Sole Restaurant

4.4
1232 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 1232 People Are Saying
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IK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Sole. Had many happy occasions there.
Will be back many time in the future!

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My server was Sage and she was amazing. As well the young man who seated us was very professional! At the end the lady who got our coats was very nice! My compliments to the kitchen staff, food was amazing and loved the presentation.

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TD
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visit Sole several times a year and always enjoy the food and service. This time I had a spectacular lamb sirloin dish that was so delicious with just the right amount of spice to make it interesting and different from the standard rack of lamb (these were 2 good size boneless lamb steaks). The restaurant is very clean, well maintained and spacious but the only suggestion I have for the owners is that the decor is looking a little dated - too much golden oak everywhere for current decorating tastes!

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V
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group of five visited at lunch time. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. We also liked that we weren't made to feel rushed to leave when we lingered over coffee and dessert before going home.

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CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Friends told me this place was amazing so I begged my boyfriend to take me there for our anniversary. I ordered the meatballs and he ordered the chicken and it was nothing special as people made it seem to be. The meatballs were not seasoned and only had onion inside. I could’ve cooked up a way better meal at home for less than 91$. I was really looking forward to this place but I don’t think we would go back. I was disappointed in the quality of the food for the expensive price.

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LE
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I took my sister for dinner at Sole. The food was delicious and our server Sherri was amazing. My sister loved the idea of sampling wine before choosing. I am gluten free and was pleased the appetizer plate was adjusted to include gluten free bread. My sister and I had the sweet potatoe lasagna which was very good. We also enjoyed the mini creme brûlée for dessert. My husband opted for the caprese salad and 2 appetizers for his dinner. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would definitely dine at Sole again!

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r
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Welcome by the staff persons (2) at the reservation desk was positive. Took our winter coats, hung them up and gave us each a claim ticket. The host took us to a table against the windows on the east side of the restaurant. I requested to be seated in a more private table even though the table was a bit tight for 2 men in their early 70s. Our waitress came and poured water into our glasses, she told us what the specials were for lunch and gave us our menus and left us to look over the printed menu.

As I had asked my colleague at work to recommend a good restaurant that served fish dishes and was in walking distance from the intersection of Albert Street and Bridgeport Road. The Sole Restaurant was recommended. Our waitress brought a plate of bread with butter and garlic spread while I went to the washroom to wash my hands. I was very tasty and the bread had body to it.

We both ordered the Albacore tuna special. Our waitress recommended having it cooked medium rare. We both went with her recommendation and were grateful that we had accepted her recommendation.. I appreciated that our waitress removed the wine glasses as the table size was on the small size. She was observant but not intrusive. She had impeccable timing as when to come to our table and ask how our meal was and if we needed anything. The tuna was scrumptious. Both of us enjoyed that the dish had some heat from the spices included in the greens over laid on the capers.

After we had finished our meal she came and asked if you would like tea or coffee. I had a herbal peppermint tea. I really appreciated that our waitress gave us space and privacy to talk and visit as we ate.

Overall a very rich experience and one that will leave me with a lasting positive impression of The Sole Restaurant. I rarely eat at a restaurant of the calibre of The Sole Restaurant but it delivers value for whatever dish you order. I would highly recommend it to my family and friends.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been a loyal Sole customer for years. The last few visits though have lacked in service and food. They surely redeemed themselves this time. Service was outstanding and the food was spectacular. I enjoyed the beef tenderloin and my date enjoyed the ribs. Both were excellent choices. The only criticism I had was the salad sizes have shrunk in portion size. Can’t wait for date night to return. Keep up the good work Sole.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It’s was my daughter’s 21st Birthday dinner. The food was amazing. Service was OK but not incredible. Very big table right next to us which took a lot of time for the staff & a bit noisy right next to us. Still a good experience.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Its was great . Will be back again .Not over priced

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, great selection. Nice quiet atmosphere.

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RA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience! Great ambience, good food. As a group of 4 we were really pleased that we could converse without yelling (perfect noise level, good buzz but still great for chatting.)

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Asked waitress about selections on menu. She had to say she is new and would find out. They were simple questions. All staff need to be versed 100% on the menu itself before serving customers.
Water glasses weren’t filled without asking. Food wasn’t hot. Meat in one order was very tough. Flavours however, were excellent.
Too many restaurants in this area to return to this one. Overall was very disappointing.

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FM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic...great birthday celebration. Cannot wait to return

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The service was not great. We had to pass up dessert as the server was delayed in coming back for our order.

