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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Waterfront Wines never disappoints

With the help of our excellent server, we worked up our own little tasting menus with wine pairings: Optima BA with the foie gras, the featured Italian white with the asparagus salad and the featured US red with the rabbit and duck - superbe!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MMJMacLeod
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

With the help of our excellent server, we worked up our own little tasting menus with wine pairings: Optima BA with the foie gras, the featured Italian white with the asparagus salad and the featured US red with the rabbit and duck - superbe!

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The service was fantastic from the moment we walked in. 3 of our group ordered the Angus flat iron, which was delicious and well cooked. I asked for mine a bit rarer than the chef recommends and received a perfectly rare cooked steak. The elk tartare was great as well, and I tried a Normandy Sour which was a bit... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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146 reviews 146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There was some unique things on the menu. It's a little smaller than expected but had some unique options on the menu. Good wine and alcohol selection. Somewhat of a limited menu but still good. I recommend a try if you're in the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant is very busy. They were able to get five of us ladies in at the last minute and they sat us up at the bar, which was still great. The food was absolutely delicious as was the wine! Food portions are not huge, it was quality over quantity (emphasis on quality!), which was fine by us. Our server... More 

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Planet Insectia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've read rave reviews about Waterfront Wines. After going, the place fully deserves them. Best food, understated to savour the ingredients, that I've had in B.C. alongside Sooke Harbour House (it's that good). Highly recommended without any reservation (but do reserve a table!) Staff are very attentive, take time to explain the menu, and work in a team to ensure... More 

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Merritt, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food and service were good, the selection is a little limited and the food is a little uncommon. The presentation was good, clean hot plates for the main course. The starters were fresh and nicely prepared, the cheese plate was great with a strong selection of cheeses with crackers and breads to counterbalance the stronger cheeses. The antipasto plate was... More 

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San Diego, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went to Waterfront Wines on our first night in Kelowna and liked it so much we went back on our last night. The quality of the food is outstanding (although I wish they'd cook the duck a bit longer) and beautifully presented. The main courses include locally sourced and even foraged items with the pork and duck dishes. The... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary by visiting one of the highest rated restaurants in Kelowna. It's a cozy atmosphere, with the tables spaced just barely far enough apart - I would have preferred a quieter and more intimate setting given the quality of the food we enjoyed. It was as if this restaurant can't decide if it's 'funky and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We came in for a work dinner for 12 ppl and were well received on short notice. Our bartender/server Tara was incredibly helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was incredible. Chefs even accommodated picky eaters and gluten free dishes. Such a great little restaurant. Kudos to all the staff.

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Oliver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Truly one of the best restaurants in Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. You will not be disappointed. The wine list is as impressive as the service.

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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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