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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 - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, 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

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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Great for Lunch (24)
Business Meals (19)
Casual (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Romantic (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The sweet potato lasagna was excellent

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

nice warm atmosphere. Friendly, inviting staff. Outstanding food

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Quick service. Always reliably good food

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 (Toronto)·Dined 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is an awesome place. The food is always healthy and so good. The service is 10 star for sure. My absolute favourite restaurant in waterloo region.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, great ambiance, good value

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I've been three times so far. Each time the restaurant has impressed me with their customer service skills, knowledge of food, but most importantly the quality of the food is amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Toronto)·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 28, 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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 (Toronto)·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 23, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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 16, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 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 12, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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 1, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 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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