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US$16 - US$35
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Mediterranean, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch sole jaeger schnitzel caesar salad short ribs beef tenderloin mussels pizza eggs benedict bread creme brulee fine dining nice restaurant the wait staff patio server presentation
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining here for the first time last night. The restaurant was beautiful inside and outside. It was a very relaxing atmosphere and everything we ordered was excellent! Can’t wait to come back again! Please make the effort to attend. You...won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to review and for your recommendations Glenn. We very much appreciate your Patronage and we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

This was my birthday dinner with my wife. It had been years since we last came in but we were absolutely amazed by the service and quality of food. We had time to properly eat our food without being rushed out the door. My main...course was braised beef and it was so soft and tasty, I could have had seconds. Our waitress was efficient and kind and the atmosphere was buzzing with full capacity. If your looking for fine dining in KW, here is the place to come. ThanksMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2021

You are so welcome!! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is absolutely our pleasure to have you dine with us once again and we are so pleased to hear your Birthday dinner with your Wife was so well enjoyed....More

Reviewed October 21, 2021 via mobile

It was easy to make a reservation here. Our Covid passports were checked. We were seated promptly, and service was ok, but a few things forgotten repeatedly. The scallops were lovely, the burrata and tomato salad was very watery and not worth $26.00. The pizza...had a lot of crust on it but was tasteful. Two of us ordered dessert and they were both lovely.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant Sally, our Management Team is available to you at your convenience if you would like to follow up in regards to your visit. (info@sole.ca) or (519-747-4596). Sincerely, Sherri-Lynn Brown Guest Relations / Solé Management

Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

The ambiance was great and my colleagues had nice dishes. I had the pizza Florentine and it was like it had been made from old dough. I could not eat the outer 5 cm and had trouble cutting the center. I did not say anything...as I did not want to embarrass my host. Do not order the pizza here if what I got is representative.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant. We apologize to hear your pizza was not enjoyed. Our Staff does make our dough fresh daily, with that being said mistakes do get made? There may be the possibility that your pizza might have...More

Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Anca#seafood Was magic She made the great food better Had the monk fish and it was spectacular Anca was so knowledgeable and a delight

Date of visit: September 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time the for excellent review, so wonder to hear you had a fabulous time. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed September 5, 2021

I went to Sole Restaurant with some friends, and sat down thinking it would be a nice restaurant and great food. IT WAS NOT! The service was slow, the servers weren't all that great at remembering our orders or other people's orders. Our drinks and...coffee took awhile to arrive to the point of it not worth drinking. The food was okay could work on the seasoning abit. But the dessert was amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant Samantha, our Management Team would like the opportunity to go over your experience with you. Would you please be so kind to reach out at your convenience? (info@sole.ca) or (519-747-4596). We would greatly appreciate it.

Reviewed August 3, 2021

My friend and I had the most delectable lunch. I had Ceasar salad and my friend had mussels. We planned on having dessert but the kind waitress brought fresh bread. It tasted as food as dessert! Service was 110%. Very pleasant & professional waitress. She...really seemed interested in her work. The atmosphere was very calming with dimmer lighting and soft music. We loved that we weren't rushed and could r3alky enjoy our visit. We can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

Thank you kindly for this wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us. We appreciate your patronage and hope to have you visit us again soon.

Reviewed July 26, 2021

This was our first time eating out in 16+ months, and thus felt like an adventure. Sole was an old stand-by for significant occasions, not cheap, but good service and outstanding food. It appears they are still working on the last two. The safety aspect...of dining out is well looked after. There is a required pre-admission screening questionnaire that can be filed out on paper, with single-use gold pencils, and online form accessed either by URL or a QR code. Reservations are required, and one can choose indoor or outdoor seating, some of the latter being either under an awning or umbrellas. Some of the outdoor area is covered by propane heaters. They have developed an ingenious system to let wait staff know that tables have been sanitized after previous customers have left - when we got to our table their was a large metal washer on it, which our waiter picked up when she first came to the table; when we asked she explained that the cleaners put a washer on a table after it had been thoroughly sanitized to let the wait staff know that, and the wait staff then removed it and no one later would be placed at that table until it again had a washer on it. Clever! For the number of people dining, there was adequate wait staff, and yet service was slow, it taking nearly 10 minutes for our beverage orders to arrive, and a further 20 minutes for our first course. Our mains did not arrive until nearly 75 minutes after our arrival. I suspect they must have been short-staffed in the kitchen, because there seemed to be no other reason for the delays. The presentation of food was up to the old Sole standard, attractively plated. Some of the combinations of flavours were unusual, also something the pre-pandemic Sole was know for. Some worked, others didn't. I had mussels in a sauce based on cream and grained mustard- unusual but it worked. On the other hand, one would expect that Jaegerschnitzel would be in a cream sauce involving mushrooms, but alas no. The butter poached asparagus, bitter greens, lemon garlic & anchovy vinaigrette, crisp capers were tasty enough, but the schnitzel, without any sauce was dry, and where it was thin, overcooked and tough. And again the odd flavour combination, a soft-poached egg buried underneath the greens did nothing to resolve the dryness nor did it improve the flavour. Also, one would expect a restaurant offering several seafood choices, including shrimp that can be added to any other main or salad might have some seafood sauce on hand, but Sole didn't. Our waiter assured us this would be corrected in future. Desserts were limited in umber; the creme brulee was good, but ordinary, and the tiramisu was tasty, but a bit soggy. In short, while there was nothing "wrong" with the food, it wasn't up to the standards we expected from this formerly (and we hope again in the future) fine restaurant. All that said, the atmosphere is outstanding as it had been, and despite the slowness, the wait staff was friendly, and did their best to make this a good evening.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time review our restaurant. We do value all of your comments and will take this review to our Chef. We do apologize that on this particular experience the service was slow? We will address this with our staff. We do...More

Reviewed July 20, 2021

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner here for our anniversary, we had a table outside and it was perfect, the service was fast and friendly the food was to die for and the prices were fair. So much on the menu to choose...from, cant wait to go backMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our restaurant with a five star! We are so pleased your experience with us was fabulous. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

An exceptional dining experience! The warm decor was inviting and the service was quick and staff attentive. As a vegetarian I found a number of options on the menu. We had the scrumptious fried summer squash pakora to start and the delicious Florentine spinach and...feta pizza. I will definitely be recommending this gem in Waterloo to friends and family!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Susan F, General Manager at Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Thank you so much for the excellent review, we appreciate your patronage and hope to have you visit us again in the near future.

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No dress code feel free to come as you are.
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Yes. They allow you to bring your own Wine and the corsage fee is the lowest in town
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Hi, yes we do have gift certificates. They may be in any denomination you require. You can purchase them online, over the phone at 519-747-5622 or you may come to the restaurant.
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Sole' Restaurant And Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4