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The Epicurean

4.4
4.4
531 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-3408

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We have menu's for catering and we also do custom menu's

  • Private party facilities

    We have three areas for private functionsFront dinning are holds 60 peopleBack dinning area holds 30 peopleOur outdoor garden patio holds 60 people

  • Private party contact

    Peter Brittain: (905) 468-3408

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Cross street

    84 Queen street

  • Parking details

    We have limited parking in the back of the restaurant

  • Public transit

    no transit stops

  • Entertainment

    Out door patio with 360 music playingLive Jazz July and August see music Niagara for schedule

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Niagara

    Great for Lunch

  • Niagara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Niagara

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. MM

    MelanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent server Comfortable for disabled diners Bathroom wheelchair accessible which is very appreciated Food very tasty Will return hopefully
  2. JW

    JasonW

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed. Lots of options and this appealed to us. Server was great. Food was good. Soup of the day was carrot ginger and was amazing. Large portions. Would recommend
  3. NP

    NicoleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Will definitely be going back here. Good selection of food and drinks
  4. VH

    VickyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location. Was attending Shaw Festival event and wanted to reserve a spot that would get us to the theatre on time. Very quick service. Just wish that they would put hours of operations on the door. Made the reservation for 11:45 and got there before that time and the sign in the window said closed. Made me think Open Table didn’t have the reservation right. They did open the door exactly at 11:45.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service and food. Will return
  6. C

    Claire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Have gone to this restaurant for years, mostly in the summer. It is still one of my favs and I have never been disappointed in the food or the service , but it desperately needs new chairs- it gives the place a shabby look because the leather look chairs are all peeling and have"holes" where the "leather" has peeled off.
  7. ML

    MLuisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was excellent! Knowledgeable server. Appreciated the fact that when presenting also provided the price of each feature item. Also, strong at recommending options on wine and food.
  8. KR

    KeriR

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous family dinner outside by the huge light tree on the patio behind the restaurant. Can’t believe it is November! Food was delicious! Can’t wait to come back!
  9. D

    Debbie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made our night. Sean was a lot of fun and so personable. The French Onion soups & Caesar salads were delectable. The crab cakes were the best we've ever had. The steak was cooked perfectly, the lamb chops were so tender and divine, the orange roughy was heavenly, and the smoked salmon delicious. After all that we still had room for desert and a few thoroughly enjoyed the Creme Brûlée! Prices are a little much, but you get what you pay for. As wonderful special occasion venue.
  10. MD

    MariaD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service and great food, fresh and good portions.
  11. C

    Corinne

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The reasons I didn’t give a 5 star note are: Menu is not easily readable: think about the customers over 50. It was a bit cold in the restaurant. Great service, food
  12. KA

    KAM2

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrated our anniversary at The Epicurean. Good food, good service and a great ambiance with a nice view of the main street.
  13. ML

    MariaL

    Mobile

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great waiter and very good food. A bit noisy and very busy
  14. B

    Brunhilda

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    nice place, friendly staff, large enough to fit lots of people and service was quick
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attended for an early dinner. Ordered special, chicken Parmesan. Chicken and linguine were cooked very well with plenty of homemade tasting sauce. The portions were large. The menu has lots of choice Bread was not offered with the meal, however you had the option of buying a bread basket for $7. Waiter was helpful and accommodating. Food arrived quickly. Seating was ok but would have preferred a quieter location. I am not fond of the booths in the middle of the restaurant and will request different seating next time. Lovely restaurant with good food. We will definitely go again.
  16. KT

    KarenT

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were able to reserve within a 2 week timeframe. Restaurant is easy to find on Queen, at that time of day, 6:30 p.m., ample street parking. Chose a booth, our server was Melanie, she checked on us to ensure were were well looked after. It was our anniversary & we're glad we chose The Epicurean to dine that evening. Started out with a beet salad, red & yellow beet with a nice vinegarette, feta brushetta, it was very good, enough for 2, then moved on to Chicken Parmesan with fettucine in a red sauce (special) & I chose Carbonara, a rich creamy sauce. we ordered Wine & beer as well, great celebration dinner. Appreciate the great service by Melanie, she was absolutely fantastic.
  17. LL

    LynneL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location. Nice atmosphere. Nice decor. Chicken supreme was wonderful. Salmon could've use more flavor.
  18. M

    Megan

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Epicurean was absolutely amazing. All 6 of us loved our dishes! The portions are very generous and could easily be shared. Our server was terrific and attentive! Would definitely go back.
  19. K

    Kellyg63

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were in Niagara-on-the-lake for my birthday weekend. Saturday we were smart and made reservations here for dinner. The entire evening was great. While our table, or choice of another one, we were seated within 5-10 minutes of a wait. However, it was so worth it. Wonderful food, AJ our server was attentive and very personable. The manager, who worked with her staff, as hard as they did, was also very attentive. The restaurant itself very nice, food cooked appropriately, served at correct texture and temperature and was outstanding. It was even better the day after, leftovers for when we got home to Royal Oak, Michigan. We cannot wait to come back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic delicious food and wines. Wonderful serve. Excellent experience for all 5 of us. Will definitely go back, highly recommend!
  21. DC

    DanaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was ok but I’m not in a rush to go back. I had the pasta fra diavlo which wasn’t as spicy as I would have imagined and my husband’s streak was ok. Service was good and I enjoyed the wine selection
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the Epicurean!! Food and wine was great!! Amazing service!! We would come back there for sure next time we are at Niagara on the lake!
  23. SF

    SeasonedFoodie

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. We ordered many mimosa's and they were WAY too heavy on the OJ. Food was great, however, I looked up best places for brunch and they don't serve brunch at all. Menu is great though, and we wouldn't have gone if it didn't come up as best places for brunch...however, we were looking for more traditional style brunch menu.
  24. HD

    HeatherD

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Salmon was delicious. We shared an entree of excellent crab cakes. Attentive, friendly service. Timely service too, as we had tickets to the theatre.
  25. JC

    JudyC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    The food was very good but overpriced. The wine was especially overpriced for a “local” wine. We felt we were being gouged. The server was too cutesy and not very efficient. We waited 25 minutes for our soup appetizer. The hostess was very friendly and efficient.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To notch server!
  27. M

    Mooks

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu choices. The food was very good. The rigatoni bolognese was cooked just right and the sauce was rich. Good service too. The only thing I was looking for was some bread on the table.
  28. JR

    JenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Our server was phenomenal and the food was outstanding. The hostesses were not very friendly though and seemed to not be on the same page. The first table we sat at had the overhead light flickering so badly I couldn’t read the menu, so we asked to switch tables and were met with annoyed attitudes by the hostesses. Our kind server went above and beyond to serve us in a section that wasn’t his. Unfortunately the side plates at our table were dirty, but he quickly switched them for us and his excellent service made up for our experience so far. The food definitely was worth the wait.
  29. LH

    LHTT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the specials where just that!
  30. T

    Theodor

    Toronto

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was my first visit to the Epicurean: located very close to the theatres at the Shaw Festival. The server was very helpful. The restaurant has a big menu with a lot of choices. I recommend the crab cakes and risotto.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Having a wedding anniversary lunch prior to attending a play. Server Michelle has friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful with recommendations on food and wine!
  32. JB

    JasonB

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First off, Niagara on the Lake is a wonderful cute town that is a great walk for couples and families. Nice shops and restaurants abound, and there is something for everyone. Parking on the streets is not too difficult to find a spot. I suggest parking on or near Queen St and then heading toward the water, Lake Ontario. Pretty parks and an old historical fort, as well as a charming 9-hole golf course offer great views and peaceful setting. When it is time to eat, Epicurean is a great spot right in the middle of the action. Food is good. Two reminders. Ask how much $ the special is, because what you think might be a $32 entree can end of being $48 on the bill. And for Americans, the drinks are not as big in Canada, so don't be surprised if your martini glass is only half-full (literally, not kidding). Cute spot and we would go again.
  33. s

    susans

    Savannah

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A bit over priced in my opinion.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Big Portions, great food just don’t order refills or extra tarter sauce. They charge extra for those.
  35. B

    Babette

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food and Service were good. However, I requested extra onion on my burger. I received, at most, 2 more rings of raw red onion and was charged $3 for them! And, of course, tax and tip on top of this. This is unacceptable and will keep me from returning to this restaurant or recommending it to any one in future. Don't ask for anything extra: you will pay dearly for it. It's a shame because I have been a fan of the Epicurean until now and have visited it often. No more.
  36. KK

    KatieK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great spot. Great waitstaff and wonderful food but they definitely need new chairs!
  37. CC

    CherylC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of four and everyone loved their meals, the crab cakes were amazing, the lamb melts in your mouth.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best pasta I have had in Canada…..ever! Michelle’s service was outstanding, clearly had a lot to do but never appeared overwhelmed or annoyed - great attention to detail. Would return for her service as well as the food.
  39. RS

    RobertS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty food, pleasant garden surroundings, good prompt service.
  40. JP

    JimP

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Simple menu but excellent quality. Cozy spot to meet with friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Epicurean

84 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Additional information

  • Cross street

    84 Queen street

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have limited parking in the back of the restaurant

  • Public transit

    no transit stops

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Out door patio with 360 music playingLive Jazz July and August see music Niagara for schedule

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-3408

  • Catering

    We have menu's for catering and we also do custom menu's

  • Private party facilities

    We have three areas for private functionsFront dinning are holds 60 peopleBack dinning area holds 30 peopleOur outdoor garden patio holds 60 people

  • Private party contact

    Peter Brittain: (905) 468-3408

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