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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Definitely a little gem!

Dinner out with my man. Love Dani's Bistro, a little gem of a restaurant in my own home town. Dinner feature was delicious and my hubby's salmon was awesome! Great local wine too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Muschie
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St. Catharines, Ontario
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St. Catharines, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Dinner out with my man. Love Dani's Bistro, a little gem of a restaurant in my own home town. Dinner feature was delicious and my hubby's salmon was awesome! Great local wine too!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My friends and I have met here for dinner a few times in the past and were often the only ones there. Very friendly staff; the wait on the food was a tad long..or maybe it seemed that way since I was staring at everyone else who already received theirs before mine. Otherwise, the food was great; very convenient location... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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145 reviews 145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Right on the main restaurant street of St. Catharine's, it's a great find. They say they're a VQA wine bar and they did have a decent selection of wines by the glass. (VQA is a designation of quality wines in Canada). Their menu is also set up so you can pop in for charcuterie or tapas and some wine. Judging... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our Friday Night Foodies Group dined at Dani's Bistro and we all really enjoyed our meals, the presentation and flavor were delicious. Our waitress Terri served us well and we all had a good laugh!

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Fergus, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've had duck in several places and this one is by far the best. Had it two nights in a row. Pete, the chef, graciously came out and spoke with us. High class! Everything we and our friends ate was super, yummy and a joy for the senses.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Adam the server did as good a job as he could being the only wait staff for the day. Perhaps there was only one person in the kitchen too because we waited over an hour for lunch and salads were delivered early so those people were either done or watching their lettuce wilt. The burger I had was very good... More 

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I'm a world traveler and can honestly say this is one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had. The dishes were executed perfectly. Plantain and salsa, Cajun shrimp, rainbow trout, duck 2 ways, and perfectly prepared crème brulee. The roast beef and Yorkshire pudding looked amazing. The atmosphere is bistro, you can hear the laughs from other tables but... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A group of friends reserved well in advance for a lunch at Dani's. There were 12 of us but no other customers. Three ordered lunch salads. They came very quickly, but the remaining orders (sandwiches and burgers) were almost an hour later. The ladies who ordered the salads were long done. However, the food when we got it, was excellent!

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Welland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Such a nice little restaurant with great service and if you order the duck you will love it. The portions are not large but that's great for me because there was room for a dessert to share and a coffee. Close to the Meridian centre so you can walk over and watch the game after.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriends and I went for a spur of the moment outing and found Dani's bistro online. VERY pleased with the service, the food and of course the wine! Fantastic atmosphere and very comfortable seating. I will definitely go back and recommend as a great night out, date night, treat yourself night, anything!

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Additional Information about Dani's Bistro

Address: 259 St. Paul Street | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 289-362-0222
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Canadian

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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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