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Permanently Closed - Wine Bar - Toronto

191 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Wine Bar
Top Tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Stay in the loop at The Wine Bar. Formerly known as the Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, this neighborhood watering hole serves wine and small plate items made using seasonal, organic ingredients sourced from local farms. Visit for lunch and indulge yourself in tasty treats like spiced smoked briskets and lamb meatballs. Complement it with a glass of wine. The Wine Bar makes a nice spot for a romantic date. It is also a good pick for hanging out with friends after hours and catching up on the local scene. The Wine Bar is open Mondays to Saturday and closed on Sundays.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: Closed

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Phone number
(416) 504-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bryan Burke
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Private party facilities
For all your Private events we cater to your needs, whether your event is sit down or cocktail style. Serving from 25 - 250 guests, we can accommodate large or small group celebrations. Wedding, birthday, holiday, whatever the occasion may be we are good by any celebration.
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Private party contact
Alexandria Olejnik: (877) 578-5258
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From a small office lunch to a full blown cocktail party, we offer a wide and affordable variety of options to suit your taste and budget.
Please contact us and we will be happy to organize the perfect event for you.
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Cross street
Front St East
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Parking details
Lots of great parking lots wihtin 1 min walk. Perfect place to park before a show, have dinner, walk or a short cheap cab ride to all downtown theaters. (Save money by parking near by, instead of beside the theatre)
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Public transit
Union, King/ Church. King/ Yonge
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The Wine Bar experience
You have to visit The Wine Bar to truly understand why there is really nothing quite like our dining experience.
Until that happy day arrives, you can do the next best thing: click on the image below to view a video shot in The Wine Bar. It shows Executive Chef Bryan Burke cooking up one of our fabulous menu selections.
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Special events & promotions
Why the Wine Bar is the perfect location for your next special event, holiday season party or business meeting
Choosing The Wine Bar for your next group booking means you want something beyond the usual bland meeting room and predictable menu offerings.
We can accept lunch or dinner bookings for groups of up to 150 people.
Call now to book your special event, celebration or Holiday Season Party. Another great idea is to take advantage of our downtown location to book a business lunch meeting.
Get started now by telling us about your event. You can trust we will provide a menu and dining experience your guests will not soon forget.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 191 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelS (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Overall a decent spot, but my plate's content was different from menu description. The menu said salmon was coming with quinoa but it was couscous instead and the waiter did not say a word. Rather annoying

vipgroupmom (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2016

a terrific experience - the food was exception and the wine pairing perfect. will definitely return

RickB (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

Won't go back. Small portions, high prices and service with a bit of an edge. Too bad! It's an attractive room and a great location.

DDDD (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

The food was good and the service was outstanding but the wine list was limited, there few a few bottles in the $60 range and a ton in the $200 range but nothing inbetween.

Not sure why the place is called "Wine" bar. There was no wine steward to talk us through the selections, no wine flights, wine pairings or tasting menus.

No need for a reservation - only 3 tables occupied at 8pm, never did get busy. Felt more like a "tourist" spot.

catg (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2016

A little pricey for the amount of food- no vegetables with the main course, otherwise great food! Wine choices lovely! Had to call waiter to remind about a few requests.

eatingmachine (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Took 20 minutes just to get the waiter to give us a wine list, sent three separate dishes back because they were cold and we were never offered dessert at the end of the meal. We told the waiter that we would never return and left him a ZERO tip! We went down the street to Jack Astors, had more drinks, a fabulous dressert and left the waiter a $60 tip! I will never return to The Wine Bar again.

vipSusieB (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

Looks like an ordinary hole in the wall neighborhood place but once inside......
Very cool, modern and comfortable. The service is excellent. The food is an experience. Recommend ordering several dishes to share.
The wines are new and different and very good. Not your everyday wine list.
They are very accommodating for food allergies.

vipJeff (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

The location is great, the look and feel is great.

The drinks were nice, the wine list for glasses is poor and expensive.

My wife and the gnocchi - salty as heck, they offered a free dessert for that, good gesture.

My steak - well - it was ok - nothing great, nothing bad, I could make the same at home.

Too many other great options in Toronto - I would not go back.

vipNatalieC (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

I went here before a concert at the Sony Centre. The service was great and the food was good too!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

The mussels were some of the best I have ever had. Duck sliders were sliders nothing special there. Steak was great, lobster pretty good and dessert was great