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Bar à Vin - Héron, Wakefield, QC

Bar à Vin - Héron

4.5
4.5
38 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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Booked 2 times today

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 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

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

  2. L

    Loulou

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very creative and not overly expensive.

  3. 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.

  4. B

    Becky

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. 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.

  6. MS

    MichaelS

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We all laughed at the lemon foam! So pretentious!!! 😹😹😹

  7. SR

    SunRA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good service! Nice ambiance too. And lunch is good too

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. D

    Divadiner

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 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.

  12. 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.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  14. a

    alisonb

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Imaginative and tasty charcuterie board. Great recommendation for wine.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.

  18. HR

    HelenR

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    What a beautiful setting and a delicious meal.

  19. SG

    SophieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Our waitress was lovely and attentive and we loved sitting where we can see the falls. The prime rib special was delicious!

  20. M

    Marie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Maybe because of Covid-19 they lost many of their experiences staff... but the service was extremely poor. It took a reminder after 50 min for someone to come and take our order for meal or even drinks. And it was the same for the rest of the evening. It's the worst service I have had their since 2014.

  21. KC

    KatarinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, ambiance and wonderful, friendly and attentive staff! Will definitely be going back.

  22. AR

    ARTIST

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food spoiled by slow service and a little expensive

  23. JB

    JoanB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    On est allée pour célébrer l'anniversaire d'une amie. Après l'excellent repas on a joué au scrabble et c'était très sympathique.

  24. S

    Steph

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Disappointed. An 11:30 reservation and not even seated until 12:00, and we were the only ones there. And there were other issues. We probably won’t go back.

  25. BB

    BrigitteB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nourriture savoureuse dans un bel ambiance et un service impécable.

  26. RR

    RayR

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. I had beef short ribs with very interesting medally of vegetables. My partner had the tofu wrap which she enjoyed. The pumpkin soup with scallop was great. Deserts - chocolate mouse and creme brulle were both unique and excellent. Great setting overlooking the falls with snow falling made for unique atmosphere to match the food and service.

  27. K

    Kare

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, well presented. Friendly waitstaff. Window seat with view of snow covered grounds waterside at the Mill.

  28. M

    Melissa

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing (presentation and taste!) and the service was impeccable! The staff were very attentive and friendly. The view was absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend this place!

  29. S

    Sharda

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food was terrible... no flavors no salt. And undercooked batter on fish. Dry chicken burger. Too bad since the atmosphere was so nice.

  30. H

    Helene

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed everything. Great spot not too far from home. Keep room for desert. ♡♡

  31. S

    Sprono

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Cuisson adéquate des plats, saveurs qui mériteraient plus d'attention et plus de finesse. Au dessert, la bagatelle déconstruite aux agrumes, à l'anis et au fenouil est néanmoins excellente. Service courtois, mais plusieurs oublis et aucune description pour accompagner la présentation des plats et des vins. Garçon de table unilingue anglophone. On imagine que ces lacunes peuvent être attribuées à la réouverture de la salle à manger à la suite des récents assouplissements des mesures sanitaires. Bel endroit, coup de coeur pour les abris aménagés en bordure de rivière.

  32. DS

    DaleS

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good pub-style food, well presented and tasty. Tables well separated for safety, staff polite, masked and very attentive. Great setting and would recommend without reserve.

  33. AA

    ArianeA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place to go for a romantic dinner , loved it

  34. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The dining area was very cozy, nice view and would be even nicer in the summer/fall. Good service from our waitress although she never did bring us the salt & pepper. :) The food on the other hand was another story. The presentation was awful, not attractive at all. When I worked as a chef, my boss always said the most important thing is that it looks good because that's what folks remember. If it tastes only ok, they'll give it a good review. However, if it looks bad, it will take an outstandingly flavorful dish to get good reviews. The evening we went, both looks and taste fell flat.

  35. CC

    ChantaleC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A great spot for a winter getaway meal. The veal hanger steak was superb, and the table by the window overlooking the falls was ideal.

  36. JK

    JulieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent repas, service courtois et une vue magnifique!

  37. B

    Borje

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Location, location location! Stayed overnight at the Inn, restaurant was right downstairs. My wife and I had a table overlooking the river which was amazing! Service was excellent, food, not so much. My wife had the chicken sandwich which was good, the sides just ok, fries were overcooked. I had the Fish and chips which was ok, you get just a single piece, still hungry afterwards. Not sure how guacamole fits in with the meal. Forget about getting rice or potatoes on the side, they don't exist. Probably too upscale for our liking.

  38. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely experience last evening. Hike in the area followed by walk through the town. We had our choice of tables overlooking the falls and the snow covered view was beautiful. Gorgeous location comfortable. Great service food delicious and will be coming back.

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 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Bar à Vin - Héron

60 Ch Mill Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

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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