About HOBNOB Restaurant
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
The Dining Room is located in the old parlour and still features its original crystal chandeliers. The room is now painted a warm persimmon colour and offers comfortable upholstered banquettes and wing back chairs along with the more traditional dining chair. Whether taking afternoon tea and scones or savouring a multi-course meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Steve Sperling, dining at the HOBNOB Restaurant is always special.
Our wine list features the best that Niagara has to offer including a wonderful selection of ice wines to accompany that special dessert. During the warmer months, a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed on the side verandah which overlooks the gardens as well as North America's oldest golf course.
After dinner, guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of port or ice wine or perhaps a specialty coffee in the adjoining lounge or sit on the verandah to enjoy the evening sky.
The dining room is open seven days a week.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday only from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Dining at the HOBNOB Restaurant is always special. Enjoy the delicious cuisine with your guests as the attentive wait staff cater to your every need. Celebrating at the Charles Inn will ensure your event is one to remember.
HOBNOB Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I have eaten at Hob Nob many times and have never been disappointed. I have been seated in the formal dining room, the bar, the porch and the patio. All locations are fabulous, depending on the occasion. The service and food are always exceptional. The wine list is super. Parking is close and free which is rare in Niagara-on-the-lake.
We had dinner here as a treat to try some gourmet chef created food. A restaurant like this is normally well outside of our budget so this was a treat on our weekend getaway. The food was adventurous and had some unique pairings within the dishes. It was cooked perfectly and used some fun techniques! Like the pear crisp that looked like glass on the dessert - beautiful and delicious! The service was great and everyone we spoke with at the restaurant was pleasant and accommodating. The decor was a throwback to a different era but clean. Unfortunately we are not likely to be able to eat here again, but I would recommend it for that once and great while splerge on a culinary experience.
We also tried the truffles with candied blood oranges on offer from the HOB NOB at the ice wine festival and they, as our dinner, were phenomenal! The crew in the kitchen here really put their hearts into their food! Such a treat :)
We recently celebrated a post-Christmas season getaway in Niagara on the Lake and chose this fabulous restaurant based on previous reviews. I was such a fabulous find! From the ambiance, quiet jazz music, subtle holiday lighting, and gracious staff... to the phenomenal food ... beginning with a complementary butternut squash/apple soup taster that had just the right amount of heat, to our appetizers - mushroom risotto and beet salad, to the fabulous entrees - Salmon and Chicken Coq au Vin... all coupled with wines from the Niagara on the Lake region... we truly couldn't have chosen a more wonderful place to enjoy our gift to ourselves.
This was our 2nd Christmas dinner at HOBNOB and we were not disappointed. Friendly staff, no waiting for seating and we were given the table we requested; good service, timing between courses perfect. Our dinner was delicious. An enjoyable, relaxing Christmas dinner.
We were hoping to try their regular lunch menu, but it was Christmas Day, so only the holiday menu was offered. The food was beautifully prepared and well thought out using local ingredients. However, it was a bit heavy on salt. One of the dessert was also a bit dry. The restaurant is located in a historic Inn, so it was great if you are looking for an intimate dinning location with romantic ambiance. We will come back again to try their regular menu next time.
Fabulous. Great menu and food was superb. The wines were great. Our friends were from out of town and loved it saying they would definitely come again. Great since last time we went to another spot they were not impressed. Good recommendations as they are world travelers
It was definitely one of the best meals we have ever had in Niagara-on-the Lake. Lost of fabulous dining experiences to enjoy...but this one was definitely 5 stars on all fronts.
The scallop and rabbit starter was absolutely divine AND the crispy Chinook Salmon was absolutely sensational! Can't wait for our next trip!
Met some friends there for dinner on a weekend get away. Charming atmosphere, creative menu, great service and food. With a few bottles of wine, maybe a bit more than I had expected to pay in Niagara.
All in all it was a great evening. I'd recommend it to anyone and I would return.
My wife and I had an absolutely lovely time at Hobnob for a very special occasion. We celebrated our baby's gender reveal with a romantic dinner for two. From reception, to hostess, to waiter and chef we couldn't have asked for a more perfect night to find out that we will be having a baby girl in the spring of 2017.
