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Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro

400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6J3, Canada
705-238-5086
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Ranked #8 of 123 restaurants in Orillia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian, Bar, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were here several weeks ago - we ordered the Escargot, Rib steak and a tenderloin steak. The Escargot - This was not what we are used to but great for someone that is trying escargot for the first time. It was served with a pile of melted cheese on top which made it hard to even taste the escargot.... More

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you 19Kimberly86 for your review. Glad that you were bale to try a new dish for the first time. Yes, we do make a few changes to our regular menu once a year in the Spring and offer many theme menus throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! More

Waubaushene, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This restaurant is one of the finest in the area! I recommend to all of you! The food is absolutely amazing, the servers are great and the dining room sets the mood for anything! Husbands, boyfriends, bring your ladies here!!!

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Cookz13 for your feedback on our food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Here for a performance at Casinorama. Food is high quality / chef grade. Katelyn made me a special martini of her invention (banana cream pie) - not usually into martini's, loved it. I would come here again the next time there is a show in town.

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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Simmonkey for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and that you will be back to see us again soon....looking forward to it. More

Orillia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We went back for a second time because my husband really enjoyed the burger we had at the bar one time. The waitress was okay, not great. After trying to upsell us on the wine deal, which we didn't want, she basically lost interest in us. Brought me the wrong salad (a much bigger and twice as expensive one) I... More

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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you CorinneOrillia for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your food and hope that you give us the opportunity again to improve on service. I have brought your concern to the Dining Room manager's attention. We hope to see you again soon. More

Orillia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Yes, we went during the area's restaurant promotion so the dinner was priced lower than what would normally be expected but we find this restaurant one of our favourites during these times. It has sufficient choice, well presented, tasty, somewhat unique for the area eateries. The portions were very good considering it was a special, not always found at other... More

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your dinning experience. We really appreciate the time it takes to write a review. Your feedback is very valuable to us because it helps us improve our services and amenities. Thank you again and please come visit us again soon. More

Orillia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

3 of us for dinner tonight , the staff were awesome the chef very accommodating, delicious appetizers spring roll, salad and bisque. Entrees were great steaks and an excellent stir fry. Bread pudding finish for dessert. Thanks to Shauna and Norma Jean for taking the time to make us feel so welcome and special.

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. I will definitely let Norma Jean and Shauna know that you enjoyed your dinner experience at our restaurant. Thank you for your patronage. More

Toronto
Top Contributor
358 reviews 358 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

So I am betting on any other night we would have had a better experience. As it was Valentine's Day the prices were hefty, the place was busy, and the service was painstakingly slow. Regardless, the spirit of the service was enthusiastic and genuine, and the food was good. There is a decent wine list, and an interesting martini list,... More

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments concerning your dinner on Valentine's Day. My apologies for the slow service but like you said it was a busy night and I thank you for understanding that. However, I'm very pleased that the food really good. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks again for letting us know. Please do join us again! More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Decided to visit the grape and olive in Orillia based on all the buzz I’ve been hearing about their chef, Derek Mayes. Heard the food was innovative, exciting, and most of all, delicious. Upon entering I was greeted promptly by a hostess and seated at my table. My server was courteous, and recommended I try the arancini as my appetizer.... More

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We're so pleased that you and your friend had such a wonderful experience with us. Thank you again for your comments they are greatly appreciated. Please come visit us again soon! More

Espanola, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is my fifth visit. When I walk through their doors I feel I've arrived at my favorite aunt's house. Kristin took excellent care of us from the moment we sat down. She knows her menu inside and out and was able to recommend selections by asking us our preferences! It helps tremendously that the food lives up to her... More

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it and so would Kristen. We're pleased to hear that you have had such wonderful experiences at our restaurant. Thank you for your patronage. More

Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A great night out at The Grape and Olive! A hidden gem in Orillia. Salmon was cooked to perfection. We were served by Kristen, very attentive and professional. Ambiance was nice too. Looking forward to my next meal there. Craving the salmon....

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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I guess we will be seeing you pretty soon. More

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