Sole Restaurant

4.6
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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

Winterdishes Preset Menu

Solé and Blackshop invite you to come in from the cold and discover the tastes of Winter Dishes! Until February 1st, enjoy a delicious three course lunch $25 or dinner $35, a perfect getaway for this time of year.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 19, 2020

Ends: February 2, 2020

Availability: Daily 11:30AM-10:00PM

What 1415 People Are Saying
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BS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ( lunch special for $25, a real deal!), lovely service, beautiful surroundings. I keep coming back...

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant, food is always delicious, right temperature and well presented! Our server was Stephanie and she was delightful!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food especially for me ordering gluten-free
The service was great and we stayed longer enjoying our coffees.

MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Loved the lobster Benedict. The bread was also very fresh and tasty and clearly just made. Delish!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

BS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much enjoyed the soup and sandwich special- apple/chestnut soup and brined peameal bacon, cheddar and delicious remoulade on a chive/potato bun for the sandwich. Very memorable.

SC
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was terrific and it’s great the music plays softly in the background so our conversation was audible. The service was ok. The server forgot our additional bottle of sparkling water and asked us twice if we wanted more.

LN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot with an incredibly varied menu, so much to choose from with many daily specials. One was arctic char with arugula mousse and asparagus. Presentation flawless flavours incredible. Our server was knowledgable and attentive without hovering. Definitely my new go to fave

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch with my family at Sole. Everyone enjoyed their food. The staff were all very courteous and helpful.

LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend!!! Food and service absolutely amazing.
Only downside was that tables are too close together, with little room to pass in between.

MA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experience was stunning. Perfect hostess, delightful, happy server, nice vibe, not rushed nor were the staff rushing, just moving easily among the tables. Highly recommend this restaurant.
And of course, that extra candle on dessert was the pièce de résistance, or just the icing on the cake.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Sole many times and have never been disappointed. It can get quite noisy when there are a lot of patrons, that would be my only negative critique. Admittedly noise from general chatter is difficult to control.

CF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sole, the atmosphere is always so lovely. Quieter than most WATERLOO fine dining establishments.
Service is impeccable and the food is always delicious. One of our most favourite spots to dine.

M
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster club was as good this time as last
Perfect service, not rushed but there when we needed him

T
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were really pleased with our lunches. Their were many excellent options available. The Server was Excellent. We were able to enjoy our meals and have a lovely visit as a friend was here from out of town. That Lobster Club Sandwich is always a real treat- - - and tasty🍷🍽☕️🦞🍞!!! MJB

LS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three best friends who started out working together in 1975 had our Christmas luncheon here. Everything was perfect.

AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an all round excellent experience. We were on a short lunch hour and despite how busy the restaurant was, our server took care of everything to make sure we had a leisurely lunch within the limited time available.

HW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu with something for everyone. Excellent daily specials

DH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

everything was excellent as usual regarding the food but we felt the service could have been better but it was very busy. there was no follow up for coffee and we waited almost 15 minutes to receive our bill after we asked for it..again food was amazing, don't like to be negative but just being honest Thanks again Debbie

t
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter, food, and ambience! It was a busy night with Christmas parties, but we were there early and well looked after! The food was excellent, and they even brought me a piece of gluten-free bread. There were several gluten-free entrees and I needed a substitute for the potatoes, and they gave me extra vegetables in place of the potatoes. Overall wonderful dining experience. We were well satisfied!

PA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks. It was a wonderful evening.

y
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious brunch lobster Benedict!!!

K
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal, great location, great visit

EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Calamari was excellent, service was very attentive but maybe a touch too quick. Beef tenderloin was excellent. This was our first time there and were impressed. Had the Vineland estate Chardonnay which was great but a little pricey.

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really appreciated the friendliness of our server Isabella. She helped us with our food selections, was attentive but not hovering. My friend was gluten and dairy allergic and her needs were met easily. We really enjoyed ourselves.

FM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since going to Sole and we chose it for a nice lunch with my family. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. The overall lunch experience was very positive and we decided we would like to return. We then had an opportunity to go out on a Friday evening again and all four of us enjoyed the meal, the servers were great, and we had a nice time being able to chat with one another over a beverage. The ambiance was wonderful with a light mix of music that mixed with the noise of the patrons. Our food was top notch and had a wonderful variety. I recommend Sole for a date night or even a place to have a corporate dinner.

J
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would recommend it because the atmosphere and appetizers were really good. My only issue was the main while good were over cooked. My husband has the stuffed pork tenderloin which was dry and i had salmon. The salmon was way over done. That being said we didn’t let the server know and I felt like we should have. I would still like to try it again!

AD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a favourite and have never been disappointed by the food.

HJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great

SJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is fantastic! I was with a party of 8 and everything ran seamlessly. The wait staff are extremely professional and courteous.
The food is amazing! Would recommend to anyone!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meal was delish. The service was prompt and friendly.

BK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I looked forward to our visit for over a month..there was 8 in my party...nice table...the restaurant is beautiful. The food was amazing. So far we have a 5 star review right? Unfortunately that was not our experience 3 main issues:
1. Service, our server was friendly enough but she spoke way too fast. English is my first language, I'm not elderly and between the noise level (more on that later) and the speed she spoke...after asking her to repeat 3 times just gave up. Others in my party complained that when giving the specials she did not quote prices..when asked specifically by me for one of the prices ...of a dish I actually ordered she quoted 31. 00 when the bill came it was actually 37.00 ..not impressed. That was our first issue with the server, second issue...time..we were there for over 3 hours...we waited way too long for our food...then forever to order dessert...at the 3 hour mark we were asked if we wanted coffee..."no thanks just the bill" yup...again waited. So service over all was just not up to the standard of the food.
2. Loud...the restaurant was not conducive to conversation..I could speak to the person on either side of me...but could not hear the person across the table much less the end of the table. Trust me after 3 hours..this wears thin and was not the evening we expected from a restaurant of this quality.
3. No Consistancy... 3 of the party ordered the Raspberita..one had fresh rasperrys, one had raspberries and other fruit and the third had no fruit at all... bad form. 3 of the party ordered the special which was a cream corn/steak/risotto dish...delicious but again all three were plated differently...one had more of a cream corn base, one had more risotto than the other two...and one the portion was tiny!..not the steak but the rest of the dish.

Overall give the restaurant a 3 star but only cause the food was amazing...the rest...a one star.....not sure if my group will be returning and one of them was a food blogger..oops

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time at Sole Restaurant, I had a great experience, all-round everything was great!

R
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is always excellent
Service is a little slow and getting food back from the kitchen
Otherwise a great experience.
Thanks

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! My first time here, my boyfriend was there 20 years ago and still loved it!

LP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sole has been our go-to restaurant since it's opened. Consistently good food and service!

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic experience when dining at Sole! A definite favourite!

p
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

reservations were for 530 ..good service ..
They informed us they were out of prime rib .. 4 out of the 7 wanted this ..
steaks were not the quality i have had in other places for less money ..
pasta dishes were not filling ..they seam to be serving less on the plate than before ..
for spending over $500 i would go some were else ..

CW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic!

DT
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sole is a place we often choose when we have a celebration! The food is great & service personable.

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