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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, 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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  • 21
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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
Best restaurant meal I've enjoyed in years

We went to The Charles Inn for dinner last night for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We are locals but for some reason we have never been here before. Funnily enough, we had tried to make reservations at two other restaurants first but they are closed on Sunday nights so this was the last resort. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Rose L
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St. Catharines, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We went to The Charles Inn for dinner last night for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We are locals but for some reason we have never been here before. Funnily enough, we had tried to make reservations at two other restaurants first but they are closed on Sunday nights so this was the last resort. I called at 6 to hastily... More 

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Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

4 star restaurant with elegant formal dining room from 1800 era. Excellent food with outstanding service!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We thought we'd try a couple of new places before the town gets overrun with tourists, so we took a recommendation from friends and went to HobNob. First the good part: the food. We selected from the lounge menu, rather than the more formal dining option. My hamburger was excellent -- freshly made, great flavour, side of home-made fries. A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went based on the rave reviews of our neighbour and could not have been more disgusted. In contrast to every other establishment we've been to since moving to NOTL where the staff are friendly and welcoming the workers at HobNob made us feel like they were doing us a favour by permitting us the privilege of entering their establishment.... More 

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

It is quite unusual for that particular server to offer poor service. He is one of our best, and must of been having an “off” night. As manager, I should have assigned another server to you if he didn’t have the time. Our burgers are quite thick, and do take approximately 15-20 minutes to cook. I wish this was communicated... More 

Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I have eaten there a number of times and we fail to be disappointed. I have reviewed this Inn's (now to be called a hotel) dining lounge before it was called the Hob Nob and everything has remained as good as it always was. From the taste, service, ambiance and price what more could you expect? We... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A beautiful room. Wonderful, friendly service. Best dinner ever. I had the duck and apple fritters for dessert and ate it slowly so it would not end. My husband had the fois gras to start, then the pork and then carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream to finished. The portions were perfect.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Celebrating 28th year of marriage we took a beautiful drive to Niagara on the Lake to dine at HobNob where we had had a great friends dinner many years ago. Seated on time at a non crowded table, the room was pleasantly decorated for the history it presents. Waiter was knowledgeable and a little too exuberant but benign and proceeded... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The HobNob in the Charles Inn is a fantastic stop for some fabulous fine dining, or just a cozy meal in the bar area. The food is excellent and the atmosphere welcoming. During summer hours you can sit on the veranda gazing out into the golf course and Lake Ontario.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Delicious menu and great service. My family and I all tried different dishes on the menu and loved everything. Can't wait to come back!

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oakville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times now and will continue to return as the food,service and setting is all excellent. The lunches are very reasonably priced especially given the location and setting. I think my wife and I have tried most of the lunchtime entrees - not a long list - which is perfectly fine by me. They are... More 

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

We love to hear that you are returning guests. Our lunch menu is loved by a lot of the locals, we will change it slightly in the summer so you will have more to try! Thank you for your review! 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 - 48
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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