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Bruce Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
382 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian


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.
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The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30-9:00
    Friday and Saturday 11:30AM- Close
    Live music Friday nights
    2$ Corkage Tuesdays
    Open Mic Wednesdays

    Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury

  • Phone number

    (519) 599-1112

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shaun J Edmonstone

  • Catering

    Bruce caters all types of functions from family gatherings to weddings. please contact us to discuss.

  • Neighborhood

    The Blue Mountains

  • Cross street

    Arthur St West

  • Parking details

    During the day we would request that you park across the street in the public parking area. In the evening feel free to use the parking at the restaurant

  • Public transit

    Small town<br />Behind the TD Bank in Thornbury<br />Public Parking available across the Street at the Thornbury Post Office

  • Entertainment

    On Friday there are two dinner show and 7 and 9pm featuring up and coming canadian artists..sometimes it can be a little loud!
    On Wednesday night we host an open mic from 8-10pm. featuring singer songwriters and poets

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wine

Menu

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What 382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RS

    RitaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on November 15, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Delicious food and excellent service. Great for families or girls night out.

  2. AJ

    AndyJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on October 4, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Been here a couple of times and its always fantastic. A place to be

  3. RL

    RoseL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on September 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Came here a while back and it was amazing thank you

  4. v

    venooch

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on August 24, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Great wood fired pizzas, amazing wine selection.

  5. DW

    DWM1

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Reviewed on August 21, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    What a great find in Thornbury. Just off main street it feels like a secret. The food on offer is diverse and thoughtful. Never had anything on the menu disappoint. Highly recommend.

  6. ED

    ElissaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on August 12, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Very friendly, local people who also make AMAZING traditional UK food. My family and I go here almost every time we're in town. I get a scotch flight and the shep. pie. We take all of our guests here too. There's parking nearby as well as this restaurant is in the small town of Thornbury. There aren't annoying tourists here.

  7. DW

    DaditW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm casual decor with good food and well-rounded wine choices for every budget. One of the best choices for the region and a must if you're eating locally.

  8. AP

    AnnP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went out for dinner at a nice restaurant in Toronto last week, very expensive - Bruce Wine Bar meals were all delicious, as usual, and the bill was considerably less. Very pleasant, friendly wait staff. Our friends had never been before and were impressed. We have never been disappointed.

  9. D

    theDoley

    Toronto

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. Having bad knees however, I found that the stairs were a bit too much for me to want to tackle on a regular basis. Anyone with bad legs, please note that the dining area is up a rather large flight of stairs.

  10. EI

    EstherI

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice cozy ambiance and very very excellent food! I’ll be back :)

  11. DB

    DebbieB

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Loved the whole experience except for the number of kids! Who brings their kids to a wine bar? Also it took a while for us to order a glass of wine and it would have been nice to have more choices by the glass. Nonetheless, the wine was delicious and the pizza was outstanding! I would definitely return but maybe come at a later time.

  12. k

    kikic

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    This was a special birthday dinner for a friend's birthday and her first time dining here. The restaurant has two levels with an semi-open kitchen and bar height tables on the main level. When I arrived and saw that we were seated on the main level by the entranceway, I asked if there was something upstairs and the server responded curtly "no, we are all full - it's March break". Yes, there were many children, relatively well-behaved, but I would have preferred to 'show off' the upstairs restaurant to her. (We did take a walk upstairs after dinner - no kids up there). We stayed and dined, but there was quite a din! In the past, the rustic food has been excellent, however, this time the kale salad on the menu was substituted with romaine and the thai soup-of-the-day was served without bread or even a crostini. The special pizza was a disappointment, garlicy but bland. The ice cream dessert was tasty, but not much of it. Thornbury is know for it's up-scale, pricey restaurants, but this time Bruce Wine Bar did not measure up.

  13. MC

    MeaganC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    My friend and I shared the fungi pizza and the feature which was chicken and dill sauce and they were literally the best pizzas I've ever had! Didnt love having to sit in between two groups at a long table but by the time the pizza was in my mouth i didnt care haha

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, excellent food

  15. MT

    MichelT

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a great evening, Cindy was great and the food was great value for the money. Good wine list for such a small venue.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Everything was great, except there was a person 2 tables away who’s phone rang 3x and he took the calls and his text or email alerts kept going off the entire time we had lunch-It’s too bad people don’t just understand how rude this is. And that it affects ambiance for others. I also think a suggestion from restaurant staff to put it on silent may have been warranted.

  17. RT

    RofromTO

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice lunch with friends from out of town. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Highly recommend.

  18. JS

    JillS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our food was delicious! Loved the Kale salad! Our server was so friendly! We had a great time!

  19. MG

    MarceloG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful little restaurant in Thornbury. Great design, ambience and vibe! We liked the wine list, paired menu options were outstanding, service was perfect and dessert was very good as well. A jewel by the lake!

  20. CZ

    CristinaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love everything about that place! I cant wait to celebrate there again soon.

  21. HB

    HeatherB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    We dine at the BWB on a regular basis, but Saturday's lunch was very disappointing. It was an hour before we received our food, my husband and I shared a burger, which had obviously been sitting for quite a while, was not hot and our friends pizza did not arrive till after we were finished and it was not good. Very disappointing, our server offered us a complimentary dessert, which was kind but really didn't make up for the poor lunch.

  22. RL

    RichardL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friday nights are always awesome. Live music hits the spot. Best pizza around! And enjoy your meal with good wine...

  23. BW

    BethW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentines Day; wonderful meal!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal, and terrific, knowledgeable waiter. Wild boar was very good, and the recommended wine pairing was perfect. Top shelf!

  25. a

    addie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Was seated at a communal table for Valentines Day...no prior warning. Ordered 2 drinks, 1st came after 20 minutes, 2nd another 10 minutes later. Having said all that, server was excellent, as was the food. Maybe under staffed?

  26. C

    Chrisc

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We aLove It here! Easy to make a reservation, staff are always friendly and the food is amazing! Being upstairs is fun and it’s a unique space.

  27. S

    Stonewhite54

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints, and always friendly faces that remember you name. It still amazes me that the foodies around the Collingwood , Thornbury area have never been. This is a must stop on your food circuit.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    We arrived at the anointed time, and our host, with little ceremony directed us to our table. We ordered the short ribs, but got pot roast, that's what it tasted like. Not that it wasn't tasty, but we were disappointed, as there was not a rib to be found on the plate, and at a premium price, $33/plate. We ordered wine by the glass, a mediocre Pinot Noir, at $13 a glass. Pizza, the house specialty, may have been a better bet. We were somewhat appeased by dessert, a great chocolate confection. Be aware that the acoustics of the place do not lend themselves to conversation with companions. Dinner for two, with wine and tip came to about $160.

  29. H

    Heron866

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We always enjoy The Bruce! We know we can go there with confidence of a great meal: whether it be salad and a pizza or one of the specials.. the food is consistently great! We highly recommend it

  30. IC

    IvanaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    We booked two weeks prior but got seated downstairs. Ambiance is like sitting in a takeout restaurant. We kept our coats on because every time the door opened we would get hit with a blast of arctic air (it was the coldest day of the year). Family beside us at the bar had two kids who were yellers and were climbing up on the bar area. Even though the food was good overall a mediocre experience. Would suggest they keep dowmstofor walk ins and take reservations for upstairs. May not make the trek back

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time with great food and cocktails. Live the weekly entertainment.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brilliant food, service and ambiance. Live music.

  33. B

    Bala

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good but entree portion small.

  36. s

    susanw

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  37. FR

    FranR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    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

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience3

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

  39. j

    jen39

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  40. DB

    DeniseB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful and warm. Loved It

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  • Cross street

    Arthur St West

  • Neighborhood

    The Blue Mountains

  • Hours of operation

    Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30-9:00
    Friday and Saturday 11:30AM- Close
    Live music Friday nights
    2$ Corkage Tuesdays
    Open Mic Wednesdays

    Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    During the day we would request that you park across the street in the public parking area. In the evening feel free to use the parking at the restaurant

  • Public transit

    Small town<br />Behind the TD Bank in Thornbury<br />Public Parking available across the Street at the Thornbury Post Office

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shaun J Edmonstone

  • Entertainment

    On Friday there are two dinner show and 7 and 9pm featuring up and coming canadian artists..sometimes it can be a little loud!
    On Wednesday night we host an open mic from 8-10pm. featuring singer songwriters and poets

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wine

  • Phone number

    (519) 599-1112

  • Catering

    Bruce caters all types of functions from family gatherings to weddings. please contact us to discuss.

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