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About HOBNOB Restaurant

The Dining Room is located in the old parlour and still features its original crystal chandeliers. The room is now painted a warm persimmon colour and offers comfortable upholstered banquettes and wing back chairs along with the more traditional dining chair. Whether taking afternoon tea and scones or savouring a multi-course meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Steve Sperling, dining at the HOBNOB Restaurant is always special.

Our wine list features the best that Niagara has to offer including a wonderful selection of ice wines to accompany that special dessert. During the warmer months, a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed on the side verandah which overlooks the gardens as well as North America's oldest golf course.

After dinner, guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of port or ice wine or perhaps a specialty coffee in the adjoining lounge or sit on the verandah to enjoy the evening sky.

The dining room is open seven days a week.

209 Queen St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch every day from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Simcoe St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 468-4588

Website:
http://www.niagarasfinest.com/restaurants/hobnob/

Executive Chef:
Steve Sperling

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

HOBNOB Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.1

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
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Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Seasonal (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Casual (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food is very good - portions are extremely small for the price. Other restaurants in NOTL offer larger portions for similar prices. Menu hasn’t evolved much.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have eaten in the dining room before, which was lovely. That is what we were expecting when we made the resrvation this time. Instead, we were taken to a table in the enclosed porch area which was very cold and drafty. The waitress moved us to the bar lounge which was warmer, but noisy. Not the ambiance we were hoping for at $95 per person for the new years eve dinner (not including the wine pairings).
We advised the reservation desk of a glutton allergy, and pointed it out to the waitress when we saw ravioli as an appetizer. We were brought the ravioli anyways, which the server quickly replaced with a soup once we told him about the allergy. Then, we were served a troufle dessert with a cake/flour base for dessert. Again, the gluten allergy was ignored AND the kitchen denied there being flour in it once it was brought to their attention. There definitely WAS flour in the base.
The service was very slow...a 3 hour dinner. And wine pairings were not brought out with the proper course (had to ask for it once), and we were often not told what kind of wine it was unless we asked.
Not at all the service we expected after our previous visit in March. The food was delicious though.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was Okay, never got asked if I wanted another drink the whole meal after being finished with it 1 hour into a 3 hour meal. The food was really good with no complaints. They sat us next to a window with a very cold breeze.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The HobNob is an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and well prepared and presented. We tried the 5 course meal with wine pairings and it was very good. The service was excellent and the server was knowledgeable about the food that was presented. We have eaten before at this restaurant and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

HobNob is one of my favorite restaurants in NotL. The dining room is lovely, and always decorated perfectly. The service is generally impeccable. And the chefs care tremendously about the guest experience. If you have vegetarians or gluten-free people in your group, the chefs have no problem catering to everyone individually.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointing for the price. Incredibly average for the amount we paid. Will be looking for a new place. Medallion of turkey breast, small scoop of pasty mashed potatoes and 2 Brussels sprouts cut in half. Not happy.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas dinner on Christmas day. The food, service and ambiance was absolutely perfect! Couldn't have asked for better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great decor and ambiance,needs some works on the balance of the flavor,some course were very cold.Great service,wine pairing was great!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our favourite restaurant in the whole wide world! The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant had a warm welcoming and relaxing feel to it , with the glow from the fireplaces creating the ambience. The food was absolutely delicious and the courses were well timed. Not a lot of straight up choice for vegetarians as mostly every dish was created with one type of meat or another. However there is definitely a willingness to change a dish to suit the customer 's diet. Definitely recommend for a specific occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food in a well cared for period building. Quaint and cosy.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 7, 2017

What an amazing restaurant and Inn. The seared fois gras was delicious and prepared perfectly. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Great wine list and we love trying Canadian red wines! Our entrees were outstanding as well as dessert. Will definitely return next summer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent experience, like taking a trip back in time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Your place was our choice on the day of the not house tour, so glad we did!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a delicious lunch. Shared the gnocchi poutine with shaved lamb - mouth watering and delicious. These pillows of goodness melted in your mouth. Share the truffle mac and cheese with panko crumbs. Again, another masterpiece. Mac and cheese had chunks of bacon, spinach and tomatoes. This dish wasn't heavy and all the ingredients worked well with creating an explosion of goodness. Atmosphere was romantic and restaurant definitely had character. Great service, fantastic wine selection and delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful gourmet dinner that was prepared perfectly.
Our server Darren was professional and friendly. Will definitely return & recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overpriced! Two chicken dinners for over $100. Not good value.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I had had a most enjoyable evening at HobNob; the atmosphere was perfect (cozy), the service was great, and the food was incredible!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our favorite local restaurant for special occasions or just as a treat.
Prompt friendly service, excellent cuisine and an elegant setting. Could use a little updating but please don't go too far.
Nice to have a place that you can talk and dine without the noise of newer places.

