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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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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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  • 78
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    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
Fantastic meal with great ambiance!

We started with spinach salad with ice wine squash , cranberries and goats cheese so fresh and filled with amazing flavours!! My husband had the special which was Grilled Pork Chop stuffed with olives and cheese served with the best risotto I have ever tasted! I stole most of his risotto! I had my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Kellyc988
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Dani's for a late dinner on Saturday and liked the décor but were disappointed in the small pricey portions. For starters, we had Dani's Caesar Salad for $9 and one of the hot tapas, prosciutto wrapped dates, for $7. We expected more food for the price. The salad dressing was OK, but the salad was just a... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We started with spinach salad with ice wine squash , cranberries and goats cheese so fresh and filled with amazing flavours!! My husband had the special which was Grilled Pork Chop stuffed with olives and cheese served with the best risotto I have ever tasted! I stole most of his risotto! I had my go to which is the pot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your dinner (or should we say your husbands!). And please be adventurous! Try all the wonderful meals Dani's has to offer. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great service and the owners are wonderful! The chef is also the owner so you know love is going into everything.

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

Thanks so much for the review! You are right, there is certainly a lot of thought and love that goes into the food here at Dani's. Looking forward to seeing you again :) More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal and like the decor. Staff was very pleasant and efficient. The sweet potato chipotle soup was delicious.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review! Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you back again and again! Dani More 

Mississauga, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We really enjoy Dani's Bistro and are so happy they are open again. The new location is nicely appointed with an inviting atmosphere (although it was very cold and they had to set up a portable heater). The food is very good but it's the service from their longtime waitress (I believe her name is Terry) that makes the experience... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. Terri is a gem and we are so happy she is back at the new Dani's too :) More 

Wainfleet, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best lunches! Tried two different sandwiches and the soup and all were full of favour and unique in their combination of textures. We're definitely going back and they are going accommodate a friend with food intolerances. Great!

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

Thank you so much! Looking forward to having you back! More 

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything about this place was great from decor to staff to wine choices (found a new favorite) to the food. Four for dinner we all had different apps and entrees and everyone had only great to say about their choice. Portion size great - full without overstuffed and a great selection not the same old things.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so happy everyone enjoyed their meal and experience at Dani's! More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We recently had dinner at Danis Bistro. As a severe celiac I am always nervous to eat out, the owner and chef Pete was very knowledgable and the menu clearly stated the gluten free options. I had 3 courses of amazing food. As a side note the prices were very reasonable. We will be regular customers for sure.

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

We certainly understand the struggle to dine out when dealing with food allergies. Hope to see you back again and again! More 

Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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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 

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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 - 16
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?