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About Bruce Wine Bar


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

8 Bruce Street
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
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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

Cross Street:
Arthur St West

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(519) 599-1112

Website:
http://brucewinebar.ca/

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

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

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
Behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Public Parking available across the Street at the Thornbury Post Office

Executive Chef:
Shaun J Edmonstone

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

Special Events & Promotions:
$2 Corkage every Tuesday Night (*applies only to 750ml bottle+ $15 min food charge per person)
Open Mic Wednesday Nights-seat covers may apply
Every Friday night Live music *( cover charge or seat cover may apply)
Large parties Minimum food orders apply

Bruce Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Romantic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Made online reservation and inquired about vegan options. I was called in excellent time to discuss options. I was given several, with the vegan plate being my choice. WOW it was awesome to say the least. My companions were happy with their meal but also had to try mine as I was raving about it!! Thank you for not making me feel as if I was a pain and offering me a scrumptious dinner!

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Unfortunately I was sitting upstairs at a table for approx 12 people. At the beginning we were the only people at this large table. My seat backed onto a bar with someone standing at it, so every time the server walked past my seat got bumped.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Friendly service. Good food.
The Pizza is the best!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The music was good but far too loud. Couldn't talk without shouting.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Bruce Wine Bar was recommended by a friend and we weren't disappointed. Staff was fantastic, food was delicious and ambiance was fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find
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food4
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food, always different It's always interesting food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always a great dining experience. We had pizza this visit. The best wood fired pizza in the area. Excellent wine selection and knowledgeable servers. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The Bruce is alway outstanding. Local ingredients, seasonal, interesting flavours -- all beautifully presented. An extensive wine list, modestly priced. Our go-to place in the Blue Mountains.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A go-to! Always a great meal. Lovely ambience. Cozy atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic meal and great ambiance!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place is a hidden gem.. excellent food, world class wine list and live music that is complementary to the experience.

A must eat in ontario

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Visited with a vegan friend who raved about the veggie pizza (minus the cheese). I had the braised beef pizza special and we both rolled out of there (we REALLY didn't need to eat the last couple of pieces, but couldn't help it) absolutely delighted. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Loved it and as usual the Fungji Pizza was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Never disappoints - great food, people and space. Easier to get a reservation

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

What a great place in a small town! This was such a gem that I will recommend to other friends going to the area. Great food, service and good vibes.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always delicious with great flavour profiles. Great service and ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was exceptional as usual but tonight the atmosphere just didn't measure up.
Our server seemed a bit disinterested.
We make make a point of getting a table at the Bruce whenever we are in town because we love it so much, but were quite disappointed this time unfortunately.
You were sat beside a long table of kids playing musical chairs… At a wine bar?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Perfect place ! Magic atmosphere! Food is fantastic ! Little bit noise .. anyway best place in that region

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Definitely not my scene, but the food was unbelievable. 10/10 would recommend

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was a dark and stormy night. Very dark. In fact all of Thornbury was dark what with the power lines down. However the host said our reservation could be transferred to their other restaurant in Collingwood called the Crow, and we got a discount. So we went. Two bands were playing at the crow that night, both the Bruce wine bar band and the Crow band. It was a good show. The food was very good, amazing presentation. My only criticism is the Crow layout; when you are watching the band immediately to the left is the service counter with the bright kitchen lighting. We will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

VISITING BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT FOR FIRST TIME WITH MY WIFE. FRONT DESK AT THE WESTIN TRILLIUM RECOMMEND BRUCE WINE BAR . NOT DISAPPOINTED. PIZZA THIN AND CRISPY WITH HOT SPICEY OLIVES AS A SIDE DISH JUST PERFECT. FRIENDLY STAFF. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR RELAXING LOW KEY NIGHT OUT.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent as always and the service exemplary despite a minor mix-up that slightly delayed dessert. No hardship due to the exellence of the food and the pleasant surroundings. My wife loves the downstairs tables as we can see the kitchen and in particular the wood-fired oven.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoyed the food, the wine and the service. The ambience on the Friday evening we were there was non existent. With a space such a yours, filled to capacity, with live music, seating a party of 2 at a table with 4 other parties of two makes for a solo dining experience. I did ask if we could be seated together(on one side) but that would mess up(my words)the usual seating arrangement .... perhaps a consideration?! We will be back, probably on a Thursday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

I am cleansing right now about not eating specific things. They made me a gorgeous vegan harvest meal. It was delicious. It looked beautiful. Thank you !!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing! Beginning to end. From the service the chef's mind blowing creations, you cant miss. Exceptional wine list with enough depth to go from entry level to pro.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place and food for dinner.
One unfortunate comment. The draft beer was not ice cold. Cool but not cold.
Otherwise I love the place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent evening. Open mike with great music. Food also excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very slow service - 30 minutes before we got a drink! Very limited choice of food.
Had to go for pizza as 3 choices on menu not to my liking - pizza very good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I will drive any distance to savour those phenomenal pizzas!

PLEASE allow those of us who dine at lunch to sit downstairs where it's cozy and thoroughly entertaining to watch food being prepared.

Upstairs is very chilly (air conditioning) and lacks the ambience of downstairs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great wine and delicious pizza. Meal served in less than 15 mins! Very cute spot. :)

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2017

One of my favorite spots in the Country. I've travelled from California to Maine and Vancouver to PEI and Bruce Wine Bar still stands tall!

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food, service was great I would recommend this place to anyone. More than you would expect in a small town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Even thought there was a limited menu due to an off-site special event we once again thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Bruce. Service was a bit slower than usual - I suspect for the same reason. The food was consistently excellent. But it was the little touches that really sets them apart - such as the Riesling jelly with the cheese board.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

From start to finish the service, food and overall experience was amazing. Everything was spot on. If you are looking for a unique dining experience where the food is out of this world-the drive from wherever you are right now to Thornbury is so worth it. I can't wait to go back. PS. The pizza is WOW just WOW.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Pizza was delicious. Great crust.
A little surprised that there was a 4.00 charge for a bit of arugula sprinkled on top.
Cooks wearing hats, but long beards remained uncovered.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Bruce Wine Bar is my favourite Thornbury restaurant. Love the food although I admit so far I have stuck to charcuterie, Caesar and various pizzas but everything going by en route to another table always looks fabulous.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Service was great, wine selection good. Food value also good. We enjoy the caesar salad.
We ordered the house pizza with mushroom, cream sauce etc really no mushrooms and very little sauce quite disappointed. Several of our friends ordered the pepperoni pizza which they really enjoyed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing on every level! Food, service, drinks-all outstanding.

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

We were recommended by others and we were not disappointed. Continue with what you are doing - winning recipe!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with my wife, son and mother-in-law. My tartar was phenomenal then I had the pork rib...killer. Plating, flavour and culinary technique were the triple threat. Had a solid IPA to wash it down. We also had the Caesar salad, gnocchi and pizzas and all were very well received. Service was polite, friendly, efficient and swift. We will be back for sure. I am a very big believer in a Slow Food philosophy and they certainly nail that here. Well done!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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