Somerville Wine Room & Bistro
Somerville Wine Room & Bistro

Somerville Wine Room & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.somervillewine.com/
  • Phone: 7804549463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - 4:30-10:00
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Kitchen hours:
    Tues, Weds 9:00pm
    Thurs, Friday, Saturday 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Global, International, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Neil Chamberlain
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: As the spirit moves us we will have live music and wine tastings, look for details on our website.
  • Special Events: We are happy to host private events up to 40 guests seated and 60 reception style. Menu can be determined at time of booking. We are able to host corporate events, wedding receptions, family gatherings, wine and food events. The menu is not limited to what we normally offer if determined in advance.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 124 Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are flanked by many parking lots attached to businesses closed in the evening as well as plenty of street parking.
A word from Somerville Wine Room & Bistro
Our philosophy is simple, to serve well crafted food accompanied by exceptional wine, beer and spirits. We source as many local and organic ingredients as possible to create beautifully presented food with bold flavour profiles.
Our wine list is cultivated from small boutique wineries around the world, so we can offer unique choices of exceptional quality. We offer 20 wines by the glass, a diverse selection of craft beer and a classic cocktail list.
Our room is intimate, inviting and designed so you can join us for a casual drink or gather with friends for dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Somerville Wine Room & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (14)romantic (11)special occasion (10)late-night find (4)good for groups (1)Show More
  • 410Ken
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had a great experience with a last minute reservation. Planning to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good wine, Good food
    ReviewManVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    The filet mignon was soft and the frites were perfect. The Belgian chocolate cheese cake was exquisite. I washed it down with a capable U.S. Bordeaux style wine and a tropical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it would be a great place for people to have conversations. You aren't rushed out like in some restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Great
    bilt
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Had a lovely time at Somerville, warm cozy room, red wine flowing and beautiful food, what more could we want on a frosty fall night. And right in my neighborhood, awesome ! If you live in the area give Somerville a try you will love it , we do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try!
    Rae442
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Great hidden gem! The wine and food were delicious and the service was outstanding! I will be returning for sure! I hope other Edmontonians venture out to Somerville and try it out as well! You will not regret it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    longtoeat
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Everything was super at this trendy little bistro. Our food was spectacular , and was matched by awesome service. Had the lamb shank with gouda whipped potatoes , how something so simple could punch you right in the mouth with flavour , and the ribeye with bacon potato was just as fantastic. Our server paired our reds with our mains for us ,and they were perfect. We had a great night thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Friday night
    TFree
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We very happy with our meal on Friday night, nice choice of wines, we shared the pâté, more than enough for two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Anskie
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    The food was awesome. The wine list was very good as well. We had the Portuguese white was very good. Only disappointment was they were out of the stuffed olives. Guess we have to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little place!
    Barb
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    We really enjoyed our meal at the Somerville. The menu is small, but definitely adequate. The food was very tasty. Our server was friendly, knowledgable and overall very good. We would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    pink
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed some great apps and desert for an anniversary night out. It was middle of the week and late evening reservation so the restaurant was not too busy. The server was knowledgeable and knew when to pop in and out to offer suggestions and provide the next course. Overall It was a great experience and we'll definitely be back. The cerviche and poutine were awesome and the feta cheese in the rocket salad was amazingly smooth and creamy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somerville Wine Room a Gem
    Calgary123
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Came to the Somerville Wine Room & Bistro with an associate from work. The food is fantastic and the service was efficient and friendly without being overbearing. The baked brie appetizer is outstanding and their steaks were cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this little gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    frosty
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had a very enjoyable experience. The food, ambience and service were very good. We tried the scallops and were very impressed, very tasty. I had the rib-eye (cooked to perfection) and my wife had the lamb. She liked the lamb but the noodles served with the lamb were either a little under cooked or had been sitting for a little while. One thing that I didn't like was being charged for bread, other than that we had a very enjoyable night and we will be back. Well done Somerville wine bar & Bistro!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for girls night out!
