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Dani's Bistro

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259 St. Paul Street | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
+1 289-362-0222
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lovely bistro and wine bar featuring comfort food, tapas and local VQA...
Lovely bistro and wine bar featuring comfort food, tapas and local VQA wines by the glass and available now on tap. There is also ice cold local beer on tap, this is definitely not a snobbish wine bar. Tapas are available at all hours, think Cajun Shrimp or Bacon-Wrapped Dates. Or try a beautiful charcuterie platter featuring smoke meats, delicious cheeses, homemade pickles and preserves served on a beautiful wine barrel platter. Red wine braised Pot Roast, seared salmon and perfectly grilled steaks are the big sellers for entrees. The desserts are all house made and the Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce was named Niagara Magazine's #1 Dessert in Niagara. Perfect for Date Night, Girls Night Out, or a business lunch Dani's Bistro is all about comfort.
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dani's Rocks!!!

Recently had lunch here with a girlfriend. This place is so cute. Our server was very friendly, the atmosphere is lovely and the food is tasty. We shared a tapas size chicken liver pate to start and it was very good. Chicken sandwich and salmon burger were also delicious. Just wish the fries were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
CTRocks
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Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Recently had lunch here with a girlfriend. This place is so cute. Our server was very friendly, the atmosphere is lovely and the food is tasty. We shared a tapas size chicken liver pate to start and it was very good. Chicken sandwich and salmon burger were also delicious. Just wish the fries were a little crispier. They were "chewy"... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review! So glad that you enjoy the new place and the food. We will make sure that our fries are crispy and crunchy for your next visit! More 

St Catharines, Ontario
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a small quaint location downtown St Catharines and one of the only reasons I would go downtown. The owner is friendly. The food is excellent and fresh. Service is great the staff are friendly and helpful. Great place to go for lunch or dinner

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DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a nice review. We are glad to give you a reason to come downtown! More 

St. Catharines, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Home cooked food which is delicious. Great place to eat! Nice to see the downtown core being used. Priced reasonably too. Dani is a lovely hostess and very inviting.

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DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We are glad you enjoyed the new location and food. More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

They always say the most people have a hard time with change. Not I on this occasion. I had been to the old Dani's and now to the new Dani's. There is certainly a different vibe now, and feel that the new owners, Pete and Dani, have a passion for what they are cooking and serving. The old Dani's seemed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks so much! We are so happy that you like all that is new with Dani's! Hope to see you back soon. More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I went to Dani's when they reopened recently. The ambiance is really lovely. I love the bar area they have and we were very comfortable in our seat by the fireplace. Wine on tap was a new experience for us, and it was so great, and I loved that the wine list was loaded with Niagara wines.... More 

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DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at Dani's. I must agree with the bar, it's one of my favorite parts too! Hope to see you time and time again More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We decided to give the 'new Dani's' a try after a recommendation from a co-worker. We were immediately welcomed by a very friendly Danielle and seated at a cozy table close to the kitchen. The decor was pleasant, soft creams and browns, subdued lighting. It held the promise of a nice romantic choice for our dinner. The server came over... More 

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DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review. We certainly do hope that you come back and give us a second try! More 

St. Catharines
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We went to Dani's this evening for the first time since they re-opened. We loved the old Dani's and were extremely sad when it closed. So we have been eagerly awaiting the re-opening. The new space is gorgeous. Though we miss the colour of the previous space (dark red), the new decor is beautiful. We ordered the pita crisps with... More 

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DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and comment. Any comment that helps us better serve our customers is always appreciated. We also wanted to thank you for reminding us about the little tapenade before the meal. It has always been our plan to offer the same kind of gesture and in the hustle and bustle of re-opening it... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My friend and I were so excited to try the new location of Dani's Bistro over the weekend. We were welcomed by a beautiful ambiance of candlelit espresso tables, the smell of a home cooked meal and smiling friendly faces. Our table under the fireplace was the perfect relaxing spot for us after a long week of work. The menu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We are so happy that you like what we have done with the new locataion. A warm inviting place to unwind after a busy week...sounds exactly what we were striving for. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Thorold, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to go to opening night at Dani’s Bistro with the new owners. The food was AMAZING (Thank you chef Pete) the service was great (Good work Dani) and the atmosphere was really upbeat. Cannot wait to go back again and again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves at Dani's and can't wait to have you back! More 

Milton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

You will love the atmosphere! beautifully decorated from floor to ceiling with a gorgeous stone wall; attractive table cloth, centre pieces and a single tealight set the romantic mood. Very friendly owners and staff! I found the prices very reasonable for the delicious food you received. I went with my boyfriend this Friday evening for dinner. We ordered the Caesar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write :) We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Dani's and look forward to seeing and visiting with you when you get the chance to come by again. That delicious bacon on the ceasar salad was our special candied bacon. Addictive is certainly one way of describing it! See... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 St. Paul Street | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 289-362-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

Lovely bistro and wine bar featuring comfort food, tapas and local VQA wines by the glass and available now on tap. There is also ice cold local beer on tap, this is definitely not a snobbish wine bar. Tapas are available at all hours, think Cajun Shrimp or Bacon-Wrapped Dates. Or try a beautiful charcuterie platter featuring smoke meats, delicious cheeses, homemade pickles and preserves served on a beautiful wine barrel platter. Red wine braised Pot Roast, seared salmon and perfectly grilled steaks are the big sellers for entrees. The desserts are all house made and the Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce was named Niagara Magazine's #1 Dessert in Niagara. Perfect for Date Night, Girls Night Out, or a business lunch Dani's Bistro is all about comfort.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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