HOBNOB Restaurant

4.3
1134 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Deliciously Refined Elegance
Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for its historic architecture, golf courses, and culinary prowess, so why not combine these into one wonderful experience? The HobNob Restaurant & Wine Bar is found in a beautifully restored 1832 manor house that overlooks the renowned Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club. The name of the game at HobNob is laidback, yet exquisite indulgence. Emphasizing the best ingredients – many from local farms – HobNob's menu provides temptations from start to finish, front to back.

Our CAA/AAA Four-Diamond rated dining room pampers breakfast, lunch and dinner guests seven days a week. A special day can be topped off with drinks and appetizers or desserts on our veranda — the perfect finisher to a day spent hitting the links or shopping the main street.
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4.4
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MelM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Tomato soup was one of the best I’ve ever had (wish I could get the recipe). Al was a great waiter. Ambience was lovely for a special milestone meal.

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Harvery
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Highly recommended. My wife and I return here often. This night we were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. Would have booked a room, as we've done previously, but The Charles was fully booked this time.

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DanO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was prompt and courteous. Food was well prepared. Ambiance was comfortable. Over all a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

We were disappointed by the quality of the food. It was an expensive meal and we sent back the soup which was over salted and seemed to have been sitting and condensing for hours. They did take it off the bill and offer free dessert. Someone in our group ordered a salad that was also of poor quality, ( basically could have been out of a premade bag). We would not go back.

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ValerieV
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. So we thought we would give Hobnob a try. We were not disappointed and so glad we did. Our waiter Al greeted us with a complementary glass of bubbly and thanked us for choosing them for our special occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a quiet , relaxing or intimate dinner as it has a wonderful atmosphere. Thx for the memories.

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RussellG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Pretty limited menu but the food was tasty.

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WesleyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant and service excellent I recommend it to everyone

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food not limited menu options. Great ambiance but the restaurant/building is a bit run down.

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HelenA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Roast chicken should have a rich chicken flavour, crispy skin and rich jus.

It was a lacklustre bland dish… blindfolded, I wouldn’t have known I was eating chicken.

Service good, nice ambiance, but the food doesn’t match the pretentious reputation.

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NickK
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a very nice meal and the service was great. They also have a good wine list.

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Gunner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible!!

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JozieL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Quiet ambiance. Food was good but not great. Felt more like eating at home with a server than at a restaurant.

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ReneS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Having been here several years ago, I was excited to come back. Sadly my most recent experience was nothing compared to my previous dining experience. We came for a late breakfast. Guests were checking out of the hotel so things were a little backed up... no problem. Nice we were finally seated out in the indoor veranda, there we sat, and sat, and sat. After 20 minutes with no other sign of life we went looking for waitstaff. Apologies were given, they didn’t even know we were out there. Someone would be right with us! Another 7 minutes later they came to check if our order had been taken..NO! Still hadn’t even been offered water or coffee. Once we were able to actually order our food and get some coffee, it was quite a disappointment. French press coffee looked more like a strong tea and had little coffee flavor. Breakfast, which was an order of French toast and an omelet was just average at best.
I understand things are difficult due to COVID restrictions and finding staff, however there are still ways to provide a positive, memorable experience. I do hope that you are able to get back to the level of service and quality you once had, just not sure I’ll be there to see it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best breakfast of the whole week in NOTL! The Crab Benedict was absolutely superb. My dining companions raved about their meals as well (omelette and bacon/eggs). The potatoes and pancakes were also perfectly done. Excellent service and lovely ambiance as well. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A lovely evening with my gorgeous lady and we were well cared for

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent time at Hobnob. Food was fantastic and the service was top notch. Definite re-attendance in the works.

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al8cey
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Let’s just the it’s was fantastic.. will recommend to everyone!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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vipLisaB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

No air conditioning and made for a miserable experience. Def did not feel like fine dining. Wouldn’t go back

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HappyCouple
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptionally good food and service. Nicely appointed. Beautiful gardens and intimate outdoor seating. Free parking on site. Would definitely go again

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BarbaraA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. A bit pricey but great for an occasion meal. Would recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Very limited menu

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Babs79
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

I went last night for dinner with the boyfriend at HOBNOB restaurant. It’s set in a beautiful location, beside the golf course and lake. Polite and warm reception. All indications seemed promising a lovely meal ahead. Unfortunately we chose to eat inside and it was soooo hot 🥵 They said they couldn’t lower the temperature. I improvised and made a fan out of a menu. The restaurant sets AC to 78-79 degrees F. The red wine, being kept in such a warm place, was verging on tea. The service was lukewarm - not welcoming, not rude - just disinterested. Food was meh.. steak was good, came with a big plate of fries with not much in way of presentation. I don’t expect fries with a steak at a fancy restaurant. Pasta was presented beautifully with tasty basil, the noodles were yummy and seemed homemade, the sauce was so salty it ruined the whole dish for me. All in all, not a great experience or one I would seek to recreate any time soon.

