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Sole Restaurant

4.4
1150 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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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.**
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Continental
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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 - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(519) 747-5622
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Potter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Father David Bauer Drive
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Parking details
There is ample parking available at the rear of the restaurant. As well there are several city parking lots in close proximity.
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
What 1150 People Are Saying
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Was not a nice experience. My husband and I went there on Friday evening for our 2 year wedding anniversary. Waited over 20 minutes for someone to come to out table and greet us. It was the manager who was nice and took our drink order. Once he returned, he tried to introduce us to our server Josh who told the manager he needed to speak to him. They walked away and after several minutes the manager ended up returning and taking our order. It was a least an hour before we got our food. Josh finally came to become out server once we got our food. It was just a cluster and for 160 dollars, it was totally not worth it. Trying to get explanations on the foods was hilarious. The manager explained things in a way that made it sound so unappealing. Nobody ever checked to see if we enjoyed our meal and nobody even got our coats, I went to the rack and left the number ticket there and nobody even noticed. Food was good but brought down by the total lack of service. All the servers look like kids. It just looked totally unorganized for an expected good restaurant. Considering my husband and I never get out, it really, really sucked to see the service that would not even be appreciated at a low end fast food restaurant.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for my boyfriends birthday, I have been there many times before. We came at the peek of dinner so I expected to have a lengthy enjoyable evening.
Although our server was informative on our selections for dinner, I'd have to say his timing was off, very delayed. The manger brought over our first drinks. Great team work. After placing our appetizer, receiving our appetizer, eating out appetizer and seeeing our server, he waiting till our plates were totally cleared before taking our dinner order.
My boyfriend had the Duck and I had the Pork Meatballs, delivered by a different person again and then never to see our server while we ate at all. I was hungry and although I was not a huge fan of what I found to be very salty pork, our server never came to ask how our dinner was, so I ate and shared my boyfriends dinner. After our meals were finished another team member collected our plates and we saw our server whom dropped off desert menus.
I had a mini créme brûlée and my boyfriend was contemplating a specialty coffee. He needed a moment and had decided, but our server never came back till our wine was completely gone as well as my desert. Our server still asked, but by that point it was much to late.
All in all I would just have to say I was underwhelmed with our evening. Like I said I have been there plenty of times and wanted to bring all the enjoyable experiences I've had to my boyfriend, whom thought it was unfortunately, meh.
I may not recommend Sole this time, but it will be a while before I decide to come back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was great, and the food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

soups and salads various and delicious...always something different and local........always a treat.......birthday celebration with friends....

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great. Definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Above all, the wait staff were friendly, competent, and welcoming. The food was scrumptious, but the wine list needs an overhaul. Still, my group had a splendid evening and we look forward to returning in the near future.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Tables are not very comfortable but otherwise this is a nice place.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was good, food looked nice but taste was ok. We wouldn’t go back

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Good menu with a nice variety of mediterranean appetizers. Very good selection of cocktails. Good place to go before heading to a movie at the Princess

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food and service was just average. Wasn't impressed tonight.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This is one of my favourite restaurants for special occasions. We can always count on a delicious meal whether it’s a leisure dinner or a quick Sunday brunch. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Dined with my wife on a Tuesday evening; welcomed at the door and quickly shown to our table. Enjoyed a wonderful plate of appetizers which we shared followed by the pasta dish of the day which was also very good. Our server was attentive although there were some gaps in his service. Over all a pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a delicious anniversary dinner. Our server was so helpful. Highly recommended this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Sole has been a family favourite of ours since they opened. It is a great neighbourhood spot. This past weekend my boyfriend and I decided to take our friends there for a nice dinner. Our server was friendly enough, however, both men at the table ordered the feature steak that night. The food took quite a long time to arrive. Having worked in a steakhouse for years, I have a fairly accurate grasp of a "reasonable" wait time. What was extremely disappointing is that the potato that came with their meal was cold in the center. The Waitress took it back and it came back reheated, instead of replaced with a fresh one, and at the end of our meal. We were offered free dessert, which seemed like a half hearted effort to win us over. I'm not sure if it was our age, but I was under the impression that our business was really not that important to them. It was hugely disappointing. Despite being in walking distance, I don't think we'll be returning soon.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Friendly greeting on entering set tone for our lunch. Our server very helpful & attentive. Our food very good & served with good timing.
We thot value very good for tasty food & presentation.
One problem was ,room temp got a little cool but spoke to server who was able to have temp warmed up.
Would recommend this restaurant to all for any occasion . Have never been disappointed with our visits

