A mere sandwich throw from Niagara Falls, East Side Mario's is found within the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Fallsview Hotel, directly across the street from Fallsview Casino. Below elegant chandeliers, Mario's red and white checked tablecloths support grilled salmon, juicy steak, and Italian-imported pastas slathered in spicy arrabbiata or pesto alfredo. The doors of the kitchen part as servers emerge bearing Sicilian-style pizzas fresh from the sweltering interior of a stone oven.
Through the steam rising from Mario's all-you-can-eat garlic homeloaf, diners can peer at the framed mirrors hanging on gold walls. After enjoying wine or cocktails at Mario's polished wooden bar, guests can question servers about Four Points hotel accommodations or the strength needed to hurl a pizza across Niagara Falls and into the mouth of a waiting American.
Though many restaurants feature expansive wine lists, The Braywick Bistro’s is essentially infinite. That’s because its array of local and international wines is supplemented by a bring-your-own-wine policy—with a $20 corkage fee—that allows patrons to enjoy any varietal they desire. That flexibility is important, since the menu ranges from hearty, European-inspired dishes of chicken carbonara and gorgonzola-stuffed portobello mushrooms to the lighter tropical flavors of prawn-laced pad thai and mango-topped mahi-mahi. The cuisine’s global aromas suffuse the bistro’s dining room, where nature-themed photography and wheatgrass centerpieces evoke the same freshness that suffuses each dish’s ingredients and each waiter’s bonsai hairstyle.
Each chef and baker at Sebastian’s Market has his or her own strong culinary foundation, and together they bring more than 100 years of experience to the table. The team works amicably together to assemble the market’s catering menus, which range from simple appetizers, crudité, and fruit trays to full meals complete with hot entrees, salad, desserts, and an ambidextrous waiter. Sandwich trays stack local, free-range deli meats and sliced cheddar or swiss cheese atop breads that are made from scratch in Sebastian’s bakery. In addition to catering services, two full retail stores sell prepared foods and pastries from long refrigerated cases.
Canadian Pupeseria House's chefs craft casual Salvadoran and Mexican fare infused with Canadian ingredients. The restaurant specializes in crisped pupusas, corn tortillas hand stuffed with savoury ingredients, griddled, and served with dill-seasoned cabbage. Diners can freely mix and match the Canadian—stuffed with back bacon, cheese, mushrooms, and peppers—with cheese and beans-filled Salvadoran originals or Mexican-style pork, beef, or chicken tacos. Grilled beef arrives to tables covered, like a nascent fairy, in gravy, and chicken breast seeks shelter under a layer of mushrooms in cream sauce, with side of rice, salad, or potatoes. Celebrate a successful meal in the bright yellow-walled dining room by sipping hot coffee or chugging a baker’s dozen of flavoured jarritos near the exposed brick fireplace.
Chefs at HeyDayz whip up a vast menu of delicately spiced burgers, fried seafood, and seven sauce-soaked poutine platters. The basic burger ensconces a juicy beef patty atop a fresh kaiser bun crowned with red onion and tomato, inviting hands to break from cat's-cradle competitions and hold the hefty burger in a loving embrace. For an additional fee, patrons can also invite cheddar cheese or bacon strips to mingle atop their patty. Dining companions also nosh on french fries and spoon up creamy coleslaw to smother lingering hunger pangs.
The scent of fish frying has welcomed visitors to the original Walkers restaurant since they opened in 1944. The tradition has continued as three additional locations have opened including HeyDayz. Inside the cozy family dining room, guests can order fresh halibut, haddock, cod, or pollock to the fryer, or dine on one of several gourmet burgers or sandwiches on the menu. Plates are rounded out with made from scratch starters such as bacon poutine or mushy peas, a classic British supplement to fish-and-chips.