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About Sole Restaurant

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 rack of 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.**

83 Erb Street West Building Two
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Father David Bauer Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(519) 747-5622

Website:
http://www.sole.ca/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking available at the rear of the restaurant. As well there are several city parking lots in close proximity. As of May 2016 the intersection of Erb and Caroline will be under construction. Please see directions noted on your reservation confirmation for details or inquire with our staff for details.

Executive Chef:
Dan Potter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sole Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Business Meals (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Romantic (15)
Healthy (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food. Service was excellent. A little pricey for the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

lunch menu is a bit pricey, lobster sandwich a bit bland for $24.00, overall good dining experience, patio would be nice in summer. Menu has not changed in over 7 years since last time I was there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great night out!

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dined with friends for lunch; can always expect consistently good food and service at Sole. Our group enjoyed their lunches very much.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We celebrated by wife's 50th birthday at Sole. Kelly was our server, ws very knowledgeable and attentive. Our daughter required gluten-free options, and did not disappointment. In fact, the gluten-free Penne Carbonara was the "best food I've ever had." What's not to like about double-smoked bacon!

With vaulted ceilings, the noise level is a little too high for my liking; however, what it lacks in noise level it makes up for with it's historical charm and significance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My go-to place for a lovely meal in a great, local atmosphere!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The occasion was a "special" Birthday for our daughter. We decided to make it a family event and came from 2+ hours away to celebrate with both our daughters and their partners.

The service was extemporary. We were seated immediately, coats, etc. all looked after. Our waiter, Josh was very good. His timing on when to approach for the various stages of the meal was spot on - he neither rushed us or kept us waiting. That is hard to get right and he did it.

All 6 of us enjoyed everything we ate or drank. One of the party is trained as a chef and even he was happy with the whole experience - trust me that is the first time I have seen that happen.

Our only disappointment is that we live so far away and it will be difficult for us to come back. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent meal, very well presented. Wait staff were excellent. Just enough attention without getting in the way of our discussions.
Food was delicious, great selection
Quiet enough to hear ourselves talk without needing to raise voices, as seems so common these days

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sole is a nice quiet restaurant with friendly staff.
The food was good but too light on seasoning & not hot enough.
A must try appetizer is the scallops. They melted in your mouth & the sauce was delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sole is my favourite restaurant in Waterloo. The food is always fresh and well-prepared. The staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome. Great for a quiet conversation over a glass of wine or a beer. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent service. Seafood dishes are very good. But little pricy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is always very good. Do find everything a bit pricey. After this visit I feel like the prices have gone up since my last visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our server was excellent. She was attentive but not invasive.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were greeted promptly and escorted to our table. We were there for lunch but ordered off the brunch menu as it was on Saturday. The breakfast pizza was delicious and the eggs Bennie were fabulous. The banana bread and mini lemon muffins which were served with blueberry jam were a wonderful change to bread. The interior design is warm and appealing with the exposed wooden beams and original concrete walls. A great dining experience for brunch and we are planning a return visit for dinner!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always interesting choices that are great-never disappointing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Enjoyed meeting friends there and experiencing a wonderful lunch

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our special anniversary dinner was superb.
The food presentation and quality were excellent and our server and service were exceptional.
Ambiance is top notch.
Very enjoyable; we'll be back.

