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Hob Nob Restaurant

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209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Simcoe St)
+1 905-468-4588
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times and reviewed before, but this restaurant is our favourite in NOTL. I just wanted to update based on my last visit with another couple for a weekend lunch during Fabulicious - I think that's what it was called. I didn't realize when we booked but there was the option for a fixed 3 course... More 

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Thank johnaboy
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Fabulicous is a great way for guests to try the restaurants in NOTL. I am pleased to hear that you came to the HobNob. Chef Sperling chose a few of his favorites to put on the 3-course menu. Glad to know that you loved it! Thank you for your reviews! More 

Niagara on the Lake
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Had lunch with a couple of associates this week. The meal started with a an exceptional soup(thought it could have been hotter), then a salad that was really interesting. My only complaint was that it was a little over salted. I had the burger and it was terrific and my guest had the shapers pie which she liked but commented... More 

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Thank JonesGolfs
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the HobNob. I will pass on your comments about the salt to our Chef. He wants each guest to thoroughly enjoy their meal and appreciates all feedback from our guests. Hope you can join us again soon. More 

canada
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177 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Clearly an evening where the back of the house was "in the weeds". Our server was pleasant and very apologetic and we got comped on our glasses of wine and desert but to wait more than an hour where the only things on the table were our cocktails is just unconscionable. No bread. No amuse. Nothing. We finally got bread... More 

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Thank yournamehereCanada
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the HobNob for your anniversary dinner. I wish it was a more pleasant experience for you. I am happy to know that the server tried to make up for it but we always want each dining experience to be a perfect. Our deepest apologizes for it being less than that. More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

From the moment you walk through the front door you take a step back in time. To your left a beautiful diningroom with elegant original chandalieers and to your left a quaint lounge. I highly recommend the mac and cheese as a taste experience to match no other. The ambiance makes this a truly unique dining experience.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We have dined many times at the Charles Inn, mostly in the lounge and for special occasions in the dining room. Most recenly we dined in the lounge a couple of weeks ago, and as always it was excellent. Great food, great service and a good selection of wines and beers.

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Thank briany707
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to the HobNob and your kind words about our lounge. We are now offering two special nights each week in the lounge for the winter season. Tuesday night we have pub inspired specials such chicken wings, and poutine gnocchi. On Thursday night, Chef Sperling has outdone himself with an incredible menu of burgers...lamb, salmon, pork, chicken,... More 

Grimsby, Ontario
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Everything that was served was very good, ambiance lovely and I would highly recommend this restaurant in the charming town of Niagara om the Lake.

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Thank Ann P
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

A recommendation from one guest to another is what we believe is the highest compliment. Thank you so much! We are pleased to hear that you loved the menu as well as the ambiance. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Niagara-on-the-lake,
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

I went to Charles Inn for the first time ever and was impressed with the service and quality of our meal.

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Thank E S
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and sharing your positive experience at the HobNob with others. We hope you can join us again soon. More 

Ontario
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I agree with the reviewer from a few nights ago....Love the place...love the staff, the food is outstanding!!! But they should not use their porch this time of year (perhaps never for fine dining)..it really was cold and we asked to move...they were quite accommodating and we watched football in their lounge area....great atmosphere and we really enjoyed the night... More 

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Thank Radman2
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

We are grateful for your review and bring the front verandah to our attention. We hope that each dining area is well loved by the guest. We are making some changes due to recent reviews in order to improve on the atmosphere. We are delighted to hear that you loved the food and service though. We hope to see you... More 

Toronto
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a very elegant restaurant. My husband thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was very accommodating and found a perfect bottle of wine that was not on the menu.

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Thank Janet E
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Its great to hear about when our service staff go above and beyond to please our guests. We do have an extensive wine cellar and our servers pride themselves on their knowledge of our local wine and their ability to pair it well with food. Thank you for your review! More 

Dundas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We were staying at the Harbour House and our room came with a voucher to be used at Zee's or the Hob Nob. We chose the Hob Nob because of the great reviews and their Fabulicious menu looked delicious. Great value as well. We were told by our hotel that they were aware of our package so a paper voucher... More 

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Thank Sue Y
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Our verandah is an enclosed heated area that we hope guests love just as much as our main dining room. I am sorry to hear that service was not up to our usual high standards that night. I will speak to our staff about this in order to improve on issues like this in the future. I hope your stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 44
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Simcoe St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-4588
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?