Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant

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Imagine dining and enjoying the stunning view of our vineyards and lake Ontario in the distance. Headed by Executive Chef Justin Downes, our talented team of Chef's create Niagara cuisine utilizing the freshest local seasonal ingredients. Toronto Life Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Zagat Dining Review, DiRoNa and Food Network Canada have all recognized our 4-Diamond Restaurant as the quintessential wine country dining experience. For a unique experience, ask us about arriving by helicopter or extending your wine country experience by staying in our private Bed & Breakfast Cottage and the Estate Guest House. Groups welcome!
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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has long been one of our favourite dining spots anywhere in North America or Europe. The setting is spectacular and the food remains as good as ever - always fresh, always focused on local produce and always wonderfully flavoursome . The serevice, again as always was outstanding - attentive and professional but not intrusive. We will be back.

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

The setting is very nice, and the servers although they seemed quite green, were nice also. The pork scrapple appetizer was delicious. We were disappointed to find truffle oil had been used in our $50 beef tenderloin entrées. We were very surprised to see a restaurant that calls itself fine dining to be using this inexpensive chemical flavouring agent which in no way actually resembles authentic truffles. We could see from our appetizer that clearly the kitchen is capable of producing wonderful food and we would suggest to them that they are better than this.

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PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are wine club members and have been enjoying meals at Vineland for years! It is hard to talk ourselves into going anywhere else!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall excellent as always.
Only thing is that we thought the music was a tad loud.. and maybe not right for the ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing restaurant! My wife and I have been here many times, and we love the food each time! The wine pairings are excellent, and the view is amazing.

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MS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the pork belly and it was superb, Cornish hen and chuck flat were both equally amazing. We barely had room for desert the cheesecake was perfect size for what little room I had left and the maple tart was very good. Service very good and professional.

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J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time here. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and tasty. Would go again

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelin star quality, good food, outstanding services and excellent view. Yummy gelatos, must try.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the whole meal, the service and the ambiance and view were spectacular. The food was as advertised and the wine to accompany was great we could not have enjoyed it more. Hopefully they will run it next year and we will be back.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food presentation, flavours, and portion size. Superb service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. I love the winter menu and prices! We tried their special chef selection and the winter prix fixe menu and found them to be of amazing taste and value. That said, the portions were big enough that we could have shared and still be satisfied by the end. The service was outstanding, they were very helpful, attentive and unobtrusive. Our wine glasses were magically always topped up. We cannot say enough about the view. One of the best spots to eat while watching the sunset. We will definitely be back.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality and service are consistent with our many visits in past years.
Will keep returning though we live in Toronto.
Food price is very affordable except fresh oysters. Wine is reasonably priced.
Window views are peaceful and bright. Grape trees are grown everywhere.
Nice place to enjoy eating and past time.

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W
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome venue and good food and wine. That's 50 characters at least

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JN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the winter lunch menu. Food was delicious and impressive. Great value for the price.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic. Food was well done; wine was decent.

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ST
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First let me say that the service was good, although she did make a few errors and forgot a few things..but she very apologetic and did her best.
The food on the other hand was disappointing for both of us. My partner had the soup and it was quite good although the waitress said it came topped with sweat breads and it came out with cracklin....a bit of a difference. I had the pork belly and it was okay but kind of bland.
We both had the quail which was a little over cooked and dry.
The cheesecake for desert was good but tiny. I am all for smaller portions but that was ridiculous.
For my tastebuds....it just seemed like the chef was trying to do too much, too many flavours on one plate that just did not work synergistically.
Cappuccino was cold, they replaced it but the barista obviously did not preheat the cups.

The atmosphere was good, not great....large open rooms and brightly lit. Its a shame because it is a beautiful location.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The food was delicious and was plated well. Would recommend to all my friends. Can't wait to go back. Best meal in Niagara Region.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing meal! Love the ambience, the view and the service!

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FL
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely chef’s dinner the other night. Food was excellent with many interesting combinations and very nice seasonings. We enjoyed it immensely .

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IS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, inventive cuisine with attentive staff and great wine.

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MS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing!! For sure, one of the best restaurants I ever been!

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w
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulicious menu. Great value. Outstanding food as always

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SM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ok. Not to sure where to start. Although it seemed expensive we chose to have the chefs special. What a great choice. The food was fantastic. Every course that we had was amazing. Service was great and we had time between each course to relax. What a great night. As new members to the wine club this was an extra bonus. Each course came with a different wine tasting which as a wine club member was included. Great dinner, great service great value. Thanks to my wife for making this an amazing night. Love you

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a
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the gnocchi. Hands down - the absolute best meal in a very long time. Seriously - chef's should win awards!

