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Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905-468-4772
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place, below average food

For the price you pay and the location the food should be alot better than it was. Most of the restaurants in NOTL have above average food but not here.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Dan L
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

For the price you pay and the location the food should be alot better than it was. Most of the restaurants in NOTL have above average food but not here.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

So nice to sit outside surrounded by lush flowers and under a covered umbrella. Food was good. My daughter had a caesar salad and the croutons were warm and crisp. I had the mixed salad w/ trail mix which was good but the dressing could have been a bit more flavorful. Roasted chicken was yummy and moist. I like my... More 

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Ottawa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great location and nice ambiance. The food is substandard at best. On our first visit last summer 2 orders of fish where under cooked. This time round 3 people ordered steak it was too hot to eat due to over seasoning. Our waitress did not act on the problem so we had to complain to a second waitress. Turned out... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The fish was so over seasoned that all you could taste was the hot and not the fish. It could have been a gourmet meal had the cook backed off on the spices as the fish was complimented with mango and garbanzo beans making for a cool - hot dichotomy. However too, too hot!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We came for dinner and were surprised that one of the day specials was sold out at 7:00 pm, which is regular dinner time, not the end of the day. Wine arrived well after food. Salads were big, but nothing special for the price. Mussels were just average, too much pepper that was overpowering seafood. Fish and chips were average.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So we visited the quant city or town of Niagra on the Lake. Lots of tourist and little specialized shops. We selected a random restaurant to eat lunch since the place was so busy on Saturday afternoon. We had no signal to look up raring since we are from the US. Most places are priced very high $17 for a... More 

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Batavia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Food is good. Service was slow that evening. Very Busy since it was at dinner time but the waitress was cordial and pleasant. Will definitely eat there again.

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Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

a very romatic place to dine. Food and Beverage selection is great, the food was fantastic, recommend the steak. Very friendly service.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We sat outside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon Food and service excellent although the menu is limited Extensive wine list most of which are local Canadian wines Not so much a place for children Would recommend this for a relaxing place to unwind

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate here on a Friday night for a late dinner. The food was good, except we were hurried to finish as the restaurant was closing at 9:30pm. We would of chose a different restaurant if we had known they were closing early; which seemed a bit odd for a Friday night. Our waiter was friendly but often served inappropriate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: 905-468-4772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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