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.

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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.

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5 comments:

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.

burumun 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...