Restaurant Oban Inn

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507 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Since its beginning in 1824, the long tradition of The Oban Inn dining experience has been enjoyed by generation after generation of our returning guests. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Dine in our delightful sunroom overlooking lush English gardens or cozy historic Shaw's Corner and in the chic elegance of our fireside dining room. Ideal for intimate dining or for group celebrations for up to 60 guests. Located only 2-blocks from Queen Street and minutes walk to nearby Shaw Festival Theaters.

Savor delicious "Four Diamond" creations combining Oban classics with modern gastronomy focusing on the Niagara Region's fresh ingredients married with the outstanding harvest of Niagara Wines.
What 507 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

The food presentation was lacklustre and flavourless. The server, although friendly, mixed up the bills. I will not be returning to this restaurant anytime soon.

KG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was amazing and very helpful. Very great food and great overall experience!

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! I have always loved it here and our last visit did not disappoint.

CA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was my anniversary dinner and Jimmy took good care of us. Will return for sure.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Quality of meal and service were good but we had to send back an appetizer and one of our entrees as they were both cold. As a result I could not award a higher rating

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved our lunch experience on Christmas Day. Wonderful ambience, excellent food, unhurried pace, great server.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steven our waiter was fabulous. The food was fantastic. First time I had seared tuna. It melted in my mouth. The brûlée was unique but delicious.

W
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal with amazing service. Wonderful atmosphere and service was not rushed, attentive but not in your face. Was an excellent choice for an anniversary dinner.

u
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our Mom/Grandma’s Birthday. Everything was wonderful!

NF
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Our waiter Jimmy was amazing!
Had to get to 50 words but he really was.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We have been to the Oban Inn several times over the years. The food has always been very good. I always appreciate the fact that I was accommodated for my gluten allergy. It's really assuring to know that I what I'm eating is safe.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alexa's service, as always was superb. Starting with the wonder Cosmopolitan in the bar area prior to being seated to the Beef Tenderloin which was cooked to perfection and so tender, it melted in my mouth. And the Pinot Noir was a perfect pairing. Just a wonderful meal and total experience.

B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Alexa was pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and even took photos of our family as we were celebrating a special birthday together.

Food options were diverse and appealing, however, we did feel the portion of quiche (and side salad) were quite small for the price point. That said, the flavours were delicious and food arrived promptly at the right temperature.

We enjoyed ourselves, and your Christmas decorations, and we will be back again!

ES
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Busy Friday early evening [745>900pm?]. Sat in conservatory area, and noise level very high.☹

C
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We attended the Oban Inn for dinner on November 28th. I can't remember our waiter's name, but he was very hospitable on arrival, and attentive throughout the evening. For appetizers, we ordered Caesar salad, truffle frites, and soup du jour. For the main course, we had lamp shank, red curry cod, and the two orders of chicken supreme. For dessert, dark chocolate chili tart and maple berry crème brûlée. We were all four thoroughly satisfied with our orders and presentation. The ambience and noise level were conducive to easy conversation.

e
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service in a beautiful setting. We would go back for sure.

MK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice lunch here. Service and food was excellent. We were seated in the glassed in section.

PJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service in a beautiful dining room paired with delicious food. That's the reason we continue to go back time after time.

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great fabulicious lunh there. The burgers were fantastic - the 2 that had them said best burger ever. My loster roll was also very good. Wish we'd had room for dessert. We'll definitely return!!!

M
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visit here every year without disappointment. Always love our meals and drinks.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service.

Nice place

BK
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Our dining experience was spoiled due to the staff not enforcing restaurant policy. We arrived for our 5pm reservation (restaurant opening time) to find 3 women already seated in the restaurant and apparently there for some time. According to our waitress a day waitress had allowed them to sit in the fine dining area even thought it was not open and even though the women were there for drinks and staff. They had apparently had more than enough to drink and were extremely loud: all the more noticeable because they were the only other occupied table in the dining room. We were assured by our waitress that they would quiet down and be leaving shortly, neither of which happened. They really should have been asked to move to the lounge.
A quiet romantic dinner was spoiled until the other table left 45 minutes later.
The staff apologized but they really did nothing.

TS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful room and good service. What more can one ask for? NOTL is blessed with many good restaurants, and this is one of them. Off the beaten path, but only a 5 minute walk from the main street, by the golf course. Since it's not on the main street, it is less crowded, which is nice.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, Jimmie, did an outstanding job. The steak was good and the scallops were tender and juicy. The Baco Noir was excellent.

h
Ottawa
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Oban is so very pretty and is a quiet venue for dinner. Service was excellent and the prices reasonable for the quality of the food. There are choices for all dietary considerations and one can easily substitute or add as desired. The red curry cod was delicious but the fish was a bit salty. The beer and cheddar soup was so tasty. One of my dining companions enjoyed the avocado carpaccio very much. Some of our diners declared the scallops cooked to perfection. All in all, a lovely way to celebrate a birthday in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

PS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The host was very rude. Our waiter was awful ignorant and rude. Food was subpar
A terrible experience. We will never go back!!

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Great location. Nice server
Ecxtremely limited and overpriced wine list. None of the outstanding VQA wines made the list. We were hoping to see a huge list of Niagara regional wine. Not so.
Appetizer (potato soup) was quite good. Muscles were dried out and not very fresh. Stringy?
Would not recommend to someone seeking excellent wine list and food.
2.5 out of 5

SH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always good. They are always accommodating with allergies.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The setting, ambience and wait staff were all quite good. I had a caprese salad that was so salty it was almost inedible..also had the mussels...there were less than a dozen of them and for the price, not worth it. One of the others had the pork chop and it was over cooked..All in all, the food was a huge disappointment.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to the Oban Inn Restaurant many times and it is consistently good. Friendly people and great food in a nice environment.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were feted with a window table looking out onto the garden, a white-breasted hawk high in a tree across the road, setting us up for delights to come. Our waitress was attentive and skilled. My wife loved her cosmopolitan, our wines excellent. The salads and main dish delicious and beautiful. This was a meal to savor. We will definitely return.

DJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Pleasant atmosphere in dining room. Quiet at first although as the restaurant filled it became quite noisy but not overly so.
Menu had something for everybody and the food quality was good with reasonable prices for main course items.

KE
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We always enjoy both eating and staying at the Oban Inn and Spa. The service is warm, engaging and efficient as well as being helpful in the making of choices and wine selections. We'll be back!

LC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a romantic dinner. Food is delicious and beautifully presented.
Good wine list and service is friendly .

L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I go here I'm blown away, the service, the food, the ambiance, the wine, the cocktails...simply outstanding in every way.

DK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

We have been coming to the Oban Inn for dinner for several years now. This time though it was definitely not a memorable occasion. The server was trying hard to help but unfortunately they were under staffed. It took 3/4 hour to receive a drink and another 3/4 hour to receive our food. There was no apology as to why. Did not come back to ask if we would like wine with dinner or dessert.
Under these conditions , I would not recommend this restaurant. We had dinner the night before somewhere else and everything was perfect.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome staff, and food was top notch!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food a good restaurant to visit before our evening at the Shaw Festive theatre.

BB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely room and good menue selection

LL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time. The duck breast was a bit tough though. Everything else - great!

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