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Can anyone recommend a relatively high-end place in either NOTL/Niagara that a European guest will be enchanted by? We haven't eaten extensively in either town and fear that many restos in the area are either a] tourist traps or b] overrated. Suggestions?

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  1. I would suggest The Casa D'Oro for fine dining. The prime rib is one of the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is elegant and service is very good. Check out their website at www.thecasadoro.com

    1. Peller Estate - go for their tasting menu with wine pairing. Check out their menu at www.peller.com

      1. Restaurant Tony de Luca: http://www.tonydeluca.ca/

        1. I think the four best bets for "high end" dining in NOTL currently are:
          The Charles Inn, The Oban Inn (Tony De Luca), Peller Estates and Tiara (Queen's Landing). New chef at the latter makes it a real contender.

          1. Technically not in NOTL, Inn on the Twenty is solid, though I have been there since 2004.

            FWIW I dined at Peller last September and found it terrible. Probably the worst "high end" restaurant I have ever dined at. Edit - service was okay, but I found the food was not.

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            1. re: Apprentice

              I had dinner with some friends at Stone Road Grille in NOTL last night (http://www.stoneroadgrille.com/). They continue to deserve every accolade that they get, and they continue to be very popular with both locals and visitors. The house-cured charcuterie plate is not to be missed, the duck confit was exquisite, and the cherry clafouti was delicious. Expect to pay about $200 for two all-in, if you aim for the higher end of the wine list. I think that they would enchant even the most jaded European...

            2. http://www.zestfonthill.com/

              1. I'm not sure what the definition of high end is. But I thought I'd share my suggestion with you.

                Last weekend, my friend and I had a beautiful dinner at Strewn Winery. The restuarant is called Terroir La Cachette (http://www.lacachette.com/). We had the 5 course tasting menu for $85 per person and we sat in the back patio.

                All I can say is what an amazing evening.

                My friend, who is soooo picky about these things was blown away and still can't stop talking about it.