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Riverbend Inn Restaurant

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16104 Niagara River Parkway | Post Office Box 1560, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 , Canada
+1 905-468-8866
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Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Fabulicious2016 with a group of friends. I had the soup which was great, and my husband had the crepe which he enjoyed. The main course was the disappointment. My husband asked for the prime rib sandwich to be rare, instead it was well done. He also asked for some more horseradish and instead got a little container... More 

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Parker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a small lunch and thought we'd try the Riverbend. We were pleasantly surprised. I had the salad with duck and my husband had the trio of seafood (crab cakes, scallops and shrimp). Everything we had was perfect. Prices were a bit high, but the setting was lovely. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Carol L
gananoque
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to be trying Riverbend for the first time for Fabulicious 2016. We drove up to the inn, which was absolutely beautiful amongst the vineyards. Walking into the inn itself was magical with the Christmas decorations. The dining room was lovely with beautiful chandeliers and a lovely view over the vineyard. We were acknowledged promptly as we... More 

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toronto
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Since it opened, Riverbend Restaurant has been a fabourite of ours for fine dining in NOTL. But unfortunately, its standards have hit rock bottom. To begin with, the menu itself was blurry and illegible. Our server was unkempt, disinterested in our needs and blase about everything else. Over priced, badly cooked food was poorly presented--just plopped unceremoniously on our plates... More 

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Thank CoyneToronto
Richmond Hill, Canada
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 

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Thank Mauihawaii1989
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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.

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Thank rickwilson99
Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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 

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Thank MaryAnn D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 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 

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Thank Mpaq
East Amherst, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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 

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Thank Mary Ellen S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $75
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16104 Niagara River Parkway | Post Office Box 1560, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-8866
Description
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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