Vin Room Mission
Vin Room Mission

Vin Room Mission

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinroom.com/
  • Phone: 4034575522x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 4-10 pm; Monday:4-11pm; Tuesday-Wednesday 11:30am - 11 pm; Thursday: 11:30 am-midnight; Friday/Saturday: 11:30 am- 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brent Klassen/Diana Nacita
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private wine cellar and second floor buyouts are available for functions. Private rooms accommodate 2 to 100 people (with rooftop patio). Full restaurant buyout is available. Please contact Brit Hart at brit@vinroom.com
  • Private Party Contact: Brit Hart 4034575522x
  • Special Events: For special events or functions, contact brit@vinroom.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Avenue
  • Public Transit: A transit stop is conveniently located in front of the building.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and conveniently located near Vin Room.

    Public parking is also available at the Mission Centre (Shopper's Drug Mart)
A word from Vin Room Mission
Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar offering over 100 wines by the taste. With the help of the Enomatic Wine Preservation System, we can guarantee variety and freshness as well.

Our wines are complemented by our tapas menu, focusing on fresh, local ingredients with a global twist. We offer tapas that are seasonal, wine focused and flavorful.

Vin Room was one of Enroute Magazine's Top 25 Hot Spots in Canada, an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award Recipient, and received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three years in a row. Vin Room was named one of Avenue Magazine's Top Restaurants of 2012.

