Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake

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Since opening in May 2006, Treadwell has become one of Canada's most critically acclaimed restaurants. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Treadwell's "Farm-to-Table" philosophy allows Chef-Owner Stephen Treadwell and Executive Chef Jason Williams to showcase the very best of seasonal produce from Niagara and Southwestern Ontario. The wine list, created by Sommelier-Owner James Treadwell, is often regarded as Canada's finest for Ontario wines. If you wish to make reservations for our kitchen bar or patio seating, please contact the restaurant directly at (905)934.9797
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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible- we greatly enjoyed dining here and highly recommend it. The only problem was the noise level was high which made it difficult for someone with hearing problems. Other than that, we had a wonderful time here and would love to return.

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CB
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best meal we had during our visit to Canada. Well done Treadwell!

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JE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary and had an amazing time... food was delicious and service was to perfection!!

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar area where all the cooking takes place. It was a great experience, equivalent to dinner and a show! It was wonderful watching different courses being prepared and helped us make our own dinner choices. The chefs were great entertainment too. And the food was fantastic

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PB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was so good and seafood and fish well prepared. It is a very special dining experience!

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P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was very good but service was very slow. Unfortunately there was construction nearby and the noise made it unpleasant to eat on the terrace.
Glad we ate there but wouldn’t rush back.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. We travel (extensively) with our pets and we were overwhelmed by their hospitality and quality . We would visit Niagara-on-the-Lake just to dine at this lovely restaurant again.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, both good and service.

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J
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Treadwells..we come to NOTL once a year and are always looking to try a new restaurant. We had to ask our waitress to please describe in more detail exactly what some dishes had in them, which she did knowledgeably. The 4 of us tried the chicken dish, beef sirloin and beef short rib dishes ( the feature of the day) and all were equally delicious. The chicken with the crispy skin was juicy and flavorful, the short ribs had an Oriental flair with a delicious sauce and sesame seeds and the beef sirloin was done to perfection medium rare. The waitstaff were wonderful, atmosphere both inside and out was cozy and not loud..all in all we left thinking, “we’ll be back next year..for sure”!

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D
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Excellent food. The roasted red pepper soup was intense with a lovely balance of richness and citrus edge complemented by the sheep mild yoghurt. My husband's sea scallops with pork belly was melt in the mouth delicious with a great combination of the light but very tasty scallops and rich melting pork with the cauliflower a crunchy complement to the other textures. We stayed with the sea for mains: the halibut was perfectly cooked and the fresh peas (my favourite) was delightful, topped off with smoked bacon and a poached egg which somehow accentuated the flavour of the halibut. The other main was arctic char, perfectly cooked and scented with lobster. the wine selection was very good, a glass of local Kew vineyards sparkling wine was light but paired well with the soup while an aromatic Cave Spring Riesling was perfect with the scallops. with the fish we had a Tawse Chardonnay, complex and fruity and a Reif Drea Sauvignon Blanc, quite different from the average SB with more layers of flavour. So the food and wine were great, service was reasonably efficient (one definite longeur while waiting to order) but .... our waiter was trying too too hard to please to the level of fawning gratitude every time we ordered anything. It was a weird mixture of formality and familiarity which totally jarred. The other staff were relaxed and lovely.

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening - we ate outside. Service, food was excellent. Gnocchi was the table fav, but not without a discussion about how good everything was.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Pricing was fair for high quality of food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Good service. The food took a long time to come out. We were seated at 8:30pm and our main did not come out until 10pm.

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PB
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was everything we could have hoped for on a special evening out. Service from Sarah was both professional and personal. Food was as advertised; outstanding. Wine list extensive but pricey. We will be back to eat at the Chef Counter over looking the kitchen next time.

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

THIS WAS OUR 2ND YEAR RETURNING TO YOUR RESTAURANT AND SO LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR FAVORITE MEALS WHICH TURN OUT TO BE DISAPPOINTING.
YOU DID NOT HAVE THE LOBSTER OFFERING AND MY HUSBAND ORDERED THE STEAK SANDWICH WITH ROSEMARY FRITES. THE STEAK WAS SO TOUGH HE COULD NOT CHEW ( HE HAS ALL HIS TEETH) AND FRITES ARRIVED 5 MINUTES AFTER LUNCH WAS SERVED.
WILL WE RETURN, PROBABLY NOT, TOO MANY OTHER OPTIONS FOR AND EXPENSIVE AND DISAPPOINTING MEAL.
ALSO, I OVERHEARD THE SERVERS REMARKING TO EACH OTHER, THE CANADIANS DO NOT WANT TO DINE WITH AMERICANS, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN SECTION. ANOTHER REASON NOT TO RETURN!

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RA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great to have continued availability of the lobster club sandwich for lunch!

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and fantastic service. The sommelier recommendations for our entree were perfect! We sat on patio which was perfect. A little noisy inside but cool energy 😊

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EC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable meal at Treadwell. Food was delicious, and service was excellent.

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JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for her 40th birthday. From start to end it was one of the best experiences we have had at a restaurant. We have eaten at some of the best reviewed, high end, pricey restaurants in Toronto and other major cities in North America. I would say this ranks with the best of them.

The service was great as our waiter was very attentive, never pushy, and always making sure we were ok.

We ordered the scallops as our appetizer. It was cooked perfectly! For our main, my wife ordered the beef striploin while I has the beef rib. Both were seasoned perfectly. The beef rib was so tender and fell off the bone.

In addition to the great food, we had the fortune to sit at the chefs bar and watch the staff at work. It was quite an experience watching a live kitchen. What made it fun to watch was the constant banter between all the chefs in the kitchen. They all had great personalities and interacted with the many guests that were sitting at chef bar.

