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Rise Above

120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
+1 289-362-2636
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“seitan” (38 reviews)
“beet burger” (7 reviews)
All hours
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Niagara overnight to drop off our small travel trailer for service, and asked the dealership employee for restaurant recommendations. He asked what type of food we liked, and recommended Rise Above when I mentioned I don't eat meat and...More

Thank aviamemor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice now and both times service and food has been wonderful. I was skeptical of vegan as I usually eat meat dishes but decided to try it with my friend and wow am I ever glad I did. Food is so tasty...More

Thank missm0mmy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm sorry but they should have stuck with the old menu. One of the best items they had was the jerk seitan but it's no longer available. Service is slow even when the place isn't full. No hustle from the wait staff and the manager...More

Thank OMGCleaner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep the quality of the food is simply amazing. What I find really amazing is that the portion size looks smaller than your normal restaurant but but the time you are finished the meal, you are satisfied completely. Great selection on the menu. Love the...More

Thank jas00001
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I had stopped by to grab some takeout dessert (awesome Nanaimo bars!) a number of times before, but hadn't been eaten there. Went with a friend and we both raved about the food. We had burgers (beet and lentil, subbed out blue cheese for lemon...More

Thank SportsJack
Reviewed 11 August 2017

On our way back from Niagara Falls to Toronto we stopped into a small town with a bohemian Street full of hip Restaurants and bars. We found this vegan oasis. The food is spectacular and original. Moderately priced yet upscale presentation. Why do vegan restaurants...More

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant! Went to this vegan restaurant on the recommendation of a friend and was pleasantly surprised. Great menu based on the season, whether or not you are vegan. If in downtown St. Catharines, give this restaurant a try, you won't be sorry!

Thank Shelley N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited Rise above for both dinner and brunch and both times were delightful. The decor is as fresh as the food they serve. Vegan or not, this place is worth a go.

Thank hatunes
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My wife is a vegetarian with a dairy allergy. We were headed to St. Catherine's for a pleasant day of exploring. The Concierge at the Fallsview Hilton recommended Rise Above as a good restaurant for vegetarians as well as for barbarians such as me. She...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We attended my friend’s wedding in Niagara-on-the-lake and spent 6 nights there. We flew into Toronto and drove from there, stopping at this restaurant in St. Catharines on the way – and wow, we were so glad we did! The food and service were so...More

Thank Wine_Dine_Relax
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2017|
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Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your inquiry. Reservations are not required but are always recommended as we are a small restaurant and often fill up quickly, especially on Friday and Saturday nights at dinner time. Without a... More
Robin W
15 March 2016|
Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your inquiry. You can view our menus on our website. Unfortunately Trip Advisor will not let me post a website link within this answer, however there is a link to our website from our Trip Advisor... More
3 March 2016|
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Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question! I'm the owner and I didn't know the menu was listed here! I apologize but that was quite an old menu. Our menu changes every 3 months and you can always find the most up to date menu on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 289-362-2636
  • E-mail
Rise Above is an all vegan restaurant and bakery, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. We use only plant-based ingredients because we believe that it is possible to eat well and enjoy life without harming other species or our environment. We specialize in comfort foods, healthy choices, and fresh baked desserts.
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