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259 St. Paul Street | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-931-4610
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Ranked #10 of 341 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lovely bistro and wine bar featuring comfort food, tapas and local VQA wines by the glass. 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 Garlic Shrimp, Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese-Stuffed Dates, house made Pate or Mushroom Ragu. Red wine braised Pot Roast and grilled cheese are the big sellers for entree sized portions, and many of the main courses are offered in tapas size, from salads to Ratatouille. 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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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved the food I got at this restaurant, it gives such variety and worth every penny. Everything was fresh and very enjoyable.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stopped by this restaurant on the way to my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in the summer to pick up a gift card for them. They've lived in St Catharines for years but hadn't been to Dani's - with the good reviews on this website, I thought it would be a great gift for them. Well - the restaurant happily took... More 

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

Hello, I am writing to you as the new owner of Dani's Bistro. We had anticipated an easy change of hands when we bought the restaurant. Due to reasons outside our control, we have had to move the restaurant to a new location down the street. We are currently closed to renovate and hope to be open by mid November.... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I took a group of 7 people to enjoy 2 birthdays only to arrive and find a sign saying closed. A local explained that they hadn't paid their bills so they were shut down. Obviously we were disappointed. We went across the street to Pow Wow's. The food was tasty but despite being empty the kitchen was extremely slow. The... More 

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

I'm so sorry to hear that you came by and we were not open. Dani's bistro is in the process of relocating down the street (259 St. Paul, facing the performing arts center). We hope that you will come by and see us again when we reopen in November. More 

Canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went there to dine last week, and our fav restaurant is closed. Hope it opens back up. All furniture was gone, and notice from creditors on door. Come back Dani's, we love you.

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

We miss you, too!!! Believe me, we didn't want to close. I was working with Peter and Dani Tindall to take over the business (Yes, I would still be there) and the fire department had to come in and do an inspection. They decided to bring all of the old buildings on St. Paul St. up to current code which... More 

Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were looking for a new place to take my sister for her birthday dinner on the way to Niagara Falls and saw the reviews for Dani's on TripAdvisor. Terri greeted us at the door and was our server. Aside from being a terrific server and giving us great service, Terri has a lively personality and is a lot of... More 

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It means a lot to all of us that you took the time to write. It's also good for our souls to hear such nice things. Terri is thrilled at the mention, and I'm pretty pleased that we got a good review on a night that I cooked. I'm usually purely decorative--and... More 

Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate at Dani s last night through a Tripadvisor recommendation It did not disappoint. We were greeted by Terry, who served us through the meal, and was a great server and a great advisor We were three, so we ordered way too much tapas, then mains, then dessert, Needless to say we are still eating it today Nothing dissapointed.... More 

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed everything, especially when I was cooking! Your feedback means a lot to us and we all appreciate it. Terri was very happy to read the review as well. Thank you so much. I hope we see you again soon. Danielle More 

Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dani's bistro is a well loved favorite with a menu that is crafted by a chef that takes pride in the food prepared. Original takes on old favorites from home such as grilled cheese, just as familiar and tasty gently reinventef to the next level. The friendly staff ensure efficient service. A must visit in st.Catharine's.

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. You really get us...it's all about getting you good food in a nice atmosphere. I'm happy that you took the time to write as it means a lot to everyone who reads Tripadvisor. Hope to see you again soon, Danielle More 

Welland, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband took me to Dani's Bistro for my birthday dinner in hopes of enjoying a nice romantic meal at a new restaurant and we were not disappointed in the least! The food was delicious...The wine was great and the service was attentive, yet respectful of our special night. We were planning on trying a yummy dessert at the end... More 

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Please make sure you take the time to come back for dessert, too! You can get romantic with us anytime! Danielle More 

London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Another out-of-town swim meet with the kids, and another round of subs, pizzas and road house fare. My wife and I needed a break. The kids wanted to stay in the hotel room and watch a movie with more pizza, so I Googled dining in St. Catharines and came across Dani's Bistro and VQA Wine Bar. It was downtown on... More 

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening. I'm sorry about the Yorkshire Pudding, it should be lovely and light and warm. Any time you are disappointed by anything at the Bistro, please let us know and we will try to make it right. The reason the roqueforte-stuffed bacon- wrapped dates are pricier than other... More 

London Ontario Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My son just graduated from Brock University and we wanted to take him out to a different place than his usual university go to places. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to give Dani's Bistro a shot. What a wonderful treat. Sitting in this bistro took me back to the many bistros I visited in Paris. And the... More 

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danimur905, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Wow! I sure hope your son decides to go to graduate school so you have a reason to come back!. Thank you for the wonderful review. It means the world to us to get such lovely feedback, and I know that it helps other travelers immeasurably. Thank you again, Danielle More 

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Additional Information about Dani's Bistro

Address: 259 St. Paul Street | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-931-4610
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Canadian

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