We are located at 2310-4th St. SW (Old Mission Cycle Building); just a short cab ride from downtown and the Stampede Grounds. Rooftop patio open (weather permitting) on a first come, first served basis.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Vin Room Mission reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (65)fit for foodies (50)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (46)great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (35)hot spot (20)good for groups (15)late-night find (13)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • After September Snow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    After the September snow, we enjoyed a warm evening on the deck. We enjoyed a 3 wine tasting flight. A great bottle of Graceland with some very tasty small plates. Great service. A very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very cozy - great food
    Freddy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We just had appetizers..but it was outstanding..................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful wine!
    Njhklf
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Vin Room is an excellent place for wine! It has a great atmosphere and the staff are very knowledgable about wine selections. I highly recommend going here if you want great food and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is great. Represented in a nice manner but the service was quite bad. I've been here twice and the first time I couldn't get the waitress to pay attention to me, the second time the waitress checked up on the table lots but overall wasn't a good waitress. I think this place is great food wise but not good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calgary
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Patio tables and chairs not comfortable but everything else is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a table
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was the second time I have been to vin room. Both times the patio was busy but the rest of the restaurant was vacant. It is a bit pricey but the food overall is quite good, will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Amazing squid! Great place to try lots of different dishes. Everything we had was perfect for sharing and their service was great. They also offer a wonderful selection of wine by the glass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary feast at Vin Room
    AlannaK
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After searching the menus of every reputable restaurant in Calgary I stumbled upon Vin Room Mission. I was looking for something with a special, cosy patio & Vin Room's upstairs patio was perfect. Located in the heart of lively Mission the second floor patio really brings you above the noise & gives you a beautiful private & romantic atmosphere. My boyfriend & I are in our 20's & just beginning to explore culinary creativity at it's true depths. Vin Room offers a larger menu that's straight forward for any level of foodie to understand & appreciate. Vin Room is a place anyone can enjoy & I will gladly recommend it to anyone of my friends or family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    Christiana
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had a wonderful experience! Outstanding service, food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Loved the food and ambiance, great food and fantastic service!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I had a great experience. Our server was Stacy and she was helpful and gave us lots of space to enjoy our evening out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    giodoc68VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    service is perfect.. wines are greatly selected and witht the 2 oz option easy to taste multiple ones .. food is gourmet.. prawns are amazing.. bravi !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the lettuce wraps!
    Mochi
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We dined on the rooftop patio, which is totally magical. Nice touches - blankets were provided as it got chillier into the evening. Our server was amazing and the food incredible. Love it here! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food terrible service
    Diner2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and wine was fabulous, but our waitress was terrible. We dined Saturday night at 9:15 and our waitress was tacky and unprofessional. She did not know the wine list at all and proceeded to tell us she didn't like sparkling wine so she couldn't reccomend anything. When the wine arrived, she was extremely unprofessional in presenting it and she swore when she spilled a little. The food was fabulous, but if Vin Room wants to be elite in a wine and tapas genre, they need to find people that reflect their image.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    Kiki0813
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I absolutely love this place. Food, wine and service are amazing. One of my favorite places to go to in Calgary!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner 16.07
    Steve
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Its a very nice rooftop spot. Service is awesome. Certainly recommend for all occasions. My wife and I loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on the patio
    JustAddWine
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It was a hot sunny day so we had to move from full sun to a table in the shade. luckily the patio was not full. we both had the salade nicoise. it was good although the overly-large leafs of romaine lettuce were hard to manage. It was not a true salade nicoise as it was missing the anchovies. The tuna was only lightly grilled on the outsides (could have done with another minute) and a bit flavourless. The wine was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Vin Room Mission has an excellent wine list and the food is very good - excellent. The service was not as commendable as the food, however on my particular visit recently on a Monday evening. It took at least 20 minutes after we were seated and received our menus before a server approached our table. The restaurant was only sparsely filled as well. Once that difficult beginning was passed, however, the server was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad chairs, great bartender.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The chairs are terrible. Very low backs, it's like sitting on a stool for two hours. The bartender is amazing, waitresses were fine, and the food was mediocre. Might be a great place at 11 when your looking for a late night bite.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vibrant atmosphere
    DannyK
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Sat out on the rooftop patio and enjoyed the view and the ambience. Looks like some great tables inside as well for groups or a romantic evening. Tried a number of dishes and all were flavourful. Meatballs and scallops were favourites at our table. Had a couple of mix ups with the food but it was very quickly rectified and luckily we were in no hurry. Advised the waitress of the type of wine I wanted and her suggestion was perfect. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Vin Room in Mission never fails
    Brent403
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    to deliver good quality food, wine, service and ambiance. We ate on the upstairs patio Monday night and it was perfect! Our out of town guests said they enjoyed every minute. Our waiter, Edwin, was knowledgeable about their extensive wine collection and recommended tapas that were delicious and hit the spot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Restaurant in the City
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I rave about this restaurant. It is my absolute favorite in the city. The servers are so knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The food is exquisite. It is our favorite date night place. The ambiance is just as lovely as the food and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    LJVH
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Unique food selections. Fun to share! Comfortable and relaxed environment. I would definitely return. Table set up at 4th street location gives you privacy. Good for visiting with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night!
    MIAN
