THE RESTAURANT AT PENINSULA RIDGE
The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge is set in an historic “Queen Anne Revival” Victorian mansion perched on the brow of the Beamsville Bench. The property is stunning with breathtaking views of the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario and of course the Winery’s pristine vineyard. The restaurant features a great outdoor patio for dining during long summer days and nights.
The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge offers a fun, casual fine dining experience. Our seasonal menus feature fresh, local foods paired with a selection of our wines. The restaurant has 65 seats indoors and provides an intimate fine dining experience.
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
What made you want to be a chef?
My first Job was as a dishwasher at the age of 16. After three months I began learning to cook. I loved the environment and the fast pace of the kitchen and never looked back from there.
Where did you train, go to school? Experience?
At the age of 25, I attended the Niagara College Apprenticeship Program. Over the years, I have been an owner/operator of both a sports bar, and a casual fine dining restaurant.
Highlights of the job?
The biggest highlight so far was at the age of 29, I spent 13 months in Afghanistan cooking for the Canadian Military.
Name 3 kitchen tools you can’t do without.?
Good people with the right attitude, sharp knives, and a grill.
What is your key dish?
My favorite foods to prepare are inspired pastas, creative sauces, and grilled steaks.
What do you like the most- baking or cooking?
I prefer cooking over baking. I savor the rush of the kitchen’s fast paced environment and appreciate the pleasure good food brings to my customers.
Thoughts on your overall cooking philosophy?
To create great food, provide amazing service, and that makes for happy customers.
About you- Family, outside work activities, hobbies?
In my spare time, I like to golf. I enjoy cars, trucks, and family vacations. I have a lovely wife and two children, Emilie, 22 and Kyle 13. My favorite times are at home spent with them either by the pool or sitting down all together enjoying dinner. My kids don’t get to enjoy my cooking as often as they should…
Is the restaurant wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the main floor and patio are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance if you require dining on the main floor due to mobility restrictions.
Are the washrooms wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the main floor washroom is wheelchair accessible.
Is the patio shaded?
The patio is partially shaded – we offer a covered section and most tables are shaded by umbrellas. We do our utmost to accomodate all requests for shade, however our tables are first come, first serve and we cannot guarantee shade.
What is the dress code?
Casual to fine dining attire.
Are there drink options available other than wine?
Yes, the restaurant also offers non-alcoholic beverages, such as pop, juice, coffee and tea. Alongside cocktails, mixed drinks, a small selection of Beer and specialty coffees.
How do you make a reservation?
Reservations can be made over the phone by calling 905-563-0900 ext. 35 or online via Open Table.
What is the maximum group size?
Our upstairs dining section can accommodate a party of up to 15, reservations for groups over 6 are required. We also have our Coach House, a small function facility that is available to rent for larger groups. Our Coach House can seat up to 48 for a sit-down meal. If interested please visit our Coach House page for more information.
Do you accept walk-ins?
Yes, we accept walk-ins for groups of up to 6 guests until 2:30pm for lunch and 8pm for dinner. For groups of over 6, reservations are required.
Are there vegetarian / vegan / gluten-free options available?
The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge can customize for most dietary restrictions and needs. Please let your server know when ordering.
Is there a time limit per table?
We encourage our guests to relax and enjoy their meal; however, on special occasions or holidays, we may implement designated seating times.
Can we bring our own wine?
No outside food or drink is permitted.