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Vin Room - West
Vin Room - West

Vin Room - West Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinroom.com
  • Email: info.west@vinroom.com
  • Phone: (587) 353-8812
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 3:00 pm - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Diana Nacita
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Check out our website for special events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 85 St SW and 8A Ave SW
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in front of Vin Room West
A word from Vin Room - West
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 West is located at 85 St SW and 8A Ave SW (take Bow Trail West to 85th Street SW and turn right)

We are a licensed restaurant. Children are welcome at Vin Room.
Patio (weather permitting) is available on a first come, first served basis.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our second bad experience at this Vin Room and it will be our last! Food was terrible and although we were ordering 3-4 dishes at a time, we waited over 40 minutes and was served 1 dish for a table of four people. We spent close to four hours at the restaurant and ended up sending two dishes back as they were not edible. The kitchen obviously needs more help or training."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I admit I was tentative about going to Vin Room West with my husband and another couple and wasn't sure about tapas for dinner and having enough to eat. But after having a wonderful time with awesome food and excellent and attentive service, we won't hesitate to go back! Danielle, our server, was the friendliest we have ever encountered, knowledgable about the wines and menu. She explained the process and gave recommendations. A nice variety and each dish came out at just the right time. We began with the Chef's 5 selection charcuterie and cheese to begin with, ordered 5 tapas plates plus the salad and were pleasantly full, but not so much that we were also able to share two delicious desserts. We will return to this neighbourhood gem."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was extremely tasty, but the service was extremely poor."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for a celebration and to try a bunch of different wines. We had a fantastic evening and Kyle, I believe the manager, was fantastic. He I extremely knowledgable about his wine stock. He also made some great pairing and dessert ideas. Even convinced my wife to try ermite for dessert a pretty impressive feat. It was quiet and a good little tapa's joint. I recommend it absolutely. Although the pork ribs are kind boring."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Loved the wine list and tapas menu. Had the chef's picks. Was wounderful!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Have been to the Vin Room west on a few occasions now and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food and the wine/liquor selection. Would like to see the selections on the menu change up a little every so often, but nonetheless the food is remarkable. Great great place to go for a nice evening out in the neighbourhood!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Well it has went way down hill since it has opened. Its a wine resturant but ran out of ALOT of wines. Order a Shiraz they were out by the glass. Tried some flights found a wine i liked and decied to order a glass and she tells us you got the last 2 oz. Ok well I'll order another set of flights find another wine i would like to order and again out of that wine..really?? My husband went to order a glass of wine again you got the last 2 oz?? Its a sat night and your out of ALOT OF WINE!!! Order oysters and went to order another dozen.oh we are out of east coast only 8 left? Reallly come on...what kind of resturant is out of multiple wines and oysters on a sat night. Poor management, service not great, food portions very small...won't go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Fun place. Had a great time. Bit loud but loved it anyways"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The wine and food are good at Vin Room West, but something really needs to be done about the service. Appears that there are not enough serving staff to handle the flow of customers. We felt rushed and ignored at the same time. Wanted to order additional glasses of wine, but the water was no where to be found. Finally gave up and left. Was looking forward to a nice evening out and was left wanting. It is unfortuante, because we like the food and wine, but would not come back until the service issue has been resolved."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The small taster size portions allowed us to sample several plates all were very good. I like the fact that we could buy most wines by the glass in 2 or 6 ounce sizes so that could pair our wine and food choices and with the two ounce glass I can still able to drive. I am usually hesitant to purchase wine by the glass as sometimes the wine is not at it's best but with the system that is used at the Vin Room each wines tasted freshly opened. This is great place to go and take friends that are interested in trying some new wines or for anyone that requires gluten free."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The weather was very cold, so we wanted a good restaurant in the area. The high-light is the choices of wine by the glass both 2 & 6 oz. Considering the prices for a bottle, the prices for the glasses were good and ordering 3 - 2oz glasses is a good way to compare wines side by side with your food. The food was all tasty and good quality but be aware that they are 'tapas' sized. The charcuterie plate was too small for the cost and the Vin Plate with 4 items wasn't a really good value - a bowl of chips / crisps as the 4th item was strange. However, the server had listed the items so it wasn't a surprise. The service was prompt, knowledgable and good. We had recently tried Ox & Angela and we intend to try Candela for tapas #3."