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Jan 22, 2009 11:24 AM

St.Catharines Foodie

Hey there I am somewhat new to the Niagara region and I am looking for those hidden gems in the area.
We recently moved from Toronto and one thing I really miss is all the little great places.
We are familiar with Wellington Court, Treadwells, Stone Rd Grille & Casa Mia but would love to hear what people know about this area and the smaller places. We are open to all types of cuisine.
Thanks for all your input

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  1. There's a delightful, small restaurant called Zest. It's located in Fonthill, not too far from St. Catharines. Give it a try. I'm sure you will like it. Here's a link to their website.

    1469 Pelham St, Fonthill, ON L0S1E4, CA

    1. There are a couple of great places, downtown St Catharines, definitely worth checking out. Recently I went to The Office Tap and Grill and had a great meal for an even better price, plus the beverage list is pretty fab. Monday to Thursday they even have no corkage fee for BYOW!

      Around the corner, at 288 St Paul Street, is Sahla Thai for authentic Thai in a lovely setting.

      You also can check out Janice Okun in Friday's Buffalo News Gusto for more in-depth reviews of Western New York and Niagara restaurants

      Good Eating!

      The Office Tap & Grill
      22 James St, St Catharines, ON L2R5B8, CA

      1. Ooohhh, i disagree about Salah Thai. I always found Spicy Thai much, much better and the room is so pretty!

        In virgil, the pie plate is the place to go. delish.

        good old epicurean in notl is a fallback. and believe it or not, the prince of wales has some pretty good stuff happening, if you can pay hotel prices.

        avoid the irish harp in notl at all cost. zest is nice, but zee's, ugh, stay away.

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        1. re: likescrab

          whats wrong with the irish harp good food nice people you must have had a
          bad experience

        2. You've covered a few of the good ones already but here's a few more that I think are pretty good..

          Mai Vi - St. Paul St. - Vietnamese
          Coppola's - Carlton St. - Italian
          Bansaree - St. Paul St. - Indian
          Carlos Cantina - St. Paul St. - Mexican
          Cafe Amore - Marindale Rd - Italian (good desserts but the food is hit or miss, maybe just for coffee and cake..)

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            1. Here is a current thread on St. Catharines:

              Mom and I dined at Spice of Life on October 31, 2009. We went with low expectations and still do not recommend it. The food was disappointing overall.