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Marilyn's Bistro & Lounge - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
401 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean

Marilyn's Bistro & Lounge is permanently closed as of Wednesday May 24, 2017

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.0Value

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92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made the reservation in February 2017 for end of May 2017. We received notification the day before our reservation that they could not honor our reservation. After some additional exploring we found it had closed permanently. Very poor transition. No surprise that they are closed.

  2. M

    Mongoose142

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was OK, one of the oysters in the appetizer was smoky-tasting/burnt. The waiter was very attentive and helpful. The view was really outstanding, we were seated quickly and had the fortune to have the best table (my opinion) to view the falls become available as we walked in at our reservation time. Great views of the falls at nearly all the tables. The food was good, but it appears the main purpose of the site is to view Niagra Falls while dining, and this totally meets that need.

  3. TR

    TammyR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the view of the falls was beautiful. Service was perfect .

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, service, and view. Cabaret singer was awesome too!!!!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's was great food great live music and great staff and view

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful view! The food was so good and the portion sizes for a fancy restaurant was fantastic. Such a great spot for date night or a special occasion. Would definitely recommend!

  7. ZK

    ZeeKT

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food3service2ambience5

    Some of the food was decent, but the steak came almost well-done when we asked for medium-rare. The waitress did apologize and bring another steak out (a different cut, as they had run out of the first), but it was after the rest of us had finished eating and it wasn't even taken off the bill. That was not great service on their part. But the rest of it was nice with a nice view and jazz singer to entertain.

  8. j

    justin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bravo!wonderful dinning and firework view~~~i'll go again next time

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was great. Food was good. Overall positive experience. Would go back next time we were in town. Told them we were celebrating and they made the experience extra special.

  10. PH

    PhilH

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding views of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Wonderful place to see the evening light show play over the Falls.

  11. S

    Saabman

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    outstanding meal and the service was a gem. Went for her birthday celebration and the staff was outstanding and attentive for the special day. will defiantly be back and recommend the restaurant and hotel to all our friends!! thank you Kevin and Rachel

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Fillet was raw Both times Pasta was horrible

  13. j

    john

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great view and excellent food

  14. S

    Sericat

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my 60th birthday at Marilyn's in Niagara Falls it was very convenient because our hotel was close by so we could walk there The staff was very nice and accommodating I especially appreciated the water girl!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I took my daughter there for a "fancy" dinner. The views were amazing and the good was outstanding. She had the halibut and I had the filet. Both were perfect. The head chef (TinTin) came out to see how our meal was and she thought it was another neat touch.

  16. p

    parisiens

    Montreal

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We decided to try Marilyn's because we found it on Open Table. The reviews on Trip Advisor were mixed. We ended up going for supper. We had the escargot, French onion soup, shish kebabs, and the halibut. The escargot and halibut servings were much larger than most servings. The shish kebabs were made from sirloin beef. The flavours of the sauces, accompaniments, and meats/fish were extremely inventive and good. We actually complimented the chef for his blend of cold base with the hot halibut. It was something we would never had thought of, but thoroughly enjoyed. None of these experiences would have been possible if not for our Server. He was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, and downright one of the better servers we have had. We will definitely be returning next time we are in the area.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and outstanding food, loved the gluten free options but the view was AMAZING. Romantic and elegant. Would recommend to anyone I know visiting the Falls

  18. J

    Jordan

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time. Service was exceptional, and the food was great! Would definitely return!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Food was very good! Music playlist was terrible. Since speaker was overhead hard to ignore.

  20. VS

    VisitSoon21

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A few things were off with our meal but the service, view and value were very good. Ask for fallsview table and you will not be disappointed. We ate while the falls were lit up - stunning. Service was friendly although could be more attentive. The cons were that our cocktails were not made correctly (very diluted G&T in a tall water glass and Manhattan full of ice), and the chef's pasta was not good - no salmon, powerful/unappetizing mustard sauce w undercooked asparagus and inedible pieces of artichoke. Chef Tintin happily replaced it with the sea bass in tomato coconut sauce which was sweet and tasty. Husband's steak was cooked perfectly. Wine list was short. Go for the view, stick with wine and meat entres for a good experience.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Brutal. We were "greeted" at the desk and immediately felt like we were causing an issue by having a reservation. They seemed to be double booked. We were seated five feet from the front door at a table with almost no room to sit down. I had to move the table back and forth just so we could create enough space to sit. The table was akin to a card table and was so unstable that our water glasses kept spilling the moment your arm touched the table top. There was an odd odour to the place and that was the clincher. We left and have no intention of going back.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Most of the night was enjoyable. My only issues were in regards to a slow wait staff and or cooks on a night that did not seem busy at all. My personal request was also not honoured and not sure as to why. I would recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening if you are not in any kind of a rush.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding place for a gourmet meal. My husband and I went twice this weekend because the food was so good. Great view of the falls, the food was fabulous and the overall ambiance was classy. On the second night there were a few families there - very happy that they were quiet and well behaved, as this is mainly an adult restaurant - no children's menu and it is pricey. Highly recommend the halibut.