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My boyfriend an I went to Vin room for a date night and loved it! They sat us side by side which was really nice and great for sharing. We shared 5 tapas (Merguez Meatballs, Pistachio Crusted Scallops, Braised Pork Short Ribs, Paprika Grilled Prawns, and Grilled AAA Flatiron Steak) and a desert (Gluten Free Dark Chocolate & Hazlenut Praline). Everythings was fabulous! Also a great spot for those looking for gluten free menu items. Many of the items on the menu are already gluten free and many others can be made gluten free. We really enjoyed our evening there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always!
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Thanks again for another delicious meal! Loved the Vin Plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lalive
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had not been there for a while and was regretful of that when I realized what I was missing, great, food, wine and service. Fabulous night out with other wine, food loving ladies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good selection - will return
    NoTomatoes
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Went with a friend specifically for a patio lunch. Upstairs patio is great, colorful and comfortable, options of shade or sun. Choice of fresh or sparkling, chose sparkling, find out later they charge for it. EVERY restaurant that I have gone to that had a water choice has NEVER charged me for sparkling - do we have to ask every time whether the water is free or not??!! Chose cheese and charcuterie platter to share, 3 meat, 2 cheese. All was tasty, but not much for $6 per unit = $30. Bread was never refreshed. Drank a rose, first glass had a stem, second glass did not, waitress said they did not want broken glass. Manager tells us it is because of wind - then get heavier based stemmed glasses or get plastic ones. It was a totally calm day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to celebrate
    Luvpizza
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We recently celebrated our anniversary at Vin Room Mission and were very happy with the service, food, and ambience. Thanks for making our celebration memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be Careful, extra charges on bill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food was fantastic but the service was so so; they forgot to bring us several dishes we ordered. My biggest issue is the extra charges. If I'm going to spend $100s of dollars on a dinner I should not be charged for pickled vegetables that accompanied one of the dishes when I didn't even know it was not part of the dish. I was charged for extra shrimp because we had four people and the dish came with three shrimp, not normally a big issue, but I was not asked first. When the bill came I was charged for a second glass of white wine that the waiter brought over because he pored red wine into the white wine glass - come on. If you're generous with your customers your customer will be generous with you and not write reviews like this one.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid 3 out of 5
    toot
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The quality of the food and service at the Vin Room certainly isn't what it used to be. A number of the items on the wine list wasn't available, the food was good, but the service was a bit disappointing. Our bread that was supposed to accompany the charcuterie board came out midway through our dinner when the charcuterie board was pretty much all finished, even though we specifically asked for it at the time we ordered. Overall my impression is that it is too expensive for the quality delivered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • approachable wine list - good food
    MacDaddy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My wife and I had dinner there with an old childhood friend. The wine list was a good mix of approachable, moderately priced wines, some value items, and a number wines that were on my list of 'I wish I could afford to drink that'. The food was excellent and my wife liked the server - no issues with spending an extended amount of time having wine and talking after dinner. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carrieava
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very over priced. Super small portions. After 6 dishes, we were still hungry. Wine was good. But not worth 20 dollars a glass for 6 ounces.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the best in food and service
    LoriMac
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    If you haven't been to Vin Room yet run, don't walk. They have a wonderful tapas menu and a huge selection of wines by the glass or by the taste if you'd like to try first. We have always had a great night when eating here and the upstairs, outdoor patio is a treat when you get lucky enough to find room up there. The service is as delightful as their food with servers being highly knowledgeable in both the wines they offer and the dishes they serve. After a summer walk through charming Mission it's a lovely way to end the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tapas Selection
    SIPSandBITES
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious meal on the outdoor terrace with some nice wines to accompany the food. Every dish we ordered was nicely presented and very tasty. I like the fact that wines are available in different sized portions allowing one to sample small amounts of different wines or just order larger a larger quantity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 621 reviews are from the Vin Room Mission reviews archive.
  • Wine is better than food
    B2foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had the chickpea fritters, pea seared scallops and lobster nachos. Fritters were great-crispy on the outside, warm & soft on the inside. They were seasoned well.The walnut sauce is inspired. The yogurt sauce is a middle eastern classic, done differently but well. Pan seared scallops were a good idea executed badly. As happens so often in Calgary, the scallops were just trashed in the cooking process, rubbery mess. It was clearly a matter of the grill or pan not being hot enough for the proper sear and the fish staying on too long. I think Lobster nachos need a makeover. The chips aren't warm, hot sauce drips to the bottom and is too hot for a dish with lobster, that level of heat over shadows the sweetness of the shellfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable.
    DadandMom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    What a treat - enormous variety of outstanding and creative dishes: Shrimp paprika, Lobster nachos, Pork Belly lettuce wrap. Lamb Chops - amazing, Pork Short Ribs, Scallops - pistachio crusted, Chicken Wings with an outstanding sauce: olive, saffron,tomatoes, and other ingredients, Babaganoush (eggplant) and cheese and artichoke dips with bread crisps, Suggest ordering their scrumptious homemade bread for dipping in various sauces. We had 11 choices and four of us were sated. Only (minor)negative comment is they charged $2 for the bread - a head scratcher on a $300 meal for four including several rounds of wine/beer. The overall experience was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    yycoenophileVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Service was outstanding! Patio was cozy, food was fantastic, amazing wine selection!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sammy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I found this place to our liking, the owner Pheobe came and spoke with us, the manager Shelden also came to make sure our time was enjoyable, they were very nice people. Our waiter Edwin should get a raise as he insured everything was and enjoyable dining experience. Great job Edwin. My wife and I will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing night
    Grtfood
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Again another great evening. Great food, great wine and great service. My wife and I love that we can go sit for hours, talk and share some great food and wine. Every time we get to Calgary we make sure we get one night at the Vin room. Looking forward to our next trip.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dinner at Vin Room Mission
    SirEpiQure
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Special compliments to the chefs at Vin Room Mission for a memorable dinner: mussels & chorizo; duck and white bean cassoulet. Both dishes were a treat. The service was very good with helpful advice given about menu items and wines. Our waiter was knowledgeable and he did not hover as some are wont to do these days. I would not hesitate to recommend the VR Mission to anyone. Location, cuisine and service are three reasons to dined there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate