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Play Urban Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L2J 2V8 , Canada (Glendale Avenue)
+1 905-688-2550 ext. 5777
11:00 - 23:00
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Grand Island, New York
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant for lunch. Very active and well located to the QEW. My wife enjoyed the turkey sandwich on multi grain bread. I was a little disappointed with the classic Reuben. I did not like the heavy clove taste to the Corned Beef.

Thank Sal G
York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn outside of NOTL. There aren't many restaurant options in the vicinity and we didn't feel like venturing too far. Since we didn't want to eat at the hotel, we opted to have a late dinner at Play Urban Cafe at the White Oakes Resort, which was only 5 minutes... More 

Thank Sue T
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is not often that I would plan a trip around a restaurant but in this case I would make an exception. After an amazing bike wine tour in Niagara on the Lake we were looking for somewhere for dinner. Having seen this restaurant on TripAdvisor we thought we'd give it a try. We were shocked to see it was... More 

Thank Haley D
Seaforth, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service is fantastic. The menu provides exceptional variety and is friendly to those looking for vegan, gluten free and paleo or superfood options. The decor is lovely and the seating very comfortable. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and provided us with swift and highly efficient service. If you staying at the hotel it makes your dining... More 

Thank Cforce191
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great service...this hotel is really nice . Close to the outlet too and spa is super . Highly recommend Starbucks across the street

Thank Karenb1969
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We only had late night cocktails here so I can not review the food. Unfortunately our cocktails were made too strong for our liking. The wait staff was hard to find and we may have ordered another drink but waited too long that we had to go up to the bar to wait for our check. It seemed the other... More 

Thank Emily E
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visit play occasionally and the food is always great. Servers are very attentive and happy to give suggestions. Prices are not cheap but the quality is excellent. Literally every menu item we have tried is really good.

Thank Ridermel
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

White Oaks is a resort and spa and Play Urban Cafe' is on site. Manager greet and seated us and checked on us frequently while we dined. Dishes were healthy and delicious and not gigantic portions. Service was excellent but not over bearing.

Thank Katermom
Hamilton, Canada
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150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walked over to Play after shopping at the outlets. We ordered the calamari to start and it was excellent. I didn't know we would be getting cactus chips as well so we were pretty full by the time our main courses arrived. The portions are generous.

1 Thank Adrienne C
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you like your hamburger lean and with a nice char on it, the brioche-bunned burgers we ordered are for you. Salads are healthy and fresh. The homemade potato chips are the best I've had. Beer selection was not "endless taps o' joy" but it was decent. Would recommend if you'd like a quieter pub-style restaurant with fresh, quality food.

Thank crave416

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L2J 2V8, Canada
    (Glendale Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-688-2550 ext. 5777

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