Cannery Restaurant

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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.
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RL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentines dinner!

MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable and exactly what anyone would want for a nice evening out for dinner. Alyssa and Brighton were very helpful with all of our menu questions, and made my wife and I feel very welcome. The meal was delicious, and very nicely presented, and the portions were more than satisfying. We will definately be back and have already recommended the Cannery to a number of friends and family.

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was incredibly warm and welcoming. Derek was very friendly and helped provide an excellent experience.

Food was excellent and of good portion size.

Have been here a few times for special occasions and will continue to keep this as a top five selection for Ontario restaurants.

CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. The staff was the most friendly we've experienced in years, and the Valentine's day menu was out of this world.
Can't wait to return.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sever, Frank, was amazing! He took care of my self and my mom who have severe allergies. He was friendly and helpful. It was an amazing dinning experience with delicious food!

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek was extemelyn helpful and amazing. Food is beyond excellent. Great atmohsphere cozy that my wife loved so much. Will visit again.

ED
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my early Valentine 50th B-day. The Cannery made it special and a night I will never forget. The food, the service, the ambiance .... Loved it all. Thank you so much, can't wait to come back.

CW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Made a reservation but restaurant was empty except for us an 2 other tables. Service was exemplary! Mussels were tasty but arrived luke warm. Veggie wrap was mostly lettuce, very little roasted vegetables. Sweet potato fries were amazing!!!

JA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was excellent. The service was pleasant, not rushed, and the pace was good. The venue was comfortable, and the layout divided the areas up nicely give the size. I had the caesar salad and prime rib. The prime rib was cooked perfectly medium-rare as requested and enjoyed the salad. The dinner was a pleasant experience for a pre-valentine weekend for us. I would return with no hesitation.

HH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely cozy nice place
Food was very delicious and tasty
Server was excellent and pleasant
We will come back with friends next time
Thank you for the lovely evening we really enjoyed it

MC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

On my daughters birthday we brought her out for breakfast and enjoyed a nice buffet. A variety of personal omelet, a variety of side dishes, breads, cereals & jams....etc the ambiance was relaxing & enjoyable.

JK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food & service was great.

We give it a number 1

PA
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all levels. The ambiance was interesting. Food was exceptional. Waitstaff was pleasant and knowledgeable about the history.

AH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Jada our server was outstanding and a real ambassador for the Pillar and Post the only down side was when we arrived we asked the gentleman at the front desk to direct us to The Cannery as I had made a reservation for a birthday lunch for my friend. He then informed me that The Cannery was not open for lunch.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner, the atmosphere was perfect by the fireplace with soft music playing in the background. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was delicious

PS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just not a great experience. $80 steak was fatty. Service was slow. I would not recommend

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Not great service. Disappointing. We have always had great dining experiences prior to this visit.

T
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner with my wife. Meal was awesome and the room was very comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommend the Cannery!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing- pricy, but really good. Do not miss out on the mussels, they were phenomenal. Wish the seating arrangement was a little bit more spaced out & private.

PE
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Duck was excellent!

AP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post engagement celebration. The experience was amazing and perfect for the occasion!

TG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the cannery. The food was very tasty and cooked to our liking.Our waitress Lisa was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We are very fortunate to have as many wineries in Southern Ontario to choose from. The Cannery has many options that can satisfy your tastes. I would highly recommend trying their deserts, wanna fritters were awesome! Definitely returning!

FM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is lovely and we took company there for dinner and they raved about the food and service.
It is one of our favourite restaurants. We'll be back again.

RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's our annual family brunch and as usual our server was amazing and the food was fabulous. Look forward to next year!

LS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The selection and quality of the red meat and the way it was prepared cooked and served was a amazing !
We had the prime rib and tenderloin cooked to perfection .
The staff are knowledgeable about the menu make great recommendations .
Will definitely return .

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good quality food. Loved the prim rib sandwich and the fish and chips on the lunch menu.
The ambiance was perfect with Christmas decorations.

BB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

You can't go wrong with their Prime Rib dinner which we have enjoyed many times before. Seated next to the fireplace for great atmosphere. Service was slow due to holiday staffing issues. Confusion was caused by the $50 Temptations package restaurant food credit when paying our final bill. Very poor process in handling this credit which should automatically come off the dinner check. Our room number was provided to the restaurant hostess before we were seated. The credit should have been recorded on their computer for our table. A lot of back and forth afterwards. Not very professional.

LS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 45th anniversary.
We were there prior a number of times including our 25th anniversary.
Great memories

DS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Best Lunch side salad I have ever had

BY
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food is not worth the price! Cooked veg were limp and tasteless, rare roast beef was reheated on grill and very tough, just not the quality you would expect for a 4 star. Very disappointing and definately would not recommend!

JH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exactly what we were looking for. Nice comfortable setting to enjoy a Christmas dinner, sitting right in front of the fireplace and surrounded by other couples and families. Dinner was the classic Christmas menu, not too much, not too little, just right.

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, who made their utmost to serve our families and friends group, with outstanding service all with cheers and smiles. Great Christmas to remember.

CB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and service. Derek, our server, was outstanding.

DW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and experience. Splitting the prime rib worked out very well. Pricey but upscale food, decor and service. No question. We will be back.

F
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was slammed and the staff was scrambling. The food is really good (when served hot). Our server seemed new. Our food took 40 minutes but we weren’t in a hurry.

SV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great portions. Outstanding service. Highly recommend

RV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. Beef was terribly dried out, long line for omelette and waffles. The guy needs more help preparing everyone’s order. Bacon was either undercooked or totally burnt. Salad options were okay. Buttermilk blue cheese dressing was amazing. Desserts were good but only just cake options. If you don’t like cake then there wasn’t anything else except a gluten free cookie. We wouldn’t go back or recommend. Service was great though as was the ambience.

JO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surf and Turf was the best I have had in a long time and beautifully presented. Compliments to the chef. I have dined here before but never been as satisfied, 5 of us in the party and all in agreement

EL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. We said yes that we were celebrating our 42nd anniversary. Our server congratulated us, but didn't offer anything. I just was wondering if there should have been something.

GN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would not call the music “energetic” I would call it noisy. A softer background music would have been preferable. The food had good presentation, was well prepared and delicious. The ambient atmosphere of the building/restaurant added to the evening.