Restaurant Oban Inn

4.7
721 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 721 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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LoisA
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our entrees were delicious, service friendly and ambiance inviting.

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JoanL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We certainly enjoyed our meal and felt the service we received was excellent as was the food.

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KateH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really great spot for dinner - take your time, try some cocktails! Fabulous food and attentive server (without feeling like you are being rushed). Get the mussels - they are to die for!
We preferred the chicken risotto over the steak, but everything came out hot, and were great (generous) portions.

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Druid
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A regular special meal destination for us. Reservations recommended in theater season. Food is scrumptious and the mains have excellent flavor pairings between the meat and vegetables and sauces.
If you like coffee after dinner drinks they have nice ones.
Good range of wines, roughly 40 whites and 40 reds.
Service is good, without hovering.

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RobertC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

For the entrees, the angus ribeye steak was very good, the crab cakes were excellent, cooked perfectly. The Caesar salad was great, dressed good for my liking. Although for the desserts very disappointed that they removed the hot chocolate from the menu, it was a great drink for families with kids, we were also disappointed with the coffee which used to be more flavourful and bold in the past but now found it to be more watered down and weak. But we also ordered a chocolate ice cream, which was very delicious and creative with the crushed shortbread cookies. Overall our meal was very good with some downsides.

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stayed at the original Oban Inn many years prior to the fire and were really looking forward to this visit. We dined at the restaurant on a Thursday night and it was amazing -- the service impeccable, the atmosphere enjoyable and was likely the best steak dinner we have had in many years. When we go back, we will definitely have dinner at the Inn again. Breakfast however was another story. Service again was impeccable. The food was disappointing. The eggs were cold and overcooked, plate was cold, the toast was cold and the number of potatoes overwhelming. We should have sent it back and were sorry we didn't. Other than that ... it was great.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service by Jimmy!!! Attentive to my husband’s Celiac disease.
Lovely evening & delicious dinner!

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Christian
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Anniversary dinner, the food is absolutely magnificent. So deliciousThe staff was very friendly and helpful and efficient. The atmosphere in the restaurant is excellent esp since it is in a historic building. Wonderful meal highly recommended.

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JeanEJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered chicken and my friend had the salmon. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious! Our waiter was Elexa and she did an excellent job of answering our questions, accommodating our requests and serving the meals. The piano music was a lovely accompaniment to the meal.

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SandraC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable ! Thank you Jimmy for the wine recommendation . Lovely evening!

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Teddy
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was delicious, perhaps a bit pricey. Great that there was ample parking.

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FaithW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Only one complaint. There were only 3 blueberries and half a strawberry on the dessert described as ice cream with berries. However the ice cream was home made and very delicious! Just don’t be stingy with the berries!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Restaurant Oban Inn has a fairly simple menu with appetizers such as a Caesar salad with freshly cooked bacon and crab cakes; and main dishes such as an angus ribeye, lobster spaghetti and scallops. Rather than frequently changing the menu, the Restaurant Oban Inn seems to be content to do an amazing job with their staple dishes.

Service here is very good. Alexa and everyone who has ever waited on me has been a perfect blend of friendly and professional.

I have eaten here on multiple occasions and have always left completely satisfied with the meal and amazed at their ability to consistently churn out excellent classic cocktails.

Look forward to my next visit!

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Shelleybean
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An elegant choice for a special meal. Service was sophisticated yet relaxed. The space was beautiful.

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DougC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was skimpy. I would have liked a white table cloth, that always makes the difference for me.

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DougB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant, quiet atmosphere for an intimate dining experience. Excellent food and our server had just the right amount of “friendliness”.

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LoisF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Because my husband has hearing loss server found a quieter table near bar fir us which was appreciated. Food was delicious but very important to us was the kindness of the staff.

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AnneK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Mussels were good, duck confit too greasy, shrimp and scallops too salty, crème caramel was delicious. Irish coffee was great. Alexa our server was wonderful!

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BabetteM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience. The food was amazing and service was excellent.

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Arlene
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely meal at the Oban Inn… food was great, ambience lovely and prices were fair.

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CheZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

My husband had the chicken and risotto which he thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately there were little vegetarian options and the marzipan cream pasta was a very rich and unhealthy option.
It’s sad that there are no healthy vegetarian alternatives. Not even a soup or salad.

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JoyK
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. Food, service, ambiance, and the location were all perfect! Highly recommend.

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vipShaneR
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The evening started and ended with wonderful service. Our server Alexa was a wonderful server and really helped make the night feel special. The food as always was delicious, I recommended the lobster spaghetti.

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vipmichaelk
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first visit, will definitely as to Niagara on the Lake must dine! Dining room very well designed, staff efficient and pleasant, food excellent! Had mussels appetize and duck for main course, superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Scallops and shrimp perfection as was lobster pasta. Service was excellent. Attentive and not intrusive. Highly recommend!

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an absolutely perfect dining experience! From our wonderful, knowledgeable server, Alexa, to the exquisitely prepared food - we highly recommend this excellent venue.

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MarleneS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would definitely return to this restaurant. The food, service and ambiance was lovely. The only thing that I would recommend would be to enlarge the menu a little but I understand that could be impossible because of limited kitchen staff as a result of Covid.
The evening was a delightful experience!

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AlexanderD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The room was small for what you pay. The room above us was noisy. The breakfast was late coming and the food was cold and undercooked. However, they did not charge us for the meal. The dinner however was very good and the service was fine.

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AndreaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Crab cakes were good but portion is small. Mussels are amazing and so is the lobster pasta, order without fennel. Cesar salad is also great but small portion.

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PerryW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Relative to other fine dining experiences in the vicinity, the food is excellent value without any sacrifice in preparation quality & presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As always dinner at the Oban is one of our favourite spots in NOTL. Thank you!

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Arkndove
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were dining with friends who share our anniversary date with us. We had a delightful evening and we also had Jimmy , who is mentioned in many reviews take care of us. He put up amazingly well with all of the questions we asked about the menu! A delightful dinner for all of us!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing anniversary dinner here. Great ambiance and wonderful attentive service. We had the mussels as an appetizer.. SO delicious. We both agreed they're some of the we've ever had. Our mains were the duck confit and lobster pasta dish. Both outstanding and incredibly delicious. We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent.

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CarlaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a limited menu but varied nonetheless. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The food was also quite interestingly prepared so overall the experience was excellent. The breakfast was also very good.

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Gerry
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday & Anniversary. The entire meal was fantastic. So happy to see this establishment feature great Canadian wine. Unbelievable portions, lobster spaghetti and duck confit best choices for us. Definitely will be back after a 26 year absence.

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SandraC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was excellent! We had the rib-eye steak which was cooked to perfection as well as the accompanying asparagus and potatoes. Desert was just a taste of sweet. A lovely way to end the dinner. Service was terrific. Friendly and attentive. Overall a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return.

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AstridM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came here for a girls night and the food was fantastic. We had a table in the middle if the room so it was a bit noisy when we got there, but the music drowned out the conversations. I got the lobster spaghetti, which was heavenly, and my friend got the ribeye that she said was cooked perfectly. It was quieter at 9 when many left the restaurant. We would return

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JoanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, would definitely return and reccomend to friends.

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Kara
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, and service! Highly recommend the mussels as a starter and chicken risotto or shrimp/scallops dish for a main. 10/10!!!

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Restaurant Oban Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 721 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.

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