Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Toronto / Ontario
  4. Niagara
  5. Niagara-on-the-Lake
Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Oaklands at The Riverbend Inn

4.7
4.7
271 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.



Please note we only take reservations for indoor dining.
All patio tables will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French / Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (888) 220-2281

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ross Midgley

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host a private event? Contact our hospitality 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

Popular dishes

Menu

4pm – 8pm. 2 Courses $60, 3 Courses $70. Add a Wine Pairing to your Dinner: 2 Courses $35, 3 Courses $45

To Share

  • Fresh East Coast Oysters$19.00

    Classic Sauce Mignonette | Lemon | Horseradish | Hot sauce

    • Charcuterie$30.00

      Local & House Cured Meats | House-Made Chicken Liver Mousse | Pickles & Preserves | Spiced Almonds | Crostini, Dried Fruit & Seed Toasts (for 2)

      • Artisan Cheese Plate$18.00

        Selection of Canadian Cheese | Riverbend Preserves | Crostini

        Firsts

        • Daily Soup

          Inspired by the Season and Bounty of Niagara

          • Mushrooms on Toast

            Wild & Cultivated Mushrooms | Brandy- Green Peppercorn Cream | Grilled Baguette

            • Pickled Beet Salad

              Baby Arugula | Ontario Soft Goat's Cheese | Rossco's Granola | Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

              • Moules Frites$28.00

                Island Blue Mussels steamed with Chardonnay, Ginger & Coriander | Coconut Milk | Frites & Confit Garlic Aioli

                • Ontario Lamb Carpaccio

                  Black Olive Crusted Lamb Loin | K2 Milling Grain Salad | Cucumber | Radish | Harissa Yoghurt | Parsley Emulsion

                  Mains

                  • Mixed Mushroom Risotto

                    Bok Choi | Confit Tomatoes | Preserved Lemon | Grana Padano

                    • Seared & Chilled Ahi Tuna Bowl

                      Radicchio | Mixed Greens | Quail's Egg | Black Garlic | Mayonnaise | Olive Tapenade | Ginger Vinaigrette | Crispy Shallots

                      • Line Caught B.C. Ling Cod

                        Spaghetti Squash | Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower | Caper and Golden Raisin Compote | Green Beans | Miso Butter Sauce | Basil Syrup

                        • Chicken Kyiv

                          Heritage Chicken Breast Stuffed With Garlic and Herb Compound Butter | Golden Panko Crust | Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf | Braised Fennel | Red Cabbage Purée

                          • Duck Leg Confit

                            Cracked Pepper and Mustard Spaëtzle | Arugula | Ontario Rhubarb Compote | Onion Soubise | Honeyed Carrots

                            • '99 Lager' Braised Beef Short Rib

                              Buttermilk Whipped Potato | St. David's Peperonata Chili-Sofrito Rapini | Caper Salsa Verde | Cabernet Jus

                              Desserts

                              • Classic Lemon Tart

                                Mom's Lemon Curd | Crème Fraiche | Blueberry Syrup

                                • Coffee & Cigars

                                  Mocha Pot de Crème | Brandy Snap Tuille | Vanilla Pastry Cream

                                  • Coconut & Coriander Cake

                                    Warm Rhubarb Compote | Brown Butter Ice Cream

                                    • Artisan Cheese Plate

                                      Selection of Canadian Cheese | Riverbend Preserves | Crostini

                                      Last updated: March 21, 2022

                                      What 271 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
                                      • 4.6Food
                                      • 4.8Service
                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                      • 4.5Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      Loved For

                                      • Niagara

                                        Best Ambience

                                      • Niagara

                                        Scenic View

                                      Sort by

                                      Filters

                                      1. t

                                        trublu

                                        Toronto

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Incredible food and service!

                                      2. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service. Great tasting food. Lovely presentation!

                                      3. MJ

                                        MJHF

                                        Toronto

                                        17 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        17 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service. Such great attention. Our guests were so impressed. The food is always outstanding. Thank you. Great night.

                                      4. TO

                                        TomO

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A fabulous evening with great food and wine and wonderful service and ambiance. A 40th anniversary we will not forget!

                                      5. JR

                                        JulieR

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was Amazing, the food was Spectacular! Service Amazing our server William was great!

