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“Charming little restaurant.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sixteen Front, Casual Fine Dining & Lounge - CLOSED

Sixteen Front, Casual Fine Dining & Lounge
16 Front St. N., Orillia, Ontario L3V 4R5, Canada
705-326-3135
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Price range: $9 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sixteen Front is an elegant restaurant with a casual atmosphere. Executive Chef Ian Thompson, with his distinctive style, creates an array of innovative entrées.Sixteen Front prides itself in using only the finest ingredients including Certified Black Angus beef and the freshest seafood's. Our extensive assortment of international and VQA wines compliment your dining pleasure.Our lounge offers lively entertainment around the baby grand piano on Friday and Saturday evenings. Also offering charming patio dining.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Charming little restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Cute little restaurant located near the waterfront.

Great atmosphere, and amazing food! (Good value)

Nicely decorated! Don't miss out on this great little find.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere but just ok food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant has seen many changes. We really enjoy the lounge with it's great atmosphere and live music on Friday and Saturdays. Unfortunately, the food lately has been lacking. We haven't tried all of the items on the new menu but were less than impressed with what we had. My hope is that the owners take the time to actually taste the new menu themselves.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“It is okay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I went with my father on the weekend, at the last minute they were only able to seat us in the lounge which is okay because it is a very attractive environment (although the dining room does look much more intimate and conducive to conversation, the music in the lounge can interfere with conversation). The food was good--wish there was more of it, the portions are very small. The price--wish there was less of it, the cost is expensive in relation to the portions. The service--the servers are nice and polite but their technique of serving (quickly placing plates in front of you) seemed rather rushed like a truck stop, rather than the professional delivery of a "fine dining" establishment. Perhaps the service is different in the Dining Room?

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orillia
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“New chef, new menue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

With the local news of Chef Marcel joining 16 Front, we decided to explore. The input of the new chef on the menue was obvious and will need future visits to try it all out.
Re. flavours of Lake Country we were disappointed with the extra charge for the 10 oz sirloin being advertised as $5 and actually being $10 but otherwise the different "special items" were good.
The atmosphere and music was lovely, the service (Natasha) was exeptional and Penny made sure everybody was comfortable.
Suggestions:if you want to enjoy the entertainment request booth or table seating in the bar area.
If you just want a meal and do not have reservations, this restaurant is very acommodating even with serving you food "at the bar" while having an excellent bartender and entertainment at your finger tips.
In the summer time a small patio really brings this place to life. It's location, a short walk from the port and very much downtown make it accessable for all (incl. being "accessable")

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Now I am not a big steak eater. But got persuaded to try at this place and was hooked. I have been back twice after and ordered the same. (lately at a "special" $30 dinner menu)

Ambiance: Quite Pleasant
Server: Gurpreet: Wonderful

Food: The starter shrimp/crab plate was very nice; followed by a sizeable piece of steak, exquisitely done, served with just the slightest of distractions!

The accompanying desserts were not spectacular but nice.

Negatives: service (we were delayed in seating and no apology from the preoccupied "manager." Wine: expensive for a small town like Orillia.

Will we go again...yes - for the steak but sparsely, due to the price point.

ps: To the Management: The palate cleanser "pudding" between starter and main - get a sorbet or just drop the idea.- it almost ruined my steak.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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