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For 2
Date
Wed, 5/23
Time
10:30 PM

Salt Wine Bar

4.7
339 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(416) 533-7258
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dave Kemp
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Dundas street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wine
What 339 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My only recommendation for improvement is to have some sort of damper added to lower noise. Hard to have conversations. This is an easy fix

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Creative menu with interesting wines. Will definitely return for a second visit

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service, the wines are well priced and the atmosphere is always energetic. Keep it up Salt.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Salt is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. The service is always on point. The entire staff is very knowledable with what's coming out of the kitchen. The food.. The food is simply amazing. The beef tare tare is exactly what it should be. Wagu beef short ribs were worth every penny. Fingers are crossed for the venison carpaccio to make it back to the menu. It's honestly one of the most delicious dishes I've ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Salt never fails to impress. The food is wonderful, great for sharing. The serving staff is knowledgeable about the menu and the wine and their recommendations are always spot on. I've taken lots of people to Salt and they are always impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I have had in the west end

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great tapas, music and mixed drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved it. Food was delicious and wdll madd. Eberything came ojt perfectly. Would definitely retun. Great ambiance as well and super friendly and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Good food and flavours. Excellent atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and wine werre excellent, however the prices were ridiculous. Will not go back for that reason.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I’ve had great meals here, and would come again, but this evening was mixed. Crab cakes were bad (too breaded, too salts, limited crab taste). Short ribs were ok, not as good as other meat-based tapas. Octopus/chorizo was great, scallop ceviche was great.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Both the service and food at Salt Wine Bar were excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was out of this world good and the service was excellent! Our server helped us choose a wine to go with our food and it was fantastic too. Will go back again and again and again!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Not my first time here, but it continues to impress in new ways every time. On this occasion we spent a bit more time than usual discussing the wine choice with the server. The wine list has a large selection of Portuguese wine and assistance is very helpful. Our server nailed it. The wine she recommended was exactly what we were looking for and complemented the meal perfectly.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious. The potatoes were to die for and the churros were the best I've ever had. Service was good but could have been better. Twice we were given the wrong orders for our table. When I first walked in there was no one at the front to greet customers and it took a while for someone to come. One waiter walked right past me twice and I don't think it would have hurt for him to acknowledge me even if he wasn't the hostess. There was some confusion with the bill at the end which kind of bummed us out but it eventually got resolved. Overall we had a great experience and this is definitely one of the top places in Toronto for tapas. Couldn't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Very nice place, I highly appreciated it wasn't too loud. Very good food, would have liked more options of Spanish wines.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Went to Salt as a post wedding dress shopping celebration with my bridesmaids. It was great! The food was absolutely delicious - great place for sharing and being able to try a bunch of things. The crab & shrimps cakes and the buttermilk fried chicken were amazing. Just an FYI that it's quite loud so a bit tricky to have an audible conversation with a group over 4 people. Would definitely recommend it.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. The menu is not huge but varied enough - something for everyone. Wine list is extensive our waiter was knowledgeable and of assistance in pairing wine to our food selections. Not a frugal night out but nevertheless enjoyable. I would return.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was excellent. Knowledgeable staff. Great vibes and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Cozy resto in a great neighborhood. Delicious food and wine, friendly and knowledgeable service. Would go back in a heartbeat. Great spot for a date.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant has a good atmosphere with a menu that has enough variety for small groups.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Really great! Drinks, service, ambiance were wonderful. The only thing would be the price on some of the dishes were too high for the quality, but other than that a fantastic joint. Highly recommend the fried chicken and truffle gnocchi dishes :)

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing food, ambiance, drinks and service. An Ossington must!

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Another excellent 4.5 star meal at Salt. Every one of the 8 dishes four of us had was excellent--spare ribs gorgeous, lamb meatballs and crab-shrimp cakes superb. It's even easy to hear conversation across the table. Good wine list, good cider, good service.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We have never been disappointed at Salt. Lovely, knowledgeable service. Delicious, elegant tapas style food with a Portuguese twist. Beautiful, relaxed room. Excellent sommelier.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Once again had a great night at this great restaurant. Food was excellent and service spot on. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing and delicious food! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Reasonably priced as well for the quality you are getting. Hands down our favourite restaurant in Toronto. We love coming here for all our special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries!

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a lovely family dinner, the food was delicious and our server Courtney was awesome! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Amazing food, service and wine. Philip and the team never disappoint.

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Have had many great dinners at Salt but this was not one of them. The food was not great and it cost us a fortune including wine. Will not be going back again!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Truffle gnocchi is to die for! Great food and service

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

enjoyed our food as well as the service which was excellent. we will definitely be back.
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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been to Salt before and have always enjoyed the food and service in the past. Therefore, when a friend came to Toronto for work I thought it would be a great spot to catch up and enjoy some delicious food and cocktails. The service was wonderful as was the food until my friend picked a hair out of her mouth. I know these things happen but it did take away from the experience a bit. The server did take the item off our bill but I was surprised that a dessert or something was not offered to my friend. The apology was lacklustre and we were told repeatedly that the chefs wore hair nets. The server handled it as best as she could as I am sure it was management that did not see fit to do anything other than take the item off the bill. I worked in service for many years and I do not expect them to comp entire meals, drinks and that sort of thing that some customers demand. However, our bill was not small, a sincere apology and offering a dessert or drink would have been a nice gesture. I do like the food and vibe though so I will probably go back. That being said with all of the great restaurants in the city they should handle complaints with a little more finesse so that the customer feels like their business is actually appreciated.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and great food.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

So delicious and great! Highly recommended! Menu and vibe was great! Service was great! Just a little tight on space!

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Great selection of tapas and wine! Extremely friendly staff with great service!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and love going to Salt - guaranteed great food and service, busy enough but not too loud, a lovely place for a relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food at Salt is really special. This was our second visit, three years after our first - totally exceeded our memories and expectations. Be prepared to a wait a little while for your food to start showing up. It's a busy spot!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing food combinations! Love the atmosphere. Great place for a date or meal with a friend.

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