BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery

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Winery
The name BLOCK ONE
represents the first vineyard planted in 2009 and is very special to
Proprietors Sheri-Lee and Curtis. “It taught us to be farmers; to be
ONE with the land. There are things we will never experience again.
That vineyard block represents the past – the starting point, getting our
hands dirty, all the ‘firsts’ of our business”. BLOCK ONE also
represents the future as this vineyard block now produces some of the
estate’s finest fruit for our international award-winning wines. Guests
will be amazed by the seating area for the outdoor portion of the
restaurant. You are covered by an engineering wonder above in a oneof-
a-kind cantilever that is already drawing attention in the worlds
architectural community. The year-round restaurant moves to an
equally impressive indoor space during inclement days and in the
winter months.
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TG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had fantastic service and our server was extremely knowledgeable on the menu. The food was presented beautifully and tasted absolutely amazing. So fresh!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi Tamara, Thank you for joining us for dinner, and for your compliments to both the service and food! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Warm Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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AS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for a tasting, followed by Happy Hour and appetizers. The sampling was wonderful and the lady that served us was very informative and social. It was her first day and she did outstanding.
Then we went for Oysters, Duck wings and Mushroom toast. It was all delicious and reasonably priced. The best part again was our awesome server and conversation. Marc was very informed and really helped to create a fantastic outing.
Highly recommend you check it out.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for visiting with us during our Happy Hour! It was a pleasure to read your comments and be able to share them with our staff. Please join us again soon. Cheers, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, food was excellent! We will definitely be back!!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi SheriP, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review your experience. We will see you again soon! Cheers, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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TB
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to go for brunch. Great food. Crab Benny's are to die for! Bock One never disappoints.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi TerryB, Thank you for joining us for Brunch! We are very excited about the addition of the Crab Benny's and they have definitely been popular with our wonderful guests. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tenderloin steak and crab cakes were very good. Would not order the duck wings again though.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi LianaC, Thank you for visiting with us. We appreciate feedback from all of our guests, and wondering if you could tell me the specific feedback you might have on the duck wings, as we want to ensure an amazing experience for all of our guests! Please reach out to me at the Restaurant directly (250)-766-3408, or through general info on our website! Kind Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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JK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and brilliant beef dishes. Also their Pinot noir is delicious and well priced.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi JayKay, Thank you so much for your comments! Please join us again anytime. Warm Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Server, Mike was outstanding. He knew the menu, the wine list and was incredibly personable. The food was exceptional and the wine was a great compliment to our meal. Already planning our return...

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us! It was wonderful to be able to share your comments with Mike, and we look forward to seeing your for another great visit soon. Cheers! Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great wine!!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for writing to us! We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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RS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Block One is our “go to” place whenever we want to sit back, relax with amazing wine and enjoy a great dining experience. The servers are all exceptional and the kitchen never disappoints. If wine is on your mind then Block One is for you!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi RhondaS, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us about your experiences at our Restaurant. We appreciate your recommendation and continued patronage! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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SB
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, we had the eggs benedict and avocado toast. The waitress was super friendly and helpful and we very much enjoyed the whole experience with a very reasonably priced bottle of their own Gewürztraminer

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi Shirley, We appreciate you sharing your comments with us! It's wonderful to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed your experience, and we hope to host your group again soon. Thank you for your recommendation. Sincerely, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Restaurant never disappoints.

I highly recommend this place. Summer or winter the food is made with the most quality ingredients. Their wine is obviously amazing too.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your continued support and recommendation! It's a pleasure to read your comments and share them with our Team. Please join us again, anytime. Warm Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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MF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fabulous evening! Dinner was outstanding. Nice mature crowd. No kids. Wine was great too.
Ty Michael!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, and allowing us to share your wonderful comments with Micheal. As always, we appreciate your recommendation and patronage! From myself, and our 50th Parallel Team, we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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A
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great informative staff, beautiful scenery.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi Aksh, Thank you very much for your compliments! We are happy to be able to provide our guests with scenic views both inside during the colder months, and outside when it becomes warmer! We hope you will join us again soon. Kind Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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LL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was good ,as was the service. The restaurant is a large cavernous room. The biggest negative however would be the over sized bowl/plates. You cannot rest your cutlery without it sliding into your meal. My breakfast only took up 1/3-1/2 of the bowl.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hello there, Thank you for joining us for Brunch, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the taste of our food and your service experience. We appreciate your feedback and would love the chance to give you the 5 star experience we take so much pride in! Please reach out to me through our website email or by phoning the restaurant so I can further follow up on the other aspects of your experience with us. Warm Regards, Erika BLOCK ONE, Restaurant Manager

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CD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. My favourite winery restaurant. 👌🏼❤️

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi Colleen, Thank you for your continued support, recommendation and for sharing your comments with us! From our entire Team here at 50th Parallel, thank you and we will see you again soon! Warm Regards, Erika, Restaurant Manager BLOCK ONE

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L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and dining experience! Thanks to our fantastic server Mark for an all around great experience and for recommending the amazing Beef Wellington.

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing venue, with truly exquisite cuisine, the best service by the Manager of Hospitality, in a most beautiful location!

