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HobNob Restaurant At the Charles

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Queen St | P.O. Box 642, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 409
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Cosy Restaurant with excellent service!

The staff was attentive, friendly and treated us like royalty. The chef was fantastic, amazing plates and very hot food right out if the kitchen. They serve warm bread to start and then we tried the filet for ‘fabulicious’. It was wonderful! I cannot say enough about this restaurant. If you are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
DSSPREDATOR
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NIAGARA REGION
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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581 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
NIAGARA REGION
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The staff was attentive, friendly and treated us like royalty. The chef was fantastic, amazing plates and very hot food right out if the kitchen. They serve warm bread to start and then we tried the filet for ‘fabulicious’. It was wonderful! I cannot say enough about this restaurant. If you are in the area you should definitely stop by... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

They have a great wine selection as recited to us by Lloyd. We explained our wine preferences and Lloyd made selections for us that were perfect. The star of the evening was the 8 oz tenderloin burger. Best. Burger. Ever. Great food and service, perfect lounge atmosphere.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We frequent Hobnob on a weekly basis and it never fails on service , food and ambiance. In a town where there is so many excellent restaurants - they are consistently great!

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Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Recently went for dinner and was very pleased. Atmosphere was great - an old mansion turned into a hotel and restaurant. The food was very good. My steak was prepared as ordered, while my wife's chicken was among the best she has had in some time. Meanwhile service was excellent. It can get somewhat pricey, especially if you have a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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231 reviews 231 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch at HobNob, and we were very impressed. The building is gorgeous (I will make sure to stay overnight on my next visit), service was very welcoming, warm and friendly. Lunch was fantastic: Loved the butternut squash soup, my friend had the risotto. Both tasted amazingly, everything was very fresh and each dish had a small twist to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful environment is what most people have come to expect with Niagara-on-the-lake and the Hobnob does nothing but enhance this feeling. The food was literally perfect in my eyes; the taste, selection and presentation couldn't of been more spot on. The staff were knowledgable, kind and only add to the positive atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the Hob Nob (it was still Charles inn at this time, I believe) during the Fabulicious event, and the food was JUST that. From the elegant dining area, to our wonderful server, the Hob Nob is an excellent place to dine. Will return in the future to experience their regular menu as well, as Fabulicious is a select few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a lovely time celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were seated near the warm fireplace, were visited by the manager (always feels nice), and had one of the best meals ever. My steak was grilled perfectly and the suggested wine was wonderful. To top it all off, my creme brûlée was to die for. Had all intentions of just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

HobNob is such a great departure from most of the restaurants my wife and I generally dine at these days in Toronto and the GTA. The atmosphere is fine dining, extremely comfortable and not a bit of pretentiousness. There is an element of relaxation that is very difficult to find elsewhere. The food is well thought-out, carefully prepared and served... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Arrived in Niagara on the Lake about 3 PM on Feb 14. Wanted a bit to eat as our dinner res was for 8. As usual we searched Trip Advisor and decided on the HobNob, rate 6 our of 87, had a restaurant one 7 days a week with a decent lounge and afternoon tea menu. Parked and paid for... More 

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Kim_Dunk, Manager at HobNob Restaurant At the Charles, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that you felt chased away from our restaurant on Feb 14. We advertise on our website that we offer a lunch menu from 11-2pm, and dinner from 5-9pm on Saturdays. This is also posted on our sign out front. We also offer free parking behind the restaurant. As you can see from previous reviews, we do offer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queen St | P.O. Box 642, 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 - 46
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?