There are several restaurants in Niagara Falls, Canada, of course, which have chosen to capitalize on one of the world's most famous scenic vistas.

For those who like to view and chew, here's a taste of where to do it.
Edgewater's Tap & Grill is one of the Niagara Parks Commission's restaurants. The second-floor dining room features indoor and outdoor dining. Farther upriver, overlooking the American Falls across the gorge, stands The Secret Garden . Several hotels on Fallsview Boulevard at the top of the bluff overlooking the Falls have restaurants on their upper floors. Try The Watermark Restaurant on the 34th floor of the Hilton Hotel or Terrapin Grille, the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview's restaurant . Finally, the two observation towers each have a fallsview dining room. The Konica Minolta Tower Centre, which hosts the Ramada Plaza Fallsview Hotel, has the Pinnacle Restaurant. You'll find this retro structure tucked in between recently constructed high-rise blocks, but don't be fooled the views from the hotel rooms, observation deck, and restaurant are unobstructed. The distinctive Skylon Tower  has a revolving restaurant that completes each revolution in 1 hour, giving you a view of the Falls for approximately half that time.

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6361 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Canada  905-353-7138

Dinner reservations required. Main courses $12-$28 

The Watermark Restaurant CONTINENTAL CUISINE On the 33rd and 34th floor of the Hilton, enjoy fallsview dining in the innovative atmosphere of Watermark, complete with aquariums, vaulted ceilings, and 5.5m-tall (18-ft.) windows to capture the panorama. The menu is heavy on the beef. Lighter fare includes a vegetarian fet-tuccine; roasted Atlantic salmon with golden vegetable caviar, red pepper cream, and watercress coulis; and grilled breast of chicken with a forest mushroom demi. Desserts are heavy English-style bread pudding, chocolate fudge cake, and apple pie bundles with cinnamon ice cream.


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The Keg STEAKHOUSE. This chain restaurant will pleasantly surprise you. Steak comes cooked just the way you like it it's their specialty. Choose from steak combinations with ribs and seafood or try the impeccable steak cuts such as sirloin, New York, and prime rib. But don't hold back. Try other mouthwatering items such as the baked garlic shrimp or the crab, Parmesan, and spinach dip. Baked goat cheese is warm and smooth, while steak and lobster even though it's Atlantic frozen is a real indulgence. Yes, it's a steakhouse, but you'll leave impressed expect a little more.

Main courses $17-$43


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6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G3W6. 905-374-5170



6342 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, Canada 905-356-2217. Reservations recommended. Main courses $10-$20. May 5-Oct 29 11:30am-9pm daily Extended summer hours, call ahead.

Edgewater's Tap & Grill AMERICAN CUISINE If you want to dine almost within reach of the Falls in the open air rather than sealed behind glass at the top of a mutli-story tower, head to Edgewater's on a warm day and rest your weary bones on their huge second-floor patio. The balcony railings are bursting with flower-bedecked planters throughout the summer months, and breezes waft around the shaded deck. The menu features sturdy, reliable North American fare, such as half a barbecued chicken with french fries and baked beans, or grilled sirloin steak. Try the deep fried calamari tender meat enveloped in a crisp batter. The spring rolls are tasty, too. During the busiest season, June until August, aim for an early lunch or dinner before the crowds arrive. You'll get your pick of the tables and by extension the best views. Downstairs on the main floor is the more casual Riverview Market Eatery.

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Overlooking Niagara Falls, the Terrapin Grille in the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa, presents an elegant atmosphere, award-winning cuisine and a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls. Featuring succulent steak and seafood entrées, an extensive wine list and delectable dessert selections, the Terrapin Grille serves up the perfect atmosphere to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic evening. Take in the spectacular Fireworks displays over the Falls while you dine at the Terrapin Grille, every Friday and Saturday evening (May-September)

6740 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-888-501-8916

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Dining has never been so beautiful with view from the Pinnacle Restaurant, which is located on top of the Konica Minolta Tower Centre. And the meals are equally pleasing to the eye - your lunch includes salad, potato, garden fresh vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea or soft drink, and a choice of entree.  Entree selections include a 6-ounce charbroiled NY strip steak, 6-ounce boneless grain-fed chicken breast, or 6-ounce roasted Atlantic salmon with teriyaki glaze.  And don't forget to bring a camera - before or after your meal, you'll be able to view the scenery from the Konica Minolta Tower's observation deck.

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Of these offerings, the better food is probably found at Watermark and Terrapin Grille, but expect to pay dearly for it. Reservations are recommended at all of these locations to avoid disappointment. Check the time of the illuminations before booking if you intend for one to be an integral part of your dinner.

2005-2006 Niagara Restaurant Guide