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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 #321 of 2,162 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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  • English first
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English first
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Montreal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

They have 3 mussel dishes on the lighter fair menu that are wonderful. My favorite is the white wine, garlic and pepper one.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The meal started with a basket of Italian bread with a delicious combination of olive oil and herbs for dipping. My daughter and I both ordered the smoked chicken poutine which would have been tastier if the fries had been crisper. However, we finished the dish. Because neither of us was very hungry, we split the breaded chicken and fetticine... More

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Wuhan, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The new management have really tidied up the service here. Had a really pleasant New Year's Eve dinner. Halibut was cooked to perfection, the style of food perhaps a little old school, but reliable good honest food. The friendly and accommodating servers are the star of the show!

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Pontiac, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Don't get the wine flights...they are very poor value. Don't go on a Friday night...crowded and loud and if you are a couple you get seated a table so small you can barely get your legs under it. During the week the free cheese and bread appetisers make the overpriced wines reasonable.

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