Sole Restaurant

4.5
1340 reviews
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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.**
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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great! My only complaint would be my $45 special; I understand the cost and size of the fish, however the remaining meal portion could have been more substantial. This will not however deter us from returning again 😊

DG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been 3 times now & have enjoyed myself every time. Soles is my go too restaurant

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time with friends celebrating their 25th anniversary. The outdoor patio was perfect as always. Our server, Monica, was absolutely delightful.
Thanks for a wonderful evening.

MC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio experience. Delicious.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Average. Went there for anniversary and the spokes were good. Main course wasn’t good. Got the special that day

E
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Vegan and vegetarian options (real ones, not something improvised) would be a nice addition to your menu.

JD
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dinner at the Sole. The service and food were excellent. We will be back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, especially for a weekday lunch

AS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was tasty, but pricey for what it is. Perhaps time to change up the menu? Took forever to get our meal, not a good thing for a business lunch. The older hostess needs an attitude adjustment. Not sure if she was just having a bad day, but she was very cranky. For my next business lunch I will be choosing another restaurant.

t
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful patio and especially nice at this time of the year! So shady and cool. The waiter took our beverage order, and then brought fresh crusty bread and hummus to start us off. Lots of specials to choose from but we decided on a chicken and pear salad with goat cheese from the menu, which was delicious. Dessert was offered for a birthday treat which came with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate with chocolate. Waiter appeared to be new and brought my cappuccino without asking me if I wanted cinnamon or chocolate. We were not rushed and enjoyed a nice leisurely celebration.

LS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Sole has been one of those restaurants that we go to when we want to treat our mom out for a nice dinner. She lives nearby so, it's a great choice for our family. Last weekend was one of those nights. I went to the restaurant with my daughter and mother on the last night of our visit. The server took a while to get to us for our drink order. Our drinks to a while to arrive so we had plenty of time to review the menu and make our selections but when he brought our drinks he quickly left without taking our order. He then proceeded to take care of the 2-3 tables around us. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy but I figured maybe he just needed to take care of a few things. It was 20 minutes before he finally came to take our order. We were missing a place setting and I asked for it but he forgot to bring it twice, meaning one of us was not able to enjoy the bread that was brought while we waited. He also did not come to refresh our drinks.

I share all this because the food was excellent. We all enjoyed our meals, which were up to the 5 star rating I would normally give this restaurant. It was obvious that our little table was not worthy of our server's time and in the end it really detracted from our experience and what we would expect from a 5 star restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I recommend SOLE because it's still the nicest restaurant in Waterloo, in terms of ambiance. And maybe the only one in the city with a European style, inviting patio. However, the menu hasn't changed in years and the portions can be really stingy. For instance, a $25 price for a "shared appetizer" platter, which had all of two shrimp, two slices of cucumber with a tiny amount of innocuous filler, two loony-sized falafels, each of which was hard to actually share. How does one share two shrimp among 4 people? ALso, it's time for some gluten free options. My husband came home hungry after his special, too! And finally, it's not that hard to find beautiful options for gluten free pastas, pizzas and breads these days. For G-F people, there is very little to eat on this menu. So, I recommend because of the space. But like most restaurants in KW, the food is mediocre at best and overpriced.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Will not be our last. Wonderful unique flavours. Generous portions. Surprising variety.

M
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We both had the turbot special which was outstanding. The appetizer plate with different apps was also exceptional.
Think our server was overworked as we had to ask for bread which is usually supplied right away and it took a long time for them to try and find the bottle of wine we ordered only to discover they didn't have it

EG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Kitchen seemed busy or there were not enough servers. Reservation was lost. A tad disorganized. Service is usually excellent. Our server was trying valiantly but she was struggling.
Food is getting increasing SALTY. I am going to start sending items back. Hard to eat it. The appetizer filo tart with bacon and lobster and the roasted peach salad were inedible. Very disappointing.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sole is one of my favourite restaurants, and so I chose it for my birthday dinner. I had the duck breast special - the best duck I've ever had. It reminded me a bit of ostrich. My boyfriend had the braised beef short ribs, also excellent. Creme brule for dessert and blueberry tea - wonderful. I've been to Sole a few times, and whatever choice I've made from the menu has always been excellent.
One small improvement would be to know the cost of the specials before selecting them.

