Salt Wine Bar

4.7
522 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Tapas / Small Plates
Located at the top of the Ossington strip, Salt wine bar offers a modern progressive approach to Iberian/Canadian tapas. Salt is a bustling, cozy, communal tapas bar with great energy. Our guests enjoy artisanal cheeses, Iberian charcuterie and an excellent variety of small plate dishes. Chef Dave Kemp is strongly committed to using seasonal and local products whenever possible. Our cellar contains an extensive list of Portuguese and Spanish wines which complement each and every dish.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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RachelleM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, attentive staff and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a meal with a close friend that I don’t get to see often. We shared a bottle of wine, well recommended by our server, 3 tapas and a charcuterie. It was a worth while treat between the service, food quality and variety and ambience. Would gladly return.

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gwen
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a great experience overall. We were advised in advance we only had 2 hours, which was fine. But upon ordering we asked that the courses (being tapas) be paced so we did not receive one on top of the other. But alas, the second appetizer course arrived before we'd finished the first appetizer. We finished in 1 1/2 hours, so would have appreciated a 5 minute break between the courses. These were not hot dishes, so it was a bit frustrating, especially after making the specific request...

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pennilinos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a really great time here and the food and wine were excellent. The service was very good, only a little too attentive at times.

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Susan
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening. Staff was great. Food was great.

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Todd5
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has a great sommelier and some interesting wines

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SamanthaG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a laid back environment. The wagu sliders are a must!

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BillT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SO nice to be back after almost two years. Food, drink and service as good as ever. This place really is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

One of a few post COVID restrictions outing with friends. Many wonderful taste sensations

Extensive wine list

Great evening

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Panda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was overall decent. Tapas portions were on the smaller side, so don't come hungry. Cocktails were good. Charcuterie was good, good variety and meat was not too dry. Ribs were some of the absolute best I've ever had. Most plates were above average, fresh ingredients but execution was just ok. Paella was disappointing in basically every way.

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KeiferM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service- glasses were always full, prompt and knowledgeable servers. Every dish was very well done.

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TapTapas
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, super knowledgeable on the wine, had some great food recommendations. The food came quick and hot and was great value for the price. The patatas bravas, shishito peppers, and fried chicken were stand outs for us.

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vipnjjh
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great dinner and atmosphere! Service was great as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was ok. Expected the paella to be better. Sliders were delicious though

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matthewG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I can’t say we had the best patio seats but the food was amazing! I’ll definitely be going back!

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Foodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Mouth watering tapas. Attentive service.

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vipHelenD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! They really helped me out with recommendations based on my dietary restrictions, great wine & amazing food! So delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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SarahP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic experience! Amazing wine selection. Would definitely go back.

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905er
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best meals we've had in Toronto. A little place that offers big taste and amazing and attentive service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night , was perfect !

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PhilippeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, wine and cocktail recommendations from the staff was on point.

MK
vipMaryK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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Judee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. We chose to sit inside to avoid the sweltering heat and it was just lovely. Thanks.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A classic tapas bistro experience - food was delish and well-paced for our table (we were busy catching up and our server slowed down our service). Our server was excellent, especially when guiding us through the extensive wine list.

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vipOpenTableDiner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Food and service were both very good. Outdoor dining, however, is right on Ossington Avenue sidewalk with no shade and a lot of traffic noise. I look forward to returning to dine indoors in the future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service. Good selection of small plates. Excellent charcuterie. Great fois gras pate.

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AveRdFoodies
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails were excellent. The somm helped us pick out a fantastic bottle of wine. Beef tartare was 10/10

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Samantha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Salt and have been coming for years. The menu changes seasonally but it never disappoints!

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vipAshleyT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! Service and food are consistently five stars. Philip and his team are incredibly attentive and clear experts in all things wine and food. Will keep returning.

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ShayK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered 8-10 tapas for our table of 4 and we were so happy with the quality of food. Every dish was amazing! Had a couple bottles of delicious wine and the service was wonderful, with staff readily coming by to refill our wine glasses and water. Will definitely be back!!

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BobbiC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiance and I went here for my birthday and WOW, it was absolutely phenomenal. From the ambiance to the service to the food, everything blew us away. Our server made an excellent wine recommendation based on my tastes. We ordered the foie gras, steak tartare, octopus carpaccio, lamb sliders, and iberico ribs and it was all delicious with the type of portion sizes you'd expect for a tapas restaurant. I was stuffed by the end of it. Probably the best foie gras/pate we ever had in our life, and the octopus carpaccio was such a stand out as well. 10/10 date night/special occasion hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great and food was incredible! We felt very taken care of and was happy to celebrate my moms birthday here!! Will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food didn’t have flavour

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Becca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

My first time at Salt. The staff were great. The menu was interesting. Sadly, it was such poor value. $25 for a small plate of gnocchi. They seriously only have 5 small slices of the sourdough bread. I just walked away feeling I over paid for everything.

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vipJoshA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding as always. Covid patio patio setup wasn't ideal, but the meal and service made up for it

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Dianna
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is delicious and the service is great. The duck confit was scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was excellent! However we wish they gave us a warning that we had to leave (so we could have ordered dessert!). Totally understand the need for dining time limits.

FAQs

Salt Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Salt Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 533-7258.

Salt Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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