Good Saturday brunch offering.
Good Saturday brunch offering. Food was better than expected as I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation. Order the eggs benedict which was probably one of the best I've had. Service was fine but nothing special and the restaurant had a nice and relaxing ambiance.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sole has become a fixture on the dining scene in Waterloo. The setting - an old machine shop for the original Seagram Distillery, has been transformed into an upscale, attractive wine bar-style venue, although the emphasis is more on food than drinking. The dining room is not large, but that give it a feeling of attractive intimacy. . The menu is eclectic, with some good pizza and pasta, as well as mains that change seasonally and a nice selection of well-done openers. While not inexpensive, it is good value for the quality of food and service. I will definitely return.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
The meal was fantastic and everything was cooked/prepared according to our requests. The only delay in the entire seating was my wine order, just arrived a little later than ideal but not a big concern.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a beautiful spring day and we were able to have our lunch on the patio. The service was quick and friendly. We ordered the bruschetta to start and both of us had the Sole pizza. It was very good. Nice thin crust. Dessert was very good. I had the mini creme brule, which was a perfect size and my friend had the mini carrot cake. Again, a perfect size.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunny day - a lovely lunch!
My sister "picked up the tab" for a very enjoyable birthday lunch (my husband really enjoyed the Red Snapper). We sat on the patio, along the narrow strip east of the building and found the location a bit noisy ... nothing you could help. If we sit on the patio again, I will ask for a table near the restaurant exit - in the big, square area - as far from the street as possible.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Girls Night Out
I went to Sole with some girlfriends, leaving out kids and husbands at home. The restaurant was perfect! It was great for conversation, out waitress Sherri was very knowledgable and fun. We loved our food. I ordered the calamari for an appetizer and the sweet potato lasagna for my entree. Soo soooo good!! I highly recommend this for any occasion. I didn't see anyone there with kids and none of us ordered any alcohol so I can't comment on that but they had an extensive drink menu to choose from. My only complaint was that it took a long time for our entree's to come...but we had plenty to talk about to keep us entertained. I am defiantly going back and will try out lunch there too.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I decided to
My husband and I decided to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary at Sole. Everything was perfect-the food, the ambience, the service. We'll definitely return and recommend Sole to our friends.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful As Always
We have visited Sole on a number of occasions over the years and the service and food remain exemplary. Even when one guest in our party had a (minor) issue with the temperature of his food (not hot enough), it was handled quickly and with professionalism by our server. This is, and will continue to be, one of our first choices in this Region to celebrate our family's special occasions and, otherwise, to have a good meal, glass of wine and wind down in a comfortable and welcoming place.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant and dignified atmosphere
Made reservation for evening dessert with a friend and changed to dinner request when we arrived at the restaurant. Staff promptly and efficiently made the adjustments. Meal was good - portion size was perfect. Served 'banana cheesecake' for dessert - it was ok, seemed to 'cheat' a little with morsels of what seemed to be banana bread throughout. Service was good
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed my experience
Really enjoyed my experience at Sole, prices were a little high both in food and beverage for what I received.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
well done, Sole!
Very good in every respect: food, service, ambience. Well done, Sole.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've enjoyed Sole for a number
We've enjoyed Sole for a number of years and keep coming back. We have never had a reason not to go back. The food is beyond exceptional and the service and attention is amazing.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service and food!
Sole is our favourite neighbourhood gem! They have the BEST pizza outside of Rome, and the nicest outside patio in KW
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Waterloo
Service and food is the best in Waterloo area by far
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our table of four enjoyed a pleasant relaxing meal. The menu selection was varied as was the wine list. The tomato soup was delicious. The atmosphere was very comfortable and the staff very efficient. The martinis were awesome. We all enjoyed the excellent martinis. We will be back!!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing farm to table eating
Was visiting friends locally and I found this on Open table. it is in the old Seagrams Distillery building and has a lot of history. The food was amazing. we all had the special - short ribs with a chipolte sauce...they were off the bone and fell apart. Served over cheese polenta that melted in your mouth. Would return to try other dishes.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Dinner Date with Husband
My husband and I went to Sole June 26th for dinner. We were greeted promptly at the door and given the choice of patio or indoor, we chose patio. It was very nice outside with a huge fountain in the corner. We sat near the fountain but it was a bit too loud so we moved over a couple tables. We ordered an appetizer and entree's however, the waitress forgot to put in our appetizer order and felt so bad she gave us complementary desserts. We were more than impressed. The entree's we ordered were Veal Scallopini and a 14oz steak. We were both impressed with our dishes and would order them again. For dessert we had Crème Brulee and the feature dessert which was a Hazelnut cake (tasted like a Ferrero Rocher) We will be going back!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've gone to Sole
For years and I can't think of one negative thing to say. We love this place and were always treated so well.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good dining experience.
