Salt Wine Bar

4.6
380 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Located at the top of the Ossington strip, Salt wine bar offers a modern progressive approach to Iberian/Canadian tapas. Salt is a bustling, cozy, communal tapas bar with great energy. Our guests enjoy artisanal cheeses, Iberian charcuterie and an excellent variety of small plate dishes. Chef Dave Kemp is strongly committed to using seasonal and local products whenever possible. Our cellar contains an extensive list of Portuguese and Spanish wines which complement each and every dish.
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KW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The warm atmosphere at Salt is a paired with their extensive Iberian based wine list plus their elegant take on tapas sharing plates. It all made for a lively and fun dinner for 4 very happy out of town foodies in from the cold. A wonderful neighbourhood gem.

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CO
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

finally there's a restaurant in Toronto where you can actually talk to your dinner companion without shouting while enjoying fine wine, great food, and a thoroughly professional staff! it was wonderful!

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GY
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant....great food ...owners staff know what they are doing .Nice Portuguese wine selection . Ask for Phillip their wine expert . He is Portuguese and spends time in Portugal and understands the wines from their very well.

Thank you

GY

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CH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Little hidden gem with a creative take on tapas and an extensive wine list.
Our server was helpful, knowledgeable and patient. Will absolutely go back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allthe dishes were executed beautifully and they were all about excellent taste and flavors.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the service was great.

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AG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a solid performer, this restaurant can be counted on for a good wine list, nice wood-warmed ambience and knowledgeable staff who can direct you to the tastier items on an inventive menu. One of my reliable choices in Toronto and often not as crowded as other, less interesting restos on the Ossington strip.

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SE
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Upbeat and lively place with good food to share. Some tapas are better than others. Waygu sliders and avocado toast scored high points. Noise level is quite high but does not impede conversation.

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OT
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive service!

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent, inspired, and original approach. Lovely presentation. Delicious.

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CG
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was overall a very pleasant experience at the Salt. Food was great and their guidance on picking a wine was spot on! Service was quick, attentive but not too nosy.

The pork belly and the Cod were excellent. Lamb balls were a close second. All the choices sounded great.

Atmosphere - cool spot but very narrow restaurant so if you are stuck on a small table in the middle of the room as we were, you do feel a bit crowded.

Noise level was pretty high as it was a small restaurant.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service with staff and sommelier were both exceptional. Absolutely recommend this restaurant for both food and wine!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place for a ladies night out. Amazing tapas, excellent wine selections, and the service was on point. We would definitely return!

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PR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely dinner in a gorgeous, warm, vibrant and inviting environment.
The food was spectacular, esp the octopus and the scallop cerviche.
Great all round service.
Wine list provided a fun round trip through Portugal, although I definitely enjoyed the whites more than the reds (great minerality, worked really well with the seafood dishes)

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JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great - delicious meal! Only complaints, restaurant was very loud and portions are a bit small but everything was very tasty, service was friendly and attentive - overall excellent experience.

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s
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service a little slow in the beginning. Loved the lamb meatballs.

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and attentive service. Could be a bit cheaper for real value. They are not quite as good as bar Isabel or bar Raval for comparable price but wine list from Spain and Portugal is really nice

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun and energetic place with outstanding food. The service was excellent, and everyone had the most wonderful time. Highly recommend Salt for virtually any occasion. Be hungry and thirsty!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was great!

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JG
Toronto
165 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

4.5 stars. This is an excellent small plate restaurant. The patatas bravas are superb, the lobster risotto excellent as were BBQ ribs. The prices are reasonable, a huge wine selection, and very good cider. It can get noisy, but we arrived early and ate very well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A last minute find that really delivered. Excellent food, wine, ambiance.

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BL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to try this place for awhile and it did not disappoint. Our waiter chose a delicious wine for the table and was very knowledgeable about the menu. We were four people and shared 8 different tapas plates which were served at the right pace and were was delicious. Another plus was that the tables were not too close together and the noise level was not too loud. We all enjoyed our evening. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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WN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Salt. A wonderful relaxed atmosphere to be able to go and have date night. Love the freshness of the food and the tasty options. Great sharing plates and wonderful wine selection. Really enjoyed our night.

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AN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t believe how amazing this restaurant is. It’s like a hidden gem in Toronto! It’s tapa style and for two people, they recommend four dishes which was more than enough! I really loved how dim and intimate it was! And the service was wonderful! I am definitely coming back here soon!

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wine selection, great food and service was perfect. Great experience and will definetly be going back.

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner was lovely. We really enjoyed the tapas style shared dishes, especially the salmon. I had a glass of wine which was quite different (as our server warned me it would be) but I found it delightful, quite jammy. I can't remember the name of the wine though. If the server happens to remember it and could send it to me I'd greatly appreciate it.

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EW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Salt several times. We live in the Ossington strip area and therefore have regular access to incredible restaurants. Despite our multitude of options, we both consider Salt to be our favourite restaurant for its incredible and creative food, wine selections, and exceptional service. We look forward to our next visit!

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MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary and this was the perfect little date spot to start the night. Service was amazing as they recommended great beverages for us. Not being a beer drinker I tried one of their specialty beers that tasted similar to a dry cider/juice. Was pleasantly surprised as did not taste like beer or leave me bloated. We had 4 tappas and all were great. The friend chicken was more than enough to be a main and would not even consider it a tappas.
Great night!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth the walk. A knowledgeable staff and extensive wine menu make for a great experience. Very cozy yet modern atmosphere with authentic tapas made from quality ingredients by people who obviously care about what they are providing to their guests. Overall fantastic!!!

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is absolutely fantastic without being pretentious.
Servers are very knowledgeable.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The gnocchi dish was tops!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. I have dined at Salt on several occasions and the food is always delicious.

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JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great menu. Expansive wine list and great staff...they just need to work on their acoustics as it gets extremely loud when the dining room is full!

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GR
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb meatballs were absolutely delicious. All the dishes came out beautifully presented and temperature perfect. I thought nknthis restaurant is particular with the temperature of everything. My Rose wine was crystal cold just like I like it. Every dish came out piping hot. The cheese board came out at room temperature to taste every flavour of each cheese. I have already told 6 people of our dinner. Our waiter was knowledgeable and kind.

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F
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, well paced tapas. Casual but professional service and great ambiance.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sharing menu! Our group of 6 had a hard time picking favourite dishes because they all were so delicious and so well-presented! Our group was a mix of vegetarians and meat eaters and everyone enjoyed the sharing choices! Very friendly and attentive service too!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super evening of well executed dishes and well chosen wines.

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent last minute choice for a private two person dinner. Saw groups there as well. Service and food was outstanding.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in recent memory - all the dishes we tried were superb -
the prawn cakes , the lamb meatballs , grilled calamari with great balance of greens
Great wine list and the bourbon / cocktail servings are generous , great service and music too

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JM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter who offered options and direction on the sharing menu for a business dinner. We all had different favourites which means 5 outstanding first choices. Great ambiance.

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