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Bar à Vin - Héron, Wakefield, QC

Bar à Vin - Héron

4.2
4.2
61 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
The Heron Bistro and Wine Bar offers a more casual and modern dining experience overlooking MacLaren Falls.
You can order bistro-type dishes as well as from our menu of the day.
From 3:30PM to 5PM we offer an appetizer menu aimed at satisfying smaller appetites before having dinner!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Daily 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (819) 459-1838

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Marie Eve Gingras

  • Neighborhood

    Wakefield

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JM

    JillM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    A reservation was made, when arrived told it was first come first serve, so had to eat outside. So what is the point of making a reservation? Took extreme amount of time from sitting down to ordering drinks. Appetizers came after 20 mins, then took another 50 min to get entree. Provided a second glass of wine each due to delay. Main meal was mediocre. Due to the latest of the evening did not even bother to order dessert and coffee. Not sure if there is any point is going back.
  2. CB

    ChristianB

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Too expensive for the quality. Small portion of panned fish. Beef and shrimp without any gravy. Big deception, even more with the overall quality and global experience of the spectacular site. Expected better food.
  3. M

    Mpregimbqld

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We left because we were not satistfied with what the menu offered.
  4. ML

    MichelineL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merci pour le bon service desservi par Alicia, de son sourire et courtoisie. D'avoir accepté avec sourire de nous changer de table quand un meilleurs emplacement s'est libéré. Très apprécié! Belle ambiance, bel atmosphère.
  5. TP

    TP555

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food is fine however for the prices you are paying I would expect much better. We were absolutely underwhelmed however the view of the falls is lovely.
  6. MF

    MaryF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious focaccia and yummy cocktails in a beautiful setting. Server (Alicia - we think), was lovely.
  7. ML

    MarcL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great food and better wine. Very pictures but the service is a highlight. Very nice and helpful staff. I would definitely recommend it and return for another stay any time.
  8. MW

    MartinW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our lunch on the patio. The ambiance was perfect. The service was excellent and so was the food. Will return.
  9. N

    Neems

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The pork burger was disappointing. The sauce is so very sweet. The charcuterie board was very pretty, but had a lot of “fillers” on it versus meat and cheese. Overall just “OK”. I’d recommend it more for the atmosphere than for the food.
  10. MD

    MarcD

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall we enjoyed our meal and ambiance. The only issue was the long delay ( 45+ minutes) before we received our drinks; not sure why. Marie was very pleasant and friendly. MD/LMD
  11. JL

    JLHCA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and ambiance. Food was awesome. Super friendly service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    35th wedding anniversary
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gorgeous location! The food was excellent - imaginative, inventive and delicious. We spent part of our time watching a heron fishing in the river. We sat outside and it was perfect.
  14. e

    eatsing

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    It took a very long time to get our food. Neither the menu or the server was clear on a menu item. When dishes arrived the order was wrong but we took the wrong dish as we did not want to wait a long time again for food. No rectification on bill did this error. Food was good but quality of beef on my main was not great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, lovely ambiance, decent food though a bit expensive. Definitely look forward to returning.
  16. N

    Newbie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had a delightful and delicious lunch at the Heron. Food and view of the river were wonderful. Friendly service although a little slow. We were halfway through our meal when we got our condiments and she never came back to take our coffee and dessert orders
  17. D

    Ducren

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Serveurs et service très bon mais parfois beaucoup trop long
  18. CH

    CHRISTOPHERC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service is excellent. I do not recommend the sushi.
  19. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was slow… we were waiting for our food to arrive which is normal but sometimes our drinks were pretty much done and there were no one to ask us if we would like to have something else to drink. I would have been more understanding if the place was crowded but it was not… would recommend check more often on the customer so while they are waiting for their food to arrive at least the have something to drink. Food was great though and the vue too
  20. AW

    AmandaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Appetizer focaccia bread/roast beef was excellent and portioned to share. Mill salad also well done. Main dish of gnocchi came out cold. Service staff needs some training. Left sitting with no water and empty drink glasses until we called to the second server to order our wine for the main course. Entertainment was tasteful. Scenic locale.
  21. p

    peterk

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place to dine come rain or shine. Well worth the visit
  22. JF

    JonF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    What a beautiful location! Me and my girlfriend arrived early to our reservation to enjoy a few cocktails before dinner. The bartender Hibra was very friendly and helpfull, he guided us to our table and thats where it went downhill…. The waiter took our order, and we waited about 30 minutes before our plates came, which is ok, only it was not what we ordered… no big deal right. So we continue to wait until the waiter comes to us around 9:30 to tell us the kitchen is closed and we will not be receiving our meal or any food!! Ive never had such a terrible dining experience, these people have no respect for the guests, and are obviously unorganised and poorly managed. We then spoke to the manager who tried putting the blame on us…. Thank you le moulin for ruining my anniversary with my girlfriend, I would love to rate your food, but we never got any, and went to bed angry and hungry!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not the most attentive service Portion of grilled octopus was tiny…minuscule really Lovely view Definitely a disappointment for a birthday outing
  24. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server (Jeremie) was fantastic. Helpful, enthusiastic and friendly. Couldn't ask for better.
  25. L

    Loulou

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very creative and not overly expensive.
  26. CS

    CarolS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently wonderful - fresh, creative and perfectly prepared. The staff are well trained and know the wines and menu. A bit pricey, but value for your money. I have eaten here for years - never had a bad meal.
  27. B

    Becky

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous food, the view was fantastic and the servers were excellent. Highly recommend!
  28. CR

    ColleenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service is outstanding. Three food is quite good, even very good. Sitting on the glassed-in porch overlooking the small rapids is so lovely. This place is a true gem.
  29. MS

    MichaelS

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We all laughed at the lemon foam! So pretentious!!! 😹😹😹
  30. SR

    SunRA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All round great recipes, service and ambience. Highly recommend!
  31. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good service! Nice ambiance too. And lunch is good too
  32. MH

    MaurissaH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!! The food is incredible and the ambiance is perfect. It’s a must try!
  33. ND

    NicolasDS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La cuisine de Marie-Ève Gingras vaut vraiment le détour. On y a un peu accès par le Héron, sinon il faut viser l'autre restaurant du moulin. Le dessert de tagliatelle déconstruite qui mélange les parfums d'orange et d'anis est à se jeter par terre... à des pieds. 😀L'endroit est magnifique, par ailleurs. Suggestion pour amélioration : un plus grand choix de vins au verre.
  34. D

    Divadiner

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was good but pricey for what we got. The outdoor seating was good. I am ok with the 2 hours max seating and really appreciate it they reminded us in a very professional manner.
  35. N

    Nathalie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing. But we went on mother's day WITH A RESERVATION and when we showed up they were overbooked and we either had to wait another hour to order off the lunch menu (even though I reserved under lunch) or we had to have their brunch which was automatically 45 dollars a person. If they sort out their management it would be a good place to eat.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot. Had a lovely lunch. Food was very good and service was excellent.
  37. a

    alisonb

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Imaginative and tasty charcuterie board. Great recommendation for wine.
  38. v

    victorial

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The waitress was a little confused. The salad was missing dressing but overall was very delicious
  39. ND

    NicoleD

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    Les Mimosas de mon amide et moi n'avaient pas de bulles dt n'étaient pas froid. Quelle déception |!|!, La bouteille de mousseux a dû être ouverte depuias longtemps. Toutefois, les fish & chips étaient délicieux.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was friendly but slow by American standards. Expect to be there for the evening. Food was very tasty. Portions small, except for the fries, so order a few items. Ambiance was special. Waterfall spectacular.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bar à Vin - Héron is rated 4.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Bar à Vin - Héron does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wakefield

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Daily 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Marie Eve Gingras

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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