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“Always a Delight” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vin Room West

Vin Room West
8561 - 8A Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3H 0V5, Canada
+1 587-353-8812
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Ranked #678 of 3,019 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Tapas, Eclectic
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 85 St SW and 8A Ave SW
Description: Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar with over 100 wines by the glass. Our extensive wine list is complemented by our tapas program, made with local and regional ingredients, with a global twist.
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always a Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great place to go for a nice casual evening. The tapas menu has never disappointed, the food is fresh and always wonderful! The wine selection is great. Nice to be able to try a flight of wine and not break the bank in doing so. Will continue to go back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Vin Room West is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. They have a varied lunch menu with gluten fee items or you can choose the chef's choice for the day with or without a wine pairing. In the evening you can choose the tapas menus and to go with it they have a great selection of wine.Knowledgeable servers too.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“WORST SERVICE EVER!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place is HORRIBLE! The service is terrible and the quality and quantity of food that you get for the price is a total rip off. I ordered a bottle of water and after 45 minutes and asking our waiter three times for the water my friend finally had to get up and go and get it from the bar herself. We waited an hour in-between receiving our appetizers and receiving our main course. It took 30 minutes and two requests to get our bill. The server lacked professionalism and so did the wine sommelier. I highly, highly recommend avoiding this place at all costs! It is a total JOKE!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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214 restaurant reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Revisited to review changes !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

With over 120 wines by the glass, why would you only have TWO varieties of still Rose!
We were assured that for those rose wine-ohs---there would be more upon our return!
Here we are and only to find out they are carrying only ONE still Rose--- a very, very nice,
rose and should be for 17.00 a glass----We asked: What happened?
The usual gobblegook!--which means organizational/management.
However, meanwhile--had a fabulous "Mini Montreal Smoked Bison Reuben" on
sourdough---exquisite!
Found a new Sommelier in place who also guaranteed that not only would there be
more still Rose----but a Flight of Roses!
WE said--We'll be back , again!!
Room has a very attractive ambience--still has great music, and this time,
the service was commendable and on-going.
Thank you Kyle!
This room has great potential!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Beginning to slip a bit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Great reception and found a very comfortable central core lounge
arm -chairs area---then a rapid fleury of several people attending
our table that felt confusing. Wine was ordered but waited at least 20 minutes
before finding out our Stags Leap white (high-end) was not chilled, but were
going to rush it table-side.
Eggplant chips were excellent as expected, mussels tasty, nice display of
meats and cheeses and veggies---asked for a Ronbauer chardonnay which
they didn't have on location--We knew it was next door at their own wine store,
and still had to ask for it twice, which they finally agreed.
Overall, the evening turned out to be a little challenging .
Good music, but lighting was too bright.
Possible repeat, but not right away. Lots of competition in the area that is very
good.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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