BISTRO SIX ONE
61-63 Queen Street, Niagara on the Lake, On., (905) 468-2532, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week
On a cool, but sunny March afternoon my wife and I decided to take a drive to one of our favourite tourist places, Niagara on the Lake. It is a quaint and historic village that has the famous Shaw theatre, along with a variety of boutiques and restaurants. Being the off season for tourists, some shops were closed, but the restaurants were all open. We decided to try Bistro Six One after reading their menu posted near the front door.
The inside has a variety of booth seating which we like.
Located in the centre of Ontario's wine region, restaurants here tend to feature the local wineries in their wine lists. We chose our favourite local wine from Jackson Triggs, their Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend VQA, a full bodied red with a rich flavour.
The menu has a nice variety to choose from including wood oven pizza, sandwiches, salads and mains.
Since it was late afternoon, we decided on a salad and sandwich. We both chose the Caesar salad. The romaine was fresh and crisp, the bacon was real and the parmesan cheese and croutons were delicious.
For her sandwich, my wife chose the ham and brie melt on multigrain bread. It had thin layers of smoked ham, soft brie cheese and a wonderful pepper jelly that was very tasty. It was accompanied by a mound of french fries.
I decided on the grilled chicken ciabatta. It had tender grilled chicken, lettuce, bacon and cheese. The bread was crisp and fresh and the sandwich was excellent. It too, was served with fries.
It was a wonderful meal in a peaceful restaurant with nice music and good wine. We will definitely be back again.