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“Perfect dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hob Nob Restaurant

Hob Nob Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Simcoe St
Description: The HobNob restaurant & wine bar serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Visit the dining room, lounge, wine bar or fully licensed patio where you can enjoy a wide range of delicacies accompanied by a vast selection of Niagara wines. The Charles Hotel dining room has been recommended in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator and Toronto Life and is the proud recipient of the CAA Four Diamond Award as well as the VQA Gold Award of Excellence.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

So, we looked this place up on trip advisor and we are glad we did. What a great way to find the right place to eat. Only company is that we were too full for dessert!

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1 Thank Corrado C
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Charles_Inn_FandB, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for choosing the Charles Inn, we are pleased to that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again in the future!
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Special Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went in after work on a Friday night without a reservation and were seated immediately on the veranda. The view is of the front garden on Queen St which is quite pleasant. Our server Jillian was prompt and enthusiastic. The scallop appetizer was delicious and the presentation excellent, served on celeriot root. The Chardonnay from Southbrook has a slight citrus taste like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and was the perfect complement to the scallops. Be aware that the wine list has only Ontario wines, so if you are snobby about that you may be unhappy.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank drtodd_10
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Charles_Inn_FandB, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for choosing the Charles Inn for your meal. We do our best to accommodate to those with or without a reservation, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your seat and service. We are also extremely glad that you enjoyed your scallops, as the deliciousness that you described is what we strive for here at the Charles. Thank you again, and we hope to see you in the future.
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Jacksonville, FL
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A nice surprise at the end of a busy trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

When my husband and I walked in the front door we were asked where we would like to dine...we instantly chose the cozy bar and were seated in two big club chairs next to a little fireplace. Perfect! We were visiting family in Canada and it had been cold and dismal the entire time so the fireplace was a nice touch. The waiter was very pleasant and helped us with our choices which were the fries served with a truffle aioli to start. We both ordered the duck confit which was amazing! The flavors combined with the crispy skin were wonderful. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we came back the second night as well!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank mizjudypoody1
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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

This past weekend my husband and I went to Charles Inn to celebrate my birthday. The waiter welcomed us with two glasses of sparking wine to toast to my birthday - a very nice touch. The server was great with describing the meal and offering his suggestions. I had the steak and my husband had the pork with scallops to start. All were amazing - and very filling. This was our first time at Charles Inn but it defiantly will not be our last.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank TGood74
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Charles_Inn_FandB, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Many thanks for choosing the Charles Inn to celebrate your birthday. It is our goal to make sure every person feels welcome, comfortable and important. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your steak, and that your husband enjoyed his pork with scallops. We look forward to your next visit.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing in Niagara-on-the-Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese - need I say more! Amazing: with smoked bacon, chives, light and fluffy, and cheesy but not too rich. They have amazing food here and excellent service. The Crispy Skinned Salmon is the best I have ever tasted and they make incredible soups. Probably had the best Cosmo there too.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank costaricaquest
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Charles_Inn_FandB, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stop in at the Charles Inn, we are very happy that you enjoyed yourself as well as your food and drinks. We strive for excellent tasting food, drinks and service 100 percent of the time. We hope to see you in the future for some more Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese, and some Cosmos!
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