Sole Restaurant
Sole Restaurant

Sole Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sole.ca/
  • Phone: (519) 747-5622
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Dan Potter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wine Cellar Room can comfortably accommodate parties from twenty to thirty guests. All the food is prepared on the premises from fresh quality ingredients. Be it a business function, anniversary, wedding or any other occasion that calls for quality in an elegant setting Solé will deliver a memorable experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Management 5197475622

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Father David Bauer Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Turn North off Erb Street onto Father David Bauer Drive. Solé is the second building on your right. There is ample parking available at the rear of the restaurant. As well there are several city parking lots in close proximity.
A word from Sole Restaurant
Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated in a 150 year old Seagram's building, minutes west of the Waterloo Uptown Core. The interior soars two stories high to a timber frame ceiling, exposed brick and generous wood finishes, set the tone for an elegant yet casual experience. The menu will transport your palate to the Mediterranean. Items ranging from thin crust pizza, pastas, vegetarian entrees, steaks, to rack of lamb will satisfy any appetite. An extensive wine list (with a Wine Spectator Award of Excelence), great selection of Scotch, local and imported beers on tap complement the experience. Service is professional yet friendly. Solé is waiting to take you away and deliver a complete dining experience. In the Summertime, Outside Dining on a Heated Patio is available. **Please note: we are unable to guarantee specific table requests or patio requests. Please inquire upon arrival. Thank you.**
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Sole Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)special occasion (61)neighborhood gem (49)romantic (39)notable wine list (38)great for outdoor dining (37)good for groups (32)great for lunch (28)great for brunch (22)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had a family gathering to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant staff were warm and professional. Food was well timed, hot and delicious. We will definitely return to enjoy the food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Northlanders
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Potato leek soup was ok-but not outstanding......barely warm-could have been hotter Main courses were good- we had a member of our party with a food allergy that the server was very good about acknowledging,. She was able to make suggestions and accommodations for the meal that maintained safety and flavour. Flat iron steak was tasty and cooked perfectly to order. beef ribs were rather dry and once again, barely warm. Great atmosphere.......remember to request a booth at the time of booking if that's what you want-they are taken quickly. We will definitely return for a visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A classy restaurant with good food and a great wine list. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinfor2
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I feel relaxed and comfortable dining at this resturant. The seafood,stew was excellent and short ribs were delicious. I will definitely dine at this Resturant in the future. Looking forward to trying different entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good variety on the menu to satisfy the variety of tastes for our group
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bromley
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I had the best 3 egg omelette that I've ever had. My wife and granddaughter also greatly enjoyed their entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent Excellence
    localdiner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Sole is my my neighbourhood place to go for great dining. The food is always beautifully plated and perfectly prepared. in warm weather, the patio is one of the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood gem is becoming a bit disappointing
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I have been a big fan of this resturant for a number of years. However, over the past weeks, I have noticed a change in the food quality particularly the soup. The managerial staff do not seem as enthusiastic as they once were. The restaurant itself is beautiful and comfortable. Perhaps it's just a seasonal or temporary staffing glitch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Sole is a lovely restaurant to bring friends or business associates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I enjoy taking my clients to this restaurant. The quality of food and the service is always very good and I know my clients won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant...
    Hummel
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Recently I moved from Toronto to Waterloo. The Sole Restaurant is located very close where I live. Love to invite my visitors to the Sole Restaurant. The food, ambiance and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great night out
    skippy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Interesting appetizers, great main dishes, wine and desserts made for a great anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat eve dinner
    mikey44
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As always dinner was great at Sole. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Waterloo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio brunch in September
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I always enjoy Sole; had the lobster benedict - awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great birthday dinner
    sunshineguelph
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The staff were excellent and got us out in time for theatre even though we were all late in arriving. The food is unique in the combination and tasted as good as it looked. I brought friends who had not been before and they were all very happy with my choice. Great start to a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was amazing. Robert our server was incredible. Always there when needed, informative, professional, good sense of humor and impeccable timing.
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Good food but very noisy ..........................................................................................................................................
