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The Main Bar at HEIST. - HEIST Restaurant + Wine Club, Kingston, ON

HEIST Restaurant + Wine Club

4.6
4.6
553 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Italian
Enjoy exceptional food prepared using local, seasonal ingredients + a curated wine and cocktail list in a vibrant downtown atmosphere.

Located on the corner of Brock and Wellington streets, just steps from the shops and entertainment of Downtown Kingston with a seasonal patio for al fresco dining. A place to plan, to meet and to mingle, HEIST offers its clientele a chance to ‘steal the moment’ of fun and provide an escape from the mundane within its beautifully designed setting.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 548-9463
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Lindsay Skoropada
  • Private party facilities
    HEIST is the ideal setting to gather your nearest and dearest for any celebration, from engagement parties and wedding receptions to graduation after-parties, and reunions with old friends. Offering 3 exclusive private dining rooms: The Main Bar, The Courtyard and The Wellington Room.
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingston
  • Cross Street
    Northwest corner of Brock and Wellington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Downtown Transfer Point Platform 7
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • HEIST - Special Dinner Series Tonight

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 29, 2024 only
    HEIST Restaurant + Wine Club, Mio Gelato & Enoteca Sociale From Toronto - a collaborative experience - Chef Lindsay Skoropada of HEIST Restaurant welcomes Kyle Rindinella, Chef of Enoteca Sociale, a Toronto restaurant known for its Roman cuisine. Together, they have curated a fantastic menu with optional selections from Heist’s impressive wine cellar. The evening finishes with a special dessert inspired by Rome created by Kingston’s own Mio Gelato. APERITIVO Mortadella Panetto Chicken Liver Mousse Grilled Carciofo ANTIPASTI - Choice of - Albacore Tuna Crudo or Beef Crudo PRIMI - For the Table - Cacio e Pepe Amatriciana SECONDI - Choice of - Branzino or Saltimbocca DOLCE Pistachio Gelato ***Matched wines available with each course
    HEIST - Special Dinner Series Tonight photo

What 553 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kingston

    Best Overall

  • Kingston

    Best Food

  • Kingston

    Best Service

  • Kingston

    Best Ambience

  • Kingston

    Best Value

  • Kingston

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Kingston

    Good for special occasions

  • Kingston

    Lively

  • Kingston

    Most Booked

553 Reviews
  1. DavidF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice selection of wines, including some Ontario offerings, so I was pleased. The steak was nice and the host was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and spent some extra time for a second glass of wine. Well worth a visit.

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  2. JF17

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok. Presentation was ok Portion sizing for price was average Wouldn’t rush back Our server and the bartenders were good.

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  3. MelissaF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Pricy. Food was good. It was a little underwhelming for the price.

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  4. SusanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our dining experience, ambience was lovely.

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  5. BlairJ

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! We came with my elderly parents and our 13 year old and 10 year old.

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  6. cindirp

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambient, good food presentation and taste, good service

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  7. PatriciaA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot and the food was outstanding! The service was top notch and will definitely go back again!

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  8. KathyB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was looking forward to dining here, expecting to be wowed by the food. The ambience is great, it is a beautiful restaurant but the menu is pretty uninspiring. I had the pasta vongole, and found it lacking in taste. Was expecting a nice mix of garlic and white wine with a punch of chili. No garlic, very little chili. My friend had the chicken Parmigiano and it was very good. But we could have had that meal at any one of the many Italian restaurants in the area. For desserts, not one thing out of the ordinary, the same tiramisu, chocolate mousse etc.

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  9. BKJo

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely atmosphere and delicious food! Staff were attentive and helpful.

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  10. AndrewL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal at Heist. Nice atmosphere, food was good, service very good. Our one comment was that everything was salty - bread, appetizer, main course, even the dessert. A lighter touch of salt would be preferred. We also did not know that you could reserve different rooms to change the overall ambiance. The bar room would be our least preferred had we known.

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  11. AnthonyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner out @ Heist! Service staff was prompt & attentive. Food was hot & flavourful. Recommended wines paired well with our dishes.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time at Heist, service was great and the food was top-notch! Very happy with our experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a classy dinner experience downtown Kingston. We will definitely be coming back

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  13. DuncanB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the service second to none. Highly recommend.

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  14. LWWL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to the Heist. I loved the decor. It is a beautiful restaurant. I also thought the service was excellent. The problem with the restaurant were the entrees. The entrees were not good - they really lacked flavor. Disappointing. We did start with salads and they were very good. We will return for another dinner because it is so beautiful but are hoping the food will improve. Perhaps this was just an off night. This restaurant has the potential to be a great asset to downtown Kingston.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and we love the atmosphere. We were there for my sisters birthday and sat in one of the window booths. It was really cozy and we were able to hear each other in a conversation. It was busy but not too loud.

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  16. Cici

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant, gorgeous decor and very clean. Service with Grace was the high light, she was pleasant, personable and took the time to engage with us. My Pizza choice lacked, surprised as past meals have been very tasty.

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  17. BillJ

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a date night. Personally I prefer the bar side, and not the main dining room for ambience and noise level. Recommended

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  18. KingstonGuy12

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    expensive plates for small portions...server didn't smile the whole night, was very cold to our group of 4 (two couples).

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Highly recommend. We will be back.

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  20. ErinT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal as always at HEIST. We brought our 2 children with us for the first time here and although they don't have a children's menu, they were incredibly accommodating with kid-friendly options. Our server was fantastic - very attentive, friendly and overall just top notch!

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  21. Food1

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding restaurant, amazing food, great service!

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  22. ZoeH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had cocktails, oysters, the 4oz tenderloin and a halibut special. Steak was surprising small and halibut was over cooked but overall a good date night.

