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“Enjoy with the one you love” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower
5200 Robinson St, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 2A3, Canada
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Ranked #102 of 460 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Price range: $25 - $41
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fallsview Blvd
Transit: Daily local bus service to Skylon Tower with Niagara Falls Transit bus company. Also available is Free Attraction and Casino shuttle bus service to the Skylon Tower as well as Free shuttle service to our front doors form most major Fallsview hotels. Visit www.skylon.com for further information.
Description: Welcome to the world-famous Revolving Dining Room at Skylon Tower. Casual fine dining is quite literally taken to the top - 775 feet above the mighty Niagara Falls. For lunch or dinner the menu is rivalled only by the spectacular view. Whether you come for a romantic Dinner for Two, a special celebration or just a family vacation, our Revolving Dining Room promises the ultimate in affordable Falls-view dining. Relax and enjoy as we revolve silently 360 degrees once each hour. Dine by night and discover the magic of the Falls Illumination, the dazzling city lights far below and the seasonal Falls Fireworks. Early dinner specials are available at 4:30 and 5:00pm daily. And the admission to our famous Ride-to-the-Top and Indoor/Outdoor Observation Decks Attraction is always FREE when dining. Visit www.skylon.com to see our award-winning menus and our outstanding International Wine list. Be sure to include the world-famous Revolving Dining Room at Skylon Tower in your Niagara Falls visit.
Parma, Ohio
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“Enjoy with the one you love”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Don't just ride up to the top, actually have a nice evening dinner for two here. Forget the expense of the food, you're on holiday (or anniversary like us), its not a 4 star, it doesnt have to be. The restaurant rotation of viewing the falls is great, bring the camera. I suggest arriving prior to sunset, and take your time eating until you see the falls lite up at night, it can be romantic. Winter months are best.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great View of City--Not so Great Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Sunday evening and the view was spectacular. I even enjoyed the photo opportunity because it gave us the chance to get a good family photo. The rotating floor was a neat way to see Niagara Falls. Now on to the food. The food was not great. I had prime rib and my wife had sirloin. The meat was good. But the bread and potatoes were cold. The coffee was good. The price is ok for the ambiance, but not for the food. I'm glad we did it once, but would not do it again.

Visited December 2013
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“Take Your Meal for a Spin”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

You should be warned up front that this place is a tourist trap to some extent because they take your picture before you go up to the restaurant as well as during your dining in the restaurant. In addition the menu prices are higher than would be expected likely due to the marketing packages they work out with the local hotels where you get, as an example, a $100 of discount. It you break down this particular deal you get a $50 food credit, free ride up to the dining room, free parking, etc. Note in order to get this you need to order two appetizers, two dinners and one dessert. You only pay for the ride up if you are not eating so in reality the $12.50/person saved for the ride up is not a true savings. Parking is $10 so that is a direct savings if you choose to drive (which we did not) as well as the $50 food credit.

We started off with drinks and noticed that they play some games here as well. A traditional martini is $9 however when you add a premium brand the price goes to $12 and then if you “tower size” it goes to $16. The $16 tower sized martini didn’t even fill the martini glass so here we have more gimmick marketing. A $10 wine by the glass (6 oz.) moved to $14 if you opt for the 10oz. upgrade.

We started with two appetizers. One was the Black Tiger Shrimp Cocktail with tangy cocktail sauce ($16). There were five average size shrimp which were sweet and a bit salty. The tangy cocktail sauce was below average, having too much ketchup and not enough horseradish. The second was Skylon's Famous French Onion soup sherry laced consommé over glazed Spanish onions topped with Gruyere cheese "Au Gratin" ($12). The soup was well balanced and was not overpowered by a heavy broth or a strong, salty bullion taste. I would rate this better than average.

For me the Filet Mignon "Béarnaise" Beef Tenderloin Steak with Red Wine and Béarnaise Sauces ($54) was very good and cooked to perfection. I opted for this entrée over the sirloin because when I asked how long the sirloin had been aged the waitress did not know but checked and when she came back said it was seven days. My wife had the Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus was billed as their top seller. It is rubbed with coarse salt, slowly roasted and came with a horseradish cream sauce ($50). The piece of beef was much smaller than expected but tasted very good. Both dishes came with asparagus, baked tomato with a sprinkle of cheese and bread crumbs, and a double baked potato. The tomato was very good and the asparagus almost as good. The potato came up short. I am accustomed to having a double baked potato completely removed from the skin, whipped up with whatever you choose to add and then returned into the potato skin for a final baking. This was not the case. The potato was not removed from the skin and the “double baked” potato section was added on top. It was stiff and inconsistent.

For dessert we went with the freshly baked vanilla cheesecake with strawberry sauce ($11). The cheese potion was very good however the graham cracker crust tasted as if they used stale crackers.

The slow-spinning restaurant appeared to do a 360 degree rotation in about one hour so we were able to see the falls twice. If you are a dining couple note that you will be seated about six inches away from another dining coupled table. At the end of the day the food is generally good but overpriced however you are paying for the experience and the view.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Skylon $$$$$$$$$$”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our meal, the lobster special, was delicious but the total price for two of over $200 was a little much for the experience. We were sat by the busboy desk and it was difficult to have a conversation at time due to the crashing of dishes an cutlery. To top that off, the waiters seemed to hang around this desk involved in loud conversation that would go on forever. I wondered at times if their personal life was supposed to be our entertainment. The sad part, this busboy station rotated with us and we could not get away from the racket. I used to frequent this restaurant every time I was at the falls, but this last time will be my last time.
Very overrated as you are paying for the view!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Overpriced and Overated!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

At our friends' insistence, we agreed to dine at the restaurant. Firetly, the fare is nothing to write home about. Secondly, all items are extremely expensive and not appetizing whatsoever. Thirdly, all of our friends' dinners were cold, overcooked or underdone. We stuck to the appetizers, which were barely passable. The only saving grace of the restaurant is the view, but that can become old very quickly, especially if you are afraid of heights. The restaurant has a minimum per person charge in the $45 range. Our server had a very arrogant attitude regarding this minimum charge. Don't believe the hype and spend your hard earned money elsewhere.

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