Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn

4.7
168 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 168 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

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JohnR
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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KennethL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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Rich
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful setting, great food and excellent service. Lights were a bit too bright but we were told that they’re working on the dimmers with an electrician.

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TIMA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dining experience at a beautiful setting! Will definitely be going back!

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lovetodineout
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely dining room and great food. The service by our waiter William was very attentive and perfect. It was our 32nd wedding anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert. We live in the area and this was our first time here but we will definitely be back!

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MarianaCasey
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, and the food was amazing! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The view from our table Over looking the vineyards spectacular!
The food delicious…and the personnel so friendly and efficient!! Thank you for making our birthdays so special!!

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vipStormyweather
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Menu not the same as on website. Terrible sides with braised short ribs ant pork rib. Nice beet salad and mushrooms on (2) toasts appetizer. Lemon tart was delicious but not really worth $14.

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vipCowboy777
Toronto
79 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from start to finish was superb.
Great service and very beautiful inside. See the pics.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive servers and they allow you to take your time to enjoy the food and ambiance

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twinkletoes
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Riverbend Inn has become one of our favourite dining spots. The scenery is stunning! Lush grass leading into grapevines & beautiful gardens with Two Sisters Winery & Kurtz Orchards far off in the background. It is peaceful & romantic.
The service is warm, friendly & very professional. Our server even recognized us from our visit in late July.
The menu is creative & the delicious options never disappoint. I'd highly recommend the yummy lemon tart for dessert!
We can't wait to return!

DB
DaveB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Billed as an upscale restaurant with outstanding menu. Certainly upscale pricing, but very average food quality. Main courses pretty average. Highlight was desert. Wait staff very pleasant but in dire need of training.

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Lola
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server and food was excellent. The wine was delicious too. A bit noisy, but you can't control that. It was rather expensive, great place to celebrate special occasions and it was my birthday and they didn't disappoint.

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vipTTTTT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Spectacular view from the patio. Service was great. So glad we gave this place a try. We will be back. Thank you!!

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Janie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best lemon tart I have ever had! My companion said the flour less chocolate cake was particularly good because it wasn't too dense and had good flavor.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The restaurant was elegant and beautiful. Waitress was exceptional. But for the amount of food received we felt it was overpriced.

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great weekend lunch with family in the patio with amazing view and tasty food.

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Nancy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a very quiet, delicious lunch! The patio was open and we were the only guests inside the dining room. Each of us enjoyed our lunch: Smoked salmon, hamburgers, and eggplant. The wine was wonderful as was the cheese plate for dessert. I would like to go there more often but my wallet does not allow me.

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MikeC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Oysters and duck confit were excellent and an intimate setting for a special dinner

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LaurieO
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food flavours were great, a little small portion-wise, service was outstanding!

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Coady
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was fantastic

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Winestains
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, elegant room. Personable servers. Glad to have a chance to work my way through more of Chef Ross’ delicious menu.

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Bicyclingbabe
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food but pricey. They mixed up our dessert but took it off our bill and we loved it so no complaints there! We had a lovely evening sitting outside and watching the sunset. Highly recommend for a special night.

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KathyD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem. Excellent menu and attentive service.
The short ribs melted in your mouth and the flourless chocolate cake was the perfect ending to a great meal.

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HelenA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely patio, although problem with avoiding the setting sun in our eyes.
Delectable oysters, decent wines, interesting menu.
Charming waiter.

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LindaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch extremely.
My elderly mother had excellent choices and my husband and I loved the menu

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SL11
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The view on the patio was great looking at the Peller estate. The food was average in my opinion. No bread service at the table. At that price, they could at least serve a piece of bread. The server told us that the chocolate cake was a big portion…only 3 bites and it was over for $12…we won’t come back :-(

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vipCowboy777
Toronto
79 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Very peaceful and food is excellent!

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Angelatoronto
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a lovely little gem
If a restaurant! Tracy was our server and was fantastic! Great knowledge and super amazing service.
One of our favorite restaurants after exploring a week in NOTL. The ambiance and out side patio was a perfect spot to spend our last night in Niagara! Intimate atmosphere inside and out! Charming. We will definitely be back!

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vipBeamercat
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch with dear friends. Beautiful spot. Book it now!

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vipCowboy777
Toronto
79 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular! Fabulous ambience and food and service would go back any time.

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dance1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The main course and dessert were very tasty
Presentation was great
Pricey for the amount of food

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vipBarbara
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

View and food were outstanding!

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williamt
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and setting

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vipJeseve
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Their oysters and beef short rib are heaven, must try!

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vipLori
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn several times and have always had great service and wonderful food. Chef Ross has created some very tasty dishes and desserts. Amy and David have both served us and each of them are so friendly and attentive. Thank you!
A lovely spot for lunch and/or dinner and the ambience of the vineyard!

FAQs

Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 168 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.