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NOTL for Valentine's Weekend - the Ultimate Dead End?

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NOTL for Valentine's Weekend - the Ultimate Dead End?

c.cow | Jan 31, 2010 02:40 PM

Hi all,

After scouring the boards and cross-referencing with menus and availability, I'm growing a bit worried about an upcoming trip to Niagara on the Lake. It is scheduled for Valentine's weekend, an occasion that usually keeps us cooped up in terror with our own stove or takeout menus, but this year's intersection of the Wine and Chocolate month with a long weekend coaxed us out of hiding.

Based on our own experiences and the advice of this board, we've reserved our dinner on the actual dreaded V-day at the Stone Road Grille, figuring that it is the most consistent and reliable restaurant in NOTL, and used to dealing with large crowds.

But we are seeking some advice for lunch on Sunday (the day we'll actually be puttering around the wine trail) and preferably not the Old Winery Restaurant, as we are staying at a B&B where we will be having a large breakfast. Ideally, lunch would be a not-too-far out of the way snack.

Also, dinner on Saturday - I'm terrified of this one. I've seen many recs for dining at Peller, but to be honest, the prices are beyond our comfort zone. Zee's is probably closer to what we'd like to pay (hard to tell without prices online), and the menu (normal, not Valentine's) is really appealing, but reviews suggest that it is inconsistent and quality and service have recently declined. Treadwell looks good, albeit also a little out of our price comfort zone, and their Valentine's menu is terrifying. White chocolate lobster risotto? Really?

If anyone can weigh in on these or new options, I would really appreciate it. Oh, one last pesky detail - I've had a few recs for pub grub, but unfortunately can't count on my addled digestive system to be up for fried food. Onions and tomatoes are also out (think pizza).

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