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

Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn

4.7
4.7
411 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French / Canadian, Winery, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 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 411 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Niagara

    Brunch

  • Niagara

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  1. J

    reviewerJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem in the Niagara Falls area. The atmosphere, location and service was excellent. Food was amazing with top-notch presentation and flavours. Generous portions as well. Would definitely return!

    Oaklands at The Riverbend InnResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to your return visit! All the Best, The Riverbend Inn team

  2. JJ

    JandJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Will be going again!

    Oaklands at The Riverbend InnResponded on November 12, 2022Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to your return visit. All the Best, The Riverbend Inn team

  3. LJ

    LoriJ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always great. David and other staff are so friendly and attentive. Thank you!
  4. DM

    DarleneM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oaklands is a lovely dinning room, small and intimate. The food we had was very good....mushrooms on toast and Salmon Gravlax. The view is also beautiful .
  5. JP

    JillP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Most enjoyable experience. Only suggestion is that the lighting could be less harsh to create a more intimate environment.
  6. SS

    SandraS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience. From the lovely room, to the service and delicious, food courses. Hats off to William and the Chef!
  7. MS

    MichaelS

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My restaurant review is always about food quality first, and Oaklands was exceptional. William was great and his suggestions were on target. Inside restaurant was very attractive with beautiful sunset included.
  8. AP

    AlexP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Charming place, great atmosphere, good food and good service. Special mention should be made of our waitress Rebecca - very friendly, nice and professional.
  9. SW

    StephanieW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a quick lunch in a lovely setting.
  10. M

    Montreal

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner. Great food and wine pairing. Great service.
  11. RK

    RKBN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    William our main server was fantastic. Knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings. He was the perfect balance of attentiveness and leaving us alone. I had mentioned I was coming for an anniversary dinner when I booked and they treated us to a glass of bubbly to start off our meal!! Presentation of food and taste of food was exceptional. View of the sunset from our table only made everything even more perfect!
  12. l

    liuavakian

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Oaklands at Riverbend for our Thanksgiving Dinner because we are totally in love with this most wonderful place to be here in the Niagara on the Lake vineyards. The food is superb no matter the time of day. The Turkey dinner was the best I have ever had anywhere in the world. Chef Ross Midgley is brilliant, he puts nothing on the plate that is not relevant to the dish we are being served. Good to the eye and a wonder to the palate. Service is in keeping with the calm and genteel atmosphere. Time spent here is truly delightful, and in my case … addictive.
  13. DF

    DonnaF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    We had the turkey dinner. it was terrible
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was a bit salty because the experience was nice
  15. N

    Nicky

    Puebla

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner at Oaklands as staying two nights in this lovely property. You can choose a two or three course tasting menu. Everything we had was very well prepared in this upscale restaurant. We ate on the terrace overlooking the vineyards which may be the best view in Niagara in the Lake for dining. There was a very good wine selection also. Would definitely recommend both staying and dining at Riverbend Inn and Oaklands Restaurant
  16. B

    Bears

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Upscale venue, choice of patio or inside, large windows with nice views. Menu on the smaller side. Standard green salad quite basic, no nuts, fruit bits, cheese bits. Crab cakes were great. Entrees very tasty. Dinners are 2 course, one app and 1 entree for $65 pp. For $75 add dessert. Our main surprise was that there was no table bread or basket of dinner buns, and no option to order them.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Loved the pate. It was fantastic, I think I enjoyed that the most. I chose the pickerel which was great but a rather small plate and I eat very little. The couscous was delicious although could have been a warmer.
  18. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was perfect. From the service to the taste I wouldn't change a thing.
  19. AK

    AndrewK

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and the presentation was second to none. We enjoyed the service, had the 3 course prix fixe with wine pairing. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset while we dined. My only critique would be the young lady with red hair hostessing and running food touched her nose with her hands and wiped her nose on her sleeve dozens of times. Never washed her hands.
  20. F

    Fiddly

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a quiet very pleasant location. Worth the visit with relatives from UK who also enjoyed it very much.
  21. NG

    NatalieG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening to celebrate birthdays. Fantastic ambiance, food and service.
  22. C

    Cowboy777

    Toronto

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  23. j

    joya

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for breakfast eggs benedict were delicious
  24. TY

    TeresaY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It's our anniversary. We're glad that we can book a table. The waiter was so courteous and reserved a table with great view for us facing the vineyard. We received fine dining service. The food quality was great but portion was small. That's the only disappointment.
  25. l

    lepetitprincely

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special place. Chef Midgley and his team are attentive and service oriented. The settling is sublime, the property feels like Tuscany - a perfect retreat and getaway!
  26. JF

    JoiceF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent view, fantastic service and fabulous food
  27. MC

    MauroC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and enjoyed everything about this place. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the sunset. Would highly recommend to anyone.
  28. AD

    AnetaD

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a treat every time we come here it’s become one of our fave places to visit at NOTL , already looking forward to the next time
  29. EB

    EmilyB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience all around
  30. HE

    HamEats

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting overlooking the vineyards and watching the sun set. Pickled beet salad was terrific. Short ribs very good. Lasagna-really vegetarian option lack flavour to me and perhaps I was expecting the more traditional variety even though I knew it had not meat. We both had the chocolate fredo for desert. Also good but I would have liked a darker chocolate....Outstanding nevertheless
  31. LL

    LyneL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed the overall dining experience, which was top notch!
  32. C

    Cowboy777

    Toronto

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Celebration my birthday yesterday. Started with mushroom toasts which were delicious! We followed with beef short rib.Unfortunately it wasn’t cooked enough and was dry. We asked for more gravy but they didn’t have much. It was edible but not one the the better ones we have had. Dessert was excellent. We were surprised that dinner was either two or three courses.
  33. F

    Foodlvr

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Oaklands. The food was delicious and our server, Rebecca, was delightful and attentive. We dined outside on the patio and watched the sunset which added to the already idyllic ambiance.
  34. PG

    PeterG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    In good weather, the patio is great, super view, Chairs not too comfortable on the back however would be my only negative.
  35. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kelson was welcoming,humourous & attentive. The recommended mushroom toast was excellent. David & Sharon Court
  36. JT

    JillT

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting overlooking the vineyard, with excellent service, delicious food, and a well curated wine list.
  37. i

    igal

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely birthday celebration for my mother and had a party of 6 on a nice outdoor setting with a view of the vineyards and a stunning sunset. David, our waiter, was great and excellent at providing wine pairings for our meals. It was a magical night and can’t wait to return.
  38. LH

    LyndaH

    Naples

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is an absolutely beautiful venue. Staff is friendly and attentive but they (like most everywhere) seem understaffed. Service was on slow side. We waiting several minutes before we were able to get our bill and pay at the end. Appetizers were awesome (pate plate for me; beet salad for hubby). I had the short rib for main and it was delicious, husband had pickerel which he declared was uninteresting and tasteless. Lemon pavlova dessert is terrific. All in all we enjoyed our meal amd look forward to another visit.
  39. A

    Anahita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the atmosphere was fantastic. The staff provided amazing service. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant and this place in general. Thanks dear Lisa for creating amazing memories for us.
  40. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An elegant restaurant, perfect for our anniversary! A great view, incredible food, and wonderful service. Can't wait to visit again.

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 411 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 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

    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French / Canadian, Winery, Cocktail Bar

  • 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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