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  23. KarenA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over all it was an excellent dining experience. We will back to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday.

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  24. Fisch

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant feel was nice, with adequate mood lighting and table-table space. Server was nice, knowledgeable and thorough. The food was good but not excellent for the price. My partner and I ordered the Honey Hot pizza and 4 ounce Tenderloin. The steak was solid however the Honey Hot pizza was absolutely drenched in Honey, which we feel took away from the other flavor profiles the pizza should have uprooted on our palets. The large amount of honey also dripped on both of our clothes during the eating process. The bathrooms were located around a small maze, past the service staff desk which seemed in-convenient for both staff and guests. I will say that we liked that the bathrooms were private, adding to the intimate experience we feel Heist is trying to portray. Overall, the first experience at Heist was a good one.

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  25. AndrewM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Heist and we’re not disappointed. The ambiance and decor and very unique and distinctive. The food and service were very nice. I’m looking forward to trying a different dish next time.

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  26. Charmaine

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food prepared perfectly and great selection of wine. Would highly recommend.

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  27. MatthewM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food, but a bit noisy. We were seated in the back room.

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  28. MarcusR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Heist and it won't be our last. The menu offers lots of choice, there is a good selection of wines and cocktails, and service is very good. We made good choices (scallops, warm roasted vegetable salad, grilled Branzino and brined pork chop), but need to return to try other menu items. Our only caution is that Heist was very noisy, so maybe not appropriate for a romantic dinner. We were there on Saturday night and Heist was very busy. Next time, we'll go during the week.

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  29. Alli

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding dinner at Heist last night. The service, food and ambiance were all absolutely perfect. Two of us had the fish special (the sauce on it was incredible) and two had the tenderloin (also delicious). We had amazing oysters to start and the Burrata (and it’s accompanying sauce) was equally delicious. This is the first time we tried Heist and we will absolutely be back. Definitely worth a visit!

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  30. Sandy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome as always! Love Oleks and the manager and table service amazing! Food exquisite! A little noisy in the back dining room but we knew that in advance to all good! Wonderful time! John and Sandy❤️

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  31. Shane

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our evening immensely. It’s rare to find a place in Kingston that has such high quality and standards. This was my second visit and it did not disappoint.

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  32. MichelleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance at this restaurant. The staff, however leave a little bit to be desired as I had booked high top table but when I got to the restaurant, they actually said there was seating inside the restaurant and offered that to us, which is fine, we decided to stick with our bar area because the table they were offering us was sort of close to other people, but there were several Tables open at the bar including one for four by the wall and when I asked to sit there, the waitress said we had to sit at 2 seat high top with tiny table she and bartender …they’re like “well. You should be sitting at the two seater and that is reserved for four “ the bartender said, the restaurant was all booked up. Which I responded well there’s lots of availability here in the bar and actually there is availability inside because the front desk girl told us there was… so the bartender said “well I’m not gonna argue with you. You can sit where you want “. which wasn’t a very inviting comment or welcoming comment and it was our first time there, so it didn’t leave us with a nice feeling . I didn’t really like because he should never say something negative like I’m not gonna argue with you. like I was arguing with him, because I was just asking to sit at another table when there was plenty available. And Clearly there was plenty of space in the bar area ! anyway, we ended up sitting at the four seat table ( and by the way the bar was never full so it was a moot point) the other comments: the steak was delicious, my husband like the clam dish, but the wine is way over the top over priced for a small 5 ounce glass of wine $18 a glass or $32 for the cheapest small half bottle! When I go back there again, yes we will probably sit inside in inner dining areas to try it. I’d like to see a little more reasonable, priced glasses of wine or maybe happy hours and have the staff be much more accommodating because it doesn’t take much to turn people off from showing up again.

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  33. Ktownfoodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful server last night and the food was fantastic.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good dinner as always service was excellent as well

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  35. Shredhead

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal and excellent service at the Heist. The 5 pm booking allowed for a nice quiet meal (for anyone looking to avoid crowd/ noise) . Highly recommend.

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  36. Sarah

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and great service! Host and server were very friendly and helpful!

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  37. Kristi

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, delicious, attentive, just a perfect evening

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  38. SoniaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would definitely recommend to friends and family.Food was amazing and the service was great.

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  39. TylerD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mussels were filling and delicious, the frites were cooked well and tasty, the Cesar salad was good, the arancini was cooked well and the sauce was bright and flavourful. The steak tenderloin was cooked well, on the rare side of profiles, the sides were tasty and the sauce was rich and tasty. The Heist Manhattan was tasty and visually appealing, my partners red diamond was tasty, fresh, and pleasing to the eye. The seating was comfortable, roomy, and well lit, the noise of the room was slightly intrusive but acceptable. The service was attentive, efficient, and appropriately engaged. Pricing for the Cesar salad, arancini, mussels, frites, 8oz beef tenderloin, two cocktails and a glass of wine was just over $200 and $250 with tip. Acceptable pricing for the times.

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  40. MeganR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot all around - nice decor, friendly staff, delicious food.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

HEIST Restaurant + Wine Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 548-9463.

HEIST Restaurant + Wine Club is rated 4.6 stars by 553 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for HEIST Restaurant + Wine Club

168 Wellington St, Kingston, ON K7L 3E4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Northwest corner of Brock and Wellington
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingston
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Downtown Transfer Point Platform 7
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lindsay Skoropada
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 548-9463
  • Private party facilities
    HEIST is the ideal setting to gather your nearest and dearest for any celebration, from engagement parties and wedding receptions to graduation after-parties, and reunions with old friends. Offering 3 exclusive private dining rooms: The Main Bar, The Courtyard and The Wellington Room.
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