The best fine-dining-with-a-view in town, 17 Noir plays up its casino locale without being kitschy. The tall-ceilinged, modern space is inspired by roulette, in a profusion of red, black, and gold, and juxtiposes the traditional steak-house menu. More secluded seating areas wind around the perimeter next to huge windows overlooking the falls, on a raised, illuminated floor on a patio. The menu is seasonal, but you might start out with fresh oysters or roasted beet salad,
then move on to Canadian or USDA Prime steak, duck sous vide with foie gras and a goat cheese–gooseberry tart, or wild king salmon with cauliflower puree and white balsamic butter reduction. The baby bananas Foster—warm bananas on a bed of streusel topped with caramel and ice cream—is a memorable dessert. Because 17 Noir is accessible only via the casino floor, all diners must be at least 19.
Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 7X5, Canada