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Restaurant Oban Inn

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4.7
800 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.

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Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Nov-Apr Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner May- Oct Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 468-2165

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining in our Milloy Room available for up to 32 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.Semi-private dining in our Restaurant Solarium available for up to 40 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Shulman: (905) 468-2165

  • Neighbourhood

    Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Cross Street

    Gate Street

  • Parking Details

    On-site complimentary self-service parking available exclusively for dining, spa, and hotel guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Daily Soup$14.00

    • Oban Caesar$16.00

      Romaine Hearts, Shaved Parmesan, Crispy Pancetta, Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing, Crostini

      • Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Mixed Greens$20.00

        Portobello Mushroom stuffed with Goat's Cheese, Sundried Tomato, Shallots and Fresh Thyme served on Mixed Greens, Walnuts, Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

        • PEI Mussels$18.00

          Red Onion, Capers, Dill, White Wine, Lemon Cream Sauce

          • Crab Cakes$22.00

            Atlantic Shore Crab Meat, Chili Citrus Remoulade, Truffled Greens

            • Angus Reserved Ribeye$40.00

              11 oz Flame Grilled Ribeye Steak, Grilled Asparagus, Crispy Fingerling Potato, Peppercorn Jus

              • Chicken Supreme$32.00

                Wild Mushroom & Truffle Risotto, Parmesan Grana Padano

                • Seared Salmon$32.00

                  Pea Puree, Fingerling Medallions, Seasonal Vegetables, Lemon Crème Fraiche

                  • Lobster Spaghetti$36.00

                    Fresh Atlantic Lobster Meat, Tarragon & Fennel, Mascarpone Cream Sauce, Chives

                    • Scallops & Tiger Shrimp$35.00

                      Pan Seared Scallops & Black Tiger Shrimp, Miso Corn Salad, Citrus Glaze

                      • Duck Confit$32.00

                        A centuries-old French Dish. Double Smoked Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash, Sour Cherry Gastrique

                        Last updated: April 17, 2022

                        What 800 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                        4.7
                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                        • 4.7Food
                        • 4.8Service
                        • 4.6Ambience
                        • 4.4Value

                        NoiseModerate

                        Loved For

                        • Niagara

                          Neighbourhood Gem

                        • Niagara

                          Special Occasion

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                        1. NF

                          NeilF

                          Toronto

                          22 reviews

                          4.0

                          22 reviews

                          Dined 2 days ago

                          overall4food5service3ambience2

                          As usual, the food was good, esp the lobster spaghetti, but I have to say the menu is becoming a little "tired". Waitress was friendly but very slow and there weren't many other tables occupied when arrived. I think my main complaints were the heat and the noise. A room with a stone floor amplifies the slightest noise: except we were next to a table of four, where the two women were literally shrieking with laughter, chairs were dragged across the floor and I don't think the staff could have made more noise sorting the clean cutlery if they tried! The room was stiflingly hot, I estimate well into the 80s. It was a relief to leave the table, when we eventually attracted the waitresses' attention. We moved to the bar area, which had the AC on. Overall an average evening, not up to the Oban's usual standard. The bill for two was $300Can.

                        2. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          7 reviews

                          4.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined 4 days ago

                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                          Ribeye was excellent. Cooked as requested, well seasoned and flavorful.

                        3. BB

                          BillB

                          Atlantic Canada

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was a wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant

                        4. LJ

                          LisaJ

                          Minneapolis

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Enjoyed a treasured evening of nostalgia while back in town for the first time in 13 years. I’ve been celebrating special occasion with family at the Oban Inn since 1975. Our dinner tonight in 2022 was different but in every way satisfying. I only missed the meringue chantilly for dessert.

                        5. KA

                          KAYLEENC

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          Excelkence all around. Great staff. Fois was delicious. Nice ambuence.

                        6. DR

                          DoRite

                          Toronto

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Great food. Limited menu but good variety. Ample portions. Great service. No rush. Specialty coffee was a good finish to evening.