    Treehugger
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Service was excellent and food was fantastic! My only bone of contention was the tables/seating...comfier seating would have just made the experience that much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    Robbiesgirl
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Had a great evening. Noise level was perfect. There was four of us and didn't have to speak loudly. Wine recommended by server was great. Two bottles! Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quaint
    TimandLisa
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food is fantastic. The service is very good. The wine list is widely varied and extremely good. The ambiance and decor is quiet and very quaint. This is a fantastic little bistro to come in after work for a glass of wine and some tapas. It was our first time here and will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Find
    Scott4wine
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We dined at Sommerville for an anniversary dinner. Greeted with prosecco was a nice touch. Wine list was good. Appi of olives was stellar, Salmon manicotti delicious and beef rib casserole was hot and tastey. We found the dessert selection wanting. Nothing quite hit the target but ordered the cheesecake which was average. Overall a very nice dining experience in a chic neighbourhood. Romantic decor and lighting. Definitely will return, prob with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new menu, new wines, awesome date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    what more can be said? great wine, food, and evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time here...but will
    Donnam
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    first time here...but will be back to try other things on the menu. A bit noisy for intimate conversation .Overall very good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem on 124 Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Service was friendly, helpful and well-paced. Food was delicious. The pan-seared sea scallops were a definite hit as were the aioli potatoes with chorizo. The favourite entree was the smoked salmon manicotti (creamy, delicate flavour). So good we wanted to lick the plate. Sheri Somerville is a fantastic source of wine knowledge. We had some interesting combinations of appetizers and entrees yet she was able to suggest wine pairings that absolutely worked. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super romantic
    youbet
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    This is a great casual comfortable place, service is attentive and professional.The food was excellent both in flavour and presentation.All courses were fresh and thoughtful. Enjoyed everything, look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Tqvirgo
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We went to Somerville's for my birthday, and from the moment we walked in I was made feel special. The owner took care of us and she was amazing. Every drink suggestion was great, all the wines were beautiful, and the food was lovely. The camembert rocked my world. There were 7 of us and we all agreed we would be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Really nice evening at somerville,we had the scallops to start,best in the city for sure. For our entrees we had classic steak frite , and the lamb shank both were fantastic.Our server was fabulous she gave us great wine options, we had classic cocktails to start then a great bottle with dinner.Excellent evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Had a fantastic party here, great food!! Ordered a bunch of dishes to share. Best scallops in town for sure, ceviche, this chorizoz and potato dish, pulled pork poutine that was BRILLIANT! Super comfortable seating and our server was fun. Nice affordable glass wines to try out. They have a tequila that is so smooth it's dangerous, decent craft beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Another wonderful,evening.Food, service atmoshere everything spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Rinata
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    My boyfriend and I had dinner on Tuesday night. It was not a lot of people. Very small and romantic place. We were welcomed and served by very nice lady. She gave us amazing service, we felt we were welcomed and expected there. The restaurant is very small and well decorated. We had cheese board, duck breast and braised short ribs and finished our dinner with fried ice cream with coconut, caramel and whipped cream! Food was amazing, as well as service! I was visiting Edmonton and I was surprised by quality of food and service! It was our engagement celebration, we left very happy and we will deffenetly go back next time. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably the best wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Probably the best wine list in Edmonton! The poutine is to die for. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. The beautiful twinkly chandeliers create a lovely ambiance! Must go!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is a wonderful little
    justicejVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    this is a wonderful little neighbourhood resatuarant surprising wine list . only disappoin tment was the lamb dish it was bland but the casserol was terrific . we will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    great experience all round, we were looked after very well, food was fantastic as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to see a few menu changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Nice to see a few menu changes since the last time we were here. My favorite the duck, is now with crispy wild mushroom polenta fantastic.My partner had the,ceviche accompanied by the poutine, she loved both. Our service was perfect . Sheri introduced us to the new dessert menu , we shared the Parfait and truffles, the ice cream and chocolates made in house wow! Just wonderful,thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Great food and great service. They really know how to make a tasty steak. Helpful choosing wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice space
    DJSedaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Really attentive service without being overbearing. Wine list extensive and got a bottle upgrade as the original one we requested was sold out. The food menu is small so we settled for pulled pork pouring which was very rich but tasty- overpriced still in my opinion. Great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    YegFoodLovers
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We very much enjoyed our cocktails, meal & wine here from start to finish - not a huge menu but everything we had was delicious. My only small comment is that the black chairs are just about the hardest things we've sat on in a very long time. I have a bad back so would have to think twice about going if it was acting up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night spot
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The food was very good (but not excellent) with inspired and well prepared dishes at fairly reasonable prices all things considered. The lamb shank and duck breast were both tasty and well prepared. As you might expect the wine list is extensive with the "by the glass" menu alone being as extensive as some other restaurants. Further the staff has above average knowledge about the wine list offering helpful suggestions and a couple of tasting notes with each glass. We were here early as we were heading to a show later and the place was virtually empty. By the time we left the place was filling up and I think the ambiance would improve as the night went on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go, just go, today.
    Thorin
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Best ever. Order the cheese and every thing else on the menu! I've never had better service in my life. Portions are the perfect size, and the food was the perfect balance of flavours. A true dining experience. I will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had been to Somerville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We had been to Somerville 2-3 times for appetizers and a glass of wine before. We always enjoyed it. However, this time there was a staggette with about 20 women right beside us. We had to shout the whole evening to have a conversation. By consideration, I would have liked to receive a phone call from the restaurant warning us about the noise level. It would have allowed us to make other arrangements. This is not how i like to spend over $200 for an evening,
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Short but good menu
    TimG
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    A place well suited to more informal dining with a short menu supplanted with tapas plates. The wine list is much longer than the food list. Go to enjoy conversation with friends over a nice glass and a bit to eat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    CSymes
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    This is a great little bistro with delicious food and a wonderful selection of cocktails and wines . We both started with the cheese plate and had the duck and bison for our main meals.. Perfect portions coupled with unreal flavours... Lets not forget the truffles we had for dessert.. Truly decadent.. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    My boyfriends and mine go to place,love to sink down into the soft seating against the wall.Food was terrific as usual,service and room just awesome.It is such a chill lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    okidoki
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Service is so smooth at Somerville,attentive and non intrusive. Started with the cheese board,a rustic oak board with 5 types of delightful cheese,fresh dates & apricots, cherry compote and great artisan crackers. We both had the halibut special, it was cooked perfectly, moist and delicious . All round another wonderful experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Parents anniversary ,we had a wonderful evening.Great selection of wine and beer, service very good.Love the menu focused on well prepared food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice time,appies fantastic,
    happygir
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Very nice time,appies fantastic, service excellent. Such a beautiful space, really cozy makes you want to stay all night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.