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Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College

135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-641-2252
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“cavatelli” (4 reviews)
“tempura” (8 reviews)
“kale salad” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Niagara Region Chamber of Commerce get together and the it was wonderful. The food was fantastic and the staff was incredible. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Thank Stan J
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was coming from Alberta to taking my sister out for her birthday. I found the restaurant on the internet when doing my searches. The restaurant was great, the meal was excellent and the service was impeccable. Portions were a good size, had to bring...More

Thank GeoJoan
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Beautiful setting. price is not over-the-top. It is affiliated with the Niagara College culinary Institute, so the Menus is constantly changing: innovation is the key.

Thank CarolynCX
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Ate lunch and dinner here. Delicious food , nice presentation, lively chats with wait staff who were current or former students. For what one pays, the Benchmark was head and shoulders above similar priced food offerings in the Old Town. Enjoyed that they offered taster...More

Thank 1966Kathryn
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We dine there at least once during our annual Shaw Festival visit and have never been disappointed. The chefs have always been creative, and for us interesting and enjoyable, The place isn't crowded or noisy, always friendly, and always with good dishes besides good meat...More

Thank danbs
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Location: Next to the Outlet Collection at Niagara, except make a left opposite the mall. The restaurant is not visible from the intersection so you must follow Taylor road a bit before making a left. Parking: The restaurant has its own small parking lot as...More

Thank synToronto
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great spot!! We were a party of 5 and everyone loved their food. I am a vegan so it was nice to go to a restaurant with options for me as well and the tofu dish I got was soo good!! Very...More

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a treat to have supper here! Our server, Lia, was excellent. And the food was superb! We'll be back!

Thank Jan_Steven
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

...is what I told myself when the countless mistakes with the waitstaff occurred during dinner. We came as a party of 8. The waitstaff seem to be very nervous, all looking down, rarely made eye contact with us. They would come drop dishes off at...More

1  Thank Conngeee
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our party of three had a lovely lunch consisting of roasted beet salad, tempura apple slices, Sicilian cavatelli, fish and mushroom pizza. All were well executed. The wine chosen was a NC dean's list Pinot noir, which was fantastic. The only slight negative were the...More

Thank AuntieAnna
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Questions & Answers
Moira R
21 July 2017|
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Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
Yes we accommodate young children in our dining room. We have highchairs and booster chairs to accommodate this request. Many Thanks, Sarah
Carol O
19 April 2017|
Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback Carol. We are very excited about our Cherry Cider, however, yes you are correct it is sold out. Our winemaker will be making more and we would be happy to add you to our list to let you know... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Glendale Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-641-2252
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