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The Epicurean

4.1
267 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 267 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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3.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OlenaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, warm and inviting. Two large TVs in dining room allowed us to keep up with Olympic news while we ate. Crab cakes were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was mediocre. Calamari were over cooked and bruschetta was soggy.

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TOdiner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Patio was great, nice atmosphere. Food… ehh.. overpriced. French onion soup was decent nothing to write home about. The Roast Beef panini was flat, lacking flavour - for $24

PS - Open table has an old menu on file. We booked based on it but there is a new more narrow menu and 20-30% higher prices

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sphcvzc
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great everyone was very nice and attentive. Food was good but a little pricey for what it was (we got both pastas, nothing too special), I suppose that’s pricing for NOTL. Overall a cute spot to celebrate a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a nice early dinner at the Epicrean, the place is beautiful! The food was good!! It’s a great option when in NOTL… Lunch and dinner ambiance is different.

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vipJenniferR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The waiter was very friendly and accommodating. We ordered salads and they were delicious. This place is definitely a great spot for every day dining.
Also the crab cakes were divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Limited parking in the back. When approaching the hostess stand was asked rudely “where did you park? Did you park in the back?” That’s for reservations only.” A better introduction would have been “welcome, do you have a reservation?” Especially since we had a reservation. Off putting and will not return based on that introduction. Also saw another waitress telling a few gentlemen that they had to order more than a few drinks to keep a table. Was not aware there were table minimums in Niagara on the lake for restaurant patios that are literally in an alleyway. One positive note, Our server was really good. Food was ok. Calamari was mostly batter and had an off taste. Margarita glass was visibly chipped. Would not recommend from the moment we arrived. Not a great lunch for $300 for 4 guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unfortunately we were a few minutes late but the hostess was very friendly and seated us promptly. Our server was very nice and helpful.

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vipbirthdayparty
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Patio looks really nice but it was rainy so we ate inside which was nice too.

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vipCourtney
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Epicurean was delicious. Service was great and very covid safe. Would def recommend for a stop in Niagara

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ellimichelle
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had cocktails and they were delicious. I love their white sangria it’s so delicious. My husband had a beer. We will be back again.

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AlanW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was a good day for patio dining. We arrived at the restaurant and were seated. For 25 minutes no one approached us again. No offer of drinks or a reassurance we would be served soon. Eventually we simply had to leave. The menu was quite poor as well. Limited choices and the mains were mostly sandwiches. We visit the area often but will not visit here again. We tried the Greek restaurant just a bit over and the service was excellent and the food was perfect. They salvaged the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food!

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OriolR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a delicious meal. The outdoor patio is extensive and a large portion is covered. Some chairs are white plastic outdoor chairs (not the most comfortable). The staff are always friendly and the owner is always on hand to ensure everyone is enjoying their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly service with great staff. I've come here twice now while on the lake, and the food quality has been consistent both times.

The back patio is a great spot, it's not too loud even with a bunch of other tables around, it's well spaced for COVID rules and nicely shaded by a large tree in the middle. Location is right in the center of the main street, and the back patio lets you get away from the crowds and people for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server makes a huge difference in customer experience!! Our server exceeded the level of service that we had expected: 1) I had made a request for our table and my sister's table to be located near each other, and they went beyond by putting the tables together when we got there; 2) my dad wanted a certain dish and she had made it possible that the kitchen make the dish that he requested! ; 3) she was personable and made just the right amount of effort to converse with us. She absolutely made the experience enjoyable by setting the right mood and tone. Well done!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are 2 patio locations…out front and also in the back surrounding a huge tree. The food is excellent and I highly recommend the ribs!!

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vipWinnieW
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful patio tugged away from the busy Main Street traffic. Great service and food. Really enjoyed my time there with my husband for his birthday. If you are looking for a beautiful place for a quiet conversation over a glass of wine and nice food - Highly recommend

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Catherine
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was horrible. Service started out good. Took two hours to get our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yummy food and good service! Nice little location behind the busyness of the main street of NOTL.

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vipAce5027
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, our server was good but could be a bit more attentive. Lots of families and children which caused a bit of noise but overall a decent experience.

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vipGpandya
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was attentive. The food came out quickly end was tasty.

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vipMichelleM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our patio lunch during our 32 anniversary weekend. The natural patio with a large tree in the centre is so beautiful. We received great service. The food was good but menu limited due to Covid. We will go back again. Don’t be fooled by the little patio at the front which is great for people watching but it’s the back that worked well for us. We felt like we were at a personal large patio. You have to experience it for yourself.

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Lexy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at the Epicurean on Saturday. It was a casual & trendy atmosphere, perfect for a date night or night our with friends. Our service was great and the food was excellent. Would go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

2nd date. Date ok. Too far from Windsor. She lives in Toronto. We both drove. Met st Epicurean. Food was good and on time. Well presented and served. Coffee was not nearly hot enough.
Our 1st time there. My second time in NOTL. She was there and Niagara Falls many times as a preteen.
Take-home remainder of main course was great next day.
We were to have dinner. But since lunch still being served, we chose the lunch. Thank you for being so flexible. and patron friendly. James and Gregg were great servers!
Would come again if opportunity arises. Best to you!
Bill Gallagher and Julie.

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Ralphm
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere to enjoy a meal and very good selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was just ok - server didn’t have the champagne we ordered, He didn’t offer any suggestions

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vipTrevorS
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food, waiters and the owner!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A very nice family outing, great food and drinks! Would visit again.

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Halia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

food was delicious, service very friendly and we loved the decor and ambiance.

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SheilaghB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

REALLY A LOVELY RESTAURANT. THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT AS IS THE SERVICE. THEY HAVE A GREAT GARDEN PATIO IN THE BACK WHEN THE WEATHER IMPROVES!

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shubhi
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The best in class service!
Nice seating!

Had the best birthday dine-in experience in COVID!

Servers deserve a big shoutout!

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Jules
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Food was classic and tasty. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal! Our server was great and we felt like all the proper precautions were taken.

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PatriciaK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive service. French onion soup was outstanding as was the Rueben Sandwich! Can’t wait to go back.

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GerryM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

How's this for short and simple: Amazing as always!!

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HamsaR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crew handled the placement of guests perfectly with lot of care. They went extra mile to prepare a mussels dish, even though it was on on the menu, just because I mentioned it was my son's birthday and he love mussels.

Food quality and quantity was great. over all, we felt taken care.

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vipSusan
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine selection and service were excellent! Ambience was lovely for a special dinner. Highly reccomend dining here!

FAQs

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

The Epicurean is rated 4.1 stars by 267 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.