Peller Estates Winery Restaurant

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At the heart of Peller Estates is The Winery Restaurant, where sweeping vineyard views and a warm ambiance make it easy to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It is here where Executive Chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons awakens your palate with inventive seasonal menus focused on local ingredients, and Winemaker Katie Dickieson thoughtfully crafts wines with food pairings in mind, creating a truly memorable meal. Our restaurant recently received the highest possible rating for food by Zagat readers: “Extraordinary,” and is included in the Top 10 on the Best Overall Dining Experience and Best Ambience lists (GTA/Ontario) on OpenTable. Please visit www.peller.com for a fantastic array of signature culinary events that will be held at the Winery throughout the year.

Private Dining

We offer guided Winery Tours, Tasting and Educational Wine Events. Hands-On activities may also be added to a day in Wine Country. Groups may dine in a variety of private settings, enjoying the best of Wine Country Cuisine matched with premium Peller Estates Wines.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic Father's Day lunch, with a great view of the vineyard in a bright and airy dining room.
Service was attentive but not cloying. Food was deceptively light but satisfyingly filling. Top feedback on the bubbly and the dessert as well.

Really special day and a visit I look forward to making again, soon!

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GL
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, immaculate service and wonderful location. Would dine there again.

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ZS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent and accommodating server.

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HB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

I did not enjoy the meal and found the staff a little rude. Far too expensive for what you get.

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RD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

We have been to the Peller Restaurant many times and except for last Thursday, have always enjoyed great service. All the other times we had our "own" server looking after us. Last Thursday, we had about 7 servers with the result that nobody seemed to be responsible for our table. We would request things two and three times and nobody would follow up. Our glasses stood empty most of the time. Not a good thing in the middle of wine country. We had taken our best friends for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. To say that this was disappointing is an understatement. A trip to Pellers is quite expensive - it should be enjoyable.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an excellent meal accompanied by a very nice Pino Noir and served with slightly under-stated professionalism. Unfortunately a party of eight arrived half way through the meal and felt the need to share their conversation with us! We will return.

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b
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service was attentive. Food quality varied. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings and were prepared to have one or two dishes that were not to our liking. In this case it was the octopus. They handled food restrictions well. The extra lobster linguine course was overpriced and not worth it. All in all a lovely evening.

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JC
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Peller Estates Winery Restaurant is excellent. Chef Parsons has created a wonderful menu. The five courses paired with wine option is a terrific way to try a variety of food with Peller wine pairings. I highly recommend this restaurant in Niagara on the Lake.

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Nice service. Good food. Wish there were more vegetarian options.

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H
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Our server Julie was not very helpful at the start. We ordered three chefs choice with two wine pairings. It was a special occasion in which we wanted to split the sparkling for a toast with my mother in law. Who doesn’t drink. Julie said “No” with not even an explanation or any option. We intended to share one of the serving of sparkling for a toast and we didn’t expect a refill.

Since we ate here in January I was expecting the same exceptional service. This really set the tone for a average meal on a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were a table of 5. We all decided to have the 4 serving meal with wine pairing. All was very tasteful with the exception of the main course which was a pork loin. All of us agreed that the pork loin was overcooked, dry and slightly chewy. We enjoyed everything else, very tasty. We will gladly return; we won't order the pork loin in the future.

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at Peller along with great food, service and of course wine

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c
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took the testing menu with pairing wines.
Everything was perfect and we got exceptional service. Highly recommended

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Over rated. Poor value for money. Not recommended.

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EG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I have made a habit of dining at Peller's whenever we visit NOTL. The food is always very good, the ambiance is great, with a very nice view overlooking the vineyards, and the service is impeccable, not to mention the wine which includes their ice wines for dessert. I must admit that my wife's choice of Spring Soup and Trufle Chicken won over my choice of Pork Belly and Veal Loin. We shared the Sour Cream cake which I topped off with a glass of their wonderful Riesling ice wine. This all made for a really wonderful evening. Highly recommended...

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YK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Niagara region

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice winery. Great views. Food was tasty but beware of child like portion sizes and expensive prices

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Poor service, terrible menu... however, manager was very accommodating in trying to make amends

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Bite size meals! Few choices.

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AZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The food had no flavour was not great tasting at all. I have been to better wineries for dinner which is a shame because the price wasn’t bad just wish the food was better.

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RD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything about our meal and experience at Peller Estate was fantastic.
The welcome, the service, the food, the wine.
Thank you very much!
The wine tour is also highly recommended. We had a wonderful tour with Lorrae. Couldn't have been better.

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Try the Veal it’s to die for, the duck was out of the world!!!!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food in a wonderful setting.

