Sole Restaurant

4.3
1182 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 rack of 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.**
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Continental
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Hours of Operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(519) 747-5622
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Dan Potter
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Father David Bauer Drive
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Parking Details
There is ample parking available at the rear of the restaurant. As well there are several city parking lots in close proximity.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1182 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

The summer menu is spectacular! Get in before it is gone.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food great patio

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Never disappointed!! Staff is absolutely amazing and friendly. Food is outstanding as always.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food is good but they try to be too showy with it. They put form over function.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant for a great meal!! The patio is so fantastic in the summer and I am glad we were able to enjoy it on such a lovely day.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We had a very nice time. The food was great.

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Normally I have very good experience and write up on visit to Sole.

Service was very slow to point of feeling forgotten.

Noted that this was special occasion on reservation but no acknowledgment made by anyone.

Lackluster service could have been because of holiday Monday and short staff.
Food was good as usual.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Located in a beautifull renovated distillary, this restaurant provided a quiet and private dining experience. The roast beef special was one of the best we've had... thick, cooked medium rare exactly how we like it. I had a nice arctic char dish to the sounds of classic jazz. A fun time out.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was good, at an ok rate for what you get. Only recommendation would be to provide a steak knife that can actually cut through the served steak, not the "butter" knife provided. The ambiance was great and our waiter was great!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Creative menu, great service and ambiance. Great local gem.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Always a great meal and excellent service. This is my favourite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We frequent Sole and it is always fresh and innovative. Service is always good and full of suggestions.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Decor is a bit dated. If you are looking for a seniors’ crowd, on a Friday night, this would be the place.
Salmon special was overpriced at $42, with risotto that was bland and mushy.
Not the place it once was.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We do travel a fair amount, just got back form a 3 week Europe Tour, and a number of visits to Toronto. This was by far the best meal we have had in a long time

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, great service. The food is a little pricy so it’s great for special occasions and date nights. The service for our meal was phenomenal. We had everything we needed and suggestions were given. Three of us had ordered the trout special and our server came to tell us that the sides had changed as soon as she knew so we could change our orders. One of us did, and we were still charged the special price which was a couple dollars less. The trout was delicious, as was the salmon. We had front row viewing of the dessert chef which encouraged one of us to order the creme brûlé. One suggestion would be to have a couple more local beers on tap for us non-wine drinkers.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Ambience, brunch menu and great service lead to a memorable experience. Would highly recommend it and will return soon.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Particularly enjoy the outside patio. Son and daughter in law here from Calgary. They really enjoyed. This is our fourth or fifth visit and always sit outside on the patio. Service very attentive. Lovely ambience, really don't feel like you are sitting beside a road!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My pasta was delicious. My friends tilapia wasn’t as flavourful. Great staff.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Well....i dont write many reviews but recent visit prompted me to write this. We had eggs benedict, my dish was warm....like it sat too long in the kitchen or was pre-cooked...hard to say because we did not wait long for our food. I did not say anything but on the drive home my wife mentioned hers was cold... she does not like to complain.. its unfortunate, perhaps a bad day...but the place was not busy.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Wonderful place with friendly staff. Made my birthday extra special!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We were a group of five people. Our waitress was very kind and accommodating. She gave us lots of time to choose and found out the answers to questions about gluten. She was attentive without being interrupting. The food was quite good although the chicken on my salad was a bit dry. Everyone seemed pleased with what they had.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I went to Sole with two other people. Their meals were fine, not extraordinary, but fine. I had ordered the prime rib. It was inedible. I could not cut through the meat even with a steak knife. There was excessive sinew and I had ordered medium rare and the steak was blue. I spoke with the waitress who sent the hostess over. I received another meal but the two other people I was with had already finished their meals. The second piece of meat was more tender but this experience has put me off meat. I am very disappointed as Sole was a restaurant we frequented for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fabulous meals had by all. Service extraordinary!!!! Ambiance beautiful.
Easy to get to. Loved it.
This was our 2nd visit.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Sole has been our favourite restaurant since it opened. The service has always been amazing every time and the food is always perfect. We love the atmosphere and like sitting indoors or on the patio in the summer.

During this visit the service was great again as always. The staff are just so personable and do everything right. Can’t ask for anything better.

A great place for romantic, casual and business dining.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My husband and I both had the Schnitzel. It was delicious and just the right amount of food. Service was slightly less than expected for a restaurant of this caliber.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Server was not good this time, but usually service is good.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Sole never disappoints! AS usual the food was exceptional and well-served..however my family includes a vegetarion and I am surprised at the scarcity of menu options. Brunch and lunch menus were better than than the last time we had dinner. Perhaps they have added more vegetarian options now.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful service. We had a large table at the far end of the restaurant and were able to hear one another very easily. This is rare in most restaurants today.
Food was delicious and the selection was excellent.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Have absolutely nothing to complain about. Excellent food (ordered the chicken and the schnitzel) and great atmosphere. Had to ask for bread twice which was the only issue.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Sole uptown Waterloo is a very nice restaurant located in a building that's a hundred fifty years old from the Seagram's Distillery. Inside the restaurant is very pretty rustic doesn't have tablecloths but it is a very comfortable slightly upscale, good for family dinners birthdays, anniversar , l wouldn't say it's really a romantic restaurant but still very nice.
The food is good the menu is interesting the portions are not large so you need to order an appetizer or else you'll leave hungry.
Our server was very nice very good very attentive she paced the dinner very well we were there for my daughter's birthday and we had a very nice time we would go back.
My only negative the prices are high enough for small portions.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We love this restaurant and its affiliates but on this occasion we encountered a few challenges. Had a second couple with us and our server started out a Little absent so a fun start with cocktails was limited to finding our server again and again. One persons chicken was over and one had the fish trio and could not finish half of it (he’s a chef). Our bill came out to just under $500 when all said and done so yes... my expectations did not get met on this rare occasion. Ps i would love to see this restaurant step up its dessert game, perhaps bring back the banana tart! 😀

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great service and ambience. Food is overpriced and not very good for what you pay.

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Was not a nice experience. My husband and I went there on Friday evening for our 2 year wedding anniversary. Waited over 20 minutes for someone to come to out table and greet us. It was the manager who was nice and took our drink order. Once he returned, he tried to introduce us to our server Josh who told the manager he needed to speak to him. They walked away and after several minutes the manager ended up returning and taking our order. It was a least an hour before we got our food. Josh finally came to become out server once we got our food. It was just a cluster and for 160 dollars, it was totally not worth it. Trying to get explanations on the foods was hilarious. The manager explained things in a way that made it sound so unappealing. Nobody ever checked to see if we enjoyed our meal and nobody even got our coats, I went to the rack and left the number ticket there and nobody even noticed. Food was good but brought down by the total lack of service. All the servers look like kids. It just looked totally unorganized for an expected good restaurant. Considering my husband and I never get out, it really, really sucked to see the service that would not even be appreciated at a low end fast food restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We went for my boyfriends birthday, I have been there many times before. We came at the peek of dinner so I expected to have a lengthy enjoyable evening.
Although our server was informative on our selections for dinner, I'd have to say his timing was off, very delayed. The manger brought over our first drinks. Great team work. After placing our appetizer, receiving our appetizer, eating out appetizer and seeeing our server, he waiting till our plates were totally cleared before taking our dinner order.
My boyfriend had the Duck and I had the Pork Meatballs, delivered by a different person again and then never to see our server while we ate at all. I was hungry and although I was not a huge fan of what I found to be very salty pork, our server never came to ask how our dinner was, so I ate and shared my boyfriends dinner. After our meals were finished another team member collected our plates and we saw our server whom dropped off desert menus.
I had a mini créme brûlée and my boyfriend was contemplating a specialty coffee. He needed a moment and had decided, but our server never came back till our wine was completely gone as well as my desert. Our server still asked, but by that point it was much to late.
All in all I would just have to say I was underwhelmed with our evening. Like I said I have been there plenty of times and wanted to bring all the enjoyable experiences I've had to my boyfriend, whom thought it was unfortunately, meh.
I may not recommend Sole this time, but it will be a while before I decide to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The service was great, and the food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

soups and salads various and delicious...always something different and local........always a treat.......birthday celebration with friends....

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great. Definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Above all, the wait staff were friendly, competent, and welcoming. The food was scrumptious, but the wine list needs an overhaul. Still, my group had a splendid evening and we look forward to returning in the near future.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Tables are not very comfortable but otherwise this is a nice place.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was good, food looked nice but taste was ok. We wouldn’t go back

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