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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.
Calgary, AB T3H 0V5
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
85 St SW and 8A Ave SW
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking is available in front of Vin Room West.
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
Vin Room - West Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Vin Room West is one of our favourite restaurants and is our go-to for special occasions. The wine list is great, the food is terrific and the service top notch. In the past, I have always given the Vin Room 5 stars down the column. This time, I can't and I will say why
Service. Very friendly, casual, comfortable - even a little bit sassy - which is great. The manager with the bow tie makes everyone feel at home and welcome. Ben, our waiter, was top notch.
Food. Great tapas menu. Great cheese and chacuterie boards. At the moment, the tapas menu is really (really) meat-heavy. Which is fine - this is Alberta after all. But some variety ( vegetable, legume, non-shellfish ) choices would be great. The "seasonal vegetables" which we ordered to balance the plate were, sadly, an uninspired preparation. The beef skewers were a little tough. Which is too bad as the rest of the choices were great and up to the Vin Room's usual high standard. It was a busy night and perhaps we just got unlucky with two dishes. The braised short rib was amazing as were the merguez meatballs
Wine. An expansive wine list. Feel free to ask for your red wines to be decanted as they don't always think to do that. If you open a pinotage, it needs some room! For a place with wine in the name, this should be an automatic offer.
This is a great place to go and we will definitely be back.
Excellent as always. Started with the potato chips - a must have, so delicious! Not greasy but not dry - very addictive! Had the bento lunch with chicken skewers, soup, salad, and a modified caprese to suit my dietary constraints. My dining partner had the lobster nachos and raved about them. Dessert was a delicious apple pie filling. Wine suggestions were on point as always and service was outstanding. Perfect for a weekday lunch. Unpretentious, classy restaurant.
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