Chef Steve's creation was absolutely astounding from the first course to dessert as each provided a lovely melody of flavours and textures. We can't thank the staff of Hobnob enough for making our night so very special.
Matthew and Erika
This is a favourite restaurant of mine and my boyfriend's. We celebrated his birthday this past weekend and the staff at HobNob went out of their way to make it special, including glasses of sparkling wine on the table when we arrived with friends to help us kick off the celebrations.
The food here is as equally outstanding. The risotto, salmon and crime brûlée are the best we've ever had and the wine list, which is quite extensive, features many local wineries that we visit frequently and love.
Consistency, quality and hospitality are three words that always come to mind when I think of HobNob. I look forward to many more returns in the future!
We have been to Hobnob at the St. Charles Inn on several occasions and it never disappoints. By far one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Niagara on the Lake. Classic food with the freshest and best ingredients, skillfully prepared and presented. NOTL has an off season promotion called, "Fabulicious" similar to "Winterlicious" in Toronto. Fantastic value for top notch restaurants in the area. It takes place twice a year. Be sure to check it out and make sure you try Hobnob. Congratulations to Chef Steve Sperling and his team.
The entire experience was wonderful BUT.... upon reviewing our bill, we were aghast to see that a $44 charge was added to cover the cost of 4, yes 4, scallops. The waitress presented the scallops as a chef's 'added feature' to the already set menu (which included an entrée, a main course and dessert for $39/pp). There was never a mention of an 'added cost' at any time. It's not that we minded paying for the 'added' feature but we felt that $44 was highway robbery and spoiled what would have otherwise been a perfect outing.
We would definitely recommend HobNob to our friends and would go back ourselves but with eyes wide open to the unexpected. Live and Learn!
Arturo was our server. The service was friendly and professional. We flavours of our meal were spot on! The flavours totally complemented each other. The chef sent out a sample of rutabaga soup for us to taste. The flavours totally worked together perfectly. I would go back to this restaurant. We loved it!! It is worth the trip.
We always book one meal at Hobnobs on our trips to Niagara.....nice quiet dinners, excellent food and staff. Chicken was slightly overcooked this time, but the beet salad was absolutely lovely, as was the pork.
Would enjoy seeing one special on the menu, as it is limited......but another super meal overall!
My husband and I loved the tasting menu at Hobnob. It was very articulated, creative and abundant. After a nice amuse-gueule, we had two appetizers, one fish plate, one meat plate, and a copious dessert (we skipped the cheese). Apart from the dessert, each plate consisted of a variety of small treats. We particularly appreciated the wine pairing, a wide sampling of Niagara region wines, well chosen and perfectly matched to each plate. Certain choices, such as the inniskillin ice wine were fantastic.
The food and service were excellent. We were seated on the veranda because our reserved table was not available. There was a loud mouthed woman dining by us. It really took away from the experience. I would have preferred the elegance of the dining room and chandeliers.
One of our favorite restaurants over the years, this dinner was awful. Shouting imbibers at an adjoining table. Cornish hen was crusty morsels on al dente green beans! A horrendous combination. Fois gras was bloody and runny. No salt and pepper on the table. Waiter told us many times that warm bread was on the way - - it arrived just before our meal was served. Kitchen and wait staff weren't up to the task of serving good food to a full house for Friday night dinner. Probably owners/management really are the ones to be blamed.
The food was simply outstanding, and the service was informative, friendly, and courteous. I would strongly recommend this restaurant as dining for a more mature or refined clientele. A little pricier, but certainly a good value which would meet expectations for that tyoe of dining experience.
We arrived at this establishment which said it had a wine bar. Unfortunately there is not a bar at this place. There is a limited menu and when I ordered the recommended "staple dish" it was overcooked. They made another which was too rare. You would think with only a handful of items on the menu they could prepare the only beef option correctly. So I would not recommend this place.
Been coming here for the past few years, and even before the name change. Food has been consistently good, nothing too adventurous but always an interesting twist, ie quails egg on bread pudding. Service is solid and friendly. Lovely dining room with period furniture and fireplace. All said well done. Will definitely return.
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