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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 #313 of 2,154 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
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Kingston, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This place is a cellar of an old mainstay in the "Market" area. Very well appointed and clean, the bar has hundreds of beers and wines to sample that are not normally available in the mainstream. Some of the most knowledgeable staff I have ever met. Beers, spirits, wine, liqueurs, you name it. The Jazz on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays... More

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latuque
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had souvenir of a great fried camembert and wine at this place years back.Well it was allright but everything else was below par.The oil that comes with the bread is cheap vegetable oil with herbs.No parmesan ribbons on our caesar salad,everything else ordinary and then they try to bill us 2 camemberts,2 caesar salads and a full bottle of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband & I went here during our vacation in Ottawa and were pleasantly surprised! The food was better than we thought it would be. I had the jambalaya and it was pleasantly spicy and the seafood was cooked perfectly. I enjoyed the house red wine with it. My husband had the spicy pizza, I forget the actual name of... More

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Kenner
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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I was wandering the ByWard Market area looking for just the right place to eat. I wanted to eat local (or somewhat anyway) I normally wouldn't have stopped at a wine bar because I don't like wine. But the menu looked inviting, so I went in. SO glad I did. I was a little surprised that the table next to... More

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