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Secret Garden Restaurant

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5827 River Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
(905) 358-4588
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great luch stop

We had an excellent lunch between walking to the middle of Rainbow Bridge and going to the Bird Kingdom. The food, service, and outdoor seating with a view of the bridge and falls this the perfect place to stop for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Phillie_gal
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this spot by a tour guide after initially eating breakfast at a globally branded tourist trap the first morning and feeling that we wanted to experience something local instead. The Secret Garden was such a total delight that we returned for every subsequent meal of our two day trip! The terraced part with outside tables is super... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately this restaurant was disappointing. Service was very slow. I ordered a starter caesar salad and the salmon entree, which was the special. The salad was served with my entree instead of as a starter. Which would have been nice because I had to wait a long time for my entree. The salmon was an over cooked frozen piece that... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent lunch between walking to the middle of Rainbow Bridge and going to the Bird Kingdom. The food, service, and outdoor seating with a view of the bridge and falls this the perfect place to stop for lunch.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I sat out on patio here and enjoyed the view of Niagara Falls while I sipped an iced latte. The interior is all pink and I may not have stopped in if the outdoor seats were taken. My waitress, Diana, was lovely and even gave me a to go cup for my second latte. The have a very reasonable gift... More 

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Hunter, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went with a group of seniors for dinner. It is not handicap friendly, there are many stairs to climb, most without handrails. The wait staff was very friendly but the food was just okay. The meats (beef and chicken) were cooked satisfactorily but the side dishes were just boring. The decor is out of date and could be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Great view of course if you dine outside The breakfast was very good and the service was friendly and attentive. Typical diner breakfast, but it's what we expected so we were pleased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Flown from New York on a day trip so didn't have a lot of time so ate at the first place we saw after walking across the border. Lovely breakfast, great view and friendly people. Big gift shop and reasonably priced.

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LaSalle, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The decor in the Secret Garden is a bit dated, but it is enjoyable in a quirky way! The food is fairly priced for the location. My partner and I went for breakfast and it was regular diner portions and quality. For the few dollars extra it is definitely worth the stellar view of the falls in the distance! Great... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having travelled whole day to get to Canada, we decided to eat in a local family restaurant than visiting chain restaurants. Secret Garden offers a peaceful yet beautiful view of the falls and a park. The sunset reflects directly on the restaurant's open terrace which makes it even more enjoyable to spend your time there. The staff was friendly and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I organize Life Begins at 40 Social (meetup) Group out of Toronto. We took the Go Train to Niagara Falls and I made a reservation at The Secret Garden for lunch. I'm glad that I did because the owners and staff were really friendly and quite accommodating considering there were 26 of us. Their restaurant is clean, the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5827 River Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: (905) 358-4588

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?