The food at the Vin room (Tapas)is
The food at the Vin room (Tapas)is fantastic.
I like when I have been upstairs at the restaurant. The area on the main level is not very nice between the kitchen and the main room as it is the main corridor for the wait staff.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and love the tapas
Great food and love the tapas style food.Some food was bit dry but it was still excellent food. Great way to impress your customer.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent wine recommmendation
Excellent wine recommmendation and absolutely delicious food.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really lovely evening - we had four little plates and they were all artistically presented and delicious. The service was attentive but very unobtrusive. The owner came by and had a quick word which was nice but we felt like we were left alone to enjoy the evening. The atmosphere was busy in a fun way - the crowd is good for some low key people watching. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed the food very much!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. Unable to comment
Great service. Unable to comment on the food as we only had a cheese sampling.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time here. Loved it
First time here. Loved it and will definitely return!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent. Will not disappoint!
As we walked in, the décor immediately impressed. The second level of the modern, clean lined (yet cozy) Vin Room, is decidedly darker and even more delicious than the main floor - reminiscent of one of the smaller sitting rooms in the Banff Springs Hotel - but brand new. Great place to take hubby on a date
Minimal lunch crowd when my girlfriend and I went, but we don't know why, maybe the name...? You don't HAVE to have wine (which are perfectly paired to anything on the menu).
We dined on warm spinach salad, penne carbonara and a beautiful lemon tart with pâte brisée and berries. All was excellent.
The service was very good; Attentive without being cloying, and she paired up my penne carbonara with a nice, buttery chardonnay.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoy drinking wine but are not very knowledgeable at selecting the right ones at times. Our server at Vin Room was the opposite and we were very pleased at his recommendations that night. He also achieved this by not making us feel as though we didnt belong in a place that is known for its wine selection. The food was exquisite!!! Great portions for sampling different dishes. We loved the different sizes for sampling different wines. . The ambiance was great. We opted out of dessert due to the options that were available, it appeared that gelato was the dominant dish and that night we felt like cheesecake or something similar. We are definitely going to return!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely fantastic meal
Absolutely fantastic meal and wine! I've never NOT gone home happy from Vin Room! Can't wait to enjoy wine and a charcuterie board on the patio this summer!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day Dinner
3 generations of our family enjoyed dinner here. My daughter who is usually a cheese pizza only diner enjoyed different salamis, cheeses, bread and crackers. My son tried all the small plates loving everything apart from the salsa with the lobster nachos but the adults loved that. Great experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited Vin Room for a girl's night out and it was a great experience! One of the girls was pregnant and the bar staff whipped up a lovely virgin cocktail for her. Two of us are total wine nerds, and we were in heaven! Great recommendations! Great food! Great ambiance! Great staff!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We reserved for our anniversary. The service, food, wine were excellent. The owner came over to greet us, make suggestions and find out why we were there. I can not say enough of our experience. This is our second time and it was equally as special. Many thanks for making our evening.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little place to meet up
I've been coming to Vin Room on a semi-regular basis and it's one of the rare places that I can happily say I've never, ever had a problem. The wine selection is great, the tapas-style menu has something for everyone (incl gluten free options). Can't speak highly enough about this place, definitely check it out.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service, sooo much wine
The best thing about Vin Room, in my humble opinion, are the flights of wine. Just tell your server what kinds of wine you enjoy and they will come up with a veritable smorgasbord of tasters! The bone marrow is excellent, as is the arctic char. Patrick was our server, and he was very friendly and attentive--and knowledgable about the wine list. I'd recommend this as an especially good date location, tapas and wine flights make for lots of conversation.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, had a really good experience. Great food, excellent service. .Nice restaurant.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service could improve
The food was great, our waiter lacked personality and service and was really dull. Such a fun vibrant place could use a more enthusiastic waiter.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has one of the best selections of wine by the glass; our server provided great recommendations for food and wine
The eggplant chips were particularly yummy!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loves me some Vin
Great food, polite and knowledgeable staff, great ambiance. I really enjoy Vin, perfect place for a date or just a bite and drink after work.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and fun but
Excellent food and fun but quite pricey. I would recommend it to friends with a warning about the price tag.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful spot! A variety
Wonderful spot! A variety of yummy small plates of great food to share. Lobster nachos outstanding!! impressive wine list
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than ever
Visited Vin Room a few days after it opened post flood 2013. The service was great, and food was amazing - love the lobster nachos! I love that I never have to choose wine and can just depend on the fabulous recommendations of the servers. Great place for after work drinks with the girls!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great to be back at vin room now that they're re-open after the flood!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Wine
We really enjoyed the tapas and the choice of wine. The owner came to our table twice to inquire about our experience. They had just opened since the flood and the restaurant looked great. We will come back to enjoy the romantic rooftop patio.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Golden Stars All Around
From the moment we walked through the door everything was exceptional. From the wine choosing with our waiter Patrick (he was exceptional hot), to the owner Fibee, giving us a talk about how they handled the flood and just trying to spring back. The food was completely over the top enjoyable, tasty, and presentation out did themselves. Definitely we will make our way back as long as we are in the city.
Thanks for the fabulous memories.
Chantel Keith and Catherine
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vin room is one of my go-to's. Being a wine-oh and food nut ,I always have an enjoyable experience. As always the patio had a vibrant, fun ambience but nothing too noisy or overwhelming. It was my parents first time, and first experience in wine-focused tapas type dining environment, they loved it!
