OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Situated on scenic Lakeshore Road, OLiV Tasting Room & Restaurant at Strewn Winery offers a wonderful range of tapas, entrees & house-made desserts, paired perfectly with Strewn wines.

Our Chefs combine the rich flavours of OLiV’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and True Balsamic Vinegars with fresh foods to create a tantalizing culinary experience unlike any other!

Let our flavour specialists guide you through a tasting of our EVOO’s and Balsamic’s. Our products will tantalize your taste buds and inspire you to get creative in the kitchen, in a fun and simple way. Learn about the origins of each product and how to use these products everyday to enhance your healthy lifestyle.


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4.3
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Cherie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sundays in Winter are my favorite times to visit - there is always a combo playing lovely jazz, R&B, light rock, etc The food never disappoints and the wine is always good. Service is excellent every single time. All the tapas are excellent. Everything on the menu is excellent and FRESH for that matter!

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MGM3841
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Three of us went to OLIV for dinner. It was off season so very quiet. Only one other table occupied. The menu selection was fine. We had the special that was on offer. Appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of wine. $95 per couple. Our starters were huge and a bit salty. Two of us had pork tagliatelle and it was delicious but could shared it was so large. The third dish was chicken based an very nice as well. Our waiter couldn't have been more accommodating and informative. I would go back when the patio is open. Overall very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was top notch and the service was amazing. Everything was excellent down to the 70s and 80s music that was playing which was a nice change from elevator jazz.

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WendyK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I found this restaurant 5 years ago on line and we have been going quite often ever since. The food is amazing! Lunch or dinner we have never been disappointed. Just sharing tapas or ordering from the lunch or dinner choices....all exceptional! I do also have to mention that the service is superb as well very attentive and quite knowledgeable staff! I never walk out without buying the oil or vinegar that they use! We just love this place! On the weekends we have been pleasantly surprised with music... a live band or a singer which just enhances our experience!

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PaulB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday listening to jazz and enjoying a scrumptious brunch. Service was above and beyond! Will definitely be back again.......

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Tara
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were perfect. A lovely night!

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Carley
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch and jazz treat. Restaurant staff attentive , food and ambiance was great. Always had a wonderful visit at OLiV .
One of my favourite restaurants. It’s matching with Strewn makes it even more exceptional.
Can’t wait to try the cookbook and other treats.

JC
JimC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner and for that matter the evening was fabulous, Oliv is my wife's favorite dinner location. Service, value for your money where all worth it . It truly was a happy valentines day.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

My wife’s steak was under cooked and very tough. The scallops that came with it were wonderful. My lobster ravioli was very good. This is our second time eating here, both times that had musicians playing. It’s just too loud for the small room, you can’t hear the person across from you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great meal, wonderful service, will definately return for one of their Live jazz nights for dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual. The date night menu is an amazing value, the Strewn cab/sav/merlot we always order is delicious. The clam chowder is like no other and the beef filet plate was so fantastic. Tanya took great care of us and we love the classic rock/blues soundtrack.

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LEslieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Live Jazz Sunday Brunch with my Dad. As usual it met or exceeded expectations. We began having time together at this winery restaurant on a whim about 6 years ago when we stopped in while on a drive. Hopefully we have many more visits ahead of us.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Already did on trip advisor
We will be back!
Meal was very good as was the service

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LynneC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the entertainment for the Jazz Brunch on Sunday!

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vipRonB
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch was fabulous!! I highly recommend their eggs Benedict. The live jazz entertainment provided an amazing ambiance!!

JW
JocelynW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal with great company. Few food allergy issues that were easily addressed - so something for everyone on the menu!

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hello We have dined at Oliv before and really enjoy the quality of the food as well as the friendliness of the staff. We will be returning soon

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Shun
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service and organic food. Volume is not so big but pretty arrangement.

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vipTedSonya
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time there. We love the food, our waiter and the atmosphere. It’s a great place to go. Nice wines and excellent olive oils.

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RonV
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great experience. Superb food, great wine, friendly service and pleasant ambience. Our fourth visit in the
past 3 years and always very satisfying.

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Will
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very creative menu. Food was outstanding, as was the sevice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went for my girlfriend’s birthday and we all loved it!

RC
RebeccaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our overall experience was delightful. We enjoyed a leisurely late lunch. Our server was excellent. The charcuterie tray surpassed expectations. We generally found the tapas to be somewhat under seasoned and didn’t feel they lived up to a menu item at the price point. I would absolutely return and sample some of the other offerings.

