Salt Wine Bar

4.6
492 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 492 people are saying
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAshleyT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Service and food are consistently five stars. Philip and his team are incredibly attentive and clear experts in all things wine and food. Will keep returning.

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ShayK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered 8-10 tapas for our table of 4 and we were so happy with the quality of food. Every dish was amazing! Had a couple bottles of delicious wine and the service was wonderful, with staff readily coming by to refill our wine glasses and water. Will definitely be back!!

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BobbiC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I went here for my birthday and WOW, it was absolutely phenomenal. From the ambiance to the service to the food, everything blew us away. Our server made an excellent wine recommendation based on my tastes. We ordered the foie gras, steak tartare, octopus carpaccio, lamb sliders, and iberico ribs and it was all delicious with the type of portion sizes you'd expect for a tapas restaurant. I was stuffed by the end of it. Probably the best foie gras/pate we ever had in our life, and the octopus carpaccio was such a stand out as well. 10/10 date night/special occasion hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and food was incredible! We felt very taken care of and was happy to celebrate my moms birthday here!! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food didn’t have flavour

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Becca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My first time at Salt. The staff were great. The menu was interesting. Sadly, it was such poor value. $25 for a small plate of gnocchi. They seriously only have 5 small slices of the sourdough bread. I just walked away feeling I over paid for everything.

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vipJoshA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding as always. Covid patio patio setup wasn't ideal, but the meal and service made up for it

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Dianna
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and the service is great. The duck confit was scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was excellent! However we wish they gave us a warning that we had to leave (so we could have ordered dessert!). Totally understand the need for dining time limits.

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JonnyS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best foodie experiences I have had in Toronto, bar none. Gnocci was amazing as was the spicy lamb meatballs and the buttermilk chicken. Great wine selection too. Highly recommend!

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Lovely
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Amazing food & ambiance. A real treat. Highly reccomend the tuna dish, patatas bravas, & the waygu sliders

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Diana
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Salt wine bar is in a good location but the food is pretty overpriced for what it is. I think a little less cost in the food would balance out the pricier wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Ambience was as good as it could be sitting at a small table outside. Food was very good as well. We had the cheese board, octopus and tomato dish. Would reccomend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly, service was great and the food was fantastic!

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Server recommended the sliders and ribs, and were fantastic. Very knowledgeable about their wine selection.

Will visit again.

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AllieS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came for our anniversary. It was our first visit to any restaurant since the pandemic shutdown and it was a fantastic experience. Food was incredible and the patio was surprisingly nice given that it was on the sidewalk on Ossington! Don’t miss the sliders they were absolutely incredible!

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Mano
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was fantastic the service was amazing and the food and drinks spectacular thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unreal food. Simply specular combination of flavours.

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NicG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had an amazing time. The food and wine pairings were excellent. Perfect size sharing plates and great variety of Spanish and Portuguese wines. Will definitely be returning.

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StacyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever. Highly recommended. The food is sublime. The service amazing. The location ideal. Please visit if in Toronto!

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vipFoiegraslover
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, we’ve been going here for a year and love everything about this place, from the great tapas to the friendly service.

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RonR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service, food, and wine in a terrific space. Cocktails as well were beautifully done. Highly recommend.

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vipErynC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went on a Monday at 8pm and it was a bit quiet. The restaurant has a beautiful cellar style decor, wine line is excellent, everything we ate was delicious, especially loved the fried chicken (reminds me of the great fried chicken at Bar Fancy). It did get a bit busier but if anything was a turn off it was just the lack of clientele. Glad we gave it a try!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Vibe was A+. Wine recco was STRONG. I would recommend to the judgeist of moms...... EAT THE SLIDER AND THE POTATOES!!

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kaya
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food but portions are small and expensive. It would be expensive to have a full meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. You can’t go wrong here

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RobbC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salt is a great restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is wonderful but not cloying. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu items and the wine list. She was very helpful in guiding our wine choice to the perfect red for our tastes and the food. Highly recommended!

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Emil
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the spicy meatballs and the steak. Wish the service was a little warmer.

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SW2018
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. Every dish we had was excellent, but the octopus, prime rib and pate really stood out. Very good service, lovely ambiance and not loud at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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Devon
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall really great night. Amazing tapas- the pork belly was incredible. Great wine list as well. I would say it was a place I would 100% go back too! Not a cheap date but worth it.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Service was attentive and sublime. Cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Though the wine is excellent and the food flavourful, it's not worth the price for the tiny amount you get. Servers were attentive, but a little too much as they come around to fill your wine after every sip. This got a little annoying as it cut into conversation at the table. It got to the point where servers had to be told by my table that we would just pour our own wine. Refilling a glass before it's empty is a great practice, but not every two seconds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great environment and food is just right for a Sat night with friends

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haspok
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie-versary

The tears of salt
the joy of wine.
When life is bold
and food's divine.
Where fate is taste
and love is dense:
a wonder-glazed
experience.
We have our bond.
Long certified.
Years short and long.
Now thirty-five.
We had our night
in Salt and Wine.
What a delight
that she's still mine.

VD
VanessaD
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect size plates of tapas to share that were mouth wateringly delicious. An extensive wine list with a server who was happy to help make a selection in our budget. A warm wood space with low lighting perfect for a cold January Sunday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were advised by the server to order 5 tapas for 2 and I think it was just okay. If you have a person in your party who normally consumes more food you would need to order more. The quality of the food was inconsistent. I felt that there were not enough pepper in one dish, and then not enough salt in the other. The best dish that I had was the scallop which was done just right.
Also, we were not told in advance that we would need to pay $6 for the bottle of water that we got. We asked for plain simple water. And when the server said she would bring us a bottle, we didn't know that she would bring one that we would have to pay for it later. The server should have asked us more questions to make sure the bottle was exactly what we would want.
I will not visit the restaurant again, unfortunately.

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vipLorraine
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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vipTorFoodieTraveler
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. Great cocktails. Relaxed friendly vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Celebrating with friends. Food and service were both amazing!!

FAQs

Salt Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Salt Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 533-7258.

Salt Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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