                                      6. SG

                                        SteveG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome food! Mussels were to die for, lamb carpaccio fantastic, chicken Kiev and braised beef ribs amazing. I had a foodgasm here.

                                      7. L

                                        Lyon

                                        Toronto

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The Oaklands at Riverbend Inn is like dining at a three star country inn in the south of France! From the salmon gravlax and tartare and foraged mushrooms on toast appetizers to the trout Niçoise and brazed lamb shank with couscous mains, Chef Ross Midgley and team create a memorable dining experience that you will want to come back again soon. Parfait! R and D

                                      8. RT

                                        RickT

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderfully prepared food offerings and the wine pairing offered with the meal was spot on. William, our server offered some good serving suggestions. It made for a wonderful anniversary dinner.

                                      9. JH

                                        JohnH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was out first time at Oaklands and certainly will not be our last. Service, especially, and food at dinner were superb. The view over the vineyards at one end of the room was inviting and relaxing. Good sense of calm.

                                      10. JF

                                        JohnF

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best meal in decades. Friendly staff. Beautiful grounds

                                      11. MS

                                        MichelleS

                                        Toronto

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding food and service as usual. Thanks for a great evening. Bonus: Sunset was spectacular as well.

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        1st time here. Great experience 👍

                                      13. CG

                                        CortneyG

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food at Oaklands was absolutely phenomenal. We had the carrot soup of the day and lamb carpaccio as well as the Mushroom Risotto and we both loved our entire meals

                                      14. CP

                                        ChristopherP

                                        Toronto

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A must go for a quality dinner in niagara on the lake

                                      15. W

                                        Winestains

                                        Toronto

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The plating is so lovely you won’t want to wreck it by eating it, but you’ll be glad you did! Tastes even better than it looks. Very attentive service from David. Lovely room.

                                      16. G

                                        Giorgio

                                        Toronto

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Exceptional food and service as usual!

                                      17. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Vancouver

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall3food2service4ambience5

                                        Service and decor weee both excellent. But disappointed with the food and for that quality, the restaurant is way overpriced.

                                      18. S

                                        Shadowfax

                                        Toronto

                                        4 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                        overall3food2service5ambience5

                                        No real need for a reservation on a Tuesday. The place was empty. The service was excellent. The menu was very minimal and seemed to focus more on the wine selection of Pellar Estates who owned the River Bend Inn. Both my fiancé and I were very disappointed in the selection of starters, mains and deserts. Most of the choices seemed to be something that was of little creativity and more of a food that could be easily popped into the microwave. I believe the chef could of created more culinary meals to make the restaurant stand out and not try to be dictated by the wines that Pellar Estates produces. If you wish to attend this restaurant than I would recommend going because of the atmosphere and the impeccable service of hostess/waitress. Very classy. But as far as the culinary cuisine. The selection falls short. I’m hoping that their chef has some sort of culinary skills acquired under the tutelage of a master chef of Europe. I hope that the chef will take charge of offering his guests a better cuisine. Be bold, be adventurous chef! If you’re looking for bold and adventurous today at this restaurant…. Nope falls short. Good luck.

                                      19. LJ

                                        LauraJ

                                        Toronto

                                        6 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                        My meal was so-so - the salad was good as was the dessert but the entree was overcooked- wel-done lamb, tough, over-broiled scalloped potatoes, the same for the veg. Waiter forgot to give us the reminder of the bottle of wine we purchased!

                                      20. KP

                                        KimberleyP

                                        Toronto

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food and service! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Riverbend! Would highly recommend.

                                      21. RB

                                        RonB

                                        Toronto

                                        79 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        79 reviews

                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A fine selection of cuisine to select from on the menu. I very much enjoyed the oysters as an appetizer, and their tuna dish as the main course. This restaurant offered a fine selection of wine as well. And, last but not least, the service was impeccable!! I highly recommend this restaurant for fine dining!

                                      22. t

                                        trublu

                                        Toronto

                                        17 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        17 reviews

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing food and service!

                                      23. FK

                                        FayazK

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Tanya was absolutely fantastic! We will be back for sure.

