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About Cannery Restaurant

Capture a magical moment of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s past as you dine in one of its most historic buildings. The four-diamond Cannery Restaurant of today is reminiscent of its former life as a canning factory in the 1800s, where Niagara peaches and tomatoes were canned until 1957. Its agricultural past has been lovingly retained in its décor of rough hewn wooden beams, rich red brick walls and a hearth at the heart of the restaurant. Chef Mark Longster continues to serve up the best of the region in his menus which feature the freshest local produce and fine wines. Charming and casual Cannery Restaurant is the place to find all your favorites, from succulent steaks to catch of the day to a fabulous Sunday brunch. Chef Longster's food is prepared and presented perfectly, for your ultimate dining experience.

48 John Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am

Cross Street:
King Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 468-2123

Website:
http://www.vintage-hotels.com/pillarandpost/dining.htm

Catering:
Our award-winning culinary team will create a delectable, original menus for your special event on or off-site.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available directly outside of the restaurant with over 100 parking spaces.

Executive Chef:
Mark Longster

Private Party Facilities:
Cannery Restaurant has a variety of private dining areas to accommodate 8 to 30 people.

Private Party Contact:
Jamie Drummond: (905) 468-1362 ext. 7454

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cannery Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (52)
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Romantic (45)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Cozy (34)
Notable Wine List (29)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Business Meals (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Seasonal (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I HAVE BEN COMING TO THE CANNERY FOR MANY YEARS FOR BRUNCH, LUNCH AND DINNER BUT HAD NOT BEEN FOR A WHILE. I WAS PLEASED TO FIND THAT IT WAS JUST AS GOOD AS EVER. I LOVE COMING!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Every thing was very nice

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good and well prepared with nice presentation. Service was excellent. Very attentive, efficient and courteous.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing! Best beef tenderloin I havhave ever had. Ambiance was beautiful. Service was great. Food was superb!!!! Highly recommend!!! Would return in a heartbeat. They sat us in front of a fireplace. It was a quiet area and we loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great Birthday brunch. The only problem I had was they tucked you into side rooms near fireplace and it was kind of dark. Better for romantic dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great experience

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food and great service by Derek. The prime rib and Yorkshire pudding is out of this world. Shrimp risotto jambalaya was very good. Shrimp cocktail, Cajun ham soup, romaine salad also all well prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Exceptional experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We thought we booked the brunch menu according to the website, was disappointed to discover it was only breakfast buffet with very limited choices

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our party of six enjoyed a great New Year’s Eve dinner and party afterwards. The food was delicious and the pacing was perfect. Our server Sarah was excellent and we felt very well taken care of by her and other staff. The decor was festive and the party favours were fun.
I would happily recommend the Cannery.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for New Year's Eve and enjoyed the set menu tremendously although, I might have said the desserts (apart from the deconstructed cherry cheesecake, the other desserts were a little lacking. Our server was tremendous and helped to make it a memorable evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful New Years Dinner - our 15th consecutive year. Great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Lamb chops and Beef tenderloin were cooked perfectly. Good Ambiance. Will definitely come back .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had the buffet breakfast. Food was not very hot and the French toast/baguette was dry. Omelets to order was good but considering the cost I would recommend pro order breakfast off the menu and stay clear of the buffet.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went there for breakfast. Great Buffet. Great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was disappointed they didn’t recognized our anniversary which we advised at time of reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

In the heart of Niagara-On-The-Lake, one of our favorite places on earth, is a first class steak house inside the Pillar and Post lodge, one of the Vintage Hotels in this region. The food was as good as any steak house I have visited, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was wonderful. It was a very cold December night, but the roaring fire and warm service took the chill out of the air and made a memorable dining experience for my wife and I.

My wife had the surf and turf- a delicious lobster tail and beef terderloin. Even though she like the beef medium well, it was still very tender and the sweet wine sauce that accompained the beef was perfect. I had the prime rib - I rarely eat this dish because it is often served below expectations. Not here at the Cannery. It was fabulous. It was juicy and tender, served medium rare, and plentiful. It wasn’t ridiculously thick, but it was a generous serving none the less.

We enjoyed the restaurant immensely. A good steak house is expensive, and this one was no exception. But it was priced competitively with other similar restaurants, and the combination of food, service, and atmosphere justifies my high rating for value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It's a beautiful restaurant with nice ambiance and the service is very good; however, the food is average at best and prices are high for what you get.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

For the second year in a row we went to the Pillar & Post for our Christmas Eve dinner with friends. It's so beautifully decorated and the food is always fabulous. It was nice to have the choice of the regular or Christmas Day menu. A perfect spot for a special meal out.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is a must if you are in the Niagara on the Lake area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Seating was on time. Our waiter was excellent and attended to our needs without any prompting from us. Food was excellent ( we had the prime rib) we were seated next to the fireplace...an excellent location. Never felt as though we were hurried through our meal. An excellent evening spent with a friend celebrating the holiday season.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Waitress very friendly. Very good service. Excellent prime rib. Outstanding Christmas ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely meal! Amazing prime rib. It is fairly expensive but we felt it was well worth it for the delicious food and excellent, attentive service! Especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Steak could have been better. Overall, ok.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. Gave a little history and background of the area. Food was fantastic.
Server made the night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Visited The Cannery for a Christmas celebration with family from out of town. Decor was pretty for Christmas. Food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had lunch following the Santa Claus Parade. The dining (and the hotel in general) was wonderfully and tastefully decorated. We had a table right beside the best looking gas fireplace I've ever seen. Overall, a delightful experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nothing to write home about as far as the food! Nice ambiance and Christmas decorations. Not a very friendly atmosphere.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed our date at the Cannery. Derek was a very good server. The food was outstanding, although the dessert was dried out (Irish chocolate tart) The presentation was exceptional. The cake part should have been more moist.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Sharon was an amazing server, she was extremely sweet, attentive and knowledgeable. Had a great evening in good hands while she supplied us with amazing food. :)

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our server Anthony was amazing! He was attentive but not overbearing, he was knowledgeable, interesting and an overall pleasure! The food was outstanding. Have the lamb or prime rib...trust me!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional food, and evening. We will definitely be returning.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife and I have dined at The Cannery at least 5 times over the years. We travel from out of town to stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake and we usually end up at The Cannery. We’ve never been disappointed. At least twice Lisa was our server. She’s delightful. Pleasant, fun and professional. The food is amazing. The kitchen never hesitates to accommodate with special requests. The ambiance is romantic. Perfect for a quiet dinner for two. We’ll keep going back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great time of year to go The Cannery. All decked out for the season - wonderful atmosphere for a birthday celebration. The service was excellent, attentive but not too much so. The Prime Rib was amazing. The topper was the dessert arriving with a Happy Birthday written on the plate in chocolate. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely place sat next to the fireplace the special was ever so delicious as well as all the wine pairings

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Date weekend with my husband. We come about 3-4 times a year , stay at pillar and post and always eat at the cannery. Love it there Food and service has always been excellent. Can’t wait to come back Jan 27

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very good food and cosy warm atmosphere. Great shuttle service if staying at a Vintage hotel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was excellent and up to the standards I would expect in this price range. Our server was helpful, pleasant, and attentive without being intrusive

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Everything was excellent! We totally enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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