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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

#344 of 2,286 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
Steakhouse, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Pub, Bistro, Wine Bar
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54 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
(613) 241-4270
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 25
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  • 63
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  • 20
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wine, scotch and Oysters

This little hideaway is a great place for a date. Tiny, with some booths a few bar stools and a half a dozen tables. Huge list of wine or scotch by the pour. Mussels are the specialty but other items are good as well. Music a lot of nights. Not suitable for kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This little hideaway is a great place for a date. Tiny, with some booths a few bar stools and a half a dozen tables. Huge list of wine or scotch by the pour. Mussels are the specialty but other items are good as well. Music a lot of nights. Not suitable for kids.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I went on a date tonight, it will be our last until June. We chose the Vineyards because of their oyster special. It was very busy and so we put our names on a list and returned at 7:30. The waitress we had spoken to had reserved us a table. We had wine and appetizers which were... More 

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Barrington, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went on a Tuesday evening for wine, jazz, and a meal. Service was great, wine flights were interesting, food was good and the jazz was enjoyable. Lots of beer and wine choices. Cheese plate special was excellent. All 6 of us had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Amazing spot ! Great food , great wine/beer. Something for everyone . Impeccable service. Since I was new to this, the waitress guided me through all the different selections. Very helpful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Endless wine selection impeccable service and food, wonder spot for dinner along with free jazz music on during the week!

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Burlington, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The flights of wine are amazing. Mediterranean trio was the best ever definitely try it. My boyfriend ordered the jambalaya he liked it. I ordered the $14 fries that comes with Ceasar salad and steak.. I somehow ended up with steak and huge side of Ceasar salad which ironically I am lactose intolerant so couldn't eat...not fries.. and got charged... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a great venue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday for free jazz. Unfortunately, they have nixed the free cheese platter after 4pm and cut their wine menu way down. They used to have wines from all over the world but their special last Tuesday was Little Penguin....I can get that at the LCBO. They had a guy at the... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had a great evening out on a quiet, cold, winter evening. The moment you descend the stairs and enter this wine bar bistro it looks just right with a slightly run down feel just as a bar with live jazz should, in times past the place would have been filled with cigarette smoke perhaps as in an old movie. We... More 

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Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I know this is more of a wine bar, but they have an outstanding international beer selection. It's situated down a flight of stairs underground, and has a wonderful warm pub atmosphere. They have a number of different wine flights to choose from. Only dodged in here to get out of the cold, but would love to go back next... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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157 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Finally a restaurant that lists not only its wines and beers, but its spirits also. It's not that hard to do - and it is worth doing. The selection for all 3 was excellent. Service was prompt and friendly. Steak was delicious -- while the food menu was limited, there were some good choices. They may want to consider allowing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 241-4270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Pub, Bistro, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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