F.I.N.E. – A Restaurant: Casual Fine Dining with a Modern Twist

Written by Local Flavour


Owner/Chef Erryn Shephard has a deep love of French cuisine. Together with Chef Ben Sandwith, who has presided over the kitchen for the past 18 years, and Sous Chef Hamish McCall, they have made F.I.N.E. a beloved Southwest Ontario destination for those looking for a special dining experience.

Erryn Shephard

The Scene

The restaurant is divided into two sections, each evoking the feel of an elegant cabin with stunning artwork and funky seasonal decorations. A comfortable patio offers a street view out front and there’s a private room upstairs. Front-of-house is managed by the invaluable Susan Tebrugge.

Warm Coffee
Pot du Crème

Menu Highlights

An active volunteer and fundraiser for numerous charities, Chef Shephard’s generous spirit is also evident in the F.I.N.E. kitchen. Expect exuberance with rich ingredients in classically-inspired dishes, with equal respect for customers who prefer lighter or vegetarian fare.

Daily soups may include the popular Coconut Curry Sweet Potato or Cream of Celery Root soups. While the Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin is a perennial mainstay on the menu, chefs Shephard and Sandwith also give a nod to fish as a customer choice. While the Pan-Fried Pickerel from nearby Lake Huron is outstanding, so is the fresh Pan-Seared BC Halibut, served with lemon cream, spring peas, homemade gnocchi, and a light salad. Daily Specials are inspired by seasonal availability of the best ingredients.

Elegant Cottage Appeal & Seasonal Patio

Your F.I.N.E. visit simply must include dessert. Shephard’s cheesecakes are deep and creamy, and she’s playful with surprising twists and sweet sauces, cookies and candies.




Contemporary French Bistro

42 Ontario St. South (Hwy 21), Grand Bend ON

Steps to the River & Beach
Lunch, Dinner, Desserts
Comfortable Dining Room
Seasonal Patio
Local Wines & Craft Beers
Special Seasonal Menus
Catering Always Available