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Dani's Bistro

174 St.Paul Street | L2R 3M2, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
905-346-3306
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Canadian
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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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
St. Catharines, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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

Sudbury, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had the cheese plate, the risotto balls and, I believe the special that day, something resembling a goat cheese torte. We were all impressed. However, we were doubly impressed with the bread pudding. The three of us are longtime fans of bread pudding, so we may have biased, but I would return for that alone. None of us had... 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 your review. We all appreciate it. Of course I agree with you--the Bread Pudding rocks! Actually it's all about the Whiskey Sauce, the Bread Pudding is simply a vehicle... You are also right about the size of the tapas, they are small plates. The entrees are much more substantial. The... More

St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wow great food!!! Totally in love with bacon wrapped dates with blue cheese in them.......yum yum. Tuesday no corkage fee, good atmosphere, great friendly service, and reasonable prices! Go and see for yourself:)

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

Awww... Thank you! You are awesome, too Thanks for taking the time to write, and for sharing such a lovely review. Danielle More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We recently returned to Dani's for a second visit still harboring fond memories of our first visit. We were greeted as friends and shown to our table in cozy eclectic dining room.The service was professional, prompt and as interactive as the guest wants it to be. The menu will keep you going back and offers excellent value from appetizers to... More

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

What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We always hope that our guests will enjoy themselves and feel at home at Dani's because having you come back makes us feel wonderful. As a small, independent restaurant we are all about the people who support us--and those of us... More

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