About Liv Restaurant - White Oaks Resort & Spa
LIV Restaurant is the award-winning, unforgettable gem, located at White Oaks Resort in Niagara on the Lake. The locally inspired wine list, lighting and music in LIV provide a fantastic backdrop to a spectacular dining experience. The service exemplifies the Four Diamond level the hotel is known for and provides for an experience truly beyond expectations. Chef Michael Price and his team have done something extraordinary. They have taken Canada’s Basic Food Guide and transformed it through international cooking styles and seasonings to create an unparalleled, globally inspired four diamond menu. All of the ingredients are natural, each one chosen for its uncompromising purity. Our team are more than willing to come out of the kitchen (time permitting) to discuss the menu or any special dietary concerns you may have. The menu changes slightly every season to take advantage of the locally grown produce that is so abundant in the Niagara Region. The atmosphere is chic/sexy.
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:As of Monday July 11th,2011-Monday September 5th, 2011 LIV will be serving Breakfast daily between 7:00am- 11:00am. LIV is Closed for Lunch. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(905) 688-2550 ext. 5248
Parking is complimentary. Valet parking is also available.
Private Party Facilities:
White Oaks is pleased to offer a number of beautifully appointed banquet rooms to accommodate a variety of functions. Room selection is based on the number of guests and special requirements. White Oaks hosts a variety of wedding parties and special events throughout the year; from small, intimate parties to large affairs of up to 500 people. Whether your event is large or small, the White Oaks team of Hospitality Specialists is dedicated to the success of your event.
Private Party Contact:
Ms. Sarah Clark: 9057045695
Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Liv Restaurant - White Oaks Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews
Recently took my husband to LIV for his ...
Recently took my husband to LIV for his birthday. The staff were wonderful and took extrodinary care of us. The Menu was limited but very posh featuring local foods and very flavourful. The ambiance was intimate and somewhat contemporary. The value for the food is reflected in its price as you can most definitely tell how well prepared the food is and the taste says it all. Portions are moderate, you would for sure require an appetizer to feel satisfied. I would recommend this place to others however, I would be select on who I would recommend to go there as it's not a place I would take small kids or a lively group.
After being seated, we were given a glas ...
After being seated, we were given a glass of sparkling wine, which was very nice. However, I did not like the fact that we were charged for it and not given the option of accepting or declining the drink. I ordered the branzino and did not like it at all. I am not an avid fish eater, but was told it was very mild, so I thought I would try it. Very disappointed. However, my mother loved her steak, which is good, because we were there to celebrate her birthday.
LIV completely exceeded our (high) expec ...
LIV completely exceeded our (high) expectations. Superb food and service - they went out of their way to accommodate food ingredient restrictions, while still providing the best dining experience we had in the Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catherines area.
My husband and I enjoyed the ambience, t ...
My husband and I enjoyed the ambience, the service was impeccable, and we were particularly surprised and delighted by the starters that we didn't order. They were compliments of the chef!! Very nice, and made the evening an event rather than just another meal out...
The staff went above and beyond! The s ...
The staff went above and beyond!
The staff were very knowledgeable about the food and wine. One of our party was celebrating a birthday, and prior to our dinner at Liv, I spoke to the staff to arrange a birthday cake. The cake was absolutely delicious, and the everyone from the bar staff to the servers, made sure to wish the birthday boy a 'Happy Birthday' and make our evening very, very, memorable.
Breakfast the following day was a great start to our day, with a varied menu that offered something for everyone, plus the restaurant was also happy to accommodatethe food allergies of one of our party.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant , and feel sure that other guests will have the same wonderful experience!
This was our second annual celebration a ...
This was our second annual celebration at Liv. We were thrilled with the attention provided by our server and her crew. Our server was well versed in the menu and wine selections for each of our group. The chef provided a varied and delicious menu including beef, lamb and fish. The ambiance was wonderful, quiet enough and well appointed yet friendly and relaxing; the yummy interludes between courses as well as the personalized dessert were a high end feature. We will definitely return for our third annual get-away.
We sat outside, which is very casual. D ...
We sat outside, which is very casual. Dress code is stated as smart casual, which is not necessary for the outdoor dining. To make the evening a little more special, indoor seating probably would have been better as they had white table clothes, candles and a more intimate setting.
Exceptional service and food. My only co ...
Exceptional service and food.
My only complaint was that all parties of 4 had tables on the opposite side of the window seats. These were reserved for parties of 2. There was an opportunity to make changes as we arrived early at 6 but the flexibility didn't exist. Ultimately we sat in between 2 families with young children while ours were at home.
Exceptional Service and Meal
We arrived at Liv Restaurant on a Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m.
The servers and staff were very attentive and the timing of the courses were well timed. A complimentary ahi tuna appetizer was provided that was very tasty. A selection of fresh breads with dips were provided next. We ordered a Naan pizza appetizer and it was hot and flavourful.
After each course silverware was removed and freshened.
A pallette cleanser of lemon sorbet was provided and it was refreshing and of creamy consistency.
Our main dishes ordered were sea scallops on a bed or risotto and a peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin. The dishes were well presented, hot and flavourful.
We had no room for dessert, but since we were celebrating our anniversary and my wife's birthday they brought us a complimentary plate of small desserts, with congratulations written in chocolate sauce. A very thoughtful gesture and much appreciated.
Our server was engaging, friendly and spent the right amount of time engaging in pleasantries and conversations.
Well done staff, we will be returning.
