Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

TS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

MC
Calgary
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was lovely.

WW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

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

The food was amazing, the service was excellent and the view was outstanding.

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

We had a wonderful experience, once again. Would come back anytime. Wines are fabulous. Beautiful surroundings/view/food/staff very helpful.

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

Beautiful space with excellent food and service.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and views. Delicious food and caters to gluten free. Only criticism is that it took a while for them to clear the table after each course.

SX
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view, great food.

AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was beyond perfect. Food and service was amazing. I will come back in my next trip to Kelowna for sure.

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

Went there for lunch this weekend on Sunday and it was just lovely!! The view was so serene and beautiful, the service was extremely professional and top notch, and the food was just amazing, we had one of the best lunches we’ve had in a long time!!

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

Excellent food and service. I would highly recommend for anyone seeking a relaxed fine dining experience with the beautiful Okanagan on display in front of you. Best option is to ask for Austen to be your server - he was a fantastic.

SB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I would not order the halibut ceviche it tasted like nothing, it was so bland and was about four bites for $19. Had the burrata and peach salad it was good but the amount of burrata they put on it is embarrassing for a $19 salad. It’s maybe 1/10th of a peach and a couple tablespoons of burrata and a few leaves of lettuce. The mussels were amazing and the halloumi cheese was good but again tacky that you only had two slices of cheese and three crustini’s. The view is always amazing but I was not pleased this time around.

DK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing live here 20 years had no idea, our new favorite place to eat and will tell all our guests

LW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the Okanagan’s greatest views!! Absolutely picturesque. Food was fantastic. Had a glass of vino to start, followed by first course- grilled halloumi cheese on sourdough & Jermone’s shishito peppers (soo delicious, try these out!!). For our mains I had the farm crest cornish hen- highly recommend, & my boyfriend had the bear and the flower pork duo. Prices are what you’d expect for a fine dining experience. Server was attentive and friendly! Will definitely be back.

JW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional and the staff are very knowledgeable
Would recommend to anyone just wanting a nice relaxed donning experience

OT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was acceptional knowledgeable and happy to serve us and give us a 5 star experience. The food was so enjoyable and our evening was amazing. We look FWD to coming back.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience was wonderful and surpassed my expectations. I’ve wanted to eat here and visit the winery for quite a long time so when we vacationed in kelowna I made sure this was on our list.

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

Amazing atmosphere.Romantic.

L
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience good-dining environment, lamb was a little dry but acceptable. Nice n beautiful winery

JS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I made our reservation one month in advance and the 3 hostess girls were confused and discussing where to seat us upon our arrival. The ambiance was not relaxing as servers were rushing past and in and around and seemed stressed. The food was very average and really small portions. The music was loud and inappropriate. The prices were astronomical and we felt ripped off for what we received compared to other restaurants we visited around Kelowna, such as Sparkling Hills Fine Peaks restaurant, Smak Dab, Gasthaus in Peachland, Zias Stonehouse in Summerland, Oak and Cru, to mention a few which were all far superior in our opinion and everyone in our party of 4 all felt the same way. We will not be returning to your restaurant. Very disappointed indeed.

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