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Waterfront Wines
Waterfront Wines

Waterfront Wines Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.waterfrontwines.com
  • Phone: (250) 979-1222
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Global, International, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Mark Filatow
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Why use a caterer? For many people with an active, busy lifestyle, the thought of organizing a party, large or small, can be a daunting proposition. Using a professional caterer allows you to be a guest at your own party. We provide a full range of services. From casual backyard BBQs to Weddings to Upscale Corporate Functions to Custom Chef at Home Menus with perfectly paired wines. We employ professional staff and event consultants able to coordinate every detail of your event.


    Please contact Sarah Wallace at catering@detailscatering.ca or 250-878-9890 for more info.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that can comfortably seat 22 people. The room also offers a flat screen TV that can be used for presentations.
    With groups we will be happy to work with you to build a custom menu that suits your needs.
    1 bill with an 18% gratuity will be presented to groups of 8 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Shannon (250) 979-1222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have street parking located on Sunset Dr. There is also a parking lot on the corner of Water & Sunset.
A word from Waterfront Wines
Under the direction of Chef & Sommelier Mark Filatow, Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Wine Bar has developed a fresh, continually evolving menu which reflects all that the Okanagan has to offer.

Waterfront is a small 50 seat Restaurant and Wine Bar. Only having just begun our eighth year of business, we have already established a strong following for the creations of Chef and Sommelier Mark Filatow. Chef Filatow exudes a passion for his art that is brought to new heights through marriages with the exclusive selections found on our wine list.

Our menu specializes in a mixture of Tapas-style items and Main Courses, with the focus on offering our guests as wide a variety of flavors as possible.


