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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

#335 of 2,249 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub, Pizza & Pasta, 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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food great atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
AnneAlan46
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Maldon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Maldon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Ottawa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed the wine flights. Nice way to really find the type of wine you like by doing a comparison. We also had a couple of appetizers which very good. Service was good and server was helpful with the wine tasting. Place was crowded but not noisy. The food menu is a pricey but then the restaurant is located in a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

ordered salmon...odd flavours. roasted potatoes tasted rubbery as if they were left over from yesterday. Waiter pushed me( and I know I should not have let him)into a "promotional" wine, different from the glass I had chosen...wine tasted like grape juice. Was pushing for me to order an appetizer, despite my telling him it would be too much food... felt... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is by far our best new meal & drink discovery in the Ottawa area! The $14 fries with a steak is absolutely delicious and the beer & wine selection is to die for! If you're a beer lover, I strongly recommend you try the flight of beers for $14, you're sure to find something you love! They also have... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice Place to have dinner enjoy a good bottle of wine and listen to some good jazz music. Food is good, service is prompt and the atmosphere is great. Order the seafood plate it is so tasty.

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Toronto
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great place for food; prices are reasonable, service is quick and friendly. Nice to have a live jazz band while you're having dinner as well

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

dropped in after a long day out and it was a pleasant surprise! there was a live jazz singer and the entire atmosphere was delightful. service was helpful and friendly, and our food came very promptly. we had the fries with a salad and beef, as well as the cheese-stuff tortellini. the beef was probably the worst part of a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went there a couple of times. If you want to enjoy wine and cheese, you have to arrive early (around 4PM). However, there is an excellent choice of wine.

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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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub, Pizza & Pasta, 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?