Restaurants here grill top steaks, steam expensive lobster, and plate overpriced pasta -- much like other tourist destinations. More interesting are the delights that come with two new arrivals. First, beloved Toronto chef Jamie Kennedy (Gilead Café) has expanded to the 14th floor of the Sheraton with views of the Falls at Jamie Kennedy on the Falls (tel. 905/374-4444). Kennedy partners with revered wine columnist and Niagara-wine expert Tony Aspler to bring a new taste to town: local, seasonal fare. Next up is another Toronto chef, Massimo Capra (Mistura), who has also taken an interest in Niagara. The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls (tel. 905/374-4447) features fine Italian fare, also complemented by Aspler's viticulture selections. Other Niagara dining options include the Pinnacle Restaurant (6732 Fallsview Blvd.; tel. 905/356-1501), with a continental menu and a remarkable view from the top of the Konica Minolta Tower. The Keg (5950 Victoria Ave.; tel. 905/353-4022) is a steakhouse chain. Over at Casino Niagara, Lucky's (5705 Falls Ave.; tel. 888/946-3255) serves up hearty portions of prime rib, as well as burgers and pizza. The Rainforest Café (5875 Falls Ave.; tel. 905/374-2233) is a family favorite with its animatronic gorillas and serpents, and its tried-and-true menu of pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. The Skylon Tower (tel. 905/356-2651) revolving restaurant is an old-timer at 236m (774 ft.) above the ground and overlooking the Falls, with menus featuring Caesar salads, filet mignon, lobster tails, and more fancy classics.
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