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“Great food”

The Old Winery Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Haliburton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our waitress was fantastic, but the hostess staff could use a little lesson in rolling with the punches. The food is very good, we have eaten there 4 times and every meal was great. If you don't like noise, you'd best sit outside.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank JLCHalgal
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  • Japanese first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Pricey Excellence”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Old Winery Restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. The restaurant is situated in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, with quaint surroundings and a equally comfortable interior. We ate on the outdoor patio which was very pleasant. Our waiter was friendly, the service good. We started by splitting an arugula beet salad with toasted walnuts and asiago cheese. This proved to be a unique and delicious combination. Next, we ordered the Arms and Man pizza which was a superb flat crust, topped with tomato sauce, sopressata, roasted mushrooms and topped with goat cheese. This was easily the best flat crust pizza I've ever had! Even with excellent food, there were a few drawbacks. We had to park in the library across the street as parking was full, but a bigger downer was the $50 check for one pizza, one salad, one glass of soda and a tip. If you like pizza that tastes like it just came out of an Italian oven, be ready to pay for it!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Kay M
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Food and Service!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Two friends and I planned a weekend getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake last weekend and had dinner at the Old Winery Restaurant. It was a wonderful experience! Our server was friendly, attentive and had an obvious knowledge of the food menu and wine list.

More importantly, the food was incredible! I had a salad to start and then a pasta - an Orchetti with an incredible cream sauce. My friends had one of the specials of the day (short ribs) and a pizza respectively. All three meals were delicious.

The wine list is mostly local wines and our server was able to recommend a very reasonably priced red.

I eat out all of the time and was very impressed with the quality of the food and service at this restaurant. I will definitely be returning.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Elizabeth P
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usa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent local food”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have eaten here a few times- almost everything was wonderful. This last trip. against the waiters advice I had the braised chicken thighs. Mistake- flavorless- but I had been warned. Every other thing on the menu has been great. and lovely interior and staff.

Visited June 2014
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Thank susannesilk
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Average Food - a little slow”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went as part of a group of 8 - they accommodated billing by couple. Dinner with tip was around $75. - for 1/2 liter wine, shared appetizer, shared pizza and 2 coffee. The antipasto plate was very good, the high light of the evening. The pizza was curried chicken and there was almost no chicken on the pizza.
Our server was very nice and attentive. However, when there are dinners to be brought for 8 people she should have had help from other servers to make sure everyone got served at the same time. There were other servers that appeared not to be busy while she brought dinners 2 at a time. There was a very long wait between the starter and entree to the point one of our group asked what was taking so long.
We had heard they had great pizza and we were disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Robin and Diane F
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