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Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College

135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-641-2252
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Niagara on the lake for our vacation and wanted to try Benchmark on a recommendation from a friend. It is a teaching restaurant where students run the kitchen and service. It is set up like a fine dining place with a limited...More

Thank Blackryder-Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love everything about the Benchmark. Beautiful location. Comfortable seating. The teacher supervising the dining room was a professional, proud of sharing her experience with her students and their guests. Great food, Very tasty. We would definitely come back. We only wish that this culinary...More

Thank Coupal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and enjoyed a delicious watermelon and feta salad, followed by the fried tofu. Also tried the Niagara college wine and beer which were great! Sit on the patio if you can! It has a view of the vineyard and garden which was...More

Thank rachel2559
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice environment, quiet, pretty good food experience. Recommend the lamb plate and the hamburger even when all plates were good. For Dessert I do recommend tiramisu , just its different than usual , not chocolate on it.

1  Thank Lyla P
Reviewed June 25, 2017

In planning our girlfriend weekend every year, we try to plan to visit one new prospect for dining. This year, Benchmark did not disappoint in quality of food, environment or service. We shared a charcuterie board, tempura tofu entree, seared scallop entree, and blueberry peach...More

1  Thank c c
Reviewed June 20, 2017

We enjoyed a great meal in a lovely setting. The menu is seasonal and a good value. The students did a great job in preparing and serving our meal. I sure wish that the cherry cider that I had was available for sale because it...More

1  Thank Marnie2
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Was in the area for a family event and booked lunch there for a party of 6 including 2 young children. Seating is in a glass walled pavilion, bright with pleasant views. Tables are well spaced crowded or too noisy, nice ambiance and table settings....More

2  Thank Sun_Turtles
Reviewed June 5, 2017

The service was great, the surroundings beautiful and the food was really good. All in all a most excellent experience

1  Thank M0use47
Reviewed June 5, 2017

A neat opportunity to have a top notch meal, with the Niagara College culinary students preparing it and taking care of you. We had a waitress that was not quite up to par and Hannah the Manager (a graduate) took over things for our table....More

1  Thank occmed
Reviewed June 2, 2017

I was here with a group and not one person had a bad thing to say. All the food orders came out at the same time . Not only was the food delicious but it was well presented. . The staff were very friendly and...More

1  Thank janceyjh
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Moira R
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
Yes we accommodate young children in our dining room. We have highchairs and booster chairs to accommodate this request. Many Thanks, Sarah
Carol O
April 18, 2017|
Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback Carol. We are very excited about our Cherry Cider, however, yes you are correct it is sold out. Our winemaker will be making more and we would be happy to add you to our list to let you know... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Glendale Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-641-2252
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