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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 27
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  • 14
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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
Top notch meal at the HobNob.

We had a delightful meal one evening when we were not going to the theatre. Excellent menu and very well trained staff. We took advantage of the complimentary shuttle from the Harbour House Hotel where we were staying.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Larry W
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Petoskey, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Petoskey, Michigan
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a delightful meal one evening when we were not going to the theatre. Excellent menu and very well trained staff. We took advantage of the complimentary shuttle from the Harbour House Hotel where we were staying.

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Toronto
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our supper was included in a wine tour package. Service was swift, professional and knowledgable. The food was delightful and wine pairings were spot-on.

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Aurora, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Omgosh this cute little nautical restaurant is the perfect romantic restuarant, our server who i cant remember his name! was a tall young blonde guy who was just fantastic, his knowledge about the wines, and pairing we right on! we LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE and will definitely go back and we will be sharing this with our friends/ family!

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On a lovely, warm evening, my mother and I visited HobNob at Charles Inn. What a beautiful hotel and location! Next time we intend on experiencing the loung and patio, but this time we were in the fine dining room. The wait staff was very attentive. When my mother found the lardon in her dish too hard to consume, the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Charles Hotel is slightly out of the main drag in a well maintained 1800's building oozing with period charm. I rarely go for the tasting menu as I prefer to design my own meal but I threw caution to the wind here and decided to try the seared yellow tail, duck breast, pickerel and steak (plus local cheese course... More 

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york, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Everything here was beautifully done. Starting with the amuse bouche and the warm bread, on through the actual courses. Nice selection of local wines by the glass. The bitter green salad and the salmon were both excellent. Wonderful service. Not cheap, but worth it!

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went for dinner tonight and everything was awesome. Gazpacho soup is amazing! The service was attentive and informative, but not too in your face. I think you could not order anything that would be a mistake. Make sure you have a reservation. Atmosphere is for an older crowd and really not a spot for young ones.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had such a great meal last year for our anniversary that we decided to come back for anniversary #36. We were not disappointed. Allowed to choose our table, we selected the most "romantic" table at the end of the veranda overlooking the front garden. We ordered champagne to accompany our starters which were fresh and flavourful salads. My husband... More 

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London, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went to HOBNOB with my husband and our two friends. We had a delightful time- ate on the porch and watched the sun set. I got the tasting menu with all the wine pairings- and was so happy that I did- I got to taste many different dishes and with perfect wine to boot. I found the food delicious... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate in the lounge at the Hobnob and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the excellent service. Especially great to grab a quick bite before a play. Would return.

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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 11 - 44
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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