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Restaurant Oban Inn

4.8
4.8
850 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Since its beginning in 1824, the long tradition of The Oban Inn dining experience has been enjoyed by generation after generation of our returning guests. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Dine in our delightful sunroom overlooking lush English gardens or cozy historic Shaw's Corner and in the chic elegance of our fireside dining room. Ideal for intimate dining or for group celebrations for up to 60 guests. Located only 2-blocks from Queen Street and minutes walk to nearby Shaw Festival Theaters.

Savor delicious "Four Diamond" creations combining Oban classics with modern gastronomy focusing on the Niagara Region's fresh ingredients married with the outstanding harvest of Niagara Wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nov-Apr Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner May- Oct Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-2165

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining in our Milloy Room available for up to 32 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.Semi-private dining in our Restaurant Solarium available for up to 40 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Shulman: (905) 468-2165

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Cross street

    Gate Street

  • Parking details

    On-site complimentary self-service parking available exclusively for dining, spa, and hotel guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 850 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Niagara

    Best Overall

  • Niagara

    Best Food

  • Niagara

    Best Service

  • Niagara

    Romantic

  • Niagara

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu and food was wonderful. We are going back a second night for dinner (not staying at the inn). Alexa was an excellent and thoughtful server. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was seated in the quaint room overlooking the garden at the front of the hotel. Perfect place to celebrate our 39th anniversary! There were only 6 starters and 6 mains on the menu, but the description for each sounded so tempting. We went with the Caprese salad and crab cakes to start and both were superb. For mains we selected the seared salmon and duck confit. Both were prepared and presented impeccably. The duck came with a bacon and sweet potato hash that I am still dreaming about. A return visit for our 40th anniversary is at the top of our list!
  3. DA

    DAVIDA

    Dubai

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We have been dining at Oban for years and it has always been very good. This evening was no exception. There was a noisy table dominating the room for a period of time, but otherwise a great evening. Jimmy was attentive and helpful and once again, "we closed the place". It will be good to find our way back in a few weeks.
  4. S

    Shortstop

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A pleasant meal in a lovely garden room—but not a “white tablecloth” experience. In addition, the menu was less adventurous than the last time we dined there. And the photos of selected dishes shown in the menu? Not a good idea. Oban Inn should not adopt the practice of London bistros trying to attract tourists!
  5. GF

    GrahamF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience, to celebrate our mother's 92nd birthday. She was thrilled!
  6. KM

    KimberleyM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect. Alexa is the world’s best server.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint building with a great history. Our food was excellent, portions were perfect. The service was great.
  8. CP

    CincyPearl

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We booked this restaurant based on availability during our stay in NOTL and the reviews. All the food we had was delicious: Portobello mushroom appetizer, lobster spaghetti, shrimp/scallop entrée and crème brulée. While I don't like being rushed through a meal, the pace was almost excruciatingly slow. This was really the only negative. The dining area is small and overlooks a lovely garden. Request a window seat when you make a reservation.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there for both of us. Excellent service by Alexa and the food was delicious. Portion size was perfect. We had a very good experience and will be back again!
  10. W

    Wonderful

    Tampa

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oban Inn is a classic NOTL restaurant. It is charming with good food & service! All the hard services does make it a bit noisy on a busy night. Carpeting on the floor or something on the ceiling would help.
  11. KE

    KellyE

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant romantic atmosphere Fine dining for sure Service was great Food was tasty And quantities were just right
  12. DH

    DennisH

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a very comfortable environment to sit and eat and converse. The service was excellent and the way I wish all establishments would be like. The food was very good. I had a medium steak. Next time I’ll ask medium rare. Crab cakes were heavenly. Chocolate dessert mmmmmm. Crème caramel mmmmmm. Our third visit to this restaurant and it’s becoming one of our favourites
  13. DK

    DanK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife had a great dinner and the food was fantastic!!
  14. R

    Roadrunner

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing associates that where incredibly pleasant and proficient. Would highly recommend.
  15. DA

    DorothyA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We always go to Oban Inn when in Niagara on the lake. Food is consistently excellent and service usually very good. But on a Monday evening food was very slow to come - 45 minutes for a salad appetizer, and another half hour for the main course. And the dining Room was only 2/3 full.
  16. SP

    StanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and experience. Highly recommended!
  17. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent waiter Jimmy and food
  18. NL

    NatashaL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful boutique hotel restaurant with excellent food and great service. The grounds are full of beautiful flowers and the location is near the water. We really had a lovely evening!
  19. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely greenhouse-like room overlooking immaculate gardens. Wonderful food and service!
  20. W

