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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:00 PM
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Benchmark

4.4
1076 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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The Canadian Food and Wine Institute's state of the art facilities are nestled into 114 acres of abundant Niagara land.
Benchmark is the next evolution of the hands-on learning process. Students begin their careers in the culinary and hospitality industry at this unique teaching restaurant.
Benchmark has been created to offer local, fresh food options for college students, staff and the external community at affordable prices.

Features of Benchmark include a focus on fresh, local and Canadian cuisine, an educational kitchen and food, wine and beer pairings. We welcome all students, staff and members of the community to experience Benchmark.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm;

Dinner:-Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;

Saturday: 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Our dining room is closed on Sunday and Monday.
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Phone number
(905) 641-2252 ext. 4619
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alex White
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Private party contact
Sarah Scott: (905) 641-2252 ext. 4623
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Catering
Let us help make your day a success by catering your special event. We can accommodate 80 Guests for a sit down dinner in our dining room, 16 Guests in our private dining room and up to 120 guests with a stand up cocktail reception overlooking our greenhouse, winery & spectacular vineyard setting.
We use top quality, often locally sourced ingredients to make simple, delicious and affordable food showcasing the talents of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute. Please contact Sarah Scott to discuss a custom made menu for your special event.
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Cross street
Glendale Road
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1076 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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SadevaD (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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 !!!!!

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Dobbythecat (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipbusinesstraveler (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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Steph 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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BANANA (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Lovely day, the food was good & the service professional!!

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WaltF (Naples)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Soup was not hot
Fish had no flavour
Duck was tough
Beet salad was good
Deserts were great

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KenE (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Portions were good. The food was very good but soup and main should have been hotter when served.

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Tomsimmonds (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

SERVICE FANTASTIC
PRICE, WELL, GETTING TOO RICH FOR AVERAGE FOLK
FOOD GREAT
MAITRE DE ON TOP OF EVERYTHING

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was easy, and relaxed. The service was very good, and the food well executed, and presented.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was delicious. Best digby scallop dish I have ever had. D

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food and service! Presentation was very artistic and wonderful to look at (and eat)!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

This was my first time here but won’t be my last. The restaurant was lovely with a beautiful snowy scene out the ambundant windows. Terrific food and very friendly staff. They provided a beautiful piece of pumpkin cheeseCake for my friend’s birthday as well. Amazing to know that the kitchen is staffed with students from Niagara College’s culinary program. Well done!!!

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Harrison (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and facilities were excellent, and the availability and range of onsite craft beers and local wines made the experience all the more enjoyable. The hot beet salad was amazing, as were the scallops (Mary Jane) and cod (Dave). The bread appetizer was great, but perhaps could have been paired with some dipping oils/sauces. All in all, well worth the hour's drive. We'll be back. :)

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our first visit to Benchmark. The restaurant has a very comfortable and inviting ambience. The service we received was very friendly and attentive. Most importantly, the food was delicious. All four of us were more than pleased. Value for the money is excellent. We will definitely be back again and again. I’d consider this a real find.

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