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All 82 Niagara-on-the-Lake Restaurants

The Charles Inn Restaurant

209 Queen Street | 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: $13 - $52
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Canadian, Tea Room
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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 Charles Inn 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

First-time diners at this restaurant celebrating our anniversary. The food was creative and delicious, the service impeccable. A very nice experience!

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Another fabulous meal in NOTL in one of the most beautiful settings overlooking the oldest golf course in North America. The service and the wine was over the top!!! A definite "must do" in NOTL.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Restaurant staff very organized, very good service. Diner after a wine tour, so five star food and wine pairing to a nice tour!

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The Charles Inn is a quaint place with great veranda seating . The menu is inviting with easy choices of a number of different foods. The amuse bouche of carrot,ginger and coriander was a very tasty opener. The entree of beef was cooked perfectly and served with wonderful carrots and potato. My wife requested special treatment of the salmon and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had Thanksgiving dinner at Charles Inn. Service poor food fair. Things that were poor not refilling water glasses or re-filling wine glass. Server was asked several questions about the food on our plates but he didn't know the answer without going to the kitchen to ask the chef. This place needs to take a hard look at it product and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had very high expectations of dining at The Charles Inn as it was recommended by several friends. We booked a table to celebrate our anniversary and arrived about ten minutes early which was fine. We were ushered to the seating area in the bar while we awaited a table.The service from start to finish was extremely slow to say... More

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Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We celebrated our 1 Year Anniversary at the Charles Inn Restaurant as part of a package with Harbour House. We were shuttled to and from Harbour House as well, so no need to drive! I started off with one of their seasonal cocktails, the Icy Apple Martini, which was wonderful. Our server was wonderful. The restaurant is really beautiful, located... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We came here for dinner on our 20th Anniversary...from the surprise champagne brought to us, to the food, the staff and the setting...there is not enough good to say about the Charles Inn. We had not one single bad thing here. We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings...it was OUTSTANDING. The flavor and the presentation was above and... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We came to the Charles Inn in October for our wedding, the staff was very professional and attentive. All our guests had nothing but high praise for the very intimate wedding the Charles Inn was able to provide. Kudos to the chef who elevated every single ingredient of the dishes and made them unbelievably delicious. We couldn't ask for a... More

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Kim_Dunk, Manager at The Charles Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We absolutely loved having you here last weekend. The Management team, Chef and all the staff are so honored that you chose The Charles Inn and Restaurant to celebrate your special day. We wanted to provide you with a day that you will remember forever as one of the best days of your life. Congratulations to you both. We look... More

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited there in October 2014. The home is historic, the dining room was picturesque and inviting, the staff was most cordial and professional, the meals were succulent, and the local wine was delicious. We were so pleased that we wished we could have stayed in Niagara on the Lake another evening to return to the Charles Inn. A most positive... More

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