Sandstone Grillhouse

4.2
220 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Family owned and operated since 1974, Sandstone Grillhouse provides a warm, welcoming environment, generations-old recipes, made-from-scratch dishes, and the very best Steak Niagara has to offer. Serving Angus Reserve steaks, housemade Italian and succulent seafood, Sandstone has something for everyone.

Join us indoors or on our patio (weather permitting) -- we're also Niagara's ONLY Dog-friendly patio! Perfect for romantic dinners, wedding celebrations or family night outs, Sandstone Grillhouse has something for everyone. No gimmicks, just great food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 354-7225
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Damian Harrington
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Cross Street
Kitchener St.
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Parking Details
Free on site parking available! Drive up parking on the north face of the restaurant, and a full parking lot on the south side. Overflow parking available for a nominal fee at the city lot just adjacent to Sandstone.
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Public Transit
Less than a 2 minute walk from the WEGO Victoria Avenue/Bender Hill stop.
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Special Events & Promotions
We love being a part of a special event! Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Baptisms, and more! We've got nearly 50 years of experience handling large groups quickly and with friendly service -- so no matter what the occasion, you're in good hands! Check out our group menu on our webpage for some delicious ideas for your next function!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 220 People Are Saying
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LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff, food was excellent

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WK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Restaurant was very nice. Hostess was pleasant and friendly. Was not busy at all. Had a reservation and seated right away. Waited long for drinks, waited even longer to refill our drinks. The food was good but the slow service killed the mood.

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NT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable meal. Steaks were very flavourful. Enjoyed the ambiance and the nearby family. also, the service was very good.

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LB
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Weeere seated quickly and had a great table. I had the prix fixe menu with salmon, and it was good. My husband had the 12oz ribeye, it had a good flavor and was cooked perfectly; however, about 1/3 of it was fatty gristle - for the AAA steak rating, it wasn’t up to par. All in all a good dinner with pleasant wait staff.

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ST
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Steaks were well-prepared exactly as we had ordered, although the filet a bit chewy. Mixed vegs and roasted potatoes very flavorful and not overcooked.

Service was poor - drink orders not taken and server in a hurry for us to order. Finally asked a runner to get some iced tea, as wine was no longer an option. For a $100+ dinner, you shouldn't be pushed out in less than an hour. Definitely won't recommend or return.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was a great find a quick drive from
Downtown Niagra Falls. We enjoyed a great dinner away from the hustle and bustle. The lasagna and the steak were the hits of the meal. We had four adults and two children and the staff and owner were very friendly and accommodating. The kids French fries were some of the best I’ve had. Check out this gem!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Turned up at 7:45 as per the reservation had to wait in line just to get in, then waited until 8 for the table and until 9 for all of our food to arrive. Kitchen apparently was a bit backed up so for the six of us we got one starter (out of 2) and one kid entree (out of 3) to start with. Then all the rest. Several grumpy customers. Appalling customer service.Menu section is pretty boring, food is ok, overpriced and average quality. Avoid

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TC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we have been too in Niagara Falls, excellent food, great service, on the pricy side, but well worth it for that special occasion. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend the seafood trio as well as the surf and turf.

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PD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! A gem of a find. Food was excellent. My husband and I had steak, which was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Would highly recommend.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews on Open Table. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and prices were reasonable based on the quality of the meal. I would definitely recommend.

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i
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated a 6th birthday party. The food was exceptional. The service was outstanding. I love this restaurant

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

They did not even greet us after a few minutes seated idle. We left after overhearing another tables poor experience

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Pricing of steaks is high versus competitors - can’t see how they justify their steak pricing.
Food was average tasting not noteworthy, fish and chips had a funny taste, But larger than expected portions for non steak item.
Server was average at best, providing table clearing services with little else in terms service or suggestions.
Ok athmosphere, acceptable noise level.

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love everything about Sandstone the food is amazing, the service is amazing We highly recommend Sandstone they always make you feel like you are part of the family.

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S
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We didn't have a reservation on a Saturday night, but we were seated right away, but inside on the second floor. There was a bachelor party taking up the outdoor space and the indoor space was filled with a bachelorette party. First the wait staff took our order before the larger parties. Then the owner came up to make sure we were ok sitting there. She said "we will make room for you someplace else so don't feel like you have to stay here" we did stay at that table and enjoyed the entertainment of people watching. Will definitely return as the food was quite good and the service outstanding!

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was great as well as the dinner. It was slightly overpriced for what I am used to.

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LB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Good food. My only complaint is that the oil in the deep fat fryer needs to be changed. The fried calamari had a burnt taste from old oil.

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KT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised with the menu and the the friendly staff. The meals were excellent. Definately come back again.

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CW
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited Sandstone around 5pm on a Thursday. It was not very busy at all. I had a little bit of warning that the outside did not quite match the interior--totally true. My husband remarked that it looks like an old Sirloin Stockade and has a big cow statue near the front on the roof. The inside looks very well done and much nicer, though, and definitely qualifies as fine dining but with a more relaxed dress code (casual dress is fine).

