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“Pure Relaxation.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oban Inn

Oban Inn
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $45
Cuisines: Canadian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gate Street
Description: Since its beginning in 1824, the long tradition of the Oban Inn dining experience has been enjoyed by generation after generation of our returning guests. Savour "Four Diamond" creations combining Oban classics with modern gastronomy focusing on the region's fresh ingredients married with the outstanding harvest of Niagara Wines as chosen by our sommelier.
Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Pure Relaxation.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is the second time I have been to the Oban Inn Spa for their therapeutic massage. You leave feeling absolutely relaxed and noodle-like. The Spa has all the ammenities, and you can shower afterward and leave feeling like a new person. Recommended, I'll be booking another one soon on my return trip to the area.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
“Good food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends for dinner and we were not disappointed. The dining room, although small, did not lack atmosphere and it was lovely having a table overlooking the pretty gardens. The food was freshly prepared and presented elegantly. The wine list extensive and the Staff very pleasant and attentive. If we visited Canada again, we would love to visit again and probably even stay a few nights.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
We very much appreciate you sharing your experience at the Oban Inn Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We strive to provide all of our guests with great food, wine and service. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you back both as a guest in the restaurant and in the hotel.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of our team if we can be of service to you on future visits to Niagara.
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Guelph, Canada
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Elegant food, done well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

We've dined at the Oban Inn a number of times now for both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and elegant in both preparation and plating. The timing of our evening was done well with our dinner for two, including three courses and wine taking just under two hours. I had the shrimps and scallops, and my wife had the veal, both of which were perfect.

My only complaint (and reason for not giving a 5/5) is that our request for a better table location during a time when the restaurant was barely half full seemed to 'confuse' the hostess. We had reservations and our special occasion (an anniversary) was noted and yet when we pointed to a preferred table, the hostess had to run off to get someone else to deal with our request. So a note to the Oban... at the prices you charge, the patron's request should be satisfied immediately and without compromise.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Spockis54
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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us and joining us to celebrate your special day. I am pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We have a great team that is committed to providing the best for our guests.

My apologies that we were not able to accommodate your table request. We have reviewed the seating procedure with the entire team to ensure that all guest requests - whenever possible, are accommodated.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Stratford, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exactly What We Were Looking For!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

A quick run in out of the rain after theatre resulted in a memorable dining experience. Although we did not have reservations, we were graciously accommodated at the bar by Stephen (an absolute gem!) and Kim until such time that the dining room opened. Our meal and service was exactly what I expected from the surroundings. It is high end, but worth every dollar spent. The food was excellent as was it's presentation and service. The dining room is small and offers lovely views of the gardens. The staff are attentive without attitude and the dress of the guests ranged from theatre to casual. Extensive wine options are offered also. We will certainly dine at Oban once again on our next trip to NOTL.

Visited August 2014
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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner at The Oban Inn. I will pass along your kind words to our amazing team - particularly Stephen - yes, he is a gem, and Kim. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Williamston, Michigan
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Incredibly good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

My metaphor: A simple appetizer of fried cheese, with greens? Wonderful! Set the mood for the entire meal. (Much of the cuisine is gatro-fusion) Nice relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is a hotel restaurant. The food and service impressed us so much, "We checked out the hotel," and will stay in the hotel with our next visit. A must go if visiting Niagara On The Lake!

Visited August 2014
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