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The Epicurean is an a la carte restaurant with a casual upper casual dining experience. From al full menu and an extensive wine list we are here to please and tantalize your taste buds!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Corned Beef, Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut, Rye Bread, Catalina. Served with Fries and House Salad
Blue Crabmeat, Tarragon Lemon Aioli, Mango Salsa
Fish and Chips
Beer Battered Haddock Fillet, Fries, Coleslaw and Tartar Sauce
Don,t usually do reviews, however ! We are VERY fussy re: our fish & chips. These were absolutely thee best ever. Waitress Terry ...outstanding.
Excellent food. Drinks were a bit pricey but the food was worth it.
Food was excellent. Service was mediocre. It was pricy but very tasty.
Sat on the patio and was delightfully impressed. Had a light lunch which was served quickly and tasted great!
The food was average at best with the pasta sauce being way to much drowning the pasta. The pricing is typical for NOTL... a little on the high side.
Tables where spaced out, all safety precautions where done and yet the ambience was not compromised. The patio was in the back so off the somewhat busy street. Great service and food. Highly recommend.
I enjoyed salmon with fresh (I swear just picked that day!) vegetables and rice pilaf - excellent meal.
Staff were friendly and efficient.
We had a very enjoyable lunch on the patio. The tables were spaced nicely apart. The service was very good and the food was excellent!
Absolutely amazing. From the staff, to the manager to the food. Everything was amazing. I had the stuffed chicken and my girlfriend had the pesto sundried tomato
For those interested they have an extensive wine list that is very reasonably priced!
Shoutout to Shiraz for being awesome!!
10/10 would recommend
Been there for lunch. Good sandwiches. A tad expensive for my taste...
Portions were large but the service was slow. Two other tables who ordered after us got their food before us. We were just a party of 2 for lunch so maybe the kitchen had to re-fire something but nothing was communicated to us about it. Overall there was nothing that stood out from here and will likely not return.
Our second time there. What a great experience. The staff is excellent. They truly made us feel very welcome. The food was exquisite. The service impeccable.
I have dined here for lunch and it was amazing. This time for breakfast and it was average.
Considering the location this place is well below par. $50 for bacon and eggs and french toast with sausage. Ordinary white bread fro french toast? Gotta be better for the price. Coffee was $4.50! Again, not worth the high price. This is a beautiful location and a big restaurant. Has a captive audience with the location but needs to greatly improve to be worth where it is. Very uninspiring and disappointing.
Our food was brought to us, and one of the dishes were incorrect (ordered a chicken dish and was brought pasta). We quickly let the waiter know, he asked if we wanted the pasta or the chicken and my guest said he would prefer the dish he ordered. The waiter proceeded to say that it would take 15 mins to get the dish. So the other 4 of us proceeded to eat our meals, the chicken dish was brought out.
When the checks were brought to us, we had asked his the waiter had made the mistake if that portion of the meal would be compensated or discounted (as it was their mistake). The waiter proceed to say... “well you CHOSE to send the pasta back so no it won’t be compensated”. We proceed to talk with the hostess, and asked to talk to the manager.
We were told that the manager refused to come out from the kitchen to talk with us. They proceeded to try and send other waitresses out to talk to us.
After the initial waiter stated “you chose the pasta”, we were no longer worried about the compensation, but rather wanted to discuss with the manager the inappropriate customer service experience and attitude of the waiter.
Overall, the whole experience would have delightful and enjoyable if the staff was more polite and understood the way in which they present themselves to their patrons.
This restaurant is in the heart of Niagara-on-the-lake has great potential but if their customer service is poor then they will like not have repeat customers.
Very disappointing for Niagara on the Lake. Their namesake burger tasted like frozen compliments prime rib with a white kraft cheese slice on it. Condiments are Frenches Ketchup and Mustard, and Heinz Relish. Over $100 for a meal for two with each having one local $10 beer, all of which I could have easily made at home with a stop at Freshco. There are a lot of other and better options on and around Queen Street.
We enjoyed breakfast ; nice menu selections reasonable prices and very friendly wait staff.
It was a perfect evening to sit out side. We were seated on the back patio which was wonderful and quiet. The food was very good and our server was both knowledgeable and friendly.
This was the first visit of my friends to The Epicurean. I had been on 3 previous occasions. We enjoyed the great choice as 2 in our party were vegetarian. Each one of us commented on the great taste. The service was exceptional. We truly enjoyed our dining experience. Thank you.
The food was good, but nothing special. It took over an hour to have our food served. The server was very gracious and kept us updated. We really miss the cafeteria style Epicurian; it was unique in NOTL.
