Restaurant Oban Inn

4.4
556 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 556 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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christinef
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Server...Jimmy was a delight and provided entertaining service!

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Missmeowcha
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Superb quality and taste! Their crab cakes is one of the best.

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vipTorontoGal333
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner. Always a little hesitant about dining at a hotel restaurant. The salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck. Again delicious. Desserts are made in house. Finished with a little ice wine.

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vipsusans
Savannah
23 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The crab cake appetizer was wonderful---full of real crab! I also had the pasta with lobster and really enjoyed it. The wait staff were also very attentive and helpful.

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demiluna
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food lacklustre.
Limited menu mostly seafood
Deep fried crab cake disappointing

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SuzanneV
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant for a special 10th anniversary dinner.

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AnastasiaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful atmosphere! The food was absolutely delicious. I felt comfortable dinning indoors even during a pandemic and the wait staff was wonderful.

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MikeG
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were disappointed. The dining room was very noisy and cold. My wife’s salmon was overcooked. I had the scallops and shrimp dish. The scallops were quite good, but the shrimp was tasteless; it needed some kind of sauce. I was also disappointed in the dessert — a creme caramel that was quite bland.

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Rnicol
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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JosephT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The location is very good, the dining room very nice. The food was well prepared and presented but the menu is very limited. Wine list is limited to local wineries only. I would think foreign wines should be available.

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vipPATM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dining room was great and we used this for both breakfast and dinner during our stay. The food quality and service were great during the breakfasts and dinners and practiced great Covid 19 procedures. Very safe!

My partner had the Lobster Spaghetti and I tried the Duck. The pasta was a huge hit with about 4 ounces of Lobster. The Duck while acceptable was a little dry for my tastes. However we will dine at the Oban again for sure!

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ACDiner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Alexa took excellent care of us. The food was outstanding and surpassed our expectations. The room was lovely and comfortable.

We felt at ease even with the restaurants thorough Covid-19 measures.

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JamesD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with a limited menu because of the Covid 19. Great selection of Niagara wines. Will go back.

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DorothyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I was disappointed to be shown a tiny table by the door. I declined the sitting and chose another table. There were only two other tables occupied. The mussels were very good. I thought my wine could have been colder. The salmon was overcooked and dry. The asparagus was old and chewy. Very disappointing. Dessert of creme brûlée was excellent. The ambience was nice but felt the seating choice was insulting. I would not eat here again.

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vipTedSonya
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Oban Inn is truly beautiful. The dinning area is very stylishly done. Our server Alexa was awesome! She was so pleasant and professional. She also made a great wine recommendation! The food was excellent. The only reason we gave it a 4 star rather than a 5 star is that the noise level in the window seating area was pretty brutal at times. The room simply does not handle noise well- it seems to amplify it with all the windows and tile flooring. I wouldn’t recommend it for people with hearing issues. If you are ok with a louder volume of background noise then definitely enjoy a dinner out at this place!

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

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DevinS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Location is a bit off the Main Street but that allows for less foot traffic around you.

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Ralphr
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expected a lot better considering the cost.
Vegetables weren't very fresh, suprising considering it is in NOTL.

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Familyfun
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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shep
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined at the restaurant on September 19th. We were seated quickly and our drink order was taken shortly after we were seated. The cocktails were well made and reasonably priced. The food was very good. the server Alexa was very polite and accommodating and the atmosphere romantic. It was a delight to be able to dine indoors
and we had a wonderful evening. We would have preferred a larger selection of wines that would include wines from California, Italy, New Zealand etc.

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foodlover
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Rude and unorganized staff. Food is mediocre and overpriced. Save your time and money, and book else where for dinner.

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CindyM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! We’ve already booked for this Saturday!

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vipBigO
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner!

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Lei66
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food good needs updating and cleaning windows dirty no local flair

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JonathanO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minimum selection but food was of high quality, fresh ingredients and very delicious. Staff were friendly and customer oriented. For an upscale resturant prices were in line with others and wine was reasonably priced.

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LuanneC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious dinner, service was excellent. I’ve eaten at the Oban Inn on many occasions and I’ve always been extremely pleased with my meal and the service.

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julianr
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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CarrieS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Steve was wonderful and the food was delicious!

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vipColetteM
Ottawa
12 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat indoors in a beautiful building. The restaurant is nicely decorated and quiet. The meal was well presented and cooked to perfection. Service was great.

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IEatFood
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I’m not typically a complainer but this one failed all around.
My wife had been a few years ago and had a great experience. When spending the night in NOTL for our anniversary recently we decided to have dinner here.
Cocktails were average at best.
Caprese salad had very little cheese and was absolutely drowning in balsamic. Caesar salad was fine.
Muscles were ok but portion size was small.
Chicken Supreme was terrible. Chicken was dry and chewy and the risotto had so much salt it was inedible.
Mentioned the salad to the server and got nowhere, didn’t bother mentioning the rest. Server should be more aware of an uneaten plate of food.
For the price and reputation this was a very disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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DVANHORNE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food...great service (Sarah)...Scallops were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was good, but the ambience was a little lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Alexa, was great! We enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious. Definitely a great dining option for Niagara-on-The-Lake!

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Rhindszie
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely dinner for a couples date night close to the lake and picturesque gardens. Comfortable enclosed and beautifully appointed patio seating.
Enjoyable smoked tomato soap and roasted chicken with mushroom truffle risotto. Spouse enjoyed crab cakes and seared salmon. All dishes were served promptly and piping hot. Jimmy was a fantastic host who served a delicious variation of the signature Oban cocktail for dinner and semisweet ice wine and espresso for dessert. Great value, exceptional service and atmosphere for an enjoyable dining experience!

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy our waiter was very pleasant helpful and conversational.
One patron had their cell phone on and it kept binging which was disturbing but that’s not restaurant fault. With this level of dining maybe a cell phone reminder would be appreciated. Sad that people just don’t think of proper dining etiquette

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vipBBee
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We our locals and Oban Inn ,was our first night in NOTL ,loved it then and is our favourite restaurant

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JesseS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service staff always make you feel more welcome than anywhere. Best food you can find in the area by far. Worth the trip to eat here!

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JJAB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was fantastic and presented very nice.

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Restaurant Oban Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

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