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.
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
a terrific experience - the food was exception and the wine pairing perfect. will definitely return
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I went here before a concert at the Sony Centre. The service was great and the food was good too!
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
First time to go here with a friend using a coupon as we were not sure what to expect in this restaurant. They have very limited selection of menu to choose from. Our appetizers were good (mushroom soup and mussel) but we were both surprised with our lobster entree. We didn't expect it to be with a pasta, which makes it more filling. It was very delicious and there were a lot of lobster pieces to enjoy (unlike from other restaurants that are being cheap on it). Lastly, their churros are to die for. Our server was very helpful in all our questions on wine and was able to assist us with all our needs. Serving time may take quite a bit long as they really cook everything from scratch but overall, this is a great restaurant to try and have a wonderful time with friends.
The restaurant did a fantastic job with the Valentines Day menu. They had a great app to start that consisted of cured meats and a variety of cheeses. For the main I had the lobster which did not disappoint. The dessert was very rich in chocolate and at that point I was already stuffed and was not able to finish it. Our server was most delightful and he kept the right amount of time in between courses.
The night was rather very slow and it took 30 mins to serve charcuterie app and a full hour and 15 mins for the mushroom soup and mussels.
Went for winterlicious...
Apps were great.
Mains came out cold and all of them were WAY over salted.
No quality check was done, but found the server texting in a corner and let him know.
Steaks weren't replaced but accompaniments were.
Desserts were mediocre.
Enjoyed the table, wine and atmosphere.
Portion size was good however I found the food overly salty
The best part of the meal was the simple appetizer - panko crusted brie. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the duck confit. I had been very much looking forward to it and, though the texture was perfect (crispy yet tender), the flavour was predominantly salty. It lacked depth and nuance. It was just a salty piece of meat on a bed of salty beans. My friend's steak frites was served cold and the meat was served on top of the sweet potatoes, so they were soggy. We both had the pot au creme for dessert. We liked that it was dark chocolate but the dessert was more like a pudding than a mousse, which is what I've come to expect from a pot au creme. We left the restaurant with upset stomach that we had to take a long walk to settle. Thankfully it was a mild night.
Food aside, the service was just okay. The waiter forgot our selections more than once and had to come and double check. I also saw him get confused about which wines belonged to which tables.
The wine was nice and reasonably priced and the atmosphere was relaxing. These were the only redeeming factors in our experience.
We went for dinner and ordered the Winterlicious menu. The food was spectacular and I would especially recommend the brie appetizer and the cheesecake for dessert. The entrees are excellent - try the gnocchi if you love goat's cheese.
The atmosphere is very nice and cozy while feeling upscale and special. I will definitely be returning!
Vey slow service, staff was not knowledgable on the wine selection, mixed up our orders twice, duck was too salty, but the newyork style cheesecake was amazing!
Very awesome spot. The atmosphere is cozy and nicely lit with candles and mood lighting. The wine list is absolutely fantastic and the service is prompt. Because of these two factors, our glasses were never empty for long. Definitely will return.
Really not impressed with the food. Firstly - Scallops weren't seared, chickpeas underneath were not cooked - that was a $30 plate! Second plate was a steak with mashed potato and sauce. The rib eye, only good part of the meal, was covered in this cream sauce - and the potatoes below the dish were gummy. Also and plate not worth the money. I was incredibly disappointed - my boyfriend and I agreed that it was the worst meal we have ever had in the city. Will not be returning.