Staff were overwhelmed so service suffered. Generally the food was decent but we weren't informed about any specials, and water was never replenished. Even though delivery of the food was slow, we felt rushed. We really enjoyed the calamari. The Caesar was nothing special. We felt that the desserts and coffee were overpriced for what we received. Beer selection was very good.
Pastas were great. Decor was fashionable. Not very busy on a weekday in September.
The new owners of the Epicurean have returned it to its former position as one of the best dinner choices in Niagara On The Lake. The renovated facility and the food quality are great. The quiet outdoor seating area has also been revamped make it a quiet oasis for dinner and conversation. Our server was experienced, knowledgeable and friendly.
Unfortunately after we left the restaurant our party felt ill from the food that we ate. I don’t think we will be returning...
Website menu didn’t match restaurant menu. Apparently this is due to a dispute with the prior orders but was a little disappointing given we chose the restaurant based on the online menu. Service was fantastic!
Our food was good but should have been much hotter and server was new and didn’t know much but was willing to get answers to our questions.
We enjoyed conversing with our server Charlotte who provided excellent and friendly service. The mussels and Caesar salad were delicious. Wonderful atmosphere.
We made a reservation through Open Table for a time that was listed as available. We got to the restaurant and were told there were no tables available at the moment. And as an excuse, we were told “we only got your reservation in the last hour.” This is unacceptable. If a restaurant lists availability on Open Table, it should be able to accommodate patrons. Very disappointing.
We had a very nice meal, and great service from our server. The restaurant is extremely well situated close to the Royal George, making it a great spot for pre-theatre dining.
This is a nice ordinary restaurant with a very limited menu and expensive wine by the glass. Service is good and prompt.
Yes and no place. Yes, you sit outside enjoy the good weather. No, you wait long and have a food ordinary.
My husband and I ate there August 12, 2019 out on the patio. The area is nice enough but the cushion-less chairs were a bit uncomfortable, and the music coming from the next door restaurant (though not loud) felt intrusive. Our server was attentive, but not very responsive when I found a dead fly in my pasta, that had obviously flown in during the preparation of the dish. The server took it away, and when she came back, said the kitchen would make another. However, I had already eaten half (and had enough) so declined the offer. In most restaurants, that dish would have come off the check, but she made no offers. I suggested dessert and coffee instead. She said yes only to a coffee. Really????
Really disappointed with our experience. Made a reservation and were seated right away, then proceeded to sit for 15 minutes with no waiter. We saw the outdoor waiter frantically attending to other tables but never stopped by ours. When we were about to leave, another waitress came outside and took our order. I only felt bad for other tables around us, one hadn’t even gotten their food by the time we left. 2 tables near us were seated and ended up leaving because no one came to take their order. And a large scene occurred in front of the restaurant when a woman walked out and said she wasn’t paying the bill because she had waited over an hour and still hadn’t gotten her food.
The food was alright, but I will never be back to eat at this establishment unless management steps in and corrects the issues.
Horrible service. No food after 1hr 10 mins after arriving. Had to leave hungry to see a 2pm theatre show, after taking 3.5hrs to drive from Toronto.
Great apps and great wine. Karen was super courteous to us and helpful on the local area.
Staying in NOTL it’s a place with a front and back patio which we wanted to eat outside. Have to say waiter wasn’t listening when we substituted the mashed potatoes for the fries on the lamb shank which was good but didn’t offer to take back just said the mashed spuds were real good BUT you should listen first to what customer wants. Also ordered the ribs and wife asked to sub carbs for coleslaw and chef made coleslaw which wasn’t on menu. So that was good. So that’s why a mid rating.
Their website was hacked at least two weeks ago and wasn’t corrected after the site was advertising Viagra; the grouper fish on the menu was replaced by red snapper and this was at 6:00 pm on a Saturday nite; the fish was lousy and dry and I had to ask several times for a slice if lemon until my wife left the table to find a waitress. They served bread at the table but the restaurant was out of butter (at 6:00pm).
The food was beautiful and the staff were incredibly friendly and overall excellent. The ambiance was okay, I had expected more cause of the reviews but I wouldn't say it was bad by any means. My biggest issue was that I was there during the summer and inside we were getting swarmed by flies. I gather it's an inevitability of the summer but I thought the management could have done something cause the staff were trying their hardest to get rid of them with little success. Overall great food and great service and worth the visit.
Food was adequate. But terrible service. Waiter brought wrong dish to one diner, then said we’d have to wait half an hour to get right dish. No apology; no offer to comp. Toilet was backed up and disgusting. Flies were crawling all over us in the dining room. And not cheap. One of my worst dining experiences ever.
The Epicurean is rated 4 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.
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