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“Gorgeous room and great service”

Sole Restaurant and Wine Bar
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Ranked #7 of 361 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Father David Bauer Drive
Description: Sole is a lively restaurant that offers both inventive and traditional cooking delivered in an elegant yet casual atmosphere. The restaurant ambience is comfortable and appealing, providing quality food at the right price in an unpretentious way. To view are full menus please visit our website. Sole offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am. until 4:00 pm.
Toronto, Canada
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Gorgeous room and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

This former Seagram's building is a beautiful setting for this ambitious restaurant. From greeter to server, the service is that perfect blend of friendly and efficient, and the recommendations for wine and food were perfect.

The pizzas are freshly made to order, and the gnocchi is outstanding. Try the carpaccio or the arancini (fried risotto) to start. The daily soup was artichoke and pear with pesto. Mostly it was a sweet grey liquid with oily basil. Not a hit.

The osso bucco is very competent, as are the salads and sides. The fried manicotti, however, is gross. It's coated with some sweet substance and deep fired. The effect is more like a very greasy eclair than a delicate pasta dish. It's served with perfect asparagus.

Desserts are lovely. If you can't decide, try the sampler plate with three miniature desserts. Coffees are nice too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good food, service lacking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

i dine here often the food is usually good. The Arancini ( fried risotto balls) are delicious and the beef carpaccio is usually good. My significant other had the Braised Veal Osso Bucco Tower which was pretty good the veal was a bit bland though but thats my opinion

  • Visited March 2013
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Burlington
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good Food , Slow Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Our party of 3 arrived at 11:45 AM before lunch rush. Sole has good food but almost 2 hours for lunch for a working group is too long. It was almost 1 hour after seating before entrees arrived. Dessert also took 25 minutes after order

Food was quite tasty and curry vegetable soup with coconut was excellent. Scallop special of the day was also tasty but a little small with only 4 shrimps for $19. Veal scallopini Panini and Spaghettini Bolognaise were tasty but nothing special. Desserts were very good, especially the mini trio and a nice touch was Happy Birthday in icing on the plate of our birthday guest.

Ambiance is good but a little noisy for a 1/2 full restaurant with a lot of hard surfaces

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank 243Furby
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Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Been many times, food is always amazing, service is perfect. Unique dishes and heart healthy suggestions. I love going.

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Thank Evelyn J
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Good food but a bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went here for Valentines Day dinner. They had a speacial menu for Valentines. I was impressed with their appetizer - we had crab cake and Arancini. The entrees were also very tasty - we had beef tenderloin and seared scallop with risotto. I was a bit disappointed about the the cholcolate cake for dessert , it was really dry (how could anyone mess up a chocolate cake?) I only had one bite and that's it. The cheesecake thought was really good. The ambiance was okay, the service was not. We had to wait an hour for our orders maybe because it was Valientine's Day. Over all, the experience was good. We would love to come back on a regular day to try their regular menu.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank beetle025
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