HOBNOB Restaurant

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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary French
Deliciously Refined Elegance
Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for its historic architecture, golf courses, and culinary prowess, so why not combine these into one wonderful experience? The HobNob Restaurant & Wine Bar is found in a beautifully restored 1832 manor house that overlooks the renowned Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club. The name of the game at HobNob is laidback, yet exquisite indulgence. Emphasizing the best ingredients – many from local farms – HobNob's menu provides temptations from start to finish, front to back.

Our CAA/AAA Four-Diamond rated dining room pampers breakfast, lunch and dinner guests seven days a week. A special day can be topped off with drinks and appetizers or desserts on our veranda — the perfect finisher to a day spent hitting the links or shopping the main street.
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N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing Fabulicious experience. Menu too limited & too many rich dishes.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was relaxed. Food was wonderful. Service was exceptional. We spent 3 hours over dinner, but we didn't guess it was that long! It was superb. They gave us a free glass of bubbly because of our anniversary.

JM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very quaint. Very personal. The service was excellent. The food was good.

OT
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere here were best in town and somehow less expensive. Really cool old vintage house turned hotel offered the perfect romantic dining setting. Notably people of all ages even a lot of young people.. loved the beet salad with cured salmon.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambience is nice and restaurant is very quiet. The fireplace makes it very cozy. The food was good but the dishes were very safe. Some dishes lacked seasoning. It was not what I expected from this chef after going to his restaurant in Toronto. Overall I was slightly disappointed.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! The food was spectacular and service was wonderful. Highly recommend it. It was one of the highlights of our trip. From the bread, to the wine to the entrees, everything was beyond delicious!

WC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised! First time at the HOBNOB for my husband and I. We were not disappointed. Great selection of wine, delicious food. We had a little table for two looking for a romantic dinner. We look forward to going back and trying something else on the menu.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A hallmark of Niagara on the lake. Simple restaurant, but great food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited special occasion menu, good flavours

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

B
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hobnob has been consistently outstanding over 6 visits these past several years. The menu is not extensive, but everything on it is fresh to an extreme, superbly prepared and presented beautifully. One of the few restaurants that you come away from thinking, "that was a fantastic meal".

JC
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The HobNob is an excellent restaurant in the heart of NOTL. The menu provides a lot of variety and the food is creatively prepared. The service is great and the restaurant has a wonderful ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant without reservation. It is very good value for the money.

GK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect location with the most attentive wait staff. Not intrusive, very respectful when approaching not to interrupt. Food was excellent! It was a very nice evening for us as we celebrated 36 years of marriage.
Thank you!

C
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was very good. However, we had told the staff that we needed to be at the theater for 7:30. We arrived at 6:00 pm. The food arrived at 7:05. Needless to say our dinner was rushed. The staff were very apologetic, this did not take away from having to wait 60 mins for the first plate to arrive.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was lovely but very overpriced

JL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and great service in a fine old century home.

DM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Wine was a little too expensive, but Niagara wine is so good. Tone down the $$$$ please. Server was fun and attentive, no complaints with him.
Seated on the indoor veranda with fan turning and casting blinking light on our table, we feared seizure activity! That was a little tacky for our liking!

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely ambiance. Nice place to have a romantic dinner.

BV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We hadn't been in over a year and quality and experience was just as good.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant. New Chef and he delivered on quality. We were a party of four and got seated right away. Service was good and the sirloin I had was cooked just right. Recommend if you can afford the $.

E
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance are wonderful. However the wine list is unnecessarily expensive.

DR
Grand Rapids
82 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. The service is always amazing! I had the heirloom tomatoes as a starter and the filet was delicious.

D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Lovely patio to enjoy the food.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We expected an amazing meal, considering price and location, what we got was subpar at best. My husband ordered sea bream @$40 plate. It lacked simple seasoning and was dry. I’ve created more flavors in my home kitchen. My dish, pasta @$34 was overly spiced with heat and had minimal vegetables (as the only vegetarian option, I was hoping for more then just pasta and spicy red sauce) our waiter was pleasant but did not ask why both of our plates were barely touched. As far as the wine list, I was taken back after seeing a price of $63, for a bottle of wine from Ravine (local) that is sold for $19 at the winery (10 minutes away)
Overall, food taste and quality did not measure to price. After a lovely day around town, it was a disappointment for sure.

G
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.....Thanks Darrin. Compliments to chef and staff for excellent plating of delicious food.

AF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service ! We ordered the large seafood tower to share and it was phenomenal. We also ordered the duck entree to spilt as well. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. Definitely a hidden gem in NOTL.

MG
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of three dined on a Friday evening before heading to the Royal George for a performance. We appreciated that it was in such close proximity. As performances go, the restaurant was the star of the evening. Starting with the tomato salad - divine. Our entrees were equally superb. The house cured tuna served as my entree and it was plentiful. Filled with amazing, not overpowering flavors of goat cheese and pickled vegetables, it was an artfully presented dish with a creative melding of flavors. The staff was friendly and attentive, great evening.

HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Duck was cool sent back fired under a salamander and re-plated. Fish was very good as was the chicken. The server poured the wine the first time only during dessert dinner we had a sparkling wine which when poured filled the glass nearly to the top in fact there was only one pour for the bottle. And a bill of $800.00 was unexpected my three guests were visiting chefs from out of town and one from England all highly trained in Switzerland France and one in England you didn’t live up to your reputation that night . But we all have off nights I know.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All courses were fantastic, as well as the complimentary amuse bouches, homemade sourdough bread and wines by the glass. Will come back again!

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great, and the service was excellent. The sea bream was great. Loved the palate cleansers.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we were looking for!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Very slow.

SW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.
Dinner on the veranda was enchanting.

LM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant did look beautiful and I am sure we just chose a bad day. We will try again as the menu looks delicious and we know that days like this do happen.
We arrived and were not greeted. We were ignored (no eye contact by employees) for more than 6-7 minutes. It was obvious the restaurant was very understaffed. The few patrons seated did not look happy, nor did the staff who seemed to not know what to do.

OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service. Excellent prosciutto - it's a must try if you're there. I had the burger and unfortunately, it was somewhat laking. Don't get me wrong, the burger was OK, however, for the price, I'm expecting more than just OK. The fries were super delicious tho

JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Excellent dood. Small menu focused on doing it right. Was nice to be able to have a good conversation at dinner instead of trying to talk over the crowd!

GN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating a new job

W
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing

PT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Table at door to kitchen access,busy .
Long wait between first and main course.
Good server,but stressed ,room packed.
Good parking at rear of venue.
All dishes excellent.
Good wine list,especially Viognier from Inniskilin.
Prices a little high,guest from Europe sic "overpriced"
Would recommend however.
PT

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was excellent. The service was mixed for the quality claimed by the restaurant. Each time dishes were cleared, visible food particles were on the white table cloth but were ignored. We were in a narrow vorridor area along a veranda. The tables were set up so that one person had a nice view and the other saw a post. The floor was dirty and the volume of traffic back and forth along the corridor by waiters and customers detracted from the romantic ambience sought in celebration of our 40th anniversary. A sour note to our celebratory weekend away.

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