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Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar

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1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9W6, Canada (Water St)
+1 250-979-1222
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 132
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    Very good
  • 16
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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
Innovative Food and Excellent Service

The menu is rather innovative. It is rather a small menu. Therefore it might be difficult to choose especially among the main courses. I could not find something that was tempting. I had the cavatelli. Not something I would recommend although it was perfectly fine. My husband was luckier with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The menu is rather innovative. It is rather a small menu. Therefore it might be difficult to choose especially among the main courses. I could not find something that was tempting. I had the cavatelli. Not something I would recommend although it was perfectly fine. My husband was luckier with his duck which was a real good choice. As for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, good wine selection, and friendly bartenders (Ian and Katie). I routinely dine in restaurants like this on vacation, but this is the first time I've eaten at a place 2 nights in a row. All of the seafood (octopus, squid, scallops, and halibut) were cooked perfectly, all of the sides are fresh and tasty, and the desserts are... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived very early for our 8:00 booking, glad to find some shade and respite from the blazing sun on Canada Day. Sat outside on the patio enjoying the Blue Mountain Brut, then Okanagan Reisling and Gruner Veltliner. The server/sommelier in training (Jordan?) was very interested in what we thought of the wines, and she chatted at length about our... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is probably the best restaurant in the city for my mind. The atmosphere and food all live up to expectations. We had a simple Ceasar salad and Patates frites to share with glasses of wine. Great wine suggestions and fantastic food. I have been on other occasions to have specials like spit roast lamb and the food has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wine bar and restaurant near waterfront in Kelowna. Staff very friendly and efficient. Small outdoor patio on the Sunset Road side. Excellent wine selection. Food presentation excellent and average pricing for top restaurant. Obviously an excellent chef as food is deserving of a high class rating but Isn't in the elegant setting it deserves as it is a true wine/restaurant... More 

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Toronto
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We found the Waterfront Restaurant by accident and decided to try it. It was very pleasant and the food was excellent. The menu changes frequently depending on the freshest selection and thus, the menu, although short, has lots of interesting tastes and flavours to enjoy. The restaurant is small so be sure to make reservations. The wait staff seem knowledgeable... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If the only negative thing you can say about a restaurant is that the acoustics are poor it must be very good. Our servers were attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. All three of us had the Halibut feature and it was an adventurous, well crafted meal. Perfect poached halibut, nice mixed greens and what appeared to be a burnt hockey puck... More 

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Tottenham, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

When we arrived we were a little unsure of what to expect. Everyone had told us that the food was killer, but we didn't love the location (we thought that we'd have a view of the water given the name... WATERFRONT wines). We sat on the covered patio which was nice (evening when rain decided to pour down). The menu... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were pleased to find the restaurant. The staff were so welcoming. The food was excellent. The sauces were wonderful. Best of all was the dessert. One of the best I have ever had. Homemade lemon verbina ice cream with a lemon chiffon cake and strawberries. Yum!! The wine was paired well with the dinner and the wine was regional.... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I took my wife out for dinner on Sunday and had just an excellent experience. From the hostess who greeted us, to the hospitable and professional manager and friendly bartender, we felt welcome. The appetizers (I had the ravioli and she the pork belly) were phenomenal and melted in your mouth. The pork loin and shoulder I had for an... More 

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Additional Information about Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9W6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-979-1222
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
Cuisine: Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9W6, Canada
    (Water St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
  • Phone Number: +1 250-979-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
  • Cuisine: Bistro

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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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