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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

#189 of 2,292 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-4270
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (17 reviews)
“french fries” (14 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to make reservations ahead. Great selection of beer and wine. Food is okay. Overpriced for the quality.

Thank KimS030115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the escargot, it consisted of very little escargot and many mushrooms which was disappointing. I had the smoked salmon linguini which I thought was a fairly tasty and unique dish. My girlfriend had the grilled salmon and potatoes which was quite bland...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Have to live a place that offers wine flights. A great way to sample wines with a nice selection of beers to compliment. The place has a nice feel to it and offers live jazz at times.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We were well served by Charley with nice beer paring with our oysters at a buck a chuck - what a nice memorable place - always great to come back.

Thank shaman01
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Pleasant service, nice menu offerings in wine bar with live R&B trio nearby. Good street parking available. Will definitely return.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

In the heart of Byward Market, it’s a small, cozy spot for some fun with wine sampling. It’s really in a cellar but mirrored “windows” make it feel larger and brighter. The staff were friendly and we had the famous $16 fries. Comes with a...More

Thank simbrowne
Reviewed March 4, 2018

After looking at the menu and their website, we chose to make a reservation at Vineyards before we arrived in the Ottawa region. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were surprised to go down a flight of stairs to a rustic looking basement. We...More

2  Thank Maxime B
Barbara M, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Hello Maxime B; Thank you for joining us in Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, and for taking time to write about your experience. The service and food you had experienced certainly is a poor reflection of our standard, I appologuze that this happened at all. Would...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently went into Ottawa to do some shopping and then to have a nice dinner out. While walking through the Byward Market in Ottawa we came across this restaurant. Well actually three restaurants. They share the same building and from what...More

Thank Alan B
Barbara M, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Hello Alan B Thank you so much for joining us! You dined in our lovely wine bar in the cellar - Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro. We are so very happy that you enjoyed us and that Andre treated you well. Do come back soon, and...More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

This place has a large selection of wines and you can order flights of wine, which is nice. Unfortunately the quality of the wines served is not that great, nothing special. Service was very friendly. The style of the place is a bit old fashioned,...More

Thank Nathalie D
Barbara M, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hi Nathalie; Thanks so much for joining us. We are very proud of our award winning wine list, offering a huge variety of grapes, vintages and price ranges. Our wine bar has been operating successfully since 1979 and we are very proud of our place....More

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Vineyards is best known for its beer and wine selection which is extensive however they have a funky menu of good food. Their cheese and charcuterie plates are especially nice. I love the coziness of the downstairs location that is completely smoke free. Fun place...More

Thank MFK4
Barbara M, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us and for the awesome words.... please pop in again soon. Barb & Team

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Questions & Answers
September 21, 2017|
Response from SunKissedTraveller20 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I did not use the restrooms. However, the restaurant is down a flight of stairs. You should contact the restaurant directly for accessibility questions, they should be able to answer that for you.
November 30, 2015|
Response from Barbara M | Property representative |
Hello there, yes of course, children are welcome in Vineyards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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