Cannery Restaurant

4.5
1699 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse

Please note that Niagara is currently in Code ORANGE for COVID-19 Restrictions. What this means for you: Mandatory mask when not sat at your table +Max number of guests per table is 4 Bar service ends at 9pm Only guests from same household along with personal care worker are permitted to dine together +Guests must not be symptomatic no out of country travel no contact with COVID positive people These rules are mandated by both the Region and Province. Thank-you for your cooperation

Capture a magical moment of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s past as you dine in one of its most historic buildings. The four-diamond Cannery Restaurant of today is reminiscent of its former life as a canning factory in the 1800s, where Niagara peaches and tomatoes were canned until 1957. Chef Mark Longster continues to serve up the best of the region in his menus which feature the freshest local produce and fine wines. Chef Longsters food is prepared and presented perfectly, for your ultimate dining experience.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1699 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
ST
SandraT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Great ambiance and very, very good service. Our server was very informative about things to do in the area and different things to try. Good job:)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was able to book a reservation through opentable for noon but was told upon arrival that the cannery isnt open at that time.

L
Lisak
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner. The stuffed chicken was the best chicken I have ever had. Service was excellent and very friendly

SD
SoniaD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!! Excellent service... we would love to return to The Cannery.

J
Jess
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here for our five year anniversary. Started off with the crab cakes which were absolutely to die for. I had the Cajun striploin, boyfriend had the prime rib. Both meals were amazing. The Cajun strip loin came with asparagus and truffle mashed potatoes, while the prime rib came with a veg medley and baked potato with all the fixings on the side. To finish we shared the brownie cheesecake which was also a perfect finish! 10/10 would recommend this restaurant, even if you’re not staying in the hotel!

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service. Prime rib was delicious.

SR
SandraR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic Wonderful fun experience

FO
vipFOOD4ME
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely rustic decor. Food was delicious and great plate presentation. Ate here 25 years ago and still didn't disappoint.

CB
CathyB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal excellent service
Stayed during the Pandemic it was nice and relaxing

NF
vipNeilF
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

A celebratory birthday dinner: as always the decor, ambience and staff at the Cannery were good. However, on this occasion, the food was not up to the standard we had grown to expect.

The menu, we thought, was somewhat disappointing, with little choice. The first thought that came to mind when I had read it was "lettuce or the lettuce?" (My husband sensibly went for the crab cakes.) The entrées were not an improvement "beef, beef or beef'" seemed to be the choice. I naturally chose the beef; the braised short rib. The vegetables were cooked to perfection and the garlic mash was splendid yet the beef was disappointing: little flavour and very fatty. I understand that the flavour of beef is in the fat but I fear Chef must have struggled - in vain - to render it.

We shall return once this plague is over! Thank you.

PH
PenelopeH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, attentive service. Good ambience. Really tasty food.

E
Eddie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and very accommodating. Very well organized.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing! Timing between appetizers and entree was perfect.

GK
GintasK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food. Generous portions with exceptional taste.

T
Tutumaker
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. Had the Beef short ribs. Fall-off the bone, melt in your mouth. The asparagus was crisp tender. The mashed potatoes were to die for. Highly recommend.

ET
ErinT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We love having breakfast here. Unfortunately, due to COVID there isn’t a buffet, and the options are quite limited. When our food did arrive, it wasn’t very warm and the toast and potatoes were burnt. This is the first time we’ve ever encountered issues here though.

K
Kylie
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

What a beautiful setting for an intimate dinner. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was good. We enjoyed the dinner package with our stay at the Pillar and Post. I was very impressed with how attentive the staff were to customer service and COVID 19 regulations. The holiday decorations made the space even more beautiful. We are absolutely looking forward to making this an annual event. I would like to see more drink and cocktail options on our next visit, but overall; the selection was good, the food was beautifully presented, and the service was great.

J
Jimmy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alison was very attentive and friendly. She recommended some of her favorite dishes and they did not disappoint. The beef short ribs fell off the bone and were so tender. Extremely delicious! Thanks Alison.

J
Jimmy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Frank was amazing! Always so attentive and kept checking in on us. We try to always sit in his section, as he is so friendly, efficient and accommodating. Thanks again Frank!

SR
vipSusanR
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Restaurant is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Spacing was excellent. Waitress was terrific and the food was great. We had a lovely time

LI
LeanneI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best prime rib I have ever eaten. It was nicely decorated for Christmas.

BB
BrianB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We were guests of the Pillar and Post and took part in their promotion which gave us a $50 dining credit.

