BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery

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212 reviews
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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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CM
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious food, stunning views. Slightly over the top service, which is way too much for these British tastes! I do not want to be my wait-person's best friend.
Very assured touch in the kitchen and interesting menu. Fabulous view and landscaping. Rather cold architectural style, which leaves noise quite noticeable in the main restaurant space which is a very large open area. Could do with some design elements, as very spartan and a bit hangar-like. Good idea that the tasting crowds are kept separate from the restaurant - a tip that many other Okanagan wineries could follow.
Great venue for a delicious lunch with interesting, well executed food. Was driving so didn't try the wine, sadly, but judging by comments from fellow diners, it was excellent.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Beautiful place, good food but OVERPRICED wine in the restaurant and poor service. Does make any sense.

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WB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The 6 of us loved the whole experience! Highly recommend.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recently moved to the Okanagan and this was are first visit to 50th Parallel. The setting was beautiful and we loved the modern aesthetic of the facility. The service was great with friendly attitude from all of the staff that we interacted with. We never felt rushed and enjoyed a leisurely 3 1/2 hours at the restaurant. Each dish from appetizers to desert was perfect. The 2018 Pinot Grigio was fantastic! Too bad there is no longer any available to buy. I guess we will have to come back for dinner again soon!

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LP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Block One is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere is gorgeous, the food is amazing, and the level of service is always spectacular. I treated my sister to birthday brunch and she felt very special being looked after so well on her day. Thank you to James and Mike for another wonderful experience!

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L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Anniversary Lunch ❣️

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JM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The building, space, ambiance was spectacular. Really lovely. We felt a bit chilly as we hadn’t brought jackets. The menu was great as was the food. We are keen to return and will recommend it to others.

Two smallish things were:
1. A few more reds that aren’t Pinot Noir would be nice and not $120 like the one Shiraz
2. My husband and I shared a 32 oz prime rib. It and the roasted veggies were nice. But the little potato’s were absolutely without flavour and almost had a funny chemical taste to them. We didn’t eat them. Would have preferred roasted with light oil, salt, pepper and butter.

Regards

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M
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was great, food was great. Think it is a bit pricey for the portions. Love your Pinot noir but $60 a bottle is expensive for a bottle of wine with lunch.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty brunch, excellent service the the wine served for brunch was good. Would bring friends here anytime!

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MM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Mushroom appetizer was the best! Mac and cheese very good too. The charcuterie board was not impressive for the price. Otherwise we liked this place and will recommend to others for a great lunch. Service was really fantastic, our server was really helpful with providing suggestions for our group. Great service

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S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our first visit to 50th Parallel and Block One restaurant. We had an absolutely delightful experience ! All of the staff were cheerful, fun, and passionate about the food and wine. They ensured we had a great time and that we were happy with our food. We will most certainly be back (have already made reservations for when our friends are here for holidays!)

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our party of six enjoyed a fabulous meal and a beautiful Chardonnay ! The view is stunning and the service was fabulous.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening celebrating a few birthdays with family. Excellent service and felt very lucky to get a cellar tour as well. We will be back soon!

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TB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to impress with each visit. Highly recommend.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Mark was our main server and was top notch.

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LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. The service was impeccable. Made us feel very special. The recommendations from the Host and Server were greatly appreciated. The food choices were amazing.

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KE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit to 50th Parallel Winery and the Block One Restaurant. Pleasantly surprised with the modern architecture throughout the tasting area and restaurant. The food was terrific. I had the tenderloin and my partner had the trout. Both outstanding. Service was great, sunset was amazing. All in all one of the best nights we have had at a winery restaurant in a long time. Well done!

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W
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thank you, James, for your service in providing for a very enjoyable dinner experience. The food and wine were excellent. We look forward to our next dinner with you.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent. Our server Mike gave a brief history of the winery and recommended wines and his favourite dishes. We had the crab cakes to start and they were so delicious. It was a beautiful evening and watched the sun set as we began our meal, so romantic.

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s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic staff and food - was such a great experience!

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DA
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mike our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic. Crab cakes and seafood risotto perfect. Burger juicy and flavourful and fries delicious. Chocolate tart for dessert awesome. Beautiful view from our table. Wines were a perfect match for the food.

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L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Is was the second time for lunch in two weeks with different people. We all had delicious meals and the service and wine were top knotch! Beautiful location and view that makes this a beautiful place to hang out with friends and enjoy the best of the Okanagan!

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service excellent. A little on the expensive side - we would come again, but only for a special occasion.

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had an awesome afternoon, brunch was delicious our server Mark was the epitome our of professional. The wine was a wonderful compliment to the dishes we all very much enjoyed.. went there because a friend referred us and they were so correct! Will be going back for sure!!

