Sole Restaurant

4.5
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1434 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated in a 150 year old Seagram's building, minutes west of the Waterloo Uptown Core. The interior soars two stories high to a timber frame ceiling, exposed brick and generous wood finishes, set the tone for an elegant yet casual experience. The menu will transport your palate to the Mediterranean. Items ranging from thin crust pizza, pastas, vegetarian entrees, steaks, to lamb will satisfy any appetite. An extensive wine list (with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence), great selection of Scotch, local and imported beers on tap complement the experience. Service is professional yet friendly. Solé is waiting to take you away and deliver a complete dining experience. In the Summertime, Outside Dining on a Heated Patio is available. **Please note: we are unable to guarantee specific table requests or patio requests. Please inquire upon arrival. Thank you.**
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for great conversations, meeting and enjoying friends.

CH
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was for a birthday and it was the birthday girl’s choice for the restaurant. All of our meals were excellent and our waitress was prompt, efficient and friendly. A great evening! Thanks

TB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal choices, with lots of seafood
The martini Menu was a treat, the French was delicious.
I had the Braised short ribs which were melt in your mouth fabulous.

Can't wait for the next opportunity to go again !

g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu is wonderful but I wished you'd have more vegetarian options. But not a complaint, just a suggestion.

H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I found the menu a bit pricey - $19 for an appetizer that consisted of five seared scallops and one half strip of bacon - but that's to be expected at this class of venue. I ordered the surf and turf. The lobster tail was good but and the steak was done to my liking but it was not a very good cut of meat - thinner than I expected and somewhat sinewy. The waiter, while polite, was not overly friendly and seemed somewhat anxious for my wife and I to finish our dinner and leave. When we declined to look at the dessert menu, he already had our cheque with him, and he didn't ask whether we might like coffee or tea. Overall, and underwhelming experience. That said, this was not our first visit and our previous experiences were better. Just an off evening, I guess.

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to Sole a few times and was disappointed with the main course this time around. The rib steak was very thin and the chef/cook did not bother cutting off a huge chunk of fat on the one side before serving. The lobster tail was also very salty.

LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I would recommend Sole for Sunday dinner. Nothing else. Valentine's Day dinner was hugely over priced.

MN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and food. Our server, Monica, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Pleasant ambiance.

PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Entries could have been more exciting. Vegetables were bland.

K
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would rank Sole as one of my favorite restaurants. I visit often and bring guests. The hostess servers are always superb!

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants with a plethora of variety. Succulent beef ribs and lovely lumpy mashed. Bit light on the veg on both of our plates and for some reason the schnitzel was a bit dry. It has been a while since I was here due to circumstances but the interior has not changed. The desserts were scrumptious and the brûlée was a perfect thickness and cool with sugar crust.
Overall the meal was worth its money and the service was prompt and friendly

MK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am never disappointed when I come to Sole. The food is prepared and presented in the best possible way. If I want to be assured of quality I come to Sole. We were celebrating a birthday and my birthday friend was presented with a complimentary Creme Brule for dessert. She was delighted.

SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely dinner , Tyler looked after us in a friendly professional manner . Thank you for a lovely evening .

LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took a friend from out of town who had never been to Sole. She has a gluten allergy and was absolutely blown away by the many options for her. We were both impressed that our server knew the exact options for gluten free and did not have to go and ask anyone which is usually our experience at other restaurants and leaves us a little unsure of what she is ordering is actually going to be gluten free, but not at Sole! Staff was very knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. Food was top notch as usual and she (as well as myself) were highly impressed! We will be back! Great job everyone.

