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About Riverbend Inn&Vineyard

An atmosphere of warm elegance, thoughtful service and exquisite 4 diamond cuisine is enjoyed by guests, as well as locals at the Riverbend Inn dining room and lounge.

Although small, the dining room invites intimate dining in a relaxed atmosphere. The well trained staff is sincerely dedicated to attending to guests needs promptly and courteously.

Our food program – simple, fresh with quality ingredients. The menu is full of delicious surprises. The chef draws fresh inspiration from each passing season while using local specialties. Enjoy farm to table freshness from our herb and vegetable garden located just outside our kitchen doors. Sitting in the dining room, guests enjoy the dramatic views and taste exceptional culinary creations.

16104 Niagara River Pky
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French / Canadian, Italian, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 468-8866

Website:
http://www.riverbendinn.ca/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Riverbend Inn&Vineyard Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Romantic (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service, great for foodies, they need address the cold when someone opens the door. It was quit chilly tha day. Someone turned on a space heater but it was still a bit chilly ..

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We liked the ambiance and live music. The menu was creative and very tasty. Our service was exceptional. We explored the idea of staying at the inn at a future date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner - fine meal except they served turkey roll and we all would have preferred traditional roast turkey.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Phenomenal food and service! We are celebrating our anniversary and staying the in hotel. The restaurant was recommended by the front desk staff. The food was so delicious and the atmosphere is stunning. The service was also incredible. Definitely will be coming back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Hey, there’s a new chef in town! Hats of to Brad the new guy at Riverbend. We had a wonderful dinner last week. The food was extraordinary. Flavours bursts in the appetizer, roasted root vegetables and a chicken dish to die for. I can not wait to visit again! Thanks again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat there. The food is amazing and the decor so romantic.
We went there with my old parents and they loved that the place was quiet and they were able to follow perfectly the conversation!
This place is my favorite place in Niagara.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The dinner was excellent and the the service was great. We would definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We have eaten at Riverbend several times, but this time, it was disappointing. The room was too brightly lit when we arrived and with only one server, we waited a long while to even get our menus. When she finally came by, I asked if she might dim the lights, which she did, finally. She was also acting as bartender, so drinks took a long while too. We ordered crab cakes to start which were very good, then followed with the duck breast for me and beef tenderloin for my husband. Mine was OK, very rich, but his requested medium-rare beef was mostly medium. The server was told it was my birthday and most of the times restaurants will do a little something special with dessert. They did not. Our reservation was for 7PM, but it was like they weren't ready. Very disorganized. Not like Riverbend at all, so we'll hope it was just a glitch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Seasonal
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was perfect and the service amazing. My wife and I had a great evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Fantastic meal, setting and service.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A lovely spot in a beautiful inn. However, food was not very good. My husband liked his salad but my soup was not very good and the crab cakes were dry and flavorless and the mango used in the salsa was not ripe.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

They mistakenly changed our reservation, so were not ready for our group of eight. Service was spotty and disjointed, although we did all receive our meals at the same time. Food was good and the setting is very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Server was attentive and joined in singing happy birthday to my guest.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2017

There was no hostess. No one in charge. We received 2 paper menus and 2 leather bound menus pretty tacky. It took a long time to get our cocktails there was No sense of order. If the patio had been open it would have been sheer chaos. Service was slow. My fish was raw. The waitress while kind was ditzy. As much as I want to go back I'm hesitant.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was not as good as we anticipated from recommendation from a local business person. Disappointing evening overall especially because of loud, obnoxious behavior of Other patrons who were drunk.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Niagara on the Lake has long been the meeting place for our Toronto cousins and Buffalo family. Saturday night there were no brunch reservations to be had in town, and I took a chance on Riverbend. We were a party of 6 adults, a 6 year old, and a 2 year old. Since it is a short distance down the road from the center of town, it was great to not have to hunt for a place to park! I had the classic Bennie (yum) and everyone enjoyed their brunch as much as I did. The service was very good, beautiful dining room and view of the vineyard, and the 2 year old was so happy she even forgot to say no!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The duck was excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Beautiful building and lawns. Noise level was to a minimum. Food was delicious but on the bland side. Service was impeccable in the restaurant. The front desk ladies need to learn how to smile and be kind.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 12, 2017

What a beautiful dining room overlooking the vineyards. The service and food was exceptional and we will definitely be returning on our next visit to Niagara on the Lake

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 24, 2017

A wonderful evening , Kelly was an amazing server , knowledgable about the entire menu and attentive to all our needs. The room was beautiful , the ambiance of the fire was delightful. The duck breast was succulent , the meal was made all the more wonderful by adding a lobster tail.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and good service. The dining room looks out over acres of vineyards. Nice patio for summer. Fireplace adds to the atmosphere. Only negative was that the jazz muzac was a little too lively at times for evening dining

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines dinner was lovely. Great menu choices, excellent service by Sally and food was outstanding. Highly recommend dinner at the Riverbend Inn.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Lovely breakfast included in our two night package. Our only complaint was the water for tea was not hot, luke warm at best.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2016

For the first time, my family and I had made a reservation for Christmas Day dinner and were surprised to find that a 'traditional' Christmas dinner was not an entrée option. The food was fine, however certainly not great and considering the date, with no traditional option I was surprised that the food was not better. The small dining room was very warm and the tables were very close together. It is a lovely spot and the employees are very kind and welcoming. I'm sure it's very beautiful in the summer months overlooking the vineyards, however, next year we will return to having a Christmas dinner at home.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Prime rib was very fatty - for a Saturday night we were the only table in the restaurant.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Very rushed lunch
Meal had substitutions without being told about them
Waiter not familiar with wine list

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2016

I had much higher expectations for this restaurant as Riverbend Inn clams to be one of the a one of the top hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Well, the restaurant is very average in terms of food. Even bread that was served at the beginning of the meal was stale. It is shameful. We mentioned this to our server, but did not get any replacement, and it is on Saturday night!!! Shame!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Wonderful dining experience!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Professional personable server.
Delicious gourmet food.
Nice wine.
Perfect

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2016

I have dined at this restaurant many times previously with fine results. This time was an exception. One dinner companion described his steak as "tough and tasteless". The staff did not see fit to replace the entrée or make an adjustment on the bill. My steelhead trout was quite pedestrian. The shellfish threesome was quite satisfactory for the other two guests. Service as usual was quite good and the environment and the decor are wonderful.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Food was mediocre with not much taste (Lobster risotto and special of the day trout). Service was poor due to inexperienced server and large wedding party taking up most of the dining room. Brought us the wrong wine, sat us in a corner (and we were nicely dressed). Won't go back. Food presentation was not great. Beautiful Inn and location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 7, 2016

The only inconvenience was the film crew blocking parking.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Perfect "catch-up with a friend" breakfast in the vineyard. Quiet, beautiful pastoral scenery. Got off to a rough start as staff was unaware of reservation. We had to hunt down staff to be seated. Once seated, service and food were both good. Coffee could have been hotter.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Scenery was great but the service wasn't the greatest. We had a reservation for a group of six and upon arrival no one came to find out if we were walk-ins or had a reservation. After about 5 minutes just standing there, we decided to go out to the patio area to see if we could find a waiter and were promptly told that we should seat ourselves (would have been great if there was a sign indicating this and if there was then I missed it). We also had to bring chairs to the table ourselves as the servers were too busy to prepare the table for us. The food was good but the service could have been better. Maybe it was just a busy day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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