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MO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly, comfortable, visually interesting surroundings and good selections on the menu as well very interesting specials sort of wraps up our experience at Sole this week. It’s always a favourite for us.

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our server was was quick to suggest vegetarian pasta for one of our guests which she enjoyed because the menu did not have a dish for her. All our meals were wonderful as we have come to expect. Atmosphere is wonderful.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were seated at a small table for 2 when there was hardly anyone in Sole. Comfort should be considered whenever possible.

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DR
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great evening! Service was outstanding,and the food was fantastic!! A great menu selection..... something for everyone!!

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were having a reunion of old drum corps friends. Our server was terrific and was able to keep everyone's order organized, kudos to her! The food was delicious; would definitely recommend the grilled scallops, they were divine. A wonderful night was had by all! Thank you Sole.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable, excellent Sunday Brunch, plus exceptional service!

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JN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Friend and I enjoyed an Oktoberfest special... a smoked, incredibly tender pork chop with mustard glaze, apple chutney, buttermilk mashed potatoes and braised red cabbage. Absolutely delicious!

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our wedding anniversary and they treated us with a special desert we shared with our specialty coffees after our filling appie and mains. All staff were very pleasant and helpful even with helping to selecting our entrees. The Food was well presented and prepared. They were busy that night but we were still well looked after. The noise was getting up there but not so loud I could not hear my wife. Overall I would recommend this location and I will continue to return for additional excellent meals.

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w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We were a party of 8. The service was terribly slow. We had to flag down our waitress to order more drinks only to wait at 8 to 10 minutes for them to arrive. Our entres arrived and our appetizer plates were still waiting to be cleared away. The quality of food and service did not match the price. It will be a long time before we venture back. And the worst thing is that we recommended the venture.

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MV
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, lovely staff! The greeter at the door (fella that shows you to your seat) could have been a bit more friendly. Was quite serious and unfriendly. Otherwise the rest of our time was perfect!

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m
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service in a long time! Max and the crew are incredible and the food is fantastic!

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We were very excited to celebrate our anniversary here and have a few courses, but unfortanely service was very poor from the beginning. Our server was friendly, however we waited 35 minutes for our first drinks, and they still forgot one of the two drinks until we mentioned something. We then ordered appetizers after waiting quite a while for bread. At that point we decided to forgo our entrees and head to another restaurant. The server did bring out an anniversary dessert which was much appreciated and the atmosphere was lovely. That said, not a great first experience at Sole.

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GF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Nice location in an appealing renovated warehouse. Although wait staff was attentive, missed providing tableware for shared apps & did not mention daily special was priced 50% higher than highest priced items - something of an unexpected ‘surprise’ when bill arrived. Not a busy evening, so no real excuse for these service mistakes.

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CG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Will go again. Interesting menu and great selection of wine and beer!

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We attended this restaurant in search of an above ordinary wine list as my companion is a wine enthusiast. We received the menu and wine list, ordered the wine to go with the dish we selected, received the wine, then were told about the specials. It would be helpful to know all about the food available before ordering wine.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was excellent! We sat on the patio and the weather was perfect. There was a bit of construction noise but not too bad. It was such a wonderful afternoon with my mom and a friend.

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JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good but service seemed slow. It was noisy the night were there.

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KY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal I had was great. It was a mushroom crepe with goat cheese and a red creamy sauce. My only comment is there could be more vegetarian options on the menu. The choices were limited. Our server was attentive and friendly.

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b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bread was fresh and hummus spread was good. Wife had sweet potato pasta & liked it. I had duck confit which was somewhat overdone. Mashed potatoes & veggies were good though.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner with my family, the service was great and the food was amazing. Definitely going to be returning.

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S
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I've given Sole 5 stars before on numerous occasions.
Was actually quite surprised with our meals. Had the special (a pasta) - just seemed kind of runny and generic. Not up to their usual standard of excellence.

Service/wine was great as always.

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Met with 4 friends, food was good, could have been a little warmer, however tasted great, just love the ambiance and great service

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LL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cuisine and service. Staff are very welcoming . Good menu selections,

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The sever was not clear with her communication on the meal choices. The Manager did adjust our bill accordingly to make up for the “confusion”

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DJ
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sole never disappoints with their excellent service and great cuisine. I had made our reservation - then called to arrange a birthday dessert for my good friend, Betty. Great food and service on a beautiful patio.

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