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Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar

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104 - 1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9W6, Canada (Water St)
250 979-1222
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Wines is a sophisti-casual, award-winning restaurant and wine...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Local cuisine
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Trying to be something else

I used to love this restaurant, the food/drink menu was always great and the chef was always accommodating with changes and substitutions. However, this last visit was quite disappointing. The appetizers were average and very small portions. The flat iron steak, which was always a favorite was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
TScram
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Kelowna, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I used to love this restaurant, the food/drink menu was always great and the chef was always accommodating with changes and substitutions. However, this last visit was quite disappointing. The appetizers were average and very small portions. The flat iron steak, which was always a favorite was boring and was served over bland mashed potatoes. Instead of trying to be... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My now husband and I announced our engagement to my Mom here. It was the perfect atmosphere, it can get a little loud but it didn't bother us. All of our meals were great, we shared everything which worked out well because we all got to taste different dishes. I will say the prices are slightly high for the amount... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and it never fails to impress me. The duck and elk we tried were both delicious and the staff very friendly! I love the ambiance of the place, in fact I was celebrating my anniversary with my girlfriend, great for special occasions. A couple of years back they had a... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This restaurant relies much more on hype than on actual delivery. The decor is officelike. The food is average to below average: The dressing on the salmon tataki is way too salty. The artic char was overdone and completely tasteless, no seasoning whatsoever. The mashed potatoes accompanying the Angus Flat Iron had a strange consistency. The best dish of the... More 

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Ryan P, Manager at Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We realize our restaurant does not appeal to everyone all of the time. I would like to take the opportunity to comment on some of your observations in your post… The sauce accompanying our Salmon Tataki is a Miso Sauce and is naturally on the Saltier side and this is why we choose not... More 

Vermilion, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I found this place our first night in Kelowna and we were blown away by the food. It was the first night of Wine & Dine so we both ordered off of that menu, to say the least i had to refrain from licking my plate it was that good!!! It is a must visit for anyone... More 

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Sydney
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a great experience at Waterfront Wines with my boyfriend. The feature wine that was suggested was absolutely delicious, complimented our food perfectly and was a great price. All the food was spectacular, definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Kelowna. The service was great, everyone was very attentive of our needs. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet night... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went at this restaurant for our anniversary. It started when I took the booking whit a lovely lady. She made sure everything I was asking will be done and prepare for us. When we arrived we had a warm welcome by the staff and our server Ryan, was awesome. He was always there for us, for... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Having lived in Kelowna for ten years, I have tried many different dinner spots here with my husband. This has by far been our favorite so far! The service is always very attentive and friendly and the food is so special and delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a reservation tonight for 8:30, the hostess was very friendly and showed us to our table right away! This was followed by complimentary bubbly (it's my birthday!). The waitress was very knowledgable and the service was amazing. We both decided to go with the 3 course meal. My partner had the beef tenderloin and I had the Arctic... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Having never before eaten at this restaurant and it being a mere 10 minute walk from my daughter's condo ( even at -17 degrees C ) we decided to try it. The food was a revelation, the wine list excellent and the service unsurpassed with excellent advice on the choice of wine from the sommelier. When next in Kelowna we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 - 1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9W6, Canada
    (Water St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
  • Phone Number: 250 979-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?