Bruce Wine Bar

4.6
356 reviews
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Don’t let the name fool you, this unique eatery boasts more than just a wine list distinguished by a Wine Spectator award.
Designated a Feast Ontario restaurant for its’ commitment to sustainable and organic regional fare, Bruce also serves up the best wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza north of the GTA. Add an impressive roster of independent Canadian musicians playing Fridays and you’ve got the vibe!
A funky eclectic design houses 25 cozy seats surrounding the open kitchen and another 40 in a loft-inspired space which includes a communal harvest table.
Once a tiny wine bar serving small plates three nights/week, Bruce has come into its’ own as a full-scale restaurant offering seasonally focused lunch, dinner and take-away menus daily, as well as catering for private parties and large events.
Feed your curiosity!

The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday
What 356 People Are Saying
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B
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience. Tonight entertainer Cory Mercer was exceptional.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love Bruce wine bar. The chefs really are extra skilled and the people are so friendly and fun.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good but entree portion small.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. Our server was really sweet and attentive and the food was interesting and very tasty. My second time there and I would go back.

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FR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit very much from the very accommodating hostess to the knowledgeable and helpful wait person. The food was outstanding. The hostess was very accommodating in adjusting our seating arrangement at our request. The only negative comment would be the noise level based on live music in such a small space. Although the music itself was good the noise level was too high to allow for quiet conversation

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Great ambience and food however the kitchen could not manage orders well. Food was slow and ready at different times. Very disappointing.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff with good service. Excellent pizza, salad and sandwiches for lunch. We sat on the high bar stool table downstairs closest to washroom. They also do a brisk takeout pizza business.

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DB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and warm. Loved
It

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time and enjoy a great meal at Bruce

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and quiet ambience. The pizza is scrumptious!

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just moved to Thornbury and trying the local restaurants. So far they have all been very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the Bruce Wine Bar and will definitely return for their pizza. So delicious! Wine is a little expensive.

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DL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bruce Wine Bar is such a lovely spot and promises good ambiance, good service, good wine and good food featuring locally grown seasonal produce, products and meats. What more could you ask for? The boneless short rib was cooked to perfection and the Ontario pulled duck pizza was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire meal and will visit again and often!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a regular at Bruce’s and it is always outstanding. Tonight was, however, EXCEPTIONAL.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely servers....very friendly and warm atmosphere.
Attentive staff.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service & great food. Don’t need anything else.

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Probably best pizza had but couldn’t change ingredients on it salad way over priced salad was overpriced too for its size thought the dumb waiter was a neat idea cool place overall a great experience good wine too

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at The Bruce Wine Bar. The food was exceptional and unique, served piping hot! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of keeping us happy. We will definitely go again soon.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service!!

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PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bruce wine bar is my wife and I favourite place to eat and enjoying the atmosphere

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c
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bruce Wine Bar is absolutely wonderful. My fiance and I always have either lunch or dinner here whenever we are in Thornbury. Staff is always attentive and friendly. And the meals are always prepared to perfection!

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Just what we were looking for on our weekend away.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Sat at the long communal table, which I’m ok with. When reserving you have the option to request up or downstairs, and I imagine you can request a small table. Excellent soup, as always, in my experience. And the Bruce version of the Caesar salad is so good. Had the braised short ribs. Not as good as last year’s recipe, sadly. Nicely cooked, generous portion, but in my opinion could have had more flavour. Side veg was kale and mushrooms - I found the kale chewy. I generally don’t enjoy kale for this reason, but my tablemate liked hers. And she found the beef tasty and rich! Dessert was OK; apple and cake, do not recall name of it. Very good wine offered by the glass; we shared a 1/2 litre. Will certainly go back, but I may not order the short ribs.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, tasty food with a creative flair, a relaxed setting, wood pizza oven = a great night out at Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury!

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T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great woodfired pizza! good wines and quick service. definitely worth a dinner date

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Bruce Wine Bar as had received a gift card. Pleasantly surprised and exceeded our expectations. We will be back.

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ST
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Short rib dinner very dry, not the usual fall apart moist , kale was very tough to chew, would not order again

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J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A world class local treasure. Exceptional food, entertaining wine list, perfect service. The best!

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruce Wine Bar was a fantastic restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. Our serve was attentive and informative and the food was delicious. We had just got engaged and Bruce Wine Bar was the perfect choice for a celebratory dinner. We would absolutely be back and have already recommended it to a number of our friends!

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HF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Blue Mountain take a trip to Thornbury for this hidden treasure. We love this place! I love the decor and atmosphere. Very romantic upstairs for dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent with great knowledge of the food and wine.
Food was amazing. That is our third time there. We will be back.

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GN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After trying all the fancy pizzas (I find the pizza to be the best value on the menu), in future I will go with the ckassic Margarita.

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MW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The pizzas were wonderful, but the one and only vegan option which I had was a big disappointment. Described as a Curry but was undercooked veggies and no curry flavour at all. It was just a big salad with lentils

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice restaurant. The service was excellent. Despite our food taking a little longer than expected we still loved everything about this place.

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an absolutely fantastic experience at Brust Wine bar. Anytime we are anywhere in the neighbourhood we are always making it a point to get there. Their food and wine pairings are outstanding, the wine selection is fantastic, the service is really down to earth and the menu is really really good.

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AP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We all enjoyed the food very much, as usual. We forgot about the live music on Friday nights - the band was good but it's a small space and the noise made conversation difficult.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and the live band! The waitress was nice and friendly as well. All around a great place, we have been here before and will be back again. I've already recommended it!

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my husband and myself enjoyed the meal. Getting upstairs was difficult for me but, I managed and took my time going up and coming down. ( not handicap friendly and does not indicate it on web site) It was very pleasant and quiet when we arrived to celebrate my birthday. People started to arrive and kept their voices down which was enjoyable and you could talk to each other. At the end of the meal a group arrived and sat at the long table by the bar and the volume increased considerably. (Very annoying) The waitress and bar maid were excellent.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked lunch here from a recommendation of a host on airbnb. Loved the restaurant decor inside, calm atmosphere, food was delicious, and service was friendly and fast. A definite place to stop and try!

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We went for lunch and ate upstairs. The setting is very casual with small tables and one big communal table. We had the tuna tartare, the charcuterie plate and the beef sandwich special. The tuna was our favourite it was delicious. The charcuterie had a variety of meats and pates with pickled egg and pickled apple which was delicious. The beef sandwich was a little disappointing, but that might have only been because the first two dishes were so tasty.
Will definitely go back again. We spent two hours there at lunch time on a Saturday and didn’t feel rushed at all. Very friendly staff.

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food.Creative cooking and excellent wines. Recomended.

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