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HobNob Restaurant At the Charles

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French, Canadian
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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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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
Great food and service!

Beautiful dinner and wonderful service. Excellent food. The Tuna appetizer was to die for! Our server explained everything we were served which was appreciated. I think it would normally be a quiet venue but this night we had a large and fairly rowdy group in the back room but we will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jan M
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Bracebridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful dinner and wonderful service. Excellent food. The Tuna appetizer was to die for! Our server explained everything we were served which was appreciated. I think it would normally be a quiet venue but this night we had a large and fairly rowdy group in the back room but we will be back.

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London, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food at this restaurant was incredible. However, we waited almost an hour for just our appetizer. Our entire section of tables seemed angry, as none of us had our dinners until after an hour of being seated. Our server apologized (after we asked where our food was), but there was no appearance of any manager to any of the... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food and service at the gourmet lunch included in our all day wine tour were very good. The restaurant is in an inn on Queen Street and is within walking distance of many of the attractions on this main street.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We didn't eat in the main inside restaurant but did have a great cheese board in the bar area. The waiter Lloyd made some tasty recommendations including a 4 year aged cheddar, Le Dounier and Niagara Gold Cheddar. The wine list has a great selection of local wines and a local beer. We also had breakfast in the covered sun... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've had fois gras twice in my life, and both times it has been at HobNob! Every course was amazing, started of with a complimentary amuse bouche, and continued at the same great level. Menu is small, but everything looked wonderful!

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a stunning meal while visiting the area. The service was outstanding and the food itself was delicious, yet served in a timely manner. Overall an excellent meal. We would be happy to return.

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Ancaster, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoyed a nice getaway overnight stay in Niagara-On-The-Lake and searched Tripadvisor for a quality meal. T would say ratings and comments were accurate. Excellent meal. We enjoyed the tasting menu. Overall I would say pricier than expected, but probably normal for NOTL.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

While the heart and soul has been ripped out of many of the old haunts in Niagara on the Lake, the HobNob restaurant at the Charles has been "freshened" without losing it's charm. Food and service were both flawless.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Hobnob is a lovely French restaurant in an old house/hotel in the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It has classic French cuisine, including fois gras, done in a very fine, sophisticated style but without pretense. It has both indoor and outdoor dining and the evening we were there we ate outside in the back and had a lovely, languorous experience,... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The service was perfect. Our waiter Lloyd was excellent. He suggested things to us and made our experience even better. He tailored our salads to our needs and he did everything with a smile. When my salmon arrived, I realized I did not ask for it to be cooked through, and it needed a little more cooking; he whisked it... More 

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Additional Information about HobNob Restaurant At the Charles

Address: Queen St, 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 - 45
Cuisine: French, Canadian

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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 - 45
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, 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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