Bruce Wine Bar

4.6
313 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients

Don’t let the name fool you, this unique eatery boasts more than just a wine list distinguished by a Wine Spectator award.
Designated a Feast Ontario restaurant for its’ commitment to sustainable and organic regional fare, Bruce also serves up the best wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza north of the GTA. Add an impressive roster of independent Canadian musicians playing Fridays and you’ve got the vibe!
A funky eclectic design houses 25 cozy seats surrounding the open kitchen and another 40 in a loft-inspired space which includes a communal harvest table.
Once a tiny wine bar serving small plates three nights/week, Bruce has come into its’ own as a full-scale restaurant offering seasonally focused lunch, dinner and take-away menus daily, as well as catering for private parties and large events.
Feed your curiosity!

The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30-9:00
Friday and Saturday 11:30AM- Close
Live music Friday nights
2$ Corkage Tuesdays
Open Mic Wednesdays

Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
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Phone number
(519) 599-1112
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Shaun J Edmonstone
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Catering
Bruce caters all types of functions from family gatherings to weddings. please contact us to discuss.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Arthur St West
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Parking Details
During the day we would request that you park across the street in the public parking area. In the evening feel free to use the parking at the restaurant
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Public Transit
Small town
Behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Public Parking available across the Street at the Thornbury Post Office
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Entertainment
On Friday there are two dinner show and 7 and 9pm featuring up and coming canadian artists..sometimes it can be a little loud!
On Wednesday night we host an open mic from 8-10pm. featuring singer songwriters and poets
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Special Events & Promotions
$2 Corkage every Tuesday Night (*applies only to 750ml bottle+ $15 min food charge per person)
Open Mic Wednesday Nights-seat covers may apply
Every Friday night Live music *( cover charge or seat cover may apply)
Large parties Minimum food orders apply
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wine
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Awesome! Loved the Duck!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Very good meal again! Always consistent with great value !

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Awesome , beat food and cocktails up north

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent night out, friendly and very accommodating

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Waiter was rushing us...the beer arrived 5 minutes before the meal...so the meal was finished before the meal. Waiter asked if we wanted dessert twice even though we asked him to let us finish our beer. We ended up having coffee and dessert elsewhere. Food? Not good. Lentils salad with 3 slices of vegetables..for 25$. Pizza with almost no ingredients on it. Do not go.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Excellent service. Special touches - birthday dessert plate. Delicious appetizers and pizza

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Offering a night of inexpensive corkage is a stroke of genius on their part. Combine that with a pizza from the wood-burning fireplace and you have all the makings of a great evening.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Fantastic as always. The soups are so flavourful and the pizzas are interesting and delicious!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great staff, fun evening, good pizza and other foods (salad was so so). I agree with some of the other comments about the comfort of the chairs....could be better.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We had a really great Friday night at Bruce Wine Bar. Great wine, awesome pizza, good salad and fantastic live music. Service was very good. Wonderful relaxed environment. We will be back again and again!

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

All good, food, service. Chairs are super uncomfortable. Wine selection is extremely limited. This is a good restaurant, but it is not a wine bar.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Every time we eat at Bruce Wine Bar, it’s an excellent dining experience from start to finish!

We’re always seated promptly, and we’re well-looked after throughout the evening.

From appetizers to desserts, the meal is spectacular! One of our favourite apps’ to share is the polenta bites - delicious!

Do yourself a favour when in Thornbury, and dine at Bruce Wine Bar! You’ll be glad you did!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This was our first time to Bruce wine bar and we will definetly return. The food was exceptional, the staff was responsive and friendly. We also really enjoyed the atmosphere. We had the cheese platter and loved EVERY bite.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We went for a nice date night and got what we expected. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. The downside of the food was it was a little pricey, which we expected, and the quantity of food were very moderate portions. I’d suggest this for a nice occasional date night for people, or for anyone passing through town.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We had a really great meal at The Bruce wine bar! From start to finish everything was delicious. Huge bonus was the wine was half price that evening!!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

You have to their amazing pizza

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome as always. Great atmosphere, excellent service, wonderful choices and food presentation.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Booking was very easy through OpenTable.
The service was friendly and pleasant from the moment we entered.
The food was excellent. Great ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food and service was exceptional as always. We really love the place.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

You just can't go wrong dining here.....a true gem....staff is extremely pleasant and service is prompt....

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Only thing that would have made our experience better was if there was live music. It was a Saturday so we thought there would be.
Our server wasn’t overly friendly or attentive, but otherwise a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Never a disappointment ! We are regulars and the music on Friday nights is always great as is the service and food!

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I arrived at 1:14 pm. There were 3 tables. The table behind me were having pizza which is wood fired and takes 7 minutes. A man came and sat at another table. He was delivered his meal, ate it and left before I was delivered my pizza. I finally had it at 2:05 pm. Some excuse that they had to hand cut the wood for the oven and it had to heat up. I asked about the previous table having pizza and didn't get an answer. I think the waiter didn't put my order in. The pizza was not good this time and lukewarm. I should have said something but I was alone so I just left and vowed not to myself not to return.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Loved our experience. Will definitely be back. Our family are regulars and recommended you since we were dog sitting. Have written good review to TripAdvisor. Thanks.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great ambience,

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great place very popular !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always awesome!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

One of our Go To places for excellent food and wine, great service.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was good and great atmosphere. Out for a date night and we liked it. Only thing we would say is that the menu/specialty drinks feels like it tries too hard.. too many ingredients. But overall a vibrant place, great for live music and definitely unique!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great pizza, excellent wine list and fantastic service. My only gripe would be I wish we knew in advance we may be seated at a long shared table. It was kind if weird as we were eating with strangers. If you make a reservation for 2, ask for a private table! Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Spectacular as usual!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I was a little shock to find out our table for two sat ten people, which they filled the table with. Other than that the experience was delightful. Service was nice, and the food was delicious. Thanks Bruce’s wine bar

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I come to Bruce wine bar at least once a month for a great dinner and we are never disappointed we love the food and the atmosphere I highly recommend coming here

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was truly awesome! I wish they were in Oakville.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was wonderful! Thank you for having us!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Second visit to this restaurant
Unique decor. We were next to the kitchen downstairs. Great service. Very good wine list.
The food was delicious. Especially the pizza! It was so good we took one to go for breakfast.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always fabulous...great food and entertainment Fridays

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and fun. Portion size was small

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been to the Wine Bar a few times. The food, the service, the ambience and the wine list are all amazing. The place has such a wonderful vibe. We often go with a larger group and so the communal table is a favourite.

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