OT
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole never disappoints! The special touch of an anniversary chocolate note around our dessert place was thoughtful! One of our favourite places to celebrate a special event!

T
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday evening prime rib dinner was delicious. The beef was beautifully done, and a generous cut. The outdoor patio is one of our favourite places in town during the summer.

P
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a very delicious and comfortable dining experience.

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday dinner. A wonderful spot out on the patio. We had a lovely evening. Excellent food, drink and company.
This is our go to place.

DF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary celebration was made extra special by our great experience at Sole. Thank you to everyone for your great food preps and service!

JR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent, the patio is absolutely amazing but I rated the service only as good. The food took a bit longer (the server came over and apologized our food was taking longer) than it should have and I had finished my wine so I asked the server for only 3 oz glass - she said the restaurant didn't sell 3 oz glasses and with a smile on my face I said well maybe because the food took a bit longer, management could make an exception and provide a couple ounces of wine to go with my meal. At that point the server said she would go and ask but I could tell it had upset her I had asked for this little bit of comp wine. From that point she glared at me every time she came to the table and pretty much plopped everything down with a glare in my direction. We order 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, dessert, coffee, wine, sparkling water. The bill was $168 for 2 people and I did tip the server 18% but would certainly like to know why I offended her so much for asking for a couple of ounces of wine. I wasn't asking for a free meal or was belligerent when I asked. Her attitude made an evening out with my daughter a bit tarnished but it was still amazing and am going back with my husband, dad and son for the Prime Rib Sunday special.

DK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with amazing service. We will be back again soon.

SN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.

Low background music. Much appreciated.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit to celebrate our anniversary and we were very impressed! The food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Will definitely recommend and visit again!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Our second time to Sole, just as good as our first visit. We are new to the area and Sole is our favourite in the area.

GG
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening at Sole on Saturday June 22nd. Service was excellent, food was perfect and ambiance was very nice.

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day lunch. Lots of food. Room a bit noisy as 3-4 large groups (and we were one of them). Server pleasant and helpful.

HH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fantastic variety of delicious food.

RV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would definitely recommend Sole. Service was prompt and professional and not rushed at all. We went to celebrate our daughters graduation and as a special treat when our dessert arrived our server had decorated it to acknowledge her accomplishment. Unexpected but very much appreciated. Food was outstanding. Definitely will return - a very special meal.

LS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our meal. When we were undecided between 2 wines our waitress offered a sample so we were sure to enjoy the wine with our meal.

JL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Sole. We took my mother there for her birthday and had a lovely lunch/brunch on the patio. Food was delicious and service was great.

JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat out on the patio and it was quiet and warm evening. We had the pasta special of the night and it was excellent.
Overall a great a night.
Cheers,
Jeff

P
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in the region. Server was Great as well!

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here and were not disappoited. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambiance was comfortable. Our server was truly exceptional and attentive to our needs. She made our dinner truly excellent with her attentiveness and professionalism. A truly excellent dinner to commemorate our wedding.

EG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best outdoor dining. Max is charming. Great sense of humour. Good birthday celebration.

HR
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience as always. Friendly staff and great food!

NE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

the menu is wonderful - Lots or gluten free (and peanut free) options and yet so so flavourful! and our waitress was just lovely and she was on top of everything! Very very considerate of our two food allergies at the table, she was great.

KR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We go to Sole for many of our special occasions and we are never disappointed

PL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a quiet, relaxed atmosphere...as expected, and appreciated. The starter caeser salad was exceptional, the draft weiss bier fresh and tasty, and the salmon penne special a delight. Service was timely and attentive.

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