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The Wine Bar at The Annex Hotel, Toronto, ON

The Wine Bar at The Annex Hotel

4.6
4.6
20 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Wine Bar
The Wine Bar

Tucked away off of Brunswick Ave, the Wine Bar at the Annex Hotel features a beautifully curated list of biodynamic and natural wines from around the world. The wine list is complemented by delicious cocktails and an offering of cheese boards, charcuterie plates, and baked pizzas. (The kitchen closes at 10 pm)

Psstt...if you don't want the fun to end, we have a bottle shop and all our wines can be purchased by the bottle to go.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 694-9868
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re planning a birthday, dinner, wedding or product launch, we've got a space for your next event. Please email hello@theannex.com with your inquiries or visit https://theannex.com/pages/events-booking
  • Neighbourhood
    The Annex
  • Cross Street
    Barbara Barrett Lane
  • Parking Details
    Green P There is a lot directly beside the hotel that charges a rate of $2 per half hour, with no limit. A block away, off of Lippincott, that charges a day maximum of $12 (7am - 6pm) and an overnight maximum of $18. For usage in the app, lot 288 is the space directly in our alley, and the lot off of Lippincott is number 051.
  • Public Transit
    Bathurst Station, Spadina Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

20 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not great variety on the food or wine front… so not sure it’s technically a ‘wine bar.’ Also, they shouldn’t take dinner reservations when there is an event happening. There isn’t enough staff to serve seated guests and it gets too noisy!

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  2. goodfood

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fantastic wine bar and a truly hidden gem. It has a lovely ambience and is a great spot to meet a friend - not too loud, but still private. Great selection of wines and cocktails and good service.

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  3. AlexF

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really wouldn’t consider it a traditional wine bar, it feels a lot more like a hotel lobby.

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  4. Regulardiner

    Greater Boston

    541 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    541 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool room and wonderful service. Very limited food menu. Better for drinks only. Fab for that.

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  5. MarMac

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I attended a Grape Juice event. The host was very knowledgeable, this wine interesting, ambiance excellent. I would highly recommend this experience. The staff are extremely friendly and the service excellent.

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  6. DomenicaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the wine bar at The Annex Hotel! Great ambience, fancy but not pretentious. All the staff there are friendly and accommodating. The Grape Juice event was well run, informational and fun! Jackson has a real passion for wine and that shines through! It was also amazing meeting Simone- one of the wine makers- hearing about his family’s history and traditions makes you excited to try their wines!

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  7. Areeba

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the definition of a hidden gem. Tucked away in an unassuming alley, this is such an enjoyable spot for a date or quiet night with a friend or two. It’s a smaller space (cozy not tight) with an ambience better suited for a more intimate/smaller group. Beautifully decorated and the service is fantastic.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My date and I had an amazing time at the wine bar! Great wine selection!

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  9. TOfoodie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely server who was new. For a wine bar, we would have liked more knowledge from the server on wines. After asking questions about the wines on the menu that he kept having to go back for answers for, I would have thought a visit from someone with more experience with wine (I.e. a sommelier?) would come to tell us more. When we got the various wines, none of them were very good (and definitely not as described). Frankly I think they need to take the words wine bar out of the restaurant name. We were the only ones in the restaurant and yet it took over an hour to get food. We only ordered oysters (and fries that never came) and charcuterie. After an hour of waiting for the charcuterie, my husband went to find the server to ask and saw him preparing the food himself! My husband finally had to leave prior to us being finished the charcuterie. So I finished the evening alone, eating last part of our meal and then it took another 20 minutes to get the bill. I’m sorry to leave a low rating and also disappointed as the space is lovely and we were excited about having a wine bar in the neighbourhood. Importantly, the server was super nice and clearly trying hard - I just don’t think he had the support a new staff should have.
    The Wine Bar at The Annex HotelResponded on May 31, 2022
    Hey there, we appreciate the feedback. As a hotel that operates 7-days a week, we sometimes are short-staffed and we are working on resolving that issue moving into the summer. We regret to hear you had such an experience here at the Annex and would love to invite you back for a wine tasting and a meal with us. We acknowledge your feedback and hopefully, we can make it up to you soon.

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  10. RajM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What cute chic little wine bar featuring only “natural” wines. A very eclectic wine list, but worth sampling a few.

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  11. tomm

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place for a short date but charcuterie board could be better

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine & one of the best cheese/charcuterie boards in the city!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance at the wine bar is unmatched. Service is beyond & staff is super knowledgeable. Mondays they have 1/2 price wine bottles and the recommendations were next level. Highly recommended!!!

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  14. kvng

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and vibes. Not as loud or busy on a Friday evening as was expected. Wine Bar is a good location for a first date to get to know each other, while providing good ambiance for everyone to enjoy. There's also a cool patio outside, definitely will come back in the spring/summer!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place tucked away and really nice for a romantic dinner. Pizzas are to die for and the staff is quite friendly.

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  16. Shaque

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Well the most astonishing thing is their website said open till 1 am but the hotel portion announced they are closing at 11 pm. Which was unfortunate as we had trekked all the way out there and then ended up at our usual joint. Update your website if you change your timings saves ppl a lot of heartache! But will state the pizza at the bar on the other end, not the hotel end, was fab as was the service at the bar! Must go, however, call ahead and make sure they are open!

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  17. Scott

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced wine - min $60/bottle Overpriced pizza - $18

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  18. Jason

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with a great vibe and staff. One of Toronto's best kept secrets!

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  19. LilyP

    New York City

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I love the idea of the wine bar with small bites, but if you are going to have a small menu you should probably make sure you are not running out of food or wine listed on the menu - both of which happened when we visited. If you run out of a wine by the glass, you replace that selection with something else, especially when you only have a few things available by the glass. Also, although the anchovy salad is described as having anchovies, we were told after ordering that "anchovies were $3 extra"; we complained about a surcharge for something clearly listed as part of the dish as well as how the dressing had too much vinegar, making it inedible, but only received a $2 discount on our bill. The only saving grace for our evening was our server, who was extremely professional and super personable.

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  20. Saminto

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed immensely. Have been there 3 times now for either coffee/drinks/food and am planning to bring more friends next time.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Wine Bar at The Annex Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for The Wine Bar at The Annex Hotel

296 Brunswick, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Barbara Barrett Lane
  • Neighbourhood
    The Annex
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Green P There is a lot directly beside the hotel that charges a rate of $2 per half hour, with no limit. A block away, off of Lippincott, that charges a day maximum of $12 (7am - 6pm) and an overnight maximum of $18. For usage in the app, lot 288 is the space directly in our alley, and the lot off of Lippincott is number 051.
  • Public Transit
    Bathurst Station, Spadina Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 694-9868
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re planning a birthday, dinner, wedding or product launch, we've got a space for your next event. Please email hello@theannex.com with your inquiries or visit https://theannex.com/pages/events-booking
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