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The Epicurean

4.5
4.5
399 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

Since 1991, the Epicurean has been devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of great seasonal food and great local wines from Niagara's region and in our dining room and beautiful tucked-away garden patio.

The Epicurean is an a la carte restaurant with a casual upper casual dining experience. From al full menu and an extensive wine list we are here to please and tantalize your taste buds!

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Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-3408

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We have menu's for catering and we also do custom menu's

  • Private party facilities

    We have three areas for private functionsFront dinning are holds 60 peopleBack dinning area holds 30 peopleOur outdoor garden patio holds 60 people

  • Private party contact

    Peter Brittain: (905) 468-3408

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Cross street

    84 Queen street

  • Parking details

    We have limited parking in the back of the restaurant

  • Public transit

    no transit stops

  • Entertainment

    Out door patio with 360 music playingLive Jazz July and August see music Niagara for schedule

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BC

    BarryC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice quiet spot for dinner. Outdoor seating in the shade of the giant tree was great. Service was good. Staff were a bit flustered when the rush began around 6:30 however It didn’t ruin the mood, everyone at the table were quite patient. Menu is good. It covers most tastes. I had the seafood pasta special. 4/5.

  2. RS

    RodS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The service was extremely slow ... did get to know our next table neighbours as we joked about the delays

  3. PS

    PaulS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wait staff, bartenders provided excellent service.

  4. T

    Terra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was probably the best restaurant I’ve been to in years. The food was amazing. It was fresh and you know a lot of love was put into preparing it. The flavours were unique and invoked a hmmm, what is that? My palate was very happy. Service was amazing. It will definitely be my new go to restaurant. Thank you for the experience.

  5. L

    Laurie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Our server was delightful. Very helpful, pleasant and efficient.

  6. JH

    JaleesaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Father’s Day experience!!! I will be back!

  7. AC

    AileenC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent service and as well as the food is delicious.

  8. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Waiter Kalif was exceptional! The steak was tasty but a very poor cut. Half was left due to it being inedible.

  9. T

    Tdot

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, good food, outside patio amazing.

  10. CN

    CandyceN

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent, and service was good. We chose this restaurant based on the website description, but felt it was rather inflated. Good food, but uninspired.

  11. SS

    StuartS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, delightful, and centrally located. The food was artfully presented.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The bar was a lot of fun. Food was confused and some mistakes were made. They were really busy! I think they tried their best. We had a reservation, however another table of ten that showed up got the preferential treatment. We were somewhat disappointed. They did their best to rectify. Good for them.

  13. B

    Barney

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We love the large patio under the shade of the big old tree. Service was attentive and friendly. The soup of the day was delicious as was the carbonara. Good size portions. A perfect evening meal before the theatre.

  14. DB

    DonBram

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely a wonderful experience great service and fantastic dinner best steak I have ever had

  15. D

    Damir

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Our reservation was for 5:45 we went earlier. They asked if it was a special occasion when we booked our restaurant. We told them anniversary. They wished us a happy anniversary when we entered. We got our drinks, and placed our order for appetizers and dinner. No bread was offered. I ordered pasta. No parmigiana was offered. The meal was really hot which was good. We ordered coffee and dessert, paid our bill and left. Little bit slow getting us the bill. Seemed to be short staffed. Otherwise a nice meal.

  16. LS

    LoveSungKoreanBistro

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were on vacation in Canada and visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake. This is a great area to visit and the food at the Epicurean was delicious! We enjoyed a beautiful outdoor seating area.

  17. D

    Dono

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a special occasion and the staff made our experience a 10 out of 10/. The food is exceptional, the wine local and well-priced. However, the service we received from our waitress was ‘over the top’. She was fun, helpful without being intrusive. We cannot wait to return to this restaurant in lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service and food. Sat outside in the garden area. Very pretty!

  19. LM

    LindaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My absolute favourite restaurant in NOTL. (And this review is coming from a local who has tried most all of the wonderful restaurants here.) The food is amazing. The price is fairly moderate. The service is excellent. And the patio and inside of the restaurant is gorgeous. Try the chicken. You’ll be glad you did. Yum!

  20. TK

    TracyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our waiter, AJ, was exceptional. The food was good, as was the setting (we sat on the patio in the back), but AJ made the experience great.

  21. GT

    2GreenThumbs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Decent meal with nice cocktails. Food was a bit over seasoned, menu not super interesting. A safe choice for dinner at NOTL. Washrooms could use more frequent cleaning.

  22. A

    Alex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Good food and venue, some delays may happen during the time when lunch menu is shifting to dinner menu. Not too many choices on the menu list, but you can look up online before deciding.