My friend and I went to Liv for dinner during an event they call "Fabulicious" and let me tell you that the meal and service lived up to the event's name! Fabulous, and delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a meal that impresses! I chose a Buffalo Mozzarella salad, Chicken Supreme for my main course and a Toblerone cheesecake for dessert. My friend had the same salad and a Beef tip linguine main course and the cheesecake as well. They served amuse bouche in the beginning and a lemon sorbet before the main course. I love going to restaurants that offer these types of things in a meal. I would definitely go back there again!
From the moment we entered Liv we were treated special. From the Happy Birthday note in my husband's menu , celebratory complimentary bubbly wine , and treats from the chef my husband's 75th will be remembered fondly. Kudos to your wait staff, especially Fiona who was informative and friendly and did not rush us. I appreciated Jessica's extra thoughtfulness of having my purse being placed on a small ottoman beside me so that it was off the floor.
Beautifull setting and good food
The LIV is situated in a beautiful location within the hotel/resort. Overlooks the gardens. Service is impeccable and very courteous. The food is very good (breakfast) but maybe a bit on the expensive side. Tried the Vegan Hash but was not really crazy about it. Maybe I like my hash browns a bit more crispy - but ok overall (I guess healthier when not fried :))
I would recommend the restaurant but maybe save it for a special occasion.
Thanks to all staff at Liv restaurant for the outstanding service and cuisine. The food was absolutely delectable. Our waitress, Lexie was incredible. The mixologist, Corey was a delightful addition to the awesome experience. A lovely surprise was the complimentary champagne and dessert plate with Happy Birthday written for my boyfriend's birthday. Overall, a most memorable experience. Thanks again! :-)
Next to perfect!
We recently celebrate our anniversary at Liv restaurant, after a friend described a meal here as the best of her life. We were impressed with the service and small touches like a special insert in our menus! Each bite of food was delicious, and we ate every bite. I have already recommended this restaurant to several people with special events coming up! Perfect way to cap off a day trip from Toronto!
Everything about our evening at LIV was ...
Everything about our evening at LIV was fabulous. Second time having the mussels which are awesome. And even for me who is gluten free they were accommodating with some gluten free bread. Great Caesar Salad and Chicken Linguine and Sea Bass Pad Thai for entree. Both amazing. and nothing completes a night better than a perfect creme Brulee. And our server made everything perfect!!
Wonderful experience at Liv Restaurant
This was out second time spending the weekend at White Oaks Resort and what we were looking forward to the most was our dinner at Liv Restaurant. We loved it the first time and we definitely were not disappointed the second time. All of our dishes were delicious! The service was 5-star service and all the extras are such a nice touch. Great ambiance too! We highly recommend this restaurant and we will return soon!
Our Favourite restaurant in the Niagara Region!
Our favorite restaurant in the Niagara Region. The atmospere is elegant and relaxing. The service is amazing. The food selection is great, there's such a broad choice of food. You will not be disappointed. It will become your favourite too!
An absolutely magnificent experience that both my wife and i enjoyed. The waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. The entire staff went to great lengths to make sure all of our needs were met. Highly recommend this spot to anyone.
I honestly cannot believe how bad the fo ...
I honestly cannot believe how bad the food was. As soon as you walk in the restaurant is so obviously trying too hard to be "cool". I asked the server if the caesar salad dressing was made I'm house to which she responded yes. If the caesar dressing is made in house Liv must have stolen their head chef from Kraft. The charcuterie board consisted of some supermarket meats cut far too thick, a few chunks of cheese and some very odd tasting pickled vegetables. On the the main courses. The gnocchi arrived and resembled more of a soup (my wife looked at me and noted that she had never been served gnocchi floating in a lagoon). I ordered the bison tenderloin and I wish they would have provided me with a hacksaw rather than a steak knife to cut through the three hunts of meat scattered in my plate. I could literally hear my knife tearing through the leathery meat during the approximately 20 knife strokes it took me to get through it. The only saving grace on the plate were the mashed potatoes which were edible. Almost $200 later and I can honestly say I've never been more disappointed in a dining experience please save yourself time and money and do not dine at Liv.
Service, selection and quality...all above expectation.
Size of each servings is incredible. We love good portions a great food.
LIV scores high above expectations in all categories.
Food quality and servers attention details and the presentation is incredible!
Wow! - will sum it up best.
pricey but good food
only had breakfast at Liv Restaurant. was a little on the pricey side, about $12-$18 for breakfast they also had a buffet option for $17. I had an omelet and my gf had the buffet. the omelet was very good and portion size was big. I would recommend Liv and White Oak only if you got one of their deals or packages, otherwise I thought the place was a bit over priced. The outlet mall is across the street if you are into shopping, but note that it is an outdoor mall.
Food is excellent
Went to LIV on Dec 30th. Have dined there before. Food was very good. Ordered steak there and it was cooked to perfection, exactly how I wanted it.
Service was not as good as last time I went there. Waitress seems inexperienced for this class of restaurants. Forgot to ask us for drinks, dived right into asking for our orders without telling us whether there was any special for the day. Did not come to my table much at all during our whole time there. Felt left out, especially it was not even a busy night.
If it ain't broke.. don't fix it !
I truly cannot find a negative thing to say about LIV. Amazing food, outstanding service ( Lexie & Cole) and meticulous attention to detail. Extra touches including an amuse bouche, sorbet intermezzo and ice cream truffles to end the dinner completed this fine dining experience. Look forward to my next visit !
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