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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

#179 of 2,256 Restaurants in Ottawa
€€ - €€€, ,
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-4270
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Maxime B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 February 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 4 February 2018

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

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Just returned from vineyards in byward market. Incredible choice of wine (by the glass or bottle) same for beer with 100 picks of bottle/can and about 10 on tap. She had sweet potato fries as apetizer and i had a salad. As a main coarse...More

Thank travelsoften1963
Barbara M, Owner at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks so much for joining us! Your kind words are very much appreciated. Barb & Team

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our NYE dinner at Vineyards and will consider returning again next time in Ottawa. The restaurant is an older, cozy basement pub. Live jazz played for part of the night - a nice touch. The service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed trying...More

Thank TravellerAndrew
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We loved the wine cellar atmosphere. We had eaten a big lunch, so we were not starving (at dinner time). The waitress was very sweet and super friendly. She helped us choose our wine flights, and there was no pressure to order a lot of...More

Thank StarlightCat
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Love the quaint wine cellar atmo here and the super extensive wine and beer list! The dollar each oysters was great (tho horseradish delivered in a grody old jar), calamari just tentacles, goat cheese salad delish, main pasta and shrimp yummy. Crab crakes meh, prefrozen?...More

Thank 2015gogo
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We discovered Vineyards in a blizzard in, I think, the late 90's. We drove to Ottawa from North of Toronto ... took forever with the storm. Checked in to the hotel in ByWard Market ... and literally felt our way along the walls of buildings...More

Thank TO_Trips
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Good food and friendly service! Lots of choices in the wine and beer selection.I definitely would go back.

Thank abacci2001
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Questions & Answers
22 September 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.
30 November 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, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
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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