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Waterfront Wines

4.7
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1014 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Northwest
Under the direction of Chef & Sommelier Mark Filatow, Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Wine Bar has developed a fresh, continually evolving menu which reflects all that the Okanagan has to offer.

Waterfront is a small 50 seat Restaurant and Wine Bar. We have just begun our eleventh year of business and have established a strong following for the creations of Chef and Sommelier Mark Filatow. Chef Filatow exudes a passion for his art that is brought to new heights through marriages with the exclusive selections found on our wine list.

Our menu specializes in a mixture of Tapas-style items and Main Courses, with the focus on offering our guests as wide a variety of flavors as possible.


***Waterfront Wines guests must all be over the age of 19***

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1014 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.3
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Gerbear
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The meals were outstanding and the service was excellent although rushed. We sat outside on metal chairs around metal tables. Nothing fancy here or dressed. 1/2 the staff wore masks while the rest wore plastic shields. Why do people think those are effective? Social distancing was clearly a challenge. Still, I’d go back if I didn’t want wine with my meal. I’ve never been accused of being frugal but the markup on the wines was just ridiculously high with the median price for a bottle exceeding $100.

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vipJohnP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Best restaurant in the Okanagan.

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RobinB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with friends on our 30th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and our server was lovely.

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vipSPL100
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food we had was excellent. I believe anything you choose would be of a very high standard. Surroundings lacked atmosphere.

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Kiara
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a nice quiet place. A short menu but everything was really good.

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VancouverJohn
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and exceptional food.

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Jonny
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing about the restaurant. Except for the couple in the corner that had a big fight/argument. Almost thought they were gonna asked to leave. People deal with your drama at home not in a nice restaurant.

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geosong
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding. The service staff and kitchen really rolled out the red carpet. Delicious flavors and a top notch dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was good and well made we enjoyed all the dishes we had and shared. We each ordered a Caesar which was terrible so do not recmd. We could not even finish them. The service was odd. We were in a dark corner with no light over our table, i thought We were going to have to be “those people” and use our phone flashlights . Ha. The server was not very attentive. A table of 6 men was seated and she pretty much disappeared from service to attend them over us.We listened to her tell them all the specials and go over the menu with them. We had to call her over and ask questions about the menu ourselves, were never told about any specials. Empty glasses and dirty dishes were left on our table and basically she hardly came to our table. Not what i expect for “fine” dining. Wouldn’t go again. Disappointing as we were excited to eat here !

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RobynY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shar took amazing care of us, her knowledge of wine and beautiful personality made this a most enjoyable evening.

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vipSchuller
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants in the Okanagan. Food never disappoints and the wine list is exceptional. Have never had a bad experience here. This restaurant would be my number one recommendation to anyone visiting the Okanagan.

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GianniV
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experience and food in Kelowna! Beautiful dishes well balanced and amazing wines! Not a single dish was not spot on! Unbelievable service by Shane! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, excellent taste and serving size

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MattM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Kelowna.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun patio, delicious eats and the service was great!

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Brenda
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service, friendliness and overall ambience make this restaurant one of my top choices in Kelowna.

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vipVBSB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately, the halibut was under seasoned and the accompaniments were over seasoned. I would recommend the trout over the halibut. Also the scallops were slightly overcooked. The chardonnay by the glass was a beautiful wine that was thoroughly enjoyed.

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Teedex
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the waterfront wines yesterday and I was so delighted at the level of service. The charcuterie platter was amazing. We ordered the halibut with scallop prawn and gnocchi. I got the side of spicy miso. The food was amazing and fresh and tasty.

I also got a chicken liver patte to go because it came with the charcuterie board and it was so silky smooth and yummy. I recommend this place and I will be back when next I visit Kelowna. The service was impeccable and great recommendations.

Keep up the good work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant highly recommended

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JeffD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! It was our first time dining there and we will definitely be going back soon.

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vipTrevorR
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was fun and vibrant!

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ShannonT
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible. We would have liked the option for a wine pairing. Excellent, unique dishes left us very full and happy! Would recommend.

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vipLEP2WAP
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal as usual. Careful with "covid" precautions . Patio is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Food was great, seating not so much. We had to sit by the toilet in the corner. Eventually after we asked 3 times to relocate us we got a table outside. Prices for the food don’t match the atmosphere in the restaurant in my opinion.

