In the fashion of David Letterman's Top TEN, here is my Top 3 Restaurants in town...
I'm not claiming to an accomplished critic but this is based on my enjoyment of the following establishments.
#3 Riverbend Inn Restarant. This cozy Inn was developed by local businessman John Weins and the property had previously been used to house a private art collection. But know to our luck the property has been converted to a majestic country inn. Offering a private getaway close to the Old Town. The restaurant and Inn have terrific staff that will make your visit truly special. The dining room overlooks vineyards and has a great sunset vista. Meals can be taken in the more casual bar or move into the more formal dining room. the food is great and on the right evening you will be entertained by piano or more.
#2 Hillebrand Estates Winery Restaurant. Recently the entire facilities were given a facelift. The results are fabulous. Views into the vineyards with the Niagara Escarpment as a backdrop. The facilities are not the only item to brag about. Chef Frank Dodd has engineered a fantastic menu sure to impress. Terrific variety and amazing value. As the spring comes be sure to book a table on the patio. This will not dissappoint you. The staff are amazing and they will ba pleased to assist you with the perfect wine pairing with your meal.
#1 Niagara Stone Grille or REST. Very unassuming but do not underestimate this gem behind the REST sign. The food is excellent! The atmospehere is exciting and always buzzing. Definately a local favourite. Recommend reservations contact them at 905 468 3474. I will not say more, try it for yourself.