HOBNOB Restaurant

4.4
1107 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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LovelyBite
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the venue lovely - the food was beyond any expectation!!! Unbelievable!!! It’s a must in Niagara on the Lake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

No quite stocked per menu

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MelanieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely location, seated on the veranda overlooking the golf course. Chicken Supreme with Polenta and Rapini was delicious. I found the prices to be a little high but possibly COVID related. Server Marta was very kind and knowledgeable.

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BethB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with good friends celebrating birthdays. The food was excellent , and our server was very accommodating and friendly . We had the roast chicken supreme and it was delicious. The prices were a bit high, but it was totally worth it.
A great choice of restaurant venues when visiting Niagara on the lake.

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NOTLGuest
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely staff and excellent service. We say outside and looked onto the golf course, which was very pleasant. Food is not outstanding and to my mind, a bit overpriced for what you get, but good, solid quality. Not a ton of variety on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was atrocious- waitress didn’t seem to want to be at work. Unfriendly, awkward and very inattentive

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vipTamerF
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience.

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WhitneyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays (4 days apart!) in Niagara on the Lake and made reservations for our celebration dinner. It was an incredible experience! They brought us a complimentary glass of birthday sparkling wine to start and things just got better from there. The service was outstanding! The food was amazing - maybe one of the best beef tenderloins I have ever eaten in my life. I highly recommend the Ice Wine Martini as well!
Just Aces - all around!!

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Wickwitt
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal with superb service by James. Excellent wine recommendation to accompany our meals. James makes an excellent Old Fashioned. Highly recommend. Our first fine dining experience since COVID.

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DMart
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Our steaks were perfectly cooked.
Lovely place to celebrate our Anniversary.

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MS19
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and the crab Benedict was delicious!!!

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RonD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside overlooking the golf course ! Had the soup of the day , salad and chicken ! All delicious! Chocolate creme brûlée was the best !
Service was top shelf!

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Zliki
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambiance, very good food and service, great location.

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PeterF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice treat to be on the 2nd floor patio with a view of the gardens. The food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fabulous restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! Thank you !

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vipSueN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

First night open after 16 months of being closed so service was slow and patio was lacking in atmosphere. Food was good and good portion size, gardens made for a lovely view. Will give them some time to get back into the swing of things and give them another go.

JC
JonathanC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The main course was not enough variety. It lacked meat.

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KarenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed a lovely lunch in front of the fire.

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ElianaA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Date night, with a special menu and fare. The service was very thoughtful, the wine was just right as the food. The amuse Boucher give it a very nice touch, the soup was delicious and we were lucky enough to have seat right by the fireplace. The perfect end to our stay

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HungryMan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sadly below average. Nice idea, poor execution.

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GuyP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding evening all round. The food was exceptional. The service terrific and the quiet ambiance made it a very romantic setting for my wife and on Valentine's Day. I would definitely recommend this dining experience and cannot wait to return.

Guy and Stephanie Paparella, Brantford

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MichaelD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

As usual the food was outstanding. However being presented with a highly priced fixed menu was not to my liking. If I had seen it on the website, we would not have come. We are in our late eighties and have small diets. So they gave us smaller portions and still charged us the same price. Our waiter was not up to the same level as the ones at our previous visits. While explaining the courses he said the fish was cod while the menu clearly shows halibut. As mentioned earlier the food was excellent but (apart from this visit) the menu is sadly lacking in choice. When we decide on our next visit I will search the website to determine if we will like what is on the menu.

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vipJoanneC
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Hob Nob. They have a very good selection of dishes. This food is always well prepared. Alan was our server and his service was very attentive. We went to the restaurant to celebrate a birthday and they made it a very special occasion. All in all, this a great restaurant to visit when visiting Niagara on the Lake.

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vipAnitraR
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were regulars to HObnob. It has a special place in our hearts as that was the place we dined on our engagement night. The food there used to be amazing and we recommended this spot to friends all the time. This time however it was a whole different experience. The food was mediocre and service was average. For what one pays in this place this is not a good combination. Also the place is empty most of the time lately, I am thinking more and more people are experiencing what we just did. I will have to step away from hobnob for sometime now which is disappointing as it was so special to us.

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MichaelD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was the best I have ever tasted. We both had the trout this time. Superb cooking. The service was excellent, prompt and unobtrusive. The location is a bit pokey, having been converted from a large house. We ate early (5 pm) and were the only ones there, very quiet! Got a table by the fire!!

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I brought a friend to Hobnob for the first time. She is a discerning diner (as am I). We both enjoyed the meal...were able to have a wonderful conversation, even seated next to a very large group of women in the main dining room. The food was very good, and it was served in a timely manner. The bar is wonderful...comfortable seats, great ambiance, terrific cocktails, served quickly and well. I will definitely come back.

Christine Flasch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect date night. Quiet, romantic, excellent food and excellent and attentive service. I would definitely recommend it.

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vipRobbR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We were seated on an enclosed veranda on a cold windy night. I suspect it was to prop up the appearance of how busy the place was. Basically we were frozen by the end of dinner. Not a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Came for dinner for our Anniversary, have been coming to this restaurant for years and the food has always been excellent. Unfortunately this time I was disappointed, none of the main courses really appealed to any of us. I ended up choosing a main course that had a small portion of Pork Belly, 2 scallops and 3 tempura mushrooms, that was presented on the 1/2 side of the plate. It was not a lot of food and I ate the mushrooms and a couple of bites of the pork belly and unfortunately only 1 of the scallops because it was a way to salty, I felt that for $45.00 the meal should have at least included potatoes or vegetable to offset the meat, especially port belly. Unfortunately I should have stuck with my first thought to just order the soup and an appetizer.

The service was outstanding like it always is, so I would still recommend going to this restaurant, you just may want to check the menu before you go, I know we would not have gone here had we seen it before booking a table.

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MichaelD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was super deluxe excellant. You could taste each spice in the salad. My partner and I believe that the meat (trout and turkey) was the best ever. The place was a bit pokey with no real ambiance. The noise level was low (we are in our 80's) which was to our satisfaction. The price was at a once in a year level but if the we will definately return for special occasions, especially if the chef is still there.

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Pascale
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good experience! Great wine pairing.

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AngelaM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A girlfriends getaway dinner! Excellent service from Arturo . Food was good and served in a timely manner . We’ll definitely be back !

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JohnC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here several times, and the quality of the service, food and atmosphere is excellent! Especially great for Christmas feel! Love it!

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PoshSpice
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure. We are here once a week.

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Nelly
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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Karen
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.

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JoanneM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
10 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.

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HOBNOB Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

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