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Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College

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135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada (Glendale Road)
+1 905-641-2252
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Chardon, Ohio
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489 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the restaurant's first winemaker's dinner. Very nice atmosphere with many guests of various backgrounds. Started with a root vegetable puree soup, then a roasted red beet salad on a bed of goat cheese. Great starters! Both courses were served with well paired wines which accented the flavors of the wine and food. Had some nice conversations with our... More 

1 Thank davechardon
Mississauga, Canada
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351 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a 40+ group of seniors who had lunch following an organized tour of this educational training facility. The morning was extremely interesting and entertaining and included a chef’s cooking demonstration [risotto]. The meal was actually the icing on the cake as meal orders were pre-ordered and table staff took and delivered our drinks orders quickly and... More 

1 Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. While our first visit was wonderful, we can't say the same of our dining experience this time. Three of us dined on Saturday evening. The restaurant was packed. We knew what we wanted and ordered wine, appetizers, and entrees. We were asked if we wanted bread and we said yes. We waited... More 

Thank David S
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a great place to find, try the college's wines and enjoy the view. I had pasta and a kale salad. Both were delicious and seasoned well.

Thank Nancy S
United States
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My family and I were travelling to Niagara Falls and decided to swing by the outlets. We shopped into the evening and were getting hungry, and didn't know of a good place to eat nearby. We happened to stumble upon Benchmark and we were not disappointed. We did not have a reservation and the dining room was full. A very... More 

1 Thank YKL1
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We decided at the last minute to try The Benchmark restaurant. I had the chicken sandwich. It was loaded with grilled chicken breast, smoke bacon and lettuce. Mayo with mustard seeds and seasoned fries on the side. The chicken was goo and flavorful. The bacon was a nice thick slab which was lightly smoked. The bun was homemade. My date... More 

Thank Natalie M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Have had many fine meals at this restaurant so yesterday was a great disappointment. The food was cold and the service was slow despite the restaurant having few clients. In view of the prices charged, we will not return in the forseeable future.

Thank Jim S
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The Niagara College has it's own restaurant complete with their brewery and winery! The food was very, very good which was prepared by chefs in training and served by the students. Service was excellent! Great value with flights of beer and wine available, We had the the burgers, turkey burger and salmon; all were very good! The beef is organic-... More 

2 Thank Bob T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Saw reviews and decided to visit this college restaurant. A lovely lovely day but we were the only two sitting outside. Not sure why, was gorgeous. New student year and perhaps that is why entrees were so slow. Turkey burger excellent, fries ok but lacking a little of the advertised ingredients lemon and thyme. House wine also very nice. Service... More 

1 Thank sandracE1270VV
Niagara Falls, Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This restaurant pretends to be a teaching facility but they can't fool me.... just kidding, it really is! Once you walk in and are seated, you would never know that you walked in from the hall of the Niagara College campus. The wine and beer is made on site as well through the wine and beer making programs and you... More 

Thank Jacquie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Glendale Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-641-2252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?