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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
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great service, loved the cosy old world atmosphere. Food was Devine! Went as part of a wine tour could not have chosen a better place. They matched the wines to the food which made for a very nice dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were there for our 20th anniversary. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Martin was our waiter. He was great. We sat on the porch overlooking the garden. Best food I have ever had in my life.

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Niagara Falls
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Took my parents here to celebrate a special anniversary. The food was delicious and the choice of restaurant did not disappoint. Service was a little slow, but personable. To be fair they had a large party in their semi-private dining room that may have been taking up more time than anticipated. It was a bit on the cooler side the... More

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toronto,canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Charles Inn Restaurant in located on Queen St in NOTL in a beautiful Historic Inn. The weather was wonderful so we were able to dine outside on the verandah. The service (Dylan) was brilliant & very friendly (never felt rushed), the meal was amazing..presentation was beautiful & the wine was delish.. Please take the time to check out the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

the place is just great and the setting is a classy old house that brings you back a century. Just amazing. The food is ok, nothing great, but just fine and a bit pricy. The last seating they get is 8.30 pm which is a bit pushy for a touristic place (other fine dining restaurants get 10pm as last call).... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful historic inn, so the setting alone gets your experience off to a good start. And it just gets better from there. The food is exquisite, and the service perfect. Some of our party had the fresh soup of the day, and loved it, and two of us had foie gras to start. It was melt in... More

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were in Niagara On The Lake for the July 4th weekend. We walked past the Charles Inn, viewed the menu and said, this would be a great place to dine the next night before going to Royal George Theatre on July 5th. The restaurant look great. Established. Refined. There were no reservations available for the dining room, bu the... More

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came for dinner before a show at the Shaw Festival Theatre. He had steak and I the halibut. We also had the cheese sampler (go for the sheep cheese -amazing) and a great local bottle of wine! The food was just fantastic and the atmosphere cozy (large cushion-y seating). The only thing I didn't like was... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Perfect weather to dine outside overlooking beautiful gardens with good friends visiting from the US. The service was friendly and helpful, never intrusive. Three of the four of us chose two appetizers as our meal and found the serving sizes to be perfectly adequate as a full meal. Prior to the meal we ordered, the server brought us a complimentary... More

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We enjoyed wine, an appetizer and we each had the slamon. The salmon was cooked to perfection with the skin on. The scallop app was also done expertly. Our server, Martin, was attentive, helpful and a real professional. This is probably the best meal we have had in NOTl in our many visits there over the years.

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