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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my fourth visit to Niagara on the Lake and my 4th dinner at Hob Nob. I brought 5 lady friends 2 years ago but this time I took my daughters to celebrate their birthday. The setting is lovely. I particularly appreciate the white tablecloths and crystal glassware. I chose the pork which was moist and seasoned perfectly. It... More 

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

Nothing makes us happier then hearing from our loyal repeat guests, so thank you for taking the time to write a review Carolyn. As HobNob is located in the historic Charles Hotel, it makes the perfect spot for an elegant meal with friends or loved ones to celebrate life special moments. I hope that we'll have the opportunity to have... More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with Hobnob. The food was delicious, and prepared beautifully. The service was attentive and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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Thank Elizabeth155019
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for the review. We're so happy to hear you had such an enjoyable experience! You'll have to visit again soon as Chef Sperling is preparing to launch our new summer menu. Thank you again and all the best. More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Hob Nob based on Trip Advisor ratings, and we weren't disappointed. Four excellent meals, great wine, and delicious desserts made for a special evening. The restaurant itself is an interesting historic building at the edge of the downtown area, which only added to the experience. While the price point is relatively high, it is well worth it.

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

Thank you for the kind review Geoff. I'm so happy to see how much you enjoyed your evening with us at HobNob. As you noted, HobNob is located in the historic Charles Hotel which was built in 1832. The charm of the hotel combined with our expertly prepared menu provides for the ultimate dining experience. I will be sure to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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985 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 569 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took lunch, you can book on OpenTable. Had the cheese plate as app and burger. Cheese selection was good but pricey for what you got. Burger was good but one burger ordered the bun and burger was slightly charred. Good service but staff seemed uninterested.

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Thank FirstClass001
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback both positive and constructive. Our cheese plate consists of only the highest quality local cheeses with all of the components made in house. Our burger is made of house ground tenderloin on a toasted bun. I regret if the bun wasn't to your liking, we would... More 

Toronto
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to leave our pristine Niagara on the Lake "Pillar and Post" spa-resort and fetch an early lunch at the concierge-recommended Hob Nob restaurant at the nearby Charles Hotel. From coat check, through to the last bite of of our meal, service was exemplary and we felt well attended to. Our dishes came promptly, the salmon, in particular, was... More 

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review Ashok K and the kind words about our staff! The Mac & Cheese is definitely a guest favourite and I'm happy to see that we were able to easily accommodate your dietary needs so that you could enjoy it as well! It's a shame that you didn't get to have dessert; that... More 

Sarnia, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the food. Very unique and flavourful. Service was also very attentive and friendly. Enjoyed having our dishes described to us. Unfortunate that the restaurant was very busy and our dinner took quite a long time to arrive. We ended up eating quite late after a half day of winery tours we were very tired by the completion of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review C_W1190. We really appreciate your kind words about our team and the quality of the meals you enjoyed. Please accept our apologies for the speed of service - it was an unexpectedly busy night - though I am happy to see that in the end it didn't affect the enjoyment... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal for the couple or group looking for fine dining in an intimate setting. The food was impressive and exceeded expectations. The quiet setting was a bit intimidating until we settled in and the dining room filled up. The tenderloin was delicious!!!

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

Hello Lindsey B, thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience at HobNob. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our Chef and his team, they work hard each day to ensure that every guest has the same great experience. I'm glad to see you enjoyed your meal despite your original... More 

London
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to check out HobNob for breakfast after our overnight stay in Niagara on the Lake at Queens Landing! This was a wonderful discovery for the both of us! From the opening greeting to the last sip of coffee, our experience was superb! Service excellent, food was amazing, and setting, so romantic one could almost feel the old style... More 

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Thank JustinJLS9
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello JustinJLS9, I'm so happy to hear that you found us for breakfast. HobNob is located inside the Charles Hotel which maintains its historic 1830's charm, adding to the experience. I'm thrilled that you plan to be back for lunch; spring is a beautiful time to sit outside on our patio and watch the world go by while sipping a... More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the great features of Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants is the Fabulicious special menus which this year occurred from Feb 23 to March 2. There were about 13 different top end restaurants involved, and we chose two to attend, including HobNob Restaurant in the Charles Inn. We last visited awhile back, and the service and food on this one was just... More 

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

Thank for you sharing your experience from the recent winter Fabulicious event. I'm very happy to know how much you enjoyed your meal and the great savings of the special menu - the pear salad was a favourite among guests! We hope you will visit us again soon and wish you all the best until then. More 

Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband and I dined there four years ago on a weekend trip to NOTL, and loved it. So we decided to celebrate our anniversary there this week. Our hotel concierge made the reservations for us, and mentioned not only our request for a quiet table since it was our anniversary, but also my gluten sensitivity. The restaurant staff 'outdid'... More 

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

A belated Happy Anniversary cupcake_amy. Thank you for the kind words, I will be sure to let Ansley & Chef Sperling know how much you enjoyed your visit. Our kitchen team pride themselves on being able to accommodate allergies and dietary concerns while still providing the guest with a memorable and enjoyable meal. We appreciate your recommendation and looking forward... 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
USD 11 - USD 43
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?