Take our friends to Benchmark all the time. Wish you had Afternoon Tea, Brunch and Tapas etc. as would go more often. Wishing you continued success.
We enjoy going to Benchmark to support the students in their new profession. This was our first time there for Dinner. We have generally gone for lunch.
The soup was great and while I did order the duck breast medium tear it was perhaps a wee bit too rare for me and temperature wise was cool. The veggies etc were great and hot.
My husband send his steak back because it and his veggies were all cool. Apparently there was a bit of a problem in the kitchen as we also had to wait longer than expected for our entrees as well as the wait staff apologized several times.
We would still go back because this one not so great experience did not out weigh the good experiences we have had in the past.
The parsnip soup was very light on the parsnip flavour and it wasn't hot (looked good when presented )
I ordered mushroom pizza. The crust was stodgy, had few mushrooms and again the pizza wasn't hot. The cold dipping sauce just made it cooler. I took half of the pizza home adding sliced cherry tomatoes and cheese and heated it in my toaster oven.
We have dined there a number of times and in the past enjoyed it. We will not be back any time soon.
First visit to Benchmark. Dinner was very good. I had scallop dish, husband had special of day beef tenderloin. Both meals were fantastic. Ordered bread and salad greens. Bread freshly sliced baguette with honey butter, good. Salad mixed greens large bowl very plain tasting as per standard. NC draft lager very good, NC Sauvignon 2016 very good. You should go. Right across street from Niagara Outlet mall. NC (Niagara College) greenhouse and their beer retail attached to restaurant for purchases. We will be going back. Good job Niagara College.
Very nice meal. Great wine list.
Fantastic service! A friend and I try to book dinner here whenever we are in the area of Niagara Falls or Niagara on the Lake. The food is very good and the seating area is open, with 2 sides giving very good views. The food is always good (although the duck this last time was overcooked - closer to medium/well done). Good presentation.
I am glad they are now serving cider and a larger selection of wines. We will be back.
Our experience was so memorable. The food was exquisite, the service superb and they made my husband’s birthday celebration lovely.
The staff was pleasant and attentive. The food was very expensive - $17 for a very small personal pizza. Charge for bread. The Korean BBQ Tofu was very tasty and enjoyable, however a little extra BBQ sauce would have be good... and perhaps more salad dressing - even on the side, would have been preferred. Overall, the value wasn't really there... too pricey for the lunch menu portions.
Stopped in for lunch. Food selection and wine choices were very good. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience.
Server was excellent! Food was so good!
We love supporting the College. The service was excellent and we always love the ambiance and food.
It was great! I love that it's mostly run by students and the staff were phenomenal! Great job!
Overall it was good, ordered a steak medium rare but got medium well, a little over cooked.
We really enjoyed our lunch and will definitely return. Our food was beautifully prepared and presented. I loved my Niagara College cider, well-balanced and just the right amount of sweetness.
I would have given food a higher rating but unfortunately 3 of our entrees came out cold (we all ordered the fish). Quality was excellent so too bad it was cold. Still like the place. Location beautiful and staff very good.
We were really impressed with the menu and wine as well as service. The ambience could have been a little less cafeteria like but other than that, a great spot!
We love supporting Niagara College and have been to the restaurant many times. Great service and ambience. I have previously enjoyed the Korean inspired dish. This time I had the cod for dinner and unfortunately it was not hot enough, just lukewarm which detracted. Hopefully better next time.
Great Food, although service was slower than usual.
Great food and wonderful service
Second time there. Found out how great the service was and food and came back.
After a hectic time at the outlets it was great to have a quite lunch before our 3 hour drive home.
The best burger we have ever had.
Really fantastic restaurant and great farm to table menu supporting the students
We had an outstanding lunch, everyone of our party (7) enjoyed thei meals
Pizza was very bland, chicken sandwich delicious and tofu entree very good.
Staff are pleasant but not very engaging.
As much as I’d like to return, my lunch guests felt it was expensive.
Good food. A tad pricey. Great wine and beer. Filling up the rest with blah blah blah to reach 50 characters. Totally stupid requirement.
The atmosphere was amazing. The entire campus is gorgeous. We had the squash appetizer. It was very yummy. The maple sauce was fabulous and the squash sticks were very hot with just the right amount of breading. I had a burger and it was very tasty and very filling.
We thought the restaurant was beautiful, even on a dark cold winter evening. Service was very good. The Charcuterie meats were made in house, delicious. Very ordinary crackers were disappointing, dumped on top of the tray. Our main course was disappointing. Lamb Bolognese arrived looking small in its large bowl. It had white chip like lumps on top(vegetable) and just was unappealing. The pasta was cooked nicely. The sauce we felt was really bland. We hoped for a table side sprinkle of cheese, non offered, even when we asked.
We tried the schools NC wines and enjoyed them. Dessert was good, well plated but, so chilled that the flavours were muted by the coldness. How sad they couldn’t have had a few minutes out before serving to do them justice.
This was a fairly expensive meal, would not do it again.
The restaurant does offer pizza, and burger choices maybe we would have been happier with these.
The restaurant was not at all busy.
Great service , great food . Small menu but encompassed all the basics fish steak chicken pizza. If you go order the bread with the honey butter it is delish. I would go again . Nice ambience.
The food was very good and the staff very courteous. There was just one snafu which was apologized profusely for with a mint sorbet as atonement. So no worries.
Great food, great service, Great Job Sarah and Team
Benchmark always delivers excellent, quality food. I recommend this restaurant for great quality food at a reasonable price. Served by the students of the school
First off, superb service from a great staff. Next, a well thought out menu. We lucked out because the Valentine's Day prix fixe menu was still active and was really, really good. Portions generous, well prepared and both visually and taste-wise, delectable.
The onsite brewery and winery provided a very interesting addition with their beer and wine flights. Well worth the drive !!!!!
We really enjoyed our dinner. The Valentines Day menu was still going on several days later. The food was fantastic and very fresh. The manager gave me a copy of a recipe when I asked how the sorbet was made, which made me so happy. Worth the drive to Niagara for sure.
This is the second time we have been here. Each time we had young children with us. The restaurant is quite accommodating to the dietary needs of our children. This visit being a time when there is only the Valentine's menu, the kitchen that accommodate by providing additional children's menu items. Christian, our server, was very attentive, polite and helpful. For the price point, we felt the food what's excellent. Favorite was the slow-roasted Angus striploin. It was extremely juicy and tender. Highly recommended spot
The food tasted incredibly fresh and was plated so creatively. The staff were so attentive from start to finish. We will definitely be back for another wonderful meal!
Lovely day, the food was good & the service professional!!
Soup was not hot
Fish had no flavour
Duck was tough
Beet salad was good
Deserts were great
Portions were good. The food was very good but soup and main should have been hotter when served.
PRICE, WELL, GETTING TOO RICH FOR AVERAGE FOLK
MAITRE DE ON TOP OF EVERYTHING
Everything was easy, and relaxed. The service was very good, and the food well executed, and presented.
Everything was delicious. Best digby scallop dish I have ever had. D