Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant
Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.quailsgate.com/
  • Phone: 8004209463x252
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Wine Bar Menu: Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Roger Sleiman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Stewart Family Proprietors' Dining Room is adjacent to our Wine Tasting Room and offers seating for up to 32 guests. This technically equipped facility is an exceptional venue for private, corporate, or family events as well as wine-related tours. The window surrounded dining room provides a spectacular view of the vineyard and Lake Okanagan. Guests can enjoy the late day breeze of Okanagan Lake from the terrace balcony off the private dining room. Our Quails' Gate wines, hand-crafted by Grant Stanley, are available along with a choice of group menu options which reflect the fresh regional cuisine of our Executive Chef, Roger Sleiman.
  • Private Party Contact: Stella Brown 2507694451x221
  • Special Events: There's always something happening at Old Vines Restaurant. Throughout the year we host numerous wine and culinary celebrations, for more information please visit www.quailsgate.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunnyside
  • Public Transit: Quails' Gate is accessible by Public Transit. Kelowna Regional Public Transit System Route 20/21 Westside drops visitors at our winery door. Buses are equipped with bike racks. See bctransit.com/regions/kel for routing details.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On-site parking is available for over 100 vehicles. Handicap parking and wheelchair accessible ramps are available at the entrances of both Old Vines Restaurant and the Stewart Family Proprietors' Dining Room.
A word from Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant
Old Vines Restaurant is a meeting place of fresh local ingredients. Our selection of dishes enhance the light, fresh and fruitful, rich style of Quails' Gate wines. Our menu is constantly evolving as a reflection of our focus to serve the best and freshest the valley's local artisans and west coast markets can provide. We are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful setting and the ultimate food and wine experience in the Okanagan Valley. The Province (January 2007) Best places to un-wine. "Its fairytale pretty indoor/outdoor dining room among the vineyards is aptly named Old Vines Patio. Dinner here as the sun sets over the lake is a treat for the eyes and the palate." The New York Times (October 2006) - "Beyond our tables, the panorama of the lakefront, watercraft wake lines and row upon row of grapevines, with mountains in the distance, was mesmerizing." Wine Spectator (July 2004)- "One of the four best places to dine in the Okanagan."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
298 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (256)special occasion (224)great for outdoor dining (221)romantic (200)fit for foodies (176)notable wine list (171)great for lunch (126)neighborhood gem (70)great for brunch (56)good for groups (56)hot spot (22)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Outstanding, we enjoyed every minute. The food was very good with excellent presentation. Great wine advice and of course excellent wine! Service 2nd to none. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quails Gate restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Found the dining in the evening to be a wonderful experience with excellent food and service. An extensive wine list for recommended pairings for all food. Because our party enjoyed dinner so much, we went back for brunch. Again, we had a very good experience. However, the restaurant was noisier during the brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Kelowna Gem
    Qualitydiner
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    As a resident of the West side we have always enjoyed the food and Ambiance of this restaurant. This is the first time I can recall at being a little disappointed with the waiter. Tried to hard to be funny and part of the conversations. It became annoying as the evening wore on. Very slow at making sure we had water, food, wine etc. Have never seen this gentleman before and not sure if he is new or we have been missing him. Quail usually has amazing staff and so we were surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We frequently dine here and have never been disappointed. Great Chef, great staff and a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My wife and myself enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Old Vines to wrap up our last night in Kelowna. The food was great and the wine pairings they suggested were fantastic. Both of us really enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar
    Prius
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Awesome food, nice price, too bad it's so far from home
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I was visiting Kelowna and we were not able to secure a reservation on the weekend so came for dinner mid week. It was a dinner with friends. It was a quieter evening at the restaurant and given the time of year we couldn't see the view but the ambience, service, food and experience was great. Their wine list compromises those of Quail's Gate Winery but as this is one of my favorite wineries I was pleased (my friends didn't drink wine but other beverages are available). The next time we are in the area for a weekend we will definitely plan ahead and book a reservation early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice touch
    Reets
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The hostess asked if we had dined there before and I mentioned that we were booked for the Chef's Dinner during wine fest. This was for our daughter's birthday. However, the restaurant moved the dinner to the next night so we cancelled as we wanted a birthday dinner. When we sat down, we were given a glass of rose as an apology for our inconvenience. Great teamwork. The evening just got better. This is my favourite restaurant in Kelowna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davido
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A totally enjoyable experience. The food was excellent, the wine was well-paired, and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend it. On the subject of service, I dropped my salad fork, and while I was waiting for our server to come around so I could ask for another fork, our bus person arrived with a clean salad fork and dinner fork, my choice. He said "I heard it fall". Was I impressed? I was impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is good
    InsNisSin
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our waitress was great. She explain each dish and the wine. However, when the manager just put the wine on table and walk away without say anything. I think this can be so better. Every dish was an art! Not much to complain.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to visit
    Visitor25
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The place is nice and the food is just fantastic. It's a bit pricy but worth every dollar. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vinetour
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A beautiful venue with outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with six girlfriends perfect!