  23. BC

    BobC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    When we sat down, we asked for a basket of warm bread and a bottle of wine so we could relax for a moment. Having a server come back 3 times(no bread) and asking to take our order right away in a restaurant that was not half-full is annoying and disappointing. The Caesar salad that I specifically asked for before the main entree was not half finished when the salmon arrived. Fresh salmon should be pink. This had no pink in it. The rice pilaf was rubbery on one side suggesting that it was cooked too long in whatever container gave it a shape of a pilaf! Our bill came to nearly $200 but this is not a $200 experience. I would not go back and I would not recommend. The only reason I gave a 3 out of 5 was because the Mediterranean chicken on a skewer was good(not delicious). Find somewhere else.

  24. RB

    RosalindB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Outdoor seating early evening so noise was not a problem. Smoked salmon appetizer needed more crostini so had to order the bread basket. Food was nicely plated and of good quality. We enjoyed our dinner.

  25. DE

    DonnaE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Our waiter Kafil was amazing. He made our special event extra special by paying attention to the fine details; offering to take a picture and recommending beverage and food choices and providing outstanding service. The meal was great. I would absolutely recommend this place to friends in fact next time we are in the area I will be booking reservations again.

  26. LH

    LindaH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4

    Always the go to eatery in NOTL. But this time the fish & chips which have been awesome in the past were AWFUL. The fish was nothing but straight mush !

  27. MM

    MaryM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Salad and ribs were delicious. Service was excellent.

  28. J

    Jean

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. We sat outside on the patio. Beautiful garden and great service.

  29. l

    lovedininginburlington

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time here and it was a great experience! Food was delicious, our Server was pleasant and attentive.

  30. C

    Carvalho

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great location and superb service.

  31. EM

    EilisM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and service phenomenal, our server Mitch was a natural! Would highly recommend!

  32. MO

    MeaghanO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food! The chicken was fantastic. The service was friendly and attentive.

  33. CL

    ColleenL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had lunch on patio. Service was excellent: prompt, but not rushed and very friendly, food good quality. Ambiance in the garden setting very peaceful. Only downside was wind as it was unusually breezey and the seed pods from tree were blown over patio and on us. This issue should be finished soon.

  34. O

    Obbligatto

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great meal! Food was excellent and service outstanding. We loved the decor and ambience as well and such a convenient location. Try the lamb, steak, salmon or pasta special. Desserts were awesome! Only down side - too many flies had come in due to open door. Especially annoying to our seafood eater. Recommend this restaurant.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Mussels were as tasty as ever had, lamb chops as special as before

  36. K

    Kathy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovey lunch outside. The Service was great, very attentive and the food was fresh and delicious. We will be back!

  37. SB

    SBusy

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    We usually love the Epicurean but really were disappointed with the lack of diverse vegetarian options! Unfortunately our coffee was cold, the pasta was overdone and the drinks were not good. Our server was great though!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My wife and I ate at the Epicurean for the first time, for our anniversary. The restaurant was about half full and we were seated in a comfortable booth for two, in a quiet area of the restaurant, looking out through large windows into their garden patio. Our server, Ethan, was attentive, professional, friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu selections. We were served our drinks within a few minutes and our appetizers shortly thereafter. My French Onion Soup was hot and very tasty. My wife’s Crab Cakes were excellent. Our mains were ready about 15 minutes after our appetizers were served. My wife’s New York Striploin was very good, cooked to order. My Baby Back Ribs (11 ribs) were excellent. The meat peeled clean off the bone and the BBQ sauce had plenty of flavour and just the right amount of “heat” without being overwhelming. Our servings were generously - sized, with carrots,sliced beets and our chosen roast potatoes. We chose to not have dessert, as we were both full. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience in this casual setting right on busy Queen Street.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Its a beautiful restaurant but was too overpriced… 45 CAD per main dishes

  40. SB

    SilviaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and service was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Epicurean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-3408.

The Epicurean is rated 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 21 times today

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Google Map for The Epicurean

84 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Additional information

  • Cross street

    84 Queen street

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have limited parking in the back of the restaurant

  • Public transit

    no transit stops

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Out door patio with 360 music playingLive Jazz July and August see music Niagara for schedule

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-3408

  • Catering

    We have menu's for catering and we also do custom menu's

  • Private party facilities

    We have three areas for private functionsFront dinning are holds 60 peopleBack dinning area holds 30 peopleOur outdoor garden patio holds 60 people

  • Private party contact

    Peter Brittain: (905) 468-3408

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