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***
Food and service were fabulous. It’s loud due to open kitchen and small space. Make a reservation!
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!
What a great little place! It was the perfect spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was excellent
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!!
Excellent as always
Food was exceptional and the staff made you feel welcome and not rushed. It was a special dining experience
Always a pleasure to dine here. Excellent food and exceptional service!
Delicious food, and really nice service.
We will be coming back every chance we get.
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.
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!
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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.
Wonderful food... amazing people! Truly a perfect evening out!
Enthusiastic and attentive staff, delicious and inventive food, what's not to love?
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.
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.
Great staff and amazing food.
Food was amazing. Great service. Great booze selection.
Was a great meal! Nice tapas selection. Flavors very well executed! We will be back.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My first time here!! Unfortunately we ran out of time to try the desserts. But everything we had and the experience was very good!!
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.
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.
The chocolate and coconut cake is that satisfied. A bit sour and soft.
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.
Food was very good, and a great selection. Noise level was very high and tough to carry a conversation. A bit tight for seating.
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.
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.
wonderful food and great service. great evening out/
Music was a bit loud but otherwise it was awesome.
Service was great as well.
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.
A wonderful dining experience. Thank you! I am celiac and I was amazingly accommodated. Service and food were both excellent!
We had a client dinner here and it didn’t disappoint. Incredible food, great service. Highly recommend!
One of my favourite places in the Okanagan! Fabulous food, amazing customer service and great atmosphere.
Everything about Waterfront was amazing. From the impeccable service to the incredible food and ambience, this place has it all!
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.