Hob Nob Restaurant

Hob Nob Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 10:30 am11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$17.00 – $64.00
CUISINES
Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
The HobNob restaurant & wine bar serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner. 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.
PRICE RANGE
$17.00 – $64.00
CUISINES
Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,343 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

IAl
Toronto273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
Excellent restaurant that was recommended by our Air BnB host and we couldn’t be happier! This small, quiet restaurant with a roaring fireplace and large doors leading to the ground outside with a lake view & a golf course, has the look of the dining hall from the 19th century and it is located within the beautiful Charles Inn. The food was plentiful, warm and so decadent and flavourful! I had the Truffle Mac & Cheese and my husband had the burger with the soup of the day (butternut squash). Our server knew the menu and the drink list well and even recommended a wonderful drink for me that was lower in sugar content. And as if this restaurant couldn’t be anymore perfect, it is located within walking distance to the picturesque, historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We walked over there later to have wine flights
Written 6 January 2020
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synToronto
Toronto981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
Located at the end of town adjacent to the golf course the restaurant offers nice views of the green spaces. Parking is available for metered street parking or on some streets for free Service was reasonably attentive and prompt. Food: we came for breakfast and it was a small but decent menu. The crab Benedict was good as well as the regular breakfast but the breakfast hash was a disappointment as there was really just home fry potatoes and no meat even though the hash was supposed to have some. Overall: A relaxing meal that was socially distanced.
Written 30 July 2021
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Graeme H
St. Catharines10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
My wife and I recently ate at Hob Nob and it was one of the best dinners we have had in a long time. Amazing menu choices along with a great wine/ cocktail section. The duck and rainbow trout mains were cooked to perfection, perfectly seasoned and paired with delicious sides. Our server Alan, topped off our experience with his professional and knowledgeable service along with his welcoming and friendly demeanour. We will be back again for sure! Fine dining at its best in Niagara on the Lake!
Written 2 March 2020
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hobnobmanagment
Thank you for that great review Graeme H! We are so glad to have such a great server such as Alan working here! We hope to see you again in the future and glad you had a great time!
Written 13 March 2020
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Lucky F
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Both the service and the food were horrible. We were there on Sunday, September 5, 2021 for dinner. We asked for a wine, the waitress brought an other one, saying it would be better and the same price. It was bad and more expensive. The soup (10$) had no taste. The salmon with mash avocado came with avocado that were not mash. It was more solid than a rock. The carbonara pasta came with no sauce, the steak, even if cooked properly, had no taste. The four of us were totally disappointed. When we left, an other couple was telling to someone not to go because it was horrible. So it was not only the four of us. Since it was very expensive, it was totally inacceptable.
Written 12 September 2021
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Michael M
Toronto18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
My girlfriend booked ahead and told them it was a special birthday dinner. We sat on the outdoor patio which had a nice west facing view of sunset and golf course. Another couple was sat down beside us, and we watched as a waiter unsolicited brought out two glasses of Prosecco and said “we heard it’s a special occasion for your anniversary”. As they passed we retold them ours was also special for my birthday yet they didn’t bring us anything even after that. We ordered a charcuterie board to share for starters and it was brought out with four, yes four, crackers. The service was slow the whole night, my GF ordered beef tenderloin, which was terrible, and only after I got home did I realize I was billed for a wagyu steak, which she didn’t have. What she ordered was 56 dollars, and the wagyu I was billed for was 96 (my fault that I didn’t check it when paying but we were eager t leave). The service was slow and my black cod was tasteless. Very bad experience.
Written 29 May 2022
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Jamie D
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will be working very hard to fix some of your concerns. WE strive for the highest standards and we will address what needs addressing immediately
Written 5 October 2022
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ELS
Niagara-on-the-Lake31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
We went to the Hob Nob to celebrate our anniversary with good friends. There were only one other table in the restaurant so a real opportunity for the staff to provide first class service . Much to our surprise it was very very poor. Our soup was lukewarm and had to be sent back my wife’sFoie Gras was cold (raw) and sent back only to be brought back cold and undercooked!! The string beans and asparagus on my trout plate were almost raw and undercook . The chef came out to apologize for my wife’s Foie Gras and offered us complimentary-desert. We all ordered what was supposed to be homemade ice cream which came with ice crystals obviously old and uneatable. The only excellent item was the 30 bench wine we ordered. This was a $200/ couple disaster. Clearly one of our favourite restaurants has lost it way and we will not be coming back.
