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Apr 5, 2011 07:18 PM

Remington's of Niagara

We got a meal here included with a hotel stay in Niagara next week. It's been there for years but have never heard anything good or bad but curious as to what we're in for. Anyone been here? Thanks for any help.

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  1. Never been. There's no prices on their online menu. That cannot be a good sign!

    1. I was there last summer, as it was included in a 1-night Niagara package too. You get an appetizer, entree, and coffee/tea. They give you a drink menu and their full menu, since you can order anything else at additional cost. Dessert is extra (I didn't get it, so I can't comment).

      The items included were a prime rib (I believe), chicken, and a pasta dish. The soups were a beef barley, and something else that I don't remember. Pretty standard food - my dishes were not bad, but not overly remarkable. What was interesting, however, was that the wait staff pass around a microphone between themselves throughout the night and they sing along to the music playing in the background!

      Anyways, don't get your hopes up expecting an elaborate meal where the food is passionately prepared - you will be disappointed! However, take it for what it is, and you'll have a good time (or at least I did)!

      On the plus side, it was miles better than the free breakfast at Applebee's the next day. Now THAT was disappointing, even with my expectations at rock bottom...

      5 Replies
      1. re: Chipp

        Thanks for the input Chipp and that sounds better than expected. The package is so inexpensive in the off season that it could easily pass for a decent room only rate. So if there were horror stories wouldn't lose any sleep by just going somewhere else. If something goes wrong we can easily and head acroos the street to Lucky's or a block over for Antica.

        Also thanks for the heads up on Applebee's. It's included in the package as well but we were planning on sleeping in. They've also included a discount dining voucher good at the The Skylon Tower for the second night and have heard really, really bad things about that so won't be going there either.

        1. re: abigllama

          Well, don't pass on Applebee's solely on my review. It is what it is - 2 eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast, coffee. You really only get that one option - everything else costs extra. Perhaps I'm just a breakfast snob - so when all of your parts of breakfast come out mediocre and unexciting (think brown tasteless pasties for hashbrowns, boring spongy toast, microwaved bacon, etc), it's hard to get excited. I absolutely HATE food waste, and I still was able to justify leaving half of my meal for the garbage can (I feel it'd be just as wasteful to try and scarf it down).

          Anyways, I know that this kind of food is still enjoyable to many people, and I don't claim to think that it shouldn't be - but it definitely was not my cup of tea!

          1. re: Chipp

            Heard similar things about the breakfast from another couple that was there as well. We're more keen to relax and sleep in unless it's a ski trip or trying to get beach time. There's nothing at the falls, especially this time of year, that can't wait until after lunch!

            1. re: abigllama

              Niagara Falls is a tourist trap and the restaurants could care less about the food they serve. They don't rely on repeat customers so what do they care. There are however, some great restaurants off the main drags. Carpaccio's is fantastic. If you like Italian Mama Mias is great. For pub fare I would head to Mic and Angelos. I am totally amazed how you can screw up breakfast unless you don't give a darn. I would recommend Perkins in St Catharines right of the highway. The difference between Perkins in NF and the one in St Catharines is like night and day. Same goes for the Keg. Considering it is a chain you would think they would be identical. Not so the one above overlooking the falls is awful. I would recommend the Outback across the street. One it is the only one left in Ontario and my husband and I ate their New Years and was exactly as we remembered it. There is always a line up at the Keg but not so at the Outback. The Outback is more reasonably priced as well. If you are willing to go for a little drive Vineland Estates Winery has an awesome menu and has been one of the best meals I have ever had so far.

              Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant
              3620 Moyer Rd, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0, CA

              Carpaccio Restaurant
              6840 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2G1V6, CA

        2. re: Chipp

          Went in with low expectations and were pleasantly suprised. The dining room was nice and comfotable, service was very good and friendly. The singing thing wasn't as awkward as we were expecting it to be. The food was also better than expected. Prime rib was gigantic, not too faty and well cooked. We really enjoyed our meal. Nothing spectacular but would return as options are limited in the area. The meal being part of our room package made for a great value which is fairly rare to find in the area. As expected we passed on the Applebee's breakfast due to coctails the night before.

          It was a particularly warm spring night so we walked over to Fallsview casino. On the way stopped into the new Margaritaville to get a margarita. You'd think they would at least have a decent margarita given the name of the place. But it was served out of a slurpee type machine in a plain half pint beer glass and tasted like tart chemicals. Possibly the worst margarita I've ever had.

        3. La Hacienda in Niagara Falls, NY = truly amazing chicken wings and NY-style pizza!