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Water's Edge Wine Bar and Grill, Port Carling, ON

Water's Edge Wine Bar and Grill

4.2
4.2
32 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Wine Bar
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON LABOUR DAY MONDAY FORWARD (SETPEMBER 5TH).

Perched on the shores of Lake Joseph, The Water's Edge Wine Bar and Grill welcomes you to a world of delectable food, fine wines and spectacular scenery. Home to a world class patio overlooking beautiful Lake Joseph, and an indoor dining room providing equally stunning views.

With parking for 50+ boats and a massive parking lot - there's plenty of room to park stress free. No overnight boat parking. Park at your own risk.

June 23rd through Labour Day:
The patio will be open Wednesday to Monday from 11am–11pm; the patio is first come, first served. We will be accepting dining room reservations from 5pm-10pm.

IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY TROUBLE WITH RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Port Carling

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Outdoor Dining

  • Muskoka

    Best Ambiance

  • Muskoka

    Outdoor Dining

  • Muskoka

    Scenic View

  • Muskoka

    Special Occasion

  • Muskoka

    Most Booked

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  1. JI

    JIvey

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first dinner in Port Carling and we were very pleased. It was end of the season and they were short staffed as probably the seasonal waiters went back to school. However we were always tended to even if they couldn't take our order right away. The clubhouse manager was able to step in, as we had been chatting with her for a little bit and she took our order. Our original waiter was very empathetic when he was able to free up and take over our table. He helped us take a picture with the water in the background which was a bit tricky as are table was not by the outer railing. He basically had to get down on the floor of the upper level to get the shot. The food itself was also very good. I had the fish of the day, the pickerel and it was to the level I would expect for this price range. The docks also made for some good sunset pictures with the family and were a great little post dinner walk.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on September 9, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us - we appreciate the great review. We hope to welcome you back again to try more items from our menu!

  2. CP

    CurtisP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The service was terrible Too much spice in chicken dish The steak was supposed to be rare and it was medium well. Asked for two glasses of wine with dinner and they came when dinner was over All in all not worth the money

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on September 9, 2022We apologize for your poor experience dining with us. We appreciate the feedback.

  3. DL

    DebL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers eating on the patio! The dinner and drinks were delicious. Nicely done. Lucy was a terrific server. We will be back.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the excellent review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed the patio, dinner, drinks and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

  4. MR

    MichaelR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The venue was lovely. View is great. Service was good. Food was very average, very overpriced. They have lost their touch on their quality and quantity of food. We had the earth and ocean and were very disappointed. It had 1 lobster tail to share and 5 shrimp and steak.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the review - we apologize for your disappointment with the meal and appreciate the feedback. We hope to welcome you back again for a more positive experience.

  5. K

    Koko

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience with great food and great ambiance.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the excellent review!

  6. BB

    BrentB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with excellent service. Lots of options. Top notch wine list.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service and our wine list!

  7. TJ

    TJfan

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The only good thing was the view and atmosphere. Service took forever and by the time we wanted to order desserts, we were told they couldn’t serve us as they were closings ?? Should have asked us before that time as they took over an hour for appetizers and another hour just to order dinner and serve it! Not impressed with the dinner menu. Meat was over cooked and the vegetables were mushy and potatoes flavourless .

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the review - we apologize for the poor experience you had while dining with us. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back again for a more positive experience.

  8. B

    Barry

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brownie bowl a must!

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the excellent review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed the Brownie Bowl, we receive lots of great feedback about it and are glad to hear you enjoyed it too!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was the best it’s been all summer. Andy took great care of us even though the restaurant was extremely busy with large parties. Christopher, our server, was very accommodating and a pleasure to have serve our family.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the great review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

  10. A

    Angie

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Staff wonderful, Setting lovely. Food basic at best - way overpriced.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 8, 2022We're happy to hear you found our staff wonderful and the setting was lovely! Thank you for the review and feedback.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Morgan was a great waitress. Up beat fun and attentive. We enjoyed our time . The food was great. Thank you

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the excellent review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

  12. RF

    RayF

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location and view are outstanding. The food was really, really delicious. Our server Lucy did s fantastic job, excellent customer service. She was charming!

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 8, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us so much - thank you for the excellent review, and we hope to welcome you back again!

  13. d

    dinner

    Toronto

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The hostess that seated us was unfriendly. The waitress that served us was very good. The food was fine... not exceptional... needs more variety...

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for the review. We apologize for the negative elements you mentioned in your review, and appreciate the feedback.

  14. LB

    LisaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance but even more amazing food! Would highly recommend! Wine list is extensive!