Very good dining experience. Friendly service. Not "in your face" as some places are. A bit noisy & difficult for quiet conversation
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a Sunday evening for the Prime Rib special which unfortunately had run out, so was given a lovely 10 ounce New York strip for the same price. I felt more than adequately compensated.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Sunday Brunch
Great menu - great food - outstanding patio and outstanding service
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on the patio was fabulous! The daily specials area always a hit.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ideal Patio in Waterloo
We were given a terrific table on the well-designed patio, protected from the wind and fitted with heaters just in case. The food changes often, and is always good. The wine list, while short, has never failed to offer what I needed. The jocular and easy-going but attentive service is relaxing and effective. It's perfectly situated a block and a half from the main drag (King St. S.) in Waterloo, away from the noise of Waterloo Square, but an easy walk back to hail a cab or catch a bus.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Environment, Food was ok
Service was good, but food was nothing special. Outdoor patio is nice in good weather.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a favorite
Sole is always a favorite to create a special memory. This week alone, three special dining experiences were enjoyed with my special someone, friends and family. It never gets old. Ambiance and food are second to none. Staff is always welcoming, personable and professional. :)
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
We went on a Sunday evening on a long weekend, so it wasn't very busy. The service was prompt and excellent. The patio had a nice ambience and there was only one other couple on the patio, so it was quiet. The wine list is extensive and with some reasonably priced wines. We shared an appetizer and a salad, both of which were very good. Then the main course....the seafood risotto, which was excellent! This was our anniversary dinner and my wife had not been since we had our wedding dinner at the restaurant five years previous. We'll have to make sure it is not another five years before we come back!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pleasant Return
We were a group of three and all of us were excited because we hadn’t been to Sole in years, but remembered if fondly. We were not disappointed! My two friends had the three part meals from the summer menu and enjoyed them thoroughly, commenting on the presentation and the flavours. I had the caesar salad and penne carbonara and both were well above the usual fare served at a restaurant. Shaved parmesan and thick bacon chunks on the salad. The carbonara had a slight sweetness which I soon discovered was a result of the roasted garlic chunks hidden in the rich, cream sauce - yummy! We will not be waiting years to return this time.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good. I
The food is always good. I like that the menu changes. I especially like the espresso at Sole.
I also appreciate that the service at Sole is appropriate, as the server makes him/herself scarce and does not get too involved with the guests, but rather knows enough to leave them to enjoy the company they are with.
I have been noticing in some restaurants lately, that servers seem to view themselves as host, and get too friendly and too involved with the diners, or ask 'how things are too often' interrupting the guests unnecessarily.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Patio -
Perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. Have enjoyed the patio this summer. A great spot for outdoor dining - great menu, food and drinks !
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere is relaxed, but the service and food are outstanding. Always a great experience.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Atlantic Char
Special of the evening - Grilled perfectly. Would definitely recommend to others.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Evening at Sole
I ordered the Quinoa and Salmon dish. I don't normally order salmon out at a restaurant, but this dish was absolutely delicious. I was still talking about it the next day at the office.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special night out.
We hadnt had dinner there before, the food was amazing abd server was more than helpful, friendly and enthused!
I would recommend restaurant to my friends for a great dinner out.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the service was
As always, the service was great, from meeting Mariska at the hostess stand to our great server, V.
