About Us

Since opening our doors in May 2006, we have always been fascinated and
driven by the “farm-to-table” concept. To call the concept “farm-to-table”
new is incorrect – it has been considered the norm for all great
restaurants in Europe and many in the US over the past several decades. For
years, chefs have worked with their local suppliers and based their menus
upon the seasonal product of the region. We have undertaken the same
philosophy, emphasizing the best artisan producers from the Niagara region
and surrounding areas; using the restaurant to not only showcase our team’s
talent to our guests, but also showcase the individuals behind the

Our wine program is, and will always be, driven by Niagara. We are so
fortunate to be located in an area where world class wines are being
produced only minutes away. Smaller, quality-driven producers – such as
Five Rows, Leaning Post, Pearl Morissette and 2027 Cellars – are staples on
our list. We also have a small, but excellent selection of international
wines, with emphasis being placed on sustainable, organic, and biodynamic
offerings from smaller, family-run producers. Our sommelier
team will always be on hand to assist in enhancing our guests’
experience – not only at the restaurant, but also with their adventures
through wine country.

In the spring of 2018, we opened our bakery – Treadwell Bakery – next door
at 118 Queen Street. Following the same philosophies as the
restaurant, Treadwell Bakery showcases delicious seasonal pastries, fresh
bread and sandwiches (along with other sweet and savoury treats).

This past summer, we opened our new cafe and event space,
The Gate House, located at 142 Queen Street. Located in one of
Niagara on the Lake’s most historic properties, The Gate House
showcases fresh, seasonal cuisine in a relaxed and tranquil
atmosphere. With its large shaded terrace and sun-drenched
dining room overlooking Queen Street, it is the perfect place
to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner.
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Located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, our restaurant offers our guests an opportunity to experience the very best of Niagara food and wine.



Whether a catered event in the comfort of your own home or a wedding staged in the grandeur of a local winery, Treadwell can accommodate all of your special needs. We strive to customize an experience that will exceed your expectations. In the summer of 2019, Treadwell opened The Gate House, a beautiful event space set in one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic buildings.



Treadwell hosts and participates in a variety of a special wine and food events throughout the year.

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Spring 2021 Update

Due to the restrictions, indoor dining is currently not permitted. We will continue to monitor the provincial government’s guidelines and will update here when indoor dining will resume.

Event Catering and Weddings

Whether a dinner party in the comfort of your own home or a wedding staged in the grandeur of a local winery, The Treadwell Catering Company can accommodate all of your special needs.

Customized Events
Special events are the personal vision of the host. We strive to customize an experience that will exceed your expectations. A unique approach to food is delivered by the freshness of our produce.

Service with Style
Different events require different styles of service. Whether a full wedding reception, a casual cocktail party with passed hors doeuvres, or a formal six course tasting menu with wine pairings, we are the ideal partner to stage and execute your event.

The Treadwell Catering Company follows the “farm to table” concept of the restaurant and will bring freshness and creativity to your wedding or special event. No type of cuisine is too challenging. The style of menu – any configuration your imagination can think up – will be executed with elegance and precision. Seasonal ingredients will provide freshness and intensity of flavours that is unexpected in a catered meal.

Nothing is Impossible
We are experienced in small or large events, intimate or casual, professional or romantic. The Treadwell Catering Company will arrange everything according to your specifications – tables, chairs, tents, cutlery, china, wine. Our staff are rated as the finest in the region and will service your needs with knowledgeable professionalism. Whether a bartender to design and execute a signature cocktail for your wedding, service staff to ensure that you do not lift a finger at your dinner party, or a chef to personally serve unique creations or cook right in front of your eyes, our team lives and breathes hospitality.

NEW- The Gate House, Niagara-on-the-Lake (Wedding & Event Space – opening in Spring 2019)
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We are pleased to announce our new partnership with The Gate House as their exclusive events caterer! Whether an intimate corporate event or a wedding of up to 160 guests, Treadwell is able to cater a restaurant-style experience at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic buildings. Please contact us below for further information on The Gate House and the experiences we provide.

“Just wanted to thank Chef, yourself, and the rest of the team for an unforgettable wedding!! We absolutely had a blast and had so many compliments on the food.”
– Sherry Lin, Winery Wedding.

“Sarah and Chef, our mouths still water when we think of our wedding meal. We often find ourselves wondering when and if we will ever have that meal again. Everyone loved it!!”
– Lisa & Rolando, Winery Wedding.

Click here for more catering information or contact us at events@treadwellcuisine.com.


  • What better way to celebrate the new year than joining us at the restaurant or in the comfort of your own home. We will be offering a lovely multi-course tasting menu for curbside takeout, including a special “dinner for two” package.

