Reds Wine Tavern
Reds Wine Tavern

Reds Wine Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redswinetavern.com/
  • Phone: (416) 862-7337
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am –12:00am;
    Thursday - Friday: 11:30am – 1:00am;
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Wine Bar, International
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hunter
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our contemporary private dining rooms provide the perfect venue for your business meeting, company function, or simply to host the perfect party.

  • Private Party Facilities: reds bistro & wine bar is the premiere downtown wine destination in downtown Toronto. The fine dining room is refined, lauded for its upscale, memorable cuisine featuring seasonally changing and outstanding dishes that are inspired by the world’s best wine regions and top quality ingredients.
  • Private Party Contact: Rauni Whiteley 8775591663
  • Special Events: REDS WINE TAVERN is happy to host any special events that you are planning.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay Street, York Street
  • Public Transit: 5 minute walk from St. Andrews and King West Subway Stations
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in First Canadian Place after 5:30pm.
A word from Reds Wine Tavern
The new REDS WINE TAVERN redefines social dining with culinary confidence and an engaging décor. Uncompromised values, timeless spirit and sociability prevail in a relaxed atmosphere. Our welcoming staff exude a warm personality and a true passion for food and wine.

Converse with our executive chef and sommelier at our unique communal tasting table while enjoying one of our hand-crafted sharing plates. Enjoy a REDS classic cocktail or choose from our expansive inventory offering over 40 wines by the glass.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerInternational
Reds Wine Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (58)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (32)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (22)neighborhood gem (17)special occasion (15)romantic (10)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • AAAA
    Dined on 11/21/2014
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    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JojobVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    great place - love returning again and again for lunch or drinks with colleagues. Kind of a nice "gem" tucked away in the financial district
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Graet food and ambience...
    Liz123
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Reds changed it's look a couple of years ago adn it was the best thing they did. It is a lot more rustic and welcoming and the food and service is very good. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner. A bit crowded on Thursdays adn Fridays for after work drinks but if you don't mind crowds, you will have fun. Great bar eats as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous find!
    Sprite273
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great restaurant in downtown Toronto Financial district. Just a few steps from the Trump Hotel, we wondered down and found a great menu and fabulous wine list. Excellent service and food -a little noisy but nothing out of the norm. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great experience for our anniversary. The server was very nice. We got our food on time and beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    YummyTummy
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I had read some of the reviews by others and was excited to try this place out. We ordered a bottle of wine as this place markets themselves as having lots of selection and our waitress didn't know how to use a wine opener! She ended up breaking the cork and said it was because the cork was dry but the bottle had been stored correctly and was fine otherwise. Also, the food was bland and they didn't have the specials on the menu available, so I had to change my order midway through the appetizers. Never got salt and pepper we asked for and needed because the food was so bland. I'm not going back here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I use this restaurant for business lunches. The service is consistently outstanding Fast and efficient but friendly from start to end. Always has some interesting speicals to try if you want to deviate from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Regular at reds wine
    Smit
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Awesome as always great service good food excellent ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Dusty
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food is fantastic (I had Salmon). Service was quick even though the restaurant was very busy during lunch. Servers were pleasant. Lovely ambiance - quite like the Edison light bulbs throughout the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    Reds
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A hidden gem in downtown Toronto. Fast, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Location is great - First Canadian Place, cool ambiance. Food was good, not great. Will go back, maybe try a few different dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Loud
    Lynnie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Don't go for a quiet conversation. If you have short legs don't wear a skirt since seats are high. Food was very good, especially the lettuce wraps, and service was friendly and efficient and will get you in and out on time even when very busy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    Chella
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I've been to Red's for lunch, drinks and now dinner. I would recommend as a pre-game dinner or drinks. My customers were very happy with the menu and the wine options. Will definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch
    TODinerVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I have been to Reds a number of times and never have I had a bad meal. I made a special request for a booth and they accomodated. Not all restaurants read requests it seems so I was impressed. Clam chowder and a grilled cheese....loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    HSReviews
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My sister-in-law was visiting from Calgary and I picked this place based on the wine list and the photos on the website, and I'm so glad I did pick it! We had a really nice time, the food was excellent, I had the Lamb sirloin salad, and we drank the Angels Gate Gamay Noir wine. I really liked that they had a separate gin and tonic menu, I know a lot of people who would really enjoy that. The decor was very warm and comfortable, I liked the leather seating, all the wood and exposed brick, it was a nice atmosphere. The wait staff was good, I feel they could have been a little bit more attentive, but it was busy and they were still very nice and very knowlegdable. I would definitely recommond this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The service was great. Food was mediocre. I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich; pretty simple but it was a little light in the cheese. Nothing spectacular which is surprising since I've always enjoyed my meals at Reds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch on patio
    FoodieTO
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had lunch with a close friend in the patio of Reds and the atmosphere, sounds and experience were perfect. What a great spot downtown!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but Lame Service
    HungryGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant used to have much better service - the server brought the wrong food and argued about it. I tried to get her attention for sale and pepper and had to get up to get it myself. It's convenient to my workplace but I try to bring clients somewhere else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded our expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Several of us had not been to Red's for many years, and were pleasantly pleased with the experience, it was better than we had recalled. Most of us had the halibut special, while the fish was a little too dry, the side dish was amazing. We also shared the desserts and they were lovely too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I ordered the salmon. It was overcooked, under-seasoned and dry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pinacolada
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After taking a month to find a date to meet up with a friend and looking forward to a lunch at Red's I found it disappointing. Greeted and seated quickly but as all the tables on the 1st floor at least are on stools it becomes very difficult to get in or out of your table. I had help to sit closer to table but then couldn't move or get out again. Level of noise was very high and speaking was done by shouting. I had the Arctic Char which was on a lunch special. It was adequate but nothing more. The skin was not crisped and the bed of tomatoes must have come from somewhere else as they certainly were not the ones I had been getting at our markets. My friend had a sandwich which she enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MLAIVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I've been to this restaurant a few times for lunch, once in the Private Dining Room and the rest on the 2nd floor. Service has always been very slow - you can count on spending a couple of hours here. I made a reservation for 2 and they put us in the middle of the 1st floor in the table that seats 12!! We had to wait another 10 mins to get their attention that's not where we would like to be. We then eventually were put upstairs, where nobody came to take our order or ask what we'd like to drink for a long time. It was 30 mins later until we could place our order. No one came and asked how our food was either. Each time it gets more disappointing. I would definitely NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Reds is my go to place when I have people in from out of town or for somewhere to go after work that is close and I know has the food and drinks that I like. Its always excellent, the staff are all friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LuvGudFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was friendly, prompt & attentive. The menu is of quality, although pedestrian dishes. Ambiance has now been toned down to a casual vibe, rather than stylishly corporate. Think beers & business casual rather than designer suit power lunch/dinner. Overall, a decent place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed.
    CorinaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been to the restaurant a handful of times and it was always good. This time the food was thoroughly disappointing. I had the clam chowder. It was thin and had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while before it came to me from the skin that had formed on top. We also shared the Thai-like lettuce wraps. The sauce tasted right out of a jar and the lettuce was brown around the edges. For the prices they charge, I won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reds delighted
    Kmann
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Excellent food and plate display, great ambiance, definately coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I remembered
    DidisVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Although service was good, I found the food to be neither good or bad - simply unmemorable. I remember the food being better than this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Staff was very attentive. Perfect spot for a late lunch. Energetic atmosphere but it was still easy to talk.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 720 reviews are from the Reds Wine Tavern reviews archive.
  • Need a few more vegetarian options.
    VisitorfromCanada
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Dinner. Week night. Very loud music, but not impossible. Service was inattentive and provided by many different people. Very wide variety of drinks; including beer, wine and gin. Menu suffered from a lack of vegetarian options. One or two apps, shares and entrees would make a big difference. Kale salad was very well conceived. Rigatoni carbonara, made vegetarian, was tasty. Date-based dessert was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for lunch
    Lunchlady
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lunch here is delicious, quick and comfortable. In the heart of the financial district, perfect for networking lunches or a catch up. Loving the lamb sirloin salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frosty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Disappointed that the upstairs fine dining restaurant has gone. Food was good however not the quality of the previous restaurant. This is more of a downtown bar singles type restaurant. It is fun for late night dining however not really the place for fine dining anymore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Way too loud & just bad music. Food & service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always enjoyable
    StillhungryVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    - you can't go wrong. Great wine list, incredible daily curry special, an adult designed grilled cheese, and the list goes on. Friendly attentive service and not intrusive. - it's fast turned into our favorite oasis in the financial district!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DaniDinesVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I'm regular and always looking forward to coming back with friends for a casual dinner or business lunch. Never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I booked Reds for a business lunch the food was terrible and expensive. The music loud and when I asked the waitress to turn it down she ignored us. The food were mains in the $27 range and they were terrible. We asked for no potatoes and were both served potatoes and when the food was brought back without them it was cold. I would never go back there again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was really excellent and the service was very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD EXPERIENCE OVERALL
    NONNI
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    OFFERING 1 FREE DESSERT FOR 3 BAD DINNER MEALS IS NOT THE INCENTIVE TO RETURN TO YOUR RESTAURANT. I INVITED 2 OF MY FRIENDS OUT TO DINNER . TWO OF US ORDERD A MIX DRINK WHICH WAS ONLY ICE & VERY WATERY. FOR APPETIZER, WE ORDERED FRIED CALAMARI; COLD, CHEWY, RUBBERY. WE ALL ORDER THE LAMB SHANK $ WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED (2 OF US DIDN'T EAT IT & THE OTHER ATE IT ONLY BECAUSE HE HAD NO LUNCH & WAS VERY HUNGRY) THE LAMB WAS TASTELESS, CHEWY SITTING ON TOP OF WHAT LOOKED LIKE BABY FOOD, AGAIN TASTELESS. AT THE COST OF $55+ PER PERSON, WE HAD A TERRIBLE SOMEWHAT MEAL, MOSTLY UNEATEN. A CHOICE OF 1 FREE DESSERT WAS NO INCENTIVE TO RETURN. WE SHOULD HAVE HAD AT MINUMUM 1 FREE MEAL. UNSATISFIED & WOULD NOT RECOMMEND YOUR RESTAURANT:(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • location and ambiance
    downtowndiner8
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We chose Reds for a group lunch because of the location and wine selection. Even though we were a group of 6, it felt like we were in our own private room. Great ambiance on two levels. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Have been there a number of times-menu needs refreshing-not a cheap place for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    efoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Creative food, extensive wine list, and warm and friendly service. Great ambience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate