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Hob Nob Restaurant

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209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Simcoe St)
+1 905-468-4588
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By getting a late evening reservation we were treated to a totally relaxing experience. The food is expertly crafted and presented.....I judge many a restaurant on their bread and coffee......Theirs was top notch.......nothing plays to anticipation like fine baked goods and finishes a meal with an exclamation point like a bold cup of coffee....Thanks

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Pickering, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on our last day in Niagara on the Lake. My husband had the burger and fries and I had the shepherd's pie and both were delicious. Our server was lovely and even gave me a free small sample of the soup of the day. The building itself (it's in the Charles Hotel) is getting a bit... More 

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Thank pickeringgal
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Our burger (especially the burger - you cannot go wrong with ground tenderloin!) and shepherd's pie are local favourites here at HobNob and I'm happy to see that you enjoyed them as well! I regret that you found the building not to be as immaculate as it should have been, and I sincerely hope it didn't impact your visit with... More 

Bielefeld, Germany
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Niagara are a lot of restaurants. Many are a kind of middle of the road, but some are just great. Hob Nob is one of them.

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Thank Joerg W
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Sometimes short and sweet is more to the point than anything. Thank you for the succinct and glowing remarks. Much appreciated! More 

New Jersey
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Niagara on the Lake has a multitude of over-priced restaurants -- at least during tourist season. But Hob Nob was over the top. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was high quality, but, at over $190 a couple, the servings were surprisingly tiny. We ended the evening starving; we made it to Tim Horton's just before it closed... More 

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Thank BGandR
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello BGandR, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all of our guests comments, both positive and constructive. I was surprised to see your comments about our portion sizes as many guests tell us they can only just finish their meals. I'm happy to know though that you recognized the high quality of the food and the expert preparation of... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 6 for lunch November 2016, we participated in the tasting menu which was delicious. The hand rolled Gnocchi was mouth watering and I could have had 2 orders of that and be very satisfied, It was followed up by the roasted chicken and mash which again was delicious. I topped up with the Crème Brule... More 

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Thank Teena M
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Teena M. I couldn't agree more about the gnocchi, it was definitely a favourite for our guests this year during Fabulicious. I'm thrilled to know how much you and your group enjoyed your lunch with us - I hope that we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our local bicycle club took advantage of the fabulicious special at the Hob Nob restaurant. There was 8 of us and overall we had a great time. The fabulicious offerings were the same as last year, trying something different I went with the gnocchi which was very tasty, the macaroni and cheese, really nothing special, and the creme brûlée which... More 

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Thank Aquatamer
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Aquatamer, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to see that we failed to wow you this year with our Fabulicious menu. The double-smoked bacon and truffle macaroni and cheese has long been a guest favourite at the HobNob, as has the creme brulee. I'm glad though that you felt the lunch was still enjoyable, I hope you'll give... More 

Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of friends recently traveled to Niagara on the Lake and we planned a Wine Pairing Dinner at The Hob Nob restaurant in the Charles Inn. We were greeted warmly and treated to a special menu, a six course dinner with wine pairing for each course. The service and food were exceptional.

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Thank Tgkav
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tgkav, I'm happy to see you had a great experience at the HobNob. The Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings is an exceptional way to enjoy an evening out, and something that guests come back for year after year! More 

Burlington, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here for the first time on a Sunday evening during the Fabulious menu promotion - 3 courses for $39. The selection was great and the food was divine. Although the restaurant was busy, service was quite quick - in fact too quick at first. Our server jumped right to taking our drink and food order. Only after overhearing... More 

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Thank MelandGary823
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Mel&Gary, great to see that you enjoyed your Fabulicious experience with us at the HobNob. The menu Chef prepared this year was outstanding and well received. I'm so sorry that you weren't offered the wine pairings when you sat; but I appreciate you letting us know so that we can use this example as a teachable moment. I... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wewre very excited to be going to Hob Nob as it came highly recommended. The food was decent, the atmosphere nice but the service was slower than molasses and the food was not something that i would run back for anytime soon. Sorry Hon Nob, if service improves and we hear about it we may try again.

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Thank Fern H
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Fern H; we appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. I hope you will accept our apologies that your experience was not what we are known. I welcome any additional comments you might wish to share and invite you to personally email me at kberketo@niagarasfinest.com. I'm happy to see that you're open to returning and... More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch....so good, went twice! Great service. Had salmon the first time and chicken supreme the second. Both excellent. Tomato tart was amazing and dessert.......huge crime broke....excellent and delicious brownie with sour cream ice cream! Just excellent. Do wish their hamburger was on the menu though....so good!

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Thank Pat F
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Nothing is a greater compliment then when a guest joins us two days in a row Pat F, and we really appreciate you sharing your experience with us. The burger from our Lounge Menu is a really popular item, sadly we can't offer it for Fabulicious - that just means you and your friends will have to make a third... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Simcoe St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-4588
Description
The HobNob restaurant & wine bar serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Visit the dining room, lounge, wine bar or fully licensed patio where you can enjoy a wide range of delicacies accompanied by a vast selection of Niagara wines. The Charles Hotel dining room has been recommended in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator and Toronto Life and is the proud recipient of the CAA Four Diamond Award as well as the VQA Gold Award of Excellence.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?