The classically trained sushi chefs at Watami split their time between crafting familiar orders of maki and sashimi from seasonal ingredients and inventing their own signature dishes. The restaurant’s idiosyncratic creations include a roll of ginger and wasabi wrapped with salmon rather than traditional packing tape, as well as special rolls made with baked red snapper, diced tomatoes, or mango. Additionally, the kitchen's chefs can pan-fry or simmer hot Japanese entrees such as chicken teriyaki and seafood fried rice.
A cornucopia of savoury delights awaits diners at Encore! (formerly Ali Baba Steakhouse), where fresh, local ingredients are spun into a tapestry of thoughtfully prepared steaks, salads, fish, poultry, sandwiches, and more. Casual encounters may prefer Encore!’s lounge area where live jazz struts its artful dissonance Friday and Saturday nights in a sidecar with cocktails ($7–$9), beers ($3–$5) and martinis ($8). Intimate affairs of the heart or limbic system or may prefer the dining room, where professional service is on tap for lunch or dinner. Encore!’s flavour-fondling dishes—including duck confit springrolls ($10), grilled 8 oz. AAA beef tenderloin au poivre ($33), and lobster & chorizo papardelle ($24)—feed the soul via the mouth, an optimal place to store sips of Encore!’s dozens of red and white wine bottle selections ($29+) or an auxiliary stomach.
Angie's Kitchen sprang to life nearly 50 years ago when Bill and Angie Graham converted part of their home into a country-style restaurant, where a menu of hearty comfort fare warms guests. Fish 'n' chips, Angie's acclaimed dish, star battered and fried pieces of cod planked by house-made rolls, potato, or rice pilaf, and a GPS-device directed trip to the salad bar. Chefs crack three eggs before layering spinach, onion, and feta to create the vegetarian omelette and assemble hot sandwiches by glazing choice of meat and house-made bread with ladlings from the area's rich, natural gravy springs. After enjoying a meal inside the wood-accented dining room or outside on the sun-spewed patio, gourmands can wander to nearby attractions, including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and a local man who can lick his elbows.
Mongolian Grill, chefs usher piles of fresh veggies, meats, and seafood across an enormous, sizzling griddle. Patrons hand-select fresh ingredients from a long buffet line, heaping plates and outdated LPs with their preferred veggies and proteins and garnishing them with a medley of sauces and spices. Seats surround the grill, allowing patrons to observe chefs as they deftly fling fixings with long, wooden sticks. Guests can also saunter over to the martini lounge, Outer Mongolia, and sip from more than 25 tropical and classic martinis or stay seated at the grill to sip, provided they have an extra-long straw.
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.