We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hob Nob Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Simcoe St)
+1 905-468-4588
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,032 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,019: English reviews
Aurora, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Omgosh this cute little nautical restaurant is the perfect romantic restuarant, our server who i cant remember his name! was a tall young blonde guy who was just fantastic, his knowledge about the wines, and pairing we right on! we LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE and will definitely go back and we will be sharing this with our friends/ family!

Helpful?
Thank Guevaranewlyweds2015
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful experience at the HobNob! Our service staff are quite familiar with the local Niagara wines and do an excellent job each time with wine pairings. Great to hear this was the case for you! Thank you for taking the time to review! More 

Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

On a lovely, warm evening, my mother and I visited HobNob at Charles Inn. What a beautiful hotel and location! Next time we intend on experiencing the loung and patio, but this time we were in the fine dining room. The wait staff was very attentive. When my mother found the lardon in her dish too hard to consume, the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Laura U
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Our staff are proud of their service, and I am happy to hear that it showed during your dining experience. We are grateful for your review and hope that you can join us again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Charles Hotel is slightly out of the main drag in a well maintained 1800's building oozing with period charm. I rarely go for the tasting menu as I prefer to design my own meal but I threw caution to the wind here and decided to try the seared yellow tail, duck breast, pickerel and steak (plus local cheese course... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Matt D
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

The tasting menu is such a great way to treat yourself! You get to experience the local food and wine from Niagara-on-the-Lake. The wine pairings enhance the flavors, and pair perfectly with each course. Thank you for your kind words about the HobNob Restaurant! More 

york, pa
Level Contributor
292 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Everything here was beautifully done. Starting with the amuse bouche and the warm bread, on through the actual courses. Nice selection of local wines by the glass. The bitter green salad and the salmon were both excellent. Wonderful service. Not cheap, but worth it!

Helpful?
Thank yellowlabmom
Ontario
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner tonight and everything was awesome. Gazpacho soup is amazing! The service was attentive and informative, but not too in your face. I think you could not order anything that would be a mistake. Make sure you have a reservation. Atmosphere is for an older crowd and really not a spot for young ones.

Helpful?
Thank LLMSOntario
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the HobNob restaurant. You are correct in saying that you can't really go wrong with what you choose to order. Chef Sperling's dishes are all fabulous! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We had such a great meal last year for our anniversary that we decided to come back for anniversary #36. We were not disappointed. Allowed to choose our table, we selected the most "romantic" table at the end of the veranda overlooking the front garden. We ordered champagne to accompany our starters which were fresh and flavourful salads. My husband... More 

Helpful?
Thank letsgoMissy56
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us two years in a row! The back veranda is a lovely place to dine, and the views incredible. Hope to see you next year. Thank you for your review! More 

London, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

I went to HOBNOB with my husband and our two friends. We had a delightful time- ate on the porch and watched the sun set. I got the tasting menu with all the wine pairings- and was so happy that I did- I got to taste many different dishes and with perfect wine to boot. I found the food delicious... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jackchristine
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

The tasting menu is certainly a wonderful way to treat yourself after a day of touring Niagara on the Lake. The menu highlights our local wine and food. Our back porch has beautiful views of the garden and golf course, and we are happy to hear that you were there in perfect time for the sunset. Thank you for taking... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We ate in the lounge at the Hobnob and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the excellent service. Especially great to grab a quick bite before a play. Would return.

Helpful?
Thank joannb1989
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

My friend and I ate here one evening and enjoyed our meal tremendously. Pickerel with Crispy Skin was offered as a main course. I had never had Pickerel and it was absolutely delicious. The rest of the meal was excellent as well, but this fresh water fish was unusual and outstanding

Helpful?
Thank Judith039
Kim_Dunk, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

The pickerel was one of the most popular and such an outstanding dish! Chef has recently changed the menu and we now have halibut for our white fish. Its a beautiful plate and we hope you can come back soon to try our new menu. Thank you for your review! More 

Pelham Manor, New York
Level Contributor
153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

The Hob Nob offers "slow food" that showcases the local produce and wines of Niagara, and the dishes served up are worth the time involved. Two of our diners did the tasters plate (which they were kind enough to offer tastes of to those of us who got an appetizer and entree). Each course offered melt-in-your-mouth flavors that pleased the... More 

Helpful?
Thank KGTraveler_13

Travellers who viewed Hob Nob Restaurant also viewed

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 

Been to Hob Nob Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hob Nob Restaurant and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Medina, Ohio
6 months ago
toronto
over a year ago
Toronto, Canada
over a year ago
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Hob Nob Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?