Pinnacle Restaurant - Niagara Falls

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Cuisine: Casual
6732 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3W6 Canada   905-356-1501

       
   

Amazing! The Pinnacle is simply that. Pinnacle Platter ***** Warm-water sea scallops and gulf shrimp sauteed in a lemon Pernod cream sauce. Accompanied with a smoked salmon-rose overlay on a toasted crouton with Bermuda onions, fresh capers and dill weed. Finished with a Cajun crayfish. $15.95 CDN

The Pinnacle Restaurant sits atop the Minolta Tower providing a spectacular view of Niagara Falls. Unfortunately, the food fails to match the view. We had lunch at the retaurant recently. The grilled chicken on foccacia that my companion ordered was tender and delicious, but the hamburger I received was the usual hockey puck style burger one would see in a cafeteria, although with a niced bun and condiments.

First of all, the restaurant was not nearly as nice as it looked in the pictures on the website. The staff refused to give us a seat with a good view, so one of us was overlooking a parking lot. Then we were given cheap paper menus that were stained with others' food. Then I had to return the salmon I bought because the rice was overcooked and a complete mushy mess. The smoked chicken gnocci, however, was very good, and I was given that as substitute. the desserts were also fairly good, though the turtle cake tasted like it was just taken out of the freezer. Overall, not worth the $$ and would NOT go back.

This place has an excelent view of the falls, its really romantic to have a dinner with the falls, but I think that the food is just average and the service is just below average.
We ordered the spring rolls that were very good. My wife ordered the salmon that was good and I ordered the linguine. I always eat everything that I order, but this was the exception. It was a lot of pasta and it wasnt good, Olive´s Garden pasta is by far better than this one.
And the service, well... we got wet wine glasses, we were infront the front desk and we saw at least 3 couples waiting for somebody for a while to welcome them to the restaurant, we have to wait a little more than usual for getting our food.
I think that this was a great restaurant that need to put a little attention to this topics in order to be great again.
One positive thing: The view of the fireworks from here is fantastic!!! A couple just arrived and ordered a dessert, view the fireworks and left the restaurant... good tip!

Went after seeing it was renovated on Restaurant Makeover. Great view of the falls, food was excellent, and service was attentive.

Wonderful from beginning to end. The view is worth the price of admission. My seared scallops were superb. Ceasar Salad was crisp, large with crunchy bacon and dressing that was light and tasty. We ended with a Vanilla Creme Brulee. Perfect. Prices are actually better than at the chain road houses across the street (Tony Roma's, My Cousin Vinny's, and Copacabana) Everything in this hotel/restaurant is being changed and updated. Get in before the crowds make it impossible.

Exceptionally overrated. The good: The view is amazing. Almost every table in the restaurant has a fantastic view of the falls. The service was good...but there were only 3 tables seated in the entire place. The bad: For those looking for fine dining, this is not the place. The pictures on the website do not reflect the atmosphere we encountered. Don't worry about a dress code. Jeans and a T-shirt will suffice...even at dinner. The meal was at best "average". As one reviewer put it "the food fails to match the view", and to that I would add the atmosphere as well. No joke. Overall, a disappointing experience...and our standards aren't unrealistically high.

We were disappointed with the food and atmosphere at this restaurant. Service was average and food was below our expectations for the price we paid. View was simply beautiful. I like the tip about coming for dessert and fireworks. Good call.

 

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