Sole Restaurant

4.6
1656 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated in a 150 year old Seagram’s building, minutes west of the Waterloo Uptown Core. The interior soars two stories high to a timber frame ceiling, exposed brick and generous wood finishes, set the tone for an elegant yet casual experience.

The menu will transport your palate to the Mediterranean. Items ranging from thin crust pizza, pastas, vegetarian entrees, steaks, and seafood will satisfy any appetite. An extensive award winning wine list, great selection of Scotch, local and imported beers on tap complement the experience. Service is professional yet friendly. Solé is waiting to take you away and deliver a complete dining experience.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1656 people are saying
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RobW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. Great wine and drink selection, food was delicious, and service was outstanding. It does get loud in there, but not enough that we couldn't enjoy our date night.

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viptea42
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to eat on the patio between rain! The vegetation is so nice and makes dining that much better.

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GerryM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Much improved over our last visit 6 weeks ago.

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MissM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Music volume could be lower but I appreciated the variety plated.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our second time in Sole. Our waitress was great. Very friendly and willing to assist. As it was brunch- food was good. Portions were a little bit smaller and on the salty side, but good overall.

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CLF1
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sole has been my favourite restaurant for many years. However given that you are going along with the vaccine passport discriminatory measures, I will no longer frequent your restaurant, and this has nothing to do with my vaccination status.

In the past I would have heartily recommended Sole to a friend, but not now with the discriminatory practices, which are strictly illegal according to our Constitution and Charter of Rights.

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KWCdining
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table on the patio. Late seating so no rush to leave. Lovely Patio at Sole. Food well cooked and consistent as always.

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KathleenK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Such a nice treat to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The overall experience was good. Our server was dynamite- if it wasn’t for her I would have scored less. Half tomato and cheese salad for $25 was a rip off (tasted ok), the steak if I had to guess was boiled in hot water. No grill marks or seasoning and very boring. Scallop potatoes were excellent and the creme brûlée was very good. Overall, our server made our experience special.

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PercyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible ambience,staff friendly & efficient, food prep perfect.

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lmmcdd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious Saturday brunch on the outside patio with friends. Sole’s food is consistently excellent so we like to celebrate birthdays and other events there. Thank you for great service, yummy food and menu options that never disappoint.

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MPMPM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food outside eating well spaced with good service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was attentive but did not rush us. The food was amazing.

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LianneH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends. Great food, safe environment, great service!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you so much Lianne! For your comments and the excellent review!

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Elli
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I have always loved Sole but I was so disappointed by our dinner last night. The prices have gone up and the portions have gone WAY down. My husband had the braised beef ribs and there were 2 very small ribs with a few veggies for $36. I asked if they could accommodate a dietary restriction and instead of informing me it couldn’t be done and asking if I wanted something else, they brought me the dinner with one of the key components missing. We are not big eaters but we both left very hungry which is unusual for us. I also made the server aware that it was our anniversary and she said okay and walked away - very strange. She did end up bringing us a very small dessert to share which was nice but I think she could have handled it a bit different. Overall, I don’t think I’ll be visiting Sole again any time soon.

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Fraser21
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Sitting outside was comfortable and no concerns about COVID. The only thing to be aware of this time of year is wasps but we were able to enjoy the meal in spite of them.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you so much Fraser for this five-star review. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon.

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LynneT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The overall rating would have been five star but the wasps on the patio were very bothersome.

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JCS444
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sole is the finest restaurant in Waterloo. The song playlist is almost as good as the food, as most of the content is music from The Great American Songbook. Great appetizers, and the beef tenderloin is beyond excellent.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and excellent review, we appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again in the near future to enjoy our delicious food, lovely atmosphere and the melody of our playlist while enjoying a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great all around!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you so much! We hope to see you again.

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Enylec
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There was no pastries with the brunch, we had banana bread 🤔 which I wouldn’t call pastry.

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dinnerout
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely brunch experience. The food was delicious and the service was satisfactory. If only the bees didn't want to share the bread plate too!

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Mickey
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as a great brunch. The scallops appetizer and the shrimp and lobster sandwich was delicious . The staff was great

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

So glad to hear Mickey! We thank you for taking the time to rate us and for your kind words, we hope to see you again in the near future.

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Nelda
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sole is a magical place to eat. The ambiance is incomparable, especially on the outdoor patio. The food never fails to satisfy and the service comes with a smile.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for your comments Nelda!

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NancyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice private patio with beautiful planters and greenery. Our server Sage was lovely. Very kind and capable. Both of our meals were exceptional. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and our dessert came with well wishes scrolled in chocolate on the serving plate-- a sweet and unexpected gesture. Such a lovely night out. We HIGHLY recommend it!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you so very much Nancy for taking the time to write this lovely review. We will let Sage know of your kind words. We appreciate you patronage and hope to have you dine with us again in the near future.