  24. T

    Traveller5670

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentine's Day at Marilyn's with its romantic tower view overlooking Niagara Falls. Special 4-course Mediterranean menu from Chef Tintin was creative, tasty and wonderful. And live entertainment from singer Ronnie was an added bonus with spontaneous dancing by many patrons. We loved the food and had a ball. We've been before and will be back again. Thanks.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Overall, we enjoyed the experience. It was nice to have valet parking. The view was amazing. Food was great. Entertainment was fun… Great lounge singer! However, our waitress was sub par. I ordered a vodka martini and she gave me a shot of vodka in a whiskey glass with a big chunk of ice in it and an olive with a straw. Thank goodness another server came by and made a proper martini. Our server brought us buns with no butter and again the other server helped out. Her bad service continued on from there as she was rarely at our table and her coworkers had to pick up the slack. Aside from that we would still recommend this place because the ambience, the view, and the food was spectacular! We had the Valentines fixed menu and it was fantastic. We would definitely return to try more on the menu. However, I might just order wine next time😃

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got the steak and halibut, both were delicious. Great views of the falls. I would recommend this over the Skylon Tower. Marilyn's is cheaper without sacrificing taste and quality. Also you get to view the falls for the entirety of your meal instead of just a portion .

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    We are locals and this had to be one of the worst experiences we have had in Niagara. Cold food, bad service, very unorganized.... To top off the bad experience we were told our car would be ready in 15 minutes. We ended out night to go downstairs and wait 1.5 hours for our vehicle.

  28. E

    Eiviee

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2016

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    I left an honest review for this restaurant on Tripadvisor, stating the issues that made our experience unpleasant. Specifically, my group expected fair and equal treatment as other patrons, but did not receive such service - we had noticed several empty tables by the window which provided the view of the falls that the restaurant prides itself on, and we had inquired about whether we could combine two 2-person tables to accommodate our group of 3, and was denied this request due to obstruction on the hallway. As I stated in my review, we completely understood this safety matter and were ok with settling for a table without a view given this circumstance. However, 10 minutes later, a 2-person group sat down at the very empty table we had inquired about and the server then added another empty table for them to hold their food (in essence also a 4-person table). This means that the request which was denied to my group "for safety reasons" was being fulfilled to the subsequent customers. Does this mean safety is no longer a concern now for this other group? This was unfair treatment, and we felt it was rude, but we did not want to make a scene in the restaurant as a courtesy to the other diners. After leaving this review on Tripadvisor, we received a response from the restaurant manager which is common for all Tripadvisor reviews. Unfortunately, the manager's response did not address this issue or our concerns at all (biased treatment towards differing customers even though there was space available at the tables for both situations), but insisted that they cannot guarantee tables by the window which we had already understood and accepted, and rather seemed to insist that we were demanding things outside their disclaimer. I do not believe this is fair, so I am saddened to see that even after an honest review, the restaurant does not have the best customer service.

  29. Z

    Zach

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    An incredible view and very under the radar. The food was very good and the service was top notch. Looking for a quick night away especially if coming from the States this place is a must see

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebration of birthday, staff was friendly

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really good and the view and staff

  32. A

    Animalchill7

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our family's second visit to this excellent restaurant which has tends towards French cuisine. Best restaurant overall in Niagara Falls. The chef will discuss exactly how you prefer the food, and nails it. View is stunning too, nice intimate ambiance within the restaurant. Most of the tables have the view though I would recommend reservations. The wine list is somewhat limited though, it is typical of upper-tier Niagara restaurants.

  33. M

    Missmiss

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    great food and also the service was a bit slow it was well worth the wait. beautiful view overlooking the falls and the ambience was lovely... will visit again.

  34. QB

    QuintonB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We have discovered this as a great spot for something special, apps, dinner or even just a drink. The ambiance makes it extra special and the view is phenomenal.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were a bit early in our reservation but the girl in reception was able to seat us right away without any fuss. Sitted right next to the window and the view of the Falls was amazing. The food choices were amazing with lots of variety depending on the mood that you're in. The food tasted great and well seasoned. On top of that, the entire staff was very professional. Overall, it was a great experience. My only suggestion is probably to have better signage at the hotel's lobby as when we came in, the front desk was unmanned and we were left wandering into the wrong elevator. However, its not a make or break.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Only thing that was a little bit disapointing was the fact that we could not request a table with a great view of the falls ahead of time. We were accomodated with a good table which saw the american falls but couldn't really see the horshoe falls from our table. But the food and service was great and I would recommend to anyone visiting the downtown area. Walking distance to the casinos and bars. Overall great.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food, service and view was outstanding. Will definitely return. Great find.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a wonderful time for dinner. Stunning view, friendly staff, comfortable ambiance, and delicious food. Looking forward to my next visit.

  39. M

    Meema

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Had a wonderful evening at Marilyn's. The food was very good, the ambiance was excellent and the view was fantastic! It's a great place for a date night. We got a fantastic window seat, the service was great and the live music created a lovely atmosphere. We started with the escargots, which were delicious. My fiance had the rack of lamb, which he very much enjoyed, and I had Marilyn's linguine, which was good. The dessert we ordered (tower of power cheesecake) was a bit bland and could have used more sauce or berries or flavour. However, overall I would definitely recommend it and would go back again. Thank you!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My wife and I were visiting Niagara for our anniversary. We live in Toronto, and are no stranger to visiting nice restaurants. We joked around as we were driving into town about whether we were going to go to Applebee's or T.G.I.Fridays, because there wasn't anything great it Niagara proper. I am happy to report we were wrong. I was doing some research, and stumbled upon Marilyn's. We made a reservation, got a nice seat at the window, and had a great view of falls and the festival of lights. The service was great, and the staff was friendly, and from the Crabcake and Beet Salad to the Seabass and FIlet Oscar, the food was all very, very good. Combine that with a lovely jazz singer who was performing in the restaurant, playing music at the perfect volume for a nice romantic conversation, and all in all it was a great night and a wonderful surprise.

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Marilyn's Bistro & Lounge - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 401 OpenTable diners

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