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • ". Great selection of food. Need to order at least 6-7 plates for 4 people. Went on a Sunday and wasn't that busy. Food didn't take that long to come out. The hostess was very courteous and friendly. The location was great for us as we live 5 minutes away. The restaurant is spacious and the decor is fantastic and great for a romantic evening or a family dinner. Some of the plates were pricey for the amount of food you got, but all in all it was a great experience and would go again. Next time I would go for the Sunday dinner menu. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Great addition to the neighbourhood."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have had consistently good food and service here. The ambience is intimate and the staff are very friendly and knowledgable about the wine list. We have allergies and never had trouble at Vin. We make it a regular date night destination."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "For the price, the appetizer dishes are pretty tiny! Everyone says that when we tell them we went there, so the word is out. Food was great, service professional and attentive, but have to have a little more on the plates!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It seemed the chef was in a "Salty" mood the night we were there. Almost every dish was over-salted, and especially the prawns - they were SUPER salty and very fishy tasting - almost like they were too overcooked. Experience at the Mission location has always been phenomenal, based on this first visit to West, i would not likely return..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentines day with another couple for the first time to Vin Room. Heard good things about the place. Had a 9:30pm seating, our server was closing out 3 or 4 tables in the first 45 minutes of our stay, and it took us just as long to get our first round of drinks served to us (not counting water). It took FOREVER for us to get served our first course of oysters, so I made a point of letting our server know that things are running slow. The slow service was no excuse as the restaurant was half empty at this time and they had a full staff still on account of it being Valentines day. But 10 out of 10 for the quality of the food. We eat out a lot and their tapas menu ranks with other comaprable places like CIBO, Ox & Angela and Posto."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The good was great, wine fantastic. Service was hospitable and attentive, though not over bearing."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Took my wife to Vin Room West for Valentines Day. I have been trying to get into the restaurant for some time but it was always busy. Lunch during the week was not and it was awesome! Exceptional service, broad wine list and good food. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I liked the unique feel of this place in style. I indeed would return to dine and for wines."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Bit crowded but it was Valentine's day so kind of expected. Wine selection is great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The wine was excellent, the appetizer plate was very good. A little pricey but the quality was top notch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "good times great food, will definitely be goin back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great place, but service was a bit slow today considering there were only two other tables."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I've been to Vin Room West before, and it was terrific. Unfortunately this visit didn't match up. The service was average (although our waiter was very, very knowledgeable about the wine selection which was great). There was too much of a break between sharing plates and the food itself was mediocre on this occasion. Also, unfortunately, it seemed as though the order of the food was off. The hostess also tried to seat us (3 women) at a corner table, directly between two other crowded tables and seemed put off when we to be in a less-crowded area. The restaurant wasn't that busy on a Wednesday night. Being a past server I understand why she may have been asked to put us in that area, however the attitude was unnecessary."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "It was bitterly cold outside today and the restaurant was very quiet at lunch. We were two Moms with 5 kids. Our server was so friendly, professional and unfazed by the kids! The food was was timely and tasty. Very well plated and presented. I've dined here about four times now (only once with kids) and have been happy with every visit. As far as design & decor goes, Vin is my favourite restaurant. My eye wanders and admires the tasteful finishes. It's trendy without trying too hard and the wait staff is casual & friendly. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Very disappointed in the wine list! Under Cabernet Sauvignon only four bottles under $80. Service was not good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The restaurant was so noisy we could barely talk. The service was extremely slow, even to get drinks. The menu was confusing. There were six of us and we had no idea of the size of the potions and how much food to order. The suggestion by our server was to order again if there was insufficient, but as we waited over an hour for our food to appear, we did not want to be waiting for our second order. Having said all this, the food was good but we will not be returning."