soups.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Autumn lunch
    Gringuita
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I recently had lunch at Treadwell and it was lovely; great good, fantastic service, and nice management. I'd definitely go here again, for dinner next time, and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Moir
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We didn't order an appetizer. Big mistake! Entrees were timed to follow an appetizer, so we waited for entrees longer than was "comfortable" , i.e. We noticed the delay--never a positive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    RogerioF1
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were expecting more. Food was ok, staff not very friendly but nice atmosphere.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Very small restaurant with tables tightly spaced, but excellent food! I still wish I could get another scallop two weeks later. Good wine list, servers were polite and attentive. You do hear everyone else's conversation very clearly due to the tight spacing of the tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Update the brunch menu
    LL76
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have dined at Treadwell several times in the past few years, both at the St. Catharines & NOTL locations (usually brunch/lunch) - and while the food is always very good, I am disappointed to see the same menu items each time - especially since it is such a limited menu. Perhaps a daily feature or some variety?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MPregmon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our first time to Niagra on the Lake as well as Treadwell. We were very pleased with Treadwell regarding the quality of the service and food. Food was fresh and creative and service was friendly and professional. Overall, Lunch was fantastic and will be back to experience dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    pinkbunni
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything from this restaurant was excellent. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is great too, they had no trouble when I asked to switched my main after our appetizers arrived. Will definitely come back again if we are in the NOTL region!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    Englishmanabroad
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Well finally a great restaurant walkable in Niagara on the Lake. Fantastic farm to table concept, knowledgeable staff with great food and ambience. Wine list comprehensive with intelligent matching suggestions. Overall great value and superb night out. You want to keep this one secret as it stands out from mediocrity in the neighbourhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IrkyO
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had a great dining experience. The food and service were perfect. Because the restaurant is so small and the tables are close together,we had conversations with those siting on each side which was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed Treadwell
    Goodfoodgirl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a very positive experience at Treadwell. The food was delicious and our server suggested a choice of two local wines, neither of which was the most expensive on the list (which was extensive) but suited our tastes perfectly. The service was friendly, attentive but not overbearing. We also met some very nice people sitting next to us at dinner. All in all a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot in NOTL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I'm so glad that Treadwell has relocated to NOTL. An amazing meal with top-notch service! Looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hate the seating setup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The restaurant has a line of small tables along a back wall. If you're seated there you must become friends with people on both sides of your table. This is very annoying if you wish to be speaking only to your dinner date. The next time we go we will ask to sit at the food bar and watch our food being prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treadwell's move a gem
    GordonGourmand
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    . This past Sunday was our first opportunity to try Treadwell's newest restaurant It was spectacularly good. We sat at the Chef's Bar and enjoyed an entertaining evening watching the kitchen crew. . Started with Scallops and Pork Belly. First time we found it in Canada.. It was worth the wait. Then the pickerel with sweetbreads. Beautifully done. My wife had an excellent beet and chevre salad followed by confit of lamb. Also superb. Excellent wine pairings with every dish. Finished off with shared 5 cheese plate. Everything perfectly ripe in correct serving temperature. Seving staff were excellent, friendly and very professional. My wife made a reservation at the Chef's Bar for late November when she will be back in NOTL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    BmanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The menu is small but very interesting. We were four, and all of us found dishes we really enjoyed - all plates were cleaned! The real highlight was our server, who knew her menu inside and out and made excellent recommendations. A truly perfect pre-theatre meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A True Treat
    SouthLazio
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    There were three in our group when we visited Treadwell Farm-to-Table. All three of us agreed that it was a delicious meal and that the staff was as accommodating as they could possibly be. The duck was delicious as was the lamb. Even better were the first courses - beet salad as well as arugula salad were superb. The resaurant is small and it was crowded for a Wednesday evening but that's because the food is so good and the staff really helpful. By all means, go to Treadwell.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best!
