The Wild Mushroom Bar & Grill was a place I have always wanted to try ever since I spotted the cute name. It's located on Victoria street at the top of Clifton Hill, right next door to Nightmares Fear Factory. We were on our way to visit some attractions, and decided to stop in for a quick drink and warm up. We didn't try anything from their menu, as we were planning dinner later at the Beef Baron, but it sure smelled good!
The first thing you noticed, was the coziness of this lower level pub. We then spotted all the American dollar bills on the ceiling. Our friendly bartender told us she actually counted them the one day. Somewhere in the range of over $4000. There are a few rare Canadian one and two dollar bills also. In Canada coins replaced the paper bills. They are called the loonie($1) and the toonie($2). We spent a few hours chatting with the staff and owner and the many tourists who stop in for a relaxing drink or snack while visiting the falls attractions. We did wish that the beautiful fireplace had been lit, as it would have added more ambiance to this already charming place.
This will certainly be a place we will visit every time we go back to the falls. Cozy surroundings and friendly service and alot of fun!
The Beef Baron Restaurant*****
5019 Centre Street
This was our third trip back to the Beef Baron Restaurant. It is one of your more reasonably priced restaurants in Niagara, with good food and plenty of dinner selections. Their prime rib is always on special and very tasty. And if you like horseradish, it WILL open your sinuses.
You can choose from full course dinners, seafood, steaks, and many combo selections. We both decided on the french onion soup to warm us up after our walk from the hotel on this cold, windy February night. The taste of the soup was excellent, but I was a bit dissapointed in the very hard piece of bread, with not enough cheese floating on top. When I tried to break the bread, all the soup spashed out of the bowl. I even had trouble cutting the bread with my steak knife. There are very few places where I will finish a whole bowl of French Onion Soup, and this was not one of them. I have to have enough cheese and bread in it, to get some in every spoonful. My husband did finish the whole basket of fresh bread on the table, by dipping it in his soup. Back in Pennsylvania at the Ovalon Restaurant, they even give you sissors to cut the cheese. I guess I'm spoiled!
We both chose the prime rib special for $14.99. If we had arrived earlier, they had an early bird special for $13.99. It came with mashed potatoes, but we opted for the baked, which the waitress came around with sour cream to top it off. Quick and friendly service, we always make it a point to have a dinner at The Beef Baron Restaurant!
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- Our reviews from February 2008
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- Our annual trip to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
- Niagara Falls - Best Western Fireside Inn
- A stopover in Niagara Falls on our way to PA and Atlantic City
- Days Inn -Center Street - Niagara Falls
- A review from November 2005 for an overnight stay at the Days Inn
- Nightmares Fear Factory
- Official Website of Nighmares Fear Factory