                        7. JM

                          JoanM

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I hadn’t been to The Oban Inn since moving back to the area a few years ago, and would highly recommend the experience to anyone. The server was hospitable, her service excellent and discreet. The gardens were filled with tulips. A very enjoyable evening. Thank you. Joan Murray

                        8. DR

                          DoRite

                          Toronto

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Great food great service. Portions were ample. Wine well matched to meal. Jimmy was our server and very attentive and personable. Going back a second night.

                        9. BP

                          BrianP

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          Food and Service was outstanding and I would certainly recommend to friends

                        10. BF

                          BethF

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food, ambiance and Wait staff were all great! See you again!

                        11. WJ

                          WJI7

                          San Francisco

                          11 reviews

                          4.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          Jimmy was very attentive and created a fine dining experience. We had a lot of fun and not rushed like some places. Dinner was fabulous.

                        12. SM

                          SherylM

                          New York Area

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          We were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Oban Inn for our honeymoon. The food was excellent; we had the crab cakes and Caesar salad for apps and then I had the scallop/shrimp dish and my husband had the lobster pasta. Both were excellent. Our server was great; he actually waited on us 4 years ago when we celebrated our 30th. Because of Covid this is our first time in Canada. So excited to be back at the Oban Inn.

                        13. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Wonderful local dining experience!!

                        14. CL

                          CLCL

                          Toronto

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          The staff were wonderful and the service was impeccable. The food was incredibly flavourful and the portions perfect. It was a wonderful evening, thank you Oban Inn.

                        15. EJ

                          EJChits

                          Toronto

                          9 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          Nice ambiance. Food was good. It came quickly & was a nice temperature. Taste was very good. Simple, but tasty. Our server, Jimmy, was attentive, friendly and just the right amount of conversation. The menu was small, but understandable considering local produce & not wanting to have too much in hand in case if another shut-down. I would really like to have seen a charcuterie board for dessert, so that would be a request. Please let me know when it’s back on the menu & I will be back!

                        16. DA

                          DAVIDA

                          Dubai

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great choices on the menu and very nice preparation. This establishment has been a good choice for a long time and it does not disappoint.

                        17. D

                          Druid

                          New York Area

                          16 reviews

                          5.0

                          16 reviews

                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          This restaurant is on our must visit list when we go to NotL. It is just so dependably good. The service is very nice without being cloying, the food is solidly delicious, and while the menu does not change fast there is always something you know you will like. Wine list is certainly sufficient and as they say proudly local, though if you are a wine expert you may not find the obscure vintner and vintage you want. But we always enjoy dinner here. Prices are not low, but they are fair for what you get. The atmosphere is low noise but far from silent. We like to sit by the windows so we can see the garden well and watch the birds and occasional small animals. I will not share our favorite wait staff, we want to have a chance to get her when we visit next, but all the staff seem to know what they are doing and guide the guest well if they have questions.

                        18. MS

                          MaryS

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This is a stellar restaurant. The food was hot, delicious and beautifully presented. Our table ordered the shrimp and Scallops, Lobster pasta, and ribeye steak. 5 stars for everything. It is a bit pricey and we would only go there for a special occasion.

                        19. TS

                          TSTS

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Was a great dinner, amazing service, worth the reservation!

                        20. W

                          Wonderful

                          Tampa

                          77 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          77 reviews

                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful surroundings! Great service by Jimmy & wonderful food. It was great to be back at this gem in NOTL!

                        21. L

                          Lori

                          Toronto

                          34 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          34 reviews

                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We have been to Oban’s restaurant many time and Alexa and Jimmy are truly the best and kindest servers. They always make you feel at home. Food is always excellent! Thank you!

                        22. MS

                          MichelleS

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                          Enjoyed the ribeye steak. There could have been a bit more asparagus included, to balance out the meal. Service was a bit slow, but nonetheless a nice dining experience.

                        23. CC

                          CherylC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Highly recommend I give it 10 stars out of 5. Food great.

                        24. TO

                          TODDH

                          Cleveland

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          Alexa and Kelly were great servers !the problem we had is it took 50 minutes to get breakfast and there were only a third of the tables full !

                        25. B

                          Babs

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          We had a lovely time at the Inn and the food was excellent as was the friendly and efficient service. It was a very special occasion so I would have liked a tablecloth, the tables were a bit worn, but I’d say the good food and service made up for that. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent

                        26. GH

                          GraceH

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                          Very good service and the food is very delicious. Worth to go.

