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:
Through March 31, 2018:

Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm-8:30 pm All Day Menu
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-8:30pm All Day Menu

Hearth Wood Oven closed for the season
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/

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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4.7

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4.8

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4.7

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4.4

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Local Ingredients (40)
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Special Occasion (37)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (32)
Scenic View (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Cozy (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Authentic (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Seasonal (12)
Organic (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Vegan (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
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Live Music (4)
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Tapas (3)
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Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I was ultimately very disappointed with my experience at Ravine. While I am a big fan of their wines and tasting room I was surprised by what felt like a lack of care and attention to almost every aspect of the restaurant. For a place that has a reputation of being romantic and charming, to not have candles on the table at dinner was a huge disservice. It actually served to make me want to eat and get out, rather than stay a while and enjoy my wine and my date. Then of course I thought, well don’t worry the food is sure to be redeeming of the dull ambiance but aside from a tasty cheese board (no mentioned of where the cheeses were made), it felt like I was transported back in time to some wacky Canadian grandmas kitchen, and not at all in a good way. Firstly we were disappointed by the fact that the burger and short rib we had seen online weren’t offered since they were only doing brunch... (it was a Sunday at 7:30pm and this was not explained online or at time of booking). I found pairings to be strange - take for instance 3 nacho chips with cheese melted on them to be paired with trout gravlax ... or the peanut crust (the menu read hazelnuts but I could have sworn it was peanuts) on the pork loin. The pacing of plates was off for ys too, waiting 10-15 mins between courses. We took our desert (chocolate peanut tart which was good) to go because I was feeling so saddened by the experience and just wanted to crawl into bed. Of course this tart came on a plate to our table after we had already paid and we proceeded to wait what seemed like an absurd amount of time for it to be placed in a box. Ultimately I was very surprised based on what I had heard of this restaurant from friends and the reviews. I would be hesitant to recommend this restaurant after my experience there.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was terrific: knowledgeable, courteous, prompt without being intrusive. The food was very creative, beautifully presented, and amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall very good.....one meal was a little over cooked.......two a little undercooked.....but still quite tasty! Great value too

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Great value, 3 course meal with lots of variety. Excellent meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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·Dined 3 days ago

We loved everything about Ravine! Winter price fixe menu with wine pairings was outstanding! Cheryl (our server) was awesome! The food was delicious and just the right portion size. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Saturday afternoon lunch was had. From the front of house staff to the servers. All three courses from their prix fixe menu were absolutely delicious. I had the Heirloom beet & goat cheese salad to start, beef short rib as my main and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Our entire party was over joyed with the service and exceptional food.
For all of us it was our first time there, but definitely not the last!

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Always great food & wine! We will be back! The food is local and menu is seasonal. This is a farm to table restaurant in St. Davids - about 12 mins from downtown Niagara on the Lake. Reliable choice for a nice dinner out.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant!!! Hadn’t been there for several months, so it was great to see the same high level of food choices, great service and, of course, excellent wine!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Great night. From the service to the amazing cuisine. The meal delicious and tasty. Overall Everything was great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Ravine is always a wonderful dining experience. The food is fabulous and well portioned, the service is excellent and the atmosphere very comfortable. Take advantage of the winter fixed price 3 coarse dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very knowledgeable and helpful service. Generous portions and also very good.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always Five Stars, This restaurant delivers wonderful meals. Beef short ribs were fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent lunch, staff and ambiance!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Can’t say enough about Ravine Vineyard! One of the best places I have been to in years.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was absolutely perfect! I'd go back in a heartbeat. Each dish was expertly crafted and my sister's 40th birthday was an unparalleled success!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service, great wine, great value. Glad we decided to go there for this birthday get together.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Jason our server was very courteous and informative. We shared a lovely meal and bottle of wine for my husbands birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Jeran was a wonderful server. Food was great and atmosphere is always friendly!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous food, service and ambiance! The starter soup was the best we’ve ever had in our lives. I can’t wait to go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing as always! Happy to be a wine club member. Now with the new bar and rink we will be here at least once a week.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have been meaning to come for sometime and were so pleased that we did. Food and service was top notch. We are wine members so visit the store weekly - now we have one more reason to love Ravine Vineyard.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food- we especially enjoyed the 3 course prix fixe menu.
Unfortunately service (or kitchen) was a little slow so we spent more time there then we planned.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent cuisine and service. The best in NOTL! Short ribs and duck cassoulet were divine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Kieran was great! Cheers!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Been there before. Food always excellent. Winter special pre-fix meal was a great deal.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Whenever we tour the wineries, Ravine is the must stop place to sample the potent potables and sit down and enjoy an amazing lunch. The menu items are fresh and delicious, the staff well versed in the menu, and excellent service. I will come back again and again and will always recommend Ravine to everyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food, friendly and attentive service. The braised beef short ribs and the tortellini were especially tasty! We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Just a great dining experience
Great food, presentation & service in a relaxing ambiance.. enjoyed immensely!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Unfortunately it was -30C and the restaurant was cold and drafty. It would be ideal in the spring summer and fall and the braised ribs were excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and wine in a beautiful setting.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Ravine Winery Restaurant. They welcomed us with champagne to acknowledge our 40th wedding anniversary. The service was pleasant and attentive. We were offered a tasting prior to selecting our Sauvignon Franc with dinner. We both enjoyed the parsnip soup. I had the delicious burger and my husband enjoyed the beef rib dinner. We shared the “deconstructed” tiramisu for desert. A memorable evening and worth the drive from Toronto!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was my second time here. The menu changes regularly and everything is just wonderful. One of the people in the group is a vegetarian and there were lots of options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

When we visit Canada from the States, this is usually our 1st stop for lunch on our way into the country. It just helps us set our minds to this beautiful little oasis of Niagara wine country and prepares us for a restful vacation ahead. Good food, good wines, great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

One of my very favorites! From Chicago but always bust this restaurant when in town.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We loved the casual elegance of Ravine and the Tiramisu was unique and delightful! Great service and recommendations, too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We tried the restaurant at Ravine after hearing many recommendations.... the food was very good although we found the servings (especially the potatos!) too large, which made the presentation a little less than what might have been possible. The highlight was the charcuterie platter, which was spectacular. They use their own pickled products a little too heavily through all courses although they are very tasty, so if you like pickled veggies you're good!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great restaurant. Great staff. Tasty food! A bit on the pricey side but worth it. Also the wine is delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nice food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is a lovely place. The food is incredible and service couldn’t be better. The winery staff is also very knowledgeable and delightful over all!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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