Sip At The Wine Bar & Restaurant
Food was amazing!!
Disappointed with our dining experience overall. Food was good but service was rushed when it didn’t have to be. We were having our appetizer when they brought our mains out. We told them we needed more time so they took them back to the kitchen. Minutes later they brought out the main dishes back out but we still hadn’t finished our appetizers yet! On top of that they bumped and spilled our water all over the place...so we ended up moving tables. Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll return.
Overall I was disappointed in our evening. The service was slow and inattentive. Ambience was nice but we were sitting close to the door and I was freezing.
I’ve loved Sip and been a loyal customer for four years. The restaurant has sadly declined pretty significantly lately. Last night was probably our last visit. The burger was greasy and flavorless, the poutine was soggy and sat under the warmer way too long, the Pinot Noir I ordered was corked and I had to ask several times for them to open a new bottle and pour me a new glass. The most annoying part of the evening is that our server has never asked my teenage daughter for her order. I placed my wine order and he walked away before she had the chance to order her drink. It’s a common occurrence with this server. After his third visit to the table, she was finally able to order her sprite only for the syrup to be out and he said they didn’t have any more. The wine list used to be best in class, now they’re almost out of everything and what they’ve replaced their old bottles with is unimaginative and overpriced.
It’s sad to see a local restaurant we’ve loved for years decline. I hope they can get the magic back.
Good food. Our server got slammed and we were tight on time, so had to skip dessert. But a nice experience overall.
Awful experience and the sad thing is I’ve been there before. Their new hire of staff was terrible. Celebrated my birthday and Valentine’s Day. The staff had asked whose birthday it was but never acknowledged it. It took a HALF HOUR to order our food, our server disappeared, walked around her section twice without acknowledging us. Then it took us a half hour to get our food! After we had quite some time before she brought us the bill, she hung out with the bartender chatting. While we were eating dinner, the bartender was speaking with some girls are the bar and said some inappropriate things and was cursing loudly. Do they not realize people are trying to enjoy themselves and their own conversation?
The food was fine, I didn’t really care for the cioppino even though I paid $32 for it but the wine was a good selection.
I can’t imagine coming back to this place anymore unfortunately.
Nice relaxing atmosphere, cozy fireplace & warm lighting. Sadly, the food is just mediocre. The wild boar ragi was too sweet, the prawns rubbery, and the tempura green beans soggy. Our server interrupted our conversation often... we were the only people in the restaurant, read the mood!
The cocktails were good; tried three different kinds between us.
Might give it another try sometime, but it was underwhelming, especially for the price.
Last Saturday dinner was the 3rd time in 7 years that I went back to see if things had changed.
It remains an expensive place with mediocre food and cold, non personal service.
The table chosen by the host was not to our liking . The request to sit at a different table with my (special!) guest was declined and no alternatives were offered .
I am sorry to say, but this is the last time I will be patronizing this establishment.
Great dinner not sure why we haven’t eaten here before. Will be back again soon!
Thank you for the kind words Kevin!
This is a lovely restaurant, but the menu was limited. For example, the menu listed fresh fish but the only “fish” was a very pricey scallop dish which was one of the items on the “Specials”. I ordered this but had to send it back as the scallops were dry, overly salty and the sauce was more of a lumpy gravy. On the other hand the drinks and wine and salad were all delicious. The service was very slow. It was a busy night but my experience isn’t one I want to repeat.