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The Wine Bar

9 Church st, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2, Canada
416 5049463
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Ranked #214 of 6,620 restaurants in Toronto
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Price range: $21 - $82
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, International, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front St East
Transit: Union, King/ Church. King/ Yonge
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.
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English first
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The price fix menu was above and beyond what I expected! The wine prices are very reasonable. Great friendly staff and a nice crowd. Techno music kind of place so it is very hip. Loved it and will go back as its high on the list. Very reasonable prices for the city!

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Dundas, Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were blown away by the excellent service! Not only was our server attentively attuned to the slow pacing we'd wanted for our evening out, she was patient in helping us choose just the right wine for the occasion. A rose or a white? Her helpful comments and offers for tastes helped us make the perfect choice - a rose... More

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Newfoundland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My friend and I had a lovely evening at The Wine Bar. Firstly, our server was very polite and attentive. We were appreciative that he offered three small samplings of wine to help us make our decision on a bottle easier. We ordered three tapas and enjoyed the mushrooms on focaccia so much we ordered it a second time! We... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My friend and I went here last evening and experienced wonderful food and service. We were seated at a very nice table near the window. We were mulling over the wine list and the young lady server offered to have us try a few before we made our choice. She was very helpful and patient while we did this. We... More

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Toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Menu changes daily with awesome comfort food choices such as poutine, scallops, lamb chops and many starters. Plates are for share so you can try many options in every visit. The wine list and service is top notch. This is an amazing place for date night or a great dinner with friends.

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Saskatoon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Started with charcuterie platter which was excellent but could have used more mustard. I never eat kale but had their kale salad, so delcious we ordered a second one! Steak was grilled to perfection and we each had our own. Service was great, very attentive! Great place to sample a few dishes at one time, definately on my list of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Had a wonderful meal at the chef's table with my husband. It was our first time at The Wine Bar and it won't be our last. The chef's were engaging and clearly passionate about what they do. Wine list is astounding and we were given perfect suggestions for pairing. Service was impeccable. One of our best nights out. Thank you... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

On January 31st my sister and I went to The Wine Bar for our first Winterlicious in years. We sat at the chefs bar and we're overwhelmed by the attention from chef and waitstaff. The prix fixe menu was brilliant! For $25 dollars we had hard time choosing from offerings BUT the chef attentively stepped in and won us over... More

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Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Went for Winterlicious for our first time here and sat at the bar looking over the chef. Service was so slow and it really wasn't busy. The chef's do not engage in conversation and the portions were so small and very poor quality. We were still hungry after dinner left and went to the Keg for better wine for better... More

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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My wife and I visited here on one of the coldest days on record after wandering around the market. We were early and they hadn't quite opened yet, but were very kind/hospitable and let us in so we didn't have to wait in the extreme cold. Our waitress was very friendly and the service was fantastic. The portions were small,... More

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