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Jul 19, 2012 12:34 PM

Niagara Falls

We are leaving in two weeks for a trip to Niagara Falls and the finger lakes area. Leaving from NJ Friday night and staying in Liverpool overnight. Saturday morning on to Niagara.

Plan to stop in Buffalo for wings and for beef on weck for lunch. I will ot ask for wing recommendations as I know everyone has their favorite. Probably will go to Anchor bar. I know, I know, but it is where they started. May try one other place for wings. Going to Schwabels for beef on weck.

From there on to Niagara on the lake for three nights. We will probably spend Saturday evening wandering around that town. Any suggestions for a nice casual place in town for dinner? I thought Stone Road Grill looks good. I'll take any other suggestion. We like all kinds of foods and restaurants, from 4 star dining to a bar with great cheeseburgers. Husband is into beer while I prefer wine or cocktails but will drink beer.

Sunday we'll do the falls. Plan to stay until evening fireworks. I'm llooking for a great stop, overlooking the falls to sit and have a few drinks and appetizers as we watch the lights come on over the falls. Don't want any place to dressy as we'll be at the falls all day so we'll be in casual clothing, neat but casual.

We may then go somewhere else for dinner, in the area and back to watch the fireworks. As for another place I heard there is a brewpub, The Syndicate, in that area. Any good? I realize most brewpubs have so so food, but figure husband may like it for the beer.

Those are my questions as of right now. You've all be so helpful up to this point so I expect I'll get tons more great advice.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. I actually had a pretty good meal at the Syndicate but there was a major delay receiving our food. In fact, they ended up comping our entire beer tab for 6 adults! I'd give it a go as they had recently opened when I went, and they seem like good guys.

    The other brew pub right in Niagara Falls is also quite good for lunch.

    1. If you go to one other place for wings, I recommend Duff's. Not far from Niagara Falls, I recommend Benchmark restaurant at Niagara College.

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      1. re: CookieLee

        Thank you for the replies. I thought the menu at The Syndicate looked interesting.

        Do you happen to know the name of the other brew put in Niagara Falls?

        Trying to decide if it is worth spending the money to have dinner at a fallsview restaurant. We don't mind spending money on meals and it quite a bit. But hate to spend tons on a mediocre meal. I also realize that the view might make up for it.

        Hmmmm, what to do, what to do?

      2. Jamie Kennedy recently opened a new restaurant with a view of the falls, though I imagine there are limited table with prime views.

        Stone Road Grille is great and you can't go wrong.

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        1. re: TorontoJo

          Also, Garrison House is a new gastropub that is turning out some good stuff. A bit cheaper than SRG, too.

          1. re: TorontoJo

            Garrison House's menu looks great. I love the whole gastropub type of restaurant.
            Very fond of farm to table cusine too.
            I think we may have dinner at Garrison House.

          2. re: TorontoJo

            Had dinner at Windows on Canada Day weekend and was disappointed. The Coq-au-vin was dried out and the pickerel underseasoned. Portions are much more generous than typical JK (the server said they tried the small plates concept initially but it didn't work for the tourists) but at $200 for two with cocktails and wine I found it a bit pricey.

            And don't be fooled by the website photo -- the Horseshoe is a fair distance from the Sheraton (excellent view of the American Falls, however).