***Waterfront Wines guests must all be over the age of 19***
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Diner Reviews
  • "If there is one restaurant to visit in Kelowna, Quail's Gate should be top of your list. With friendly and professional staff, great food and stunning views, this restaurant has everything you could wish for."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I was not that impressed with the food, overpriced for the meal, 2 pieces of lamb that were rear, probably 1.5 oz each, some Moroccan herbs that were not cooked out, I have been to Morocco on many occasions and never tasted this spice mix"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "the service was excellent, the staff was friendly, the wine was great, the food was perfect. we will be back"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This spot was a real 'find' for is on our trip to Kelowna. Hip little spot right downtown with excellent food and friendly service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Waterfront Wines for the first time this past weekend and were ecstatic about the food, the service, the wine list, the friendly staff and the overall experience! We will definitely visit Waterfront Wines again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had read so many wonderful views about Waterfront Wines online that we got the impression we couldn't visit Kelowna without stopping here for a casual, upscale dinner. The majority of the evening turned out to be a miss. We started with the Pomme Frites - They were fine. Not crazy about the lemon flavour in the dip as I felt it just wasn't a solid mix with the potato. Next was the soup of the evening - A prawn bisque. It was incredibly fishy. Not sure if this was how a prawn bisque should be as I am only familiar with lobster but I couldn't even finish the bowl. Lastly - My husband had the lamb. It was incredibly grisly and tough. Who knew lamb could be this low quality? Won't be returning."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I had a great time here. It was my first time at waterfront but I heard from friends that it was great so I thought i would try it out. The atmosphere and food were amazing, my only complaint is that the servers weren't as knowledgable as I would have liked. When presenting/describing the food they would stumble over their words or forget entirely what was in it. I was totally understanding because all the dishes were definitely a mouthful to describe but it was slightly irritating. Other than that, excellent!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I chose Waterfront Wines as the location for my birthday dinner and I must say it was one of the top birthday meals I've had in some time. I had high expectations going in and I was not disappointed. My partner also very much enjoyed his meal. Many times when I drag him out for a "foodie" meal he'll find the environment a bit too pretentious for his liking, but everything was very relaxed, inviting and friendly here. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner (a special occasion - our anniversary). The food was wonderful and beautifully plated. The dessert spectacular"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Not as good as everyone made it out to be, the wine list was mediocre at best. We got a few glasses of wine and the selection was terrible. The food was good, the ambiance fair, we were in the restaurant part and it felt more like a cafe. Not worth $200.00 for food and wine."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went for dinner with my son (a Chef) and very much enjoyed the multiple ingredients in every dish. We shared three appetizers the Octopus and squid were melt in your mouth tender, the stripped prawn risotto was amazingly light for a risotto and the scallops were perfectly cooked. I had the Halibut for a main and it was slightly over done but not dry and was delicious. Loved the BC wines overall a great night out..... "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The foodie in our family is my wife and she was ecstatic about the duck dish. I really enjoyed the flank steak. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. All in all a great dining experience. The only disappointment was the non-waterfront location which, as visitors who had not checked the location on the map when we made the reservation online from our home town, was a bit of a surprise."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting the Kelowna area for wine touring and wonderful food. We found both!! The wine list was both local and world wines and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was quaint but lively and the service was impeccable. We had a wonderful meal and a fabulous time. Thank you to the staff and chef."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went to waterfront wines because their catering company is going to be doing my wedding. It was a fantastic meal and we left stuffed and excited to have them a part of my big day. Our server was inctedibly knowledgable and personable and the good was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is a wonderful dining experience.Great serving staff, Lee was our server,well done. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "An exceptional restaurant our server dawn was fun and friendly, the food was in the top five of restaurants that we have ate at. I highly recommend waterfront for any special occasions or romantic nights out. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Ate here on May 1, 2014. All the food was excellent and prices were very reasonable. Would highly recommend Waterfront Wines if looking for an upscale dinner in Kelowna."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We had dined at Waterfront Front previously with a big group and had a great time, this time was even better. Food was amazing and all local ingredients Bravo!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "An amaing gem of a place for the foodie in you. The specials are all very mouth watering and the menu has something special for everyone's taste buds. We were very pleased with all of our meals and I would definately recommend this wonderful location. I would also suggest that you make reservations, as it was very busy on the Saturday night that we were there. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food....seemed to take a little extra time to receive our main course but we didn't mind!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I went out on a date without the kids and decided to try water front wines. The food was amazing, our server was very nice and knowledgeable. Very nice evening out!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "March 27, 2013 great food and service as usual on this Thursday, great food, great beverage selection. Had been enjoying the food and atmosphere for 8 years, whenever in Kelowna, always a go to spot,.."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Wine servings could have been bigger but overall good!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Love the food - did not want to brush my teeth after dinner! :-) The service was great! One of the girls came over and asked us if we wanted to move because there was a big group of women beside us about 10 women! The restaurant was worried they would be a bit loud for our anniversary dinner! We loved the offer but we were fine! I recommend this place to everybody! Great food, ambience and a great place for a special occasion. The best!