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About Vin Room - West

Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar offering over 100 wines by the taste. With the help of the Enomatic Wine Preservation System, we can guarantee variety and freshness as well.

Our wines are complemented by our tapas menu, focusing on fresh, local ingredients with a global twist. We offer tapas that are seasonal, wine focused and flavorful.

Vin Room West is located at 85 St SW and 8A Ave SW (take Bow Trail West to 85th Street SW and turn right)

We are a licensed restaurant. Children are welcome at Vin Room.
Patio (weather permitting) is available on a first come, first served basis. Our patio is dog friendly. We offer complimentary dog beds, dog amenities and treats for your furry friend.

3102, 8561 8A Ave
Calgary, AB T3H 0V5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday through Saturday : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;


Sunday/Tuesday: 3:00 - 10:00 PM
Wed/Thurs: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday/Sat: 11:00 AM- Midnight

Cross Street:
85 St SW and 8A Ave SW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(587) 353-8812

Website:
http://www.vinroom.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available in front of Vin Room West.

Executive Chef:
Diana Nacita

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website for special events

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

No set seating times. No limited menu. Celebrate on your own terms. Reservations recommended

Vin Room - West Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Use to work in the area and went here to for speical occasions. Now retired and met some former coworkers so was quite to chat and service was very good. Meal portions very good for lunch menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were at the Vin Room to celebrate birthdays and as a get together with friends. We had a table of 6 and the service was fantastic. They seated us upstairs so it felt a little more private. Great place to meet friends and have a long, leisurely experience. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Went for a wine and cheese night, doing a flight of 6 wines and a platter of 3 cheeses and 2 meats. It did not disappoint.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Went on Sunday for family dinner. Greeting was nice, table setting was ready immediately.
Server was considerate but did not what type of soup would be served. She had to ask the kitchen. Soup was very good but salad/lettuce was dry/old. large portions. No bread was served. Roast Beef was very good and large portion of vegetables. After meal, had to wait quite awhile for server for coffee and dessert. Dessert was excellent ..apple pie . Coffee was also good.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very disappointed. Food was bad. Really bad. Noise level was intoxicating. Service can be better. The wine list was impressive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I am never disappointed with the quality of the food here, it's always a treat to bring friends and family here!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere and live music was nice
The wine is priced very high, it would be nice to have some reasonable options for every budget.
The food was good except for the boar gnocchi, it left both of us feeling a bit sick
We had a gift card so it was a nice night out but we found it a bit pricey for what you get.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My new favourite go to place for everything, fine dining or just a quick bite, friendly stafff good choice love it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service, food, ambiance and it was a great surprise to have live music.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lovely restaurant with great service. LOVED the live Jazz, loved the wine list ... prices a bit high for tapas. Would like to go more often but a bit too pricey.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my first time visiting as we recently moved into the area. Very impressive wine list by the glass, I’m sure anyone can find a favourite. We tried the steak bites which were okay, the crab cakes were really good and the lobster nachos were pretty good. Lots of interesting stuff left on the menu to try next time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great restaurant. Food and service excellent. Restaurant wasn’t full so great for chatting. We’ll be back.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

One word describes it all - AMAZING. Great food, great service, and lovely live jazz on Saturday night. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Loved this place and Phoebe is so inviting and personable. Loved the entertainment and will come in again to enjoy it another time. The food is lovely.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We have been here several times - always great food and surroundings. Staff seems to always be stretched, so service tends to be a little slow. However, we go to Vin to enjoy wine and tapas, so time was not important. Recommend it to anyone living in the western part of the city.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing experience :)

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Birthday outing. Exceeded expectations. Tapas & wine selections were awesome and Savino was a perfect host/server. Will be returning soon.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was good. We knew it was a tapas restaurant but still felt is was quite expensive. We likely will not return simply for that reason.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I was quite surprised with the great service!
Our server was attentive and offered suggestions she even mentioned that they have a sommelier on staff to help with our wine selection ! We were outside on a hot day and our server came by with complementary sunscreen so the patrons don't get burned with the sun :)
Great experience and I would definitely be back

