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
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Highly recommended! Great food, service was wonderful. Only thing would be to revamp the beers available on tap to more craft /IPA beers.
Excellent overall experience especially during COVID
We were all alone in the restaurant.
Great dinner service by server Shiraz. Very friendly and attentive.
Pasta delicious. Carbonara and sundried Chicken pesto great.
Calamari delicious as a starter.
Nice wine. Window seat. Nothing but a few skunks walking by outside. A quiet Thursday night in NOTL.
Will be back.
Food was great, service was great. Patio was a bit dark and cold but not much to do about that in November!
We weren't sure what to expect and we left completly impressed and satisfied, highly recommended, try the spaghetti carbanara.
Just okay. I wish they served breakfast on the weekends.
When we got to the restaurant, even though we had reservations, they had to accomodate some walk ins so at first we were assigned table right by the door. I asked for another spot. Service by Natasha was great. My daughter had the salmon and loved it. I had the chicken pasta - pasta & sauce was delicious but the chicken had no flavour and felt over-cooked. Dessert was great - chocolate lava cake and peach creme brulee.
The food was very good with a good selection. It's one of our go to restaurants when we're in NOTL for lunch.
Excellent food and service.
French onion soup lacked flavour and taste, food overall was okay. Service was good but a little slow for what we ordered
The Atlantic salmon with buttered vegetables and light dill sauce was cooked fruit to perfection. Unfortunately it was served with cumin rice, not for my personal preference, which was easily substituted for herbed mashed potatoes. Knowing that a bottle of wine could be bought locally anywhere from $16.95 to $28, bottles that went for $55 minimum were a little steep.
Amazing! we had to get out quick and we got our food on time and got out on time. Sheraz was our server and she was Wonderful!!!!
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.
The Epicurean is rated 4.2 stars by 227 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 bookings at the moment.