Again, a truly enjoyable dining experience!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sole for the soul
Wonderful varied menu with unusual food pairings. I want to return to work my way through the menu. Curried caulifloower soup was a delicate and yummy mixture and the pizza was wonderful.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sole always delivers excellent service, food, and a wonderful dining environment! From the time you arrive, until you leave, you feel like a valued customer. Definitely recommend to all!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than last time
While food continues to be very good service is still a little slow. Improved from the 2 hours for lunch on our last visit in March but still took 1 1/2 hours for a business lunch in a quite empty restaurant. If catering to the leisurely lunch crowd this is probably Ok but not so much for the business person. Started with one server who appeared to be very good then another one took over part way through. She was OK but did not appear all that interested. Time between courses appeared to be somewhat long. Food was still good with Arctic Char special well prepared as was the lobster mushroom pasta and pasta special. Tomato soup was a little bland but deserts were excellent as usual.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have allergies to celery peppers and walnuts. When informed the staff worked with me to choose suitable items and modify the plate to suit. My meal was excellent. My wife who can eat anything raved about the salmon meal she had.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were in waterloo visiting and reconnecting with our son... in second year at u of w. The hostess correctly concluded that we would prefer the "wine cellar" to the main dining room. We were essentially alone there, and got a chance to "quiz" our son on the happenings of the last 5 or 6 weeks...without a lot of ambient noise. It was GREAT! THE food was good... we had, between us, the tenderloin, the risotto, and the pasta... and all were very well received. The salads (caprese and caesar) were delicious as well.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of six to celebrate my daughter's university graduation. Robert, our server, was attentive and helpful. Our meals included penne, veal, eggs benedict and an omelette. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We shared some mini desserts which were good. They brought my daughter and her friend their lemon pies with candles and a "Congratulations" message in chocolate writing.
Overall, a very nice experience.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
went for brunch after graduation
went for brunch after graduation ceremony. Food and service was excellent. Booked online. Did not get time slot that I wanted. Next time would book through restaurant as restaurant was not full and they could have accomodated us at our desired time.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in downtown KW!
Located in the old brewery building, this restaurant has ambiance and tasty food, beautifully prepared and presented. The sweet potato lasagna was a delightful gluten-free option. The dessert menu was available in mini portions...just perfect for finishing off a lovely meal. Highly recommended!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, tasty and well presented. But giving my opinion it doesn't have to many choices. I've been at Sole many times before, I was out of the Country for some years, so this time I found the menu small. Even my partner and me made comments if the Restaurant changed owners.
The service was good but in one way not like before, the waiters before showed to be professionals, that is the way they behaved but this time it seems to me that is people with not experience, it is nothing wrong with that but I would suggest to give more training and make clear that they have to show confidence in a nice and polite way, just like before when I fell in love with Sole.
Still is my favorite Restaurant in Kitchener Waterloo.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is beautiful. Very romantic atmosphere for a special night with my special lady. Wine list is impressive. Our server was attentive without being over-bearing. She was knowledgeable about the menu and helped us make choices. The food was outstanding. We are both foodies and we know good food. The only real disappointment was the tomatoes in our caprese salad were not the greatest but what do you expect in Waterloo in November. The Sweet-potato lasagna was absolutely incredible.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed, the food,
Thoroughly enjoyed, the food, ambiance and service at Sole. Look forward to trying more of the menu items.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made an online reservation and was emailed a confirmation, but the restaurant did not have us on the list. Next time I would call to reserve a table. Luckily, they found us a booth and the food was delicious!
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Special and Always Yummy
Sole has never, ever disappointed and our dinner this week was no exception. Exceptional food and fantastic service. Period.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff were efficient and courteous. The food was amazing. I recently was there for Sunday brunch and before that myself and some girlfriends had dinnner there. I can definitely recommend Sole for those looking for a delicious meal.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always fun and reliable
I have loved your restaurant from the time it opened and it never disappoints. A great place to spend time with friends and eat wonderful food.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sole delivers every time I have dined there over the years. John (owner) is with the patrons, in the kitchen, behind the bar....this tells me that Sole is a very well run restaurant. Lunch on the patio by the water feature makes for a relaxed experience. Add to that, the best gnocchi I've had outside of Italy, with a glass of wine, great conversation, and lunch was perfection.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM