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Epicurean Fine Foods

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84 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905.468.3408
Today
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Steak!

My wife and I ate at here this past weekend and we had a delightful meal! The steak and everything else was on-point and best of all it was very moderately priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Daniel P
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Kitchener, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I ate at here this past weekend and we had a delightful meal! The steak and everything else was on-point and best of all it was very moderately priced.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant has always had great food and they are attracting new and loyal customers back with weekly special menus featuring menus from Provinces and countries from around the world. For instance this coming week's menu is built around a "Brazil" theme. The food quality is excellent with Executive Chef Peter Brittain, overly seeing his staff and if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We dined at The Epicurean last night as part of the fabulicious campaign. The food was incredible! I started with oysters and pearls as the first course and knew after that, that we were in for a treat. I continued with the seafood theme with a main course consisting of scallops jumbo shrimp and mussels. The scallops were the most... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
556 reviews 556 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Epicurean Fine Foods offers up a unique menu with quality ingredients to back up their menu. I really enjoyed my grille pulled pork sandwich. It was done in the same manner as a Primanti, with a delicious coleslaw and provolone! The smoked turkey soup was really hearty and nice. The chicken soup was on the blander side soup, just missing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stopped by for a quick lunch on the day of Santa Claus parade. It seemed like everyone working was outside and only interested in selling coffee and cookies to parade spectators streetside, rather than helping lunch patrons. All of the tables were covered in crumbs, dirty napkins and dishes. Once we finally got our food, we cleared our own table,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a very unexpected surprise. We attended a 5 course tasting menu. Chef Brittain spoke to the diners and answered questions on his choices including lobster orzo, quail, duck, short ribs (to die for). Each dish was well presented and complex. The server was delightful. The presentations by owner and wine maker of Between the Lines winery was educational... More 

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Welland, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I had an intimate Valentine's dinner at the Epicurean Restaurant. It was a 5 course tasting menu, food paired with local wines from the Between the Lines Winery. The food, prepared by Chef Peter Brittain, was exquisite. Prepare to be surprised!! The flavours were sumptuous! The presentation was lovely. What a wonderful way to try food we've... More 

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Rochester, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Its just a great place to stop in for a quick tasty lunch. It is a cafeteria style restaurant and I wished the girl serving us could have been a bit happier. But the service was quick and the sandwiches tasted great. Its all about the bread. Was very good. A bit pricey. But all of Canada is. I guess.... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

8 of us went to dinner, and it seemed they never had such a large party. The service was below our expectations. The seasonal drink list wasn't updated, so after trying to order three drinks that weren't available, the only choices were locally crafted beer or a martini. It was hamburger night, and it just wasn't that good. The atmosphere... More 

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Ruth A, Owner at Epicurean Fine Foods, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding The Epicurean. I am sorry you found your experience to be less than you expected. It was unfortunate that the evening was so busy, and so many people came without reservations. We try our best to accommodate everyone, and yes, we were short staffed. As to the décor, we offer a casual dinning experience... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We always like to try new restaurants and Fabulicious is a good way to do that. We chose this restaurant because we loved the Fabulicious menu (fixed price menu: $35.00 for app, entree and dessert). Found out after we arrived that we could have brought our own wine with us. Service was quite slow but limited servers and there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: 905.468.3408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 29
  • Cuisine: Café, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?