The Garrison House, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Garrison House L_DThe Garrison House is one of Niagara’s great meeting places. The service is terrific and the food is honest and delicious. It also turns out to be a ‘local’ for many of the region’s winemakers and chefs. It’s a really fun place! 

Owner David Watt with partner Leigh Atherton calls their menus “modern Canadian cuisine” celebrating the ethnic diversity of Canada. Over his culinary career Dave’s experienced and cooked globally from being the personal chef to the late King Huessein of Jordan to the Executive Chef on Holland America’s Windstar Cruise Line, sailing from Athens to Istanbul. He and Leigh are two of the coolest restaurateurs I’ve ever met. Their chef, Graeme Desjarlais,  is fully in sync.  His background is Ontario-based but Niagara is absolutely ‘home’. He did his culinary training just down the road at Niagara College’s Food & Wine Institute. 

Opened in 2012, Garrison House could hardly be better located… across from Jackson-Triggs with it’s fabulous summer concert series, and Status Vineyard with its multi-award-winning wines.

Ontario ingredients are front and centre on the menus at every time of year… Pingue prosciutto, St. David’s peppers and Ontario buffalo milk mozzarella. Cumbrae Farms Yorkshire pork T-bone steak is glazed with Oast House beer mustard from just down Highway 55.  The oysters are fresh, the salads imaginative and the desserts are rich and delicious.  There’s always a great Canadian cheese platter.  The wine list is local and it’s possible that when you have a beer, the brewer will be sitting nearby.

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Contact Garrison  House at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.

Contactez Garrison House directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.

Garrison House,
111C, Unit 2,
Garrison Village Drive
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S 1J0

T: 905-468-4000


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