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Riverbend Inn Restaurant

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16104 Niagara River Pky | Post Office Box 1560, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I used to be regulars at the Riverbend Restaurant until our last visit earlier this year. It is under new management and everything has deteriorated; from the food to the service. It is a huge disappointment and sad to see. We have many wonderful memories of the times we spent at the Riverbend and Niagara on the... More 

Thank Mauihawaii1989
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very gracious indoor dining with a large outdoor patio overlooking their vineyard. We dined there on two occasions during our 6-day visit to the area (a special birthday and Thanksgiving). Our food was excellent and we enjoyed the Riverbend Cabernet Sauvignon. On both occasions small details were omitted in the service but we definitely recommend a visit.

Thank rickwilson99
Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. Our friends in Virgil recommended Riverbend. We were both looking forward to this evening and both left disappointed. The dining room - although beautiful - lacked warmth and ambiance. The dining room was brightly lit - odd for evening dining - and atmosphere not romantic at all. Husband ordered lobster and tenderloin... More 

Thank MaryAnn D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast if mediocre at best. The bad part is having the wait for over an hour for pancakes!!! Diner was no better. An uncomfortable wait with little to no service. Bread was offered with a cooking grade oil and balsamic. Not what you expect from a 4 diamond restaurant. The main was a lobster risotto with what seemed to... More 

Thank Mpaq
East Amherst, New York
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my third time at the over-rated Riverbend Restaurant. I came back because I really wanted to write a fair review. The restaurant and patio are small but charming. Things are well kept, lovely to look at and there is a spectacular view. Unfortunately, all goes downhill quite quickly from here. Let's begin with their wait staff. On each... More 

Thank Mary Ellen S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made dinner reservations since this restaurant was give four diamonds by AAA. The dining room/bar was tastefully decorated but very noisy. The appetizer we ordered was overpriced. Three very small shrimp, a crab cake, and two seared scallops that were virtually tasteless. The prime rib was overdone and the Yorkshire pudding was also overdone. The vegetables were not cooked enough.... More 

Thank saber1965
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food was prepared well at the two breakfasts and one dinner we had at the Inn during our stay. Breakfast was understaffed, however, which created longish waits for coffee refills. Management would do well to hire additional staff to accommodate guest volume, particularly during "high season" / holiday weekends.

Thank Sandy E
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had lunch outside at this lovely inn restaurant in the middle of Niagara wine country. The outside patio provides great views. The food was good and, no surprise, the wine list was inviting.

Thank Hikergourmet
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is well maintained but when asked if we wished to sit outdoors, which we did, it was strictly patio furniture, no table cloth , not enough cutlery and a very busy server who could have used some help. The food was average but the prices were top drawer! The views on to the vineyard are spectacular and the... More 

Thank AMKCanadian
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We went there in late August after a day of bike ride in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area. I had high hopes since the reviews on TA have been great. When we arrived, we were impressed by the driveway leading to the majestic building facade. The vineyards, the unobstructed view facing west, the nicely decorated patio for al fresco dining, and the... More 

Thank LaiToronto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $76
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16104 Niagara River Pky | Post Office Box 1560, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: 19054688866
An atmosphere of warm elegance, thoughtful service and exquisite 4 diamond cuisine is enjoyed by guests, as well as locals at the Riverbend Inn dining room and lounge. Although small, the dining room invites intimate dining in a relaxed atmosphere. The well trained staff is sincerely dedicated to attending to guests needs promptly and courteously. Our food program - simple, fresh with quality ingredients. The menu is full of delicious surprises. The chef draws fresh inspiration from each passing season while using local specialties. Enjoy farm to table freshness from our herb and vegetable garden located just outside our kitchen doors. Sitting in the dining room, guests enjoy the dramatic views and taste exceptional culinary creations.

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