Taris on the Water

4.6
544 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
At Taris, great food is our philosophy. From chopping fresh vegetables each morning, to the last moment before your perfectly cooked steak is served to the table - Passion and Quality are the two driving forces behind it all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 544 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DavidS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very surprised, but in a good way. Did not know we had such a gem right here in Welland.

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Fortuna
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It was ok. We have been here before several times. I can't say it was not good but something was off a bit.

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GuySam
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location, friendly staff, good food, and a vibrant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back!

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Pete
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Was not fully packed yet quite noisy. Food was very good yet slightly pricey. Could use linen napkins instead of paper for that higher-end restaurant.

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AndrewL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place. You will not find better in Welland.

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LAB2006
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent and friendly service; fish and chips and fried chicken lunch meals very good. Value fir money. Health precautions excellent.

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Andrew
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Best Welland restaurant for quality food and ambiance. Still the best tenderloin in the Region even at $45. Large cut, tender and moist. Sticky toffee pudding an amazing delicious surprise.

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CathyT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As newcomers to Welland, Taris on the Water had been recommended to me.
Family from Oshawa, friends from Ottawa wanted to sit near the Canal.
The restaurant's patio looks out to the Canal. There were canoes and kayaks travelling yesterday. More importantly, the service was super. Justen was extremely courteous and patient. The food when served was quite tasty. The hamburger and chicken were delicious. There was just a hint of extra taste in all our meals. Justin was quite knowledgeable about the beers as well. There were several local beers yo choose from on the menu. We were able to take our time with lunch.
We could enjoy our conversation. We all had a great lunch at Taris on the Water.
I would also like to thank Rachel for helping me with the reservation. Again her friendly, patient manner made me want to have other occasions to eat at Taris on the Water. Excellent restaurant. Many thanks.

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Jume
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I often come back from a meal at the restaurant and tell my husband that we could have cooked better at home. This was not the case when we ate at Taris on the Water. I was blown away at the flavours and presentation of each dish. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough... will be back for sure!!!

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BrendaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We try to book a table every October 7 th as it is Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day and the bridge always lights up teal for us. We make it a yearly special event…. And Taris is spectacular in every way! Ambiance, service, food…. First rate!

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johnny4two
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Al the food was excellent. The presentation was excellent and the food was full of flavor. We dined outside and it was very pleasant to be next to the water of the canal as we watched numerous rowers go by.

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Chico
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome.....as usual...Justin was the best........blessings...Happy thanksgiving.
Greatly appreciated!
Dino

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BillB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We enjoyed our lunch as it was tasty, attractive on the plate & the view on the canal was great. However the hornets made our lives miserable especially when trying to enjoy the toffee pudding. In the fall it would seem dining inside is a better choice.

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Marg
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The duck was too thick and very tough and extremely hard to cut. Duck should be served rare but this piece was barely cooked. Ate only a couple of bites. Our waitress was kind enough to ask if I wanted something else instead.

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JohnO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I keep going back. #1 restaurant in Welland.
Excellent food and service

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BruceO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great same with the view.

I would recommend to others

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NannyM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the steak and it was amazing
My partner had the pesto pasta but he wasn’t a fan off it.
Service atmosphere all super

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Christopher
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Justin and his crew were outstanding as usual. Food phenomenal and atmosphere. Love this place.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met a friend here that I have not seen in awhile. they gave us plenty of time to catch before ordering. The food was very good. It was a very enjoyable evening

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vipTopper
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Besides the food being delicious for anyone, Taris takes special care for anyone with food allergies. I have Celiac disease (severe gluten reaction) and also react to dairy products. The server, Justin, who was excellent in every way ensured that the kitchen was aware of my situation. It is wonderful to have such a wide selection of safe foods for those with allergic reactions or special preferences. They offer vegan and vegetarian choices as well. The fish and chips are a trademark dish and highly recommended. Our server was patient, efficient and knowledgeable. Try the deep fried calamari as an appetizer. So many tasty treats offered. Loved our visit.

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NaomiKnight
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, and a lovely setting on the canal. The menu is varied but great quality for anything I've ordered, including cocktails, and the servers are always friendly and professional. A gem in Welland!!!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I went for my daughters graduation lunch on Sun, Sept 26. We sat outside…loved the atmosphere and our server was great, such a lovely lady! Food was excellent. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

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James
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good. Just a bit expensive for hamburgers and a salad.

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angieT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent venue right on the water. great food. Large patio with sun protection and safe. Friendly serves. we have lunch here every time we dive Welland scuba park.

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BobL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

4 of us dined and we had the calamari & ceasar salad as appes and 2 hamburgers, 1 fish & chips and 1 duck. All were excellent with the exception of the duck that was carved as a thick slab and no obvious sweetness to accompany it. Will have the hamburger next time.

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Betsy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous! The atmosphere was beautiful, service was great and the food was out of this world. The four of us had different meals and we were so delighted with them!

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KeithB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service and food I had the hamburger yumyum and my husband had fried chicken and ff

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Mac76
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch at Taris On the Water on September 24/21. The view overlooking the Welland Canal was great. We shared the burratini and oysters as starters and both were excellent. Our mains were the fish tacos, and the falafel tacos. Both type of tacos were amazing.
Our server, Easton was exceptional. Friendly service and knowledgeable regarding all items on the menu.
Would definitely come back again to try the dinner menu!

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jazzyjo
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet attentive service and great food overlooking the old Welland Canal.

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vipPatriciaK
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely quaint restaurant with excellent service and food. We heard so much about it and it’s all true. We will be back there again soon!

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mben
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We selected this restaurant because it was on the way to where we were going and it had high reviews. We arrived and from the small parking lot we were a little confused as to how to access the place, but ventured onto the patio and, voila, the entrance. It overlooks the canal for added ambiance. The small dining room is lovely, maybe not as posh as I expected, but clean and comfortable. But the highlight was the food. It was amazing! I ordered the recommended Grilled Beef Tenderloin with porcini cream, crushed fingerlings and charred rapini. Cooked to perfection with some added shrimp it was delicious. Go and try it-your palate will thank you!

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Sues
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We enjoyed the food, the service was excellent, and I had a great dining experience because the Chef, and his Sous Chef, were very thorough and careful in accommodating my food allergies. Well done!

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PaulineS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food! Can't wait to try the rest

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LawnaS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only issue I had was the water we were served in a large pitcher. The water tasted unpleasant. Perhaps you should consider purified water.

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FlorenceW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is always super at Taris and so is the staff - We dined outside and I found it
I was a little chilly as the wind seems to be cool in evening. I will start to dine inside until next summer.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Limited menu but food is fine, price is reasonable

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JamesC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourites due to setting(water) and quality food. Wine and beer selection is better than typical and service - excellent.

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SimoneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding service and food. Views from the patio added treat

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SteveC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice place but a bit on the pricey side as well as a limited menu.

FAQs

Taris on the Water offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 788-0123.

Taris on the Water is rated 4.6 stars by 544 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.