Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery

Welcome, my friend! Mon Ami is one of the oldest wineries in the Lake Erie Islands region. Join us to experience exceptional cuisine, sample our fabulous wines, and be part of Mon Ami history!

 

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Restaurant & Bar

Dining at Mon Ami

Mon Ami offers wonderful dining experiences. The restaurant menu features exquisite creations from Mon Ami’s executive chef. Mon Ami also has the famous Champagne Brunch on Sunday.

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Saturday Night Buffet

The Saturday Night Buffet has been eliminated from our offering.

We thank our dedicated patrons for enjoying this buffet and encourage you to come experience the new and exciting changes we are making and will continue to make.

Sunday Brunch

By Reservation Only

$22.99 Per Person (12+)
$11 Per Person (6-11)
Under 6 Complimentary

An assortment of breakfast and lunch favorites await the hungry diner at our famous Sunday brunch. Enjoy freshly prepared omelettes, a waffle bar, and hand carved prime rib alongside a selection of hot and cold dishes every Sunday from 10:30am-3:00pm.

A la carte menu will be available at 4pm in the Chalet.

 

Champagne Brunch

By Reservation Only

$29.99 Per Person

Starting at 11:00am, add all-you-can-drink Mimosas to your Sunday brunch. Paired with the variety of dishes from the buffet, it’s a great way to celebrate a special occasion or turn an ordinary day into a celebration!

 

Wine Flights

$5 Wine Flights 

Sample some of Mon Ami’s finest wines with our Wine Flights. Our spectacular collection includes Ohio-grown and bottled reds, whites, and rosés as well as dessert wines, liquors, sparkling wines, and a selection of premium California wines.

Friday Wine & Dine

By Reservation Only

Two Dine for $60

Served in the Main Dining Room

Every Friday night, choose from our most popular entrées and your favorite bottle of wine in our Friday Wine & Dine special. With delicious food and fine drink, an evening out at Mon Ami will become your favorite Friday night tradition!

Banquets

Host a Special Event at Mon Ami

Our banquet facility provides a creative menu and professional service to make your special function both personalized and spectacular. Several unique venues offer the perfect setting to celebrate weddings, graduations, and other special events.

Reviews

We Love to Hear from Our Guests

“Great food and highly recommend”

"We love the seafood buffet on Saturday nights. Great food and highly recommend the bananas foster dessert!"

Jess K.

“Wonderful experience”

"Amazing brunch! Unlimited mimosas! Was a wonderful experience can’t wait to go back!!"

Keira A.

“My favorite place to eat”

"This is my favorite place to eat. Love the atmosphere as well!!! I HIGHLY recommend it!!! The prime rib is AMAZING!!! The Sunday brunch is very good. They have good entertainment!!!"

Linda B.

"Perfect close to a great day"

"Always a good time. Good food and good service. Good atmosphere. This visit was a perfect close to a great day around the lake."

Ted K.

Live Entertainment

Upcoming Events

We have live music and performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. Check the event calendar to see who’s playing this weekend!

Our Story

The History

The Catawba Island Wine Company, constructed the winery building that is today’s Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery. The Catawba Island Wine Company was founded by a number of Catawba Island grape growers, although the Ellithorpe, Neal and Laudy families, who were pioneer settlers of the Catawba Island Peninsula, are generally regarded as the principal founders.

The new company was organized in 1872 and by 1873 had a winery constructed along the southeast shore of the peninsula. With its 130,000 gallon capacity, the Catawba Island Wine Company was the largest winery on Catawba Island and one of the largest in the islands area.

In 1937 the winery was acquired by the Mon Ami Champagne Company. Mon Ami had been founded in Sandusky shortly after the repeal of the 18th Amendment and was one of only a handful of wineries in the United States specializing in the manufacture of domestic champagnes (at that time). During 1937 the company moved its equipment from Sandusky to Catawba where it employed fifty-five men in the production of up to 400,000 to 500,000 bottles of Champagne, burgundy, and still wines a year.

The Restaurant

Restaurant facilities were added on the ground floor in 1945 following a disastrous fire which gutted much of the interior. In 1956 the restaurant/winery was sold to Norman Mantey, whose family had been engaged in the wine-making business in the Sandusky area since 1880. Mantey retained the Mon Ami name at the facility. The Mon Ami was purchased in 1980 by Meier’s Wine Cellars, Inc., the largest wine-making firm in the state. Over much of this period, Mon Ami ranked among the leading wineries in Ohio, producing from 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of wine a year.

Today

The present owners purchased the Mon Ami from Meier’s in 2000. They have invested large amounts of time and effort in maintaining and enhancing the magic and charm of this wonderful place. A short list of improvements include renovation of the main dining room, the renovation of the Chalet, a complete overhauling of the kitchen, and a brand new gift shop.

Hours of Operation

MON - THURS
Open at 4:00pm

FRI – SAT
Open at 11:30am 

SUN
10:30am – 3:00pm Brunch
4:00pm a la carte menu available in The Chalet

Reservations required in the Main Dining Room

For Reservations, please call 419.797.4445. Email reservations are not accepted.

Pay Us a Visit

3845 E Wine Cellar Rd
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

 

Drop Us a Line

Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

General Inquiries
Call: (419) 797-4445 
Email: info@monamiwinery.com

Banquets
Call: (419) 960-4208
Email: banquets@monamiwinery.com