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 8, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to leave such an excellent review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food, ambiance and wine list so much - thank you!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and lovely service

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for the excellent review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal the service!

  16. GO

    GillianO

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The view is beautiful. The food was mediocre at best and the service was disappointing. Our waiter rarely made eye contact, didn’t let us know if an item wasn’t able until we tried to order it, and generally seemed unhappy to be there.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on August 8, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed the view! Thank you for the feedback - we sincerely apologize for your experience with our serving staff.

  17. N

    Noe789

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Andy and Max!! Max would come talk to us while we were waiting for our food since he can also speak french. Andy always seemed happy to serve us and made sure we enjoyed our meals!

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you for the review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your time and found Andy and Max helpful! We hope to welcome you back again.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Quite disappointed with menu selection. There used to be many more options but now very limited. Service was okay but not great.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 21, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review - we apologize for the disappointing experience and appreciate the feedback.

  19. HJ

    HeatherJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice view, good food but small portions for the price.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed the view, and we appreciate the feedback!

  20. JG

    JoGrace19

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Always a beautiful location but some changes from years past if you’re dining inside - still charging fine dining prices without the fine dining experience. Service was slow, techno music was blasting, and overall it was a good but not great experience

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed the location, and we appreciate the feedback!

  22. WE

    4togoWaterEdgeo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back - and looking forward to it! Thank you

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us so much - we appreciate the great review and look forward to welcoming you back!

  23. C

    Cojar

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great to be back where the service is fantastic and the food is really good. We are used to SF/NY/London so we are picky! Food was beautifully crafted, and the view over Lake Joe can't be beat - anywhere/anytime Thanks for a great evening back after years of Covid/craziness.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us, and we hope to welcome you back again!

  24. GM

    GailM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a awesome table on your patio for the 8 of us! Awesome ambiance and delicious food. Loved the music! A+ all around.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the great review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed the patio, and we hope to welcome you back again!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience4
    It was good. Food a little pricey for the quality but overall okay. Service started off great but then disappeared for back half

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you for the review and feedback.

  26. d

    dianab

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jeanette was an amazing server! Would def recommend the restaurant update to some better dinner music/ambient music, something to match the beautiful sunset - vibey.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the review and feedback!

  27. JJ

    JpJp

    Toronto

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This is a beautiful, scenic spot to stop for a casual lunch or dinner. However, my guess is that possibly staffing/management challenges resulted in our frustration and overal disappointment in our experience. We arrived at 6:30pm, as per our reservation, (4 adults and 1 child) for dinner. There was a 40 minute wait for our hot appetiser, which arrived cold. It was sent back to be reheated and returned overdone and inedible. At 7:50 our main courses still had not arrived, though we were promised several times that they would be here shortly... Except they were not forth coming. The waitstaff agreed that the long wait for our main courses was not acceptable, and we were told that they were backed up in the kitchen. At which point, very hungry and unhappy, we decided to leave, rather than continue to wait. Judging by our appetiser, we were dubious as to how our meal might arrive. We were prepared to pay for our drinks and apps, but not for the no show dinner. The management determined our position was understandable, and did not charge us. My hope is that their challenges will be overcome, as it is one of the few lovely waterside restaurants in the Muskokas

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the review - we sincerely apologize for the poor experience you had. We strive to provide the best possible hospitality and culinary experience to all of our patrons, and we are regretful we were not able to provide that during your time with us. We appreciate the feedback and hope we are able to welcome you back and provide a more enjoyable dining experience.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We found the menu to be lacking from years past.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the review and feedback!

  29. CV

    ColleenV

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner experience and our server was very friendly and attentive as well. Will highly recommend to our friends and family.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us so much. Thank you for the great review; we hope to welcome you back again!

  30. LJ

    LakeJoe1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    All of our party of 4 were very dissatisfied with our meal. The pasta was severely undercooked, like chewing erasers. The bacon was not cooked properly. The chicken was poorly cooked and the flavor was also not enjoyable. Food used to be good here, as we have been many times over several years prior to Covid.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for the review - we sincerely apologize for the poor experience you had. We appreciate the feedback and hope we are able to welcome you back to provide a much more positive dining experience.

  31. BC

    BrentC

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal. Wonderful atmosphere. Thanks to the chef for the special birthday dessert.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for the review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your time, and we hope to welcome you back again!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was great but I found the antipasto too oily. Would love you to do a charcuterie board.

    Water's Edge Wine Bar and GrillResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you for the review! We always appreciate feedback about what can be added to our menus to enhance the dining experience we offer - thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Water's Edge Wine Bar and Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Water's Edge Wine Bar and Grill

1072 Elgin House Rd, Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Port Carling

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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