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Saku
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great.
Food and service are second to none.

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vipJohnL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent happy hour. Limited menu but everything we ordered was excellent. They had one fish dish, one beef dish and one chicken dish. Limited outdoor seating so don't go there for patio or lakeviews, but food quality and service were solid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was really delicious.
Unfortunately, the "$$" doesn't stand. It's more of a "$$$" restaurant. No meals under 30$ and most of them are around 50$. And there is not a lot of choices... (2 beef choices, 2 fish choices and 1 vegan choice).
We had the worst table of the restaurant (we had the table at the back of the restaurant close to the bathroom) This set-up seems improvised (maybe due to Covid19) . We had to sit side by side (and not face to face). We asked to get the other table that was available, but with no success. We were told that it was reserved for other people that were coming 30 minutes later). And what about our reservation ?
We could have a greater value for our money by going somewhere else. We were disappointed a bit.

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Arch
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious!. Always great food and drinks. A must stop if you’re in Kelowna.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service, very bad music. Would suggest a better playlist, would change the experience completely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic and food as always amazing. Chef Mark Filatow and his team continue to hit it out of the park

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JulieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We come to waterfront wines often as it is one of my partners favourite restaurants and thought this would be our first choice to bring family who was visiting from Victoria.

Unfortunately the dish my partner order was quite disappointing to the point he struggled eating it. On his plate was “sweet Bread” which we thought was some kind of bread and not told at first from the server it was a gland from a cow. When asked after trying a mouthful it literally turned our stomach.

It would have been good to have been told or asked if we ever had this bread and what it actually was before ordering the dish.

Perhaps suggest to your servers ask if your guests if they know what it is.

Our server however was very pleasant and was very apologetic after we spoke to her.

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Sally
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meal and service as always. Need to book our next reservation now!

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vipStanley
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on Vacation and booked Waterfront Wines Restaurant twice for the week because the food and service was so great

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the restaurant is a great place for adults to enjoy great food, service and wine.
It would add to the ambiance if table cloths and candles were used both inside and on the patio, which was a lovely area to dine despite some traffic noise. The staff are very helpful and efficient but you must reserve ahead.

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VictoriaT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The service was lovely and friendly. The food was very good. The outdoor patio left a bit to be desired. Wire metal tables and uncomfortable chairs. No tablecloths it even glass on the wire table. No decor on the patio. The ambiance did not live up to the food and service.

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melanie
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu appears to be limited at first but the dishes themselves have so many different components, it was almost Tapas-like. My husband and I shared all three dishes: the Perch, the Halibut and a side of the mushrooms with Hollandaise sauce. We chose a Chardonnay and it paired beautifully. Honestly, every bite was absolutely delicious. My husband could not stop talking about how good the food was.

The service was equally great. I made the reservation for 9pm only because it was all that was left. I put in a note to let us know if 8 or 8:30pm came available. Around 7:30, I got a call to come any time.

They also accommodated our request to move to the bar when it came available.

Highly recommend Waterfront restaurant for an amazing culinary experience and top notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing can’t wait to go back

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vipHarryM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This restaurant was recommended and we were happy to follow up. The food is excellent as is the service. The menu is diverse. It offers locally sourced organic dishes wherever possible (as well as plates that are sourced from excellent vendors that are provincial). I had the rib eye steak and my partner had the steel head trout. The trout was a little bit dry and the steak was excellent especially with the three sauces that accompanied it. We also had a side of roasted broccolini and honey carrots with pancetta both of which were excellent. The ambience is very casual and the patio tables could have been better serviced with table cloths. That is the only reason it didn't get an overall five star rating from me. Make a reservation because this a very popular spot because of its reputation for good food. The inside of the restaurant is minimalist and rustic. But you won't come here for the atmosphere, you will be here for the food. The wine list is extensive.

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ABCD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had one of the best meals we'd had in years. The starters, mains and desserts were all impeccable. We also loved the ambiance here. The wait staff were all friendly and attentive. We highly recommend eating at Waterfront Wines!! We will definitely eat here next time we're in Kelowna!

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Waterfront Wines is rated 4.7 stars by 1014 OpenTable diners.

Waterfront Wines does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://waterfrontrestaurant.ca/gift-cards/.

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