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Play Urban Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L2J 2V8 , Canada (Glendale Avenue)
+1 905-688-2550 ext. 5777
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant evening with live music and good comfort food with a twist. A little too noisy but it didn't really affect the quality of the evening. Pleasant staff. Food nice but not memorable. Butter tart with ice cream was good...a tad too sweet but scrumptious

Thank DD137
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We really enjoyed the service and food at the Play restaurant. It is more casual than the Liv yet provides great American food with some healthy alternatives. It was a very pleasant experience.

Thank Rocco2
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353 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Overall we have had great experiences at Play Urban Cafe. We ate here as the restaurant is part of the White Oaks Resort and we stayed over night. The menu has some fantastic options for vegans and vegetarians and also good options for people who may not be. My wife likes the zen burger and salads, I tried the fish... More 

Thank Jason W
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The menu has enough choice I think, it's a nice enough atmosphere and handy if you're staying at the resort, but I have to state that the drinks are way overpriced. A pint of beer is $10 !!! Really ??? That is ridiculous !!

Thank sammy5358
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

While staying at White Oaks Conference and Spa Resort, we ate at Play for lunch and dinner. Both experiences were delicious with outstanding service. I was especially amazed at all the Vegan options available. It was like a dream come true for me!

Thank Beachbaby33
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband and I have eaten here twice now and both experiences were fantastic. We loved that the menu here is casual and very affordable, especially for the area. There truly is something here for everyone - if you love naan bread they have that; bruschetta that is a very large portion and very tasty; wonderful soups; a varied selection... More 

Thank Bev207
Grand Island, New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant for lunch. Very active and well located to the QEW. My wife enjoyed the turkey sandwich on multi grain bread. I was a little disappointed with the classic Reuben. I did not like the heavy clove taste to the Corned Beef.

Thank Sal G
York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn outside of NOTL. There aren't many restaurant options in the vicinity and we didn't feel like venturing too far. Since we didn't want to eat at the hotel, we opted to have a late dinner at Play Urban Cafe at the White Oakes Resort, which was only 5 minutes... More 

Thank Sue T
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is not often that I would plan a trip around a restaurant but in this case I would make an exception. After an amazing bike wine tour in Niagara on the Lake we were looking for somewhere for dinner. Having seen this restaurant on TripAdvisor we thought we'd give it a try. We were shocked to see it was... More 

Thank Haley D
Seaforth, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service is fantastic. The menu provides exceptional variety and is friendly to those looking for vegan, gluten free and paleo or superfood options. The decor is lovely and the seating very comfortable. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and provided us with swift and highly efficient service. If you staying at the hotel it makes your dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L2J 2V8, Canada
    (Glendale Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-688-2550 ext. 5777

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