F.I.N.E. A RESTAURANT: Mighty F.I.N.E. for 15 Years!

Written by The Editors

Chef Ben Sandwith (left) & Owner/Chef Erryn Shephard

Owner/Chef Erryn Shephard, shows no sign of slowing down or of losing her love of French cuisine. Her brilliant touch, alongside Chef Ben Sandwith over the past 15 years, has made F.I.N.E. a beloved Southwest Ontario destination for those looking for a special experience. An active volunteer and fundraiser for numerous charities, Chef Shephard’s generous spirit is also evident in the kitchen. While she loves workng with rich ingredients in classically-inspired dishes, she has respect for customers who prefer lighter or vegetarian fare.

The Scene

The restaurant is divided into two sections, each for about 40 people. A seasonal patio seats 24 and there’s a private room upstairs for 12. Think elegant cabin with stunning artwork and funky seasonal decorations. Front-of-house is managed by the invaluable Susan Tebrugge.

Elegant Cottage Appeal & Seasonal Patio

Menu Highlights

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. 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 Street South (Hwy 21)


Days & Hours Change Seasonally
Always Closed Mondays
MENU: $12–$43

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

Fresh Pan-Roasted BC Halibut

Crostini-of-the-Day: Jumbo Shrimp

Hot Banana Won Tons & Ice Cream