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Bruce Wine Bar
Bruce Wine Bar

Bruce Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://brucewinebar.ca/
  • Phone: (519) 599-1112
  • Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 to close
    Lunch and Dinner

    Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Shaun J Edmonstone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arthur St West
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bruce Wine Bar
Welcome to Thornbury’s best kept secret.

Come and discover why Bruce Wine Bar and Kitchen is fast becoming the latest hot spot in town. Tucked away in the alley behind the TD Bank, this unique eatery features two venues in one. Take out or dine in, and feast on traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches downstairs in The Kitchen, or head upstairs to the Wine Bar for an array of fine wines, spirits and craft beer, delectable shared plates and live music on Friday nights. Up or down, the vibe is warm, relaxed, and as intimate as going to someone’s home for dinner. So pull up a stool at the communal Wine Bar table, or gather the family around a high-top in The Kitchen… and join the house party today! (But don’t leave until you get the lowdown on the ‘sexy’ couch!)

The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday. Dine in or take out.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I brought my family in for dinner at Bruce on a busy Thursday evening and we had a fantastic meal. It was a first time experience off some of us and the Bruce crew blew them away with their finely crafted food and exceptional service! Thank you for the great time"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our group gathering at the Bruce Wine Bar, the atmosphere and wine were excellent. Make sure you make a reservation and bring some friends. It worked great for our group of 6."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We had a 8:30pm dinner reservation and did not get seated at a table (the first one that became available upstairs) until 9pm. We were able to sit in the waiting area and the wait staff were attentive and we were able to order our appetizers and main courses so at least we could eat at 9pm."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We love Bruce every time we dine there. The food and the service are always top notch. The specials are always fantastic as well."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The service was great all around but I didn't much care for the food I ordered. I had a caesar but the romaine they used was limp, bitter and warm. The veggie pizza was soggy. My husband did better with the tuna appetizer and short rib main and enjoyed them both"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We have dined there several times, and our expectations always are met. Service from either David or Heidi is excellent. The menu is somewhat limited, but the food is fresh and Chef Sean always comes up with a new way to add that little extra something. We've had scallops twice this summer, and they rank among the best we've ever had. We especially recommend the dessert called ''Summer Mess'' which is a mix of seasonal fruit, chocolate, ice cream, mousse, and (did I mention?) more chocolate. Reservations on weekends should be made a couple of days in advance, which is a testimonial that others enjoy it as much as we do."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Bruce's is simply a fantastic unique food experience"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a great dinner here. It is a small venue with great food. When we arrived the people at our table before us were just finishing up, so we sat on a comfortable couch. We ordered cocktails - we had Manhattans that they make with some yummy special cherries and they were excellent. Shortly after our drinks came we were seated. We chose the charcuterie board (we got the large version) and the steak tartare (based on other reviews) Both were excellent but the tartare was outstanding! We were pretty full after that and decided to share a pizza with mushrooms and a cream sauce - to die for! We liked it so much we are going to go back once more before our vacation is over!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The Bruce Wine Bar never disappoints - Chef Shaun is awesome at every dish I've had....most recently tuna. The service is fantastic with energetic and friendly servers and the ambiance is perfect for 2 or for 10. My husband and I go every week! Run to The Bruce for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food was above average, service great, very cool decor, beverage list extraordinary....the only negative was that we were at a table in the middle of the room, kind of sticking out in a traffic area, price was reasonable, will recommend for sure Loved the wood fired pizza, have had it all over the world....."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The resturant has a very cool vibe to it. The service was great and the pizza was amazing. My only complaint was we sat upstairs and Unfortunatly or table was right under the AC until, so I froze during dinner. They did turn it down but it was still cold."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "carefully crafted with a deft touch. Just enough. Loved the fennel. Great mix of grill flavours counterpointed by the delicacy of fresh seasonal veg."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our friend Steph Dunn happened to be playing there one Friday night in June. My husband and I decided to check out the lunch menu that day and have been back several times! I actually came on my own that Friday night to listen to Steph play and felt very comfortable on the "couch"! A great venue for some intimate listening and tasty food and drink. We have celebrated a birthday dinner and a romantic dinner upstairs where the service is wonderful and the food equally so. You'll love it at Bruce Wine Bar. You wont be disappointed and you'll want to return as soon as you feel hungry again!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We always have a fantastic meal at Bruce. The food is always imaginative and delicious"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The menu is limited, liked the old menu. There is a TV in the area we wee sitting, very distracting and now necessary, this is not advertised as a sports bar. Will not be back for a while"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner here. There was a power outage just before we arrived but the staff were able to continue the wood fire pizza oven despite the lack of a/c! Great pizza (kids loved the cheese one) & delicious salads."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely time at Bruce wine bar. The staff was very accommodating. Since it was a Friday night, there was live music, which was excellent, however the dining room was excessively noisy which did affect our overall experience"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were really impressed with the interior. Very comfortable. Service was great. Timing to come and see if something was needed was great. Not too often but often enough that you did not need to call for assistance or be continually interrupted while in a conversation. Started with a Caesar salad which was shared. It was very good with fresh sliced cheese on it. Both our meals arrived in a timely matter. Neither one of us care much for drinking but I had a glass of wine and my husband had a rye. It just seemed the thing to have. Over all it was a great experience. Unfortunately. for us the cost of the meal is a little more than our budget allows. Although we will return for special occasions. Its just too good not to come back.!