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed a nice lunch with friends . Interesting and tasty menu. We enjoyed the daily offer with wine pairings. At tentative service."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The food was good and the wine list was extensive. Sadly the service let it all down. The quality of the service at this new location of Vin can only be described as ranging from pretentious indifference to downright surly and not just a single staff member on an off night - all 3 of the waiters/waitresses that served our table shared these characteristics in abundance."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We booked reservations at the last-minute for New Year's Eve and we had an amazing time at this restaurant. The food is designed to be shared and we ordered Lamb Chops and steak as well as some cheese appetizer plates. It was a lot of fun and the staff welcome and service was amazing. We would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Vin Room is definitely a place for wine lovers. You can order 2oz, 6oz, half bottle and full bottle. We enjoyed the 2oz size so we could try several different wines. They offer them as flights as well which a great way to experience new varietals and regions. The food items are presented as tapas which was fun for our group of friends wanting to sit around sipping, eating and visiting. Can't wait to go back. Thank you to the staff for their advice and suggestions. Very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The ambiance was great, the food excellent, and the service incredible. I'd go again and it was even family friendly. Our family enjoyed our experience at Vin Room West."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had a great time at this restaurant. Staff was fun, helpful and knowledgeable about wine choices. The food was moderate. There are definitely some great hits and some pretty bad misses when it came to the large variety of tapas. Chick pea cakes were delicious....braised beef terrible, not even sure if it was seasoned. But overall, it was a great outing, lots of fun - we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I took a friend to this restaurant to try it out for the 2nd time. The first time was last year and my experience wasn't that great, but I thought I would give it another try. Our waitress was the bar manager was unhelpful and seemed to get mad at us when I said wine was warm. When I told her that the wine was warm, she picked up the carafe and said "seems like it's cold." No offense, but I know the difference between chilled white wine and lukewarm wine. After that point, she was barely receptive. Once our last dish was brought out, she just asked if that was all, no ask for dessert. I asked if we could see a dessert menu, instead she listed off a bunch of desserts which we ordered. I am very displeased."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We have been to Vin Room several times now. We love the fact that Vin Room has moved up to our neighbourhood and appreciate the wonderful food and wine selection they offer. Unfortunately, whenever we have been there, we have been served by subpar serving staff. They're not attentive, not confident, this last time we had our food before we even placed our drink order, had to ask several times what we had ordered, seemed uninterested, never came back to ask us how our food was. Hopefully they can work this problem out."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Slightly disappointed, restaurant staff constantly barged in mid-conversation to interrupt us, and for some reason 3 different people kept on coming by. Restaurant was dead empty when we arrived and stayed that way for 1.5 hrs, but they couldn't give us a later reservation for some reason. Prices were higher than average for the portion size, but that is how one would expect a tapas restaurant to be. Personally, I find the value proposition of tapas restaurants to be quite poor. Wine list is excellent though and there is something for everyone."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Very nice restaurant, nicely decorated, and modern. Food was great too. Only complain was there was no soap in the women's washroom. Both bottles of soap was empty."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Our server took the time to listen to our likes and dislikes before recommending from their extensive wine list. We learned quite a bit about wine and ended up going next door and buying a couple of bottles to share with friends at a later date. Clearly a knowledgeable guy who loves his job. What a great way to spend a couple of hours with a friend!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The night we were there it was very quiet...until the fire alarm went off due to smoke in the kitchen. We sat there for 5 minutes hearing the main alram bells going off wondering if we should leave. After the massive interruption to our night out I thought we should at the very least been offered a free drink. Nothing transpired and the kitchen alarm continued going off for another 10 minutes. We quickly finished our coffees and left. Also the food was way too pricey for what we got. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We really love to have date night. We like to find a restaurant that can accommodate our allergies and has great food and wine. This is a fantastic restaurant with great food for sharing and a fabulous wine list. You can order food to share as well as wine tastings! We were really impressed that their menu was labelled with gluten-free options, important to us as we have allergies. Overall, a great restaurant. Loved the comfy chairs!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013