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
I actually took my husband for his Fathe ...
I actually took my husband for his Father's Day celebration (a little early). We have always enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, and Fiona has been a great server for us on several occasions. Thank you.
Service,food and ambience are all top no ...
Service,food and ambience are all top notch. Melt in your mouth steaks and sides to die for.
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.
Just love this restaurant
Never a disappointment. Ambiance is great, service fantastic and food delicious. Looking forward to outlet next stay.
We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. Service was great as was the food. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Dinner for two was great value although I found the regular menu pricey.
We loved our visit, outstanding food and wine
Always enjoy fabulicious, you are number one with us
Best Fabuliscious Menu
I have been attending Fabuliscious for a number of years, finally found the best one going. I will be back every year going forward, I was blown away by the flavours, portions and little extras.
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!
Outstanding as always !!
LIV always exceeds expectations. The service , the food and the ambiance are 5 star !!! Love this place.
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.
Top Drawer !
Enjoyable overall dining experience...delicious food...great service...however, be prepared for to empty your wallet...$$$$...definitely a "special" occasion venue.
I have been to this restaurant many times and I can't say I have been disappointed. The service is amazing, the ambiance is beautiful and the food is fantastic. I can't wait until my next visit.
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 !
The food was absolutely delicious! The presentation was lovely and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this dining experience.
We had an incredible experience at this restaurant from start to finish. Our server was friendly and attentive. Our appetizers, entrees (veal chop and filet) and desserts were incredible. I'd have to say the filet was one of the best I've ever had the the presentation was very nice as well. We were even served a sorbet to cleanse our palettes before the entree came out which was a nice touch. I would definitely visit again!
Had a great dinner for two with the fixed price three course menu plus wine pairings. The food was delicious and the paired wines were excellent. Service was prompt and courteous (thanks Jacob and Cole). We will definitely come back again.
Best food & service in Niagara Region
I do not ever give reviews to any business but Liv stood out as being superior. One of the best meals(Bison & Veal) we've eaten in years.
Resort fine dining
Located in a “resort” (which is multi story building next to the freeway that has a gym and indoor pool), Liv is surprisingly elegant and refined. We dined there on a recent visit to Niagara on the Lake. The wait staff was helpful and pleasant; the food was surprisingly good; the wine list had some interesting selections. The grilled swordfish with Kalamata remoulade was particularly good and the chili pomme frites with avocado aioli were to die for. Striving for the top end, the meal comes with an amuse bouche and an intermezzo. We enjoyed the entire experience.
Best in Niagara-on-the-Lake region
Thanks to its incredibly polished and attentive staff along with superb food creations by the kitchen and some great foccaia bread, not to mention the outstanding wine line and little things they do without being asked: amuse bouche-after dinner mints. So many people we know from the area and outside tell us that LIV is far and away their favorite restaurant and especially for special occasions.
A Little Disappointed
I have always thought of this restaurant as Number One and look forward to visiting every year after a Shaw performance. It is expensive but does extra little things that make you feel special This time the duck was tough. They were very quick to respond and took the wine off our final tab.. I was asked if I wanted something else....I didn't but appreciated the offer
We had dinner reservations for 730 restaurant almost empty upon arrival! My fish was cold and under done! Had to ask for coffee several times!
The food was absolutely incredible. The ...
The food was absolutely incredible. The service was great, the wine pairing was exceptional. We went for our wedding anniversary and would never hesitate to go back, even if we weren't staying at the White Oaks!
We had excellent food and amazing service!!! Thank You!!!
Another very memorable anniversary dinner!
This was our fifth wedding anniversary dinner in a row at Liv Restaurant, and undoubtedly our best yet! As we choose to dine early, the restaurant was very quiet and the server (Derek)was willing and able to give us his full attention in a very professional manner, along with his assistant (Cole). Not only was the service outstanding but the food was absolutely delicious - - a full three course dinner special (for two) for just under $100, excluding wine! This restaurant really lives up to its five star rating. Congratulations to the chefs and staff.
Too expensive for the quality of food
This restaurant is lovely. Our expectations for a wonderful meal were quite high due the prices on the menu. The staff were wonderful, friendly and worked very hard to please us. Unfortunately, the quinoa salad was totally flavourless, needing both herbs as well as dressing. The waiter did bring more dressing but the base was just lacklustre. Then, the fish arrived, plated in a colourful and pleasing manner. Unfortunately, it to was just a bit overcooked and without taste. I never complain in restaurants, but at these prices, did feel the staff should be notified. They were most accommodating and gave us a credit, but I would have preferred to have had the wonderful dinner I had hoped to enjoy.
Food was fitting for a premium fine dining restaurant. The service was exceptional, which contributed to a memorable experience with a dear loved one. Would visit again.
What a great dining venue.
Our experience at Liv was the best the four of us have had in a long time. Food was spectacular!! My husband and I had the beef tenderloin. It was cooked to perfection. Staff was very accommodating. Great place to get together for a special occasion.
a real gem
From the moment we walked in we could feel the attention to detail. The price fix menu was an outstanding value. The wine list was nice and not overpriced, the waiter brought us another wine to try not to sell it to us but just for the informational value. He directed us to a couple of local wineries we wouldn't have known about. For a Thursday night the restaurant was fairly busy, probably the price fix special. Service was attentive but not pretentious, food was tasty and well presented will absolutely be going back.
Great food. Great service. Not a single bad thing to say about this restaurant. Hotel is one of the nicest I have ever seen!
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