HOBNOB Restaurant

4.3
1143 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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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Felicitas
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We’ve dined here about a half a dozen times and have not yet been disappointed with anything. The food is exquisite! Definitely one of the best places for fine dining in the Niagara area.

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JoanM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I really like this restaurant but the food does not live up to the prices charged. With respect to the question below I would recommend it to my friends but also let them know my feelings with respect to food and prices charged.

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NaomiS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful elegant brunch to start our gals weekend.

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VlajkoK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance.

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RachelS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very limited dinner menu, no appetizer options. Bar did not have two popular liquors for drinks, they claimed shortage of certain alcohol at LCBO.

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vipLori
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, ambience and food always great! Thank you.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was great. Are server was knowledgeable. We will go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary; free sparkling to toast

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SueM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was tasty and good, just not worth the price point. I would not go back for that, even though the ambiance and the service was excellent.

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vipWendyC
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. Really nice decor, fantastic food and wine!
Can’t wait to visit again.

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PeterG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Menu Item descriptions not the same as what is being served, very overpriced for the quality being served. $14 for the same salad MC’ds served with designer mixed greens basic dressing is anything but local and seasonal. Spaghettini pasta was prepared with spaghetti that tasted like it was cooked a few days ago with one scallop sliced in two and 2 shrimp was a joke. The food grad described as a pave is in fact a piece of four pan sautéed served with strawberry sauce and pieces of fresh strawberry and blackberry local food for sure in November. Overall with dinner for 2 at $350 with a $70 bottle of wine not worth the experience, go to a local dinner and save your money, I know the food will be better

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Alan was friendly & knowledgeable about the menu. It was a wonderful dinner.

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JamesA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the setting was pleasant and elegant, and the service was great.

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Joan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a very nice room. Quite and lovely. Will be back.

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Bree
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Made reservations for four of us. I was looking forward to having my brother and his wife going to Hob Nob as they had never been before. Overall okay, except all the other tables had candles and we did not, I asked our waiter if he could bring us a candle, we waited patiently for 20 minutes then I asked him again, waited another 15 minutes and asked again, my husband at this point was getting very annoyed. Finally, after 40 minutes we received a candle. We all ordered an appetizer, and asked for more bread, that took a while, but what was surprising was they ran out of whipped butter, and brought us butter in those small plastic containers like the ones you get with your McDonald’s pancakes. Why not take the butter out of the containers and put them in a bowl, for a better presentation. To top it off, my husband and I ordered specialty coffees and when they arrived, I asked where is the whipped cream topping? The waiter said that they ran out of whipped cream. This is an expensive restaurant, which is part of the Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales corporation and they ran out of whipped cream. Who is responsible for this?? Also, the waiter should have told us that he could not make the specialty coffees as they did not have all of the ingredients. Very disappointed. For those of you who think these are minor annoyances we do not. When you make reservations at a restaurant in this price point you are expecting a higher quality dining experience, which this was not. I know going forward my brother and his wife will not be recommending Hon Nob and the same with my husband and I.

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MelM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Tomato soup was one of the best I’ve ever had (wish I could get the recipe). Al was a great waiter. Ambience was lovely for a special milestone meal.

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Harvery
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommended. My wife and I return here often. This night we were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. Would have booked a room, as we've done previously, but The Charles was fully booked this time.

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DanO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was prompt and courteous. Food was well prepared. Ambiance was comfortable. Over all a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were disappointed by the quality of the food. It was an expensive meal and we sent back the soup which was over salted and seemed to have been sitting and condensing for hours. They did take it off the bill and offer free dessert. Someone in our group ordered a salad that was also of poor quality, ( basically could have been out of a premade bag). We would not go back.

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ValerieV
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. So we thought we would give Hobnob a try. We were not disappointed and so glad we did. Our waiter Al greeted us with a complementary glass of bubbly and thanked us for choosing them for our special occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a quiet , relaxing or intimate dinner as it has a wonderful atmosphere. Thx for the memories.

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RussellG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Pretty limited menu but the food was tasty.

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WesleyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and service excellent I recommend it to everyone

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food not limited menu options. Great ambiance but the restaurant/building is a bit run down.

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HelenA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Roast chicken should have a rich chicken flavour, crispy skin and rich jus.

It was a lacklustre bland dish… blindfolded, I wouldn’t have known I was eating chicken.

Service good, nice ambiance, but the food doesn’t match the pretentious reputation.

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NickK
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal and the service was great. They also have a good wine list.

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Gunner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!

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JozieL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quiet ambiance. Food was good but not great. Felt more like eating at home with a server than at a restaurant.

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ReneS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Having been here several years ago, I was excited to come back. Sadly my most recent experience was nothing compared to my previous dining experience. We came for a late breakfast. Guests were checking out of the hotel so things were a little backed up... no problem. Nice we were finally seated out in the indoor veranda, there we sat, and sat, and sat. After 20 minutes with no other sign of life we went looking for waitstaff. Apologies were given, they didn’t even know we were out there. Someone would be right with us! Another 7 minutes later they came to check if our order had been taken..NO! Still hadn’t even been offered water or coffee. Once we were able to actually order our food and get some coffee, it was quite a disappointment. French press coffee looked more like a strong tea and had little coffee flavor. Breakfast, which was an order of French toast and an omelet was just average at best.
I understand things are difficult due to COVID restrictions and finding staff, however there are still ways to provide a positive, memorable experience. I do hope that you are able to get back to the level of service and quality you once had, just not sure I’ll be there to see it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast of the whole week in NOTL! The Crab Benedict was absolutely superb. My dining companions raved about their meals as well (omelette and bacon/eggs). The potatoes and pancakes were also perfectly done. Excellent service and lovely ambiance as well. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening with my gorgeous lady and we were well cared for

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time at Hobnob. Food was fantastic and the service was top notch. Definite re-attendance in the works.

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al8cey
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s just the it’s was fantastic.. will recommend to everyone!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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vipLisaB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

No air conditioning and made for a miserable experience. Def did not feel like fine dining. Wouldn’t go back

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HappyCouple
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good food and service. Nicely appointed. Beautiful gardens and intimate outdoor seating. Free parking on site. Would definitely go again

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BarbaraA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. A bit pricey but great for an occasion meal. Would recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very limited menu

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Babs79
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I went last night for dinner with the boyfriend at HOBNOB restaurant. It’s set in a beautiful location, beside the golf course and lake. Polite and warm reception. All indications seemed promising a lovely meal ahead. Unfortunately we chose to eat inside and it was soooo hot 🥵 They said they couldn’t lower the temperature. I improvised and made a fan out of a menu. The restaurant sets AC to 78-79 degrees F. The red wine, being kept in such a warm place, was verging on tea. The service was lukewarm - not welcoming, not rude - just disinterested. Food was meh.. steak was good, came with a big plate of fries with not much in way of presentation. I don’t expect fries with a steak at a fancy restaurant. Pasta was presented beautifully with tasty basil, the noodles were yummy and seemed homemade, the sauce was so salty it ruined the whole dish for me. All in all, not a great experience or one I would seek to recreate any time soon.

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NicholasC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! The flavour of the Beef Tenderloin was extraordinary! The chocolate creme brûlée was an excellent, and delectable way to top off a fantastic dining experience. Ambience was great, with seat on the patio overlooking beautiful garden and golf course. Would gladly eat there again and plan on it!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covered balcony overlooking the manicured gardens was a beautiful place to enjoy a delicious meal with family.

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HOBNOB Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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