Salt Wine Bar

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434 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
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HS
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very good idea... tapas and wine however I wished the wine selection was broadened

PM
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Toronto.

r
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Extremely loud Had to tell to talk to my date

WS
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a regular here. As usual, the package was top marks on all fronts. Great ambiance, music tracks, food and service.

F
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Salt is our families favourite restaurant. The food is fantastic, the servers are great. We highly recommended this place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Stick to 4 orders

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Salt is a special restaurant to sample numerous small dishes alongside excellent wine and/or cocktails. Also, the ambiance leaves nothing to be desired... a simply beautiful and elegant setting. We’re looking forward already to our next visit! 🍷

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Salt is one of my favourite restaurants! Great food, great wine great service!

DV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good atmosphere, great service. Good experience for anyone looking to try something different.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious tapas, extensive wine menu and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended!

CH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went on a busy Friday night after work. Was offered helpful advice re: wines. Overall, service was excellent and food was great - menu was just updated for summer!

H
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific small plates for sharing. Great selection of Portuguese wines and cocktails. The staff are excellent and attentive. Everything contributed to a great experience.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I don't know why it took me so long to come here, since I have been to most of the restaurants on the Ossington strip. The food was interesting and well prepared. I was surprisingly pleased with the tomato salad, which was delicious, and the avocado toast, which we added on just to ensure we had some vegetables. The wine was excellent and the staff helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back, and bring others to try it!

OT
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Weekday evening - not busy so service was not an issue. Nice, rustic, softly-lit (bring a flashlight for the menu if you’re older!). Foie gras was excellent with perfect brioche to accompany it. Spicy lamb meatballs lived up to their billing but both of us preferred the red shrimp risotto we share. Nice spot to get your ‘vinho verde’ fix as well!

WS
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I come here often. Always a surprise. The menu has changed again and the crab and chorizo croquettes are a delicious addition. Great ambiance with subdued lighting and attentive service, and a great wine list. Don’t forget a cocktail to start. Top quality.

KJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it!! Will def come back!

n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend! Great service,
Food and location!

KC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Honestly outstanding. The food was amazing and service was perfect. Would highly recommended as I have to many friends and family.

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great tapas - fried chicken was delicious. Desserts were good too. Lovely ambience. Huge wine selection and some interesting cocktails, but they don’t offer much in the way of non-alcoholic drinks like a lemonade or iced tea whic is always nice in the summer. Very enjoyable meal

DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The room is far too noisy, its hard for a group of 6 to talk together!

TS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Nice wine selection

JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious cocktails, knowledgeable waitstaff and yummy bites.

V
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our new favorite restaurant. The food is incredible and the service fantastic. Highly recommend!

F
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We've been many times and always happy. Some of the higlights of this visit were Potatas Bravas, Tuna Crudo, Sliders, Avocado and Duck montaditos.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I spontaneously went to Salt Wine Bar on friday night. We run a food blog called eatinthe_six so we go to a lot of restaurants every week. We were so pleased and surprised with how fun, upbeat, and different Salt Win Bar was than anywhere else we have been to. The food was delicious, the service was amazing, and we can't wait to go back again soon!

NY
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of my “go to’s” in Toronto. Always great. Started with a custom cocktail at the bar; moved on to excellent dinner and very good wine suggestion. Will be back! Again!

KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for tapas with friends - beautiful wines, excellent food.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my office team out for special dinner and we were very impressed!!!! Everything was over the top delish. Staff helped us pick cocktails and sommelier on site. We tried almost everything on the menu and nothing fell short. The gnocchi is orgasmic.

G
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delish food and great location. I sometimes feel a little rushed to make decisions however they never seem to need the table. Great Spanish food with fresh ingredients!

CJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious but portions a bit on the small side.
Octopus dish needed more octopus and less potato.
Drinks were awesome.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It was ok! Nothing memorable. May or may not come back. So many restaurants in the city, if they dont stand out and they are not a memorable dining experience, i have no real urge to go back

J
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised at my experience. I was at the restaurant on a particularly bad day personally so arrived in a very poor frame of mind. I left feeling great, thanks to everyone at Salt. We were treated very well, the food was excellent - for 6 people we ordered the whole menu, the ambiance and noise levels were excellent as was the Martini I had!

Excellent, I will be back when I am in a better frame of mind.

GF
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Not easy to get a reservation on the weekend as this is a very popular neighbourhood restaurant. Finally went on a Thursday evening and it was not as busy. Attentive service, good wine selection - mostly Portuguese and Spanish wines. Love the Jamon Iberico, Beet Salad, Spicy Lamb Meatballs - YUM! and Risotto Negra. Worth a return visit for sure!

MT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always consistently good here. Pork belly was phenomenal and service was great.

TR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved everything about our experience at Salt Wine Bar - would highly recommend as one of the best restaurants in Toronto and will be going back often.

OA
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently good. We always have great food here and I love the seasonal menus.

RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Spot in Ossington. Service was brilliant, wine menu was extensive and our server was well educated on the list - good as we weren't. Ambiance was perfect and quality of food was impeccable for its price.

PM
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto. Food is bang on everytime and the wine list is outstanding!

SD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very yummy and great prices! The servers were very attentive and helpful in choosing the number and type of tapas for our group.

WS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine, lovely food. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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