About Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa

One of our founding pillars at White Oaks is our belief in living a healthy, well balanced life. Through every facet of our business at White Oaks Resort & Spa we endeavour to improve human performance whether it involves your body, mind, or even your business and career. At PLAY Bar & Grill we had the opportunity to provide some classic dishes with a twist of healthy. You’ll see whole grains and whole wheat options as well as new ingredients that enhance old favourites and change them to healthier options. Our Play menu complements your efforts in the gym or on the court all in an urban environment that is interesting and family friendly. While we are serious about healthy living, and providing a healthy menu we’ve had fun putting PLAY together and we do realize that no matter what we put on the menu, there will be some that will still want their “fun food” and heaven forbid, white bread! We encourage you to make Play a regular dining spot.

253 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Pub

Hours of Operation:
Play is closed for Breakfast and Open Monday-Sunday for Lunch and Dinner: 11:00am-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Glendale Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 688-2032 ext. 5777

Website:
http://www.whiteoaksresort.com/play.html

Parking Details:
Parking is complimentary in either the Club at White Oaks lot or White Oaks Resort parking lot. Or drive in and enjoy valet parking service at our main hotel entrance.

Executive Chef:
Michael Price

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
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Good for Groups (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

our server shauna was impressive. she was very friendly and emitted a nice sense of aura. loved the way she talked.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We always love PLAY at White Oaks. The atmosphere is very cosmopolitan and friendly-the food and service is consistently good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My wife and I ha e eaten there several times amd enjoyed it. They have changed the menu recently and there wasn't the selection there once was.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ou meal and time here. The wait staff were helpful and accommodating. Food was delicious and wine was tasty

We received a glass of sparkling asvit was my daughters birthday. We all appreciated this. Such a nice surprise

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came for our one-year anniversary, and selected the restaurant because of it's reasonable prices and vegetarian options. We were very well-taken care of, and the ambience was better than I was expecting. While the food itself left a bit to be desired (their panzanella salad was essentially a greek salad with basil and a side of olive bread, and the power bowl - though we substituted quinoa for rice because of an allergy - lacked vibrancy or depth). The portions were generous, and we had an enjoyable night.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

An excellent place to go for plant based & vegan individuals. Was a nice atmosphere & would go again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was glad to see that they had creative vegan options, but unfortunately the food was average. My salad was wilted and the dressing was from a bottle.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

everything was excellent, service & food & atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing food and great staff! My family and I had a great meal. Will return!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wait staff was wonderful. Kale salad was great. I had mahi-Mahi with lime needed more sauce or something for amount of black rice. Zen burger great taste, little messy... too many fries .

Will be back again!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

we always love coming here!! The staff are great, the food is always great, and the atmosphere is excellent. White Oaks in general is a place I recommend over and over again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food and great service. Everything is always awesome at Play!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The atmosphere is very pleasant. The taste and the portion are just right. The staff in the restaurant and the front desk of the club are very helpful and polite.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very good food and nice decor. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly and fair price.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Have had dinner at Play a couple of times over the past few days and it has been very good each time. Server was attentive, without being annoying and the food was very good. We will probably dine there again before we leave the hotel.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food was very good. The service was subpar at best. It took 20 minutes for our waitress to take our food order, this may have had something to do with her talking to other waitresses near the hostess booth. The manager made a mistake and put bleu cheese with my baked potato so I was given a new potato. Sadly, I was still charged an additional cost for the potato because it was a substitution for french fries. I think that the manager, who was very nice and apologetic, could have at least deducted the cost for the substitution.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our group had a wonderful time. We loved the pink items and the pink gerberas. The menu accommodated everyone. Delightful. Thankyou

Tags: Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great quality and quantity of food! I would come back for another meal and recommend to friends and family!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I've eaten at Liv several times while staying at White Oaks as a guest and Liv is always incredible, but I've never eaten at Play Urban Cafe. We drove down from the GTA for lunch with family and Play did not disappoint!

Play is a bit more laid back, (and open for lunch) but everything from the food to the wonderful wait staff were top notch with the quality and attention to detail that you get to expect from White Oaks.

Simply wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Had the fish and chips...large portions, and the best Strawberry /Mango Margareta Ive ever had !

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I thank it's over rating. I booked it because all the good review. I'm a bit disappointed. Food quality is ok. Plate display is really disappointed. I would never go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was good and service was great.. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying at the white oaks.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 13, 2017

A great place to eat at the White Oaks Resort without the higher prices of their dinning room. The server was very friendly and informative. Food was excellent. The pasta of the day had a true Mediterranean taste. My margarita was made with real lime juice and not a lime "mix" - tart and refreshing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Had a lovely meal. Décor was soothing and beautiful. View of the tennis courts not really my thing but the sheers were drawn so only a little distracting. Food was delicious. Server Sophie was a gem. This was a casual dinner. The crust on the Butter Tart dessert was amazing!!!! Price was quite reasonable and we left full and happy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Best fish and chips

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We had an awesome time. The staff are very friendly. The food and atmosphere were wonderful.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The nachos looked great but the cheese made it tasteless. Try using shaper cheese.
Mahi Mahi tacos were good but by the time I picked one up it was completely soggy from the corn and bean side which was very tasty.
Overall, food was disappointing but service was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Always great! Food, cocktails, service. Love it! Great hotel too.....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Ate at Urban Play Cafe before a performance at the Shaw Festival. The manager seated us and checked on us throughout our meal. Our server was very attentive and our meals arrived at just the right time. Bot entrees were delicious and healthy. Our table over looked the tennis courts which would have made for a spectacular experience if there had been games being played.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2016

The service here is amazing. Well designed with fair prices. Manager comes around and asks if everything is up to par. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 14, 2016

We always love coming here and to White Oaks!! Food and service are great. Third time here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Very average all around

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Was expecting something nicer and more upscale...it was not. good for a bit to eat. Vegi friendly.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 2, 2016

It was our first night in the area and this was close with good reviews and a menu that appealed to us. It was the right choice, one we found it. It is in the club side of the complex. The menus is nice, service is excellent and the food was great. We had a nice meal at a reasonable price. I had the chicken tacos and my wife the fish tacos. And the substituted the Corn and Bean salad for a very nice salad with lots of vegetables on top. Great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Food was mediocre. Was a little disappointed since the menu descriptions sounded delicious.
Server was great though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Awful! Everything about it!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Since it is at a resort the food trends to the lighter and healthier side which some folks will be pleased with.
The food was good
The tables have a view over the indoor tennis courts

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Urban Cafe was a nice spot for dinner. The food and service were great. We were there on a Friday evening and they had live entertainment, which was nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

We are vegetarians who don't eat meat, fish or egg. This Play Urban Cafe restaurant has the best collection of vegan and vegetarian dishes in NOTL, ON which are tasty and delicious. Our 26th anniversary of our Engagement Day was made more special with our decision to eat dinner here during our visit to NOTL. We were well taken care though they didn't know we were there for an occasion. I believe that is their usual service level. Well done!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Food was very good - especially the pub fish.

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