ISO: Good places for dinner around the Niagara Falls area
Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:29 AM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:48 PM
Captain Jack Sparrow
Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:19 PM
No more than 20 minute drive or so.
How far from Niagara Falls are you willing to travel? My first recommendation right now would be Treadwell, and there are lots of great options at the various wineries in the region. Don't know about Niagara Falls itself, though.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:23 PM
If you are interested our hotel deal also included free wine tastings at 4 wineries which we really enjoyed. A couple of those places have dinners in very upscale restaurants on the property but they are up toward Niagara on the Lake, farther than you were wanting to go
Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:24 PM
It was an excellent suggestion. The drive there, along the Niagara Parkway, was lovely. If you like icewine, along the way you can visit Inniskillin. The town of Niagara On the Lake itself is very picturesque. And the food at Queens Landing was very good.
All in a very worthwhile short trip, both for sightseeing and dining.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:34 AM
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:05 AM
Without a doubt check out Wellington Court. Its right across the street from me, and its unreal. As well theres a little known place on Queen Street in St Catharines called Toi, thats amazing as well. Well worth the visit. For good Italian, my friend Bill is the exec at a great little place on Church street called La Scala. Its tiny, only 30 seats, and the food is lovely. I wont recommend Treadwells as hes a tyrant in the kitchen and well past his prime In my opinion.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:34 AM
Any updates would be welcome. We are visiting for a couple of nights in the summer and would be interested in some recommendations. Given the limited amount of time we will have and that we will not have a car anything close by / short cab journey would be welcome.
Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:04 PM
We had lunch at Treadwell's today. Wow. A beautiful space, attentive service and really delicious food, all locally sourced. I had a brunch dish of Eggs Benedict with spinach, made with luscious local ham and a sensational hollandaise, very bright with fresh lemon. The hub had roast pork belly with a deep dark mustard jus, sprinkled with coriander cress from the garden Mmmmm. I had a local sparkling rose that was delicious and hub had a deep dark piney red from Pelham Estates. Finished with a peach crumble from peach trees just down the road and a tangy sour cream ice cream We left feeling cared for, with that lovely glow that comes from a wonderful dining experience Perfect.
I was wondering if anyone had posted about Treadwell's, and sure enough, here it is! I had an outstanding lunch today -- and for $25 prix fixe for three substantial courses, it's a ridiculous bargain. They may not offer it over the summer, though so YMMV.
First course = 18 "Steamed PEI mussels with Fennel Pollen Cream and Preserved Lemon" (and three large and crispy toasts). Also available was a green salad with Monforte (a dairy in Stratford) feta and sliced apple.
Second course = "Breakfast" -- two fried eggs, two (or maybe three) rashers of thick-cut bacon, a bit of maple baked beans, and fried bread. Also available were a brioche french toast and a beef plate with corned beef hash, Ontario beef brisket, potatoes, and a poached egg with Hollandaise.
Third course = three ice creams: root beer, vanilla bean, and sweet cream with chocolate-caramel swirls, accompanied by a brown butter Madeleine. Also available was an espresso pot de creme with caramelized hazelnuts and Madelines.
Service was efficient w/o being obtrusive, and friendly w/o being obsequious. The only downside was that it's a small room with an open kitchen, so if the place is busy, there's some unavoidable cooking odor--but less than I've experienced in similar ones.
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