We did wine flights, which are always fun. We left the choices up to our server and he picked excellent wines, but I would maybe suggest establishing a price point before hand as well, as we felt he definitely went for the most expensive on all accords.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Vin Room was lovely. We
The Vin Room was lovely. We sat on the rooftop patio, it felt like we were not in the city. Food was good not great. Thought the flavours were too mild.
Service was good also.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lunch
Great dining. Lovely set menu for lunch with wine pairings. Service was outstanding. Very quiet so encouraged conversation. Will return.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
All male waiters and the host
All male waiters and the host looked like Ryan Gosling, win!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Perfect - Great Roof Top Patio
Wonderful ambiance, food, drinks, service. Drinks and Tapas before a Theatre Calgary production with my daughter. Very hot day, so we opted to try a cold drink - ordered a couple "Vinspirations" - the "Citrus Mistress" and "Which Table is this Going to" both of which were deliciously unique and set the stage for our evening just right. Delighted to see so many gluten free items - lots to choose from. Every dish was delicious with its unique Vin Room touch. Love this place.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine, food to die for and just superb service. Nothing else to say!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great wine and
Great food, great wine and great ambiance!
Hard to beat when you've got these three attributes.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great good & wine
Perfect tapas style meals. The service was quite slow this time but everything else was outstanding.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
a great experience
We had a lovely time - food and service excellent and gluten-free requests honoured happily.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found this restaurant on a "top 10 restaurants in Calgary" list online. I wasn't disappointed. Calgary needs more restaurants like this!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the arctic char
Had great choices for wine, although the waiter didn't really 'sell' anything new or interesting when asked for recommendations. Had the charcuterie board, was delicious. and selected the arctic char (excellent!), prawns (disappointing), chickpea frites (good), and lamb meatballs (really good). The fish was by far the best part. Waiter was attentive, we sat by the kitchen and notices good food practices, and although it was noisy, it was not unpleasant.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love everything about Vin Room -- the superb service from friendly and extremely knowledgable servers, to the fantastic ambience. Cozy seats, hardwood floors, amazing tapas, all in a chic atmosphere where no one is stuffy.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accommodating On All Levels
Casual or dressed up a little? The Vin Room Mission will work very well. Deep wine knowledge or just a social wine connoisseur? The servers here will work with you and for you with this in mind. There is always something to discover here and a wine list that will work with the particulars of any appetite or taste bud. It is also very enjoyable to share preferences and opinions with respect to certain vintages and maintain a high level of wine enthusiasm. We all like to drink good wine! Thanks Vin Room - see you again soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to dine here with a date after reviewing restaurants that had a great romance ambience. I was extremely impressed by this restaurant. The decor was perfect, the food was so delicious. We ordered the lobster nachos and the duck breast. The lobster was buttered which just added to the delicious flavor. Our server was very attentive and offered great wine recommendations and knew the menu inside and out. I will definitely be returning and have already spread the word to friends about this gem.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, great service. We had an amazing evening enjoying flights of wine, and pairings with our meals.
Thank you for making our evening
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place and go frequently. I would recommend everything on the menu except for the shrimp & lobster roll. Staff is very knowledgeable & friendly but also knows when to give you some space
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff members at Vin Room are attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. The food was original and well-executed, although the dessert section could use a few more items. What really sets this restaurant apart is the expansive wine list - especially the selection of wines available by the glass. Our Calgary favorite!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome little gem
i don't know much about wine, but the server was a great educator. tapas and dessert were delicious. i will defintely go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best
We go here very now and then and are never disappointed. Wine, food and service is the best.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
loving vin room
It was an exceptional experience. I loved the ambience, the colours, how the light filtered in through the windows and reflected off the wine glasses and tasteful trimmings. All the people who worked there were friendly, courteous, respectful of my palette. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a unique Calgary experience. This is NOT a pub experience. It's nice for Calgary to have this more ecclectic offering. It's something I would expect in Chicago or San Francisco.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service both very good. I would go back and will recommend to friends.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time at Vin Room and it was a great experience. The staff was very friendly, the food came out quickly and was very delicious. The bar tender made special cocktails when they ran out of the original drink I was having. Overall, very great experience!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mission Vin Room
Perfect for a girls wine an dessert night or romantic night out.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun night out
I went to Vin Room for the first time on a Friday for date night with my girlfriend. The restaurant was busy with a steady flow through the door most of the night. There was a mix of couples and groups up to six people.
We had the Charcuterie with the Sturgeon and Shickensteck (sp?) pork being my favorite. The grain mustard was awesome. We followed it up with oysters, flatiron steak and the awesome scallops.
They have an excellent wine list but you need to know what you're doing or ask your server but watch the price. The service started out great with helpful suggestions but faded with no quality checks or follow up to check in drinks, etc. It wasn't bad but just "meh".
We'll go again for sure and will likely also try Taste to compare
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience
At a recent business lunch with a client we found the staff to be very hospitable, attentive, knowledgeable and customer service oriented. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone for a social or business related lunch or dinner, appetizers and cocktails too!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighbourhood spot!
I live in Mission and really appreciate having such a chic little wine bar just down the street. The staff is always great and the food is good too. The best is in the summer when you can get 20% off bubbles and $2 oysters and sit on the patio between 5-7pm. Great place, thanks Vin Room! :)
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM