Liv Restaurant - White Oaks Resort & Spa

4.6
538 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Chef Michael Price has refined the menu at LIV Restaurant to reflect the seasons and focus on locally grown produce. The ambiance at LIV is muted and chic, creating a relaxing, contemporary dining experience. This modern and award winning Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurant is passionate about providing the highest level of service and an extensive and authentic Niagara Wine list along with it. T
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Breakfast Daily
7:00am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(905) 688-2550 ext. 5248
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Price
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Cross street
Glendale Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is complimentary. Valet parking is also available.
Additional
Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Wed 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 538 People Are Saying
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BC
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, with Christmas Parties all over it was a bit noisy and ambiance could be improved.
The service was superb. A tad bit over priced

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KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious really enjoyed everything. Would recommend nice mini and selection

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SA
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic value for the Thursday special - Stan, our waiter was especially tentative to my allergies and accommodated all. Fabulous service and food - highly recommended.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was wonderful. Service was attentive, but intrusive at times, as this was a romantic birthday getaway.
Would definitely return.

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p
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The prices are over the top, but the food is amazing

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D
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food choice was excellent and the service provided was above par. I particularly enjoyed the wine selection.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Chicken Supreme was dry. Tables close together, not private.

Sunday breakfast, they were not prepared for all the people wanting to eat and had to open up a separate room and expected one server to deal with everyone in there, which she had trouble doing despite those people only having buffet.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday.
Food was excellent.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend here for her bday this time around and you guys made her feel special ! Thank you!!! :)

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TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

I told the waiter I needed a lactose dairy free meal. He went to check and then I received brie which I removed. He returned to say the appetizer was dairy free. It was burnt beyond recognition but I was celebrauywith a friend of 20+ years and wanted a please try evening. The main was tasteless and a chore to eat as opposed to a treat. And I’ve been sick since so I guess dairy snuck into my meal somewhere. I have great memories of this place but the quality has suffered.

The hostess however was amazing!!! The bus boy was a treat pleasant and filled with joy and enthusiasm about their job and that made the night. In addition to my company and some tasty cocktails!

I’m sad to write this but the fabulicious menu was anything but!

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B
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place dots the i's and crosses the T's from service to food!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I usually try and find the positives - it was hard last night. Reservation but seated 25 min late, nice people In service and dining room is nice but food was very expensive for the quality and service was slow slow slow. I wanted to like it here but just can not recommend. I would go out next time for sure

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CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our waitress "Eillish" wasn't very friendly, however her assistant was great and humored us. The tenderloins were well undercooked for a "medium" they were blue I don't like to send food back to the kitchen for those that are going to say we should have sent them back (but to take home the left overs and put them on the BBQ was OK) and the dessert pineapple carrot cake, the "icing" you couldn't even use your fork to take a bite - it was not "icing" it wasn't even like cheesecake, it was like it was stale and in the fridge for quite sometime and had lost all the moisture... the rest of the meal was excellent and very tasty.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great meal and service. Fabulicious meal was a great intro to LIV.

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WM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed another perfect date night with friend for our 47th wedding anniversary.
The TOP fine dinning restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake by far. And we live here, so we have tried them all 🥂
Wayne and Dawn Mcisaac

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Liv Restaurant was remarkable. My wife and I were celebrating our 8th anniversary and we were treated to first-rate service from Jacob and Hayden. Highlights of the night included the complimentary champagne, the delectable beef striploin and the scrumptious dessert, cinnamon pecan cheesecake.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a 25th anniversary celebration dinner at LIV. We can't recommend it highly enough! The service was perfect and the food absolutely amazing! Well worth the drive and the price.

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for our anniversary. They made a point of having anniversary inserts in our menus which I thought was a neat touch along with the complimentary sparkling wine. We went with the chef’s creation of the evening and it did not disappoint, the meal was full of locally sourced ingredients and was a delight to the senses. Our server Stan was welcoming, polite and attentive, his assistant Molly was equally attentive and polite. A spot we will return to for sure.

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l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LIV is always great for meetings, special occasions, or just when you want to treat yourself. Great friendly staff, are always ready to cater to their clients. Food is always great and plentiful, chefs are creative enough without going to far to appeal to any one.

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CE
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Classy. Our server, Hennie remembered is from last year and even recalled where we sat. Little details made this place a step above others. The menu insert said Happy Anniversary which it was. They. Thought hot towels to the table before the amuse bouche. The lemon sorbet between courses to cleanse the palate was a nice touch too. Friendly and attentive service made us feel like we were the only ones there. Thank you Zliv for a memorable dinner

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W
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jacob was the best. Nice personality and very attentive.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately we had issues at both restaurants at White Oaks as well as with White Oaks staff. Everything is beautiful and food is wonderful. However, we had requested to have the dinner bill divided - we were fine with paying it at the table but the wait staff was insistent that is was best to have it divided onto our room bills and she did that. The next day when we checked out it was on my friend's room bill and no huge deal but one more thing we needed to sort out as we checked out.

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LF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Staff were friendly, inviting, helpful !

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything from start to finish was amazing here!! We had an awesome server (Fiona) who made our experience extra special. Thank you, we’ll be back!

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CN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. We had a really nice time dinning at Liv celebrating my husbands birthday and our wedding anniversary.

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TR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Had to wait 15 mins for our drinks, then another 10 mins our glassses sat empty, wasnt busy for the price service could of been better. Overall food was delicious!

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RD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining here. The food was still amazing. I ordered the veal chop which was cooked to perfection. It was so delicious I literally savoured every bite. My son had my leftovers the next day for lunch and he also savoured every bit! My niece was dining with us. She had never been to a fine dining restaurant and she was so excited and impressed by how well we were treated and how everything was so beautiful and tasty. The staff was friendly and very attentive to our requests. We will definitely be back again! Thank you

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S
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ordered the tenderloin. It was over cooked and tough. Not overly impressed and expected more from a 4

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V
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at Liv! Our server, Serk, was exceptional and went above and beyond in providing us with a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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CD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food and the wine were excellent, the service from Barry and Molly made our dinner very special. Barry has set the bar for service beyond compare. While we think we were generous enough with the gratuity that we left, however, when we got back to the hotel room, we second thought ourselves that perhaps we should have left more than we did. Given that our son has started university in the area, we will definitely be back. My husband will be back for a conference in October. I am most likely to join him towards the end of the conference, if only to be back for another dinner at Liv.

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PZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favourite restaurant out in Niagara area. Excellent ambience, food and service as usual.

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all levels

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M
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our third visit to Liv, as usual it was excellent. The seafood 4x appetizer is amazing. My main course was good, although it was unusual to get a strip steak that came in three pieces. The chocolate dessert was very good. The service was excellent. There were a few noisy diners present, other than that it was quiet. The extras provided are always a great touch that add to the special nature of the restaurant (hot towels, amuse-bouche, sorbet palate cleanser, after dinner chocolate). It is rare that a restaurant provides all of these. It helps to justify the high price of a special night out.

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fine dining experience. On-line reservation was easy. We drove from Toronto and it was a pleasant hour and a half drive. The restaurant was easy to find and the seating was immediate.
The food was delicious from the starters to the main course and the desert. The ambiance was excellent. Though it was fully booked the layout and the the lighting made it feel intimate. The personal touch of the manager having a chat on our experience and offering his assistance was unique. Also, the price was reasonable.
For the mouth watering menu, I will recommend the sea food platter, the rack of lamb and the hazlenut cremebruleI. it is a fine dining experience not to be missed. But make your bookings in advance to avoid dissapontment.

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KC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was beyond amazing. They treated my daughter (who is 12) and I like Queens , made sure she was happy and adapted to exactly what she would like without hesitation. The food was superb and we even had to order seconds of the chocolate Armageddon which was to die for .

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MS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Anniversary and were visiting from the USA. We were greeted with glasses of champagne which was a nice touch. Both of our dinners were so delicious. I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had the scallops. The peach cheesecake we had for dessert was also very good. We enjoyed it all so much we went back again another night.

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KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LIV never disappoints. Food is excellent, service is great and they will always try to accommodate your requests. Definitely worth the drive from Toronto for dinner, will be back soon.

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U
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server was very slow. We had to ask for her when our meal can to have wine with it.. as we waited our food became cold

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T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I celebrated an anniversary with dinner out at the LIV restaurant. We were surprised with complementary glasses of sparkling Pino Grigio when we were seated and the first page of the menu said "Happy Anniversary". Very nice touches. The food was very good. Food was nicely flavoured and well presented. We especially enjoyed the soup which was a sort of stew soup with beef tenderloin tips and a variety of vegetables. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. It was a lovely setting. We had a table by the window looking out onto the garden flowers.

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