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Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College

135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-641-2252
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In planning our girlfriend weekend every year, we try to plan to visit one new prospect for dining. This year, Benchmark did not disappoint in quality of food, environment or service. We shared a charcuterie board, tempura tofu entree, seared scallop entree, and blueberry peach...More

Thank c c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a great meal in a lovely setting. The menu is seasonal and a good value. The students did a great job in preparing and serving our meal. I sure wish that the cherry cider that I had was available for sale because it...More

Thank Marnie2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in the area for a family event and booked lunch there for a party of 6 including 2 young children. Seating is in a glass walled pavilion, bright with pleasant views. Tables are well spaced crowded or too noisy, nice ambiance and table settings....More

1  Thank Sun_Turtles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great, the surroundings beautiful and the food was really good. All in all a most excellent experience

Thank M0use47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A neat opportunity to have a top notch meal, with the Niagara College culinary students preparing it and taking care of you. We had a waitress that was not quite up to par and Hannah the Manager (a graduate) took over things for our table....More

Thank occmed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here with a group and not one person had a bad thing to say. All the food orders came out at the same time . Not only was the food delicious but it was well presented. . The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank janceyjh
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had a great visit to Niagara College Canada's Benchmark restaurant, teaching Brewery and teaching Winery. This Canadian Food and Wine Institute is part of Niagara College. Overall, we were very pleasantly impressed by this school. Our lunch at the restaurant was delicious and we...More

2  Thank Brorat
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Dined here for lunch with friends on a Saturday afternoon. Staff are very friendly. A good menu selection. Every item on the plate was delicious. Excellent value. The college wines are good quality. I recommend a visit to the brewery and wine store as well.

Thank Charles_On_The_Go
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This culinary school training restaurant never fails to impress. We visited as a party of eight and everyone in the group had positive comments to make of the experience. The quality of the food was high and service was wonderful. It is also a nice...More

Thank ThomasToronto_Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Besides having a winery and brewery, Niagara College has a great cooking and culinary arts school which runs the Benchmark Restaurant. Chefs and servers are students of the college culinary program but are under the watchful eye of their professors. The food is wonderful and...More

1  Thank Mike C
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Carol O
We had my sister's birthday lunch on April 15. We loved our meal of pizza and ancient grain salad. I had a cherry cider which I loved. The waitress gave us free sampling card for the winery and brewery. I was disappointed that cherry cider, which is sold in the winery is sold out. Any idea when they will have it? We made reservations for May. We have previously had Mother's Day brunch there and if you haven't tied it, you should really make a reservation.
19 April 2017|
Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback Carol. We are very excited about our Cherry Cider, however, yes you are correct it is sold out. Our winemaker will be making more and we would be happy to add you to our list to let you know... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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