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Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

#171 of 2,260 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$, ,
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-4270
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“french fries” (14 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
“oysters” (15 reviews)
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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 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 21 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
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Ambiance abounds here with a great selection of wines and liquors and beer to match with a superb selection of foods ranging from seafood to meat and pasta dishes and all very tasty and served hot to you.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of choice in the drinks menu. Staff were really helpful with advice for pairing drinks with food. The bruschetta was atypical but excellent. I had the tortellini with mushrooms in a Gorgonzola sauce. Surprisingly it was not as rich as I expected because of...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were there on jazz night which was very nice. Not too loud and pleasant. The food was tasty but not outstanding. We had crab cakes, just ok. The jambalaya was tasty. Tortellini in cream sauce was good. The now “$16” dollar fries with a...More

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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.
1 December 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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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