A dream-like landscape of dense, tropical flora � punctuated by wild animal calls � distinguishes this intriguing eatery, which also features cascading waterfalls, saltwater fish, and primitive hand-carved furniture. Still, amid the exoticism, folks can enjoy a menu of familiar favorites such as burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, seafood, steaks, and salads, with an international flair that will have even young diners enjoying something delicious. For kids of all ages, watch as favorite rainforest characters come to life and romp among the tables. A "retail village" holds the promise of exotic gifts for the whole family.
Melaina's expert tip: Ask to sit beside the gorillas in the back corner of the restaurant, the kids will love it and you will feel as if you're back in the rainforest.
Step into the 'old country' when you walk into Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill & Restaurant. Not only will you feel like family here, but you will also be able to enjoy a whole lot of home-made Italian cooking at this spot. With an extensive menu, you may sway your order between one of the many delicious plates Johnny Rocco's serves up daily.
Melaina's expert tip: Order a pizza or two for the whole family, the wood-oven pizzas are a sure hit.
At Napoli Ristorante there mantra is "he who eats well, lives well", and when you leave this restaurant you will certainly have eaten very well. The menu is filled to the brim with delicate home-made Italian recipes finished the perfect way. The atmosphere is ever so elegant and intimate, this is the perfect spot for a first date or dinner with loved ones. From the second you enter Napoli's you will feel like family with its welcoming staff and old world charm. Using only the freshest ingredients Head Chef, Andrea Falone, is all about ensuring the meals are rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, with a whole lot of passion placed in each dish.
Melaina's expert tip: The Antipasto Misto is the perfect dish to order to start the meal off. With Feliciano's house cured prosciutto, capicolla, sausage and assorted Italian cheeses, this is the perfect appetizer to share.
Admittedly touristy, this familiar enterprise pays tribute to everybody from Elvis to the Beatles with an abundance of memorabilia, an enormous guitar bar and music videos. While you check it all out, dig into a plate of nachos, a chicken club, a burger (there are even turkey and vegetarian versions), ribs, fajitas, a steak or the catch of the day. Finish it all with a hot fudge brownie and you're good to go again. Depending on your itinerary and mobility, you can also catch the Hard Rock on the American side.
Melaina's expert tip: Don't forget to order the hot fudge brownie, this is truly one of the best desserts Niagara Falls has to offer.
Deemed as 'Your Neighborhood Favorite' this restaurant certainly caters to each and every person that walks through its doors. Continually catering to locals and tourists alike this joint serves up a whole lot of delicious dishes that anybody will love. From everything to juicy ribs to fully loaded nachos you will truly be able to sit back and relax while hanging out at this restaurant. The franchise has just added 16 new dishes to their menu which include anything from crispy flat breads to mouthwatering pastas that cater to a healthier crowd. So whether you're looking to meet some locals or enjoy a meal on the patio, this restaurant is one for the taking.
Melaina's expert tip: If you're here in the summer months then ask to sit on the patio. It's the perfect spot for you to enjoy a delicious lunch all the while people-watching.
Montana's Cookhouse is one of the best spots in Niagara Falls to kick back and relax for the afternoon. Located on the top of Clifton Hill this is certainly the spot to enjoy a delicious lunch to fill all those hungry bellies that have been touring Niagara Falls since the wee hours of the morning. Montana's of course known for its superb steaks, is the spot to get a mouth-watering steak at a pretty reasonable price. With a mantra of having fun all the while at this spot, Montana's is a sure hit among anyone who walks through its doors.
Melaina's expert tip: With a 15-minute lunch menu, if you are in a rush to eat, then this is the perfect spot for you as they are truly good to their word of being 15 minutes or less. But of course if you're in the market for a nice long lunch, than Montana's is of course happy to have you!
Looking for it to be Friday the second you arrive in Niagara Falls? If so, TGI Friday's is awaiting your arrival, and of course has your table all ready for you. At TGI Friday's you will not only experience the up most in service but dabble into a perfect lunch with no worries in the world. As everyday is Friday here, TGI Friday's continually ensures its guests are looked after the second they walk into the door, and with an ever so extensive menu, this is the perfect spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the view.
Melaina's expert tip: Using The infamous Jack Daniel's sauce is a perfect way to grill anything, and at TGI Friday they sure know how to use this sauce perfectly. Try anyone of the Jack Daniel's sauce meals, and you will fall in love with Jack Daniel's once again.
Casa Vostra is not only a local favourite, is a place for you to come to step into a world far, far away. If you have ever wanted to vacation to Tuscany, then this is the restaurant for you. Be welcomed with open arms with not only the freshest Italian ingredients, but unique displays of just how wonderful Italian cooking is. Chef Angelo is ready to take you on a Tuscan food ride like never before. With an extensive menu the food will surely take you back to a simpler time, Italian style.
Melaina's expert tip: Weekends fill up very quickly, so be sure to call ahead and book a reservation for this famous local and tourist Italian restaurant.
If you are one to dive into a delicious meal all the while enjoying a most memorable view, than The Terrapin Grille located at The Marriott Fallsview hotel is the perfect spot for you. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here and take in some of the most freshest ingredients any restaurant provides. Focusing on regional harvests and selections of the finest Niagara wines, this restaurant is the perfect twist to traditional Asian cuisine.
Melaina's expert tip: The Tangy Thai Chicken Stirfry is a perfect dish that combines unique flavors along with a perfect masterpiece of a dish. Be sure to try it!
At Mai Vi you will experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine like no other. When venturing off here, the restaurant just a short drive from Niagara Falls, is a perfect spot to fully enjoy fresh, exciting flavors all the while stepping into a quaint restaurant. As we all know Vietnamese food is some of the freshest and healthiest on the planet, this restaurant boasts a modern flair to a traditional, delectable cuisine.
Melaina's expert tip: With a sweet and savory lunch menu choose from any item and you will certainly be delighted at the fresh flavors.