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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

54 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
(613) 241-4270
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Ranked #307 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Waterdown
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We purchased a groupon to try the "flights" of wine and beer! Essentially this is a sampling of beers or wines. It was a great concept and the beers that were offered for the flights were great! Definitely a must try! They have an amazing selection of craft beers to choose from!

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Ottawa, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sometimes it appears that one needs to know this bistro as it is downstairs below a well-know fish restaurant. Special are their flights of wine or beer..in the case of the latter it is 6 tasting samples of Ontario beer..a great way to tasyte and be introduced to a new beer. The meal was reasonable and excellent..the fish cakes were... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What first attracted me to Vineyards and the reason that I keep going back is for their unique meal deal. It is advertised as called "$14 French Fries". Under the descriptor it states "with a magnificent side order of striploin steak and caesar salad". It also has a fabulous selection of wines and other alcoholic beverages. It is conveniently located... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Their sign outside advertising the fries with a siding of sirloin steak and salad amused us and drew us in. Good food.

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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A rather dark atmosphere (it IS in a basement) and décor but makes up for it in selection of beers. Approximately 80 imported brands, and 37 (we counted) domestic beers. This was a great occasion for us to discover some Canadian beers. I had the “$14 plate of fries” which comes with a 6oz. steak and Caesar salad. Quite satisfactory.... More

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BC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just stopped in for a some wine and cheese. The Ontario wine selection is very poor-- we like to drink local as much as possible but we were not impressed with the local stuff. The flight of non-Ontario wine we had was good but $18? Seems a bit much for what is essentially a small glass of wine. And... More

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Ottawa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The atmosphere is great on Jazz night and they have a very large beer selection with a decent wine selection. They have a nice charcuterie and the mussels were great. Overall great experience.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Love Vineyards and the flights of wine and beer. The food is also very good as well. The only downside is that it's located in the basement so it's dark and during the summer time it would be nice to be on a patio. It is great for rainy days though or extra humid ones.

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BarbDowMireault, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to post a review. We too would love to have a Vineyards patio... but there is no room on the side walk ;) I hope you still enjoy us on any day possible :) Thanks so much, hope to have you back again soon! Barb Owner More

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We ordered one beer flight and one wine flight. The beer flight was good, the wine flight was interesting but over priced. Food was very average at best. We ordered Steak and Frites, and Mussels. Location, music and service were all good. Would go back for beer and music.

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Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The wine and beer selection alone is enough to make Vineyards worth checking out, but the delicious food, good service, nice ambiance and reasonable prices will keep us coming back. An old favourite rediscovered! On a recent visit, we both had the steak frites. The steak was tender and flavourful, the fries were crisp and sweet, and the Caesar salad... More

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BarbDowMireault, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Annie: Thank you so much for the kind words about Vineyards! So happy to have you back in for a visit, we appreciate your loyalty and your awesome review! Hope to see you again soon, Barb Owner More

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