Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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Old Vines Restaurant is a meeting place of fresh local ingredients. Our selection of dishes enhance the light, fresh and fruitful, rich style of Quails' Gate wines. Our menu is constantly evolving as a reflection of our focus to serve the best and freshest the valley's local artisans and west coast markets can provide. We are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful setting and the ultimate food and wine experience in the Okanagan Valley. The Province (January 2007) Best places to un-wine. "Its fairytale pretty indoor/outdoor dining room among the vineyards is aptly named Old Vines Patio. Dinner here as the sun sets over the lake is a treat for the eyes and the palate." The New York Times (October 2006) - "Beyond our tables, the panorama of the lakefront, watercraft wake lines and row upon row of grapevines, with mountains in the distance, was mesmerizing." Wine Spectator (July 2004)- "One of the four best places to dine in the Okanagan."
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always my favourite place to go for our specials occasions or really anytime. Staff are amazing and the food is fantastic!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So amazing would love to go back everything was very fresh and so delicious. We will go anytime we’re in Kelowna

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible! We loved everything from the meals to the wine to the service. Sit on the patio if you can, the view is phenomenal.

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Love the wine so yes. But our meal was very very underwhelming, not flavourful, presented nicely but very tiny portions". Your lemon lavender cake was a rice Krispy squarish thing. WTF? Just say have eaten at your restaurant several times and really enjoyed it but this season not so much won't be back! DEbrah

BD
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, always have dinner here when in Kelowna.

MG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue with views of the vineyard and the lake. We ate outside on the patio on a beautiful, late summer afternoon. Food was wonderful - prepared as requested and accompanied by some of the best wines produced in southern BC. It was a spectacular celebration (my wife's birthday!) in a scenic and welcoming environment. We recommend this place to anyone looking for well prepared, delicious meal enjoyed in the middle of some of BC's most beautiful scenery.

O
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Overall the experience was great. The menue this time was not the best but, they change it all the time.
The table we had was inside and did not have the best view so that was disappointing. If you book it, make sure to state it in your booking or phone them.

FF
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with fantastic setting overlooking the Okanagan Lake. The server was very knowledgeable and we had wine flights with lunch so we tried many of their wines at the same time. We were driving from Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies and were very surprised that the beautiful drive through the Okanagan valley only added a hour to the drive. A wonderful diversion for a wonderful lunch.

w
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food and wine was impeccable
environment was surreal - and unbelievable views
overall fantastic experience with outstanding service

GH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great view from our outside table. Excellent service. The mussels were delicious and dessert was a treat! The halibut was over cooked, so a little disappointed. Overall a lovely outdoor dining experience.

n
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely setting as always and the food and service were good. My only feedback would be I wish there was a little more variety to the menu.

DG
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just the perfect setting to enjoy excellent quality food and very friendly service, along with the beautiful wine pairings makes this one of the most sought after destination outings in the Kelowna region. ...My personal favorite!! From one chef to another....Outstanding!!! ...we will be back

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent above all expectations. Anina was awesome! Thank you. .

TS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite places! Stopped in on our way to Vancouver Island for a delicious lunch on the patio. So beautiful, overlooking the gorgeous Okanagan lake could sit there all afternoon 😊😊

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We were so excited to check out this top rated restaurant. Main course was a huge disappointment- halibut smelled fishy when it was brought to the table. The vegetables were almost raw. Service was excellent, ambience was fantastic.

JH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, view spectacular and service was exceptional. A wonderful day experience overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The staff are very helpful and the ambience is very nice.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had an issue with the reservation that was made months ago. Sat us at the poorest table and yes, we complained to management. We were finally given outdoor seating. Views are awesome and our server was terrific. They really need to educate their hostesses on customer service. The food was outstanding.

E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a wonderful evening! I forget my server's name unfortunately but she went above and beyond to cater to my dietary needs (gluten free) and was very knowledgeable of the menu, wine list, venue, and the Okanagan in general! The food was amazing. The perfect night out! Thank you.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance and service are always great! The food at the Dinner in the Vineyard was far superior to the restaurant food we had. Out of 4 dishes, only one could be rated as above average.

MC
Calgary
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place with lovely wines and views. I tried the peach salad and even though fresh, was very underwhelming. Other than that everything else was flawless.

