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Dani's Bistro

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259 St. Paul St | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M7, Canada
+1 289-362-0222
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

After attending a great performance at the Norm Foster Theatre Festival in the recently opened FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, we crossed the road to Dani's Bistro for an after play dinner where we were equally impressed and delighted by the atmosphere, service and the creations that came from their superb kitchen. Three of us ordered from the dinner menu; a... More 

Thank David L
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you David L for this wonderful review that highlights what we strive for at our little bistro: delicious food, inviting atmosphere and quality staff and service. We look forward to seeing you again. Dani More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

After visiting some local farms to purchase fruits and veggies, my husband and I swung by Dani's for an afternoon snack. We both ordered a glass of wine - mine a 6 oz pinot grigio and his a 9 oz rose - to go with our charcuterie plate. Everything was very good - the salami and proscuitto were flavourful and... More 

Thank Goose323
DanisBistro, Owner at Dani's Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Goose323, An afternoon snack of a charcuterie, wine and dessert after visiting local farms sounds like summer heaven! Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts on our little bistro. Hope to see you again real soon. Dani More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Consistently Delicious Food! Their Specials are always Inventive and Reasonably Priced! Free Corkage is offered so you can bring your own wine check dates when it is available!

Thank 123Con
London, Canada
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

While we were in St. Catherine's we (all 13 of us) wanted a sit down, relaxed restaurant we could have a birthday dinner....all though they were changing their menu and did not have many items on it and did not tell us until we got there :( the meals we order and were served were beautiful and delicious! Fantastically fresh... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited Dani's Bistro with my father for dinner one Friday evening. We had the steak and the lamb both of which were amazing. They were cooked to perfection and we were touched when the chef even came out to see how we were. While some have mentioned the small portion sizes, we actually found them to be perfect size... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

My husband and I were having a day out exploring St. Catharines, and we chose this place to have lunch because... well, I'm Dani. Am I ever glad we did. The decor is lovely, the food was amazing and not too expensive for what you get, and the service was fantastic---the place is also partially a wine bar and, when... More 

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Fonthill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I just had dinner with a good friend before attending a show at The Performing Arts Centre, which is right across the street. We had made reservations, and we were glad we did, as it was quite busy and the majority of the patrons were also attending the show. Service was prompt and we both enjoyed the main entree, chicken... More 

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Ours was probably a one in a million experience: the service (entire staff) horrible, the food very good. It took almost 30 minutes for one tapas to arrive after ordering wine at the same time (which arrived in about 5 minutes.) It also took close to an hour for the 2 tapas we ordered, sharing platter and pita and dips...... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I really enjoyed my meal here. The place was packed when we went and had a nice, cozy vibe. I had the gnocchi and it was delicious. The only thing holding me back from giving it 5 stars is that I think it was a tiny bit expensive for what it was. As a result, I'm not sure that we'll... More 

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Waterdown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Cute little spot. We happened to get one of the last few tables after just walking in off the street. Arancini was ok. The Caesar salad will require some assembly as it comes fully intact. The candied bacon was nice and the dressing was more of a vinaigrette but tasty nonetheless.

Thank Mike C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $14
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 St. Paul St | L2R 3M7, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 289-362-0222
Lovely bistro located on wine route and across from the Performing Arts Centre. We carry a large variety of VQA wines, many by the glass and even on tap. Hard time deciding? We also offer wine by the flight. We also have beer and cider on tap. Delicious and fresh, join us for tapas, for lunch, dinner or dessert, you will not be disappointed. We also have a boxed lunch option.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?