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Picturesque at Elements on the Falls

As pretty as the falls.
As pretty as the falls.

While visiting Niagara Falls we found ourselves at a place called Elements on the Falls. It’s kind of a fancy joint in a great location (like a great view of the falls), so I expected high prices and subpar food. The prices were certainly high, but considering the dishes were pretty fancy, they didn’t actually seem overly high. The only problem was actually ordering, because we had a pretty difficult time flagging down a waiter or waitress to take our order.

By the time we finally got someone willing to take our money, I ordered their Beef Tenderloin. It came topped with blue cheese and port wine sauce, as well as a potato and something sketchy called “seasonal vegetables.” I asked what these were and learned they were carrots, asparagus and parsnips. Ordinarily I would have asked to keep those away, but my mom said she would eat them and who was I to get in her way?

Mmmmeat.
Mmmmeat.

When my meal arrived, it was nearly as pretty as the falls itself. The steak felt smaller than I had hoped, but it was pretty tasty with the blue cheese and cooked to a pretty good medium-rare. It wasn’t the best steak, but it could have been far worse. The potato strangely came stuffed with rosemary and no butter. This was strange to me, and I suppose I could have asked for butter, but it was salted enough to go down smooth with a little dip in the port wine sauce.

Sweet falling.
Sweet falling.

Afterwards, we had ourselves a little dessert called Niagara Apple Barge. It was a nice mix of cinnamon-apple and raisins with vanilla ice cream in a filo pastry. But with my mom’s glutardation we ordered without the pastry and it was still a nice way to close out the meal.

While I wouldn’t recommend anyone set out to check out Elements on the Falls, I must say that if you find yourself at Niagara Falls desiring some fancy food and willing to wait it will get the job done. At a tourist attraction like that, you couldn’t ask for much more.