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amelie Jun 13th, 2011 06:20 AM

Place for a nice lunch in Niagara Falls or Niagara on the Lake on a Sunday?
My husband's cousins in Brampton want to see my in-laws who will be visiting from Scotland. I mentioned going to Niagara Falls for the day (we live east of Cleveland). Please tell me a nice place we could meet up for a big lunch on a Sunday either at the falls or Niagara on the Lake or a winery? Husband I and I go every year but I can't really think of any place we've been that would be suitable for this. Thanks

fallsdude Jun 13th, 2011 08:02 AM

How about someplace overlooking the Falls - Skylon Tower revolving dining room, Elements on the Falls at the brink of the Falls, Keg Steakhouse at Embassy Suites, Canyon Creek Chophouse at Fallsview Casino.

amelie Jun 13th, 2011 10:08 AM

Thank you for your help, but no to the Skylon Tower, we've done that before. The Keg, I've read too many mixed reviews about. Is Canyon Creek outrageously expensive? And not sure about Elements, is that the one on ground level at the falls?

Maybe I'm looking more for a winery or Niagara on the Lake...

irecommend Jun 13th, 2011 05:31 PM

The food and setting at Ravine Winery would be nice. The house/winery is full of local history and we have eaten at the restaurant and the food was delicious. It is a very nice setting.

Second suggestion would be Strewn Winery. A little more pricey but nice too.

irecommend Jun 13th, 2011 05:35 PM

The do have an excellent new pastry chef too so save room for dessert!

amelie Jun 13th, 2011 06:00 PM

Irecommand - Ravine looks very nice. Haven't looked up where it's at yet. I've been to Strewn before but not to eat.

Also liking the look of Canyon Creek Chophouse, I like that they have lunch prices

irecommend Jun 13th, 2011 06:29 PM

Ravine is in St Davids. Very close to the city of Niagara Falls.

amelie Jun 13th, 2011 06:30 PM

Thanks, location looks great

garyt22 Jun 13th, 2011 06:46 PM

amelie... the restaurant at Ravine is good, but favors sandwiches and pizzas with a crowded kitchen table style...

If you want an Amazing lunch on the vineyards, Hillebrand Winery features local products with upscale prep... they may also have a Brunch... call for a reservation... they also have outside tables... by far the best choice...

if you need casual... let us know

amelie Jun 13th, 2011 07:12 PM

Thanks garyt22. I did look at Hillebrand's website earlier and it's only the 40 something dollar brunch on Sundays. I don't want them to get mad at me if they think 48 is too much.

Did not get that impression from Ravines online lunch menu, but crowded tables might not be good?

Would love to sit outside if it a nice 72 degree blue sky day like today, but July could be hot and humid so that isn't a priority.

If I get the job I I interviewed for today the plans may be altered to a different day, or an overnight stay,

garyt22 Jun 14th, 2011 07:21 AM

Check out The Shaw Cafe or Zee's in the village... also the Queens Landing has a nice outdoor patio but you will have the problem of pricey Sunday Brunches...

good luck with the Job!

amelie Jun 14th, 2011 07:39 AM


amelie Jun 14th, 2011 08:10 AM

What about Cannery restaurant? Seems like it might suit our needs.

amelie Jun 14th, 2011 10:14 AM

I think we are going on a Friday now instead of a Sunday! Will have to go back and look at lunch menus instead of the ones that only offered brunch.

garyt22 Jun 14th, 2011 10:46 AM

The Cannery is in the Pillar and Post and has an excellent lunch however its inside and lacks any view... part of the appeal is sharing the view with your guests... I would still recommend Hillebrand for Friday....

But there is also a less pricey choice at the Old Winery Restaurant... indoor and patio seating with great food but a bit more casual...

garyt22 Jun 14th, 2011 10:47 AM


irecommend Jun 15th, 2011 04:19 PM

I think the Cannery is overpriced and dark and dated for lunch.

Old Winery is good.

irecommend Jun 15th, 2011 04:20 PM

But.... I still think Ravine is much better.

amelie Jun 15th, 2011 06:30 PM

Too many negative reviews of Ravine on trip advisor. I would try it if just my husband and I

garyt22 Jun 16th, 2011 05:02 AM

"O at Ravine" was run originally by Anna Olson, a celebrity chef from the Food Network in Canada... once they built a very solid reputation, the owner of the Ravine Vinyard replaced the Olsons with his Son, who had just graduated from culinary school in Toronto...

...since then, its OK but not that great...

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