WilliamM

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The meal was excellent. I ordered chicken and it was the best chicken I have eaten in a restaurant. The restaurant was not very busy and the service was somewhat slow.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food and Service, nice atmosphere for good conversations.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The atmosphere, although the restaurant was very busy, perfect! The music was in the ‘background’ ...was perfect! Not overpowering, not annoying.
Our waiter was excellent and very professional. My second experience over two weeks.
The food:
Soup, 4 out of ten (really hasn’t been good last four visits) so much more potential there and I believe a lack of effort for this appetizer.
Main meal, Octoberfest Roladen needed to be replaced - could not cut through the meat with steak knife, ruined the flow/enjoyment of he meal but was replaced and great on second try.
Reservation worked out well however fathers Birthday notification on reservation was not at all acknowledged.
Always hope the soups will get better.
Great experience usually.
Still one of our favorites!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a family get together. It was mid afternoon and we were able to order from the brunch menu and the dinner menu. All appetites we’re satisfied. The menu items all seemed to be reasonably priced and the service was great too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went for the Oktoberlicious menu. Veal roladen was very disappointing not much flavour and meat was tough. Sauce was delicious. Vegetable portion was very small.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Was hoping for the best innovative Oktoberfest meal but it did fall short. Really hard brussel sprouts (you do have to boil them not just blanch them!), a tiny portion of veal and flavours that didn't really go together. The flatbread was ok and the dessert was the same, just ok. Shame as I was really looking forward to the whole 3 course menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We always have a great meal. The service was a bit slow but the place was packed. The drinks were on par and the dessert was great as always. I love coming and ordering off their seasonal menu. I've never had the same thing twice. Always a treat when we go for a nice meal out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We were seated immediately and the service was good. The food, unfortunately, was just okay. Our group was 4 people and we all felt the same way about the food. Two people had the duck - were disappointed the skin had been removed and not crispy. It wasn't dry but didn't taste amazing. Another person had the shrimp pasta - it was watery and fairly bland. Another had the Oktoberfest special with the veal - apparently was good. The dessert it came with wasn't anything special, nor was the bacon flatbread appetizer. Overall, the service experience was good but we wouldn't go back because the food wasn't anything special. If the menu was redone, we might consider coming back.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Consistently great food and service. Look their patio.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent dinner again. Sole seems to never fail. Even this night when they were very, very busy the service was excellent although perhaps a bit slower than some nights. The food is well prepared and the seasonal specials are excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sweet potato lasagne was delicious! The shrimp dish was very bland and the dish was very watery.
Service was not great considering it was not very busy in the restaurant.
Overall good experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great place for friends, celebrating, or a quiet meal. Exceptional food, service - great patio !

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The outdoor patio area is really nice. We had appetizers, mains and desserts and it was all excellent. One person with Gluten allergy in our party had many selections to choose from. The only disappointment was the Rosewood Pino Noir wine. Sole is not cheap but it's worth the price for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food, attentive and friendly server and wonderful ambiance. The whole package.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My beef stroganoff was disappointing, the beef was tough and stringy, noodles hard to eat - hardly what I expected from a quality restaurant. My bill was reduced. My wife's ribs were not what was expected - a cube, not tender - should have been made clear. Fortunately our guests enjoyed their confit. Pleasant efficient server. Overall a disappointment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Consistently good food, service, atmosphere! Sole has never disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have been to Sole a couple of times and we have had a great experience and service every time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was really great. Our server kept our coffee slowing and our meals arrived in a timely fashion The food, however, was bland. Despite superior ingredients, the meals were dull. Sadly, it was not worth the price.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Cozy place to take a date, friend or business engagement. Food is excellent with a good choice for vegetarians. Nice wine selection or cocktails to suite your taste.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Servers were friendly and informative and it was a nice place with great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

excellent service, Josh was our server, he was very attentive and took care of all of our requests

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fabulous, as always. This time, we enjoyed a lunch on the patio. We told our server we had a time constraint and he was more than accommodating....without making us feel rushed. Cozy, quiet and sophisticated atmosphere. Solé never disappoints...highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our overall experience was very pleasant, and the service was very good. When choosing a restaurant like Sole, you expect to bring your wallet, and you expect a notable meal. Three of our party thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, but the fourth ordered a shrimp salad special which was an uninspired lettuce base with four shrimp arranged artfully at four corners on the plate. She enjoyed the bread served at the table very much, and the coffee was pretty good, but to say that she enjoyed a lovely lunch would certainly stretch it. Yes, we expect to be well served, and yes, we expect a hefty bill, but we still expect the food to be well worth the money.
This is a difficult review to write, because three out of four tends to be thought of as acceptable, but at a restaurant as charming and recommended as Sole, I think it would expect only four out of four.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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