|1952 Refectory Menu|
An online timeline of the Niagara Parks reveals that the restaurant was built in 1904, and replaced an earlier version built in 1860. It also explains that the word 'refectory' refers to the room used for meals in a monastery.
Here's a link to a page on the Niagara Falls Public Library website about some ghostly goings-on at the restaurant. There's also some great vintage photos of the place through the years.
Anyway, here is my "now" shot of the restaurant (below), which is now apparently known as Edgewaters Restaurant.
Here's a link to the restaurant's website.