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Restaurant Oban Inn

4.7
4.7
827 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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Booked 10 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 827 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Niagara

    Best Service

  • Niagara

    Romantic

  • Niagara

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  2. R

    Reddytoeat

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. RG

    RandyG

    Manitoba

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was awesome

  7. 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.

  8. r

    rickz

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner Great service and atmosphere

  9. PW

    PerryW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good value for the level of cuisine offered.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. DS

    DarrinS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Amazing food. Highly recommended.

  13. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, great ambiance, great service…………………..

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. s

    seasoned

    Cincinnati

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 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.

  17. 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!

  18. HB

    HowardB

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I both had Caesar Salad and the Scallops and Shrimp entrees. Both were 5 stars

  19. A

    Artie5

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress, Alexa was outstanding. Food and atmosphere was very good.

  20. GR

    GarryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great getaway, with a feel of Europe, highly recommend.

  21. p

    pickyeater

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and the meal was out of this world.

  22. M

    Mrwilson

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful flavours and great food. Server was very helpful. Gluten free and dairy free were accomodated, but not much to pick for dessert.

  23. SH

    StephenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, warm and welcoming ambiance. It’s been a few year since my last visit, the overall experience didn’t disappoint, I’ll certainly be back.

  24. EM

    EdnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Oban has many great memories and it managed to live up to expectations. Not an easy feat. Look forward to celebrating a repeat performance.

  25. VK

    VlajkoK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and very good prices.

  26. JB

    JimB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was truly wonderful! We had the ribeye (11 oz ) steak. So good! Service pleasant and ambiance relaxed and perfect for a quiet date, Such a good choice. Good value too

  27. NF

    NeilF

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    As usual, the food was good, esp the lobster spaghetti, but I have to say the menu is becoming a little "tired". Waitress was friendly but very slow and there weren't many other tables occupied when arrived. I think my main complaints were the heat and the noise. A room with a stone floor amplifies the slightest noise: except we were next to a table of four, where the two women were literally shrieking with laughter, chairs were dragged across the floor and I don't think the staff could have made more noise sorting the clean cutlery if they tried! The room was stiflingly hot, I estimate well into the 80s. It was a relief to leave the table, when we eventually attracted the waitresses' attention. We moved to the bar area, which had the AC on. Overall an average evening, not up to the Oban's usual standard. The bill for two was $300Can.

  28. AM

    AngelaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A lovely setting with wonderful service. Each of our meals could have been just a little better — lobster pasta without much lobster, duck confit without even flavour. But the apps and dessert were great! Would recommend

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Ribeye was excellent. Cooked as requested, well seasoned and flavorful.

  30. BB

    BillB

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant

  31. LJ

    LisaJ

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a treasured evening of nostalgia while back in town for the first time in 13 years. I’ve been celebrating special occasion with family at the Oban Inn since 1975. Our dinner tonight in 2022 was different but in every way satisfying. I only missed the meringue chantilly for dessert.

  32. KA

    KAYLEENC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excelkence all around. Great staff. Fois was delicious. Nice ambuence.

  33. DR

    DoRite

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Limited menu but good variety. Ample portions. Great service. No rush. Specialty coffee was a good finish to evening.

  34. JM

    JoanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I hadn’t been to The Oban Inn since moving back to the area a few years ago, and would highly recommend the experience to anyone. The server was hospitable, her service excellent and discreet. The gardens were filled with tulips. A very enjoyable evening. Thank you. Joan Murray

  35. DR

    DoRite

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food great service. Portions were ample. Wine well matched to meal. Jimmy was our server and very attentive and personable. Going back a second night.

  36. BP

    BrianP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food and Service was outstanding and I would certainly recommend to friends

  37. BF

    BethF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, ambiance and Wait staff were all great! See you again!

  38. WJ

    WJI7

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Jimmy was very attentive and created a fine dining experience. We had a lot of fun and not rushed like some places. Dinner was fabulous.

  39. SM

    SherylM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Oban Inn for our honeymoon. The food was excellent; we had the crab cakes and Caesar salad for apps and then I had the scallop/shrimp dish and my husband had the lobster pasta. Both were excellent. Our server was great; he actually waited on us 4 years ago when we celebrated our 30th. Because of Covid this is our first time in Canada. So excited to be back at the Oban Inn.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful local dining experience!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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Restaurant Oban Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 10 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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