Waterfront Wines

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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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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fabulous. It’s loud due to open kitchen and small space. Make a reservation!

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EH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second time I've been at Waterfront Wines and it is a must if you are visiting Kelowna. My friend and I shared the Oyster on the Half Shell Appetizer with two dozen West Coast and East Coast Oysters with three different sauces. Amazingly tasty and fresh with the Culmina Gruner Veltliner from Oliver.

We also shared two mains, the ROASTED YARROW MEADOWS DUCK BREAST, probably the best I've ever had, and the AN ROASTED STEELHEAD TROUT & GRILLED OCTOPUS. Again, the proteins were great but so was the variety of veges and carbohydrates.

Desserts were also first class visually and on your palate:CRÈME BRÛLÉE
Organic Morello Cherry, Shortbread Cookie and ITALIAN FLOURLESS HAZELNUT CAKE
Hazelnut Gelato, Chocolate Pastry Cream, Blackberry Compote.

Our server was very professional, attentive, knowledgable, with a sense of humour. Her assistant was also very capable.

Overall, a feast to remember! Bravo, Waterfront Wines. I shall return!

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DC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great little place! It was the perfect spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was excellent

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to restaurant when I’m Kelowna. Compliments to the chef. My leftovers (because portion size is awesome) were even better than my dinner the night before.

If you ever get the chance to have their celeriac soup - the bomb!!!

Wine selection is great, staff phenomenal. Try a cocktail to start!!

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RW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent as always

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JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional and the staff made you feel welcome and not rushed. It was a special dining experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Excellent food and exceptional service!

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RY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, and really nice service.
We will be coming back every chance we get.

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JT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband had the flank steak that he said was excellent. I had 2 appetizers, a salad and scallop risotto which were very good. We enjoyed a good glass of wine or a beer. The waitress must have heard my husband talk about my birthday was near and brought us a delicious chocolate and strawberry ice cream dessert. What a surprise.

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CV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waterfront has always been our go to for great food/ wine selection and atmosphere to have a cozy conversation at the table. This time I was miffed for the following reasons:
- after a substanstial dinner with appetizers, entrees and 2 bottles of wine between 4 guests.. we were happy to settle and continue our conversation. We did not order coffee or dessert at this time. We were asked then to finish up as there was another seating waiting! We had booked our time to celebrate our friend’s birthday. We felt if we had continued with coffee and dessert this would not have happened to us! We noticed other table before us were able to settle and enjoy their conversation.
- we had 3 waitress attend to our table throughout the evening. You would think this would of given us attentive service. In fact it was confusing and disjointed! When we were served our entrees we were not asked if we wanted to pair wine. As our entrees sat In front of us we had to scramble for a wine option. We asked a server, she gave 2 selections and then walked off.. another server handed us the wine menu and walked off!!! At this point we felt flustered as our food was getting cold. We finally
enjoyed a tantalus reisling half way through eating our entree!
Perhaps this feedback can provide a learning moment for your team.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! Deeply knowledgeable server in complement to the creative and entertaining menu selections. Daily market additions, in this case fresh fiddleheads and lingcod, culminated in an inventive and authentic experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food... amazing people! Truly a perfect evening out!

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F
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enthusiastic and attentive staff, delicious and inventive food, what's not to love?

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I've ever had and paid less for our party of four than I'd expect to on a date. Blows the competition out of the water, in my experience.

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EM
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with an impressive selection of local wines - and very knowledgeable staff who can make food and wine pairing recommendations. Top restaurant in Kelowna. Visited two nights in a row - the first we sat at the bar for wine and tapas. The second we reserved ahead and had a proper meal. Both experiences were excellent.

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E
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and amazing food.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Great service. Great booze selection.

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GI
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great meal! Nice tapas selection. Flavors very well executed! We will be back.

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LP
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, just excellent. The dinner was probably the best fine dining experience we have enjoyed in the last 3 years (seriously). Good sized portions but not too big. We had the mussels (shared them). Cooked perfectly. And both of us enjoyed the lamb. Tender succulent gorgeous sauces and a lovely relish on the side. The roasted vegetables were very good. And dessert was so tasty....I never order dessert.

