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Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Backhouse.

Backhouse

4.7
747 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Quietly tucked away in a small strip-mall in uptown Niagara On The Lake is one of Canada's leading restaurants. Backhouse offers a continuously evolving menu with a commitment to integrated cool climate cuisine and enlightened hospitality. Once one finds Backhouse the aroma of peach wood burning in the brick oven and glow of the wood-fired grill lets guests know that they are not out for dinner but rather that they are embarking on a culinary journey of somewhereness.

local and international wine list focusing on low intervention wines

Please indicated any dietary restrictions when booking.

For seating at our Chef's Counter please select "Counter Seating" when booking.

For private bookings or parties of eight or more please contact the restaurant.

18% gratuity may be added to parties of eight or more.

A guest charge of $99 may be applied for guests that do not show.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday and Saturday
Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm



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Phone number
(289) 272-1242 ext. 1
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ryan Crawford
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Private Party Facilities
Backhouse, with its open concept kitchen and extensive bar is the perfect venue for all your private dining needs whether it is a corporate function or a family celebration. We can accommodate intimate seated dinners up to much larger drop in cocktail and hors d'oeuvre receptions.

For details email: info@backhouse.xyz
Or Call Melissa @ 289-272-1242 Ext. 2
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Private Party Contact
Melissa Marynissen: (289) 272-1242 ext. 2
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Catering
Please call or email for details for details
info@backhouse.xyz
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Mississauga Street
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Special Events & Promotions
http://backhouse.xyz/bookings/
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 747 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EKen (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always great, a must experience. They were clsoed for the day they booked, opened up and honored our reservation. my fourth experience here, it's always a different menu. Expensive but worth it!

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mdeat (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great meal, service and value. hands down recommend the restaurant and the chef tasting menu.

Everything was done superbly.

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vipgstarr (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing as always. Can't wait to go back again. Loved the new Chef's tasting menu. Always changing it up and gets better every time.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food + great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant came recommended by the B&B we were staying at and it was a wonderful night out. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Several days later, I can still describe some of my favorites bites from that night. We also had several allergies and they were very willing to accommodate. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any serious foodies and cannot wait to dine there again on another visit to Niagara on the Lake.

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NicoleT (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Venison was delicious. Friendly, attentive service. Was a lovely quiet spot for 2.

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ChefK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great tasting menu showcasing Niagara region. Comparable to a Michelin star restaurant.

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PandJNOTL (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Just wonderful food & staff! Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Backhouse is our go-to restaurant of choice when we want a fine dining experience and when entertaining. Although we have dined there dozens of times, Chef Ryan and his staff have never failed to present us sething new and unique ! Service has always been exceptional!

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Dori (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been to Backhouse several times now and every time it's been a different menu, and every time it has not disappointed. The food and service are always excellent and, as a major bonus, everything is locally sourced and truly farm-to-table. One of the best restaurants in NOTL!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding in every way!! Fantastic food, wine pairings and creative presentation. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding on every level! Superb service and food that was innovative and delicious, on par with some of the best meals we have had, including at restaurants with Michelin stars.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I found the pricing high. Also the pace of the food was a bit slow. While you don’t want to be rushed through a meal, we were about 1.5 hours before the “main” arrived. So I found I was very hungry through most of the meal which impacted on my overall enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave it is such a pleasure to walk/eat through the chefs menu along with the pairings. Absolutely Delicious!

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Kbecks (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing from start to finish. Great food, great pairings. Service impeccable! Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

What a wonderful experience! Kim our server was outstanding! the food was outstanding. Couldn't ask for a better evening.

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vipCanadErik (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

There's a lot to love about Chef Crawford's restaurant; he sources his food locally and proudly from his own farm, he butchers and prepares his own meats, the menu is always evolving seasonally, the staff are attentive and personable and the atmosphere is relaxed. With this caliber of dining, you'd expect black ties, but everything about backhouse is unpretentious, inviting, and comfortable. It's so... Canadian. I encourage anyone who is looking for a memorable "cool cuisine" dining experience to check backhouse out.

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vipLoLa (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

This is a great spot in NOTL with beautifully created dishes. We used to go when it was Stone Road Grill. It was my favorite then and I’m loving the new set up/transformation. My husband and I were there to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. No one acknowledged it which was a bit disappointing. We made it in during a snow storm rather than cancel our reservation so if asked if it was worth it...yes, yes it was.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful experience, enjoyed sitting at the bar watching the food preparation. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

What a great find! The service is amazing along with the food, a must try

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MegThompson (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing dining experience. We sat at the counter and got to see the chef's at work. They were able to converse with us about what we were eating and how it was prepared. I definitely recommend the tasting menu as every course that came out was unique, well thought out and delicious. The ambiance was cozy, with wood fire ovens and fur throws on the chairs. A must try!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been a few times now and always enjoyed the food. So much fun anticipating what is coming next on the tasting menu.
Our biggest issue is the uncomfortable chairs. It has come up in conversation on every visit. In fact, my husband even said he should bring a cushion before we left the house.
Other than that, always a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We did the chef’s tasting menu. For Niagara region the food was impressive. I would place the food just on par with tasting menus in major cities but not superior. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Backhouse- would highly recommend. The food was amazing and the service was great. The tasting menu had delicious food and the wine pairings were phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was fantastic as always, service was horrible.....if you're going to go, sit at the bar and you'll have a great time

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The staff and kitchen were amazing in accommodating my food intolerances.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great tasting menus with locally sourced ingredients. If you’re feeling experimental try one of their bespoke bottles created for the restaurant by locally wineries. Fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Sydney / NSW)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Lovely surprise on entering the restaurant as the outside gives no indication of the lovely ambience inside. The staff were all very attentive and pleasant.
Whilst the food was quite nice and mostly presented in an innovative way, it wasn’t as delicious as I expected to find a tasting menu. In particular there were three dishes that involved bread. The egg and soldiers, the sourdough and the mousse.
Overall it was an interesting experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

2nd anniversary spent here. The food is amazing and the service is flawless.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great dining experience.

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