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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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  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Happy Dani's is Back

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
LMB_Advisor
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Mississauga, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 via mobile

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
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

St. Catharines, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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 3
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?