Red Chateau - Niagara Falls

Cuisine: European 
5815 Main Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 5Z6 Canada 905-354-4812

 

This European restaurant was highly recommended to us as only restaurant of it's kind in the city. We really enjoyed our very tasty meals including fantastic desserts and a friendly servis.The menu offers delicious European and French dishes and the unique ambiance is the most romantic and relaxing. 

       
   

We started with the garlic bread and potato pancakes. For our entree we pork medallions a la moutarde and the "Dracula", a pork chop made hot with the addition of several styles of peppers. We had a bottle of the Hungarian "Bull's Blood" to accompany the dinner. For desert we tried the hand made apple strudel. The dinner at the Red Chateau was a delightful dining adventure. My wife and I found the restaurant, a vintage 1850's home, the soul of intimacy with perhaps only a dozen tables. It was also a bit of a dining adventure; it is not on the main strip in Niagara Falls but rather up the hill on Main Street in an area of the city which has seen better days. We were, frankly, a little disappointed with the other sad homes and businesses flanking the enticing front of the Red Chateau. However, once inside we were warmly greeted by the owner/chef/hostess, Jarm, who showed us to out table. As we discussed the menu with Jarm she boasted a little bit about some of the compliments she had received from other people including one customer who raved about her garlic bread. I thought, "Astounding garlic bread? What can be so wonderful about garlic bread?" Jarm's garlic bread is the best garlic bread in the world. My wife and I also ordered an appetizer of potato pancakes. I have had my share of potato pancakes in my day and felt I could make a reasonable comparison with hers. Jarm's were augmented with bits of smoked ham and texture was all a person could want from these simple but delightful cakes.
My wife had the pork medallions a la moutarde. I ate the "Dracula", a pork chop accompanied by hot peppers. Conversation became a secondary concern as we became lost in the tender, juicy meats in front of us.
We finished with her hand made apple strudel which was very good. I only regret I could not have sampled some of the other deserts but, by this time, neither my wife nor I could contemplate another bite.
We were fortunate enough to get to talk to her at several points during the meal and were very impressed with both her integrity and enthusiasm for providing an upscale dining experience. If you chose to go to the Red Chateau you must understand two important facts:
1) Your meal has been designed and prepared by someone who is absolutely dedicated to the wonders of Central European cuisine. You won't find cute little foo-foo garnishes or silly food gimmicks. You will receive succulent meats, hearty sauces, and perfect pastries.
2) If you foolishly associate the Czech Republic with "Eastern Europe", be prepared to get an earful!
I can offer no better compliment to the meal than to say that, two days later, we changed our dinner plans at a very swanky restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake to return to the Red Chateau for a second helping. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and heartily recommend this little known gem to anyone who understands and appreciates good food.

My experience wasn't as great as the people here. I have to admit that this restaurant is special because it's a very old vintage house. However, it's very dark and noisy if there're many people. I went there with my boyfriend and there was another table with 10 people. Although the owner was very nice, she seems to be unfamiliar with the wine list. After we placed our order, we had been waiting for 1 hour and 30 mins for our food to be arrived!! We almost fell asleep while waiting. The food was ok. I believe there are restaurants serve better food than this one.

We has already dined at the "german" restaurant in town and were rather disappointed at how far their standards had fallen. So while driving around we spotted this GEM of Central European dining. My wife was born and raised in Czecho-Slovakia and said the food was the best she has ever had at reasonable prices. I hope this place catches on because places like this are hard to find. The owner herself gave us personal attention. I can't remember having a better restaurant experience.

It was our third time at Red Chateau and the food seems to get better and better each time! We have enjoyed everything we have ever eaten there and we love the fact that dishes are made from scratch! Each dish was mouth watering and incredibly memorable! We also enjoy the nice atmosphere and decor of the restaurant. Jarmila is a FABULOUS/CREATIVE chef and a very charming hostess. She always makes you feel welcome and it is such a pleasure to be in her presence. Check out this restaurant, which in our minds, has the BEST food in town! It is a hidden gem for now, but we hope for not much longer! 