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Attended what we hoped would be a quiet, elegant dinner at Peller Estates. Unbeknownst to us, the vineyard was offering an outdoor “party” that was essentially a full-on, tailgate party including very loud band. When we arrived, we were directed to a field to park in rather than the proper restaurant parking (and argued with by parking security attendants). The restaurant acknowledged and apologized for this. Once inside and seated in a very nice restaurant, less than 4 feet outside the glass window was over a hundred people partying and enjoying a very loud band. This event completely destroyed any possibility of a pleasant, enjoyable meal in a vineyard.
The restaurant did not advise that this event was occurring otherwise we would have saved the time and effort of going. The restaurant apologized for the inconvenience and offered a $20 bottle of wine as a gift- that, notwithstanding the kindness of the gesture, does not replace the point of the dinner nor the enjoyment of it. In fact, kind of cheapened what I think was an otherwise sincere apology. Would have preferred an offer to return under better conditions- and assurances of a a better time.
Can recommend the food which was excellent. But, be very careful to call ahead and specifically ask if there is something going on that might disrupt a quiet dinner.

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The restaurant is becoming too noisy, too casual and is poorly managed - mandatory dress code should help, children under 12 should not be allowed, "loud" customers with base ball hats should be reprimanded, doors to the yard should be closed at all times as opposed to being opened by children/adults without respect to customers sitting at the windows when outside service is "off". Very undisciplined and uncontrolled view of a place, which could be a top-notch spot for a high-class dining.

MISMANAGED and OVERPRICED, because of lack of all of the above...

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o
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

There was an outdoor festival on, which looked fun for them, but just meant loud bass and nondescript faint music rumbling the restaurant. Our server could not say more than a few words about the wines, highly surprising for a winery! Food was very good, but not excellent, some slightly salty, others contained distracting common flavours like bacon (in the lobster linguini, a cop out for a dish that should highlight the subtle flavour of fresh lobster!). Great surroundings.

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

This was an extremely disappointing dining experience. We were not informed of the food truck festival when we make a reservation, when the reservation was confirmed and when I called in to change the dining time. Three possible opportunities to inform us and nothing....and it completely wrecked our experience. We had eagerly anticipated a calming vineyard experience away from the hustle and bustle. Sadly, we were seated right at the window merely 1-2 feet away from partygoers who even tried to enter the restaurant through the dining doors. Our $500 plus dinner for 4 came with def leopard tunes and drunk dancing party goers. The manager on site did not address our concerns, which were raised, and offered us a token glass of ice wine for “our trouble”. As none of us like icewine, we politely declined. We paid full price for this horrific experience and felt severely disappointed by the entire evening. Unbelievable and unacceptable.

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S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Good food, service might be improved, wine service was not done by the server during the dinner. Outside event was quite noisy and kind of ruined the romantic ambience of the restaurant

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A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The price of the food is very overvalued. My biggest complain is about ordering the tasting menu where if one of the group orders it, then all the individuals in the group MUST order it as well which is absurd. You cannot order a mixture of a la carte and tasting menu which is very strange. The menu also does not mention this requirement when ordering the tasting menu and the waiter did not even mention this to let the customer be aware and waste time when taking the order to find out that the tasting menu must be order by all the individuals in the group, 2 or more... Kind of disappointing. A year ago we were able to order the tasting menu along with a la carte. I also said the food value is over valued and an example is the heirloom salad i ordered which cost $12.00 and it only 3 half lettuce leaves and a slice of very small carrots. At least 3 full leave would probably more acceptable for the price. Anyhow, i find the food is overpriced compared to the vintage hotels that we frequent, like Pillar and Post and Queens Landing.

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TE
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to eat before or after a winery tour or tastings. A little pricy and the menu is a bit limited but we always enjoy our visits there.

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DM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food , great service and relaxed surroundings ...only let down was the custard desert ( smoky cloche didn’t pair with the desert )

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RB
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My date and I went to the Peller Estate Winery for their Food Truck party in the vineyard. We thought that we would check out their restaurant first. The ambiance and service at this restaurant is world class. Very attentive servers!! We enjoyed the halibut dish, which was prepared to perfection! I will highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys ( demands) first class cuisine!!

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PT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service with a great use of seasonal items to create unique dishes. Highly recommended! (If they have the escargot, GET IT!)

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MZ
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service, especially from Natasha - bravo and kudos! Looking forward to the next, and the next, and the next... Thank you, especially to the entire PEWR Team for ensuring that our son's multiple food allergy concerns were met and exceeded.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good as usual

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SR
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I really enjoyed the meal and service. We were there for Mother’s Day Brunch. Definitely will return.

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CV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food portions are small but expected. Ambiance was great. Will come back again!

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I order Bison, good presentation but it was not tasty and it was cold!!!
Appetizers not very good, I will not go back for sure.

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ME
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined on a slow night but everything was superb, expensive but well worth it .

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TK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent execution of proteins!

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