Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge

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  • Outdoor Eating
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Peninsula Ridge Estates is truly a world class wine and culinary destination catering to guests who are looking to pair a relaxed and casual atmosphere with an incredible dining experience. The property is stunning, with breathtaking views of the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario including the Toronto Skyline and of course our pristine vineyards. The restaurant is set in our historic "Queen Anne Revival" Victorian mansion perched on the brow of the Beamsville Bench and features a great outdoor patio for dining during our long summer days and nights.



Our culinary team takes great pride in offering the ultimate dining experience using fresh locally grown produce (often grown right down the street) served by skilled, professional and friendly staff. Our reputation for epicurean excellence is often one of the main reasons why people choose The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge.
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BV
Atlantic Canada
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch on our way to the Hamilton Airport. We were looking for a light but quality meal...and could not have made better choice. We had two appetizers each. Beautifully prepared and presented and just the right amount of food. My wife had the zucchini soup to start and I had the mushrooms on toast. We both had the delicious scallops for our second course. The zucchini soup was so enjoyable the we asked for the recipe. The Chef promised to send it to us. Wonderful!!

KA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful we truly enjoyed our evening and we shall return !

JQ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely setting for dinner although very noisy with a large family group. The food was excellent although there was a mix up when serving dishes. Salmon was listed on the menu, but substituted trout as they ran out of salmon. Then they ran out of trout so ordered duck for a third choice.

NL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant a few times and the food/service never disappoints. We took advantage of the weather and sat out in the patio - they had shawls that my wife used to keep the chill off. Both appetizers were great (her scallops, my mussels) as were the appetizers. My boneless lamb shank was delicious and just fell apart. My wife had the espresso crusted duck breast which couldn't be beat. She's not a fan of red meats so had the kitchen cook it a little more than usual which they did so and the meat was still wonderful.

Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

BG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed, friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere and most of all the food was very good! Will be back again.

CB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We quite enjoyed our dinner. We were a table of six and we tried 4 different main course items. All very good. Wait staff was very attentive. I was called a few days prior by the restaurant to inquire about anybody with mobility or allergy issues. One of us was celiac and they provided gluten free bread for them. I will definitely return....

A
Toronto
154 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Peninsula Ridge is a lovely location with a great patio if weather permits. Service is excellent. We had the duck. I fit and hamburger and they were both excellent. Highly recommend.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The duck was a little over done and the scallops were a little under done. The salmon was excellent, cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the patio seating and the service was top notch. Portions were surprisingly large and we left feeling well satisfied.

PD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebrated a friend's birthday and sat out on the patio....a beautiful day in an absolutely beautiful spot. Love the entire place, in and out. Had a lovely luncheon. The service was a little slow but that could have been our fault because we were late in getting started. Perhaps we threw the kitchen off or something. Whatever the reason, the server, handled it well and we enjoyed a longer time in paradise. Thank you. I want to return for dinner soon.

LM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The coho salmon was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed the lovely view.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredibly friendly service from the booking to the exit.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An enjoyable experience all around. We had the burgers. Good meat, well-prepared with tasty toppings. Enjoyed the sparkling riesling and spit a glass of ice wine for dessert. The seating in the deck is lovely, with Lake Ontario in the background. The serving staff were friendly and informative. They have a new fall menu.

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming back for many years. The food is always excellent, and varied. The salads were new and interesting, including the caesar. The service is also excellent and the wait staff know how to pair food with wine. Thank you for always providing an enjoyable experience.

C
Naples
66 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular as usual. A windy day so we moved around on the patio. Food exquisite and great service.

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation of each plate was gorgeous. Loved everything about the experience. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food amazing and the ambiance was beautiful.

FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting, the food was excellent and our server was exceptionally nice.

SV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Brunch on the patio. Beautiful day, lovely atmosphere, excellent food and service.
we will be back.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Unfortunately dining at Peninsula Ridge was not a great experience. We were the last reservation of the evening and felt completely rushed as they were closing up around us. We even had to ask to keep our bottle of white wine cold during our dinner! The food was good but not extraordinary.
We most likely will not be returning.

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Peninsula Ridge. The food was outstanding. The only drawback was that we felt rushed by the serving staff and, as far as we could tell, it had nothing to do with a lineup or patrons waiting for a table. The serving staff was very attentive. So attentive that my husband and I hadn't even finished our second glass of wine with our meal when we were asked about dessert. Within minutes, it was promptly delivered. We had order two specialty coffees and the cream brulee (which they mistakenly brought over the cheesecake...no biggie.... it was replaced.) The thing is it was obvious that my husband had not finished his beer nor had I finished my glass of wine when the coffees were delivered. As a result, by the time I got around to drinking the coffee, it was cold. While we appreciate their promptness and efficiency, which is required in the restaurant business, we simply felt that we were not holding anyone up so why was there such a rush on to get us out of the restaurant. Regardless, the food was delicious and we tipped well. Main Point: we were hoping and looking for Fika (Swedish) - a moment to slow down and enjoy the good things in life. It was our anniversary, after all. Honestly, why was it necessary to rush and scamper about???

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We try to go at least once a year. Always worth the drive. Fantastic food and service and great atmosphere.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An incredible dining experience! The food was outstanding - every choice! I can’t wait to go again...