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kellyp
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live close by and run a bnb. This is the restaurant I always recommend to guests as food and service is always consistently great!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you so much Kelly, that is so wonderful to hear. We appreciate the recommendation and the excellent review. It is our pleasure to offer a wonderful dining experience for you and your guests, We hope to see more of you!

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PaulS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific location, excellent meal and very good service. Thanks!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

You are so very welcome Paul and thank you for taking the time to give us this excellent rating. We appreciate your patronage and hope to have you dine with us again soon.

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a wedding anniversary dinner at Sole. We have never been disappointed in our meals here. Our food was simply delicious, and our dessert was embellished with chocolate drizzle script wishing us a "Happy 23rd Anniversary."

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

We are so pleased to have you dine with us on your 23rd Wedding Anniversary and we look forward to having you back for many other occasions. Thank you so much Brenda for the excellent review.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are from BC dropping our daughter off at University and noticed this restaurant across from our hotel and it looked super cute from the outside with a cute patio and lights and decided to give it a try. We had the most wonderful meal and outstanding service fas soon as we walked in the door and from our server Stephanie! We sat at a high top table in the bar area which was lovely as the patio was full. The Caesar salad and Beef Tenderloin were fantastic and we topped it off with the chocolate cake which was recommended by our server. Stephanie was amazing and had great recommendations as we were having a hard time deciding what to order as everything looked so delicious. Highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back once we are in town again. Thanks Stephanie for being so wonderful!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

You are most welcome and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely, detailed review. It is our pleasure to offer a wonderful and memorable dining experience and we will definitely tell Stephanie of your kind words. We look forward to your return visit!

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shaib
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We sat in the patio which I think is one of the nicest in K-W and the server was professionally friendly and efficent.

I had the Florentine pizza for main. The base was not crusty enough and lacked salt and I found the combination of sauteed spinach and mozzarella with honey rather odd and unsubstential. To me, it is less enjoyable than some of the pizzas I can buy frozen in the supermarket for less than a third of the price.

On the positive side, the appetizer of scallops was nice and their red petit sirah (Bogle vineyard, California) excellent.

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SabrinaK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the perfect blend of casual yet quality dining.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Sabrina. It was our pleasure to have you dine with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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KimF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We like going to Sole. It's a lovely space. The patio is nice too. The food is good and the staff is good, not outstanding, just consistently good. We sat at a table by the kitchen and I felt the tension of the staff running in and out of the kitchen and kicking the patio door every time they went in and out. I could also see the kitchen staff scooping stuff from a yellow bucket onto the stove. It's just not something you want to see when you're paying $40 for your entree. It's never a bad experience and I'm never disappointed, but I also never leave thinking it was an amazing experience that I'll remember.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were bothered outside by wasps and staff immediately offered to move us inside.

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AnitaG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambience were spectacular! We enjoyed the squash pakoras, sweet potato lasagna, lobster roll and lobster bennie and they were mouth watering. The raspberry juniper mojito is also delish! A great experience and we are excited to return.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2021

We are so pleased to have you Anita! We appreciate you taking the time to review our Restaurant so excellently, We are also excited to have you back!

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SueW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and so nice to be sitting outside on the gorgeous patio. Food was delish and service very attentive. We'll be back!!!

Sole Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2021

We are so pleased to hear and so happy to have you Sue, we look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for the excellent review!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outdoors on a beautiful day added just the right ambiance.
Amy, our server, was attentive and thorough.
Menu offered some unique flavours and combinations.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Linda, we appreciate you taking the time to leave the lovely comments. We are so pleased to have you dine with us and hope to see you again soon!

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czkw
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with another couple and were able to sit outside on the patio. It was a beautiful evening at a wonderful place. From Appetizers to Dessert.... everything was excellent. The ladies had the short ribs and the gentlemen had the Schnitzel.... Highly recommend this restaurant.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thank you so much, we are so pleased to hear it was a wonderful experience. We appreciate the excellent review and choosing Solé to dine out. We hope to see you again soon.

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JimG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always, the food was exceptional.
We were seated quickly, but we're not served for 10-15 minutes and waited sometime for drinks to arrive.
Since we were limited to 1 1/2 hours, we received food about 1 hour in.

Possibly they ere short staffed as we have normally found thus restaurant to be excellent.

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SAEP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and Service was excellent! Would definitely recommend for lunch or dinner!

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sapin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very enjoyable lunch in a great ambience. Kudos

Sole Restaurant
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and for dining with us, we appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was nice and shaded so that the sun wasn't an issue. Service was polite and attentive. Food was excellent. Would definitely go there again.

Sole Restaurant
Responded on August 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we appreciate your comments and we look forward to having you back.

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Sole Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1656 OpenTable diners.

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