Sole Restaurant

4.3
1293 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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, to lamb will satisfy any appetite. An extensive wine list (with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence), 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. In the Summertime, Outside Dining on a Heated Patio is available. **Please note: we are unable to guarantee specific table requests or patio requests. Please inquire upon arrival. Thank you.**

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us to celebrate and treat your Mother to a delicious three-course preset brunch/lunch menu ($33 + tax and gratuity). Or our exquisite three-course dinner menu ($44 + tax and gratuity). Please call to make a reservation or Inquire.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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EC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was brusque, almost mechanical, lacking personability
water almost smashed onto the table
not even finished our wine and as not selecting dessert, they brought the machine to pay,
felt rushed out
will never take that seat again, looking into the kitchen
too cramped, in this particular table, all the comings and goings, eliminate the table.

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love Sole, and go there often. Sadly my last visit was not up to par. The duck confit was dry and had very little meat. There was a very noisy, large party beside us, which kind of wrecked date night. But I will keep going back, because most of the time it is a wonderful experience.

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h
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

my wife and I went to Sole to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary as we have done on one previous occasion.
On our last visit we had a good meal but only ok service. We chalked it up to the server having an off night.
This time we hoped things would be different but we were underwhelmed again. We found the meal very mechanical and transactional. We were never asked is we were celebrating anything or engaged in any meaningful conversation with our server. They were polite but only there for a job. Perhaps pretentious.
Our meal was ok and unique but it did not make up for the lack of ambiance.
For our money we we have always gotten consistent, friendly service at the upscale casual chains who find ways to make our celebrations memorable.

We will think twice before going here again.

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephanie was extremely attentive on all details. We had visited before and Stephanie remembered our wine choice
We had the scallops and the strip.loin steak.favors were great
Very nice service and meal

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and came to our table in a timely manner. We had a time constraint and they were able to accommodate that.

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IC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service great also. Sound level very nice as we could communicate easily as a group. Excellent dining experience!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My first time going to this restaurant, after having researched it online. The environment, food, and service all lived up to my expectations. Very satisfied and would go back again.

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was fine. My order (lunch menu) of the jagerschnitzel was dry, but everyone else enjoyed their selections.

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L
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner even with a very loud group of 20 sitting right beside us. I had the dinner special and it was a great value (salad, lamb chops and dessert for $35). We will definately come back to Sole.

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LP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our dinner was very expensive. And the food quality was just okay. The lamb shank had maybe 8 bites of fatty meat and resembled a chicken leg. It also tasted kind of old like it had been cooked days before. The waitress must of had 8 or more tables. She did a good job managing it all but was not able to give the kind of attention to us that one would expect of a fine dining establishment. The building is cool - especially the ceiling but the art Devore is dated. We won’t go back sadly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very nice restaurant. Great atmosphere, good food and service. Certainly we will return.

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s
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such a pleasant experience here last night. Everything was top notch - service, food, ambiance. I particularly loved their drinks list and will be going back several times just for that.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal

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JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sole is one of our favourite restaurants in Waterloo and we were happy to take our friends there the other night. They hadn't tried it yet, and they liked it. Thanks!!

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch experience.My favourite restaurant.Food presentation was exceptional.

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m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and nice atmosphere. Haven’t been there in a long time and I would say they have improved the quality and service dramatically. Great experience and we will be back.

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SM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not their best effort

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food coupled with exceptional service. Sole is outstanding - making everyday dining a special occasion.

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W
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wanted to try this place since it opened, but living in Alberta for the last 35 Year’s makes it difficult, as I only visit Waterloo once a year. Truly worth the wait, just wish we could try it more often
I had short ribs, my wife had salmon. Both beautifully presented, perfectly paired with complementary sides and, of course tasted delicious. A half litre of the house Malbec made it a perfect evening, not to mention the superb service by our waitress

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GF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was very good. Portion size was right on and presentation showed care and thoughtfulness. Service was attentive without being overbearing. A good experience all round.

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OT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sole does not disappoint! The service, food and ambience makes this spot a favourite!

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always excellent food and service. I suggested Sole to my AVP and she loved it also.

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IM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice presentation of the plates and meal was tasty. Thought it was lght on the sides e.g one asparagus spear and a piece of zucchini. Think could of doubled it without affecting presentation but that’s just me. Overall enjoyed the meal.

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BO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value with the Sunday Prime Rib dinner - excellent tomato bisque and Caesar salads as the appetizer, prime rib was medium rare to rare - perfect! Mild garlic mashed and fresh steamed veggies filled us leaving no room for dessert!

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MB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good. The server was pleasant but slow and not very attentive.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening .Our server was amazing but my husband’s food was ok not great . My food was delicious .
The Noise was a bit too much for my hubby
Overall it was a nice unique experience .

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WG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been there multiple times with different friends, Enjoyed the evening with my wife celebrating Valentine's Day. The service and quality of food are consistently very good.
Thanks for the experience.

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KN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing place I visited I Canada..fell in love with the food and ambience

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PP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The Beef Carpaccio was wonderful. I had never tried that before. Main course was excellent. Cheesecake was excellent and the drinks were reasonably priced

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and services were great, considering it was a very busy night. Food and wine are well priced and everything we ordered was delicious!

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love Sole, however lately the fish is being served over cooked. Other than that, everything else tasted good.

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Still a lovely restaurant to frequent for a good relaxing romantic dinner. On Valentine's the place was full.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation at 5 on Valentine's Day. We were greeted with a friendly gesture. Once inside we were beside a table with two small children. Although not the restaurants fault the kids were loud throughout the dinner, taking away from the quiet and romantic evening we had planned.(Parents there are times to leave your children at home.)
My fiancee's appetizer was delicious(goat cheeses). However my Tomato bisque soup I found very watered down. The main entrees were adequate at best. Desserts were good.
This was not our first visit. Therefore we were expecting better.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly service! Great place for our Valentine's date!

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, accessibility and prices. Staff are always friendly and helpful. The only thing I would ask of this restaurant is that they make a few more items available for (non-fish eating) vegetarians.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner. Enjoyed the 3 fish special and the cheesecake.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Business lunch

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s birthday

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KC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food and service were great. Restaurant was very noisy due to a large group that was quite loud

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G
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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