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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.

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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Please note on the evening of February 14 we will be offering a special Valentine's preset three-course dinner menu. $55/person not including tax and gratuity. This will be the only menu available, in addition to vegetarian alternatives. Please reach out for further details.

Sole Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (36)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Lunch (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Business Meals (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Healthy (17)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Authentic (8)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

The stuff is friendly, the service is a bit on a slow side, you kind of have to remind them to bring the next meal or coffee or the bill. That is maybe fine in the evening when you are off work but if you come for lunch I think they have to be a bit more attentive.
I have to say that we probably made a mistake with "the menu" as only the desert was really nice. The soup was cold, and the duck confit pizza was weird....the dough was strange.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal - lunch or dinner the food is great. It's in an older building so can get noisy but it's my fave for taking out of towners!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Exceptional cuisine, the steak was perfect! Excellent service. Outstanding wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was perfect.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

By far the best restaurant in the Waterloo area. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Sunday prime rib is excellent value.
Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great meal. All four of us were very happy with the food and service. Good wine selection reasonably priced.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

First visit to Sole & would definitely return. Food & service was awesome! Love the decor, history & ambiance of the location.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a lovely dinner just found it to be pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

I was there with my family for my birthday. We had a great time. Our server switched on us not sure why but the second server was great, she was kind, patient and attentive. I had the baked salmon, kudos to the chef, it was done perfectly, the flavours and the texture were just right. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food well prepared, nicely gussied up. appetizing. Service superb. High-class tableware.

One dish (penne carbonara) salty beyond belief.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very cozy casual, but elegant restaurant with inviting atmosphere and service-focused staff. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted warmly and then enjoyed attentive service from the waitress. Food was beautifully prepared and presented with attention to detail. Flavours were savoury and delicious. We have been many times before and will return again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our food, especially your Caesar salad.. lol Don't ever change it. It was delicious. I'd come back just for it, as long as i knew it was going to be the very same. The wine prices could be slightly lower, but it is a thing to overcharge for wine in Ontario. Overall a great night...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We all found it pricey and were simply disappointed with the cost and the meals were very bland. We had to use salt And pepper for flavour. Water was not refilled and we were just disappointed overall. Too many other restaurants in area that are better. Waitress was pleasant but appeared to have too many customers.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Reserved a quiet table for a group of 7 for a business meeting. Sole delivered on that request by seating us in a room off of the main restaurant. Location was perfect and the staff were attentive at just the right level. Our guests selected a number of menu items and all were satisfied with their meal. The Duck confrit was excellent. Desert was only for a few members. Most memorable were the crepes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

usually Sole is very good. I have been there many times. This time for lunch the options were limited and food was ok. We were 4 in the group. and i felt a bit embaressed bringing my friends there. hope this is help full.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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