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c
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff were attentive. Food was excellent, and the portions were perfect. The atmosphere was wonderful! My husband and I both enjoyed having lunch while enjoying the beautiful view of the winery, as well as, sitting around the woodstove afterwards! Loved it!

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Our experience started off on the wrong foot. When I booked our reservation for Valentine's Day I noticed that they had two menus. One was themed for the 'special day' the other was an a la carte menu which was less expensive but also had vegan options which are mandatory for my diet. I selected two a la carte reservations but when we arrived we were told there was no a la carte menu and we would be served the themed dinner which was nearly twice the price as the one I thought I had selected. When our dinners arrived my wife's included items like steak and oysters while mine was basically pasta and salads. We paid the same price for both meals and had a bottle of sparkling wine which we were told was on sale but for which we were charged full price. Granted the food was good, although no one asked my wife how she preferred her steak prepared (She likes well done. It was very rare) but it certainly wasn't much of a value and frankly I thought rather pretentious with more concern for the chef's tastes than for the guest's. All in all the dinner was an experience but not one I will soon choose to repeat.

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to this restaurant for our special occasions since we moved to the area The food is beyond excellent. Servers know the food.
Just a lovely experience all round

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstandingly delicious courses as beautiful to look upon as they are to eat! Wine pairings complement each dish elevating the entire dining experience. Knowledgeable staff provided exemplary service. There is no better way to celebrate with the ones you love than dinner at Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant!

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JP
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We do a yearly trip to Niagara-on-the-lake every year for a wine weekend with a group of friends. We always go up on Thursday just to have the chance to have a dinner at Vineland. We have never been disappointed. We usually do the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The chef is inventive, the ingredients are unusual and the combinations of flavors are marvelous. We have never been disappointed. It is pricey but worth every penny!

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KJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Loved every aspect of our meal. Will definitely be returning.

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GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quiet beautiful views from f the vines and Lake Ontario. Service was super and food was tasty and well prepared price was less then expected. Will go again wine was also exquisite had the 2015 Cabernet Frank and purchased a couple of bottles to take home.

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SW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Some of us ordered the 5 course chef special. Course 4 the strip loin steak I believe it was called was the size of a small medallion. 2 bites and done and I cut it in 2 only to make it last. We were shocked and laughing when we saw it. The smallest steak we ever saw. I ate a marshmallow earlier bigger than that. At least plate 3 small medallions so it looks like you’re getting something. Won’t go back for dinner there after that. Lesson learned the first time. Maybe a cocktail in the summer for the view. That’s it. I didn’t take a photo of it but I so wish I did. You have to see to believe

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to this restaurant maybe 10 or more years ago for lunch and thought it was "OK". But Friday night's 5-course meal with wine pairings was exceptional. Service was fantastic. Will definitely not wait another 10 years to return.

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CE
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've always enjoyed my meals at Vineland Estates. They have consistently good meals and use local, quality ingredients. I recommend the chef's tasting menu with a wine pairing if you can. This night, our 5-course meal started with some oysters as an amuse-bouche, a pear and parsnip bisque, a chilled lobster and shrimp salad on frisee with double-smoked bacon, some delicious ricotta tortellini, sliced ribeye for the main, and a blackberry panna cotta for dessert. The classic wine pairing was free if you're a member of their wine club, and it's worth signing up, even if you just do it at the table.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Suggest changes to the lighting—lower interior intensity (understand you want to ensure dishes are displayed appropriately) but it’s too bright with the contrast of the darkness outside. Suggest installing exterior lighting to compensate. This would create a much better ambiance.

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LS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant was exceptional from beginning to end.

We were seated at a lovely table directly in front of the fireplace on a COLD winter night. There were many appealing options on the menu, both for appetizers and mains ,but when our waiter explained the “tasting” menu for the evening we all decided to go for that. We were not disappointed. Every course had lots of different flavors and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Definitely plan to return and would highly recommend this special place.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. We tried the 5 course with wine pairing. Everything was so delicious and beautifully prepared. This restaurant never lets you down and the service was amazing. Very quiet and romantic.

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MY
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had New Years Eve Dinner here, just my husband and I. It was a busy place - as you can imagine for this time of the year. However in spite of that, the staff were kind and conscientious. The Chef came out and greeted us at one point during our meal. The vista in winter is great, can you imagine it in the spring / summer / fall? Thanks to all for a memorable occasion.

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C
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and superb service. The food is prepared with great care and expertise. Each dish is a superb marriage of flavours. Wine pairing is great and all from the winery. Has a beautiful view on the estate.

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