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“Two outstanding visits to the Grape & Olive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro

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
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian, Bar, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Columbia, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Two outstanding visits to the Grape & Olive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant and everything on the menu is wonderful...just order according to your personal preferences. I was fortunate enough to attend their special night (invitation only) when all new menu items were on a buffet in appetizer form. There was nothing that was not outstanding. Desserts WOW. This is THE place to go for that special evening. Service was also very good and that's a must. When I visit Orillia that's the night out that I want.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for writing about your experience at the Grape & Olive Wine and Martini Bistro. It sounds you had a great experience here and we couldn't be more pleased. Please do join us again for dinner!
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Washago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Food was only so-so”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We went there expecting something really special after people had recommended it but our meals were only ok. Salad had a very sugary nut brittle on it, didn't really suit the veggies.
Dessert was nothing special either.

Visited February 2012
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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. Your feedback is extremely important and will help us correct the situation that allowed food that was not up to our standards be served. Please do come visit us again to show our improvements. Thanks again, we appreciate your patronage.
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Guelph,On
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Changes but no improvements!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Had a fabulous meal here in July - really looked forward to a repeat... but... found there have been many changes. New menu deleted some of the very intriguing dishes once featured. Pea soup with duck was cold and worse - both the coconut shrimp and the salmon fillet were undercooked. Dangerous and disappointing!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
I sincerely apologize that your experience was not as great as the one in July. We are always trying to find new and exciting meals for our customers. Thank you so much for your comments I will pass them on to our Food & Beverage team so we can learn from it. We do have some pretty exciting things happening to the Grape & Olive. Please do give us another chance to wow you!
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New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

The service was great; beautiful martini with extra olives=yum!; wine was cold; supper menu was interesting; kitchen worked hard to make us happy. Eggs benny was the closer on the breakfast menu.

Visited July 2012
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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We love to hear how great our staff are doing. We will post this for all the staff to see. Thanks again we appreciate you taking the time to tell us and please join us again soon.
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Was Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Great Now that Chef Marcel is GONE.. He was never any good .. Might go more often now.. I look forward to seeing who you get and might have better tasting food.

Visited July 2012
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CraigMusil, Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for your comments.
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