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HobNob Restaurant at the Charles

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French, Canadian
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Queen St | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Simcoe St)
+1 905-468-4588
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: The HobNob restaurant & wine bar serves contemporary French cuisine...
The HobNob restaurant & wine bar 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 Hotel 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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  • 61
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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
New Years Eve

Four of us celebrated New Years Eve 2015 at the HobNob where we were treated to great food and great wine pairings. The service was outstanding and they even parked my car for me and got us a shuttle home. I'm sure we will see you again for New Years Eve 2016 and many times before.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mike C
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us celebrated New Years Eve 2015 at the HobNob where we were treated to great food and great wine pairings. The service was outstanding and they even parked my car for me and got us a shuttle home. I'm sure we will see you again for New Years Eve 2016 and many times before.

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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tasting Menu with wine pairings delicious. It allows me to try different wines with each course that I may not have chosen for myself. Beef tenderloin done perfectly, crème brule the creamiest I have ever had. A wonderful dinner, as always. Thank you Jillian for passing on all your 'food knowledge'

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Thank BDand5117
Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed fine dining, super friendly wait staff and great atmosphere. We had an amazing evening and would like to return soon.

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Thank Kelly R
North Bay
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch on the 30th of January 2016. Meal was great, but the service was a bit slow. We were there for 1 hour and 45 minutes. We had no alcohol and just wanted to have a nice meal and continue our local activities. We had planned that it would take about 1 hour and 20 or 25 minutes.... More 

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Thank francesm604
Toronto
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service, empty except for us. Sensational food, lingering welcomed. Very pricy, but worthy for special event.

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Thank Tundralady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time at Charles Inn. The first time I had went with my Dad. Both times, this restaurant did not disappoint ! This is my most favourite restaurant when I go to Niagara Falls. The location is in a beautiful neighbourhood with lovely shops and scenery (especially during the summer). The restaurant is in the inn itself,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here during our weekend at Great Wolf Lodge. We are a family of foodies so we drove 20min to Niagara-on-the-lake after a day of water fun at the Lodge. The sous chef prepared a wonderful meal. Waiter was friendly and attentive. It would have been a most enjoyable evening except our table was too too small. We are... More 

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Thank Eehrmat
Jamestown
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beyond the food being superb, the ambience is so warm and inviting. Cannot beat it for a quiet evening of good food and conversation, especially if you love being in an authentic 19th-century space with a cozy fire in the fireplace. We go here every time we come to town now.

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Thank Popehill
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a late reservation here on a Wednesday night after traveling almost 9 hours and were not disappointed. Our table was on the veranda where it was nice and quiet. Service was excellent and well informed about the food and local wines. Gravlax were delicious (could have eaten a lot more) and the crispy skin arctic char was cooked... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends recommended The HobNob and when I checked their special menu prices, they were far more reasonable than the Vintage Hotels group in Niagara on the Lake. We chose to have the menu as a late lunch rather than evening meal, but I believe the same menu and prices were on offer until the evening. There was plenty of choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queen St | Located in the Charles Hotel, 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 - 42
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

The HobNob restaurant & wine bar 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 Hotel 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 - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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