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Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn

4.7
4.7
345 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French / Canadian
The Oaklands celebrates simplicity, the season, and a sense of place. We connect people to place through respect for our history, our land, artisans and our commitment to warm hospitality and service. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from Niagara’s ingredient driven cuisine, rooted in the breadth and depth of global French culinary influence.

The beautiful setting encourages you to lose track of time enjoying stunning vineyard views and our sister property, Peller Estates, while enjoying a menu that changes with the seasons.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French / Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 9:30 am–3:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-2270

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ross Midgley

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host a private event? Contact our Wine Country Sales Team at groups@mywinecountry.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Cross Street

    16104 Niagara River Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Niagara

    Best Service

  • Niagara

    Best Ambience

  • Niagara

    Best Value

  • Niagara

    Brunch

  • Niagara

    Romance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    lovely decor in main dining room wait personnel were amazing and smiling food was delicious however it was a brunch menu would have preferred a week day menu it was a last minute booking for us but definitely would return
  2. FF

    FoodieForay

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite place to visit in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Amazing food, service, and views. Simply outstanding!
  3. AN

    AnnN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for our anniversary dinner, especially at sunset! Our waiter, William, was fantastic!
  4. MG

    MarlaG

    Montreal

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our favorite meal in NOTL. The service and food were outstanding. The ambiance in an gorgeous dining room surrounded on all sides with grape vines. A true hidden gem. We had a pre-theatre meal at 6pm here and were served in a good time to make our show with no problems. I was advised very well on the wine to pair with my meal. The waiter even let me taste it before to make sure I liked it. Very kind. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  5. D

    Deanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for brunch (the wild mushroom toast and beet salad are both excellent!) and to enjoy some sips of bubbles after on the patio while overlooking the vineyards. Great food, wonderful service and beautiful setting. Highly recommended!
  6. f

    flower

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good food good drinks to have dinner outside with a nice view was very nice
  7. TK

    TinaK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in NOTL!
  8. SC

    SteveC

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great find! Beautifully furnished with a great floor plan. The staff was friendly and helpful. The beet salad was exceptional. We loved our experience.
  9. F

    Frank

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We booked through open table and showed no availability other than 4pm on Sunday. We were only able to book for 4 people online so we called and asked if we could make it for 5 people. I was told it would be difficult to accommodate 5 people on the patio but after we pleaded we were put on hold for 20 minutes and they came back to tell us they would accommodate seating for 5. When we arrived at 4pm only one of the 20 patio tables were occupied. They sat us off to the side and when we asked to be seated to a table where we could have a better view of the vineyard they told us the table was reserved. We sat by the wall and had a mediocre view of the vineyard but were in good company of several aunts that kept crawling on us and on the table and an inchworm. Of course this almost to be expected sitting outdoors but there were other seating options that remained unoccupied to the end of our dinner. We have been to some of best restaurants but clearly this restaurant has no interest in accommodating their patrons. When we left at almost 6pm the table we had requested to sit at remained unoccupied as did the majority of the other tables on the patio. I’m not sure why only 4pm was available when there was virtually nobody else on the patio. The food was good but not excellent as it was at Peller or Twin Sisters. Overall the visit to this restaurant was disappointing.
  10. RR

    RobR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was a lovely setting with the vineyard and sunset. Service was exceptional.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely terrace / patio. Food good but a bit pedestrian
  12. CB

    ColleenB

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The brunch would have been perfect except for a very loud lawn mower throughout half of our time there.
  13. NL

    NatalieL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience, food, service and wine truly made this a delightful dining experience.
  14. LT

    LaurieT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing experience. There was absolutely nothing that you say negative about this place. It is a beautiful venue, with exquisite menu, and super service!
  15. TK

    TinaK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our faves in NOTL. Not just for food & service, but ambiance can NOT be beat!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Milestone birthday. It was excellent!
  17. M

    Mayra

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was magnificent. The service from Amy for dinner and Shailyn for brunch was superb. They made both meals very special.
  18. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    there were ants on the patio/deck. Staff was outstanding.
  19. t

    twinkletoes

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about Oaklands, especially the new patio & the gorgeous view onto their perfectly groomed property. Our server Lisa was very attentive & professional. Thank you for the complimentary glass of wine for our anniversary. That was a gracious touch & much appreciated.
  20. d

    downtownfoodie

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good to find a relaxed unhurried atmosphere in Niagara on the Lake. Food and service excellent. Quiet surroundings with well spaced tables. Unhurried but attentive service. Good food, well prepared. In all a lovely spot to eat.
  21. EB

    ElizabethB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming spot. We ate outside on the veranda overlooking the garden and vinyards. The day was blistering hot but the cool breeze on the porch made it comfortable to withstand heat. The food and service were excellent. A gracious and elegant dining experience not to be missed..
  22. RC

    RandyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Certainly one of the best dining spots in Niagara on the Lake. Probably now our first pick when we are prepared to spend a little more!
  23. HP

    HappyPatron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We will be back. We throughly enjoyed our time there. Thank you.
  24. MS

    MikeS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whether it's the setting on the deck overlooking vineyards with an evening sunset , our server Amy who was wonderful in suggesting pairings for the 3 course meal or the kitchen who prepared a memorable meal we couldn't be happier with the whole experience. Thank you everyone for a great experience. We definitely look forward to coming back.
  25. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Delicious food, beautiful patio and vineyard view!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and delicious food!! :)
  27. MP

    MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dinner I’ve had in a really long time. The flavours were on point and everything was delicious! Service was great, will be back soon for sure.
  28. KS

    KathyS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful day on the patio over looking the vineyards. Service and food excellent!
  29. AA

    AraA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and a beautiful view from the patio.
  30. B

    Billy

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, unpretentious...simple, intimate. Delicious food...
  31. JR

    JulieR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the Patio was Bea5, food was Amazing, bit confused as I could only book for 4pm or 8.30 and there was only one other Table there beside us. So not sure I will do open table again
  32. c

    cherylg

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting overlooking the vineyards. Excellent food and cocktails
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary brunch was spectacular
  34. S

    Sheri

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 3 course dinner with wine pairing. I liked that we could each pick the 3 courses (rather than a fixed menu). The food and wine were delicious. We ate on the patio and the view is amazing. We stayed after dinner to watch the sunset.
  35. A

    Amelia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service and beautiful location. We sat on the patio where the view is beautiful. There was an event in another location next to the vineyard and the music was a bit loud at times, but overall, it was great. We will definitely come back.
  36. MB

    MichaelB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server William was excellent, and the food delicious as always.
  37. J

    Joan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Waiter was great and food was fabulous.
  38. C

    Carol

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere--excellent food service staff
  39. RC

    RonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, terrific service!
  40. MG

    MichaelG

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the restaurant was a great experience We stopped by for a brunch and enjoyed a delicious meal, breathtaking view and exceptional service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn

249 John St E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    16104 Niagara River Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

  • Neighbourhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 9:30 am–3:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French / Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ross Midgley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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