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Sep 4, 2009 11:07 AM
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Lunch in the Niagara Region (in vicinity of Vineland and Jordan)

Usually go to Vineland estates for lunch but they are full so disappointed. Trying Treadwell for dinner the night before - have been to Inn on the Twenty several times - good but looking for something with shady patio to eat outside with a great view - looked at Hillebrand but didn't grab me that much - ANY OTHER GREAT SUGGESTIONS ????

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  1. Tried Lake House Restaurant for the 1st time a few weeks ago. Had the 1/2 pizza and salad lunch special. Very good woodfired pizza. The patio is large and provides a fabulous cliffside view of lake Ontario with a great breeze on a hot afternoon. It was a pleasant surprise trying this after years of driving past it.
    3100 North Service Rd., Vineland

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    1. re: tuttebene

      Thanks for taking time to reply - will check it out!

    2. I recommend About Thyme Bistro. Delicious, well-executed and reasonably-priced food.

      It's not a winery, and you won't have a view of the lake, but apparently they have a patio. While I ate at the restaurant, I didn't see said patio, so can't offer a description.

      http://www.aboutthymebistro.com/

      1. for something completely laid back and yet high quality, try the Zooma Zooma cafe in Jordan. love their soups/salads.

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        1. re: LemonLauren

          If you're up for a light lunch, head to Featherstone winery. They have a lovely veranda and good wines too.

        2. Second About Thyme Bistro, if food quality is the top priority go here.

          They have a nice patio.

          BTW while you are out that way stop in for breakfast in St. Catherine's here if you get a chance: http://www.bleuturtle.com/index.html

          Chef Robert Berry is one of those little known diamonds (other than to locals in the know) in that area.

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          1. re: JPJ

            Rob Berry is very good-a "smart" cook-he came up via Peninsula Ridge which would be an idea-it is now the Kitchen House Restaurant under Chef Ross Midgely-another smart cook-the view is great and the patio is shaded- another good patio is Riverbend and the view is classic (remember the one you see in every food brochure of the 2 Muskoka chairs overlooking the rows of grapes with Peller in the background-it's that view)

            1. re: woodenhorse

              What do you mean by a "smart cook"? Can you elaborate?

              1. re: Full tummy

                Sorry,trying to save words..I guess I meant that he uses creativity in a focused,efficient,purposeful way without resorting to the trends and confusing the presentation with techniques and ingredients that detract from the flavour.
                Speaking of "smart" chefs- Food and Drink at the LCBO is featuring some Niagara chefs-not sure who will be on the list-have to wait until Tuesday