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“It was OK, but I won't be rushing back”

Terroir La Cachette Restaurant & Wine Bar At Strewn Winery
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located within Strewn Winery,just a short drive from historic downtown Niagrara-on-the-Lake and the Shaw Theate, Terroir La Cachette restaurant offers a truly regional experience. Through the use of locally grown and raised products, we bring the flavours of the Niagara region to your palate, both on the plate and in the glass. We invite you to taste some of the best wines of the region, with our all-Ontario wine list, and chef Alain Levesque combines French Provencal style of cooking with the best local ingredients, bringing together the finest the region has to offer. Whether it's an intimate dinner for two, a corporate function, or a personal gathering, Terroir La Cachette has the facilities to accommodate you. Stop in for a quick, casual bite to eat, relax on our peaceful patio, or dine in the main dining room overlooking Four Mile Creek.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went here in September 2013 and wanted a quick lunch before meeting friends. Admitedly the service was prompt and friendly, and the lunch was quick.

Overall, our experience was OK but I wouldn't rush back.

The food is acceptable but flavours were a bit dull and didn't live up to the promise on the website of serving impactful food. We ordered a bottle of barrel aged chardonnay to accompany our food and considering this is a winery we were extremely surprised that it was served far too cold - so much so that it significantly lacked flavour until it came closer to ambient temperature.

It seems to me that this establishment does reasonably well, is in a good location being in the wine region and close to Niagara-on-the-take, and it doesn't need to try to keep customers coming in through the door. This customer won't be rushing back though!

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Thank LinnieMaple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had one of the best dinners on our entire vacation here. We both got the salmon with rice, grilled veggies and grilled lemon. However, as good as this was, the cheesecake was even better! In a word, it was fabulous. It was lemon with goatcheese and hazelnut crust. We've been to New York several times, had several types of cheesecake and none of them compare to this cheesecake. You have to try it!
As for the service, it was ok. Our waiter was very friendly while we were looking over the wine list, and was good at explaining some of the menu items. But, when we decided to just have water, he was not so attentive after that. Be careful about that Mr Waiter....it directly affects your tip. Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant, the salmon and especially the cheesecake!

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3  Thank jondalar410
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We went here as part of wine tour experience. I was so excited about dining here because it is considered one of the top restaurants in the area. Unfortunately, we were highly disappointed. The service was lack luster and not very attentive. It took a long time to receive drinks, place an order and even receive our main courses. The meal was average at best. By the time we had dessert, we were so deflated by the lack of gourmand experience that we took one bite and called it a night. I feel that the restaurant has out grown its high end charm and now is more reminiscent of eating at a slightly upscale chain restaurant.

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1  Thank kimborkr
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband & I decided to check out the Strewn Winery and the restaurant on the property, the Terroir La Cachette. We chose the restaurant because it was a gorgeous day and they have an outdoor patio. Upon arrival we were impressed with the nicely kept grounds and entrance to the winery.

The patio area has a very nice relaxing ambiance. My husband chose the Swordfish ($28.00) which he said is the best he's ever had and that this was one of the best dinners ever. I started with the fish soup of the day which was Salmon Bisque ($9.00) and main course of mushroom-parmasean cheese Fettuccine ($22.00) - both were delicious. Our wine was the Strewn Pinot Blanc 1/2 litre ($21.60) - it was very good. We finished off with sharing the lemon cheesecake ($8.00). Total bill with tax came to $100.12.

The indoor part of the restaurant also looks very nice. The wine tasting room and wine shop were closed (close at 6 pm) so we plan to go back to the winery and do some wine-tasting and purchase some of their wines. We definitely would go back to this restaurant.

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1  Thank Fabulash
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Picture a beautiful sunny August day sitting on the patio at Strewn Winery. La Cachette has a varied and interesting menu. We enjoyed a couple of bottles of crisp cold white wine from the winery, and all in our party enjoyed their wood-fired pizzas, pastas and omelettes. The freshly made gazpacho was better than we have ever had in Spain!
Our server Tonya was informative about our menu selections and attentive to all our needs. A splendid afternoon!

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Thank Laurie e
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