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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.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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