                                      24. OC

                                        OanaC

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Loved the mushrooms on toast and the moules frites. The cod was beautifully presented however the taste was below expectations. Wine selection and service were excellent. The ambiance would greatly improve with less tables packed along the window.

                                      25. GC

                                        GraceC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service, food and ambiance. Would definitely come back.

                                      26. JC

                                        JoeC

                                        St. Louis

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend.

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service and delicious food. Five star experience.

                                      28. EE

                                        EEll

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Overall service and ambiance was very good. Rating it 4 stars as I think the food wasn’t perfect for the amount of money. Chicken was dry and the creme fresh with dessert tasted sour like it has gone bad. Moulds and frites were really good

                                      29. NF

                                        NiagaraFoodie

                                        Toronto

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Have eaten here before and always a good experience.

                                      30. k

                                        kristiedee75

                                        San Francisco

                                        13 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We always have an amazing experience at The Oaklands, it’s our favourite spot in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Stayed at Riberbend two nights and had a fabulous meal both nights. Thoroughly enjoyed the short ribs, cod, duck and chicken. Excellent beet salad, lamb carpaccio and moule frites as starters. As always, exceptional service from Tania, and from William our second night. This Inn has become our go-to staycation destination, largely because of the high end dining and outstanding service at The Oaklands. We’ll be back!

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful dining room-very attentive staff-food was superb. My husband had the wine pairing with his meal. He was very happy with the selections. We will definitely return and bring family and friends.

                                      32. BL

                                        BusinessLunch

                                        Toronto

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Really great. I have the cod dinner with mussels appetizer. In my opinion the cod was slightly over done because my cod is more tender and flakey. But the other things on the cod plate made up for the slightly over done cod.

                                      33. JV

                                        JasonV

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food and service were too notch! Every course was outstanding and the wine pairing was spot on.

                                      34. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Miami - Dade

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food and service with one of the most beautiful vineyards views in Niagara on the Lake

                                      35. ST

                                        SarahT

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The mussels frites was superb!! And the service was terrific.

                                      36. DV

                                        DeValera

                                        Toronto

                                        25 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        25 reviews

                                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful greeting by the hostess and introduction to our server, William. Added the oysters to my three course feature meal; wish I had more word skill to describe my arugula salad, duck confit & desert. All fabulous. Quite enjoyed Peller’s cab franc though curious to compare to William’s suggestion of a Pinot. The wine pairings option was quite tempting but not for me today. My wife was delighted with this new “find” and we’ll be back this summer, likely stay overnight at the Riverbend too!

                                      37. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic place for lunch. Food is amazing.

                                      38. LV

                                        LeanneV

                                        Toronto

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        We made a last minute reservation and were staying at the Riverbend Inn. The food was absolutely delicious and the noise level was low enough to carry on easy conversation. Definitely a great dinner spot!

                                      39. RM

                                        RaviM

                                        Toronto

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing place, great ambience, nice historic building and architecture. Amazing food, nice collection of cheese and very nice portions sizes not so big not so small.

                                      40. AS

                                        AlexS

                                        Toronto

                                        9 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This restaurant is very elegantly appointed. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. My wife and I spent a wonderful evening here and we will definitely be going back!

                                      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 271 OpenTable diners.

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

                                      Make a reservation

                                      2 people

                                      May 2022
                                      Sun
                                      Mon
                                      Tue
                                      Wed
                                      Thu
                                      Fri
                                      Sat
                                      1
                                      2
                                      3
                                      4
                                      5
                                      6
                                      7
                                      8
                                      9
                                      10
                                      11
                                      12
                                      13
                                      14
                                      15
                                      16
                                      17
                                      18
                                      19
                                      20
                                      21
                                      22
                                      23
                                      24
                                      25
                                      26
                                      27
                                      28
                                      29
                                      30
                                      31
                                      1
                                      2
                                      3
                                      4
                                      5
                                      6
                                      7
                                      8
                                      9
                                      10
                                      11
                                      7:00 p.m.


                                      Booked 20 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 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        French / Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress Code

                                        Resort Casual

                                      • Parking Details

                                        Private Lot

                                      • Payment Options

                                        AMEX, Contactless Payment, 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

                                      Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
                                      OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
                                      Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo