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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Romantic (37)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Cozy (30)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

Excellent dinner. Signature dish was very flavourful. Superb and attentive service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a lovely brunch. A love table and a lovely waiter. The food was wonderful. We are planning to return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good but not worth the money. I had to sent back my order because my prime rib was cooked well done when I asked for medium rare and the Yorkshire pudding was burnt.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was one of the best restaurants I've dined at in a long time. Wonderful experience. If you are in the Niagara on the Lake area, stop in, you won't regret it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful in every way ! Delightful from the moment we entered
Loved the menu as something for everyone
Attentive but not stuffy service
Very romantic setting with rustic decor and candle & fireplace
Loved the PEI mussels and entree of seafood pasta so well prepared and my husband loved the prime rib
Hope to return

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·Dined 3 days ago

Although we had reservations, when we got to the restaurant we were told they were closed for a private event. We ended up eating in the lounge which was very good but disappointing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

We heartily enjoyed our dinner and breakfast at the Cannery. It was a lovely complement to our visit at the Pillar and Post.

Tags: Happy Hour, Organic, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our server provided the most personal and efficient service and made us feel so comfortable and welcome. Thanks to him it was one of the best dining experiences I have had.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great rib steak and very knowledgeable of how it should be done. Exceeded my expectations. Amazing mussels as well. Would return anytime Iam in town.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an AWESOME experience - food was great, but our server, Sarah, was even better. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. The perfect evening - because we were there was about 3 hours.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very pleasant experience and food was delicious. Good sized portions as well. The prime rib was massive. Server was fantastic and very attentive. Overall a great experience and will be coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The only thing I could suggest is maybe more seasonal drinks and soft music

Only downfall is the elevator is located right by the romantic spot in the restaurant which makes for distraction from your evening

And what happened to the little pallet cleansers that used to be served before the entrees
Those were always amazing

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic food, set at a nice place so you don't feel rushed. Sharon was our server and was funny and knowledgeable and had great recommendations! Overall it was a fabulous night!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The Cannery is a must for us when visiting the Niagara area. We have never been disappointed in the quality of food or quality of service . Our recent visit was yet another testament to the consistency of food & service this restaurant delivers.
#best Prime Rib

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent entree choice as well as desserts! The Irish Tart and Irish Coffee were a great finale to the evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thank you to the wonderful staff for helping to make our wedding anniversary celebration great! From the moment we walked in to when we had dessert the staff were terrific and the meal was delicious!!! Please keep up the great work. Looking forward to our next visit!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our experience at the restaurant was amazing! Our server Alison was amazing. We had a three course meal and it was to die for. We will definitely go back to this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing food and the service was impeccable!!! Anthony was our server and he definitely made the experience top notch.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic experience! The 2 of us had a table in front of cozy fireplace on a cold winter night. Appetizer was fresh and tasty. Prime rib was perfect. The only recomendation I have is baked potato and Yorkshire pudding was a little on the dry side. Waitress was amazing. Great service!

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We dined at the Cannery on January 15, 2018 and we highly recommend it. The service was top-notch and the food was absolutely delectable. My husband enjoyed a wonderful NY strip steak that was so tender it just melted in your mouth. I wanted the Seafood Linguine but cannot eat wheat so the chef made me Seafood Risotto instead. I was very impressed with the degree the chef/server went out of their way to ensure that we were happy. The desserts were to die for!
This is a restaurant that is special enough to celebrate an event, or just perfect for a romantic evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

Every thing was very nice

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 5, 2018

Great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Toronto)·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 26, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 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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