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NicholasC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious! The flavour of the Beef Tenderloin was extraordinary! The chocolate creme brûlée was an excellent, and delectable way to top off a fantastic dining experience. Ambience was great, with seat on the patio overlooking beautiful garden and golf course. Would gladly eat there again and plan on it!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The covered balcony overlooking the manicured gardens was a beautiful place to enjoy a delicious meal with family.

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vipdemiluna
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

We were so excited to be back at HOBNOB after the property being closed for a couple of years. The home is gorgeous. Such personality. Unfortunately we found we were disappointed.
First upon entry we stood fir a few minutes with no one welcoming us. Next, the host called to us a greeting, from the middle of the house where the “front desk” is located.
We were a little taken aback with that right off the back.
We were walked to our table through the front dining room where there were mostly filled tables. We could see the beautiful veranda seating tables, looked beautiful but we preferred to sit inside. It had been 5 years to the date exactly, that we’d had a fabulous dinner at HOBNOB.
We were seated in the back dining room. There was only one other couple in that room. There was nothing to look at and no music. So to ambiance, that must be improved.
The cocktails came fast. The complimentary champagne came immediately once our server heard it was our anniversary. Lovely touch. Unfortunately the salads came so quickly that we couldn’t finish our cocktails.
My first choice of wine was gone. The salt and pepper was paper packets. It would have been essential in a restaurant thus scale, to have a pepper grinder and nice salts.
The special beet salad was delicious as was the torn lettuce salad. The white fish special was outstanding.
The beef delicious and perfectly cooked.
Unfortunately the wait between courses was extensive - far too long. How to improve? Greet guests face to face. Add ambient music. Put Art on walls in rear dining room. Pull tables out from wall. Offer pepper grinder. Allow guests to finish cocktails before bringing meal service. Improve timing of main course.
Server was great. Thank you for being back!! Time will have HOBNOB up at back at it soon.

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BruceC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef of this restaurant has his act together. Shared beet salad - lovely. Beef and trout dinners - both perfectly cooked with excellent and interesting flavouring and sides. A chocolate Creme Brulee which resurrected a tired desert into a fantastic finale. Excellent ambience and service. All around an excellent birthday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful restaurant. The service was amazing. The value was not there. Very expensive for what you get. $46 for a tenderloin and fries.

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DrPaH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food - Trout and Sablefish was outstanding. Liked our server but the food took a long time to come out.

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BobH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

1. Ample free parking
2. Food, beverages and service were great.
3. Food taste and presentation was top notch. We both had the white fish special of the date - superb!!
4. Menu selection was limited but judging by the white fish special of the day, each entree menu item would be spectacular.
5. Not rushed to eat or leave.
6. Nice sunny day on the veranda table with comfortable temperature and cool breeze.

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CarolynW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful spot for brunch outside on the porch. The eggs Benedict were delicious, but could have been cooked a bit more (medium) A bit on the expensive side but a treat.
French press coffee was also a nice touch.
We will return.

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KathleenP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our night at the HOBNOB! Went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and they did not disappoint. Service was incredible - food incredible - ambiance incredible. I also felt the value/price to be totally on point. Will go again when in the area no question. Amazing job everyone!!

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vipJoanneC
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very good experience . The hobnob is an excellent restaurant with great service. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant .

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Applefest
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute top notch dining experience. The service was outstanding & the food spectacular. We will be back as soon as we can !

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vipSamantha
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dined outdoor for dinner. Mussels were the best I probably ever had… only thing is is that they took long to bring the bread.. we even had to ask for it for the mussels. They said it came fresh out the oven but who knows, seemed like they forgot since they didn’t tell us this upfront. Main course was the trout - was very good, seasoned very well. The dessert was delicious (chocolate tart) not too sweet. There were mosquitos coming out as we were leaving so just beware!

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vipMiadsc
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Brunch outside on terrace was lovely

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Not the greatest experience
Very long wait for food

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

My husband and I dined here three weeks ago and even though it was their first weekend to reopen, everything was on point; so obviously we wanted to revisit this establishment but was very disappointed. My chicken was undercooked and the charcuterie board looked like a child put it together on a plate.. I hope this was an unusual night for Hobnob and they will have a rethink of how they can make dining an experience again.

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gene1
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, reminded us of a place in Key West, my filet was perfect, my wife had trout she loved it.
Sidney was our waitress, she was wonderful...all around great experience.
The only thing that I would have preferred would to replace the french-fries with a couple of different vegetables and possibly a baked potato.

Thank you for a great dinner to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary...

Gene and Debra

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JasonB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great spot within Niagara on the Lake. Lots of private and quiet dining.

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HOBNOB Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

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