About Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant

We are among the few self-standing winery restaurants that bake our own bread and grow our own certified organic vegetables while pairing our meals with the guidance of our Winemaker, Martin Werner's discriminating palate . We are blessed with a renowned culinary team that chooses an ever-changing menu. With a variety of ingredients picked right from our garden, Proprietor Paul Harber and Executive Chef Ross Midgley not only create a seasonal menu but also preserve as much as possible so that going local is not just a seasonal term. We are extremely proud of our service team and confident in the level of hospitality that will be shown to your table whenever you choose to dine with us at Ravine.

1366 York Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S1P0
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Seven days a week 11am—9pm
Hearth Wood Oven serves pizzas Fridays (12pm-9pm), Saturdays (12pm-2pm), Sundays (12pm-9pm) & Holiday Mondays (12pm-9pm)
Patio open seasonally

Cross Street:
Creek Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 262-8463

Website:
http://www.ravinevineyard.com/

Entertainment:
Ravine Restaurant features live local talent Thursdays & Fridays from 7pm-10pm, and Sundays from 2pm-5pm.

Catering:
Our 34-acre site is located in the sub-appellation of Niagara-on-the-Lake called the St. Davids Bench. This place is dynamic, fresh and full of energy for doing everything well while never fearing to try new things. Consequently we are perfect for events and really good at it. We host almost any event ranging from 10 — 600 persons. Weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, social club meetings, corporate meetings, we’ve just about hosted them all!

Parking Details:
complimentary parking available on-site

Executive Chef:
Ross Midgley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Authentic (27)
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Healthy (24)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 17, 2016

A great place for a meal. Most tables have a scenic view of the vineyards. Service was very attentive. The brunch menu was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Ravine is in a great setting with wonderful views of the vineyards from the main dining area. The menu was varied and it appeared to offer something for everyone along with suggested wine pairings. My wife and I were both very happy with our respective choices of appetizer. For her main, my wife had the Ontario Braised Lamb Shepherds Pie and she had nothing but praise for it. I had the Pan Roast Ling Cod. The cod itself was very good, crispy on the outside and not overcooked. But it was downhill from there. The cod was sitting on a bed of creamy garlic polenta that, in my opinion, didn't taste good at all and certainly did not complement the cod. The spiced Miso mustard sauce that was on the plate overpowered the delicate cod which was also accompanied by 2 or 3 Chinese cabbage and bacon "maki" which were quite tasty on their own but the bacon was too much for the cod and didn't work at all with the other food on the plate. The service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the recommended wines. We'll be back but not for the cod.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Treated my wife for her birthday. Service, meal and views were perfect!
It was our first time staying for lunch and this is a great location to spend a few hours. Arrive for lunch, stay for a wine tour and take some goodies home for dinner.

Will be back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Wonderful time here spent with friends on April 16.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2016

The building itself is beautifully located so you can overlook the vineyard.

The service staff was timely and very well mannered. They knew what they were talking about when it came to the food and wine list and were willing to answer many questions about the farm.

The Food was full of flavour. Everything was prepared very well, served hot, and served in very good portions. Every mouthful was a treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2016

This was my second time at the Ravine for lunch and I will make a point to visit every time I am in the area. The food and service are amazing and I can't wait to visit during the warmer months and hopefully sit outside.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 7, 2016

This place is a bit more rustic than some of the top winery eats but the food is as good as most.
Even the green salad was fresh and wonderful .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

We ordered the Trout and the Pork. The trout was not good, they paired it with noodles that were quite awful and bland. The Pork was overcooked and tough to eat....I have dined here before and had a wonderful experience so I came back. Unfortunately this time it was very disappointing, especially for the price.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Ravine is our goto place whenever we have out of town visitors. Great cusine, well presented and locally sourced.
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the wines represent the St. Davids bench terroir admirably.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2016

I would not recommend this restaurant. The menu items changed since the last time we were there and options were not interesting at all. Both the food and wine was over priced providing no value for what we spent. The wine itself was not good at all.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Beautiful food, delicious wine - wonderful experience!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 19, 2016

We had oysters. We both got the runs. Not much more to say really. The location and staff were great, but the fundamental product was obviously lacking.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2016

Great menu, great food. Service is attentive. Very approachable

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2016

I was shocked at the outrageous price for a glass of wine.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Ravine is the place in NOTL that we find ourselves coming back to over and over. Consistently great food, interesting and unique dishes, and they try to obtain as much of the fresh ingredients locally as possible. Definitely try any soups and appetizers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 5, 2016

You know the dread you feel when one of your favorite dishes leaves the menu at one of your favorite places? No need to worry at Ravine Vineyard.

The dishes you fell in love with on the fall / winter menu have been replaced with new things to delight the taste buds. First of all, don't panic, the chive muffins still accompany the soup. The smoked trout fish cakes are a fabulous appetizer. Subtle trout with the depth of smoke. Amazing. On the entree side of the menu, the braised lamp shepherd's pie will become the new item you'll never want taken off of the menu. The hangar steak is masterfully marinated and the potatoes come with an understated heat and spice.