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    MaxieT
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a great time again at Sole. We always get great service & food there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an excellent meal and service last Saturday. Well presented, tasty good portions, interesting menu. Had a nice quiet table in the side room to celebrste our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harvest Menu
    Harvest
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have dined at Sole many times but this was the best meal I have EVER had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    WaterlooBon
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It has been a few years since I've been to Sole. The menu has changed, which I found was for the better. Amazing food and drink, I will definitely be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, as usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been to Sole several times and consider it to be the best restaurant in the Kitchener Waterloo area. The service is always superb and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappoonting
    Barbara
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was great, drinks were great, Caesar salad amazing, meals were fine. Very disappointed with the appetizer. We ordered the special and didn't realize right away that what we were brought was from the menu. When we asked the server about it she said they were out of the special and substituted the menu appie that was similar....but not at all! I would never have ordered the one from the menu. We were nice about it and didn't make a huge deal but really not impressed and server brushed it off. Prob won't be back for awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoleFan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The Cernys know how to do it right. From the ambiance, to the food, the décor and their service. Sole and The Blackshop are some of the best restaurants in K-W. Sole by far has the best patio in city for summer outdoor dining - lunch or dinner. You'll will never be disappointed by their service - they know what service is and how to deliver it better than anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Realized I missed it!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    When I used to do business lunches, Sole was alway on the list. I don't go out for lunches much any more, but we do go out for dinners, and I admit, I had forgotten about Sole. 6 of us decided to go out for dinner last week, and we were fortunate enough to get on the patio. What a wonderful night. The entire thing, from the ambiance all the way to the food and service. Made me realize how much I miss it! Thanks Sole!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, but could be so much better
    someoneyouknow
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We visited Sole for a celebratory dinner, but left feeling disappointed by everything from the food to the atmosphere. From the lackluster decor of standard-issue oak tables and chairs and dated glass-topped country dining partitions between booths, to the uninspired menu, our experience left something to be desired. The food was 'okay' but certainly wasn't anything that I'd ever go back for. Call me a food snob, but I've had better meals in my own home. We gave it a shot, but I don't think we'll go back. They could be so, so much better...especially in Waterloo, which could use many more excellent dining options. We're not all students here, and some of us enjoy paying more for a quality dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, ambience and food.
    robbiej48
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We partook in their summerlicious menu. It was a very good meal and very filling. The only let down were the desserts which were ho-hum. They have a very nice patio and excellent service. The wine selection is impressive as well. While we only had the house red it was surprisingly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favourite Neighbourhood Gem
    LuleeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Outstanding patio during the summer, and warm ambiance inside. The service and the food are both exceptional. Have gotten to know many of the servers, and feel "at home". This is a restaurant to not miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday luncheon surprise
    dddining
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My sister invited me to lunch for my birthday and I picked Sole. I had never eaten there so wanted to try something different. We had a fabulous lunch with outstanding service and food. I will definitely be returning to Sole.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A +
    Nickeluck
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great Sunday night dinner at Solé Restaurant ! Our steaks were pefectly prepared , the service was excellent & the ambiance was sooo relaxing ! Wonderful little gem of a restaurant :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable experience
    Luv2trynewplaces
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My guest and I really enjoyed our dinner at Sole. We both took the special 3 course menu and liked every course. The dessert was a feast for the eyes and the palate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GreatFood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have eaten at Sole. Many times and always have had a great meal and have found the wait staff to be very good and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningoutinstyle
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sole was recommended to us for our Anniversary. It was a lovely evening and we will definitely recommend to others and return ourselves. Food was delicious and fresh. Prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great 44th weddingyanniversary meal
    44th
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our server was very very good. She really helped us enjoy our 44th wedding anniversary dinner. My daughter and I really enjoyed with the bacon and scallop appetizer. It was cooked to perfection. The scallops juicy and flavourful. My wife had a cucumber salad that was ordinary but she loved her sweet potato lasagna. I had beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes. The beef, cooked medium rare, was chewy rather than tender - It was more like sirloin than tenderloin. The garlic potatoes were very good. Our daughter really enjoyed her double leg duck with mashed sweet potato. Our server arranged a complimentary crème brulee dessert. It was beyond wonderful. Next time we'll leave room for a full dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely lunch with my parents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was wonderful and atmosphere great for all ages.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my second time and I found it to be consistent to the first visit, great food, good service all around enjoyable
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 614 reviews are from the Sole Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Thanks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Two of us sat on the Patio along with an 18 month old . Staff was attentive , helpful with the toddler , gave me a choice of starting outside and moving in if it got cool , offered a kids menu and crayons , checked to see if we were all OK frequently . Food was good and they brought a sharing plate
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed
    Krissy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I've been a huge fan of Sole for years. My boyfriend and I were celebrating a special occasion on Sunday evening and thought it would be a fantastic venue at which to celebrate. The service was good, the atmosphere great but the food was sadly lacking. My shrimp was mealy and gritty, my pasta cold and congealed. My partners pasta dish was tasty but the portion quite small. Overall, not worth the $200 we spent. I'll likely go elsewhere the next time I'm looking to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    geoff
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great dining experience, food quality, ambience and service were all perfectly executed to give us a great evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never fails to please
    YeahService
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service always a cut above. Nice change to have well trained and competent staff. Keeps us coming back. Menu with variety but great specials too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.