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Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College

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135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Glendale Road)
+1 905-641-2252
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11:30 - 14:00
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides having a winery and brewery, Niagara College has a great cooking and culinary arts school which runs the Benchmark Restaurant. Chefs and servers are students of the college culinary program but are under the watchful eye of their professors. The food is wonderful and not all that expensive and the staff are cute and attentive. Benchmark is a great... More 

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Hamilton
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot even begin to explain how highly I would recommend this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the tempura apples as an appetizer and the batter was so light and not at all greasy -they melted in your mouth! We each had a steak entree (peppercorn steak and steak frites) and we were blown away at how... More 

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Thank R9673TWjessicak
Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is planning on going to Niagara College. While on tour we discovered this great restaurant on campus and open to public. Implacable service. Great view. Student brewed wine and beer. Innovative dishes that taste delicious. If you are in the area it's a great place to have some awesome food. My favourite right now. Ancient Grain Salad. Cucumber.... More 

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Thank Be24
Chatham, Canada
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201 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for supper and were greeted by a friendly hostess who happens to be the "roving' mentor for the serving staff. Our waitress was pleasant but seemed very shy and we understood later there may have been a language barrier of sorts. Nevertheless my steak was excellent and my spouses' chicken dish the same. The beet salad was... More 

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Thank FromChathamOntario
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here for a job supper - they got the reservations mixed up but we still got a table and some ok service. the waiter seemed to disappear for bits but when he was around was great. lovely scallop dish and grew dessert. would be better when the leaves are out and the escarpment view is lush but a very... More 

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Thank Trent N
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The food and service is very good. Portions are very generous. I've been a few times and will continue to visit but only on our own or with another couple. Our most recent visit was for a family function and I was disappointed with the service that I had come to expect. That may be in part because large groups... More 

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Thank Marg S
Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Loved this spot initially. Home to expert students and their teachers entering the field of "foodie" dining. The prices were great to reflect the student imput and their passion is awesome. Every 6 months the new menu pushes the prices up though. now the value is still okay, but we tend to go to the wineries now as the prices... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The students always do an excellent job- from the chefs to the servers. Never disappointed. A lovely setting as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here at 2/3 the price it would have cost in town. Students were friendly and professional. Will return again for dinner and try lunch when we have the opportunity.

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We didn't realize there was a restaurant open to the public at the College. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a beautiful surrounding, and looked after by attentive servers. The menu is varied so you can have a lighter fare or more substantial. They offer a selection of appetizers such as Apple tempura, cheese plates, charcuterie etc. Right to mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Glendale Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-641-2252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?