    Marie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My husband and I had one of the best meals ever. We arrived early and instead of waiting for our table, we decided to take two seats at the bar. What a great decision - we saw all of the action! Wonderful open kitchen, staff so on their game, everyone at their stations creating perfection. It's not a very big prep area, but somehow they kept it together when a group of 12 arrived for appies and dinner. One person came out from the back and helped put together the most amazing meals. Ours was fantastic, with a great wine from Ravine vineyards. Go there whenever you can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    dmcm
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was excellent, and the service was exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    Yummyintummy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The girlfriend and I went for Sunday brunch. We were greeted by a pleasant young man and he sat us down at the patio. The patio was about 3/4 full at the time of seating. We sat at the table for 20 minutes, waiting patiently for a server to address us. There were 3 at the time and within that 20 mins, more than 1/2 the tables had cashed out. The 3 servers paid absolutely no attention to us and continued to walk aimlessly. I had gotten up and asked if we were going to be served. The host apologized and appeared to look for a server for us. We sat for another 10 minutes, giving them the benefit of the doubt. Nothing happened, we got up and left. The host noticed but made no effort there on out. Horrendous service for this type of restaurant
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  • best in nol
    fairbalanced
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love this restaurant- I think its the best in Niagara on the lake. The indoor seating is a little cramped so sit outside if you can. Food is excellent and unique.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treadwell's
    PAULY
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant exemplifies what a fantastic restaurant should be!!! From the personal service to the delectable cuisine, this will definitely be number one on my list to visit each and every time in Niagara on the Lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lumch before the play
    fooddiva
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Four Torontonians reserved a table for lunch before the play. I had eaten at Treadwell's twice the month before. I found the quality of the food remarkable, the service very attentive despite the restaurant's being full, and the ambience very pleasant. I was not disappointed this time, and my guests thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The food preparation was unfussy and based on fresh, local ingredients: lots of herbs and vegetables. The roasted red pepper soup was very flavourful, our lobster sandwiches rich and satisfying. No room for dessert, unfortunately! I would recommend Treadwell's without hesitation to anyone who enjoys tasty fresh food impeccably prepared and served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Wine, Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Yes, it is me again... I just went back to Treadwell again this past week, and got another special treatment from the good people at Treadwell.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    moltogusto
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Initially, we were told we had to sit inside even though the outdoor tables were not occupied and I had made a reservation some time ago. Indoors was stuffy. Upon requesting a second time, a different hostess graciously investigated and was able to accomodate us outside. We were impressed by the menu, the extensive wine list, the knowledgable sommelier and the excellent service which followed. We had exquisite food on a fabulous, Indian Summer evening to be outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal in town!
    DandD
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The menu is somewhat limited, but full of creative options, and the preparation was outstanding - both the salmon and the lamb were among the best we have ever had. The wait staff were all very helpful and attentive. Although the open kitchen was a little noisy, it provided a welcome informality to the overall atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back when we return to the Shaw Festival next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to its reputation
    Carly
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent food and friendly service made for a very pleasant pre-show dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome food
    TbandK
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We both had the salmon and it was awesome. Outstanding management also. Very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A great addition to NOTL
    CleoVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Located on the main street Treadwell is a super spot for lunch or dinner. We had lunch on the pretty patio. A little breezy, so they turned on the heaters and brought plush throws! Had the lobster club which deserves the raves I’d read. The arugula salad is nice to cut the richness, but we did have to ask for a bit more dressing as the leaves were pretty dry. Good cappuccinos. Would like to go back and try the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Best restaurant in Niagara. It's wonderful that this restaurant has moved downtown. It has excellent cuisine with local produce. We are foodies and enjoyed every mouthful. Lamb confit, Scallops with pork belly, tuna with beats and radish. Great friendly and attentive service. Small enough so the kitchen is not overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty plain
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The restaurant was very clean and stylish, the server was absolutely fantastic and friendly. The beet salad appetizer was delicious, albeit a little redundant by the time I was through eating all those beets. The salmon dinner ordered by my companion and the pickerel dinner that I ordered were both very plain. I ordered the pickerel without the veal sweetbreads, and hoped for an alternative to make up for it, but I was offered no substitute - not even a potato or fries. So I had bland fish on a bland bed of spinach, surrounded by bland root vegetables. It tasted like everything on the plate had been steamed together, and put on a plate. And paid $34 for this entrée.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Niagara-on-the-lake-gem
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The open kitchen is a nice touch. The food was excellent and the wine recommended by John was the icing on the cake! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful culinary experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Perfect for pre-theater, delicious creative meals and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • do not miss this
    fabfoodforme
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    After eating out at a number of the top rated restaurants in the Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake areas I have to say this was by far the best meal we had on our vacation. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and perfectly cooked. The service was attentive and helpful and the wine list was wonderfully representative of the best of Ontario. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. You knew everything was first class without any of the unnecessary pretension that so many restaurants seem to think makes them top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh & Simple
    Sabaudia16
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love their farm-to-table concept. Outstanding service! Owner James really professional, charming and knowledgeable! Overall great experience. Would recommend for any occasion. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    seared tuna appetizer has a very fishy flavour and my wife couln't finish it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate