The Epicurean

4.3
155 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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!
What 155 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved it here. Food was fantastic and so was the service. We will definately be returning.

Report
Helpful
L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

After spending hours trying to research and decide on a NOTL restaurant for a special occasion, a friend recommended The Epicurean. We were looking for mid-range pricing, pleasant environment, great food and the ability to make a reservation. The Epicurean certainly met our expectations with great service and delicious food. We will plan to go to The Epicurean in the future.

Report
Helpful
MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great. Would yave been 5 stara for food if they warmed the apple cobbler before serving.

Report
Helpful
AM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here and it definitely won’t be our Last. The food and the service were phenomenal. We absolutely loved the atmosphere as well and you cannot beat the location! Highly recommend the epicurean you will not be disappointed!

Report
Helpful
PS
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food good menu prompt service. Open concept a bit noisy but ok. Pleasant decor. More instruction about parking in the back would be helpful. Overall lovely experience.

Report
Helpful
MC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good not great. Not hot Steaks okay. Lamb no flavor. Server was awesome!!!

Report
Helpful
S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly pleased after reading some not-so-happy reviews by patrons. Crab cakes saltier than desired but wouldn't stop us from returning. Service was quick and attentive, prices in line with tourist area, busy but not loud. Would definitely return.

Report
Helpful
N
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit noisy, incredibly solicitous service. A minor error in food delivery quickly fixed. Tasty, tasty, tasty.

Report
Helpful
AM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful restaurant with fresh delicious food choices. Excellent service - very polite.

Report
Helpful
JA
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

An odd experience or maybe Murphy's law! I feel they did not want to know that i reserved through open table. I gave my name to our server and hostess but to date have not had my points added to my account. Next we ordered a glass of wine from their wine list. It was delicious. I asked to see the bottle to take a picture and a complete different wine was brought to the table. They changed the wine and said they didn't print new menus. That's okay it's off season but would have thought the server would have told it's before bringing to the table. Next our companion ordered a chicken wrap and there was no chicken. They did make good by giving another sandwich to take home and were very apologetic. Not the best experience but certainly need to get their act together.

Report
Helpful
MJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us had lunch at the Epicurean January 16. Our waiter (Jordan) greeted us with a big smile and showed us to our seats. Looking around we found it very clean. We all ordered something different from steak wraps to fish and chips, onion soup caprese salad (which I found a little overpriced ,if your going to charge that much please have some quality buffalo mozzarella )desserts were excellent. All of us agreed we'd come back and that the food prep was very good. Thanks again Jordan.

Report
Helpful
DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and although we were there in the off-season, they stayed open late to accommodate us and we had a great time. An excellent option for a great meal in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Could not rate this restaurant. Made 11am reservations. Got there around 10:45am. Place locked up tighter than a drum. Walked around town for 15 minutes. Came back at 11am. Still locked up. Ate elsewhere-will not come back. Sadly the reviews looked
great. We were looking forward to eating here. We came back after eating elsewhere and noticed they were open. Not sure what the issue was

Report
Helpful
A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch before heading to the theatre, right across the street so very convenient.

Report
Helpful
OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service as usual.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hostess was aware of our reservation and special seating requirements and immediately gave us a choice between two options she though best for us.

Our waitress was very attentive, especially with our special needs, and was very pleasant and accommodating.

The food was good and the portions quite large.

It was the perfect choice for our needs.

Report
Helpful
t
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our server, Jordan was really nice, entertaining and was attentive. Even if the food was so-so, he made the experience a little better.

Report
Helpful
SG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall good food and service. Charging $2 for a glass of hot water NOT GOOD!

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations for November 10th and drove from Toronto. When we arrived the restaurant was closed with a note on the door. Super unprofessional. Will never come back and wouldn’t recommend.

Report
Helpful
K
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year for lunch when we come toNiagara-on-the Lake for theatre. It is reliabily good and efficient. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night

Report
Helpful
K
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Basic salads were gluten-free but but not very imaginative, and even after my friend mentioned her sensitivity it cane with a side of bread. Lol
My mushroom soup was very heavy with cream - good if you like that sort of thing. Crab cakes and mango salsa were lovely. Wine seemed expensive - as did all drinks. We had water.
But lunch for one ranged from $15-30 tip included and service was fast and friendly.
I’ll go again! :-)

Report
Helpful
AW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Time going here and it was amazing. Everyone in our party raved over the food, we were sat immediately our server was wonderful and friendly. We will be back for another visit

Report
Helpful
r
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal here. Unfortunately, our waiter had some issue that prevented his service from being up to the standard of the restaurant and meal. We waited endlessly for him to first appear. We asked for a dietary substitution on one plate, which he input on both plates. He prepared the bill wrong, with more wine than we had ordered. So, he was having a bad day. We all do on occasion. We still enjoyed the food and restaurant very much, and bet that on another day, his service would have been impeccable.

Report
Helpful
MA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu has a nice selection and everything we ordered was fantastic!

Report
Helpful
DH
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch location after seeing a play directly across the street at the Royal George Theatre. The service - consistently excellent. Nice interior ambiance, with the availability of sitting under a lovely canopy of tall trees in the outdoor courtyard. An extensive menu selection. My spouse thoroughly enjoyed the Epi Burger. I was in awe with the most delicious Mediterranean Flat Bread. Very highly recommend this restaurant!

Report
Helpful
AS
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was mixed. We split the appetizer and entree, but the appetizer was brought so that we had to split it. We noted this to the manager and we were told this was common practice there. We asked the waitress to have the kitchen divide the entree and they did. The crabcake appetizer was presented well, ] and was flavorful flavorful, but had little crab and mostly filler. The shredded lamb papperadelle was also flavorful, but also was light on the lamb. The local pinot noir was excellent.
We had been coming for years for lunch before the restaurant was renovated and enlarged. Our experience had been uniformly excellent. We were expecting the same level after the renovation, but did not find it so.

Report
Helpful
v
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful lunch. Varied menu choices, very reasonably prices and wonderful service. Looking forward to dining there again.

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Both dishes were not good, heavy on sauce and over cooked.

Report
Helpful
M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Daniel the server provided excellent service without being overbearing. Food was served promptly, delicious and reasonable sized portions. We'll definitely return when visited N-O-T-L

Report
Helpful
NM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

Report
Helpful
T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around. Food and service were fantastic - as was the ambiance.

Report
Helpful
M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and efficient. Great location - right across from Royal George Theatre. Free and convenient parking behind restaurant.

Report
Helpful
MG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Description of entree on menu did not correspond to the item served. Wait staff very confused. Have been to this restaurant many times in the past but it has changed hands . Not sure changes made by the new owners will be successful. Overall a disappointing visit. May not be back.

Report
Helpful
JG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Fish and chicken were over cooked. Burger was okay and fries were underdone. This used to be a favourite destination but we aren’t likely to return.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was absolutely the best . Charming, pleasant, funny.woujd cone back just for her even if the food was bad, which it wasn't.

Report
Helpful
OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food but the staff was rude in person and on the phone.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Both the food and the service were excellent. And the new décor is very nice.

Report
Helpful
H
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Epicurean is dependable and reasonably priced with a decent variety of pleasing dishes. In warm weather its fine patio is a treat. I appreciate Epicurean's quiet atmosphere, a rarity in dining these days.

Report
Helpful
b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you are seeing a play in area you can't beat location food was good service friendly a vegan/vegetarian can eat here with a carnivore

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4