My husband ordered the filet with rice, which was perfectly cooked and he very much enjoyed. I got the Seafood Trio (lobster, scallops, and shrimp) with potato wedges, plus a glass of Sawmill Creek Autumn Blush. Everything was delicious. I tend to find things too salty or too peppery, but everything was made to perfection.

Barry, our excellent server, brought my husband a slice of cheesecake with a candle since it was his birthday. We were both surprised at how great the cheesecake was. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting.

It was a bit of a walk from our hotel--Holiday Inn by the Falls--a little over a mile. Not too bad, but it's very hilly on the way back (and we were very full), so it was harder headed back. They have their own lot for parking, so if you're not up for it, do drive.

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f
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

My sister in laws meal was very good but I got a wedge salad with a side of steak which was extremely tuff and has a strange flavor....overall, it was a huge disappointment considering it cost $32 for the salad with a steak add on....our waitress was very sweet but again...I left feeling very disappointed.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food outside

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great night!! It was my first time at the Sandstone, but it definitely won't be my last. The food was incredible and our server was awesome. So attentive!! Perfect night for the patio too!!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always my go-to restaurant when I'm in the area. The nine of us ate there for my daughter's graduation and we had many dishes from steak to salmon and they we're all excellent. Nice place to go where you can actually talk to the people your dining with without yelling. You can tell that this is a family-run restaurant rather than a factory franchise. Thank you for a great evening.

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PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Niagara Falls. I love the beet salad with goat cheese and candied walnuts. Fillet mignon melts in your mouth. Atmosphere is relaxing. Service is second to none.
They have a very nice selection of steaks and Italian food. There is something for everyone.

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal at Sandstone Grill. Our water was personable and friendly, and he offered help with menu selection. Our meal was yummy, large portions and great flavor! The steak and chicken cordon bleu were both excellent choices. Great place for couples, families and large groups. The patio seating seemed nice but it was too cool for us to sit outside!

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H
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly atmosphere, generous portions and the best Greek salad. I’d go back for this alone! Had the classic shared meal and it was prepared to our order. It was a lot of food for 2 people but they were happy to pack it up. I will return and will definitely order the Greek salad.

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious but the chicken was bland and steak was under cooked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Emesia was welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable about menu items. Atmosphere was romantic, even though there were a variety of people dining in (families, parties, other couples). The food was delicious, and reasonably priced. It was our first time there, and we will definitely be coming back upon our next visit to Niagara.

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BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are steak lovers and this is THE BEST, hands down. The keg is just lowly cousin to this.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Not a single complaint in our group of 8. Cassie was our server and was happy to help with our needs. She even surprised my husband with a birthday cheesecake!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service was great. We went pretty late in the evening and the staff was not impatient at all.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been going to this restaurant for over 20years. It's the number one restaurant in Niagara Falls. The food is fabulous no matter what you order. It was my birthday and i usually order fillet mignon. It melted in my mouth. The service is excellent. This is locally owned and the owner and cook and wait staff really care about their customers. You will be impressed!

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WC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came to Niagara for a date night with my boyfriend and saw great reviews for this restaurant and decided to check it out. It did not disappoint! Great food especially the crabcakes appetizer and even the garlic bread! I ordered parmesan chicken with mushrooms for my entree and even though I don't normally enjoy tomato based red sauce this dish was an exception, so good! Also enjoyed the lava cake dessert. Our server (Don? I didn't catch his name but that was the name on the receipt) was a delight, very friendly and personable. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to come back and try other dishes next time we're in town!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Really nice spot, food was great. It was very busy, so we had to wait for a table for about 10 mins (with a reservation), but sat at the bar and had a drink which was nice. When we were seated though, we waited a while for our waitress, she took our food order right away and didn't come back. Empty glasses sat out, could not get her to look in our direction so finally went to the bar to get our own drinks (after about 10 mins of waiting for her to notice). Felt like we were at the "pay no mind" table - everyone around us got drinks, bread, their appetizers...and nothing for us. Ultimately it was fine, the food more than made up for the mediocre service, and our waitress was very nice (and busy, which we understand). The bill was super reasonable as well. Would definitely go back.

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JJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was tasty and plentiful.
The service was friendly and efficient
Its was a quite night but the atmosphere was still good

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every year we go to Niagara for New Years, this year we tied Sandstone.........OMG food was excellent service was outstanding. I have told everybody about it. Will I go back ABSOLUTELY.

Thank you for making our new years one to remember with the great start with great food.

Jackie Stanley
Whitby, ON

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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were a bit late as we were lost on the way there but the host was very understanding and was very welcoming. The service was very good as they made sure we were having a good time. Food was very good, app+soup+main was on point. Steak was very good, would order it again.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Been to Sandstone numerous times...always great food, friendly staff...will go again

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Very friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were visiting Niagara Falls for the night for my wife's birthday and thought we'd try this out. I'd say that the reviews did not disappoint....it was quite good. Service was good. Nice restaurant (cozy - not a big/commercial feel to it) and we were seated at a table that felt somewhat private and out of the way. STarted off with nice appetizers - absolutely loved the crispy calamari. Nice wine list - with red wine prices reasonable. I got nice steak and wife got salmon, both very nicely done. Took a tad long to get the bill at the end but overall I think it was a positive experience and I'd definitely recommend it to others.

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