Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant

4.8
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  • Scenic View
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Imagine dining and enjoying the stunning view of our vineyards and lake Ontario in the distance. Headed by Executive Chef Justin Downes, our talented team of Chef's create Niagara cuisine utilizing the freshest local seasonal ingredients. Toronto Life Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Zagat Dining Review, DiRoNa and Food Network Canada have all recognized our 4-Diamond Restaurant as the quintessential wine country dining experience. For a unique experience, ask us about arriving by helicopter or extending your wine country experience by staying in our private Bed & Breakfast Cottage and the Estate Guest House. Groups welcome!

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Allow us to "wine and dine" you like no-where else in our Restaurant with its panoramic views of the vineyards or in our charming stone Carriage House with it's intimate surroundings and view of the vineyards and Lake Ontario off in the distance.

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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had the gnocchi. Hands down - the absolute best meal in a very long time. Seriously - chef's should win awards!

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c
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff were attentive. Food was excellent, and the portions were perfect. The atmosphere was wonderful! My husband and I both enjoyed having lunch while enjoying the beautiful view of the winery, as well as, sitting around the woodstove afterwards! Loved it!

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have come to this restaurant for our special occasions since we moved to the area The food is beyond excellent. Servers know the food.
Just a lovely experience all round

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstandingly delicious courses as beautiful to look upon as they are to eat! Wine pairings complement each dish elevating the entire dining experience. Knowledgeable staff provided exemplary service. There is no better way to celebrate with the ones you love than dinner at Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant!

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JP
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We do a yearly trip to Niagara-on-the-lake every year for a wine weekend with a group of friends. We always go up on Thursday just to have the chance to have a dinner at Vineland. We have never been disappointed. We usually do the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The chef is inventive, the ingredients are unusual and the combinations of flavors are marvelous. We have never been disappointed. It is pricey but worth every penny!

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KJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Loved every aspect of our meal. Will definitely be returning.

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GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very quiet beautiful views from f the vines and Lake Ontario. Service was super and food was tasty and well prepared price was less then expected. Will go again wine was also exquisite had the 2015 Cabernet Frank and purchased a couple of bottles to take home.

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SW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Some of us ordered the 5 course chef special. Course 4 the strip loin steak I believe it was called was the size of a small medallion. 2 bites and done and I cut it in 2 only to make it last. We were shocked and laughing when we saw it. The smallest steak we ever saw. I ate a marshmallow earlier bigger than that. At least plate 3 small medallions so it looks like you’re getting something. Won’t go back for dinner there after that. Lesson learned the first time. Maybe a cocktail in the summer for the view. That’s it. I didn’t take a photo of it but I so wish I did. You have to see to believe

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had been to this restaurant maybe 10 or more years ago for lunch and thought it was "OK". But Friday night's 5-course meal with wine pairings was exceptional. Service was fantastic. Will definitely not wait another 10 years to return.

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CE
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I've always enjoyed my meals at Vineland Estates. They have consistently good meals and use local, quality ingredients. I recommend the chef's tasting menu with a wine pairing if you can. This night, our 5-course meal started with some oysters as an amuse-bouche, a pear and parsnip bisque, a chilled lobster and shrimp salad on frisee with double-smoked bacon, some delicious ricotta tortellini, sliced ribeye for the main, and a blackberry panna cotta for dessert. The classic wine pairing was free if you're a member of their wine club, and it's worth signing up, even if you just do it at the table.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Suggest changes to the lighting—lower interior intensity (understand you want to ensure dishes are displayed appropriately) but it’s too bright with the contrast of the darkness outside. Suggest installing exterior lighting to compensate. This would create a much better ambiance.

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LS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant was exceptional from beginning to end.

We were seated at a lovely table directly in front of the fireplace on a COLD winter night. There were many appealing options on the menu, both for appetizers and mains ,but when our waiter explained the “tasting” menu for the evening we all decided to go for that. We were not disappointed. Every course had lots of different flavors and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Definitely plan to return and would highly recommend this special place.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal. We tried the 5 course with wine pairing. Everything was so delicious and beautifully prepared. This restaurant never lets you down and the service was amazing. Very quiet and romantic.

