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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Wine Bar, Canadian, Pub
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-4270
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my brother out for his birthday. We thought the Flights of Beer and Wine would be different and fun (and we did enjoy them!). Unfortunately, one of my glasses came complete with lipstick! The waiter replaced this glass fairly quickly, but did not seem surprised. The local beer flight selection was varied and interesting. However, the small samples served... More 

Thank StellazA
Owen Sound
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Ottawa for business and was looking for a nice dinner spot. The staff were very attentive, but this location is not accessible as you had to go down many stairs to reach the dining room in the basement. Great selection of wine.

Thank Geraldine C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurants for those who are jazz fans. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays there is live jazz with different musicians. Since there are not many restaurants with good live music, Vineyards stands out for that. Also, it may be interesting for wine and beer lovers to try the sets available in their menu. In terms of food,... More 

Thank Michele t
Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has live jazz three times per week and it drew me in. Very comfortable and friendly atmosphere, in a great downstairs space. Sat at the bar and read, enjoyed some nice music, sipped some wines, had an appetizer, and had nice chats with a couple of customers and staff. Really relaxed and welcoming. Look forward to going back... More 

Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy place on weekends for good reason. The food, wine, and beer always exceed expectations. The atmosphere can be a little loud but it has a happening vibe.I highly recommend the chicken poutine as its a very unique experience that will leave you wanting more. Try out a variety of new alcohols of every type risk free with their... More 

Thank Monica S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I visited as part of a large group associated with a conference. On a Saturday night, we were able to secure a long-ish table, had attentive service, and managed to close the place down without too much difficulty. The beer selection is stellar, the wine list is pretty good, and all told we had a very nice time. I can't... More 

Thank Joel I
Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went for the jazz option on a Tuesday night. The jazz was good. The wine and beer list is extensive, with options of flights. I see why they are on the map for the wine. The food... very franchise. It's in a touristy area (Byward) and they are catering to the many. Go for the wine, spend your food... More 

Thank snowomyn
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this place out during one of their weekly jazz nights in the cellar to celebrate his 30th birthday. Atmosphere was cozy and the band was great. Our server unfortunately wasn't interested in us. We ordered a bottle of wine off their chalkboard feature list which she seemed obviously disappointed in. Did not make... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for joining us. I apologize for your experience and am very concerned, would you be so kind as to tell me when you visited Vineyards and if you know who served you? I would like to sort this out and have you back in for proper service. Sincerely Barb More 

Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

While visiting Ottawa, we really wanted to hear some good jazz and the Vineyards delivered. It was a bonus that they are also a pretty good restaurant, with a great beer list and a fun wine list. They offer many different wine flights, as well as wines by the glass and bottles. Our meals were well prepared and delicious, although... More 

Thank Barbara W
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Wine flights allowed for sampling of a good diverse number of wines. A-buck-a-shuck oyster is still available on a Saturday evening. I guess you get what you paid for. Hopefully the regular-priced oysters are better. The dollar ones were pretty thin and small. Pretty good deal of a $14 striploin steak frites with a salad. Steak done to the chef's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Canadian, Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-4270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?