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Dine with a view: Top restaurants overlooking Niagara Falls

When it comes to dining at Niagara Parks, only a handful of restaurants offer the magical view of Niagara Falls as you eat. This guide is all about those standout spots where the scenery is just as impressive as the food. We’ll take you through each restaurant’s highlights, from their best dishes and the views you can catch to what to expect when you dine. This is what you call a meal with a view!

Niagara Falls restaurants

Top of the Falls Restaurant

Overlooking the Terrapin Point observation area on the Goat Island, the Top of the Falls Restaurant is a diner that offers the best views of the Niagara Falls on the USA side. Picture this: savoring beef on weck and cheesecake against floor-to-ceiling windows with Niagara Falls as your backdrop. Sounds irresistible, no? The best part is that their menu caters to various dietary preferences with gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options such as grilled Yukon potatoes and garden salads. Partnering with Taste NY, the restaurant showcases local specialties like Great Lakes cheddar and Adam's Reserve cheddar.

Timings:

June 22 to September 1, 2024:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 11am - 6pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 11am - 7pm

September 1 to October 14, 2024:

  • Friday to Sunday: 11am - 4pm
  • Monday to Thursday: closed

Price range: $5.99 - $21.99

Location: 30 Goat Island Loop Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, USA

Table Rock House Restaurant

Table Rock House Restaurant offers a dining experience closest to the Falls. Chef Matt Krupa, celebrated as one of the "Top 30 under 30" by the Ontario Hostelry Institutes, brings his expertise from his other top-rated establishments, blending old French-based cuisine with global flavors. The menu here features braised lamb shank, fried samosas, and roasted Atlantic salmon, all made from locally sourced and grown produce. Come here if you’re looking for a fine dining experience right next to the Falls.

Timings:

  • Monday: 11:30am to 2pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday, and Sunday: 11:30am to 9pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:30am to 10pm

Price range: CA $3.75 to $42

Location: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 0L0, Canada

Queen Victoria Place Restaurant

Housed in a historic 1904 building with a distinctive green copper roof and boulder stone walls, Queen Victoria Place Restaurant is one of Niagara's oldest establishments. Led by Chef Hemmingsen, a Niagara native, the restaurant's menu features innovative dishes like seared scallops, cabernet braised short ribs, and sausage & broccolini ravioli. But the real draw is the prime location - snag a spot on the terrace and enjoy amazing views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls as you dine. This iconic restaurant delivers on history, cuisine, and unparalleled vistas.

Timings: Monday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10pm

Price range: CA $3.5 to $24

Location: 6345 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada

Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room

Imagine savoring a delicious meal 775 feet above the majestic Niagara Falls! The Skylon Tower's Revolving Dining Room offers exactly that, with a continental menu that takes center stage. As you relax and enjoy your meal, the restaurant silently rotates a full 360 degrees each hour, giving you a chance to look at all three Falls, the Clifton Hill district, and the vast Niagara Falls cityscape from above. The menu includes a variety of grilled and roasted meats and seafood. Try out their signature Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus or the Canadian Smoked Salmon.

Timings: The restaurant is open throughout the year during lunch and dinner hours.

  • Lunch is served from 11:30am to 3pm
  • Dinner: 4:30pm to 10pm

Price range: CA $16 to $70

Location: 5200 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2A3, Canada




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Frequently asked questions about dining at Niagara Falls

Do restaurants here cater to dietary restrictions?

All four restaurants - Top of the Falls, Table Rock House, Queen Victoria Place, and Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room - accommodate various dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options. If you have specific dietary preferences, do ask the staff for tailored recommendations.

Are reservations necessary for dining at these Niagara Falls restaurants?

While reservations are available at all of these venues, they are not always necessary. However, especially during peak seasons like June to August, it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure you secure a table with a view of the Falls.

Can I enjoy the nightly illumination of Niagara Falls from these restaurants?

Yes. Table Rock House and Queen Victoria Place restaurants offer the best views of Niagara Falls' nightly illumination. This adds a special ambiance to your dining experience and allows you to enjoy the falls' beauty after sunset.

Which restaurant is best for romantic couples?

Table Rock House Restaurant stands out as the perfect choice for romantic couples. It offers an intimate ambiance, the closest views of the Falls, and a menu featuring creative dishes complemented by a diverse selection of Niagara VQA wines and craft beers.

Are there any budget-friendly options?

Yes, absolutely. While many restaurants at Niagara Park are fine dining establishments with higher prices, the Top of the Falls Restaurant and Queen Victoria Place Restaurant offer moderately priced menus.

Does any restaurant offer kid-friendly menus?

Table Rock House Restaurant and Queen Victoria Place Restaurant offer separate kids' menus with items like Chicken Fingers, Pizza Rolls, and milkshakes.