Restaurant Oban Inn

4.4
465 reviews
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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 Theatres.



Savour 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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D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a very big menu but remarkably well executed..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing, calamari, spaghetti, and pork chop all amazing. Finished off with a great hazelnut creme dessert.. unfortunate when our food disappeared so did our server. Took an exceptionally long time to get our check and pay.

AG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! I had the duck and my husband had the lamb. Delicious!

BB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, best n NOTL

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! The setting was beautiful! The restaurant seemed flawless, which is hard to pull off. Everyone in our party was impressed by the quality and service. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a fine dining experience.

MO
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Of the fine dining we enjoyed in Niagara-on-the-lake, this was our favorite. Everything was simply a little bit better than the fine restaurants we also enjoyed. The Caesar Salad was a revelation, with double-smoked bacon adding a depth and richness that blew us away. The bone-in pork chop was amazingly juicy, with a wonderful, very light char that added smokiness and savoriness to each and every bite. The lamb was perfectly done, and the zucchini had a light crispness even as each and every slice melted in your mouth.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rain outside was torrential, but the staff and atmosphere made for a very cozy, lovely pre-theater dinner. We were accommodated when we asked to split the scallop pasta dish as an appetizer. We would definitely return on our next visit to Niagara-on-The-Lake.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Our server, Alexa was spectacular. She took great care of our party of 4.

MJ
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of Oban Inn's restaurant is delightful. The service was also very good, our server Miranda checked with us often to make sure everything was okay. The one fault we found was the size of the entree portions. I had duck breast that consisted of four small slices. The vegetables accompanying the duck breast were the best part of the meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, quiet small restaurant attached to the Obama Inn& Spa. Service was friendly, nice selection of unique dishes and the scallops were cooked perfectly!

CM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good and creative food with quality ingredients. Excellent/personable service in a beautiful environment. An overall pleasurable and memorable experience.

GB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed our Sunday lunch. It was not very busy, so that kept the noise level quite low. Good for aging ears. :-)
The food was very good.
Our server, Christine, was professional, friendly and engaging. She added to the pleasurable experience.
We will return and recommend...

L
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All 3 of us Had good muscles. (Though husband had 2 bad ones) Spring salad was excellent. Cold pineapple & cilantro soup was quite tasty. Bread is fresh & flavorful. We go back every year. Flowers in garden are gorgeous.

p
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lunch with my daughter. We ordered quiche. It was hard, overlooked and rather unpalatable. I so advised the server.

C
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Good prices for an upscale restaurant in Niagara On The Lake. Deffienetly will be back.

GD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gave 4 stars because everybody can improve somewhere. Service follow-up to see if we were doing OK happened near the end of each course, which was a little too late to rectify problems. We did not order drinks and were potentially smaller tippers than a larger table beside us. The other table got more regular/frequent follow-ups than we did once the restaurant started to fill up. Our tip was 20% of total bill so we were not cheap tippers.

TR
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu was both extensive and pleasing, offering a variety of quality selections from appetizers to entries.
The wine list contained a very good selection of wines from the Niagara region. Our server help with the selection of an excellent Cabernet Franc.
Everyone enjoyed their meal, as the presentation and quality of food was 91/100.
The ambiance within the restaurant was pretty much ideal for a quite dinner. The lighting was low. The garden view was ideal.
I definitely recommend the Restaurant Oban Inn.

BT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Obama Inn was excellent. The food, service and ambiance was great. We will look forward to returning. It allows you to be in Niagara on the Lake but a short but appreciated distance from the crowds.

KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We invited guests for lunch and looked forward to eating in a 4star CAA recommended restaurant. We were disappointed with our main entrees . 3 of the guests ordered the Quiche..it was very flat, certainly not fluffy and light as it should be. I ordered the Grilled chicken sandwich and it came with a very burnt and dark brown order of fries. Looked like they were fried in old grease. The chicken itself was okay but the bacon was black and crisp. Not sure if the pretzel bun it the right type of bun for this sandwich. Overall, really disappointed.

SM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wine selection by the glass was just ok. Food and service were great.

f
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Alexa, our server, was very nice and enjoyable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was superb and the service spectacular. Mark and Brian were amazing. This was one of the best restaurant meals we have had in recent memory.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very pleasant evening and experience

JA
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant Oban Inn is just off the main street in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the food was very good. We had Calamari, Lamb and Duck Breast, and everything was very enjoyable. Service by Jimmy was very good. I would recommend this as a stop before an evening play.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Slow service. Overall average food for night end restaurant. Lamb dinner was appetizer size.

m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice setting and excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their choice from the menu.

RT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite oasis in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stunning garden out front, outstanding food and service inside.

SL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and table servicer were excellent but restaurant was understaffed with very long wait for bar service

e
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Was disappointed with plant based options. Online menu has soba noodles and veggie burger but only soba is still in the dinner menu. We would not have chosen this restaurant if we had known

The owners should consider more plant based options

TJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal and a great location for both business and pleasure!

WM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and view were lovely, but the noodle dish was excessively salty.

GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife , mother 93 year-old mother and I enjoyed another great experience at the Oban Inn prior to our show at teh Shaw this past Tuesday. Our Server, Rebecca, was especially attentive to us during our hour or so time there. The ambiance was relaxing and the food was as much a delight to eye as ot was to the palate. The whole Oban experience, as always, was first rate.

TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was superb. We were seated promptly and our server, Brian, was highly accommodating. We return for our Anniversary every year and are never disappointed.

AL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been dining at the Oban for many years. Indeed, its usually our first choice. Recently the menu has been adjusted, toward "mainstream dining". Its still OK, but the wow factor has been reduced. Hopefully, the Oban gets its mojo back.....

JB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The menu is very limited, they use too much salt and lots of grease (greasy fish on top of greasy french fried potatoes). The potatoes were soggy and inedible. We visit Niagara on the Lake about once a year, but will not visit Oban again. For the quality of the food, the price was outrageous.

AB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The service in this restaurant is outstanding, the food is divine and the environment is beautiful!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed!!!! My husband and I had the same item - lamb chops at $35 a plate, plus calamari appetizer which we asked to be cooked differently. The lamb dinner was inedible and although most of the plate was not eaten, we were not asked if we enjoyed dinner. The vegetables tasted like they were pickled and there was so much cilantro covering the dish, it was inedible. The only good part was the creme caramel dessert. This overall meal for $200 with wine was certainly not worth it! Much better value in the town.

GS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very good experience - Alexa is probably the best service individual one could ask for. She is one of the main reasons we keep returning to the Oban. Food and wine are also top notch, but service with Alexa is the best.

R
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing! Our server Alexa was very friendly and professional ! It was a great birthday dinner with friends!

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