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MY
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had New Years Eve Dinner here, just my husband and I. It was a busy place - as you can imagine for this time of the year. However in spite of that, the staff were kind and conscientious. The Chef came out and greeted us at one point during our meal. The vista in winter is great, can you imagine it in the spring / summer / fall? Thanks to all for a memorable occasion.

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C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and superb service. The food is prepared with great care and expertise. Each dish is a superb marriage of flavours. Wine pairing is great and all from the winery. Has a beautiful view on the estate.

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e
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and wine were excellent. A quiet atmosphere among the rolling hills and vineyards.

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TT
Toronto
139 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a 20th anniversary celebration and it was awesome as always!

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DV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vineland never disappoints. It’s the only restaurant in wine country that serves some of the best food in the area. We always make a pit stop when in the Niagara region for some winery hopping. This last visit, we stopped by after visiting Niagara Falls with our guests from Australia, and everyone was raving about the food for days!!

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First rate as usual

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DM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our group ordered a variety of meals including duck breast salad, short ribs, gnocci and the chefs 5 course special dinner. All were outstanding.

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DA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Not good experience at all.

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PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server Andrea was exceptional! Creative presentations. Generous pours. Lovely view - clean glass, floors, tables ... exceptional attention to details.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing wine, beautiful location. Can’t say enough good things about Vineland.

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and nice ambience..great background live music playing

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Vineland is a favourite of ours. The tasting menu paired with special reserve wines is pricey but phenomenal! Each ingredient is selected purposefully and with care. The presentation is creative and appealing. The wines are unparalleled. The service is always top-notch.

This time around I had the short-rib and wasn't a fan (the one I make at home is better) but I'm just being picky and this is the first time in our many visits that I encountered a dish that wasn't to my taste. I didn't complain, but I'm sure that with their excellent customer service that if I would have they probably would have handled it really well... like I said, I was just being pick and sometimes you just pick the wrong dish..
My cured duck breast salad appetizer, on the other hand was possibly the best thing I've ever eaten. We will certainly be back, I just won't order the shortrib next time.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is unbelievable and the wine is always amazing. The service is above and beyond. I’d recommend Vineland Estates to anyone looking for a high end experience, you’re guaranteed to be impressed.

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GM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. We did the chef’s menu and wine pairing. Every dish that came out was better than the last. Our waiter took his time explaining each course and wine selection. Wasn’t our first visit and certainly won’t be our last!

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IC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply loved the food and the presentation. Will be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A really good lunch. Chef’s food was delicious, menu choices were very well picked . Great service. Ambiance was excellent.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I've eaten here many, many times and I have never been disappointed!

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EN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

as usual, we had an outstanding meal: friendly, polite and knowledgeable table service. always enjoyable to dine at vineland estates.

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RB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good appointments and fine service. It is worth a visit if you are touring the Niagara Wine Region. The service is as close to faultless as it gets.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food excellent but with only a few tables it lacked an experience. Lightning too high, staff although super nice didn't know much about wine differences. Maybe just an off night as it's usually a 5 star

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit and we felt very welcome. We enjoyed mussels, a cheese plate,dessert and of course wine! We’re vegetarian and we were happy that some accommodations were made for us. Looking forward to our next visit!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Presentation of food and quality is superb. Never had a bad dish here.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a first visit on a recommendation from an acquaintance. Although the weather was overcast it did not deter from the scenery and outstanding food. We choose our lunch with wine pairings and our server Rebecca provided excellent description of each pairing. Rebecca was a great host. We will definitely return in early summer on our next visit to Ontario.

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KH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was our third visit to this restaurant and it has never failed to impress. The chef's menu is always varied and innovative. The character and location superb and the views from the restaurant are worth the cost of the meal alone.

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the gnocchi. It was the best plated meal I have ever ordered. Beautiful and colourful. The gnocchi was served on a yellow squash purée with red cherry tomatoes, orange squash chips, crispy green brussel sprouts, creamy sliced Brie, and so much more. Delicious. It was like Disneyland on a plate. We have eaten in many, many Michelin Star restaraunts. This dish could have been served at any of them.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The chef tasting menu with wine paring was excellent!

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CT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food presentation was excellent. The taste was superb. Left the establishment feeling contented

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