PK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service, wonderful location to sit on the patio in the sun. Truly memorable.

G
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in the area. In summer the patio is lovely with views of the vineyard and Lake Ontario. The food never disappoints and the waitstaff are friendly and helpful. I love taking guests from out of time to Peninsula Ridge.

T
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We’ve eaten at the restaurant several times in the past and enjoyed both the food and service. Unfortunately we were disappointed this time with both aspects of our lunch. Food was under seasoned (bordering bland) and dry. There were no recommendations offered for wine (until prompted), drink was forgotten, food dropped on the table and no bread basket provided.
Underwhelming lunch.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal too a long time coming . It arrived overcooked! We sent it back and the manager graciously offered us wine and a dessert to make up for the delay . When the second attempt finally arrived, my lamb was sinewy and should have been quite seared on the outside but pink to red on the inside . I guess the new person was afraid to overcook it a second time so it was undercooked on the outside . Apart from that, the lamb sirloin was not trimmed as it still had the "silver skin" left on it. And flavourless . A sprinkling of pistachio nuts ( menu said almonds) and 3 cherries on the side do not add much flavour . Menu said Amarena cherry Jus. There was no "jus". As we walked out, the back kitchen door was open and I saw several young men - I think this was a cooking class and our meal was the result . This made me see how good a cook I am as I could do better . The creme brûlée dessert was lumpy, not silky smooth . This is not high end dining , just a lovely locale . We spent most of our time there waiting for our meal - 2 and 1/2 hours

TA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening celebrating! Thanks for making it special.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful time out for our anniversary. Tracey was amazing as always and super educated on the area, chef, food and wine! She always makes our experience top notch. It had recently rained and she took the time to create a beautiful patio setting for us regardless of the weather. We are always super excited to come back after these wonderful experiences and the incredible service we receive!!! Thanks again to all and see you soon :)!!!!!!!!

GF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pricey, but worth it!

Great staff, made us feel very welcome.

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are never disappointed at Peninsula restaurant, the patio overlooking the vineyard adds to the charm that keeps us returning. The food is excellent, you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into the menu. Love the sangria. I highly recommend.

WL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been at this restaurant many times over the years and if anything, it is only getting better! Always top of our list for excellence.

CF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Had the pleasant surprise of dining outside which was heaven!
Can't wait to return. Our server, Tracey was outstanding. All her recommendations were great especially the duck entrée which was enjoyed by all who ordered it.

SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a beautiful afternoon and we were able to sit outside. The grounds and view were spectacular. We had lunch which was very, very good. The service was friendly and efficient. We will certainly return.

MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten here at least a half a dozen times, usually having lunch on the patio looking out over the vineyard. It’s a great spot to stop on the way down to Niagara Falls.
The food is always tasty and well presented and the ambience is relaxed and peaceful.
A visit to the winery store either before or after lunch allows for some enjoyable browsing and wine tasting

DB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

This was are third time the your restaurant. We were very disappointed with the chef special, the steak was to thin ,over cooked and over price. This was are 45 anniversary, we left disappointed.

CE
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Vines, View and wonderful lunch!
Daughter treated me to a belated birthday lunch at Peninsula Ridge. It was a beautiful day and we sat on the patio under the trees with a view out over the vineyard toward the lake. Cold soup of the day was a gazpacho-peach, refreshing and tasty for summer. We had a sangria to accompany our shared Antipasto platter for two. We thoroughly enjoyed the prosciutto, chorizo, duck confit, gherkins, varied kinds of olives, grilled vegetables, flatbread with fruit spread. Almost more than the two of us could eat!
Service was exceptional - attentive and pleasant. On departing, we took our own tour of the heritage house while deliberately visiting the upstairs ladies' room (instead of main floor). We decided that we must come back again in a cooler season and enjoy the inside dining room areas (included some secluded little window area nooks!).

GG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing brunch - great outdoor patio. Definitely going back.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I wanted to experience our visit to Peninsula Ridge Vinery with a lunch and Saturday was a perfect day in August summer. We chose Patio instead of the comfortable well appointed interior dining place. Despite the relatively hot day, the umbrellas provided welcome relief. We started with an antipasto platter for two and we were not disappointed. We savoured every bit of Duck rillette, Pingue prosciutto, chorizo sausage, local cheese, citrus marinated olives and grilled vegetable salad. As we wanted a light lunch we decided to share a Peninsual Ridge Pizza which was delectable. Light and delicately flavoured, it was a perfect ending for our lunch. We skipped dessert and wine as we were visiting a few more vineries in the region. Overall a very satisfying lunch experience and excellent value for money.

C
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Splendid dining experience and even better views of the vineyard as you dine on their patio. Food was fresh and flavourful. Service was lovely and well paced. Highly recommend the seafood bouillabaisse. Will be returning

RF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

On a warm summer day the patio is magnificent with views overlooking the vineyards, lake and even the Toronto skyline. I had an excellent pizza and my wife a very good chicken & mushroom crepe. Crepe should have been warmer. Unfortunately our server forgot to bring the soup yet still charged for it. Relaxed ambience but noise levels fairly high because it was busy and everyone was enjoying the experience. I thought the umbrellas could have been placed more effectively to shade tables from the sun. The restaurant is thoroughly enjoyable and we recommend it to friends.

SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant !
Foods is awsome
Highly recommend

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