Shane was an excellent waiter. Gave us good suggestions, attentive but not “in your face”.

We will be back!

Thank you.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an excellent evening. The food was delicious. My son is a chef. He runs a restaurant. So knows the business. He was impressed as we were. I hope someone invites us to dine with you again.

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NT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we were treated royally, our dinners were scrumptious, an excellent evening all around. Thank you again for a wonderful meal. If you haven't tried their Angus flat iron steak, you must, it's the best!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine, friendly and prompt.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food! Only disappointment was that the server forgot our oysters so we got them with our main courses. Otherwise, it was amazing as always.

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J
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was amazing! We came to Kelowna for my birthday and decided to go here for my birthday dinner. The service and food were outstanding!! Will definitely be back on our next visit to Kelowna.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily our favourite restaurant in the Okanagan. The space is cozy, the service (especially Genevieve + Shar) is amazing, they have an eclectic local wine list and the food is always to die for.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My first time here!! Unfortunately we ran out of time to try the desserts. But everything we had and the experience was very good!!

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JG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

In general the food was well prepared and tasted good. The feature duck dish was decent, but uninspiring. I was hoping for something more inventive than well cooked duck in a brown sauce. Service and atmosphere were good. I would return and try some other dishes.

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RD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Although the food was very good, the noise level was very high and hard to hear my partner across the table, we were talking as loud as we could without yelling. As for ambiance there really was none, seating for us was across from the bar and felt very cafeteria like and crowded. The fact we couldn't hear each other very well took any possible ambiance away. Not a great place for a date night. I would recommend for good food but not if your looking for ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chocolate and coconut cake is that satisfied. A bit sour and soft.

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PM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Everyone was having a great night out after not seeing each other since December. We started off with Cocktails, had a couple of bottles of wine and appetizers, then our main meal. Finished with Cocktails and dessert. At some point while we were sipping our cocktails and someone was eating a dessert, we were told by one of the restaurant staff "We have sold this table, so you'll have to leave" I live downtown and eat dinner out about 3-4 days of the week and often have business dinners at Waterfront Wines with larger groups. I have never been told that I could not stay any longer or have another drink, at a restaurant, before Last Saturday night. I understand if you have advertised seating times etc. but nowhere does it say that I can only stay for 2 hours then I have to get out. Now I know.

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V
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, and a great selection. Noise level was very high and tough to carry a conversation. A bit tight for seating.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere at Waterfront Wines is warm and inviting. We ate there for our Anniversary and will definitely be returning. Everything we ate was prepared and served in a timely manner and tasted unbelievably good. We appreciated the variety available on the menu for starters, main dishes, drinks and desserts. Our favourites included: the cheese plate, cod & octopus main, squash dumplings with tofu & mushrooms main, coconut and lemon dessert. The special was steak, which sounded delicious as well. There truly is something for every pallet on, The Waterfront Wines menu.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and the ambience. Very good appetizers, entrees and desserts. Cheese selections for cheese tray were good but portions were fairly small so we had to order more cheese to use up bread and crackers.

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MW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

wonderful food and great service. great evening out/

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E
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Music was a bit loud but otherwise it was awesome.
Service was great as well.
Xoxo

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fantastic experience. Went for an early dinner with my mom before a show. Food was delicious and wine was well recommended. Service was top notch. It was a pricy meal, but top value food.

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful dining experience. Thank you! I am celiac and I was amazingly accommodated. Service and food were both excellent!

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LS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a client dinner here and it didn’t disappoint. Incredible food, great service. Highly recommend!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places in the Okanagan! Fabulous food, amazing customer service and great atmosphere.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Waterfront was amazing. From the impeccable service to the incredible food and ambience, this place has it all!

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WL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here for our party of 6 and we all enjoyed ourselves! A nice surprise spot, small though we felt enough space around us for our conversations. Food & service were great.

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