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Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort, Keene, ON

Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

4.3
4.3
155 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Thank you for joining us as at our beautiful lakefront dining room!

Our staff are required to adhere to several safety measure , We ask that you be respectful of their role in providing all of our guests with a safe and enjoyable outing.
We continue to offer food raised or grown on local farms, including our own, and we look forward to hosting you.
Thank you from the Elmhirst Family, management, and our kitchen and service teams.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Steak, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 295-4591

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private Events available and based on current public health guidelines and protocols during Covid-19. Please contact us directly to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Henderson: (705) 295-2144

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Cross street

    Settlers Line and Lakeview Road

  • Parking details

    Private asphalt parking with a garden fringed walk to the Dining Room.

  • Public transit

    Not Available

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Ron Goodacre plays a wide assortment of favourites at Sunday Brunch....a local dining institution.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BL

    BarbL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally got to use Christmas gift from 2019! Delicious meal and beautiful view. Our server Matt was a great addition to the wonderful evening. We will be back👍
  2. GH

    GaryH

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Due to a near empty dining room, there was a total lack of ambience… Even the background was intermittent! The excellent food and dutiful server helped to salvage our anniversary celebration.
  3. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The ambience was lovely and the server very helpful and attentive. There was some noise from a wedding party, but it wasn't bothersome. The food however was a very big disappointment. I asked that my liver be cooked MEDIUM RARE. I sent back the first plate as the liver was so overcooked that it was dry. The server assured me she would tell the kitchen how I asked that it be cooked, but when the second plate arrived, it was very little better, and still far from medium rare. The caesar salad was very overdressed so that it was quite soggy. The onions that were advertised on the menu as "crispy" were the usual limp fried onions. I have often recommended this restaurant to people who are coming from a distance, but I will have to tell them that although it is lovely, it is not a place to eat. I have a friend from northern Ontario coming next week and she had indicated that she would like to have dinner there, as we have had some very good meals there in the past. I will tell her that it no longer is a dining room I l can recommend and that we will have to go elsewhere. Linda Seppanen
  4. K

    Keely

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing view, and even better service!
  5. MJ

    MJPaloma

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a 90th birthday and we’re delighted and impressed by the staff, food, presentation etc.
  6. PM

    PatM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely setting on the lake, food was very good, menu limited but sufficient variety. Waitress was excellent!
  7. BW

    BoydW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Food was hot and delicious. Sat in the window overlooking the lake. Very relaxing.
  8. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The trout was cooked to perfection, as were the roasted parsnips and carrots, and it arrived to our table steaming hot (which was impressive as a wedding dinner was also being expedited). And the creme brulee was excellent! Our server Rider was pleasant and efficient. The lakeside window view was lovely.
  9. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food in a comfortable friendly atmosphere!
  10. I

    Indy

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The dining room itself is lovely and the view over the lake is outstanding. Our server was great and told us the special and was attentive to our needs. The meal itself was disappointing, I had the duck leg and fries and coleslaw. It was one small duck leg on a mountain of fries, for $32 way overpriced. My husband had the striploin steak bone in and by time fat and gristle and bone cut off it was left with a tiny piece, deff not worth $45 Dessert I had cider sorbet with berries which honestly had zero taste, was like slushy water. After it being a special meal for Mother’s Day felt very disappointed with meal itself.
  11. SW

    SaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Enjoyed our meal and how our server described each of the courses to us.
  12. MF

    MrsFoodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Dinner was okay. Unfortunately the salad was overdressed, the roast beef was very fatty, the mashed potatoes were cold and the veggies were mostly parsnips and not much of anything else.
  13. CH

    CHRISK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my girlfriend love to come here for dinner. Always nice. Alot of great unique appetizer and entrees. Thank you.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very beautiful setting, delicious food, wonderful service
  15. DC

    DarleneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! It is a great atmosphere and the food was delicious and the service was great.
  16. S

    Stargazer88

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu for Valentine‘s Day with a lot of choices. We liked especially the entree and the main courses. Looking over frozen Rice Lake was lovely, too. We also enjoyed our cafe latte.
  17. m

    michaelb

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice server did not get his name but was very attentive
  18. BW