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Another amazing meal at Bruce! Beef tartar to die for!!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and wine! Beast of the week is a great and fun way to propose the specials."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal at Bruce! Our favourite in Thornbury!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The BWB has become a regular stop whenever we're in Thornbury. The menu changes with the season, so never gets tired. And even if we miss a few favourites from previous menus, there's always something outstanding to make up for it. The food and the service here are about as good as it gets. Do your tongue a favour..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have had lunch at Bruce's Wine Bar before and have been happy with my meals. Last time I ordered the tuna tartar. It really is an incomplete dish. It needs some side or salad to call it a lunch. Serving just the raw fish in cone shaped wontons does not do it."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We've never had a bad meal at Bruce! Everything is awesome!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I have been to the Bruce Wine Bar for both lunch and dinner. The lunch special was delicious and so imaginative. Dinner was wonderful - delicious venison, beautifully prepared and presented. So much of the food is locally sourced which only adds to its freshness and wonderful flavor!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The Bruce Wine Bar can always be relied on to provide a great dining experience. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is excellent whether you're looking for a light meal, great pizza or something more substantial. The menu has lots of original options, plus tried and true favourites. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Best pizza, salads, risotto, in house charcuterie as well as amazing mains. Excellent wine list and awesome service. One of my favs!!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Bruce Wine Bar & Restaurant has become our favourite eatery in the Blue Mountain area. It was our daughter's birthday and we were offered Proseco to celebrate.The food never disappoints and the brick oven pizza with its designer choices are the best your taste buds will savour . Ambiance is great and so is the service."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have eaten at Bruce Wine Bar many times as it has consistently delicious food. Their menu is not huge but everything they serve uses high quality ingredients that are well executed. They serve pizzas cooked in wood burning oven. The atmosphere is very cozy and the serving staff is always very friendly and engaging. It is my favourite restaurant in Thornbury. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Bruce is our favourite date spot and we love it. Bring back the polenta fries and long live Mapmaker!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great spot to unwind after a weeks work and a drive up from the city. Quality food, great service and energetic atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I were seated at the communal table. Always a fun and friendly vibe. We usually order salads and pizza, as their pizzas are all amazing, but this time we decided to order their evening features. My husband ordered the venison chops which he thoroughly enjoyed, and looked amazing. I had the striped bass, which was presented wonderfully and done perfectly. The evening was great! Highly recommend Bruce wine bar!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Bruce Wine Bar 6 times now since "finding it" last winter. We are only in Thornbury for ski season (9 weekends) so our availability is limited. We have been with our two teenagers, with multiple couples, and just by ourselves and in every scenerio, it is a hit!! Live music on Friday nights makes that evening our favourite!! You can't go wrong - food is fabulous, wine list is simply wonderful and service is attentive without being at all hovering. I would eat there every weekend if it were possible."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "6th visit to the Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury. The past two visits, the veal shank was tough. Like it had been cooked too fast. I expect braised meat to be fall off the bone tender - it wasn't. Soup was excellent. The halibut in the special of the evening was also overcooked. The waitress recommended the Ontario "proscecco" and it was very good! For the price of the meal for two - I would expect my main courses to be perfectly cooked. A bit disappointing. I love the ambiance and the music. However, I think we will stick to the pizza and soup or salad in the future."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had wanted to try this restaurant for a while. So happy we did! The food was outstanding. Though there is an upstairs dining room where live music performances occur on Friday nights, we two sat downstairs at the bar in a spot where we could watch the activities in the kitchen. It was very relaxing and interesting to watch the group work and they were very nice to field the odd question. The food was fresh, deliciously prepared, and very nicely presented. We cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Wide range of moderately priced wine Food selection very good and the special fish (tuna) was fantastic The pakora appetizer and the warm olives (very yummy) was enjoyed by all Thank you for a very pleasurable evening!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The lunch menu featured interesting sandwiches, soup and salads as well as pizza. French fries were fabulous, as were both sandwiches. Great wine, but made for a bit of pricy lunch."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great evening. Beautiful decor and excellent menu and wine list. We choose from the valentine's day specials. The food was generously proportioned, but my meal was over-salted. Otherwise, food was great. Service was excellent and there was a jazz trio that provided the perfect live music for a special dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I found my experience at this restaurant to be okay not good or great, the atmosphere was very nice, location easy to get to, easy parking, and the service was good and friendly but the food lacked the overall quality in the price we paid and for the size of the portions, it was like paying a high price for a very small portion of food, that lacked taste and quantity although the presentation was okay. The wine selection was nice and very good and in comparison priced well per bottle as compared to the food per plate and size of the portion. I would give this restaurant another try again and would recammend this establishment as a nice place to have a bite to eat and with a good wine selection."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Really appreciated the excellent service and the very detailed discussion of the specials. There is something on the menu for everyone. The ambience is very warm and welcoming especially on a cold winter night."
    Dined on 1/25/2014