The food was among the worst we have had in Niagara - and for that matter anywhere. The amuse- bouche onion soup on a spoon was luke warm... the appetizers were decent enough but lacked presentation... the main courses were a disaster! My husband’s short rib was supposed to have a bernaise sauce which was something resembling congealed lard.- clearly no “sauce” expertise in the kitchen as it was clearly broken... we sent that back and asked for it to come back without the sauce... the kitchen just took the meat out of one bowl and placed it onto another without the sauce ... my roast beef touted as famous was a reheated mess ... full of grissle and fat and felt like it was actually cooked the day before... the Yorkshire resembled a half cooked funnel cake and was inedible... baked potato undercooked with raw parts... for $48 this was joke. Both mains were returned half eaten. Our server was pleasant and tried... she offered to pick up a glass of wine and the Perrier. Our bill was $214 nonetheless and that was an outrage for what we received ... Both main courses should have been removed from the bill. I appreciate that standards are difficult during Covid and we wanted to support local business by spending a couple of days at the hotel... but this was unacceptably poor. Equally so when at check out I mentioned this to the front desk.. and she only apologized and shrugged . I suppose that there is always an off night, and with that should come wherewithal to make things right... this didn’t happen, neither with the server nor the hotel. I guess $214 today is more important than a long term endorsement of the establishment. We won’t be back and will certainly not recommend.

Disappointing indeed.

AW
AdamW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I just stayed at the Pillar and Post for three nights and ate at the Cannery all three evenings. Everything was outstanding, period! I have nothing but great things to say about the food (don't go here without trying the prime rib), service - just everything really. One constructive criticism I guess would be that you get too much food!!! Slows down the wine drinking down very quickly! Bravo Cannery!

SP
SabrinaP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent service and the food was unbelievable. Wine list should be more reasonable for the area. But the food was top notch.

AC
AndyC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Good atmosphere. Great service. We booked into Pillar & Post as part of a promotion from TravelZoo. All in all, it seemed a good price for an upscale hotel & spa.

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited the Cannery 1 yr ago with another couple for the fist time. Our experience was extremely disappointing to say the least, besides the waiter who was phenomenal. Ambience, food, and crappy seating ( at entrance with lots of traffic and cold ) Yes we did ask to be seated elsewhere and were told there was no other seats. Even though we could see 5 tables that never did fill up.

We decided to give it another chance hoping that was just a bad day. This time my wife and I are extremely happy with every part of the service, atmosphere, food and cost. Seating where we did this time was huge part. Will we visit the Cannery Again? ABSOLUTELY!

c
crunch914
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Am old cannery turned restaurant - interesting history. Waitress recommended a delicious wine, mushroom appetizer was delicious, short rib was meaty and not all fat.

HS
HollyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this Inn. Our included supper was perfect. Great choices and cooked to perfection. Just loved the atmosphere not too stuffy. Definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner and breakfast as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server has been at the restaurant for 20 years and was so helpful in helping us decide what we would like to order. It was so tough to choose as everything sounded so delicious. She was so polite and fun. The food was so so so yummy and the bottle of wine from trius we chose (with her help) was perfect for our meals.

CS
CharlotteS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was exceptionally friendly, helpful and pleasant, and the food was excellent - a real treat!

RD
RobertD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Not what I was expecting.

I took my clients there to celebrate the purchase of their new home.

The waitress who was great by the way brought us the focaccia sun-dried bread which was completely stale.

We all ordered starters me and my one client ordered the crab cakes they were somewhat good but very cold.

My other clients ordered the salads and they seem to enjoy them.

For my main and my client ordered the signature prime rib. It was okay pretty fatty I expect it to be a little warmer when it came to the table. Again for the price of $50 you expect something outstanding for a prime rib.

My other client or the salmon I was very surprised for them to tell me it was very dry.

And my other client ordered the milky beef and the only ate about half the dish.

I ordered a special brownie cheesecake for my clients at a celebration again they weren't too thrilled with the taste they said it was overly sweet you really couldn't taste the chocolate.

Overall the meal was quite disappointing for the four of us.

I wanted to give them a great experience and The Cannery had the reputation of providing that especially when it came to their food and the price which was around $411 with a few drinks and before tip.

KH
KarenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was great! We would definitely come back!

c
carolb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Had the Braised Short Ribs - Delicious!

SG
SandyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful setting for a delicious dinner. The soup of the day was good, and the traditional roast beef dinner was delicious and substantial. Physical distancing protocols in place, and an overall positive dining experience. We will return.

KB
KathrynB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a wonderful time dinning here. Food was great and the service fabulous

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great place to celebrate a birthday!

b
bellamuffin
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had very pleasant birthday evening at Cannery. The food was very good however the menu is very limited. My husband ordered the braised short ribs and he enjoyed them very much. I was looking forward to ordering the salmon dish but unfortunately they didn't have it that evening. Except for beef the only other choice was chicken and I ordered it. It was delightful but I really felt like eating fish. The chicken was moist, the filling of spinach and feta excellent, veggies and mash good as well. I really enjoyed the vegan dessert made with coconut cream and banana. I would go back there just for that dessert. Overall great evening, good food and ambiance. We live in town so will be back for sure.

S
Sebastian
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very courteous and quick. We were sat down and after deciding what we would like to partake in the food and drink arrived quite promptly, without an tedious length of time. The food was spectacular and the presentation was excellent. Even the desserts were decloratively plated. We were sat by (unfortunately gas) fireplace so the ambiance over dinner was wonderful.

HG
HelenG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The crab cakes were amazing cooked to perfection and full of crab meat and no filler

FAQs

Cannery Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.