If you are ever in NOTL, I would highly recommend coming here for dinner and sitting at the chef bar.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals, best experiences my partner and I have had in years. The waiter was attentive, funny, and just the right amount of chatty, the sommelier was interactive, animated, charming and extremely knowledgeable (Thank you Greg and Nathan). The burrata salad, scallops and arctic char were superb, the chicken dish put all other chicken dishes to shame!

We had to reschedule our reservation twice, April was so accommodating and helped rescue a day that certainly did not go to plan.

Top to bottom, worth every second of the 3+ hours we spent there!

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding. I would recommend sitting at the counter if you have any interest in how food is prepared. The chef and sous chefs worked together like a finely oiled machine. We live in northern Ontario so we are too far to be able to make many return trips but for anyone visiting or living nearby, treat yourself to an amazing meal.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Not everything on the website was available on the same day you visited which was a disappointment. I had the beef instead which was over cooked.

Ambience quite noisy and windows have frosting. Unfortunately this means you cannot see our, a shame especially as this is on the Main Street in the village.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A thoroughly wonderful meal and evening with a scrumptious wine pairing - a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. The short ribs were to DIE for!

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LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have ever had. We can’t wait to go again.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were hugely looking forward to Treadwell but it didn't measure up in terms of food. The service, particularly Connor, was outstanding but the food was very underwhelming. Roasted cauliflower that was pretty much raw vs al dente and the scallops and pork were both undercooked with the pork being particularly fatty and bloody. Maybe they were having an off day but overall, our experience at the restaurants at both Two Sisters and Pellar exceeded Treadwell.

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and wine selection in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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HR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly must say thank you to April and Tara and the entire staff of Treadwells for making our 28th Anniversary dinner with you in Niagara-on-the-Lake a wonderful and truly special night. The service was wonderful the food quite amazing and the ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful. Thank you for a great dining experience. I am not impressed easily as I too am an experienced home foodie but I can easily say it was the best experience I have had in a long time in a restaurant I have been too for the first time! Cheers and keep up the awesome work you do. Henry and Lisa Roffelsen

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, excellent and knowledgeable service. The restaurant was quite noisy, but we were offered the option of sitting on the enclosed and heated outdoor terrace, which suited us just fine as we wanted to enjoy some quiet conversation. A bit pricey, but not out of line with other restaurants in the area. I would definitely return.

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ZR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The main course took an hour to arrive. Our waiter was this restaurant's saving grace. He immediately noticed without our saying that our dishes weren't prepared the way it was supposed to and insisted on complimentary desserts. After the long wait my wife and I were not going to wait even longer for our meals to be redone.

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RD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
We have been going here since they opened
It is our all time favorite in NOTL
Superior service We were there for 4 hours completely unhurried on the patio
Each selection is top notch Close your eyes and point you can not go wrong
Nathan our sommelier was such a joy and so interested in our German Reisling selection
Desert was a big hit all around
We specifically go to NOTL to dine here
World Class
April was great also
Thanks for taking such wonderful care of my family
We will be back for the zucchini blossoms
Cheers
We always try but can not find anything that compares
Our warmest regards to the Treadwells!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience on the Niagara Peninsula. Superb service, impeccable wine list, and a menu that deserves a Michelin three star rating. Have traveled around the world, this restaurant is a must visit for dinner.

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LR
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t often write reviews after visiting a restaurant but after my exceptional experience on Saturday night I’m leaving a review. In my four years living in Canada this has been by far the best meal we’ve had in a restaurant. In fact, it measures more highly than some Michelin star experiences! The food was outstanding. The flavour combinations were incredible and the balance of the flavours was perfection. The quality of every course matched the previous one. We were blown away. In addition, the fantastic advice from the sommelier meant beautifully paired wines. My greatest appreciation was for our server... I’m afraid I can’t remember his name but he was from France. He made sure our wedding anniversary was a memorable evening. His attention to detail was incredible and what really shone through was his passion for food. His exceptional service made the experience even more special. Can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. Thank you for a great evening!

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RD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food, no question.
Seared scallops, beet salad, roast chicken, halibut... all really great.
Excellent wine menu and recommendations; helpful friendly sommelier, James.

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ER
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there several times and each time has been different. This latest visit was our best. I find the wine grossly overpriced, the meals cost are competitive with other “ fine dinning” establishments.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make an annual trek to Treadwell for our wedding anniversary and always leave totally satisfied! We love the concept of sourcing local food. The Chef is amazing and the Sommelier always has a delightful recommendation. Thanks again for a gorgeous meal! We hope the mussels always remain a menu staple and star!

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PH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Treadwell’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. We had Arctic char with lobster in bacon chowder and asparagus as a side. Both were absolutely delicious. As we are not big drinkers we were happy to find that smaller portions of wine are served by the glass. The service was perfect, desserts were fabulous and noise level was such that we actually were able to have a conversation! Covered patio seating is available. Highly recommended.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my parents 65th wedding anniversary at Treadwell. The service was outstandingly friendly and professional. The meal was sensational. We started with a lovely beet salad with the smoothest goat cheese. The halibut main course matched my mother’s past experience of the best fish in her life (ie 89 years) when Treadwell was at another place. Finished with a wonderful brûlée to recognise the milestone. We will definitely be back.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. I was there for a business lunch with 5 people. I will be returning for a meal with my wife. Decor and location is wonderful. The menu is all local and they have created some very interesting dishes. The food sad very good.

Service was very friendly, accommodating with great suggestions of what to have. Our server was very friendly and struck just the right balance of helpful but not intrusive. A definite repeat.

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A
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food.

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DR
Grand Rapids
72 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treadwell is a fantastic Restaurant as you will have a wonderful dining experience. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and the wine is outstanding.

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