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Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar

104 - 1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9W6, Canada
250 979-1222
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Ranked #10 of 509 restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Water St
Description: Waterfront Wines is a sophisti-casual, award-winning restaurant and wine bar in Kelowna’s Cultural District. We are known for our cozy decor, great wines and martinis and tasty comfort food, made with fresh, seasonal Okanagan flavours, international influences and hand-made care. Food, wine and good times are meant to be shared.
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Not only was the food delicious (fresh & flavourful), but the service was exceptional. We made a last minute reservation, and the only table left was one beside the kitchen. We didn't complain, but the hostess was very intuitive and offered us an outside table as they had just had a cancelation. Although it would have been easier for them... More

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Kelowna, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On our first visit to Waterfront Wines was nothing short of Excellent! The menu & food are amazing. Every staff member did an outstanding job with service. We will go back for sure. But it isn't cheap. Our bill for 4 of us was $450.00.

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Kelowna, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After a first visit to any restaurant, one is hesitant to rank it as Excellent. However, there is no choice - no aspect of our visit to the Waterfront was less than that. The welcome was sincere, the service outstanding, the food exceptional. Ryan (in charge) greeted all guests, everyone there was most accommodating. The prices are not low, but... More

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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We frequently go to this restaurant whenever we visit Kelowna, but Tuesday night's dinner was at a whole new level for creativity and excellence. Three of us shared two tapas to start: octopus and calarmari platter, and a beet and chevre salad. Both were beautifully presented with small surprises of tastes accompanying the dishes. My table mates ordered beef shank... More

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scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On arrival waitresses all very friendly and mostly quite attentive. Lucky to get a table as there was a cancellation and it was outside which was needed as such a lovely warm evening. Saw it was cancellation as lady updated computer. Main lady seating people was a bit stressed and heard her speaking quite forcefully to waitresses, really no need... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Waterfront Wines is indeed one of the best dining experiences we've had in Kelowna - we were seated at an outdoor table, and immediately greeted by our sever, Leigh, who made us feel right at home. Our meal was outstanding, including a delicious appetizer, paired with the featured white wine, Fandango, and then the main course paired with the feature... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had just arrived in Kelowna, and headed straight for dinner. Picked this restaurant from tripadvisor ratings. The food was good. The service friendly. The recommended rose wine was delicious. This is a wonderful casual dining place providing a typical laid back Kelowna experience. It is almost cafe style, with much higher end food. I thought they were value for... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We happened to drive by a restaurant off the beaten path in Kelowna north of the arena. I spotted the name and of course looked it up online when we got back to the hotel after a long day of driving around the area. It looked with a great place for tapas so we walked over from the Delta Resort... More

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Penticton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food was cooked perfectly and it was very tasty, we had the duck and the halibut. It was pricey, similar to high end restaurants and/or wineries in the valley. I had difficulty hearing my partner because we were seated below the speaker and the music was loud enough to drown out most of his voice. It was a hot... More

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Funny how "Waterfront" Wines was no where near the water, but the worst part was the lack of professional wine service. I'm from Santa Monica, California, so I guess my expectations are high, but the waiter had no clue and seemed uninterested in talking about the pour. The food was okay but small and hellishly overpriced. We tried to say... More

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