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Hob Nob Restaurant

209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4588
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (76 reviews)
“tenderloin” (42 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was our anniversary, and we had told the restaurant this. We were immediate congratulated and given a lovely glass of sparkling wine. Sydney, our server, was knowledgeable and friendly and genuinely cared. The entire meal was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, and flavourful. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place. The restaurant is close to Niagara on the lake golf course. After play golf, we enjoyed the amazing dinner in Hob Nob restaurant. We sit at the patio , and had a great view of the golf course. Also the meal was great,...More

1  Thank Johnson h
Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere on the back porch was lovely. They don't pack the tables in. The service was excellent, as the staff are professional and well versed in the menu and describe what they are serving perfectly. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. Everything...More

1  Thank Devilgirl08
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had dinner here during our weekend wine tour of NOTL. We had the tasting menu and were very impressed with the selections--top notch. We were somewhat disappointed with the wine pairings. They did not seem to be particularly well thought out....More

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for quick dinner and few drinks Mrs loves wine and claimed they had great selection Beer was cold and tasty Sat on the patio absolutely stunning and great people watching We shared the humas dip Wing plater and burger and fries Every bite...More

1  Thank Brad G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Niagara on the Lake and the Patio at the Charles Inn for the summer and the Lounge bar for the winter were our "go to" places for great food, excellent service, interesting wine list and good price. We hadn't been since they...More

Thank SymeJ
Peggy W, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. I value all feedback, especially when it is constructive as I feel it helps us grow. I will start by saying the change in ownership will be two years next week, so if you had not visited...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a lunch and had a great meal(s). Had a lovely table outside under an umbrella over looking the streetscape.Gluten free options are here and great service from Stephanie. Thanks

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After checking restaurant menus and reading reviews we chose 4 restaurants for dinner during our brief stay in N.O.T.L. Hob Nob was the second on our list. Our reservations was mid-week early evening and we beat the crowd with a good table. We had entrees...More

1  Thank robertdW7930RA
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello RobertdW, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. The duck is a new menu item this season and is definitely a guest favourite, I'm happy to see that your wife enjoyed her salmon and wine pairing as well. Thank you for joining us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at least 4 times at this restaurant over the years and always been pleased. This year the food was mediocre and overpriced . The wait staff were excellent and treated us well. It is a lovely old world establishment.More

Thank PatC499248
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Pat C, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at HobNob. I am surprised to read that your meal was not at the standard that we are known for and that you can see from the reviews here,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great old building with fantastic gardens, interesting and comfortable interior, varied menue and truly great food.More

Thank Dave M
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the succinct review Dave M. Spring is a beautiful time at the Charles Hotel & HobNob Restaurant with everything in full bloom. Whether it is to enjoy an ice cold beer and tenderloin burger on the patio during lunch or the chef's...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dress shorts for gentlemen okay for dinner?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you behave in a gentlemanly fashion.
Was this the old Kiely House?
8 October 2015|
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Response from Jessica V | Property representative |
Is there a dress code or "expected" dress code at the restaurant?
30 August 2015|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
there is no dress code required, we just kindly ask that you remove your hat when dining in the formal room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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