Order: numerous appetizers, wonderful main dishes and awesome deserts Wonderful restaurant.
So glad we found it during our stay. Most wonderful meal we had in Canada. 

This restaurant had a wide variety of food as well as very polite and helpful staff! I would recommend this restaurant to anybody and everybody! 

My family dined at the Red Chateau and loved every minute of it. Jarmila was welcoming and treated us like family. The food was excellent, and our 12 and 13 year old girls enjoyed the experience immensely. This restaurant was a charming respite from the tackiness surrounding the Falls.

The worst restaurant experience ever. The room was cold, the food undistinguished, service limited.
The "to die for" galic bread was a joke, a slice of rye bread with butter and GARLIC SALT.
Way over priced, avoid and go some where better,MacDonalds, Harveys, Wendy's

As entrees, we had the lamb served with bread dumplings and cabbage salad and the Salmon Gypsy made to my spice level preference. The salmon was served with green peppers and cherry tomatoes and rainbow garnish which consists of cabbage salad, marinated red and green peppers and purple cabbage salad. For dessert, we had the crepes filled with organic mulberry jam and the moka torte. It was our third time at Red Chateau and the food seems to get better and better each time! We have enjoyed everything we have ever eaten there and we love the fact that dishes are made from scratch! Each dish was mouth watering and incredibly memorable! We also enjoy the nice atmosphere and decor of the restaurant. Jarmila is a FABULOUS/CREATIVE chef and a very charming hostess. She always makes you feel welcome and it is such a pleasure to be in her presence. Check out this restaurant, which in our minds, has the BEST food in town! It is a hidden gem for now, but we hope for not much longer!

First off, the place is located in a sketchy part of Niagara. There is no parking available so we had to park on the street. The lighting in the place was very dark and the music was very creepy. We were the only guests that night and after signing the guest book it appeared that we had been the only ones to have visited in nearly a week. The appetizers and dinner were pretty good; however the desserts that everyone bragged over actually tasted slightly freezer burned. When the menu states that desserts are made "from scratch daily" its hard to believe that with such a low number of guests that this is possible. I would only recommend visiting this place during the day and with a large group of people. The service was great b/c we were the only ones there and the chef was also the waitress. She was very kind and it was hard to say anything negative while we where there or to write it in her guest book. Just felt that other travelers should be aware that this place is not all that everyone one has made it sound to be.

Had lunch at the Red Chateau and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food and excellent service. All meals made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Desserts are absolutely the best. There is a pastry shop on the premises with delicious goodies that you can take home and enjoy. Try this restaurant once and you will be back. Prices are also very reasonable. We need more restaurants like this in Niagara. 

Wonderful food - romantic ambiance, nice wine, we really enjoyed everything down to decadent dessert. Thanks for the fantastic birthday dinner! We will be back!

My wife and I found the food in this European Restaurant to be excellent and reasonably priced. While small, the dining room is cosy with a pleasing ambience. The owner and Chef serves "made from scratch food" and provides attentive service. It is well worth a visit.

Celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary, Ruby and I were downright impressed with the decor, the service, and the food. The food! I saw the advertisement on the internet, looking for a French restaurant. We received what we were looking for. The pork tenderloins were superb! 

Thank you for a great dinner - the food was great, the atmosphere fantastic, the service attentive and the taste was to die for.

Very small-seats maybe 20 ppl elbow to elbow. Makes for noisy surroundings. Very overrated web reviews--beware its all hype. No water at table, bread charged per slice, no butter. Grisly thick schnitzel, overcooked tough, saurbratten. Must be a problem..sign in window looking for staff. Definitely not fine dining & we're extremely disappointed.

OVERPRICED ... OVERPRICED ... OVERPRICED 
located in an old house that consist of 3 parts, lower part divided to restaurant and bakery, upper level looks like its the residence of the owner, the owner will be your host/cook/server (may be same in the bakery), food was good (but not super unusual as some mentioned), my main complain is the food is OVERPRICED for the portions you get, we got 2 small portions, we paid 60$, looks like few people dine in that place, it is dark inside as if you in a pub or bar, im not going back because I can get same or better food quality for less price, for breakfasts Lido Market is the best breakfast in Niagara

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