This restaurant attracts diners from as far away as Toronto and Buffalo seeking delicious French gourmet feasts. Chef Lee Parsons produces wonderful ... More
This restaurant attracts diners from as far away as Toronto and Buffalo seeking delicious French gourmet feasts. Chef Lee Parsons produces wonderful dishes without the need for heavy spicing or other tricks of the trade. Located within the historic Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the restaurant offers exemplary service and presentation, making for a memorable evening. The menu includes Supreme of Salmon (CAD34), Breast of Muscovy Duck (CAD38), and Roasted Grain-Fed Squab (CAD42). The cheese tray features 24 varieties, and the wine selection is extensive.
I have eaten plenty of French food in Europe and the "French Food" of this restaurant is totally phoney. A good example is their
Coq au Vin, a wonderful Chicken dish, special because it is braised in Red Wine.
This restaurant grills the Chicken and then overlays a grilled chicken breast with some phoney, sticky, red sauce.
So the truth is there is no resemblence to true Coq au Vin. What they serve is just another fast food grilled chicken breast covered with something quite horrible that is red in color. The waitress was quite pleasant, and also embarrassed, because working there for a long time she had no idea what real Coq au Vin was like.
Approaching the hotel, expectations are set high. Well manicured exterior and grandiose interior sets an elaborate tone.
After ordering a bottle of sparkling, we were horrified as the sommelier took an overly familiar tone while wedging our bottle in his armpit.
The experience only deteriorated with the appearance of our first course. Holding out hope, we were only disappointed further with the main. Out of four individuals, only one had a meal worth eating, which the remaining 3 scavenged for a taste. We paid over $370 dollars for this meal and though I detest McDonalds, I have had a more positive experiences with a Big Mac with extra pickles.
We have dined in many establishments which refer to them selves as fine dining, but none have failed so overwhelmingly.
Great decor, good food and mediocre service at best!
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 4/12/07
There are only 5 tables occupied when we get in, but the the service was terribly slow! The waiter either has an attitude problem or just couldn't care less! The food was a crap shoot. It started with a good appetizer. The main course-in a party of six-two gave thumbs up while the rest put the thumbs down. The party besides us were more vocal with their disappointment. In short, you're just paying for the decor. It's definitely not worth it!
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