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All 87 Niagara-on-the-Lake Restaurants

HobNob Restaurant At the Charles

Queen St | P.O. Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $47
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Simcoe St
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner at the Charles Inn. The dining room was full, and we were early for our reservation so they sat us in the bar area. My boyfriend had reserved the table by the fireplace, and they informed us when it was ready. The entire dining room happened to be empty now, and my boyfriend proposed. The staff... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our dinner, in the classic comfortable dining room, with carefully prepared and presented food and a marvelous range of tastes, was one the best we have had in months. It was comparable in quality and service to those recently served to us in several of the great hotels of Central Europe. We were so impressed by the menu descriptions of... More 

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Albany, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We decided to try here for our second night at dinner for our ice wine festival trip. We used the website to make a reservation and were brought in to the verandah area. Try to sit inside if you can, it's a lot nicer. We had the a la carte menu and ate just the entrees as we had been... More 

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Amherst, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I made a lunch reservation for a Saturday. We didn't realize that the Ice Wine Fest was going on right down the street that day. The neighborhood is historic and beautiful, so arriving at the Charles Inn was a pleasant journey. Once inside, it's quite clear how historic the building is. They did a great job making... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My mom and I had a long day out at the wineries and went to the Hob NOb for dinner. Walked in and were taken care of right away. Our server was very knowledgeable about everything that was on the menu, he was able to read when we wanted our next course. He was a very easy individual to talk... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We dined here with a hotel package from Harbour House. The restaurant exceeded our expectations. I chose scallops as an appetizer - excellent, he chose foie gras - also excellent. Our mains were duck breast and beef tenderloin... Both cooked to perfection! Crème brulee was amazing! You will not be disappointed if you choose to eat here!

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited the restaurant in early December. We were staying at sister property the Shaw Club and the Charles in was recommended. The building is a beautiful old house reminiscent almost of the south, we however were seated on their semi permanently covered heated patio which doesn't quite have the same ambiance as the beautiful inside. Our apps were nice,... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Four friends enjoyed an early meal at the Hob Nob restaurent in the Charles Inn in Niagara on the Lake. I am a real foodie and very particular.We all agreed our Prix Fixed 5 course meal was outstanding. All courses were original in composition and presentation.In my case a unique cured salmon appetizer followed by beef tenderloin with unpredicable accompanyments... More 

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Naples, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had not been here in years and wasn't too sure it would be what we were looking for, but what a wonderful surprise. We had Shepard's Pie and a burger on a salad. Both were prepared perfectly and the service was superb. Very friendly, helpful and professional.

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

Thank you for joining us again, and taking a brief moment to tell us about your experience. Both our Burger and Shepherd’s Pie are two of our top selling dishes in the Lounge, and I’m glad you enjoyed them. I am happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations that you had coming back, and hopefully you will join us... More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tonight was not the first time we have been to the lounge at The Charles Inn. Great burgers. Although the menu is small, there is variety. Very limited seating and we are told the lounge menu is not available on the enclosed porch. I found the fries a little too salty.

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Additional Information about HobNob Restaurant At the Charles

Address: Queen St | P.O. Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-468-4588
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 47
Cuisine: French, Canadian

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