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The Wine Bar - CLOSED

9 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2, Canada
+1 416-504-9463
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
25 Jul 2016
“Nice atmosphere and place to relax”
26 Jun 2016
“always wonderful”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, International, Wine Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
9 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The atmosphere in this restaurant is very nice - very relaxed and nicely appointed. The food is local and innovative, however the portions are very small and tends to be pricey. The calamari and panko bree appetizers were very good, and the scallop entre was...More

Thank panama40ca
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We've been here several times and can officially confirmed now that it's always a great meal. The atmosphere is nice, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is fantastic - always interesting and fresh, in season ingredients. It's a favourite restaurant of ours in...More

Thank pniag
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at The Wine Bar last night with my wife and a friend before a concert. I think this is the former Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar. Jamie has definitely left the building! The server was polite, but his heart clearly wasn't in it. So...More

Thank RickB123
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My wife bought a Groupon voucher for this place before we left on vacation and it turned out to be excellent value. We arrived early as we had just arrived after 4 days on a train from Vancouver and we both had the Pork Belly...More

Thank Chris_Skelton
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We had dinner here tonight. My wife had the Lobster and Pork Belly; I had the braised beef rib and we shared the cheesecake desert. The food was excellent as was the service. Although it was a Friday night it wasn't terribly crowded. The waiter...More

Thank JimVancouver
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Mess up: I bought a groupon which I thought was a very good value for this little place I hadn't heard about before and thought we'd give it a try. It stated on the Groupon to reserve by email, which I did but since...More

Thank livebe4Udie
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We gave this place a try with a Groupon, which cost us $89 and included a bottle of wine, two apps, two mains, and one dessert. I should start off by saying that the evening would have been a fabulous experience all around had the...More

1  Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I took my wife for her birthday dinner here with a friend of our. Sooooooooooooooo glad we did. I have been there before a few times and it was always good, but this time they outdid themselves! My wife had the lobster ravioli. WOW soooooooooooo...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

This was our first visit to the Wine Bar and we really enjoyed it. Its a smaller restaurant that has excellent service and delicious food. We will definitely return.

1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our first visit here, and the food was quite good. Service, however, collapsed at the end, as too many restaurants do. We had to ask for a bill when we were done, and then about 15 minutes later we had to ask again. Spoiled an...More

Thank Daleb0422
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Spanish, International, Wine Bar, Canadian
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2, Canada
    (Front St East)
  • Public Transportation: Union, King/ Church. King/ Yonge
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-504-9463
Visit us just once and you will instantly see why there’s nothing quite like the dining experience at The Wine Bar.Some prefer our cozy, intimate tables for two. But you haven’t taken in the full experience until you have watched your meal being prepared – right in front of you -- by leading Toronto Chef Bryan Burke.You can expect Bryan to inform and entertain you while he expertly cooks your meal using the finest local and naturally-raised food produced by Ontario farmers and artisans. And while other restaurants give you one menu selection, dining at The Wine Bar means you are going to sample – and share -- several fabulous menu selections, prepared in the Tapas style and perfectly paired with a selection from one of the finest wine lists in Canada.
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