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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
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
Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Our group of friends visited the Charles inn for dinner on a Saturday night. They were quite busy and we had a great experience. One of our guests had some food restrictions and the server and kitchen were very accommodating. Our server, Alan made great martinis and took the time to offer us a great experience. We had wonderful service... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Second time and it was as great as the last time. Sat on the warm and bright veranda on way cold, but sunny day. Brooke was our waitress , we had her the last time. Such a friendly and lovely person who truly likes her job and is proud of the Charles's Inn. Husband had Shepard's Pie made with beef... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were both incredibly impressed by the whole experience. From the service, to the atmosphere, the music, and we can't forget the food! I started off with a southern peach martini and he had an ice tea. The server brought out a small sample of salmon with a pickled beat with... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife and I had dinner with another couple who are close friends and very much enjoyed our first time visit to The Charles Inn in NOTL, service was attentive, no waits for anything, the onion soup was enjoyed by my friend and I had the scallops and loved them, the gals had a salad that was wonderful as well.... More

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Canada
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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Four of us decided to dine here and all came away impressed with the quality and presentation of the food, as well as the relaxed, friendly but professional service. We had hoped to try four different dishes, but all opted for the same appetizer, the Roasted Pear Salad, and it was divine. The greens came with a walnut vinaigrette, candied... More

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I can't use the correct words to say how good everything was... Even sent my "Well Done to all " business card to the Executive Chef..

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining at the Charles Inn recently and all I can say is "wow"! A fantastic meal served by very hospitable staff! The food is amazing! We can't wait for out next visit to the area for another great meal at this fine restaurant!

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Steve S, Manager at The Charles Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments with us and for choosing to dine at The Charles Inn on your recent visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another memorable experience. More

Windsor, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at the Charles Inn. The old manor is exquisite and very warm to eat in. They had the gas fire going and we were situated by the window. Our waiter Martin was top notch with knowledge of food and wine. He was friendly and made our dining experience wonderful. The best way... More

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Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you go to Niagara on the Lake, do not miss this restaurant. Everything from service, to atmosphere (traditional) to food (inventive) was perfect.

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Steve S, Manager at The Charles Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a brief moment to share your comments regarding your recent dining experience. I am humbled that you have referred to all aspects of your evening as “perfect”, as that is what we are always striving to achieve. We hope to have you join us again on your next visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. More

Buffalo, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We ate in the Lounge area of the Charles Inn Restaurant, per the advice of our hosts at the B&B we were staying in. And they were absolutely right- the food was absolutely delicious, and the price, reduced because we were in the lounge. The service was great, too! Couldn't have asked for more!

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