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LM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A birthday celebration with friends.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Staff is wonderful, food fantastic and ambiance brilliant. Can’t wait for summer

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GK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had visitors from Ontario and they enjoyed the whole experience. Thank yiu

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J
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was exceptional. The service was attentive but not overly. The price was on the high side for the venue. I would expect to pay this in the heat of tourist season but not is the slower mid winter.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. The waiters were always right there when we needed anything and the restaurant itself was very nice and quiet

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi Eric, Thanks so much for providing your feedback regarding your recent dining experience at BLOCK ONE restaurant. I am pleased to hear that both service and food was up to your standards. Thank so much for the 5 star review and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. James Hospitality Manager

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the duck special and it was the best duck I've ever had. We also had the beef tartar and we polished the plate. The service and ambiance was exceptional. We will definately be back.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi NikiJ, Appreciate the 5 star review!! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I will share your feedback with the Chef and team about the duck and tartar. As well to the service team about the exceptional service. Look forward to welcoming you back. James

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G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is our new favourite place when it comes to restaurants in Vernon, Lake Country and Kelowna. The 3 course set dinner on Valentine's was fab.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was spectacular and the service was amazing. They had live music which was the perfect music for the occasion. And of course the wine was delicious

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on your Valentines day experience. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and the live music. We hope to be able to offer more live music into the future. Look forward to having you back. James Hospitality Manager

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V
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view, the food, the people make this place a Michelin star worthy restaurant with all the country charm and elegance of fine dining rolled into one fabulous experience.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on January 4, 2019

Hello Veggiegurl, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent dining experience at BLOCK ONE restaurant. You have provided us with such high praise and we are truly grateful for this. Look forward to welcoming you back in February once we are open again for the season. All the best, James Hospitality Manager

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TB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another amazing dining experience at Block One. Michael and James ensured our meal and wine pairing were spot on. Highly recommend!!

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HS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch and it was so good! Our server was amazing, she let us take our time as we were in no rush, but was always there when we needed something. The brunch menu is short but we had 4 different items and they were all excellent. Great presentation and flavours. Top it off with a great bottle of Pinot Noir, the great views of the lake and vineyard and it's a perfect Sunday! Highly recommend this winery for food, wine and service. We'll be back.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on December 21, 2018

Good Afternoon HS123, Thanks so much for joining us for Sunday brunch this past weekend and taking the time to review your experience. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything about your experience this is definitely our goal, and is so great to hear. I will definitely pass along your praise to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future and please don't hesitate to reach out if I can be of further assistance. Happy Holidays. James Hospitality Manager

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

new restaurant just opened in May 2018. Probably some of the best food I have had in the Okanagan. A little bit of a drive and out of the way but well worth it. I would highly recommend anything on the menu and trying this restaurant. You wont be disappointed!!!!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on December 15, 2018

Hi Glenn, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. I am thrilled to hear that this was the best food in the Okanagan, thats amazing praise for us thank you. Look forward to you coming out again in the future and joining us. Look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, James Hospitality Manager

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LD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time at Block One, but our first dinner experience. We requested Michael to be our server as he is so knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The service and support he gives to the wonderful food only make this experience even more spectacular. If we could rate higher than outstanding, we would! Exquisite food! Incredible atmosphere, and the wine. Don't forget the wine!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on December 14, 2018

Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for your continued support of BLOCK ONE restaurant. It was great to have you back again this past weekend. I have shared your great comments with Michael and we are definitely fortunate to have him on our team. Thanks so much for the raving review and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Sincerely, James Addington Hospitality Manager

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L
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiounce, food and service was great! I wouldn’t recommend for a casual meal but it’s perfect for a date, anniversary, adult setting. Meals were pricey but delicious!!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on December 9, 2018

Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent dining experience at BLOCK ONE restaurant. So glad to hear that your overall experience was a positive one on all accounts. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. All the best, James Hospitality Manager

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VH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wife and I went for our 10yr anniversary dinner, excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere, would like to come back in the summer for the outdoor seating area. Server was attentive and knowledgeable.
Notified them the reservation was for an anniversary dinner, they made up the table a little extra special and the chef had a surprise appy for us.
Would recommend!!

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on December 9, 2018

Good Afternoon VonH, Appreciate you taking the time to write a review regarding your 10th Anniversary dinner experience. I am so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience overall. Its the extra special things that we try and do to make every experience a memorable one. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future and please don't hesitate to reach out if I can be of further assistance. James Hospitality Manager

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G
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Perfect holiday menu on right now - 3 courses for $55. Add in wine pairings for an additional $20. Service and food was excellent.

BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
Responded on December 9, 2018

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. I am so pleased that you were able to take advantage of our Holiday Menu. It was important that we priced this menu to be able to create a great value for our diners so I am pleased you enjoyed. Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. James Hospitality Manager

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