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“Hidden Gem!”

Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Glendale Road
Canton, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I are so happy that we discovered the Benchmark restaurant. What a wonderful dinner we had! NaHo, our server, was wonderful! She recommended the scallop appetizer and the charcuterie plate and they were both delicious. We cant wait to return on our next visit to the area and introduce our friends to this wonderful treasure!

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Belleville, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Who would have thought to have dinner at College Restaraunt”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was amazed when my friends pulled into a college parking lot for dinner. Having flashback to College Cafeterias, I did not have high expectations. However, I was so completely impressed by the atmosphere, service, and food. This is a unique experience and off the beaten path from the norm. HIGHLY recommend you put this on your schedule. If you are in the area for wine tasting, this is even more a reason to make this your dinner choice.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Tamaralgage1
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Rochester, NY
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The Future is in Good Hands”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We ate at this restaurant at the college just before Christmas and were blown away by the food that these students prepared. The restaurant itself is soothing and restrained in decor. The holiday decorations were beautiful and the light snow outside set the stage for a most pleasant evening. We were greeted by a friendly host and seated at our table immediately. We settled on sharing the Charcuterie (which changes with the whim of the chef and what students are learning) a good way to start the meal and share around the table - the four of us then shared two green salads that were crisp with delicious dressing, Each person at our table had a different entree and all agreed they were excellent....the organic chicken, the salmon, the lamb shank and the bouillabaisse. The bouillabaisse, which is often a disappointment, was particularly outstanding. We shared a bottle of the NCT Dean's List pinot noir which was in keeping with the outstanding tradition of the wine making reputation of the college. After that we had to have dessert....which were all excellent too..,we only wish we had time to stay for the tea pairings listed on the menu...a twist that one seldom sees. It was a Wednesday evening when we dined, but we were surprised that the restaurant was not full. People in the area are missing a wonderful experience by not dining here. And...just off the QEW it is easy to get to....even from Toronto. We will be back....and we live in the States...it's worth going through customs!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Bettia
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
“40th Anniversary celebration with friends...”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

What a lovely luncheon we had today at Benchmark! I had been cautioned regarding the pace of the service however we found it to be comfortable and attentive.
Two of us had the 'Trust Us' special which was a kale salad, goat cheese ravioli with butternut squash sautéed on the side and cheesecake for dessert excellent tasting and great value with a beer and glass of wine. Others enjoyed the fish of the day and the schnitzel with a glass of Merlot. The portion of schnitzel was very small compared other eateries but tasty.
Our server Christopher was friendly and informative and after lunch took us on a tour of the Culinary School labs/classrooms and kitchens. We were delighted to say hi to chef Mark Picone and let him know we had enjoyed our meal immensely.We also purchased a poinsettia in the nursery, a 6 pack of ale in the brewery and delicious cheddar and mushroom sour dough bread to bring home. Looking forward to returning and introducing other friends to Benchmark!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bonnie D
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ohio
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Food and Fun Experience”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We heard a lot of good things about this restaurant. It is at Niagara College. Students learning all the parts of running a restaurant are getting hands on experience at this location. We started out with a Chacuterie with a wonderful assortment. But we fell in love with the pickled green beans. So simple, but soooo good. We literally had to cut the last two in half so the four of us could have one more bite. 2 of us had the Lamb shank special, very good. Another had the chicken, prepared nicely and the fourth had the pork loin, also quite nice. Our server was young and learning, but what she didn't know, she went and found answers to. She will be fine as she gains experience. Was a bit disappointed in the desserts. The presentation was fine, but the dessert tasted a bit manufactured and not fresh like the rest of the meal.

Will definitely dine here again when visiting the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank klikesfins
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