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“Great Duck!”

Terroir La Cachette Restaurant & Wine Bar At Strewn Winery
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Duck!”
Reviewed July 3, 2009

Terroir La Cachette was the last restaurant we ate at during our honeymoon in NOTL. Maybe it was that we had seen, smelled and tasted so much that we had been spoiled, but Terroir was not a highlight of our trip. We arrived at approx 6:30PM on a Friday, so maybe the "dining hour" wasn't in full swing, but it felt very empty. There wasn't a view either, just a tree line outside our window. The server was incredible and knowledgeable about pairings. Again, as we were nearing the end of our trip, we did not do a full pairing meal, and simply chose a la carte with 2 wine pairings. The appetizers were excellent, and tasted excellent (Potato, Onion, Rosemary Tart & Lakeshore Venison) matched superbly with their own Terroir Chardonnay. For the main we both had the Duck Confit with a honey sauce. WOW ,what a meal. We were absolutely stuffed after (which is not something I normally say at the high end restaurant). We had room of course for a Creme Brulee and Creme Caramel, both were excellent (The Creme Brulee has an orange flavour to it that was very tasty!). In all the food was incredible. However, I had to notch it down some points because of the atmosphere.

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nj
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice evening at Terroir La Cachette”
Reviewed April 20, 2009

We had dinner at Terroir La Cachette as part of a package with a wine tour company. We were able to pick one appetizer, one entree and a dessert. I enjoyed my salad, duck and cheesecake for dessert. My husband did not seem as thrilled with his selections but overall we had a very nice evening.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
Reviewed March 27, 2009

We stopped by to have a taste of the wines, and decided to have lunch at the restaurant. The food was good, and so was the wine. The weather was great, so we got a table outside. Service was attentive, but we were more or less also the only people there, so I guess it wasn't much of a challenge :) All in all a nice lunch and a very good glass of wine.

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Buffalo, NY
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
Reviewed August 11, 2008

My wife and I planned a special trip to Terroir La Cachette for our anniversary. We were sadly disappointed. The entire staff seemed distracted. When we arrived, the hostess was sorting through bills with her calculator. I had the impression she was trying to figure out if they could cover payroll. She sat us at a lousy table in the middle of the traffic pattern, even though the restaurant was half-empty [7:00 pm on a Saturday]. Our waitress, when she finally arrived at our table, was ADHD and vaguely hostile. She never asked for a drink order, and we had to flag her down later just for two cocktails. She got this order wrong, even though it was just a martini and cosmo. She could not recall the specials, not did she offer any real insight into the menu. My wife's duck confit was fine, but unremarkable. My strip steak [the special] was gristly. I asked for it medium well, but it arrived rare. I did not bother sending it back, because I do not like my steak microwaved.
We did not stay for dessert, because we felt unwelcome and cheated. There are great restaurants in NOTL: this is not one of them.

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USA
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69 reviews
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“Superb Country French restaurant”
Reviewed July 7, 2008

Just superb service, good help with wine selection, food cooked exactly as promised, well priced for such superb cooking, in a beautiful setting. I have nothing more to add.

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