    Woody

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were extremely pleased with the experience. I ordered the salmon and my husband ordered the lobster spaghetti and both were excellent. The view from the window onto the gardens was extraordinary. We definitely will return at some time in the future.
  21. LP

    LucyP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Had the rib eye steak, although they did not cook it the way I asked it still was tasty so no complaint. I asked for medium but received medium well. Have been here several times and each time left satisfied. Highly recommend it.
  22. DT

    DwayneT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was high quality. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. All the dishes were great but one dish that stood out was the mussels appetizer which had great flavor, texture, were fresh and a decent size.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic surprise! So good from ambiance to food to classy service. Way beyond expectations! Great job!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  25. R

    Reddytoeat

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Alexa as our server and she was wonderful. The food excellent
  26. AD

    ArchieD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Jimmy was excellent friendly and knowledgeable. We had a very relaxed dinner. Food was very good and hot.
  27. ET

    EllenT

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate at several great restaurants during our stay at NOTL, and this was the 3rd and best stop on our foodie journey. A simple but outstanding dinner menu to round out our stay in the area.
  28. RS

    RoseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our 36th anniversary and chose the Restaurant Oban Inn. Our server, Alexa was outstanding! She brought complementary beverages to help us celebrate. Great location and food!
  29. RG

    RandyG

    Manitoba

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome
  30. DO

    DaniellaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food here is really good. Great quality, the location is so serene, and it had good great ambiance. It was a little loud with people talking, but you can't do much about that. The food took a while though, maybe because they make it all from scratch, but we waited 30+ minutes for our order. The servers were lovely and knowledgeable about pairings. The average age of the customers was probably 40 and it's a great spot for a fine dining date experience.
  31. r

    rickz

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner Great service and atmosphere
  32. PW

    PerryW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good value for the level of cuisine offered.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The spaghetti was undercooked and the chef insisted there was nothing wrong, it was “al dente”. The waitress argued with me. I know pasta and it was not al dente it was undercooked! Unfortunate experience for our anniversary dinner. The chef needs to leave his ego at the door and listen to the customer!
  34. NF

    NancyF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy was our server and he was excellent. We had the lobster spaghetti and it was one of the best dishes I've ever had. The scallop and shrimp dish was also delicious. The menu is somewhat limited but the choices are good. We had a nice table overlooking their lovely garden. I'd definitely go back.
  35. DS

    DarrinS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Amazing food. Highly recommended.
  36. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great ambiance, great service…………………..
  37. d

    demiluna

    Toronto

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Full house at the Oban for dinner with a loaded solarium and a quieter indoor option inside in the star studded walled, more intimate dining room. The fantastic staff were friendly, happy and kind. We truly found them all to be outstanding. the martinis were perfect, ice cold and delivered without much of a wait. The food was delicious. Shrimp & Scallops on a low carb bed, accompanied by a starter of stuffed portobello mushroom beside a bed of greens. the dressing was a little heavy for the spring mix of greens. The Caesar salad was fabulous. The Salmon entre was a hit as well. Very happy with the Oban for dinner especially with the beautiful piano music that wasn't live but sounded to be!
  38. R

    Rosemary

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The food was disappointing. Presented beautifully but tasted only average. Wine was not great! Prices were high for only an ok evening.
  39. s

    seasoned

    Cincinnati

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a room overlooking the front by the fountain and flowers and I would ask for this table view. The menu is very small and it did differ from the one on the web. My husband enjoyed his ribeye, I found mine a bit fatty. Jimmie, our waiter, did a great job and was very busy but, he checked up on us and was very cordial. We had spent several days tasting wine and needed a change and he suggested a good dark Niagra beer. The creme brulee was very good and went well with tawny port.
  40. k

    krisp

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the stuffed portobello mushroom salad and it was delicious. Both entrees-the shrimp and scallops and the duck confit were perfectly prepared. Our waitress was very pleasant and gave us good advise on wine pairings. The prices were better than many establishments in the area. I would go back for sure!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Restaurant Oban Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 850 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 2 times today
Google Map for Restaurant Oban Inn

160 Front Street, P.O. Box 94, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gate Street

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nov-Apr Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner May- Oct Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On-site complimentary self-service parking available exclusively for dining, spa, and hotel guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-2165

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining in our Milloy Room available for up to 32 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.Semi-private dining in our Restaurant Solarium available for up to 40 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Shulman: (905) 468-2165

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