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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 #7 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
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped here for dinner with 3 friends. We'd just been to the afternoon showing of Price is Right at Rama and decided to wrap up a great day with dinner. Had never heard of the Grape and Olive so decided to stop in. Food was excellent, our server Norma Jean was attentive but not one of those overly pushy servers... More

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

Thank you Avalon60 for your review. We are so glad that you stopped in for a great dining experience. We look forward to seeing you back again the next time you are in Orillia! More

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The restraunt in in the best western which is definitely nothing special but we needed a place to stay. The restraunt has a beautiful atmosphere, very interesting menu. The presentation of the meals and quality was impeccable. Would with out a doubt dine here again.

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

Thank you Frank L for your review. Glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you back again soon! More

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were in Orillia overnight en route to pick up kids at nearby camp. Checked out recommended places and looked at their websites - Martini Fridays sounded like fun and we were within walking distance so we headed over. We had planned on sitting at the bar for martinis, a bite to eat and wine but 2 tv screens and... More

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

Thank you GyspySoles for your review. We are very sorry about your disappointing dining experience with us. Yes, we do have a very extensive martini list available all the time...over 50 martini's available 7 days a week! Our homemade Caesar dressing is something that many people rave about. The arancini on our menu is spicy. Thank you for bringing this... More

Barrie, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was wonderful. The service was great. The atmosphere was divine. The martini bar is nice and cozy and serves the same great menu as the restaurant. A must to visit.

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

Thank you 1953connie for your review of your dining experience. We are glad that you enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. More

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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

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