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The Wine Bar

#353 of 6,577 Restaurants in Toronto
#387 of 7,038 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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International, Tapas, Wine Bar, Canadian
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9 Church st, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2, Canada (Front St East)
Union, King/ Church. King/ Yonge
+1 416-504-9463
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Visit us just once and you will instantly see why there’s nothing quite...
Visit us just once and you will instantly see why there’s nothing quite like the dining experience at The Wine Bar.Some prefer our cozy, intimate tables for two. But you haven’t taken in the full experience until you have watched your meal being prepared – right in front of you -- by leading Toronto Chef Bryan Burke.You can expect Bryan to inform and entertain you while he expertly cooks your meal using the finest local and naturally-raised food produced by Ontario farmers and artisans. And while other restaurants give you one menu selection, dining at The Wine Bar means you are going to sample – and share -- several fabulous menu selections, prepared in the Tapas style and perfectly paired with a selection from one of the finest wine lists in Canada.
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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy on a Snowy Night

My partner & I had spent a couple of hours here one snowy night in November. the restaurant was almost empty because of the weather. The wait staff was very attentive. We carefully chose our wine from an extensive list. One stumble - the red wine we ordered was served in a white wine glass. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
worldwoman
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New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tokyo
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love wine and while searching on the web for decent wine bars in Toronto, I came across The Wine Bar. Three of us when for a light dinner. The food, service, and wine were good, but the tapas/appetiser portions were quite small, the lighting very dim, and the prices quite high (at least relative to what we would pay... More 

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Wine Bar to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It was a surprise my wife planned for me. That said, I expected her to enjoy the night a bit more than myself, because I'm not so much into wine, and, well... We were going to the Wine Bar! When we got there, I was pleasantly surprised. I... More 

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gypsy55
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went for wine and appetizers on a Saturday night not long ago. We ordered a cheaper bottle of red. When the wine came, it was warm. I don't mean room temperature I mean warm. We drank a bit but found it unpleasant so called on the waiter to ask him what we could do. He called the manager who... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Interesting wine selection offering many varieties and price points. Enjoyed the option to purchase by the glass not only by the bottle - allows for a range of sampling. Atmosphere was lovely and the place was packed. Food was average but the wine menu would bring us back for a glass or two.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My fiancée and I had dinner at The Wine Bar on NYE. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service and delicious food. We will visit again. Come check this place out.

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Brampton, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After reading all of the great reviews for Wine Bar, we were looking forward to a wondeful meal at Wine Bar, but were a little disappointed. The Miami ribs were far from tender and the chicken wings were either over cooked or freezer burned as they were dried out and tough.

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New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My partner & I had spent a couple of hours here one snowy night in November. the restaurant was almost empty because of the weather. The wait staff was very attentive. We carefully chose our wine from an extensive list. One stumble - the red wine we ordered was served in a white wine glass. The menu consists of tapas... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went here for dinner before going to the theatre recently. I'd read some reviews and all were good so thought we'd give it a try and we were very glad we did. I love the concept of the small plates and being able to try a number of different dishes. Every one was delicious. I don't remember which wine my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We were on Toronto for one night and wanted to have a light dinner. This restaurant provide both a surprisingly large selection of wines and very original tapas.

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Roanoke, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I ate at The Wine Bar last night and it was a complete delight! The cocktails were very good, the tapas selection was unique and delicious (the chicken curry poutine was amazing!) and the wine was great. We were there for a couple of hours and ordered their suggested wines with every small plate. All were wonderful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Church st, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2, Canada
    (Front St East)
  • Public Transportation: Union, King/ Church. King/ Yonge
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-504-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: International, Tapas, Wine Bar, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Visit us just once and you will instantly see why there’s nothing quite like the dining experience at The Wine Bar.Some prefer our cozy, intimate tables for two. But you haven’t taken in the full experience until you have watched your meal being prepared – right in front of you -- by leading Toronto Chef Bryan Burke.You can expect Bryan to inform and entertain you while he expertly cooks your meal using the finest local and naturally-raised food produced by Ontario farmers and artisans. And while other restaurants give you one menu selection, dining at The Wine Bar means you are going to sample – and share -- several fabulous menu selections, prepared in the Tapas style and perfectly paired with a selection from one of the finest wine lists in Canada.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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