Sole Restaurant

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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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Toronto
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was a little disappointing that they told you the fish feature and you order it but then find out they ran out.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a high school reunion brunch and everything was very good. The patio is not too crowded and has a nice private feeling thanks to the fencing and the ivy.

Pastries and mimosas were good. All entrées were enjoyed. They let us stay for two hours after we paid.

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the restaurant overall and usually enjoy my meal but had the meatballs this time and was disappointed. I would still highly recommend Sole, just not that particular dish.

JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a very nice location with a nice atmosphere. We had the crab cakes for an appetizer and they were very tasty. Our 2 entrees were the Baked Atlantic Salmon and Shrimp Provencale. They were both very tasty the only minor improvement would have been a bit more pasta in the serving. The shrimp was plentiful, 5 large tiger shrimp, and tasty. Overall a very nice evening.

W
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were great. We were able to enjoy dining on the outside patio. When we became a bit chilly, the staff did not hesitate to move us to a table with a working heater. Their goal was clearly to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience.

DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a night out at Sole. I have never had a bad meal there!

SB
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice for entertaining as the ambiance and meals are top notch!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food took longer than usual to receive and by the hot plates we assume it sat for awhile before being served to us. Food was good

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole is a go to spot. Excellence food and exceptional service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinning

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

My good friend and I had such a nice time. Sat on the patio and enjoyed a delicious dinner while able to chat and have a relaxing time.

NY
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff.

NM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole never disappoints. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, the menu offerings are always creative and not only pleasing to the palette but also to the eye.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant with the perfect environment and ambiance for any occasion. It can be laid back and semi formal with great service and delicious food.

C
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would have given it a five star but I found the noise level too high. Had trouble speaking with friends at table as the surrounding tables, being full, were all competing to be heard. Other than that the food and service was great! Will definitely go back.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to have meal when visiting kids attending school in Waterloo.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Pickerel special was amazing - and the Butternut Squash soup was excellent! Thank you. Enjoyed being on the patio with a little help from the heaters!

D
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location and ambience, foods average.

ML
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience and never disappoints. The patio is wonderful on a lovely day.

JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food, served hot, friendly server. Sat on patio, was a little cool and rained but that was our choice

MK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
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
4 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
26 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
4 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.

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