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“Service good, food not so much” 2 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
Oshawa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Service good, food not so much”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013


Had seen some good reviews for the Grape and Olive, so went for dinner when we were in Orillia. The room is very nice and the service was terrific!
However, the food was something else. We both had their special, which was a 3 course steak dinner. I think I can wrap up the dinner in one sentence. The last time I encountered anything that resembled what they served as steak was about 25 years ago at a Ponderosa steak house! Remember those? (And as I recall, it was better!)

Visited July 2013
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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. We appreciate it when our customers make us aware of their perception of the manner in which the meal was presented. Providing our guests with high quality, delicious food is one of our highest priorites. I am very sorry that your meal did not live up to the level of quality that our guests have come to expect from our restaurant. I'm glad however, that you found the servers and the room to be nice. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Went for dinner with a party of four. Good presentation, flavour and service. One of the better restaurants in the area!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our restaurant. We appreciate the time it takes to write a review. i'm glad you were pleasantly suprised. Please come visit us again.
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Orillia, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was a wonderful restaurant, the buffet was incredible lots of choices and such great quality! Thank you!!!

Visited May 2013
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CraigMusil, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Please come see us again!
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Orillia, Canada
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“Two Reviews in One!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Grape and Olive Restaurant, and its sister restaurant located in Orillia's Best Western, The Portage Inn, both enjoy the benefits, direction and skill of the same Master Chef Derek. Last evening's Alumni Event at The Portage Inn rewarded diners with an excellent array of inventive and delicious appetizers and dishes! The quality of food, paired with excellent and attentive service, and an admirable wine offering made for a truly memorable culinary experience. Orillia is very fortunate to have two such fine dining establishments that obviously value their clientele! Heartily recommended! ~Cathy A.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 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, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you so much for writing a review for both of our restaurants. Your business is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to continue to meet your culinary needs. The growth we've expereinced over the years is because of customers like you, who faithfully support our business. Thank you for your patronage.
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“Variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I loved the selection of foods during the brunch. I have a picky son and he was able to find a variety of foods to eat. There were No hashbrowns out so we asked if there were more the chef personally came out and brought him some. It was great. I highly recommend the grape and olive to everyone. The service was excellent as well as the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 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, General Manager at Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for writing about your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear that we could accommodate a picky eater with our brunch. Our dedicated staff appreciates your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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