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Since opening in May 2006, Treadwell has become one of Canada's most critically acclaimed restaurants. Located in the heart of Niagara on the Lake, Treadwell's "Farm-to-Table" philosophy allows Chef-Owner Stephen Treadwell to showcase the very best of seasonal produce from Niagara and Southwestern Ontario. The wine list, created by Sommelier-Owner James Treadwell, is often regarded as Canada's finest for Ontario wines. Please check our Special Events page for a variety of unique events held at the restaurant.
PRICE RANGE
C$20 - C$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here 2 mornings as part of the Inn package. The food and service are 10 out of 10 and my only complaint is the amount of food, we felt bad leaving so much food but we could only eat what we could....I guess we should have asked for half portions the second morning. We had the chefs breakfast and the French toast.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 9, 2023

This is probably our 4th or 5th time here as it’s always been a favourite in NOTL. Dinner and wine paring was excellent but we’re now feeling it’s quite pricey and almost too long/drawn out. We sat at the bar so we could enjoy the...hub of activity in the kitchen and prep which is always fun. I’d go for it if you’ve not been here before. You will enjoy the experience!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 6, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful farm to table restaurant. We had a prix fixe menu which was amazing. Large portions of fresh quality portions. Our server was so kind and friendly, knowledgeable without being pretentious. A just do in Niagara on the lake !

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 5, 2023

Had a very good dinner of 3 out of 4 courses at Treadwell. Went there to celebrate my birthday with my husband. Everything was fresh and delicious except for the apple tart dessert. It tasted mass produced with canned apples. Not what I would expect...from a place that advertises Farm to Table. The ice cream was home made and very good.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 28, 2023

nice quiet evening out. Sat at chef's counter. Was fun to watch. Service was friendly. Restaurant decor was basic. Dress code is nice. Food was good. Pre-fix menu with a few choices under course. Food quality was good, lots of ingredients and artful presentation. enjoyable...time. Not sure they had a dish, I would highly recommend or say a must have, but each was good.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 23, 2023

One of the best places to eat in NOTL! The four course prix fixe menu for the autumn is fantastic with a lot of local producers featured. The vegetarian dishes are very flavourful which isn't something you always get at restaurants. We had a wonderful...dining experience here and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting The restaurant is also a good option for breakfast. They have a smaller breakfast menu but everything we tried was delicious and freshly made.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023

Our patio table faced, in one direction, a glaringly bright LED wall lantern in the courtyard next door. In the other direction, it was hard to ignore the flickering light from a large-screen TV in the courtyard broadcasting a football game. The offered move to...a better table was not followed up. The food was good, but not inspired. Overall, a disappointing birthday celebration dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 6, 2023

One of our favorite restaurants in Ontario and our favorite in the Niagara area. Always delicious food, knowledgeable sommeliers for the wine matching, excellent service and the patio is so lovely, (which they are able to keep open apparently year round between the drop down...walls, heaters and cozy blankets).More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2023 via mobile

Prix fixe menu was FABULOUS. We paired with wines and it was a five star meal. Fois gras with apricots was a heavenly pair. Mushroom on bread was a trifle heavy, but totally flavorful and my husband’s scallops on succotash were to die for as...were sirloin and halibut. Sommeliers and staff were delightful. Wine top notch. Truly don’t understand how they can serve it for this price. Cannot recommend this highly enough.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 17, 2023 via mobile

They used to be the one restairant we always ate at when visiting. Great food. Now they have changed to an exclusive fixed priced menu ($95 each). Rude way of excluding people with smaller appetites, families, groups or locals. If you don’t want to spend...between $200-300 per couple “we don’t want you”. Most of the meal was good especially the tomato and peach salad and the seared scallop starter with roasted corn. I had the roast duck coco crusted. This was mediocre. The roasted coco had a gritty texture like tasteless coffee grounds. We did have a lovely server named Courtney although she never asked if we wanted another cocktail or wine. They should offer a price fixed menu AND SEPARATE AL ACARTE menu Sadly, they have lost us as patrons.Too bad because I always told friends when visiting Niagara on the Lake ALWAYS chose TREDWELLS. I won’t be so inclined in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 12, 2023

We did the wine pairing option, I have to say the meal was amazing, however we did not enjoy the wine selection. We are big wine fans and found the paring not worth the additional.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed September 6, 2023 via mobile

We were staying at 124 on Queen, affiliated with the restaurant, and had a great breakfast experience out on the patio. For the dinner experience however; it was not as enjoyable – it was almost 80° in the dining room at 5:30 PM – and...even though it was a hot day, the owner needs to fix this as it’s completely unacceptable!! The farm to table food was really really good, the service was great, but the ambience… the excessive heat in the dining room, made this an unenjoyable 😞 experience, unfortunately.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 30, 2023

Treadwell has a great location and atmosphere, but the food does not live up to the self-acclaimed reputation. We were given the impression of a farm-to-table dining experience, but were left perplexed as to what this title means and how it affects the dining experience....Treadwell has a standard lunch menu; our group chose the salad, chicken, club sandwich and risotto. None of these items left a memorable impression. The risotto was over-cooked, and my wife had to send back the salad. The other entrees were simply adequate and unmemorable.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed August 28, 2023

The menu looked great. As foodies from San Francisco traveling during peak produce season, we were excited to find a restaurant that seems to promote fresh, seasonal ingredients in a tasting menu format. We should have known something was up when the restaurant was not...very busy when we arrived for our 7pm reservation. We had booked a chef's counter, which in retrospect was a big mistake. While the food was tasty (though a bit basic in its preparation), and the ingredients were indeed fresh and seasonal, watching the head chef prepare the food with his team ended up being a big turnoff and ensured that we would not return, nor recommend this restaurant to our friends. First, it was unpleasantly hot at the chef's counter. If you offer an elevated experience like this, the design of the space should ensure that your guests are comfortable. Instead, we were so hot we couldn't wait to leave by the last course. Second, the chef seemed to have an attitude. While the other chefs were polite and friendly, he never acknowledged us and indeed seemed to behave aggressively when at a station in front of us, which made us uncomfortable as he was sometimes only 5 feet away from where we were dining and directly facing us and pointedly ignoring us. The final straw was when I noticed (early on in the meal, unfortunately), how dirty his fingernails were. He was not wearing gloves and was handling food directly with his hands -- cutting bread, finishing seasoning the food, etc. While having black/brown dirt underneath his fingernails. Yech. So....hard pass on this one.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed August 12, 2023

Delicious dinner with impeccable service. We particularly love the way we can watch the chef cook up all the meals. We also love their Farm to Table approach.

Date of visit: August 2023
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The menu advises that vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request. I am not vegan but it seems to me that they have a number of items that could qualify, or could be easily modified. Check the website for the... More
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Treadwell is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5