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Somerville Wine Room & Bistro
Somerville Wine Room & Bistro

Somerville Wine Room & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.somervillewine.com
  • Email: info@somervillewine.com
  • Phone: (780) 454-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - 4:30-11:00
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Kitchen hours:
    Tues, Weds 9:00pm
    Thurs, Friday, Saturday 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Wine Bar, 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a fairly good experience at Sommerville. Overall the food was good but not outstanding. Our ceviche appetizer was very flavourful but the shrimp were very overcooked (possibly due to the appetizer being missed - we did not receive it until our mains arrived). The lamb was well cooked but the sauce was relatively flat. The casserole was nicely done but very one note in flavour. The sorbet trio was good but the ginger cake was the highlight of the evening - moist and packed with multiple flavours that lingered on the palate after each bite. That dish alone is worth venturing out for."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Fantastic knowledgeable staff and great service. A comfortable and quiet place for a first date."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in and were greeted by Sheri (the owner), until we walked out two hours later, the experience was perfect. The “wine by the glass” options were happily uncommon and all four we tried were lovely. One of the people with us has a gluten allergy and the menu is so gluten-friendly that it was easier for Sheri to tell us the four things that HAD gluten! We shared two appetizers: chorizo with potatoes & camembert with maple syrup. For mains we had: lamb shank, duck confit, scallops (off the appetizer menu) and short ribs. Every dish and every bite was absolutely amazing. We were too full for dessert but Sheri brought us truffles, on the house. We will absolutely be back, even just to sit at the bar for wine and cheese."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I cant believe it took me 3 years to find Somerville, i dined on a Saturday night and loved it. Wine list was great, food was fantastic and the value was exceptional! Give it a shot and you wont be dissappointed!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Somerville Wine Room and Bistro was a pleasurable experience. It was evident that the food was prepared with attention to detail. Somerville also offered a variety of vegetarian dishes which were excellent. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Felt welcome right from arrival. Amazing appatizers, great meal [possibly the best steak I have ever had] and the riccoata cheesecake blew our minds. Great bottle of Malbec to accompany it all as wel."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Picked Somerville for an evening dinner mainly because the reviews on OpenTable were overall excellant, not sure the Bistro lived up to those reviews. The service was very good, prompt without being a distraction. The food on the other hand was only average and we found every dish quite salty, even the cheesecake desert! The menu is quite limited and the portion sizes were a little small. There is a distinct lack of vegetables and salads on the menu so if you're not big on meat then this place isn't for you. The Bistro is more for wine and cheese outings than meals in my opinion, drinks are a little on the expensive side but most places are like that. Overall disappointed, probably won't return."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This restaurant had a nice atmosphere not to loud you could at least carry a conversation with you partner. we just had appetizers and split the Duck which was delicious my wife still cant stop talking about it I would definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Such a great room with excellent service and noise level. The food is a very special experience, the Chef works all the flavours and textures beautifully. Clean presentation, and perfectly seasoned. Great wine list , and the price points are perfect for the quality of product you receive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I love going to Sommerville. We love the proximity only 10 minutes from where we live the online booking and the atmosphere. Sherry the owner always greets us then seats us and we spend time catching up on events. The menu has a few excellently prepared entrees. We have tried them all and they are cooked to maximize the flavor of the particular meat. They have an excellent wine list that just adds the perfect touch to a great meal. Entree sizes are perfect. I never leave feeling like I have over eaten and uncomfortable. Excellent music choice as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was our first time here. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was warm. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Been to Somerville several times since we moved to Edmonton 18 months ago. Still our favourite restaurant in the city."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "what more can be said? great wine, food, and evening."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "We are working our way through Edmonton's dining hot spots, always in search of some place unique, both in ambiance and food offerings. Although there were a couple of glitches, this restaurant was definitely a favorite to date. The scallop appetizer was amazing, three scallops sitting in a little pool of beautiful sauce. Both the pan roasted duck leg and the lamb shank were excellent choices. We wish there had been at least a small offering of vegies on our plates, both for balance as well as color. We were unfortunate to have been seated near a ridiculously loud foursome, which made it impossible to have a conversation of our own. However, this restaurant is so small that other diners most assuredly also suffered. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Loved this place! We came for my husbands birthday and got free sparkling wine and truffles. It made it special for his birthday, rather than just being at another fancy restaurant."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. The staff was friendly. It was very quiet there is not a lot of seating. Quite expensive but any place can when you start ordering wine as well. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Really enjoyed dining experience here. The service was very friendly. The food and wine were really good. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Somerville on Valentine's Day. We've had many Valentine dinners out over the years, and far too many times the overbusy, overbooked or understaffed restaurant experience was disappointing. Thankfully this was nothing like that, what a great evening. The complimentary glasses of champagne started everything off very well, and we followed that with the beautiful baked Camembert, walnuts and maple appetizer. My husband loved the manicotti, and my steak frites with filet mignon was amazing - cooked perfectly to order and very tender. Very good, attentive service. Great evening, we will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "really fantastic food. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening out. We felt very welcome, and had were impressed that the owners were so accessible to chat to."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Nice Ambience, but found our meals to be average for the prices. This place is more of a wine bar and apps place..."