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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, 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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  • 436
    Excellent
  • 105
    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
Anniversary dinner

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
f0ster99
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
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
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108 reviews 108 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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

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Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was excellent on our 1st visit in November during fabulicious. Our 2nd visit on May 8th was not so good. From the extremely slow service, to the poor quality of food. It took forever to get our appetizer, and when it came it was not cooked through. We had to ask 3 times to get a water refill and... More 

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Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We booked a table last Saturday, waited 1hr 15 mins for our appetizer and a further hour and 5 minutes for our main course. The server was very apologetic but the lady in charge not so. We were given a free drink anf offered a free desert however it was far to late then and we weren't sure if it... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The B&B where we stayed recommended this restaurant, plus it was on our list of NOTL restaurants to try. Enjoyed a drink on the terrace before dinner and were seated in the glassed in/window space in a little alcove that juts out a bit.. This was idea as you could people watch and dine. Felt like out you were indeed... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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