Friday, July 01, 2011

Skylon Tower Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room, Niagara Falls, Canada

The Skylon Tower restaurant offers a buffet with probably one of the most magnificent views in the world. Let me tell you right now that I have not been to this buffet - I cannot review the quality or taste of the food. As I often do, I want to share with you an unusual buffet experience - even if I have not been able to dine there.

I learned about this buffet from several people who have been to it and said how good it is. A comment was also made that it is expensive - and looking into it - yes, it is. The buffet costs $39.99 Canadian Dollars per adult and $15.00 per child for dinner. Lunch is $27.50 and $12.50 for children. So we shall set aside the price and concentrate on what you are getting - because not only are you having what I have been told is a fine buffet meal but you are also sitting in a restaurant up in the air on a tower that overlooks Niagara Falls. That alone has all buffets beat for atmosphere. There is a menu restaurant that revolves on Skylon Tower also. I do not believe that the buffet restaurant revolves - so if a revolving restaurant is not something you would enjoy (I know I would not) then give them a call before you go to make sure that the buffet restaurant is stationary and does not go around and around, no matter how slowly...

The dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm in "season". This generally means June to August, maybe September. All other times of the year there is a buffet brunch on Sundays.

The dinner includes a salad bar with mixed greens and salad toppings, a selection of prepared salads, mixed seafood salads, and Marinated Gravelax. Entrees on the buffet are Whole Poached Fresh Salmon, Crab Legs, Baby Shrimp with Seafood Sauce, Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus, a changing chicken entree, a pasta entree, rice pilaf, roasted potatoes, and assorted fresh vegetables.

On the dessert table there are assorted cheeses (this is very continental to have cheese for dessert), fresh fruit salad, fresh strawberries, and assorted cakes and pastries. I can't be more specific as I have not been there.

The beverage that is included with the buffet is coffee, tea, or milk. No unlimited sodas here.

The lunch buffet is exactly the same as the dinner offerings at the lower price and is served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

With dinner you get free admission to the Skylon Tower attraction and also free admission to the indoor and outdoor observation decks. These have separate admissions to the general public so if you were planning on seeing this attraction on the Canadian side of the Falls then your dinner or lunch buffet is more reasonably priced as it includes those admissions.

Reservations are recommended and you can make them on their website which is listed at the side of this page.

The Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room is located in the Skylon Tower, 5200 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada L2G 2A3 Phone 1-905-356-2651 and Toll Free in North America 1-877-4SKYLON (1-877-475-9566).

If any of our readers have dined here, please comment.


RemixedCat said...

I ate at the other restaurant in the skylon tower! It was awesome! It was hella expensive though... but worth it! I went there in the year 2001. the view was epic!!! I'd love to go back there! It's funny cause I don't remember the food much but I remember the experience!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I ate at the buffet a couple of years ago for dinner for our anniversary. We sat right in full view of the falls all lit up at night. The most incredible and romantic setting ever! The food was seriously the most phenomenal food I've ever eaten at any buffet and totally worth every penny! The free admission to the observation deck was a definate plus too! I would recommend this to everyone visiting Niagara Falls!