Hillside Winery & Bistro

4.6
814 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
We are now CLOSED for the Season. Re-opening mid March, Spring 2021.

The distinction of being awarded “Best Restaurant Associated with a Winery in the South Okanagan” is the reason why our guests keep coming back. Executive Chef, leads a talented team focusing on local bounty. Choice cuts of meat and seafood have been carefully sourced to ensure that we support local.
We take great pride in showcasing interesting flavor combinations and ingredients that are treated simply and with respect, complementing our 100% Naramata bench hand crafted wines.

Support Hillside Winery & Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 814 people are saying
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slide
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were amazing, pleasant and knowledgable. Food was really good as was the wine.

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NaomiY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed Hillside's dinner special which started off with a lovely charcuterie platter, followed by a kale caesar salad, wild mushroom risotto and melt-in-your-mouth pork cheeks on pureed cauliflower. A decadent chocolate dessert completed a perfect evening out. Definitely recommend the wine pairings as suggested by our server.

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Darrylbald
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would recommend for a nice evening out.
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restaurantchick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked the few steps over from their lovely wine shop after a very educational wine tasting with Beth. We appreciated the complimentary wine pairings and knowledgeable server. Interesting sharing menu.

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BeninNewWestminsterPenti
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the set menu with wine pairings. It was absolutely fantastic. First time I've had pig cheeks, a little nervous but really delicious. I can't say enough about the staff. Super friendly and very knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back.

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GenevieveB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the experience was excellent. Thank you Wendy!

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SigridL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience even within the Covid restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was all just okay except our server - she was fabulous. Sadly the rest was unmemorable.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience from beginning to end. Great food and in sensibly sized portions. Wonderful wine, and Wendy looked after us well.

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staycation
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We took advantage of the 3 course dinner for two ($50 each). The dinner featured a cheese board with warmed olives to start. The cheese board included 3 cheeses, a honey spread, chive crackers, prunes and spiced nuts. We thoroughly enjoyed it and the only thing that would have made it better was a walk-through of what we were eating and where it was from at delivery. House made? Locally sourced?

Our Main was pork cheeks with mushroom risotto and kale caesar with parmesan flakes and pork belly. The pork cheeks were incredibly tender and flavourful, one of the best kale salads I’ve ever had (tender) and the mushroom risotto was incredible, my spouse who does not generally like mushrooms went back for seconds! The meal was served family style.

Desert was a chocolate custard with biscotti- super creamy with the perfect amount of sweetness.

Staff were incredibly friendly, our water glasses were always full and our second glass of wine came with a fresh glass. Tables were physically distanced and all staff wore face masks. We would have purchased a bottle of wine if asked.

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DakotaD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute wine cellar like place with plenty of space for eating and feeling safe! Server was really helpful and we got to try a few hillside wines while we were there. The food is smaller bites but made to taste and look lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is delicious! We had the 2 person set menu and every course was really tasty. The staff were super friendly and they even gave us samples of a few of their wines. I’d highly recommend eating here.

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RogerP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fall menu with wine paring. The mushroom risotto was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality, very tasty food prepared in a creative fashion. Service was very good.

Overall, a casually elegant setting with a nice atmosphere.

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GianettaB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times over the years I've visited the area and always been satisfied. Needed to treat myself after some very stressful days and this was an excellent place to do it.

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CarmenC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent service, in an excellent setting.

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Judyk
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely pleased and enjoyed our time at Hillside winery! The service was super our waitress very pleasant and helpful! The food was extremely delicious and nicely presented! Ambiance made us feel like we were in a winery in Italy ! Will highly recommend to friends abd we will be back !

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bin526
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staffs, safe quiet atmosphere with cozy feel. Will come back!

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared plates at the recommendation of our server. Everything was delicious. the meatballs were especially yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner at Hillside was great! We had been there last summer and now wanted to take friends who didn’t know the place and it lived up to our expectations.
Our only critique would be that they still served and encourage family style dining. That does not seem like appropriate Covid protocol, so we were disappointed by that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was lovely

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EvieW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat! Great wine pairings. The food was fantastic, service impeccable, and the food was full of flavor and beautifully displayed. We came back 2 nights in a row it was so good. Don't hesitate, eat here!

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KelvinB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything Hillside: wine, food, View - delicious

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GraceC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and friendly efficient service! The meal for two with the wine pairings was very good value!!

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Alman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Thanksgiving dinner. Service was top notch. Thanks for making Thanksgiving memorable.

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cajunujac
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, can't wait for Summer and being able to eat in the Tower!

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ColinR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time at Hillside. Loved the uniqueness of their menu. Our Server was very pleasant and attentive. Was a very nice dinner and experience. See you next time we are back to Naramata!!

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MonicaO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We really liked this place but would have been nicer to sit outside! Our reservation was 7pm and it was a little cool for us outside. Will return next summer,

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Sandra
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible friendly, and the food is delicous.

I wish the upstairs patio was open to get a great view of the sunset over the lake, however I understood there were restrictions.

I would definitely recommend Hillside to anyone visiting the area.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Food came really quick as well which is always appreciated!

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NickG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our tasting before dinner. Cathy was great. We were not too pleased with our small table for 4 people for dinner. We were the first guests, yet other larger tables (2 tables together) were reserved for other reservations later than ours and empty when we arrived. These other tables were later occupied by 4 people, but when we inquired there were told there were no other tables available so we were forced to cram all our dishes onto a table for 2. Seemed wrong to be stuck in a corner with no view, a small table and we reserved a week in advance. The special menu was very tasty though.

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handles
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas style was new to us. It works very well. Service is excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous evening! Service was great, meal was excellent!!

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Malon
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this winery. Wonderful staff, wine and food.

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AliciaL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have been to Hillside Winery bistro many times in the past but it has been a couple of years. I recommended our girls group meet and we were quite disappointed with the food quality. It wasn’t like I had remembered it. :-(

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate the honest review. We made a change to our Food & Beverage program a few years ago, switching to a "Share & Pair" style of dining so if you haven't visited us for a while, I can understand it would be different and not for everyone. Our menu is consistantly evolving so I do hope you will try us again in the future. We would love to provide a wonderful experience for you and your friends and have a chance to bring back Hillside memories :)

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vipDAVID
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great all around experience. Members of our group were keen on Patio dining instead of indoors. And the hostess found a way to accommodate our preference in a very pleasant and flexible manner. Once there, we were served in a very professional, efficient and friendly manner. We couldn't decide on the wine. We were given tasting samples which made the decision much easier. The food was delicious - my wife and I shared a salad, the meatballs and penne. We will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AlanP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had eaten lunch at Hillside and liked it so we went for dinner. It was excellent, especially the meatballs. Everything was seasoned perfectly. The wine here is also very good. Can't wait until next time!

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food was excellent but the service was slow and inattentive.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hello and thank you for your review - I'm so sorry to hear our service was not up to pace on Thursday. Usually my team is quite attentive and efficient so I will have a chat with them to find out why so slow for that evening; get them back up to speed! I do hope you will give us another try in the future & please don't hesitate to reach out or if I can help in any way as I'd love to make this right for you :) Cheers, Lisa Henderson Director of Food & Beverage HIllside Winery & Bistro

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JudyL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We ordered the mussels that were the special and were delicious. The food and service were amazing.

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Hillside Winery & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.

Hillside Winery & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.hillsidewinery.ca.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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