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The service was very good. The wild boar nocchi was so darn delicious, so creamy, so flavourful you just want to keep coming back for that alone. My friend loved the steak bites and the chicken skewers but was disappointed there was no complimentary dessert for her birthday.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening out! Excellent food, service and ambience. We'll return!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We were the only customers for lunch as it was a Saturday during Stampede week - for being the only diners, the service could have been better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had been to the VIN Room before but found the portions a bit small for the prices. We were back due to the dog friendly patio. Our dog got a little treat and the patio has a water dish for him as well. This time we have a cava we knew we enjoyed. As it was happy hour we enjoyed several tatters at better prices. It was a wonderful sunny day and good for people watching.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I always enjoy myself at the Vin Room and often bring friends and family there. Great food, always, and I like the tapas size which is great for sharing.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We absolutely love the Vin Room - especially the West Calgary one. Phoebe is wonderful, the wait staff are just attentive enough, but not overbearing, and the food is exceptional. And as a bonus, we are able to bring our puppy if we sit on the patio (Sun-Wed) after a long work-day and not have to leave him at home when we grab a bite to eat.

We've been back a few times, and the Vin Room is our new favourite summer spot.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Several nice dining options on the menu and a diverse and expansive wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

With an extensive wine list, mostly available by the glass, and a creative selection of tapas, this is a great place for a quick but classy or casual dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was my Birthday and the team there was great..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The cost was higher than expected but we thoroughly enjoyed the jazz entertainment.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This is our favourite spot in Calgary for a special night out.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food and service were excellent as always. The Jazz was awesome. A perfect acompanyment to the evening.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Went to go see live jazz but the jazz "band" was a guy on a keyboard and a female singer. There was nothing authentic about synthesized sounds coming from a keyboard. It was much too loud to hear anything anyway. We left earlier than we intended because of this.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Quiet, probably because it was a week night. We liked that. Small portions for the the prices, although it was good food. Only food criticism is that the beef on the beef skewers was more like beef jerky - dry and tough.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Been here a few times now and it has not disappointed. Great place for live music on Saturday nights (Jazz). Wine list is impressive. Food is good. Ambiance is really cool. They just need to open a Vin room South so we can get there more often!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Food was not as good as it usually is. Service was very good, but the food seemed to be cold and heavy.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great place for "date night", great tapas menu to combine with fantastic wine selections. Don't know what to choose, helpful staff including sommelier ready to help you out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We had the lobster nachos, the fried chick peas, the cheese board and the seasoned popcorn. All of it was great. Our server happened to be the guy that runs their wine bar next door. He was a sommelier and happened to be in France for a few months. We chatted about the sparking wine flight we ordered last night. It was great. He was knowledgeable and pleasant.

This is a great to place for a date night and if you can make it after work prior to 6 pm there are happy hour specials. We usually order apps and drinks and that is our meal. Some are on special; some are not. But overall the food never disappoints. And, the owner, whom is a sweet lady, always drops by and informed us she is the first restaurant in Calgary that is going to allow customers to bring their dogs on the patio in the warmer months!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great service, great good. Cannot go wrong! Phoebe and team make it a blast.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great for sharing or date night! Service was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Had a table for 2 in the corner. Loved the ambiance (dim lighting, table with a booth, open kitchen, bar seating). Jared and Katy (our host, sommelier and servers) were excellent! Very friendly, very help in selecting wines, and very attentive.

The food was excellent. We had the seared scallops on arugula salad, lamb meatballs, braised short ribs and the market fish with seasonal vegetables. All was delicious, especially the first 3 tapas. The only thing I would have preferred was more selection for vegetable tapas.

They said they were kid friendly and offered coloring and kids meals, however with a quiet atmosphere, small tables and wine glasses on all tables, I'd be a little reluctant to bring young kids.

Will definitely go back for a date night again. Even a double date here would be awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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