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The Charles Inn Restaurant

209 Queen Street | P.O. Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905 468 4588
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Price range: $15 - $58
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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
Sausalito
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Good food, good wine, historic atmosphere - what's not to like! Well worth a visit when visiting the Shaw Festival.

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Wall New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a three course meal here as part of our hotel package. The food was delicious. The Pork loin wrapped in the homemade sausage was outstanding. We sat out on the porch. It was very romantic.It is worth to have at least one meal here while visiting Niagara on the Lake.

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Montreal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Disappointed in general by the choice of food and the standard of cooking in the restaurants on Queen St in NOTL, it was a real delight to walk in to the Charles Inn and be served a genuinely good meal in a lovely setting. This place unlike many others on Queen's street isn't trying to be something and make a... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

our waiter was a bit pretentious. The appetiser was mysterious.Scallop tartar looked like sushi and tasted like tasteless rubber.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Had the table d'hôte - would highly recommend if looking to splurge for an evening. Scallops and foie gras were the highlights. Service was excellent, of course!

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Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After reading all the rave reviews, we were looking forward to trying this restaurant. The ambience and service were excellent but unfortunately the food was disappointing. We ordered the gazpacho and foie gras as appetizers and had the pork and salmon for the mains. Unfortunately the foie gras was burned and cold on the inside the first time they served... More

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Edinburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate in the lounge and had a very pleasant meal with friendly attentive service in nice surroundings for a very reasonable price. What's not to like?!

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On the edge of the old town center it's easily accessible on foot in beautiful garden surroundings. While the menu is limited, the food was outstanding, with thoughtful preparation, very fresh ingredients and elegantly served. We had Quebec foie gras and scallops to start, followed with beef and halibut. They have an extensive list of some of the best wines... More

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Chicago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Eight of us had dinner here and everyone loved their choices. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with our choices. I had the roast chicken with lentils(with bacon and duck) that included crisp haricot verts. It was topped with a soft poached egg. Warm fresh rolls were on the table. We enjoyed different glasses of wine as this is... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The four of us had dinner there on our stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The food was excellent, one great meal. The staff will explain to everyone what's the content of their plate. Good choice of wine. Sevice was excellent. Our reservation was for 6:30 p.m. and we had no problem parking in front.

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