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Patio and Dining View - The Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
4.3
31 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
The only waterfront patio in Niagara-on-the-Lake is located at the mouth of the Niagara River, with a view to Lake Ontario.
Enjoy unparalleled views of boats sailing the lake and entering the mouth of the mighty Niagara River across from which is the historic Fort Niagara.
Relax with a meal of local cuisine, a glass of Niagara VQA wine, or a pint of Ontario Craft Beer.
The Waterfront Restaurant, Lounge and Patio at the NOTL Golf Club offers a quintessential experience with choice of dining options that will appeal to all.
Enjoy Executive Chef Jeff Hicks cuisine, ranging from pub food in our casual lounge to local fare in our dining room, while enjoying panoramic views of the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and Fort Mississauga. Our spacious restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is available for private and special functions.
**PLEASE NOTE**
Patio is not available for reservations and is first come first serve.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food, Prime Rib
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:45 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 468-3424
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Hicks
  • Neighbourhood
    Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

31 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There was a large event and our food took 60 minutes to arrive. Moved to the patio for dessert. The server was pleasant and attentive. Overall the food was delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The kitchen was obviously having issues. It took over 45 minutes for our appetizer of mussels and food seemed to be coming out of the kitchen randomly. Some tables were getting served quickly while others were waiting endlessly. The wait staff tried to accommodate but the wait for our food dragged on forever. When we asked to speak to a manager there was no one on duty. That was the most ridiculous part of the issue. I've worked in restaurants and find it unaccessible that there was no management overseeing the operation a restaurant with a full dining room.

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  3. shirl

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. We had eaten in the Lounge the previous night so decided to try the Restaurant because of the beautiful view of the lake. As mentioned, food was delicious. Service was abysmal. Whether it had to do with the start of the season or something else we waited and waited as did others at surrounding tables.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and love looking over the water.

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  5. shirl

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow as they were understaffed and it was a Holiday weekends.

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  6. KathrynD

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Group of 6 enjoyed our breakfasts including the Traditional and Eggs Benedict. Portions were big, food served hot and endless cups of coffee. Service was great. We couldn't have asked for anything more except maybe for the fog to lift so we could see the beautiful lake.

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  7. UnderWhelmed

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Good prices. We will be back!

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  8. PaulT

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great. View is great. Highly recommended. Must be a little patient as they work out their staffing issues. They were clearly short on staff. When they adjust this, they'll be the best place to eat in Niagara. The kitchen has it 👍. Congratulations to chef and kitchen crew. Excellent food. Great value. It's a pleasure.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My reservation was made long before and we didn’t get seated by the window as requested . The waiter didn’t serve the food, never asked if we wanted a second drink or how the meal was. Just took order then came for payment. Food was just ok. Disappointed with the meal for my mother’s 83 birthday. They were told about celebration and did nothing. Sad.

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  10. CarlaG

    Naples

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Only place in town with a water view

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited for 15 minutes after being seated before a server came to our table. We ordered fries to go with our sandwiches and our server forgot to put the order in. Kind of gross to have so many dead bugs on the ledge next to our table. Overall, still a good experience and we will be back, but have never had these issues before. The food is always excellent and well priced.

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  12. Michael

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with amazing service! Great beer on Tap!

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  13. MaddieB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Chose this restaurant for the view and proximity to our airbnb. The food was very good but it took about 15 minutes to get our drink orders taken then another ten for the appetizers and entrees. We were at a corner table and it felt like they forgot about us. Although our waiter was very nice. Great views of the water so overall a pleasant time.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    the view is great and food is pretty good a little crowded though

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  15. annc

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it !!!! Wonderful place , great food and omg the view !!!

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  16. EmanueleF

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I tried to adjust my reservation by 30 minutes to 5 PM and I was denied. Even though the restaurant was half empty. I tried calling the restaurant prior to my reservation and no one answered the phone. Very unusual and unprofessional. I do not plan on going back. The staff was quite arrogant and cavalier. The staff seemed frazzled and out of sync. Totally disappointed considering I drove several hours to get there. I invite the manager to call me on my land line 705-382-1373. Emanuele

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view, delicious food and excellent service!

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  18. SandraS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy coming here. We had a couple from Toronto with us and they really liked it too. We are looking forward to coming again

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  19. TomL

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of the lake. Good food and very pleasant staff. They were very busy but did whatever was needed to create an enjoyable dining experience.

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  20. CHRISKY

    Toronto

    92 reviews

    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over quite a few years we have eaten at this restaurant, but this has been the first time we booked with Open Table. This is an excellent restaurant with a great view of Lake Ontario, and in warmer weather a lovely outside patio. The interior is quite spacious with a few booths available or table and comfortable chairs. The staff are always very pleasant. They have quite an extensive menu as well as a very good choice of locally produced wine and beer. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service and a lovely ambiance overlooking the water. We will definitely come back next time we are in the area.

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  22. LDR1

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The Waterfront Restaurant caters to golfers, so be aware staff are stretched thin in their attention to other diners when there are large groups, and follow up details after dinner almost non existent. The food was adequate, some portions were cold, lacked flavour and extremely small. We had the fish and chips; where you would think chips held equal billing with the fish you would be wrong; unfulfilling overall.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, they were fantastic with our group of 12 and all the orders were delivered properly and quickly. Food was great and really high quality drinks for very affordable prices!

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  24. lakandrck

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All of our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service very attentive. Great spot to enjoy the waterfront. The restaurant was almost full which may have contributed to the noise level, which was a bit too loud. Overall, a lovely lunch overlooking the lake🌻

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  25. JudyH

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter Richard was wonderful! When I arrived there was no-one at the desk so I went to stand by the cash which is where you used to get looked after. Then back to the desk when after I asked someone I was finally taken to my table. This system needs Some work! Several servers walked by me not acknowledging me. Menu is fine but could maybe use a special or 2. Perhaps an all day breakfast til 3 or 4 pm. Venue looks great as of course you have a wonderful view. A few pictures On the walls would be nice. Looking forward to the patio soon. Thank-you

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  26. SandraS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had company from Guelph and they always like coming to NOTL for lunch. We are never disappointed. Thank you.

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  27. TraceyC

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service and great menu. The view of the lake was spectacular

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  28. JudyO

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended the BBQ Smoke’n Night and it was great. We both had the Rack of Ribs - excellent. Staff was worked hard as it was very busy but were always pleasant and efficient. Congrats to the Chef and thanks for a fun evening. We were even treated to a gorgeous view of the sunset.

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  29. WilliamF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room overlooks Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara Rivers. Fisherman are in their small boats looking for a big catch. The menu is very broad with lobster, scallops and shrimp dishes available. The presentation and taste of our orders was excellent

    1 person found this helpful

  30. RonR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Just a bit too long waiting for food when restaurant was not full

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Petunia

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good and the dinning room very nice…view exceptional! The food was good except for the mushy grilled vegetables.

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FAQs

The Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-3424.

The Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 31 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge

143 Front St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:45 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food, Prime Rib
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Hicks
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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