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must try. Amazing food and service. Our new favorite winery and restaurant.

JD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing views...great menu and very good staff...get there with James The Driver for a luxurious chauffeur driven experience...

G
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service

w
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Looking forward to spring/summer when can enjoy the view. Main courses were excellent but did not like the dessert.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our absolute FAVOURITE place to go for date night. Would highly recommend to anyone <3

SL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was exceptional from start to finish. Our waiter was knowledgeable, professional, and kind. Our food was fabulous! Lots of seasonal ingredients and flavors. And of course, the wine was great. We also arrived after the tasting room had closed, but were able to buy a few bottles just by mentioning our interest to our waiter. It was a great night.

US
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick our server was outstanding! Thank you guys!
We will be back again

SA
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely amazing! We will be back very soon!

LA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place great staff very attentive to your needs. Food was delicious!

RC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was spectacular, was a very memorable meal!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was extremely happy with our lunch on Sunday. Our waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable about wine and food which was refreshing. We had a bottle of 2106 Pinot, and it was delicious. My lunch was the chicken sandwich and I inhaled it, so delicious. All of the meals were excellent. Looking forward to going back soon, probably for dinner. Thanks so much .

OT
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was great. We were well treated and the food was great. What a location!! Thanks Mark

AS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful spot to enjoy a delicious meal and tasty wine!

JB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration. The whole team was amazing. The service was exceptional. The food is delicious and portion sizes were generous. Beautiful ingredients thoughtfully prepared. The space itself if inviting and warm. Highly recommend.

M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good modern restaurant with outstanding food and service, one of the best in the Okanagan. Only the noise level can be a bit high for communication when greater parties dining there.

SS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We loved the service, atmosphere, and view but the food and wine was a letdown. My sister had a salad with trout. The trout was amazing but the greens were not fresh. I had a very mediocre bowl of tomato soup. I enjoyed my glass of Riesling but my sister asked for a recommendation and despite saying that she didn’t like Chardonnay that’s what she ended up with and she was very disappointed. The didn’t bring her a tasting glass, just the full glass which I found very strange. I thought the staff was very attentive and polite but we won’t be going back.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi SarahS, Thank you for taking the time to write to us with feedback about your experience. We are passionate about our guests enjoying every aspect of their experience. I'm sorry to hear you felt your lunch was not up to those high standards, or not to your personal taste. We would love the chance to make this right for you! Please reach out to myself or our Hospitality Manager, James, directly at BLOCK ONE at 778-212-9463 or through our website. Sincerely, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic spot for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Definitely buy a bunch of the Rose at the beginning of the season as it always sells out, it’s super tasty! We’ve been to pretty much every winery in the Okanagan and this place is definitely in the top of our list of faves (and also luckily is our neighbor!). Definitely worth the extra bit of a hike north if you’re on a wine tour, would highly recommend finishing here for dinner or starting here for lunch.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello there, Thank you for joining us (on what it sounds like), multiple occasions! You are quite right about the Rose, it is delicious and the word is out. We so appreciate your continued patronage, and recommendation. On your next visit, please ask for myself or James, our Hospitality Manager, as we always love to meet our neighbours, if we have not had the pleasure of meeting you already. Warm Regards, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu was a little limited this time of year but loved it. Will definitely go back.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us! It is a wonderful to hear that you loved your visit here at BLOCK ONE. I am curious which time of day was your visit? We do have different menus for different times of the day so I am wondering if this may have left you with this impression. Copies of all our current menu offering can be found on our website if you only had the chance to try one of them. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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SM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dining space complemented by wonderful service, food and wine. A lovely evening that got everything right for us and nothing wrong. In short, we loved our time at Block One and will be back. Thank you for treating us so well.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello ScottMc, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about your experience with us! It was our pleasure to host you for your evening. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Warm Regards, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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b
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Sam was amazing. Food was great too. Erika the manager fixed a problem expertly.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with Sam and am so happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. Cheers, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time being there. Service was great. Very loud in dining area. Food was good. Would love to try it out on a nice hot summer day for lunch in the out door setting. Beautiful views of the lake.

b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The restaurant was hosting a wedding(which we didn’t know) so we were outside in the tented area. It was a little cool. The food was ok but the fish was cooked a little long. Had never been before so we had no idea what to expect.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello bear1, Thank you for sharing your feedback. In warmer months, BLOCK ONE is an open -air restaurant, fully equipped with heaters, misters & shades. In the off-season, we move into our beautiful Event Center to provide an indoor dining experience for our guests. I'm sorry to hear your dining experience was not up to our high standards and we value you as a returning guest! Please reach out to me via phone at BLOCK ONE or on our website. Sincerely, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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D
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and fantastic service. The restraunt was completely full so noise level was a bit too loud.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello Debbie, Thank you for the compliment to our food and service. We take pride in the quality of ingredients that we serve, our farm-to-table approach and our passionate staff. During busy Friday and Saturday nights, our beautiful outdoor restaurant is lively. BLOCK ONE Restaurant has now moved inside our Event Center for the colder months. We hope you will join us again soon, we are happy to advise or make a reservation on an off-peak time. Warm Regards, Erika, Asst. Restaurant Manager

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