    tlm65
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    a perfect ending to our girls weekend...just a beautiful location with gorgeous views of vineyards down thru to Lake Okanagan. No complaints from anyone in our group - food was all outstanding. My personal favourites were the crab cakes and truffle fries! We capped lunch with a stroll over to the tasting room where we sampled a few wines and picked up a few bottles for home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Dinner
    LOTravelers
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Visiting Canada from Portland, Oregon, we were impressed with the winery and very happy with our salmon dinner. The salmon was prepared perfectly and not overcooked. The sauce was silky and not too rich and a good accompaniment to the fish and vegetables. The quality of butter was apparent in both the entree and the bread. We also love the concept of wineries having eating establishments onsite. The warm autumn evening, beautiful views and great food made for a perfect ending to our stay in wine country!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Close to perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoyed the first day of the wine festival with Old Vines' Fall Harvest Dinner Series. We both had the yellow beet soup & it was delicious however it could have been hotter as we prefer our soup served piping hot. My wife's salad & my bison tartare were both excellent & very tasty. We both had the lamb sirloin entrée & while it was served perfectly & cooked to perfection (for each of our likings) the meat was a just little chewy & we would not order it again (first time I can say that at for an entrée here). The desert was phenomenal which was a real treat as we don't normally have desert. All the courses were perfectly wine paired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    JimB
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Quails Gate Old Vines Restaurant is one of our favourites when we travel thru the Okanagan. The menu is not large however the quality and presentation of every item is absolutely superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Liked being able to have a wine flight with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We very much enjoyed our meal here. Came with family from Britian. Have been previously with my mom and she loves it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhenVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Absolutely wonderful brunch on Sunday. We had a last minute booking (very unusual as Quails is ALWAYS full) and we delighted. The food was outstanding and our server Caroline was just the best. We love Quails and as serious foodies, consider it to be one of the top restaurants in BC at the moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must visit - great food
    Jj2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Like everything about the restaurant. Extremely fresh oysters. Ordered 5 rounds of oysters. Other than the steak was little overcooked all other dishes were great. Nice and classy decor and great view. Would definately come back and recommend others to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breath taking view
    Kg78
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great service and great food. Their Parmesan truffle fries are fantastic and their chicken option for lunch was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal, outstanding staff!
    GrooveGarden
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoyed celebrating our 20th anniversary and the staff of Old Vines went out of their way to accommodate a special request I had - the entire crew made us feel very special and the experience will not soon be forgotten. The meal was fantastic, portion sizes perfect. One of us is vegan and was able to very easily enjoy a plate of food that was not the usual "salad" or "veggie burger". The entire experience was wonderful and we couldn't have chosen a better restaurant in the Okanagan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Culinary Delight
    Delectable
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Culinary delight, serene setting, professional and friendly service. Old Vines is a gem! We will definitely return on our next trip to Kelowna.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4Relxing
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Your restaurant was recommended by our friend who lives in Summerland! We are from PEI and wanted a nice place to celebrate our friends 35 th Wedding Anniversary! Your place was just awesome !! Meal and service was second to none!!! Would definitely recommend it !! Wish we lived closer!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The setting is amazing and the wine fantastic! I was a little disappointed with the food and although I've been here many times this was the only time the food disappointed and the service was pretentious. I hope the food goes back to its previous level and the servers get a little happier and not so uptight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular views great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fantastic plating, balanced flavors, nice ambiance, and a great view of the Okanogan Lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The appetizer was wanting in quantity and taste (cucumber and fennel soup). The main dish was very good as was the desert. As for value, not so much. For what we got, I thought it to be expensive if not for the exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    MAP1
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As always, a perfect setting and a perfect dinner. YHX
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good experience
    Wino99
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Decent food, very good service, nice setting. Overall, a four star restaurant by international standards
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopeful
    connoisseurofbeef
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    1 of 4 meals was disappointing. Allergy accommodation was very satisfactory, but choice of meal didn't meet the price charged. Allergy restricted the choices, which was $46 10 oz. ribeye cooked rarer than medium rare which should have helped the very dry beef. Budino pudding was curdly. Chose this restaurant because it was highly recommended. Not sure if I would return. Outdoor music tad loud for the dining experience in the dining room, even though it probably met the expectations of those attending the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Booked the reservation 2 months prior, and could only get the earliest one for 8:30 pm. Lots of tables available when we arrived at 8:00 pm
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had an outstanding experience at the Quail's Gate Restaurant. We requested a table on the patio--the view is breathtaking and the environment comfortable and relaxing. The quality of food was great, presentation was great, service was great!! For a high quality restaurant the portion sizes were of significant size--love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quails Gait Doesn't Disappoint
    DiningAgent
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening from start to finish! Food selections, preparation and wine pairings were spot on. Our server was knowledgable and professional with a hint of friendliness...as it should be. The setting and ambience offered not only nature's magnificent views but was complimented by Quail Gait's décor. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We really enjoyed our time and meal at the restaurant and found the food and service to be spectacular.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scallops
    oversixfoot
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I found them a bit under cooked,i would preffer them more,on the whiter side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch experience !
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and wine were very good ..and the view was excellent. A nice lunch for a special occasion .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pandrnonfoodies
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We always enjoy coming to the Old Vines Restaurant when in Kelowna. The food and service are always wonderful. I didn't recommend it as Fit for Foodies because my husband and I aren't foodies but, if foodies don't think the food is excellent, then they don't know what they're talking about. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great flavours, service ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food is always delicious - many mouthwatering combinations... Perfect balance of taste and portion size to leave you with a sense of satisfaction. Service for brunch did lack experience, and for the quality of dining required a more appropriate response for the maple tree seed that was presented hiding in a plate of mixed greens other than "oh that's interesting" vs a proper apology on behalf of the kitchen and staff. Food flavours are never a disappointment, but please do make sure quality is consistent and staff is properly versed in how to deal with unexpected errors. Side note to diners - excessively strong perfume does not belong in such an environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food with fantastic views
    DanikaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    this is the second time we went to this restaurant. I totally recommend this place. They have great views of the vineyard and Okanagan lake. The food is really good; we had the pesto linguine and goat cheese souffle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all round meal and view
    benjamin
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Exquisite food, amazing views and great service, my fiancee and I had a great time sampling the wines and trying some interesting dishes. Will return, probably with the family next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great brunch
    Jord
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for brunch and the food was amazing an the view was breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.