Highly recommended!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent meal and service. A very pleasant dining experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great fabulicious menu! Amazing portion sizes!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my 3rd visit to Hobnob. As soon as I got the appetizer I knew that there had been a distinctive change. there was no salt in the dish and none on the table. The main was their famous salmon. Flavourless and just warm. Then came dessert. The most disappointing. In the past they served house made desserts that were a fabulous end to a wonderful meal. the dessert was brought in and tasted like one of those frozen ones you can get at the grocery store.
we were told that the chef had left a few months ago and the new one was getting his bearings.
I hope he is able to turn things around before their reputation is irreparable.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulicious lunch with 6 friends. Breaks between courses were a bit too lengthy. But no complaints with food or service

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Setting. Service. Food Quality. The trifecta of a great meal. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went for fabulicious. Small restaurant which is easy to miss. Food was excellent. Service was great as well.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We visit this restaurant frequently and everything is always excellent..the service, food, attentiveness, etc. Food beautifully presented. Staff knowledgeable re menu, wines. Verandah seating is lovely for looking at passerbys along the Main Street of NOTL.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

All the staff was very friendly. We had the tasting menu which was delicious. Arturo, our server, explained everything , he was great.
The food was fantastic. We were disappointed by the cheese course which was a tiny sliver of one cheese. The wine pairing was good.
If I'm back in Niagara, I'll definitely come back.
I recommend this place for sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service from our server Allan. Great choices of wine and food was amazing. Mushroom soup is the best I've ever had and comes highly recommended. Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really beautiful venue, service was very good and presentation of meals was excellent. Execution of dishes was poor, many components were either under or over cooked. Too salty or not enough seasoning, etc. The over all concept of the dishes were good and should have had great balance of flavor and textures, execution was more consistent with someone new or inexperienced in the kitchen.

Love the venue and the ambiance, but I cannot trust the quality of the meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had lunch at the Hob Nob. Nice ambience and great service. My wife and I both had the shepherd ‘s pie which we had enjoyed on a previous visit. Their version is made with beef tips. This time however, there was very little meat in both pies. We found more hard carrots than meat. I could not even stick my fork into them.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrating our Anniversary, a fine dining experience was in order. We could not have picked a finer place to dine. Our service was excellent, and everything was served in perfect timing. The food was cooked to perfection! The ambiance couldn't have been better for a special night out! I would highly recommend HobNob & will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Tried the tasting menu with wine pairings while dining with a friend. Very impressed with our waiters knowledge about the wines and their notes. The meal was wonderful even though I was not impressed with the Chef's amuse Also portion of foie gras was a bit small and the portion of beef tenderloin large both tasted superb. Will definitely be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

excellent food, exceptional service,absolutely the perfect venue for our 60th wedding
anniversary Thank you, Maureen & Tim Slinger

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were in Niagara on the Lake to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. We invited friends to join us. I had called a week prior to make sure turkey was on the menu and I was assured it was.
When we arrived, no turkey! How can you be open on Thanksgiving and not have turkey?

This has always been a favorite restaurant of ours and once again we were not disappointed in the food or service. However, no turkey on Thanksgiving was extremely disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Hob Nob is one of the restaurants in the Charles Inn, an 1823 Inn, just down Queen Street fro St. Mark's Anglican Church (1797), one of two buildings spared by marauding US troops who burned Niagara, during the War of 1812.
The elegant dining room served a limited fare for lunch, with an extensive list of local wines. Service by Oliver was professional, attentive and friendly. Signature dishes included an eight ounce ground sirloin, and a very tasty shepard's pie. Savory carrot and leak soup was a good starter, and coffee was served as a french press.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our fourth trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake but our first to this restaurant! We absolutely loved the dining experience! The staff went above and beyond to make this a special occasion. They were all very attentive and the menu was impeccable! We will make it a point to get back for another dinner when we’re back in Canada!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I am definitely not one to EVER take the time/effort to provide online feedback, but given our dining experience at HOB NOB, I now feel compelled to do so. The HOB NOB restaurant is a MUST, if you are looking to experience a serious culinary experience worth every dollar. My sister and I visited this restaurant in celebration of our birthdays and decided to go with the tasting menu+wine pairing. The food was outstanding (we could not pick a favourite dish), and the wine pairings were the perfect accompaniment. We both agreed that the dining experience was by far the best we had ever experienced - better than anything in Toronto (where we are from). The service was great - very friendly and pleasant wait staff! The ambiance was cozy and casual. All I have to say is that you will be raving about this place after you leave...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved all the changes to the restaurant since our last visit....the food was very inventive......the waiter superb and will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home.
The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. We preferred the previous method in seasoning and preparation of the Duck. Loved the Shepard's pie.
Diane & Oliver's service was most commendable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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