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vipRonB
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, service, and fine cuisine. I had the filet minion, and my date the Arctic Char. Everything was done to perfection. This restaurant is perhaps off the beaten track for many people, but it is a jewel of a restaurant to discover and enjoy!!

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CG27
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed a great tapas meal. The service was wonderful and the decor was lovely. Would definitely return.

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FabLunch
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lobster and fettuccini

MK
MarcellaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were disappointed. We sat at the table for 15 minutes after we were seated and no one came to say how busy they were so we could understand the slow service. We decided to leave and Two Sisters gladly accommodated us for dinner.

LR
vipLisaR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice dinner with friends.

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KaraG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Right from the beginning our server was extremely rude. She turned her nose up at us as soon as we walked in. When we asked for bread she made it seem like it was a HUGE inconvenience for her. Drinks took forever to get to our table and she took forever to get us our bill. She kept making snide remarks to us for the whole interaction. I will never come back or recommend this restaurant which is a shame because the food was very good.

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RobertM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good dining experience with a wide range of dishes and excellent service

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KathrynC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oliv/Strewn is one of our favourite restaurants.The food is great,prices reasinable and ambience is lovely

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Edward
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

could have give 5 star but the restaurant didn't even say happy anniversary when I clearly indicated on the booking. The food was very good except that the smoke duck Reuben was a bit too salty.

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AnuD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Poor service and food was mediocre and over priced.

I was very disappointed.

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njemptynester
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We dined at OLiV the first night of our girls weekend. Wasn't expecting a white tablecloth setting so that was a nice surprise. The wait staff was attentive but not overly so. We ordered the Formaggio platter to start which was plenty for the 3 of us. We then shared the Goat Cheese Tart, Veal Olivopini and the Smoked Salmon Canape; all were delicious. Two of us ordered a Cranberry Pear cocktail which we both enjoyed. Our other dinner companion ordered the Niagara Mint Fizz which she found to be too much lemon; our waitress had no issue removing this from the bill. They also offered to create 3 separate bills which was very convenient, something you don't find in the U.S.

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WinniePoo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All staff very friendly and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious. Wait staff was really pushing the pasta dishes, which seemed odd. But otherwise, great experience and would definitely return.

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vipPatriciaG
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The wine list and spirits menu were very limited....didn’t have Tanqueray gin for example. Every specialty drink and most meals including desert have balsamic vinegar in it. Don’t get me wrong they clearly have great olive oil and vinegar, but when in all of your courses it’s overwhelming. The food was ok, but was disappointed that the ‘Veggie Lasagna” has no pasta in it. It was pretty much a stack of undercooked vegetables. It was not enough food without some lasagna noodles, and it was very bland tasting.

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Karan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was delicious and came out fast and tasted so fresh. It was nice to have bread and olive oil and Islamic oil come out just before our meal. The service was excellent. The windows look out to an outdoor patio (which looks lovely) and some green space. The ambient could have been nicer, but maybe it is different during the daytime. Only other issue was they are known for their oils and its one of reasons we went but there was no offer or encouragement to go over and taste the oils even after we asked.

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ChelseaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out for our anniversary dinner, and absolutely LOVED it. From the service, to the quality of the food - it was a spectacular experience.

Neither my boyfriend or I eat bread, so instead of bringing us over bread and oils, the server brought us over a vegetable spread with rice crackers. We both thought that was a nice touch.

As for the dinner; my boyfriend had the salmon and I had the chicken. We were both satisfied, and so pleased with the quality of both our meals.

I would absolutely recommend OLiV to a friend (really, to anyone)!

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DarcyB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for lunch with a group of five - I have nothing but good things to say about every aspect of this meal from the time that we arrived to the time we left. The food was amazing and the service was great. The food was not inexpensive but the quality and presentation was outstanding. Truly a meal to remember. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone without hesitation. We will be back!

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vipSoozie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We drove from our hotel at Niagara on the Lake to Strewn Winery for dinner for four. We shared several tapas--smoked salmon, smokey tomato, foie and riz (fois gras and risotto), and two orders each of lambpops (baby lamb chops) and carnitas. Then shared just one dessert as we were full.

The restaurant was not crowded (Monday night) and our waiter was fun and helpful.

We were glad we made the short drive as the dinner and the winery were lovely!

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OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery is rated 4.4 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

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