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our team

Stephen Treadwell

Stephen Treadwell


Stephen Treadwell has trained in some of England, Switzerland, and Sweden’s finest kitchens. From 1988 to 1994, he was Chef de Cuisine at Auberge du Pommier in Toronto, considered one of the finest French restaurants in Canada. After the restaurant was named “Patron’s Pick” as “Best Restaurant in Toronto 1994”, Stephen left Auberge du Pommier for Niagara-on-the-Lake, becoming Executive Chef at Queen’s Landing Inn. Over the next eleven years, Stephen would not only establish the Tiara Dining Room at Queen’s Landing Inn as one of the top hotel restaurants in Canada (named “Best Restaurant in Southern Ontario” by Stir Magazine) but would also pioneer the concept of “Niagara Cuisine” with fellow chefs Michael Olsen, Mark Picone and Tony de Luca. Since opening Treadwell, Stephen has been inducted as “Chef of the Year” and a Fellow into the Ontario Hostelry Institute as well as being named 2009 “Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

James Treadwell

James Treadwell


Born and raised in Toronto, James Treadwell has trained in both Canada and the UK. After completing his studies at Carleton University, he decided to pursue a career in wine. He completed his Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and worked as Sommelier at Queen’s Landing Inn in Niagara on the Lake. In 2005, James moved to England and worked as a Sommelier at the Chewton Glen, arguably Europe’s most prestigious hotel and spa (coincidently, Stephen worked at the same hotel when he was James’ age). Since opening Treadwell, James and his sommelier team have placed emphasis on showcasing wines from artisanal Ontario producers, on top of an eclectic section of international labels. James has been named one of Ontario’s “Top 30 Under 30” (OHI), one of Niagara’s “Top 40 Under 40” (Business Link), “Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year” (NEYA), and has judged at both the Canadian Wine Awards and InterVin World Wine Awards.

Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Executive Chef

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Jason Williams was the restaurant’s first ever employee. From 2006 to 2013, he led the Treadwell team as Chef de Cuisine and was instrumental in the restaurant’s incredible success in Port Dalhousie (including enRoute Magazine Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada). Jason rejoined our team in 2018 from Inn on the Twenty, where he was Executive Chef for the past 3 years. Over the years, he has become one of the industry’s biggest advocates of the many amazing farms and suppliers around the Niagara region. Prior to joining Treadwell in 2006, Jason worked with Stephen Treadwell at Queen’s Landing Hotel, as well as the 2 Michelin-Starred Gidleigh Park and Royal Clarence Hotel in the UK, and the Trident Hotel in Ireland.

Amy Gibbs

General Manager

Born and raised in St. Catharines, Amy has worked at some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the Niagara Region, including Trius, Zees and alongside Stephen and James at Queen’s Landing (Amy was the first-ever Maitre ‘d James worked with). She previously joined Treadwell as Restaurant Manager in 2014 and returned as General Manager in 2018. In charge of the day-to-day operation of Treadwell, Amy ensures the consistency of the restaurant and inspires our team to continue to go above and beyond our guest’s expectations.

Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

Catering Manager

Erin was born in Oakville and grew up in Niagara. She’s been planning weddings and events at some of the most luxurious and chic venues in Niagara for over the past ten years. Along the way, she has acquired valuable professional relationships within the industry and partnered with individuals who share a passion for the dramatically different. With a flawless attention to detail and expert execution, she has a reputation for excellence and exceeding guests expectations. Whether weddings or corporate events, Erin brings her client’s vision to an epic new level. When she is away from the restaurant, she enjoys visiting local wineries, breweries and restaurants, along with spending time with her husband, Mark, and her son, Brando.

Reserve a Table at Treadwell Restaurant

for kitchen and patio reservations, please contact the restaurant directly at 905.934.9797
for groups of 8 guests or more, please contact the restaurant directly at 905.934.9797. Please note that we require a credit card to hold the booking. Treadwell is a very small restaurant and a party of 8 can take up nearly half our tables. Therefore, large parties who do not show for their reservation without cancelling will be subject to a charge of $50 per guest


For those guests looking for accommodation options, Treadwell strongly recommends 124 on Queen Hotel and Spa. Located steps from the restaurant, 124 on Queen is rated as Niagara-on-the-Lake’s top hotel and offers a range of luxury accommodation options and Spa services.

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PATIO DINING HOURS (Starting June 12th, 2021) 

Everyday: 5pm – 1130am – 230pm & 5pm – late

For Large Groups Only, Please Use The Following Form

(For regular restaurant reservations, please use the "Reserve a Table..." section above.)
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Treadwell hosts a variety of wine events throughout the year


Takeout Menus


We are excited to announce our patio is now open 7 days a week! Our lunch service is available from 11:30am - 2:30pm with our classic a la carte menu. Our dinner service will be offered in two seatings (5pm-6pm & 7:30pm-8:30pm) with an exciting new 4 course, prix fixe menu for $90. Reservations can be made by phone or email.



Due to the lockdown, indoor dining is currently not permitted. We will continue to monitor the provincial government’s guidelines and let you know here when indoor dining resumes.


Contact us by email at: orders@treadwellcuisine.com

Or contact us by phone at 905.934.9797