Written 1 November 2021
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Justin B
Dayton170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 solo
Great food and really good service. You don't go here for the bells and wisels some of the best restaurants you just want good food and good service and they deliver. Good simple food at a good friendly place. For those that need it they even serve wine. This is a place that will fill you up and you will leave with a smile.
Written 27 October 2021
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ppijacki
Buffalo483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
The menu was set up for Valentine's night. It was a sharing menue with 4 courses! Darren our server was awesome. The meal started with Tuna Chevice, followed by Halibut and Papaya Ginger Mango salad topped with Alfalfa sprouts. Next came Beef Wellington with potatoes, carrots, and brussel sprouts! The final course was a desert tray. Everything from start to finish was amazing! It was truly a special Valentine's meal!
Written 15 February 2020
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hobnobmanagment
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review ppijacki ! We were so proud of our valentines day menu and have had incredible feedback from it. We hope to see you again!
Written 18 February 2020
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Terri Ann T
Brantford170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
The main entree was fabulous, but service was not 'fine dining'. We had to ask for our water to be replenished, we were not offered coffee or tea, after dessert it had to be requested. The desserts are locally sourced but not made in house, appetizers and desserts were ok, nothing special. The black cod made up for the rest of the evening.
Written 11 December 2022
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Peter R
Stittsville2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
We had been to HobNob a few years ago and really enjoyed it. This time we decided to go with the 6 course set menu with wine pairings. My wife was really eager to have the fried Foie-gras which was included second in the courses. However, each course just got better and better. The mixture of ingredients in each just worked so well! Chef Thoshan came out and explained some of the dishes and was super friendly. Strongly recommend you have dinner here when you are staying in the area.
Written 17 March 2020
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David G
Toronto6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
This resto is at the far end of the main drag, closer to the lake than to the Shaw, in an area with large restored homes. Lovely setting, and the room itself was very nice, in keep with a white linen establishment. The menu was underwhelming -- one each of fish, chicken, pasta, and beef. My companion's cod was nicely done but my seafood pasta came out lukewarm at best, which I doubt the chef intended. Poor value. Even worse, the family at the next table indulged their screaming toddler instead of removing her and our dinner turned into an endurance contest, which we lost. The room was too small to ask to be moved, so we ate and left. And won't be back.
Written 8 September 2022
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Jamie D
I'm truly sorry about your experience you had with us while you dined. Certainly valuable feedback we can use.
Written 5 October 2022
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Kordela
Amherst36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We used to eat at the Hob Nob when they actually cooked. Doesn't seem they do that any more. Their lunch menu has very few items, and require little preparation. That is to say....anyone could prepare them. No special skill needed. Yet they presume to be something special. The dining room is small and pleasant and the tables are fine. But that isn't enough. We'd like to see some items that require a bit of skill in preparation. You would not find that here....these days. Very disappointing. We wondered whether they were capable enough to prepare a traditional British Sunday lunch. If they did that well they'd be fully booked.
Written 25 November 2022
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agoffredo
Toronto52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Had such a wonderful experience at this fine restaurant in the Charles Hotel this evening. Food was excellent (and we are very picky) Our server Antanios was outstanding and made thr meal that much more memorable. Highly recommend
Written 16 November 2022
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Arlene C
Whitby72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
My husband and I went for dinner as part of a Travelzoo fixed menu deal. They accommodated our request for an early dinner very promptly. We both had the mixed greens to start (dressing was lovely) and both had the chicken supreme. It was cooked to perfection and was delicious.I had the yummy cheesecake for dessert and my husband had the peanut butter/chocolate torte which was also delicious. The server was very pleasant and professional. A lovely meal in the side porch - perfect way to end our last night in NOTL. Would recommend (and have stayed here before and would also recommend the hotel).
Written 23 June 2023
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Cindy K
Tallmadge193 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
I was there a few years ago and had a wonderful meal on the front porch. I thought the atmosphere was so relaxing that I made reservations for this trip. I had requested a table on the side patio and was lead to two round uncomfortable tables put together for the 3 of us in front of a window where we could see other diners right there. The menu was so limited we chose to leave. I would not recommend this restaurant.
Written 11 August 2023
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