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was a great meal to celebrate a special birthday💝

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

It your looking for a place to relax with fantastic service, great food, wine and an opportunity to linger for a few hours over a meal, this is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I took my friend here for Sunday brunch for her birthday. We were greeted with a warm smile...and a complimentary mimosa! We both chose the eggs bene (you can have brunch or choose from the lunch menu). I had the lobster eggs bene...the chunks of lobster were huge, cooked perfectly. Oh so good. And the Hollandaise was done perfectly. The male manager on that day, was more than attentive and knowledgeable. We were treated to a free birthday treat after our lovely brunch. The restaurant itself did start to fill up once we were leaving around 12:30pm, but the noise level as not so much that you couldn't hear your guest's speaking. I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

An all-around wonderful experience. The food is exquisite and the menu has a wonderful variety. The ambiance is captivating and you are transported to another place while dining. A must try!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The made to order pizza did not come as ordered. When asked for extra sauce the side was not hot. The mushroom sauce on the jagerschnitzel was flavourless and meagre. The calimari was under cooked

The one saving grace was excellent wine

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had been to Solé once before with a friend and really enjoyed it so decided to go again for a birthday meal with hope that my first experience was the norm for this restaurant. Was not disappointed; incredible food, excellent service, only one small glitch with an order which was promptly and professionally dealt with. Thanks for a fantastic evening, will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

英語を話すのが早すぎて聞き取れない場合がある

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Sole is truly one of a kind. Our waitress, Katie, went above and beyond. We had one of the best meals we have ever had while at a restaurant. I would highly recommend this little gem.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Our experience was fantastic, as always. Our server was spectacular and made the experience even more enjoyable. Always great food and great service but somehow this last time was even better which is difficult to attain as their standards are high in achieving a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Have dined at Sole for many years, enjoy historic setting, service always excellent and food well presented and tasty. The outdoor patio is probably the best in the region and a treasure we always enjoy!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Sole restaurant is a perfect place for almost any small group or couple to have a nice glass of wine or spirits coupled with consistently delicious food and great service.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Have been a regular at Sole. Use to dine there at least twice a month. Last couple times have not been to par. So was giving another try. Again very disappointed, booked reservation a week ahead of Valentines Day because knew would be busy. Also was aware that there would be a special menu, not there regular menu. Let me say this, it will be awhile before I go back again. Messed up reservations, ask for a booth, was seated at a table. When I questioned they said I was right but the booth had been given to someone else. Waitress was not to attentive to needs, never came by once during the meal to ask if we wanted more drinks. The servings were very small and the vegetables consisted of one carrot, one broccoli and two beans. The menu for Valentines Day was just a take off of there regular menu but $20 more per serving. My advice to anyone thinking of trying Sole for a special occasion would be go somewhere else, there are plenty of other alternatives in the city.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I went with my fiance on Valentine's, that night there was a set menu in effect. Everything on it tasted delightful, the food was crafted to look impressive and taste fantastic. Kudos to the chef he/she did an amazing job. Our waitress was cheerful and attentive on such a busy night. The dessert was fantastic. The interior of the place is very warm and cozy. Go to Sole you won't be disappointed

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Solé has consistently good food and service. I take people here who are new to Kitchener Waterloo and I am confident that we will enjoy a good meal at a reasonable price. we had a great lunch and the service was great and there is free parking which is a bonus nowadays.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The sweet potato lasagna was excellent

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We are always satisfied with the food and service. We just find it more loud and busy at times but other that time, it is always a great place to go to for all kinds of occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Dining at the Sole is always a very pleasant experience, with very nice food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent in every way...food was unbelievable, our server (Josh) was so friendly and always appeared at just the right times. It was my birthday, they presented me with a creme brûlée that was out of this world. Can’t say enough about this place...oh yes, they play the most beautiful jazz.....love it.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

nice warm atmosphere. Friendly, inviting staff. Outstanding food

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent attention to need for garlic-free food. Friendly, attentive service.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Quick service. Always reliably good food

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

The sauce around the scallops app was delicious ! If there were only a few more in the app size. Also even tho they didn’t have on dinner menu when I asked for they pistachio pear chicken salad they said no problem. Was happy about that.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Always a great experience! Food and service are always fantastic!

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

There for brunch. Hard to get refills of coffee. Had lobster Benedict. Had some shell in it. Another guest had steak and eggs. Had asked for medium rare and it was definitely medium - barely any pink. Did not say anything as server did not return to our table for about 20 Minutes after serving meals. All food was very tasty though

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