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 3 year anniversary and everything was absolutely perfect. The food was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner = one halibut special, one of the roast chicken and shared the special dessert tart. Flavours of the meal were spot on, great service and very friendly staff. We had an early dinner (6:00) and by the time we left, we could hardly hear what the other was saying. Very intimate setting, but conversation is amplified to an almost uncomfortable level. Would be much different in the summer on the patio. Will try again."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was so-so. Trout had the texture of a slushy--I could barely eat it. The noise level in the restaurant was almost unbearable. They need some sort of sound buffers. I can't figure out why this place is popular. The food is way overpriced--and not all that good. The ambience is cluttered and noisy--the server didn't tell us the evening specials. Maybe they were better than what we got off the menu but we'll never know--we'll never go back--DON'T order the trout--it should be served with a straw."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Waterfront Restaurant yet again. The excellent staff, the great vibe, the ever changing menu that strives to interest and delight, all add to a very enjoyable experience. With Chef Filatow at the helm, it is one of the best in the Okanagan."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have been fortunate enough to have dined in some of the best restaurants in North America....French Laundry, Jean Georges NYC, Le Bernardin and many Michelin starred spots in France. We were well on the way to proclaiming the Okanagan a "fine dining wasteland" until our meal at Waterfront Wines. The chef cooks and presents with love and a level of skill we have not found anywhere in the Okanagan. Small plates done very well...we will be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have wanted to visit this restaurant for some time and unfortunately it was a huge disappointment. The wine list was good but overpriced for the pour size. The food was ok but other restaurants in town offer much more exciting, tasty food and bigger servings for a much better price. I was also not impressed with the layout or the interior finishings of the restaurant- there are many better dining options in the Okanagan- poor value for money."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My spouse and I snuck away for an "us" evening checking in to a nearby hotel. We knew this place was close by and had been meaning to try it. Arrived to a bustling atmosphere and intoxicating smells. Our table wasn't ready yet but they sat us at the bar while we waited. Service was spot on so we decided to remain at the wood with an awesome bartender. Food was to die for. Fresh and perfectly cooked. The bartender was well versed in wine pairings and offered excellent choices. Overall a fun atmosphere, down to earth people and exceptional dining experience. Will be back again and again!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very good; but my husband's meal- short rib was sent out cold . Somehow they had forgotten to reheat from the fridge."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Super professional service, fantastic wine list, exceptional food & a great overall experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For those who have not dined here, the food and service is excellent. Price is on the high end and quantity is not what this restaurant is known for. Always a favorite of mine:)"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food exceptional presentation phenomenal, chef takes great care to ensure each plate comes out perfect, ambience, wine all very good, service was just okay, seemed to be only one waiter for the restaurant. Was half way through my meal, waiter came by I asked to see the wine list which was brought promptly but waiter never returned till I had finished my meal to ask if I would like another glass of wine?"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary with what we were told would be good food. It was truly delicious. The chef has an excellent palate - we had the roast elk and chicken special as entrees - as starter the beet salad was a perfect blend of tastes and textures and the parsnip soufflé (?) melted in the mouth. Accompanied by a bottle of Fairview Cellars' Bucket of Blood it was fabulous. In the restaurant side, with few tables, Decor is a bit spare, but the food was easily the best we have ever had in Kelowna."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Met a friend for an early Friday dinner and was happy that we came early as the tables are quite close together but we were the first to arrive and the room was quiet and relaxing.... by the end of our meal as all tables had filled the small space that we had felt quite claustrophobic and it was very noisy .... definitely would not come here for a quiet romantic dinner! The food was great (loved the selections of cheese) and the service excellent. This is not a kid friendly restaurant but I I would recommend Waterfront Wines for a small group night out for sure."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "our waiter was very good, just a little puzzling when he brought me a second drink without me asking for it, although I didn't mind I'm sure some would. I was very disappointed when one of our guests meal was forgotten. the waiter admitted he forgot to order it which i respect and suggested that another guest split her meal which was exactly the same. that was smart. we were in a hurry to get to a show so by the time the forgotten meal arrived everyone else was done eating and wanted to go so we were not late for the show. we ended up just packing it up. this would not have been an issue at all for me but the restaurant charged us full price for the forgotten meal and the unordered drink. it really ended up ruining our experience"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "$$$ 2- people will run you 150.00+ but you won't be disappointed with the quality of food. We had Caesar salad (which was I thought was ok), crab bisque (delicious could have licked the bowl), both of us ordered the Flat iron steak which was done to perfection and probably the best steak I've eaten in a long time, shared a chocolate dessert with freshly made ice-cream and 3 glasses of wine between the 2 of us. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu, professional, friendly and pleasant. The food was served timely as expected. The restaurant itself is small and trendy with a large bar and a open kitchen a little more casual dress than I heard, you can wear jeans and fit right in. I'd go again for the food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Exellent food and service but aqmbience is lacking. We did not find dining here any different since the expansion, food still great, staff very good. Have celebated Valenties Day here two hears running, will likely not return for that occcasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014