                        27. K

                          Kristina

                          Toronto

                          7 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Such a wonderful experience! The food was incredible and the service was off the charts! We will definitely be back to celebrate special occasions in the future!

                        28. l

                          lifeisgood

                          Toronto

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                          The dinner and service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice but the restaurant looks and feels tired. It definitely would benefit from a bit of an update. Overall it was excellent and we will definitely be back.

                        29. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          13 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          13 reviews

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I enjoy eating here, and anything I have said before bears repeating: Oban Inn delivers on quality, service, food, and ambiance every time. If you are looking for a “foodie” experience with an experimental menu, or a place where the menu frequently changes, this is not it. Oban sticks to what it does well and strives to do it even better. Think perfectly cooked chicken on mushroom risotto, delicious ribeye with asparagus and potatoes, lobster spaghetti, an irresistible Caesar salad, etc. Oban staff make great cocktails and they only feature Niagara region wines, which everyone should experience. Should you wish to bring a special bottle from elsewhere, they offer corkage. Alexa, Jimmy and the rest of the service team are the consummate professionals. While I come for the food, I come back for the service. The atmosphere here is charming. Whether you sit in the main dining room, the “Shaw’s Corner” room, or outside (summertime) on their patio, Oban Inn Restaurant delivers the ambiance. Always make a reservation, and if you can come on a weeknight or during the off season, enjoy more elbow room at the restaurant followed by a peaceful stroll around the old town of NOTL.

                        30. w

                          waterloo58

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We have a wonderful evening

                        31. JM

                          JuneM

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Always reliably excellent. Great chef and outstanding staff.

                        32. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Naples

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on March 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Our experience was outstanding. Everything was perfect. Our waitress was very personable and attentive.

                        33. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Las Vegas

                          26 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          26 reviews

                          Dined on March 23, 2022

                          overall4food2service5ambience4

                          Menu is good but old- hasn’t change in 3 years Time for new refreshing menu here! Might be nice to return to table clothes also if you want to be known for fine dining status

                        34. SG

                          SarahG

                          Toronto

                          3 reviews

                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          Staff were great

                        35. CJ

                          CarolJ

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          A wonderful place for a getaway! The staff was friendly and helpful. The inn's restaurant offers a relaxing setting for dining. The breakfast entrees ranged from fluffy blueberry pancakes to specialty omelettes; all enjoyed by our group of four. A highlight was the dinner menu - crab cakes, crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, as well as an outstanding entree of tiger shrimps and scallops. A lovely experience altogether.

                        36. RE

                          RosemarieE

                          Atlantic Canada

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 26, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had a wonderful dining experience with lovely jazz music in the background and very friendly and helpful service.

                        37. LD

                          LindaD

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 25, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent, great food and ambiance. Our choice as best dining experience in NOTL.

                        38. BP

                          BobbyP

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 24, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food was excellent! Beautifully presented, discreet service, quiet comfortable atmosphere! Would highly recommend the restaurant!

                        39. KS

                          KenS

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 21, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Loved our server, Alexa. Great service and quality

                        40. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on February 21, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          It was so so good! Delicious!

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitising

                          • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                          • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

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                        Restaurant Oban Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

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                        Google Map for Restaurant Oban Inn

                        160 Front Street P.O. Box 94 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

                        Dining areas

                        Additional information

                        • Cross Street

                          Gate Street

                        • Neighbourhood

                          Niagara-on-the-Lake

                        • Hours of Operation

                          Dinner Nov-Apr Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner May- Oct Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Elegant

                        • Dress Code

                          Smart Casual

                        • Parking Details

                          On-site complimentary self-service parking available exclusively for dining, spa, and hotel guests.

                        • Payment Options

                          AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Additional

                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                        • Phone number

                          (905) 468-2165

                        • Private party facilities

                          Private dining in our Milloy Room available for up to 32 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.Semi-private dining in our Restaurant Solarium available for up to 40 guests for lunch or dinner celebrations. Advance reservations required.

                        • Private party contact

                          Ian Shulman: (905) 468-2165

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