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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 21
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  • 9
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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
Most recent review
Despite service issues, food is sublime

We had an interesting experience at the Hob Nob on a Saturday night in March - 4 ladies who had reserved about two months in advance. The night started out wonderfully. Service by Greg was fast and attentive as we ordered our wine and appetizers/main. Apps came out in a flash and were sumptuous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Meagan M
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had an interesting experience at the Hob Nob on a Saturday night in March - 4 ladies who had reserved about two months in advance. The night started out wonderfully. Service by Greg was fast and attentive as we ordered our wine and appetizers/main. Apps came out in a flash and were sumptuous. Try the foie gras for a... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here to enjoy a meal with my parents. We really enjoyed the ambiance, the great Canadian wines and had exceptional and friendly service. I had the "Bacon and Egg" Salad - pork belly, with soft poached egg, walnuts and arugula. It was so good. I strongly recommend it. I will definitely come back the next time I'm in town.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Niagara and a close "foodie" friend was raving about the wonderful food and wine at HobNob. I was a bit nervous to enter the restaurant with such high expectations, these expectations were not only met but were far surpassed. The servers and staff were all warm, friendly and helpful. The wine... More 

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Redlands, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I came here for some duck and pork belly. The food was amazing, the service staff polite and professional, and the wine list exquisite. If you are in the area, and would like to enjoy fine dining, I have to recommend this fine restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

An old house / hotel charming restaurant. Food presentation absolutely incredible! Appetizers , entrees. And dessert truly a must have when visiting niagra on the lake . Local wine and complimentary ice wine superb .

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Windsor, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We asked our hotel for recommendations and they suggested the lounge bar at the Charles for more informal dining. It suited us perfectly after a long day travelling and the frozen vistas of Niagara Falls. We had a cosy candlelit table by the fireplace. Our server brought some warm bread and butter "to be going on with" so we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, great service, great food, I couldn't ask for more. We had a bottle of the best champagne. It was so romantic. I loved my bacon and egg salad! We'll definitely be back!

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food very good...tad bit salty but very good. Scallop starter was yummy. Not a fan of pork belly but glad I finally tried it. Pickerel was very good and the little casserole made with sun chokes was my fave. Hubby had the steak dish and said it was very good as well. Service amazing. Good value for a coupon/package.

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NIAGARA REGION
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9 reviews 9 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The staff was attentive, friendly and treated us like royalty. The chef was fantastic, amazing plates and very hot food right out if the kitchen. They serve warm bread to start and then we tried the filet for ‘fabulicious’. It was wonderful! I cannot say enough about this restaurant. If you are in the area you should definitely stop by... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

They have a great wine selection as recited to us by Lloyd. We explained our wine preferences and Lloyd made selections for us that were perfect. The star of the evening was the 8 oz tenderloin burger. Best. Burger. Ever. Great food and service, perfect lounge atmosphere.

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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 - 46
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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