Friday, December 11, 2009

Niagara Falls: Elements on the Falls Restaurant

For those of you who don't know, I moved out of Los Angeles in June. You can read my farewell Los Angeles entry I posted back shortly after leaving. I took a month long trip through Southeast Asia, which I just recently finished chronicling. Now I am based on New York City, but I went on a quick trip up to Canada before settling down. The above picture is from my visit to Niagara Falls, where I ate at the Elements on the Falls restaurant.


The restaurant is on the Canada side of Niagara Falls. My family and I drove up through New York to get to the U.S. side. I did in fact go on the Maid of the Mist boat tour that Jim and Pam took on the wedding episode of the office. After getting out of the water, I had lunch with a wonder view overlooking the horseshoe falls.

Elements was the nicer of the dining options at Niagara Falls next to the water. The town itself is a tourist trap, but it's still a thrill to see the waterfall. Food was mediocre, but the view made a pleasant lunch. Also, the large viewing windows allowed some great lighting for the food.

Spinach, artichoke, asiago dip with garlic rosemary flatbread - CAD$12.95

Pasta primavera - CAD$16.25

NY sirloin steak, button mushrooms, fries - CAD$19.95

Even if the food lacked much substance, the presentation was nice. You pay for the view, the falls and the food, and that's worth the money.



mattatouille said...

we do miss you aaron, hope you're doing well with your studies! nice pics of the falls, i haven't been there in over ten years.

gourmetpigs said...

A lunch overlooking Niagara falls? That's pretty cool. View is worth quite a bit, especially in these tourist traps, and Niagara falls beats the view from the Getty anyday.

Dave -nibbleanibble said...

Having lived in Los Angeles my entire life I couldn't imagine a better place to live. However, I do wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy living in the Big Apple.

Aaron said...

Matt: As far as majestic sights in the US, I think Niagara Falls is up there with the Grand Canyon.

Burumun: I've never actually eaten at the Getty restaurant, though I still enjoy the garden up there. It's just sad when you can see a layer of smog though.

Dave: Thanks for the send off. LA is definitely a fun place to eat. I'll be sure to return from time to time.

Kung Food Panda said...

Can't wait for Le Bernardin in NYC in 2 weeks with you Aaron! I really enjoyed the fall, but my buddies and I just ate at Tim Horton's and filled up with some BBQ in Rochester later on. The food around the falls wasn't appealing...