Service continues to be a team approach with an appreciated balance of presence and unobtrusiveness. Chef Ross and the kitchen team have put together another imaginative and satisfying array of offerings. Get to Ravine, fall in love with the dishes and just trust that the next menu will make you forget them immediately.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2016

While we always enjoy dining at Ravine, it is especially good value during the winter special where they offer a set menu at a good price. Service is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2016

This is a winery. They make their own wine. So why do u charge $13 for a glass of wine. I too make my own wine. It works out to a dollar fifty a bottle. Come on guys. Get real.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 2, 2016

Beautiful view. Casual style restaurant with white tablecloths and sparkling glassware on the tables. Fresh cut tulips everywhere. Lovely relaxing atmosphere.
We were there to celebrate two special birthdays. It was during Fabulicious which is a twice a year event in Niagara on the Lake.
The menu choices were very nice and the food was delicious. Three courses for $25. Beautifully presented. Great service. The price for a glass of wine was more than we have seen before, especially at a winery restaurant. The lovely woman who served us gave us the opportunity to taste so we could agree on which bottle to share. Good choice, very nice experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Amazing food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Love Ravine winery and restaurant, have dined here many times. This particular occasion Ravine was participating in Fabulicious and featured a set menu with several options. It was the first time I was actually disappointed in the food served. The salad was excellent, however the eggplant pram was inedible. As the only vegetarian main, I think it could have used some refining. Wish they had just been serving items from their regular menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We attended the tasting menu for fabulicious and it did not disappoint. The charcuterie was home cured, veg pickled in house and wine was a great accompaniment.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Superb dining experience; brilliant menu, careful service and beautiful location.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 20, 2016

All of the wait staff including the water server and hostess ensured that we were taken care of. When the server was done clearing our plates right away someone else stepped in to hand us the dessert menu (it was the Hostess). All staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was really good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2016

We had been looking forward to lunch at Ravine, since it was closed the last time we were there (picked a bad day, needed to do better research). It was definitely worth the wait. Lunch was absolutely sensational. I had the soup of the day, roasted carrot with ginger infused sour cream, and the salmon. My wife had the beet salad and the turkey schnitzel. For dessert, my wife had the butterscotch crème brûlée and I had the daily special, pot de crème. Everything else was from the regular menu, but it changes from time to time, so no guarantee any of those items would be there next time. All were delicious, as were the wine pairings suggested by the chef. Service was friendly and totally professional. We'll be back, for sure.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Beautiful location and outstanding cuisine. Staff very knowledgeable about product and friendly.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 15, 2016

I did not eat most of it. Lunch was not inexpensive.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food and spectacular view

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day/ Birthday brunch in the lower part of the dining room where we could enjoy the gorgeous snow-covered vineyards rolling away into the distance. The charcuterie board was a good mix of seasoned and cured meats with an outstanding liver parfait, and we married that with a chees board which proved to be an excellent accompaniment. Our server Barb recommended fantastic wine pairings which went beautifully with our brunch. All in all, we had a wonderful time.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We went to Ravive over the Valentine weekend. On the plus side, both the main course and dessert were very good. But the restaurant was cold and we needed coats at times during the meal. The real shock came when it came time to settle up ... the second time. The waitress brought the bill and while it was higher than I thought it should be, I paid. You can imagine my surprise when the waitress and who I assumed was a manager came back ten minutes later to tell me that she had given me the wrong bill and that I owed even more. She than reversed the initial charge and I had to pay even more the second time. This is the first time that I have ever had to settle the bill twice at a ten per cent higher cost the second time around because of their mistake. I was surprised at what I considered to be a high markup of their own wine. If I go back, it will be in warmer weather and I will stick to the pizza in .the outside bar.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We visited this restaurant Valentines Day weekend. The venue is nice and the service was
attentive and friendly without being intrusive. However, We did feel that the food was
overpriced for the quality and size of the portions. Since this was a prix fix dinner, perhaps
that was the problem. We also felt that we were somewhat rushed through our meal.
Being that they serve their own winery wines, the prices were quite high. I think they should
charge less than offsite restaurants.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Exceeded our expectations, very charming, food was incredible, service was great and very accommodating. The Ravine wine was matched very well with the meals we ordered. Look forward to coming back to the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2016

My wife and had our first meal at the Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant. We have had many visits for Wine Tastings, purchased many bottles of wine from Ravine and have been a member of their wine club.
I was a little disappointment with limited options or flexibility to deal with a food allergy. My wife has a gluten Allergy.
This was our 3rd meal of the weekend at a Winery restaurant, and they had the least flexibility to deal with the food allergy.
I will say they had the best wine.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Great food, great service, great wine. Excellent accomodation of a special request due to dietary restriction. Looking forward to going back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Amazing appetizer feature with heavenly scallops!
Highly recommend the vegetable cake for desert.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2016

I dropped in to Ravine just when it was getting started. Knowing Anna Olson was one of the owners, I've kept it in mind for another visit. I took my 19-year old children for brunch. We knew it would be good but we didn't expect such amazing food. My daughter is a self-professed fussy eater. I begged her to just try something. She took one sip of the root veg soup and that was it - she didn't question anything else. Even wanted to try what her brother and I had. Who would guess that PB&J could be transformed into gourmet French toast?! And the Eggs Benny was sinfully delectable! The Ravine Merlot was the finishing touch on it. We are definitely coming back. Again. And again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2016

Booked lunch for 1 pm but arrived early 12:15 and they were able to sit us right away !!Great.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 23, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday during the icewine festival. Despite having reservations, our table wasn't ready. They comped us a tasting in the wine shop, which was something. But it seemed that they were running behind because something wasn't working properly, since we had an extremely long wait for our food. The food itself was fantastic. The problem we experienced may have just been that day but I'd be reluctant to go back. As good as the food was there are a lot of good restaurants in the area and at Ravine's price point, I expect better.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Ravine is nice and quaint, went there this past weekend for the ice wince festival and made a reservation for dinner. My braised beef was fantastic but the wife's eggplant was like warm which means I had to hear about it allllllllll night long. Please put a thermometer in it next time folks!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Great brunch! Loved the scenery and decor. Really tasty food. Just a little cold inside. You get a free tasting after too!

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