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My husband and I made a reservation for an early Valentines dinner. Upon arrival we were surprise at how quiet and romantic the feel of the restaurant is. After being seated we were served a glass of champagne complimentary of the hostes. It was very thoughtful of her. The menu has a great selection and I loved how they cater to Gluten free customers. I cannot eat dairy or gluten, yet found so many options on the menu for me to enjoy. We ordered the scallops to share, but after our first bite we decided to order another serving. They were amazing. My husband said it was the best scallops he's ever had. The sauce that accompanies them is so good I could have eaten it with a spoon. The rest of the meal was just as fabulous."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "First time at this little bistro , everything was great. Lovely warm welcome from our server , we ordered a couple of appies the crispy olives with goat cheese were fantastic. Had the seafood manicotti and steak frite both entrees were spectacular. It was my girlfriends birthday, and in my reservation notes I had mentioned that she loved red velvet cake. The Chef owner made sure we had some for dessert, thank you so much. If you haven't been to this cool bistro yet , go."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Chic decor in an intimate space. The food was amazing... the sauce came with the perfect duck breast lifted the whole dish, and the beef in the casserole just melted in your mouth. Dessert was the highlight though as the pecan & chocolate torte and chocolate ginger cake brought us to the home stretch with complimentary port (thank you!). All in all, a wonderful find and a definite place that I will return to!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great place to be when your hungry, thirsty and want a comfortable vibe. My salmon pasta dish was fantastic, really tasty. My gf had the chorizo potato dish and wouldn't share it so I assume it was great . We had some beers and tried a few wines by the glass. Service was great, relaxed they didn't rush us out once we were done eating which we both appreciated. Nice place"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Had a very nice evening , nice ambience warm and cozy. Our food was excellent the lamb shank was fall off the bone tender, the whipped potato were a show stopper , steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Nice variety of wine and beer and service was also excellent, as usual just a great night out."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal from the small menu, and received some good suggestions for wine. The Shiraz Merlot blend from Washington was a delicious discovery. Of the three entrees our party ordered, there was a real absence of vegetables on the plates, resulting in heavy meals. Good flavours well developed - and would have been much enhanced with some light veggie sides to balance. A fish or poultry option would be nice for someone wanting a lighter entree."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for a date night. I had the pasta which was good but my husband's prime rib was only ok. A bit too fatty for his taste. The blueberry ricotta cheescake was really delicious. The restaurant was practically empty but the service was still very slow. We also had another couple seated directly beside us despite there being many other empty tables which was awkward. Overall, this place was ok. If you do go, get dessert for sure!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit here and it was a wonderful experience. I was absolutely wowed by the Duck on crispy polenta, it is hands down the best duck I have had in this city. My husband had the ribeye and raved about the whipped potatoes it came with. Desserts were fantastic, my blueberry cheesecake had a delicious pecan crust. Lots of by the glass choices for wine and our server was so helpful, very welcoming place."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We had the duck dish and the filet mignon. The taste was unbelievable…absolutely scrumptious. The service was quite slow though. There could have been more servers. It was a long wait for our food, and no bread was served so it became a little uncomfortable as our food arrived at 8:15 and our reservations were for 6:30. I think if the restaurant is that slow some bread or something would have been great. I will definitely return however."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. The food was awesome appies , entrees and dessert all wonderful. Service was spectacular , warm friendly and knowledgeable . Great atmosphere place was packed nice buzz.."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Visited Somerville for the first time, we were very impressed with this place . A lovely warm greeting at the door , a very long sleek room with a polished concrete floor and great woodwork. The food was as advertised, well presented and full of flavour, the wine list was unique and very well balanced, Overall a wonderful evening out."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Very friendly, received a warm welcome, overall a nice ambience. Appetizers and entrees all very good and presented well. Loved the ginger cake for dessert! Thought the background music was not quite fitting for the place - but wasn't too loud and distracting."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "we have not been here in a while and once again had a wonderful time. The food here really is fabulous. Service is always great and we REALLY enjoyed their new dessert menu."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "perhaps a few more vegan and vegetarian options, But overall it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end! Closed the place down,,,,, 2 bottles of wine later!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My wife heard about this place and we decided to give it a try. What a great find. My duck was spectacular, the crispy polenta it came with was superb! My wife had the salmon manicotti and was very pleased. We tried several of their glass pours and found them to be very affordable for the quality. Shared a lovely dessert. Our server was very friendly and we never felt rushed. Well done."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing, a fairly small menu but everything we tried - 2 appetizers, 2 main courses and 1 desert - all fantastic! I will definitely go back. The cambenbert cheese appetizer - to die for!!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We found this little gem courtesy of Open Table. Food was excellent; I had the filet mignon and my spouse had the casserole. The food is excellent. Highly recommend it"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Gave my parents a choice of where to go for there anniversary, there choice was Somerville. Did not disappoint , food was beautifully presented and full of flavour. Our service was terrific, the desserts were wonderful. We love this place for a special occasion or anytime."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "What a great little place . Food is beautiful , scallops and ceviche to start , terrific. Duck and lamb for mains both were outstanding. The service was excellent , knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. Finished with the warm ginger cake and ricotta cheesecake , it is always so apparent when desserts are made in house, they were both superb. Will be back."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Great intimate bistro for a romantic evening or an evening with two couples. The restaurant decor is modern classic and is a nice backdrop for intimate dining. The service is very good and the food delicious. The menu choice is restricted, but this can be good or bad."
    Dined on 12/21/2013