TD
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

We eat at Sole regularly, several times a year, and keep going back because the food is very good and so is the value. Our last outing there was not so great, although the food and service was still very good (the Icelandic cod special was spectacular!). However, we were seated at a TERRIBLE table that shouldn't even exist - they squeezed in a table for 4 right at the main entrance to the dining area directly beside the reception area. There is only a 6 foot wide entrance to the dining area and our table took up 4 feet of that space. So not only were sitting right next to everyone who arrived and those who were getting their coats on to leave, the space to walk behind us to get in and out was tight so we were constantly having guests squeeze up behind our chairs to get in and out of the restaurant. Just a terrible place for a table and I hope they never use that again. Certainly we know now to make sure we stipulate "not the table right at the dining room entrance" if we decide to go back to Sole. I just can't understand who thought that was a reasonable place to seat someone. It was also very noisy but that was due to 2 large tables and is not typical at Sole. Boy, I hope their table arranging is not the new normal or we won't be eating there as much as we would like!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The breaded chicken special was very bland. It also wasn’t clear to me that the chicken was breaded. Not up to their usual standards. Suggest they tell wait staff not to use “we” when addressing customers: really annoying.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Took the family to Sole for my wife’s birthday last Sunday. Downscale décor, but good food. Good portions and everyone cleaned their plates and had tasty deserts which is not normal for our crew.

Server spilled a martini and half empties a coup of other glasses. She replaced the spilled martini in a flash and did not charge us for a drink to account for the half empty cocktails.

We will be going back to Sole.

BS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food ( lunch special for $25, a real deal!), lovely service, beautiful surroundings. I keep coming back...

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great restaurant, food is always delicious, right temperature and well presented! Our server was Stephanie and she was delightful!

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food especially for me ordering gluten-free
The service was great and we stayed longer enjoying our coffees.

MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Loved the lobster Benedict. The bread was also very fresh and tasty and clearly just made. Delish!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was not impressive from the presentation to the taste..the pizza especially was not very good

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good experience

BS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much enjoyed the soup and sandwich special- apple/chestnut soup and brined peameal bacon, cheddar and delicious remoulade on a chive/potato bun for the sandwich. Very memorable.

SC
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was terrific and it’s great the music plays softly in the background so our conversation was audible. The service was ok. The server forgot our additional bottle of sparkling water and asked us twice if we wanted more.

LN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful spot with an incredibly varied menu, so much to choose from with many daily specials. One was arctic char with arugula mousse and asparagus. Presentation flawless flavours incredible. Our server was knowledgable and attentive without hovering. Definitely my new go to fave

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch with my family at Sole. Everyone enjoyed their food. The staff were all very courteous and helpful.

LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend!!! Food and service absolutely amazing.
Only downside was that tables are too close together, with little room to pass in between.

MA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time experience was stunning. Perfect hostess, delightful, happy server, nice vibe, not rushed nor were the staff rushing, just moving easily among the tables. Highly recommend this restaurant.
And of course, that extra candle on dessert was the pièce de résistance, or just the icing on the cake.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Sole many times and have never been disappointed. It can get quite noisy when there are a lot of patrons, that would be my only negative critique. Admittedly noise from general chatter is difficult to control.

CF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sole, the atmosphere is always so lovely. Quieter than most WATERLOO fine dining establishments.
Service is impeccable and the food is always delicious. One of our most favourite spots to dine.

M
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster club was as good this time as last
Perfect service, not rushed but there when we needed him

T
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were really pleased with our lunches. Their were many excellent options available. The Server was Excellent. We were able to enjoy our meals and have a lovely visit as a friend was here from out of town. That Lobster Club Sandwich is always a real treat- - - and tasty🍷🍽☕️🦞🍞!!! MJB

LS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three best friends who started out working together in 1975 had our Christmas luncheon here. Everything was perfect.

AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an all round excellent experience. We were on a short lunch hour and despite how busy the restaurant was, our server took care of everything to make sure we had a leisurely lunch within the limited time available.

HW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great menu with something for everyone. Excellent daily specials

DH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

everything was excellent as usual regarding the food but we felt the service could have been better but it was very busy. there was no follow up for coffee and we waited almost 15 minutes to receive our bill after we asked for it..again food was amazing, don't like to be negative but just being honest Thanks again Debbie

t
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent waiter, food, and ambience! It was a busy night with Christmas parties, but we were there early and well looked after! The food was excellent, and they even brought me a piece of gluten-free bread. There were several gluten-free entrees and I needed a substitute for the potatoes, and they gave me extra vegetables in place of the potatoes. Overall wonderful dining experience. We were well satisfied!

PA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks. It was a wonderful evening.

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