The brainchild of Chris Dobson, Weinkeller is a blend between a gourmet restaurant and winery in Niagara Falls. Sporting a classic wine-cellar decor, replete with wooden themes, walls stacked with bottles of vintage wines and wooden-barrel tables, this restaurants evokes a rather sophisticated ambiance. Choose from a variety of old-school favorites like pork chops, pastas and barbecued chicken and wash it down with a fine glass of wine. If picking the perfect wine seems hard, the sommelier can help you make a choice from one of the in-house wines or an imported one.
Painted in blue on the outside, Riverside Tavern is a popular hang-out place for locals. It features a stunning patio, which is claimed to be one of the best in the city due to the spectacular views of the Niagara Falls. The menu features a range of beers as well as sandwiches, chicken wings, salads and burgers. Private parties can be organized here.
Located pretty close to the Niagara Falls, Niagara Brewing Company is a small brewery. The most popular brews include the Hennepin Stout, Niagara Icewine Beer and the Beerdevil IPA. There is food as well in the form of artisan cheese, sliders and Homemade Meatball. Live music events are held here.
The ninth floor of the Embassy Suites Hotel is taken up by the Keg Steakhouse & Bar, which is known as much for its food as for the views of the Niagara Falls it affords. A seat by the floor to ceiling glass windows is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal, enjoying the varieties of steaks on the menu, with a glass of one of their specialty wines. This is the kind of restaurant the ambiance of which can be enjoyed by a couple out on a romantic date, just as much as the entire family out for a fun meal, with the kids indulging in their own special menu.
The next time you want to catch the latest game with friends, head to the Hooligans Sports Bar. This trendy bar offers plenty of TV screens to watch the games. There is pool as well. The jukebox offers an entertaining background music. Guests can sample the chicken wings and other snacks served with beer and drinks. Karaoke is also organized here.
Situated at the top of the Skylon Tower and 775 feet (236 meters) above the Falls, this restaurant offers delightful continental dining and a spectacular view as it revolves once an hour. During the day, you can see 80 miles (100 kilometers) in every direction; at night, there's the added wonder of the Illumination of The Falls. The upscale dinner menu includes broiled salmon filet in Hollandaise sauce and grilled New York sirloin steak. There's also a wonderful wine selection. Check website for opening hours.
Having survived over 35 years in one of the most competitive areas of the city—the downtown-Falls-Casino Niagara area, these four brothers must be doing something right. Run by the Marinelli family, the restaurant specializes in the preparation from scratch of genuine Italian cuisine. Add friendly service and a cozy atmosphere and you can see why they'll likely be around for another 35 years. The dinner menu includes Manicotti with chicken breast, pasta primavera, and Veal Parmigiana. A kids' menu is available as well as children's portions of regular items.
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar at the Courtyard Marriott, is one of the branches of this chain of steakhouses which has outlets all over Canada as well as the United States. Renowned for its delectable slow-roasted steaks and ribs, succulent seafood options and refreshing salads, this place is a meat-lover's dream come true. Diners can pick from an extensive list of wines to sip along with the meal. The decor here is elegant and cozy with an electric fireplace, a long, glossy bar, cushy leather seats, intimate booths and mood lighting. All in all, the place is perfect for a special family celebration or a romantic dinner date.
With exposed brick walls, plush leather sofas and decorative crystal lamps, Club Se7en is famous for its loft-like ambiance and trendy, sophisticated crowd. The club has a special seating area for VIPs and a trendy dance floor with superb light and sound facilities. The well-appointed terrace area gets a spectacular view of the city skyline. Music is great and celebrities can often be spotted in the crowd. Drinks are plenty at the four club bars and the theme nights help liven things up even more.
This tropical-themed restaurant complex, which is part of a chain of restaurants inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffet, is the first one of the chain to open in Canada. It features three floors of dining and retail shopping, along with four outdoor patios with different tropical themes. This laid-back restaurant is like an island oasis in the middle of the city; as soon as you enter and see the tropical print booths, hanging surfboards and palm trees, you'll feel like you're in paradise. Menu selections include signature dishes like Volcano Nachos and the Cheeseburger in Paradise, along with salads, tacos, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, and more. Live music is featured nightly.