Restaurant Oban Inn

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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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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L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go here I'm blown away, the service, the food, the ambiance, the wine, the cocktails...simply outstanding in every way.

DK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We have been coming to the Oban Inn for dinner for several years now. This time though it was definitely not a memorable occasion. The server was trying hard to help but unfortunately they were under staffed. It took 3/4 hour to receive a drink and another 3/4 hour to receive our food. There was no apology as to why. Did not come back to ask if we would like wine with dinner or dessert.
Under these conditions , I would not recommend this restaurant. We had dinner the night before somewhere else and everything was perfect.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff, and food was top notch!

DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food a good restaurant to visit before our evening at the Shaw Festive theatre.

BB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely room and good menue selection

LL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time. The duck breast was a bit tough though. Everything else - great!

O
Austin
125 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant Oban overall was disappointing. While my meal was fine, my 3 dinner companions were underwhelmed with theirs. The wine by the glass list is extremely limited. In general the prices are higher than expected relative to the quality of the food. The decor is lovely, and our waitress was terrific.

RL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must when in NOTL, a very welcoming restautant, fabulous service (Brian is very professionnal and friendly), outstanding food (best ever wild mushroom Risotto, kudos to the chef)! Beautiful garden view! Rita

D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a very big menu but remarkably well executed..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing, calamari, spaghetti, and pork chop all amazing. Finished off with a great hazelnut creme dessert.. unfortunate when our food disappeared so did our server. Took an exceptionally long time to get our check and pay.

AG
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! I had the duck and my husband had the lamb. Delicious!

BB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, best n NOTL

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! The setting was beautiful! The restaurant seemed flawless, which is hard to pull off. Everyone in our party was impressed by the quality and service. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a fine dining experience.

MO
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Of the fine dining we enjoyed in Niagara-on-the-lake, this was our favorite. Everything was simply a little bit better than the fine restaurants we also enjoyed. The Caesar Salad was a revelation, with double-smoked bacon adding a depth and richness that blew us away. The bone-in pork chop was amazingly juicy, with a wonderful, very light char that added smokiness and savoriness to each and every bite. The lamb was perfectly done, and the zucchini had a light crispness even as each and every slice melted in your mouth.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rain outside was torrential, but the staff and atmosphere made for a very cozy, lovely pre-theater dinner. We were accommodated when we asked to split the scallop pasta dish as an appetizer. We would definitely return on our next visit to Niagara-on-The-Lake.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Our server, Alexa was spectacular. She took great care of our party of 4.

MJ
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of Oban Inn's restaurant is delightful. The service was also very good, our server Miranda checked with us often to make sure everything was okay. The one fault we found was the size of the entree portions. I had duck breast that consisted of four small slices. The vegetables accompanying the duck breast were the best part of the meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, quiet small restaurant attached to the Obama Inn& Spa. Service was friendly, nice selection of unique dishes and the scallops were cooked perfectly!

CM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good and creative food with quality ingredients. Excellent/personable service in a beautiful environment. An overall pleasurable and memorable experience.

GB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed our Sunday lunch. It was not very busy, so that kept the noise level quite low. Good for aging ears. :-)
The food was very good.
Our server, Christine, was professional, friendly and engaging. She added to the pleasurable experience.
We will return and recommend...

L
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All 3 of us Had good muscles. (Though husband had 2 bad ones) Spring salad was excellent. Cold pineapple & cilantro soup was quite tasty. Bread is fresh & flavorful. We go back every year. Flowers in garden are gorgeous.

p
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lunch with my daughter. We ordered quiche. It was hard, overlooked and rather unpalatable. I so advised the server.

C
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Good prices for an upscale restaurant in Niagara On The Lake. Deffienetly will be back.

GD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gave 4 stars because everybody can improve somewhere. Service follow-up to see if we were doing OK happened near the end of each course, which was a little too late to rectify problems. We did not order drinks and were potentially smaller tippers than a larger table beside us. The other table got more regular/frequent follow-ups than we did once the restaurant started to fill up. Our tip was 20% of total bill so we were not cheap tippers.

TR
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu was both extensive and pleasing, offering a variety of quality selections from appetizers to entries.
The wine list contained a very good selection of wines from the Niagara region. Our server help with the selection of an excellent Cabernet Franc.
Everyone enjoyed their meal, as the presentation and quality of food was 91/100.
The ambiance within the restaurant was pretty much ideal for a quite dinner. The lighting was low. The garden view was ideal.
I definitely recommend the Restaurant Oban Inn.

BT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Obama Inn was excellent. The food, service and ambiance was great. We will look forward to returning. It allows you to be in Niagara on the Lake but a short but appreciated distance from the crowds.

KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We invited guests for lunch and looked forward to eating in a 4star CAA recommended restaurant. We were disappointed with our main entrees . 3 of the guests ordered the Quiche..it was very flat, certainly not fluffy and light as it should be. I ordered the Grilled chicken sandwich and it came with a very burnt and dark brown order of fries. Looked like they were fried in old grease. The chicken itself was okay but the bacon was black and crisp. Not sure if the pretzel bun it the right type of bun for this sandwich. Overall, really disappointed.

SM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wine selection by the glass was just ok. Food and service were great.

f
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Alexa, our server, was very nice and enjoyable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was superb and the service spectacular. Mark and Brian were amazing. This was one of the best restaurant meals we have had in recent memory.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very pleasant evening and experience

JA
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant Oban Inn is just off the main street in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the food was very good. We had Calamari, Lamb and Duck Breast, and everything was very enjoyable. Service by Jimmy was very good. I would recommend this as a stop before an evening play.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Slow service. Overall average food for night end restaurant. Lamb dinner was appetizer size.

m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice setting and excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their choice from the menu.

RT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite oasis in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stunning garden out front, outstanding food and service inside.

SL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and table servicer were excellent but restaurant was understaffed with very long wait for bar service

e
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Was disappointed with plant based options. Online menu has soba noodles and veggie burger but only soba is still in the dinner menu. We would not have chosen this restaurant if we had known

The owners should consider more plant based options

TJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal and a great location for both business and pleasure!

WM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and view were lovely, but the noodle dish was excessively salty.

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