People’s Choice Award

Air Canada enRoute Best New Restaurant in Canada 2016

Top 10 Out Of Town Restaurants

Toronto Life top 10 best out of town restaurants for 2018

Quietly tucked away in an uptown NOTL small strip mall is one of Canada’s leading restaurants, backhouse offers an 18-seat chef’s bar where you can engage with and watch the chefs in action, or a warm and inviting 42-seat dining room.

Upon finding Backhouse the glow of the wood-fired grill & aroma of the brick oven lets guests know that they are not just out for dinner but rather embarking on a culinary journey of somewhereness. We offer continuously evolving tasting menus with a commitment to integrated cool climate cuisine & enlightened hospitality.

backhouse - Behind the Chefs Counter
backhouse Plating Food

backhouse is a detailed and labour intensive restaurant.

Our staff tends to our farm daily and delivers vegetables still warm from the sun. We cook fresh every day and preserve that which we can’t for the winter months. We source ethically raised meat, do our own in-house butchery, and cook over an open fire. We hand-craft and bake fresh daily our sourdough bread. We produce our own cheese and culture our own butter. We source local fruits and nuts for our house-made desserts. We craft seasonal, artisanal cocktails and boast a highly curated international wine list.


242 Mary Street
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

Dinner Hours




Lunch Hours

Saturday – Sunday