Restaurant Oban Inn

4.7
577 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 577 people are saying
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and great service. Food was fantastic (Sarah was our server). Patio was make due for Covid. Was shady so we were cold. Take a sweater unless it’s a hot night. Crowd was great and 2 people staying at the inn lent us robes. lol. Great night!! Highly recommend!!

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vipLori
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was an excellent server with a great personality. The food was superb as usual. Hope you can open again soon for indoor dining. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Our server was outstanding...very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely go back.

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fortuneteller
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excellent service
amazing environment
unfortunately over priced

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RandyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and a nice small restaurtant. The staff are very attentive and quick. Thanks for the good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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PolarCamel
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. The chef accommodated the vegetarian request, the waitress (Alexis) was kind and attentive, food was great and the Niagara wine, as always, simply perfect. Despite the Covid restrictions, we felt very relaxed and had a chance to truly enjoy the dinner. We can definitely recommend the place for even most demanding patrons.

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JoseM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just nice to go out to eat !

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vipCindyM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Our server, Sara, was outstanding! We already made reservations to come back on Saturday!

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WendyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing very knowledgeable on everything we asked him...food was fantastic my BF said it was the best steak he’s had in a longtime...thank you for a lovely evening

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Brigittemm
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was tasty, and portions were generous, but we found the menu selection ordinary, with no surprises. The presentation of the food was nice, the service very friendly, but overall, it didn't convey "fine dining" - e.g., no amuse bouche or even bread while waiting for the meal. But if you are looking for a tasty meal in a relaxed environment, this may be the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipsugarbeach
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Christmas Day Dinner in a very beautiful elegant dining room. Wonderful staff, Sarah, Aleksa and Jimmy. The butternut squash soup the best we have ever had! The turkey was excellent, and the stuffing-Wow! Beautiful Creme Brule and a decadent chocolate cheesecake with orange ice cream! We travel a lot and this is one of the best meals we have ever had! I am hoping the Ontario lockdown is over by February so we can come here for Valentine's! Hope to see you all again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be a new Christmas tradition. After the death of my husband at Christmas 2019, this has not been an easy year for grieving. Didn’t want to celebrate Christmas ever again. Decided to do something different so we wouldn’t miss him so much and looked for some place to have Christmas dinner. We used to drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake together and always wanted to stay at the Oban Inn. My daughter and grandson were not too keen on the idea but we were all very impressed with the occasion and so glad we did it - thank-you so much for helping us make new memories. Next year, hopefully, my other daughter, her husband, and my other grandson will be able to travel here from Florida to be with us at the Oban Inn for Christmas 2021. In the meantime, I’m sure I’ll be back during the nicer weather and the lockdown is over! Thank you again.
Yours truly,
Sue Peaks

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Pascale
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not very exciting menu

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KARMA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I live abut 45 minutes from NOL and we stayed at the Oban Inn as a treat to get away before the holidays. Besides the fantastic location, one of the big benefits for us was the lovely restaurant inside the Inn.

We went for dinner, the staff were very attentive and the food was fresh and delicious. My husband said that it was the best Creme Caramel he has ever had.
The restaurant was quiet, with a romantic setting and tables were far enough apart to be COVID safe.

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BrianP
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good as was service. It's not a very large space where we were and since tables are limited to 4 people all of the same residence it was quiet as expected.

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Lorna
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Beautiful Christmas ambiance, will be back for sure

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MichaelJ
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The appetizers (crab cakes, Caesar salad) were very good. But the entrees were surprisingly very salty. This included the lobster pasta and the salmon (ie the roasted potatoes that came with it.)

Oh yes the lobster was over-cooked and chewy -- so the overall meal was disappointing. Nice ambiance and service was very good. And so was the creme caramel dessert. Not sure we'll return.

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christinef
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Server...Jimmy was a delight and provided entertaining service!

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Missmeowcha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Superb quality and taste! Their crab cakes is one of the best.

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vipTorontoGal333
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner. Always a little hesitant about dining at a hotel restaurant. The salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck. Again delicious. Desserts are made in house. Finished with a little ice wine.

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vipsusans
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The crab cake appetizer was wonderful---full of real crab! I also had the pasta with lobster and really enjoyed it. The wait staff were also very attentive and helpful.

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demiluna
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food lacklustre.
Limited menu mostly seafood
Deep fried crab cake disappointing

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SuzanneV
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant for a special 10th anniversary dinner.

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AnastasiaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful atmosphere! The food was absolutely delicious. I felt comfortable dinning indoors even during a pandemic and the wait staff was wonderful.

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MikeG
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were disappointed. The dining room was very noisy and cold. My wife’s salmon was overcooked. I had the scallops and shrimp dish. The scallops were quite good, but the shrimp was tasteless; it needed some kind of sauce. I was also disappointed in the dessert — a creme caramel that was quite bland.

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Rnicol
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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BrookeB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and we had very friendly service.

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JosephT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The location is very good, the dining room very nice. The food was well prepared and presented but the menu is very limited. Wine list is limited to local wineries only. I would think foreign wines should be available.

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vipPATM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dining room was great and we used this for both breakfast and dinner during our stay. The food quality and service were great during the breakfasts and dinners and practiced great Covid 19 procedures. Very safe!

My partner had the Lobster Spaghetti and I tried the Duck. The pasta was a huge hit with about 4 ounces of Lobster. The Duck while acceptable was a little dry for my tastes. However we will dine at the Oban again for sure!

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ACDiner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Alexa took excellent care of us. The food was outstanding and surpassed our expectations. The room was lovely and comfortable.

We felt at ease even with the restaurants thorough Covid-19 measures.

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JamesD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with a limited menu because of the Covid 19. Great selection of Niagara wines. Will go back.

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DorothyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I was disappointed to be shown a tiny table by the door. I declined the sitting and chose another table. There were only two other tables occupied. The mussels were very good. I thought my wine could have been colder. The salmon was overcooked and dry. The asparagus was old and chewy. Very disappointing. Dessert of creme brûlée was excellent. The ambience was nice but felt the seating choice was insulting. I would not eat here again.

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vipTedSonya
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Oban Inn is truly beautiful. The dinning area is very stylishly done. Our server Alexa was awesome! She was so pleasant and professional. She also made a great wine recommendation! The food was excellent. The only reason we gave it a 4 star rather than a 5 star is that the noise level in the window seating area was pretty brutal at times. The room simply does not handle noise well- it seems to amplify it with all the windows and tile flooring. I wouldn’t recommend it for people with hearing issues. If you are ok with a louder volume of background noise then definitely enjoy a dinner out at this place!

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

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DevinS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Location is a bit off the Main Street but that allows for less foot traffic around you.

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Ralphr
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expected a lot better considering the cost.
Vegetables weren't very fresh, suprising considering it is in NOTL.

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Familyfun
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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shep
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined at the restaurant on September 19th. We were seated quickly and our drink order was taken shortly after we were seated. The cocktails were well made and reasonably priced. The food was very good. the server Alexa was very polite and accommodating and the atmosphere romantic. It was a delight to be able to dine indoors
and we had a wonderful evening. We would have preferred a larger selection of wines that would include wines from California, Italy, New Zealand etc.

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Restaurant Oban Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

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