    BryanW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely open space, well distanced tables and excellent service. Thanks to the staff. It was a wonderful birthday lunch.
  19. BW

    BrendaW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, amazing ambiance and great value. Service was top notch. I highly recommend Elmhirst Resort's Hearthside Dining
  20. S

    Stargazer88

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very pleasant experience. We liked the food, especially the delicious appetizer and the nice dessert. Staff was just wonderful.
  21. EA

    EileenA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going there or dinner. We highly recommend! Staff are always. Top notch.
  22. M

    Mike

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. We had a very enjoyable meal on a snowy night.
  23. DM

    DawnMc

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptionally good service! We’re already looking forward to our next Heartside Dining experience.
  24. LW

    LynnW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Delicious food! Loved it!
  25. LW

    LynnW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Loved the ambience and the food! Excellent!
  26. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. Waiter was ausome as well as the scenery. Have been her several times , even had our daughters wedding here. Food has always been good but unfortunately this time not so much. I had the ribeye steak and my wife had the trout. The steak was cooked perfectly but had no taste . It was very bland . My wife's fish was overcooked. Veggies and potatoes were good. I noticed a similar review a couple of days ago about the steak. Maybe time to look into this complaint!!
  27. TF

    TravellingFam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    What a spectacular view of the lake! Massive windows to take it all in. Lovely dining room and atmosphere. Food was fine. The liver and onions presentation was extremely unappetizing. Was not kid friendly at all. Needed to constantly ask for extras (napkins, straws, pepper, spoons etc).
  28. TF

    TamaraF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The meat loaf was delicious and so was the creme brulee. The steak was perfectly cookex but lacked flavour.
  29. CL

    CatharineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, service and breakfast was exceptional. Highly recommend.
  30. G

    Gemini66

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely, welcoming place, with attentive and friendly staff.
  31. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was absolutely fantastic! Our server was Matt and from the minute he greeted us at the door, he was very attentive. The meal was incredible; we had the roast beef and a lovely bottle of red wine. We highly recommend and will be returning more often!
  32. TN

    TrishN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    We have always enjoyed very good dining experiences and a couch potato package over the years. Disappointed when we arrived even with a reservation no one was available to meet and seat us. Discovered later the "complimentary" birthday cheesecake was included in the bill.
  33. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  34. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service excellent! Our server Matt, was outstanding! Food was very good. Flies a little annoying!
  35. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with beautiful view. Food was excellent and wine list was very good.
  36. EC

    EileenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon at The Hearthside Dining room on Aug 29.Our waiter was attentive and pleasant.The food was very good.The sausage Skillet was amazing along with the beef satays for the starter. Dessert was interesting with the three small offerings.Only query was ..a small chocolate donut amongst the three for a sweets offering?
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Waitress was very good she agreed and took the mains off the bill. Left hungry! Food not so much chef special
  38. SH

    SandraH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere,scenic view right from your table. The staff were welcoming! One comment about my meal is only order the Vegetarian Linguine if you love eggplant because it was chock full of it. I don't mind it but I would have made a different selection if I had known it was basically an eggplant dish.
  39. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful view Delectable smoked trout platter Trout smoked on premises Melts in your mouth combining with homemade croustinis , cream cheese , onions and veggies Rib eye steak - from the Angus herd owned by Elmhirst family Cooked perfectly accompanied by silky smooth masked potatoes and al dente green beans The homemade brownie didn’t shine but perhaps I was full or should have dressed it with ice cream Lovely meal overall
  40. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Remarkable locally sourced beet salad and duck linguine Garlic bread is to die for Service is friendly but not top shelf Not a deal breaker here if you focus on the food Limited wine selection Beautiful view

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene, ON K0L 2G0

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Settlers Line and Lakeview Road

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Steak, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private asphalt parking with a garden fringed walk to the Dining Room.

  • Public transit

    Not Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Ron Goodacre plays a wide assortment of favourites at Sunday Brunch....a local dining institution.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (705) 295-4591

  • Private party facilities

    Private Events available and based on current public health guidelines and protocols during Covid-19. Please contact us directly to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Henderson: (705) 295-2144

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