- By kevin
- On Apr 16, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Take the Niagara Falls tour from Toronto or choose a river cruise to the base of the falls and see as the peaceful water crests the rim and turns into a raging torrent, or stand in the Cave of the Winds and feel the power of the falls as they rush past. Find the right restaurants in Niagara Falls to enjoy your trip there.
Queenston Heights Restaurant REGIONAL/CANADIAN CUISINE Perched above the Niagara River, the dining room of this restaurant in the heart of Oueenston Heights Park offers a spectacular view. The view is at its most beautiful in the autumn, when the trees on both sides of the Niagara River blaze with warm fall colors.
The menu features a variety of cuisines, with a number of Canadian-themed dishes, which may include local St. David's proscuitto on golden beet and arugula salad drizzled with apple cider vinaigrette, Ontario veal braised in tomato and garden herbs with Yukon mashed potatoes, and Canadian maple syrup mousse. Service is efficient, if a little distant. The children's menu is more imaginative than most – for instance, veal scaloppini with capellini and vegetables in tomato sauce, or sirloin strips with spinacli dumplings and seasonal vegetables.
It's nice to see the kitchen making an effort for the kids as well as the grow-ups. In addition to lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves Sunday brunch seasonally and aftemoon tea on weekends from May to October (daily in July and Aug). One more offering – Niagara Grand Dinner Theatre puts on shows here: matinee and evening performances along witn a three-course menu.
17 Noir REGIONAL/CONTEMPORARY CUISINE It only makes sense that the Fallsview Casino has a restaurant that pays homage to gambling. Decorated in reds and blacks to mimic a roulette table, the chairs are fussy felt and the tables are round. The food is some of the best that your gambling money can buy, and it's worth the trip even if gambling isn't in your plans.
Portions are large and the range is wide. A squash soup is a great blend of pureed squash with a creamy butter, which brings out the sweetness of the vegetable. And for fish lovers, I recommend an organic Irish salmon filet cooked to your liking, just like a steak. The salmon is perched on top of fingerling potatoes, double smoked bacon, and shallot veal reduction. Choose from other sumptuous treats like seared bison with celery-root puree, foie gras turnover, and seared sea scallops.
Traditional Tahitian vanilla bean cheesecake is thick and bursting with worthy calories. Downstairs from the dining room, have a seat at the sushi and noodle bar, which is open late. Watch the Japanese master sushi chefs (two on staff) prepare delicacies right in front of your eyes.
Monticello Grille House & Wine Bar
Niagara’s signature restaurant inspired by the savoury recipes from the finest cuisine in Louisiana and evocative southern days. Monticello speaks of sultry summer nights told in the charm of the queen the south, along with traditional Grille House foods of corn fed beef and open flame grilling.