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The Epicurean

4.4
336 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Since 1991, the Epicurean has been devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of great seasonal food and great local wines from Niagara's region and in our dining room and beautiful tucked-away garden patio.

The Epicurean is an a la carte restaurant with a casual upper casual dining experience. From al full menu and an extensive wine list we are here to please and tantalize your taste buds!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 336 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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BeataT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Outstanding service. Food was delicious and portions quite large.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a fantastic meal (sirloin strip steak with an amazing peppercorn sauce).
Great assortment of cocktails to start of the meal. Will definitely come again.

JC
JanaC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food was really delicious ,top quality. Everyone was very personable great service. Would highly recommend this cool little restaurant!

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CrBr
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove in from Toronto and the experience was definitely worth it. The staff were friendly and engaging, the food was amazing, and the setting was very nice.

Well done!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. COVID protocols adhered to. Felt safe.

BH
BruceH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service.
Lamb was cooked to perfection. Pork chops were fabulous!

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vipNiagaraFoodie
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good restaurant with above average food. Not outstanding but very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and one of the sweetest servers we’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , delicious food made with love, generous portions

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our time however we were seated near the door it was quite chilly.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend The Epicurean because of the friendly, welcoming staff, the wonderful, bright dining room and the excellent quality of the meals. It’s now our go to restaurant when we visit Niagara-on-the-Lake!

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Thirdalchemist
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have visited Niagara-on-the-Lake many times in the past, but this was our first time dinning at the Epicurean. It was a week night for dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday and the establishment did not disappoint! Our waiter took excellent care of us from start to finish, even offering to take pictures during the evening. The menu is comprehensive and so too is the wine list. You have to try the lamb, it is excellent! It was a very enjoyable experience and I would expect that we will be going back this summer.

JD
JohnD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Good food. Overall a very pleasant experience. We would go back.

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious lunch with quick and friendly service. We will come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time returning to the Shaw Festival Theatre in two years so we wanted a lovely place to dine afterwards. The restaurant has a very warm ambiance. Staff are very welcoming and attentive. Food is excellent!

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GerryMac
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always make sure to visit the Epicurian whenever we're in NOTL. Great food and the service is always excellant. A wonderful spot for a perfect meal.

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Thisisme
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited in Winter. NOTL was lovely and decorated.

I loved this place. Every staff was friendly and knew what they were talking about. Service was remarkable.

Porkchop was so good.

We will return.

AJ
AlishaJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Our server was very good. Will definitely be back again!!

KB
KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening out at the Epicurean. We found the staff to be warm and friendly. They would check in with us and were very attentive. The food arrived hot and obviously had just been plated before being brought out to us. The only down side was we were right next to the door on a cold night, but that would not be a concern for most people dining there. We would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience and will be happy to return.
The food was hot, flavourful and the best I've had in a while.
Service was courteous and prompt, the restaurant was warm and inviting and the cost was where I expected it too be. Given the food quality and service level, the cost was quite fair.

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LieB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful! The food, the service, the ambiance... All make me want to go back soon.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Very friendly staff. Food was delicious. Love going there any time of the year Highly recommend this restaurant 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nice location with friendly staff. Downfall is very average food a real dussapointment

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner

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JanetL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. We went with another couple and we all agreed that the food, service, and total experience was excellent. We will definitely go again!

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vipviscount
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment is a hidden gem.
The food is amazing. The penne arrabiata is to die for. Atmosphere is nice Phillip our server was excellent

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Mark
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and courteous servers and the food preparation and presentation is excellent! Best ribs and pasta bolognese I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our experience at the Epicurean was okay; there was nothing wrong, but also nothing outstanding. The food was good, the service was friendly, the atmosphere was fine but nothing special. I found the prices to be a bit on the high side for the overall experience.
I wouldn’t say don’t go, but if you are looking for something special or different, this isn’t it.

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Averyunhappycostumer1234
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service. Waitress was very rude. Once she realized we wouldn’t have a huge bill as we don’t drink alcohol, she stopped acknowledging us. Didn’t say two words to us all night. Tossed the cheque on the table at the end of the meal and walked away.

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DianneT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A warm, cozy place to have lunch with a friend in NOTL. Service was quite attentive and the roasted veggie panini with fries and salad were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was quite good. We did have to wait a decent amount of time for our food and then felt a little rushed at the end as our 1.5 hour time slot was almost over. We did show up on time for our reservation. One of our group had a food allergy that wasn’t handled well by the kitchen unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food— Amazing! Food was perfectly made, presentation was great. Price was ok point for quality.



Service - TERRIBLE! If it wasn’t for the food I would give 0 stars. First they had 2 teenage girls who were a bit too immature to be at the hostesses. I could go into more detail but honestly, they’re kids and I don’t want to bash kids.

Second they sat us by the washroom….no one wants to smell the washroom while eating. They did have other spots. Yes I know social distancing makes it more difficult, BUT there were more tables. We did end up getting a spot, obviously.

Third, the part that is unacceptable, when I asked to move tables they were so rude!! I was even told “do you want to just go somewhere else?” Who says that?!? She seemed to be a manager maybe, no name tag so not sure. But she was EXTREMELY condescending.

BTW : This was a a reservation, not a walk in, and it was our wedding anniversary dinner.

So yes the food is really good, our actual server was very nice. But the other people I interacted with were off putting.

So no I won’t be going back or recommend it.

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JamesA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice ambience – have been here before in the summer time and always enjoyed the garden patio.

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PedroO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! Exceptional pasta!!

If the lights were dimmer the atmosphere would have been better.

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Billybunter
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were good.The ambience was O.K.The printed menu was stained from previous use to the point that I moved it around with my serviette.It was Sunday night and very quiet which made it good and bad.Not their fault.I think you need a little buzz going on around you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The location is what allows The Epicurean to charge the prices they do. The service was poor, we sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly, but didn’t know what he was doing and forgot a number of items. When the food came, it was hit, but that’s about it. My wife had the pasta, and for the price it needed a lot of works. I had the 10oz steak, which at best was maybe pushing 6oz; I’d have no issue if the quality and flavour was there. However, the steak had a lot of silver skin and little seasoning, the peppercorn sauce had no peppercorns and was thick like glue.

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Verno
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with timely delivery of delicious food food . Would recommend !

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RobynR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend. We will be coming back!

FAQs

The Epicurean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-3408.

The Epicurean is rated 4.4 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.