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Vin Room West

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Wine Bar, Canadian, International
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8561 - 8A Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3H 0V5, Canada (85 St SW and 8A Ave SW)
+1 587-353-8812
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us visited Vin Room West for a birthday celebration. I'd always been intrigued by the restaurant, but the right time didn't come for quite a while. We were lucky because it was a quiet night and the sommelier from Vin Room's main (Mission) location was our server. (He said he worked at Vin Room West once a week.)... More 

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Thank Country_Wife
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you like wine and lots of it then this is the place for you. We just wanted some dinner and a cocktail. The selection of Cocktails is pretty small since is a Wine bar but it was empty on a Saturday night and we were hungry. We decided to give it a try and even though the decor is... More 

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Thank mary l
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food was excellent & service outstanding. I had not idea we could go with children :-) We will be back for sure!

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Thank Nancy L
Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Not sure how this Calgary favourite has so badly missed the mark in their suburban version. Often empty, they have resorted to specials to entice restaurant goers away from other pubs and eateries in the area. I might give it another chance as the specials seem good! I like the room and food but the small portions have always been... More 

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Thank xman92905
Calgary, AB
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I met a friend for a glass of wine at the Vin room yesterday afternoon. We decided to sit on the patio and thought we would try the Sommelier’s choice white which was on for Happy Hour. The wine was fine, however it was brought to us in a stemless wine glass. I’m not a big fan of stemless glasses... More 

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calgary
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663 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

In a nutshell---inviting "sit-up" bar area. Nicely planned patio. Service was attentive. Back bar no longer had crown royal or basil hayden. Turkey balls were excellent! Slow crowd, but was Monday night. Prices are a little rich. Nice atmosphere, but overall---this room might have to re-invent itself. Easy parking. To the management--lets give this room a shot of adrenaline!

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1 Thank alan a
Calgary, Canada
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

High ceilings, lots of space between tables, unobtrusive but contemporary decor makes for a pleasant evening and allows the food a starring role. Two dishes per person are recommended at this small plates restaurant, but the two of us only had three and were full: beet salad, very good, crab cakes excellent and served with a superb, subtly flavoured sauce,... More 

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Thank gettingandspending
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

It was an interesting experience. It was something different, so we quite enjoyed ourselves. The food was well done, slightly overpriced, but nicely prepared. The service at the beginning of our endeavour was spot on. Our waitress seemed to lose interest in our table though about halfway through our time there. We would have stayed a while longer but I... More 

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Thank Gigo12
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Great place for casual drinks, and great tapas food. Service is wonderful, the servers seem well-versed in everything they serve.

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Thank JHL321
Calgary, Canada
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

At first glance when one steps into the larger section of the room it felt a bit uncomfortable, even with the cozy darker walls. The seating at the larger tables was a sterile metal chair that while comfortable to sit on over several hours, seemed at an odd height for sitting at the tables - as several of us commented... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8561 - 8A Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3H 0V5, Canada
    (85 St SW and 8A Ave SW)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 587-353-8812
Description
Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar with over 100 wines by the glass. Our extensive wine list is complemented by our tapas program, made with local and regional ingredients, with a global twist.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?