Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn

4.7
202 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French / Canadian
Please note we only take reservations for indoor dining.
All patio tables will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 202 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was FANTASTIC!!!! Dave was our server and he was so kind, polite and knowledgeable. His service was top notch!!! 10/10 we will be back.

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Grace
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service by John and the meals and drinks were outstanding.

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LynnL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambience and a view overlooking the vineyard. Inspired dishes using unique combinations of foods and spices. The pumpkin soup was absolutely amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening. We look forward to returning and hopefully you will have a new bottle of Lagavulin. It is my favourite but none was available that evening. Wishing you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. Lynn and Cam

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VanessaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal that we had at Riverbend Inn was our favourite from all of the restaurants that we visited during our recent trip to Niagara on the Lake. The staff, was incredibly friendly and polite, the ambiance was elegant, and the food superb. We speciallyloved the mushroom toast and the steamed mussels. We will definitely be going back again and again.

NF
vipNiagaraFoodie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and wine. Server was very pleasant and cordial.

HS
HelenS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, super ambience set amongst the wineries!

JK
JamesK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good, and the service was better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Anniversary

GT
GetTogether
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant is pretty cosy. Not too many tables. Service is excellent. The food we ordered is good.

SP
SilviaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really amazing service and food. We eat out often and expected it to be good based on reviews but it surpassed our expectations. The service was excellent as well.

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Billy
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Darrion was a delight. Knowledgeable, smart and making great wine choice suggestions. A real pleasure to have at table...

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xmas
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a lovely lunch in a very pretty fall setting ,great waitress.

KC
KatyC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, service. Overall the experience was fantastic.

SM
SeanM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very mixed bag. Loved our appetizers, entrées had some good elements and tasted very good but were poorly executed. Great flour less chocolate cake, worst cheese plate i can remember.
Very nice ambience sitting out on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.
Super friendly service.

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service; warm welcoming to the restaurant. Great entree - the sable fish was excellent.

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KathrynA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The mushrooms on baguette starter was beyond delicious and my duck confit was perfect. Lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

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Paulc
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and service
Good prices
I would highly recommend

CS
CarronS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Riverbend was a delight to stay and dine at. The staff were amazing and service super. The food was very good. We had dinner at Riverbend on the first night of our stay and then at Peller Restaurant the second night. I would not recommend Peller. The restaurant and staff were excellent but the food was definitely below par with their signature dish of lobster having uneatable pasta and hardly any lobster for $58.00. Over priced menu and food that was not up to the reputation (Chef could have just had a bad night). Riverbend however was a similar price but the standard of food hit the mark. Good quality produce and beautifully cooked and served. The only suggestion I would have is to perhaps invest in the bar area. It is a little small.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely birthday treat!

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vipCowboy777
Toronto
82 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lunch on Saturday. 3 soups, 3 mushrooms on toast and 2 burgers were spectacular.
Unfortunately Peller took all non Pellar wines off the menu. So the only Pino Grigio was a Gretzky and I am not a big fan.

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ingridb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

the duck confit was fantastic. well seasoned and tasty. Great value for an intimate dinner.

RM
RonaldM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, Delicious food in a cozy,
Fine dine and intimate place, very quiet

JR
JohnR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely place, would go again! Food was delicious.

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Billy
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Richly coloured, sunny fall day inside looking out on acres under vine. Everything just right...

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dindins2love
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food presentation matched by excellent taste.

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Scott
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue. Exceptional service. Mushroom toast appetizer and beef main were delicious. The salmon salad is in fact a huge sharable platter of smoked salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My wife and I had dinner and breakfast at The Oakland, unfortunately what I ordered for dinner was average tasting but the server was very pleasant and accommodating. The Brioche French Toast for breakfast was exceptional and the view of the vineyard from the restaurant was picturesque.

KR
KeithR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was wonderful, beautiful dining room, and the food was amazing. The Manhattans were fabulous as well.

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TimR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My date and I very much enjoyed dining at lunch at Oaklands. We certainly will be returning.

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vipCelebrate
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Get the mussels!

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Jennifer
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful quaint lunch and sampled some of the fall mixed drinks. It was a lovely time and I would highly recommend that you add this stop to your NOTL visit. The mushroom toast appetizer was unbelievable and the short rib entree was to die for!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Professional and timely service. We were directed to our table as scheduled. No delay. The server was polite and helpful as we asked questions about the options in the food and bar menu. The food was fresh and tasty. I believe they pick some herbs right from their own garden. What can be fresher? We ordered oysters and butternut squash soup for appetizers. We had the sablefish and the ribs. For desert we chose lemon pie and the dark chocolate cake. All delicious. The Oaklands' meal complemented the play at Shaw Festival for a wonderful Sunday outing.

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vipGaryP
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. Beautiful venue, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable service, and terrific dishes. My wife enjoyed the butternut squash soup, and I had the very nicely done mussels, and we shared the mushrooms and bread (signature dish there I think). She had the eggplant as a main and I very much enjoyed the duck confit. We will be back!

RK
RonK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

The food was bland. Had to heavily salt all of the mains: duck confit and short rib. Price point didn’t align with the interior (eg bright white lights).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining at Riverbend Inn since Peller purchased the property, and also since Chef Ross Midgley took over the kitchen. Our expectations were both high and exceeded. Dinner from the diverse, seasonal menu was delicious all around the table, the wine selection was excellent, and our server, Darrion, was a real pro. She read each table expertly, and interacted instinctively with each guest. A truly delightful experience.

JR
JohnR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were blessed with a beautiful warm October day and had an exceptional lunch in a stunning setting. The waiter, Dave I believe his name was, was excellent. He suggested a wonderful bottle of wine which exceeded expectations and his knowledge and suggestions regarding the food was spot on. Overall it was an exceptional experience and highly recommended. It's the perfect place to go for a special occassion, when friends from out of town are visiting or just because.

Thanks for a wonderful, unrushed lunch!

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Dolcestilnovo
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

I was somewhat disappointed. I had read good reviews, but the food was kind of “meh.” We had an 8:00 pm reservation and it was apparent that another couple and us were the last of the evening. The waiter was in a real hurry to serve us and get out of there. It was quite obvious. The ambience was great, So, that was a plus. I wouldn’t go there again.

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richardo
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and atmosphere were outstanding. A delightful experience that was worth the investment. Compliments to both the chef and our server. We will definitely find our way back there again.

KL
KennethL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ice wine berry dark chocolate flourless cake outstanding! Must order!

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Frankie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting with a well prepared, thoughtful menu. Our server was very professional, informative and friendly.

FAQs

Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 202 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.