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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Wine Bar, Bar, Canadian
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-4270
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Whitby, Canada
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Weekend in Ottawa and this place was nearby and accepted reservations on OpenTable - very convenient. Had a huge selection of wine and beers. Ignore the website they serve you your drinks you do not have to go up to the bar and ask. I had the spicy crab cakes, very yummy. Mussels in spicy creole sauce with french fries.... More 

Thank georgiegirlto
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wine and the service were very good. They have a wine tasting offering which contains 3, 20 oz glasses of different wines. They made very nice selections for different kinds. We tasted 6 delicous red wines and continued with the ones we loved most. But the food was not as good as we expected. I had a seafood rice... More 

Thank mrodoplu
Prince Albert, Canada
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good selection, but mostly more common wines. Not as adventurous as some others. Still a great place though that I have no trouble recommending.

Thank Gord V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is great for evening cocktails with colleagues, friends or for more intimate occasions. Fantastic beer, wine and bubbly flights. The atmosphere is cool, relaxed and intimate. Live Jazz throughout the week - recommend getting a seat early!

Thank Billyhopper22
Gatineau, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing as always. Hubby and I love going here as often as we can. Great wine and beer flights, food and service. They never disappoint us. On the weekends, there can be a bit of a wait for a table because they allow a lot of reservations. Therefore, all the tables get booked up not leaving any for people... More 

Thank NathalieMondoux
Ottawa, Canada
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location downtown, easy walking distance to all parking in market. Old pub feel rather than a wine bar, but nice enough. comfortable seating at a booth. Waitress very knowledgable about wine menu, very helpful. I tried the chardonnay flight, 3 different chardonnays, very good and fun. Chicken Parmagiana, very salty, did not arrive hot, noodles overcooked and oversauced. Chicken... More 

Thank JJ1959
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high expectations after rave reviews from friends... came NYE (had a reso booked for over a month) weren't given menus and waitress looked dumbfounded when she asked if we made decisions on food and said we didn't have menus. Told her when we ordered a beer each we wanted to order a bottle of wine with dinner -... More 

Thank Colleen S
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent selection of wines and beers from all around the world. Service is fantastic. However, the decor is not that great, located in a basement, it feels more like a tavern than a wine bar. But after a couple of glasses, you learn to ignore the decor ;-)

Thank Marie G
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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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, Bar, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: 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?