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, amazing service food and view. Every time I come home to Kelowna I come to Quails Gate for dinner. The greatest winery restaurant in the Okanagan.

T
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite service,sumptuous food, awesome patio setting. What more can I say?

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was lovely.

WW
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. We are wine club members and have visited many times. We have always enjoyed our experience at Quails Gate.
Thank you

a
Vancouver
54 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

this is a nice restaurant! lots of fresh ingredients, artfully presented and in a beautiful setting. we started with the corn and crabmeat soup (gorgeous), then shared the salmon & lentils and the tomato risotto, along with suggested wines for the mains. everything was tasty altho the base of the corn soup tasted more like it came from canned corn than fresh -- could be my aversion to creamed corn? otherwise a very delightful lunch. would absolutely return.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful view and service. Both dinners were under-seasoned. Ribeye was not as good as at home (for $49 expect better than home). Corn / crab cold soup quite delicious.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After a fabulous wine tour by Vito we sat down to a stunning lunch served by Elizabeth washed down with a beautiful Foch. This was booked to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint everything was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely and informal. The best food we had in Canada on our road trip around Albert and BC.

RM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE food and ambiance in Quails gate is amazing. Best value for 5 star food in Canada. Always go stop here when you are in Kelowna.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ashley our waitress was outstanding. She was very informed, coursed our meal perfectly and read the mood perfectly... could not have been better.

r
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice pepper salad Lead server was very good. Table 45 ! Potatoes a little under done.

b
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It is a very busy winery. You can tell the service is not as good as they do not have enough staff. Very crowded, good experience but wouldn’t go back

SL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had the pork chop and the recommended wine pairing and my wife had barrata and peach salad. Both were excellent. Sat on the patio overlooking the lake and vineyards, view and service were great.

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to have lunch at the restaurant for our anniversary. The food was fantastic. Would highly recommend the peach salad. The view is outstanding and all the servers are very welcoming. Would visit again!

CY
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s famous so we worried that it’s for group tourists at first. After experienced by ourselves, I think it’s really worthy and recommended. Book a table as earlier as you can.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It. Was. Great! Our server Amy was wonderful! The food was beautifully plated & tasted amazing! Atmosphere was so serene-with the night sky/ stars above, lights reflecting off the lake, and the lights in the vineyard by the restaurant. Wonderful night!!

AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The service wasn't as attentive and good as we would like it to be. The steak I ordered was very hard and without much taate.

RM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Summer 2019
We are summer residents in West Kelowna and make reservations for Old Vines months in advance of the summer for small groups of 4 to 8 guests. Old Vines Restaurant has declined from the quality of prior years. This was our third dinner with Quails Gate this summer. A number of items have changed from prior years. Quails Gate used to be our go to vineyard restaurant as food and service has historically been outstanding. Something has changed.

Food
Food is hit and miss. Some dishes are great and others are disappointing. In past years ALL dishes were excellent, prepared exquisitely, cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. This summer the quality has declined. While menu selection is fine, the execution and preparation of some appetizers (Octopus) were disappointing and some main dishes were over cooked (Halibut).

Desert
Desert continues to be great. Presentation is striking. Flavours continue to satisfy the palate.

Service
This is one area that has suffered the most. In prior years servers were experienced, attentive, and efficient without being obtrusive. It appears that more seasoned serving staff have been replaced with younger but less skilled staff. Wine glasses sat empty. Our mature middle aged group had to ask for a second bottle of wine after all wine glasses sat empty (A missed revenue opportunity). Appetizer plates once consumed sat empty at our table for an unusually long period of time (more than 10 minutes). Serves were pleasant and staffed in more than sufficient numbers. It seems they simply did not have enough experience or training to provide the level of service we have become used to over the years (approx 10 years).

Venue
The venue continues to be stunning.

All of the negatives identified above are easily fixable. Our hope is that this review will draw attention to the deficiencies and that management will take steps to correct and return Old Vines to the premier status it is more than capable of.

D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our meal and time spent at Quails Gate. Mason was our server and did a wonderful job. We loved the view and wandering through the vineyard. We even saw deer and quails! We will definitely be back!

TM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service and great food! Would definitely recommend!

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