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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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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Where do I start , let's start with the apetizer, French onion soup for me, scallops something for my wife. When the waiter brought me a soup bowl with a pretzel and cheese whizz and a tea pot with watered down gravy $12. and told me to mix it all together I new I was in trouble. This was def... More

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Plantsville, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable food and service! Make sure you eat there and try the asparagus soup... Unbelievable! As was everything else that we ate that night. Highly recommended!

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Cambridge, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Worth every penny! The ice wine martini was delicious and a good size (considering the price of it..$16!!). Had the beef tenderloin...amazing flavours, cooked to perfection! Dessert was exquisite (chocolate pâté with pear). Can't complain about anything!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went as part of a package with a winery tour and weren't disappointed! We had a set three course meal and they were more than willing to accommodate my vegetarianism. While not on the menu, they were more than happy to prepare a unique vegetarian dish for me. I was relieved by their willingness to prepare a delicious dish... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in NOTL for four days in July and going to the Charles Inn restaurant was the best culinary experience by far. We went for lunch one day and it was so good and original that we made a reservation for dinner on the next day. What a great idea! The meal was delicious and the service was outstanding!... More

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Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Food was wonderful, service was excellent and the glassed in porch was lovely. A lovely historic old home converted to an INN and restaurant

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Tuktoyaktuk, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had given the waitress information about my severe fish allergy and was told that the chef would be informed. After eating a forkful of salad the waitress came running over to tell me that the chef said there was fish in dressing. I had to take meds and later fell asleep during first half of play. The waitress took... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were visiting friends in Niagara on the Lake and they made a reservation at the Charles Inn. They had eaten in the bar area on previous occasions but never in the main dining room. The food is pricey. I ordered French onion soup as an appetizer . It was not presented in the traditional way but rather came "deconstructed".... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we visited on a Saturday morning and found it delightful sitting on the patio!! our breakfast was great...and service was good considering the poor waiter had over 8 tables....and she was RUNNING....literally!!...RUNNING!! We returned with our guests on Sunday morning at 10:15am.....only to be told they were done serving BREAKFAST!!!!!>>>>WHAT???? really 10:15 am on a Sunday.....????....did I miss something???.......the manager... More

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