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HobNob Restaurant At the Charles

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Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Simcoe St)
+1 905-468-4588
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The HOB NOB Dining Room serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional...
The HOB NOB Dining Room serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Visit the dining room, lounge, wine bar or fully licensed patio where you can enjoy a wide range of delicacies accompanied by a vast selection of Niagara wines. The Charles Inn dining room has been recommended in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator and Toronto Life and is the proud recipient of the CAA Four Diamond Award as well as the VQA Gold Award of Excellence.
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  • 438
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast to Thrive on!

Salmon scrambled eggs, please! What a fantastic breakfast. The only thing that could make it better is a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice and the option for an expresso. The food was incredible. My husband ordered the Traditional and loved that too. Nice place to stay and from what we saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
musicmomma13
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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619 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Salmon scrambled eggs, please! What a fantastic breakfast. The only thing that could make it better is a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice and the option for an expresso. The food was incredible. My husband ordered the Traditional and loved that too. Nice place to stay and from what we saw around town, the prices are terrific for what... More 

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Miller Place, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great little restaurant. The service was spot on and the food artfully presented and delicious. My girlfriend had never tried french food before and her only experience was Le Cirque NYC during restaurant week. This place blew Le Cirque out of the water. Beautiful surroundings and quaint charm that reminded us of the hamptons. Will def return!

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at the Charles Inn, HOBNOB restaurant and our experience was outstanding. The quality of the meal combined with the excellent service provided by our server, Alan, made for a very memorable evening. Thank you to Chef, Steve Sperling and his team of professionals.

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is our third time at this restaurant. Always amazing. Food is fantastic, never too much. Creme Brulee is out of this world!

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London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Everything was delectable! Afternoon Tea was so reasonably priced and perfect! Our dinner was awesome, very upscale and contemporary, with a side of tradition.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

On our first visit we requested the Afternoon Tea but we're told it is best to call ahead to get the scones. So the following week we did just that and were surprised when after a very long wait to be served we received the not too appetizing tray with no scones, as they were out, and no real desserts.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I'm reluctant to give a good review because I don't want to miss out on an opportunity to dine here when I'm in NOTL. The combinations of ingredients are interesting and the chef really has a handle on what flavour combinations work! Especially the gnocchi...it was superb!!! From the cocktails to the dessert, it was a wonderful experience and the... More 

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We tried this place because one of our favorites (Stone Road Grill) closed. What an awesome meal we had. The server was knowledgeable and friendly, and the food was superb. I had been to the Charles Inn for lunch a number of years ago, and the food was good, not great. This new incarnation was soooo good. Try it. You... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great meal and outstanding service tonight with our waiter Greg at the Hobnob (at the Charles Inn.) Lovely selection of food and they did a great job pairing wine with each course. WILL BE RECOMMENDING THIS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food was great and the the staff was very friendly and did their job perfectly. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Simcoe St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-4588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 47
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

The HOB NOB Dining Room serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Visit the dining room, lounge, wine bar or fully licensed patio where you can enjoy a wide range of delicacies accompanied by a vast selection of Niagara wines. The Charles Inn dining room has been recommended in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator and Toronto Life and is the proud recipient of the CAA Four Diamond Award as well as the VQA Gold Award of Excellence.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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