Vin Room Mission

4.5
914 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar offering over 80 wines by the taste. With the help of the Enomatic Wine Preservation System, we can guarantee variety and freshness as well.

Our wines are complemented by our tapas menu, focusing on fresh, local ingredients with a global twist. We offer tapas that are seasonal, wine focused and flavorful.

We are located at 2310-4th St. SW (Old Mission Cycle Building) Our rooftop patio is one of Open Table's top 100 outdoor dining restaurants in Canada, on a first come, first served basis.

Our Front patio is dog friendly seven days a week. We offer complimentary dog beds, amenities station, dog bar and a complimentary three course menu for your furry friend. For those who prefer the company of humans, our rooftop patio remains humans only.
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1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit to Vin Room. We had a really friendly and attentive server, I think her name was Michelle (sorry if I got that wrong). She made some great food and wine suggestions. We did each did a custom flight of wine as we wanted to try as many wines as possible in the short time we were there. The food highlights was the Crab Cakes and the Tempura Cauliflower. Will be back soon.

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LA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Super helpful server who made great recommendations for newbies in the world of wine

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GR
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a terrific server who went out of her way to offset our disappointment at being told the Valentine’s special 3 course meal was sold out

She is a real asset to the restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great Valentines meal, we expected a bit of a wait but for how busy it was, service was prompt. The only things we would change is the plates for the steak (real plates, not slate slabs that spin around) and steak knives.

Baked brie was amazing, maybe a tad on the large side, steak was perfectly cooked but the arugula was unnecessary. Cream puff were tasty but the pastry was a bit on the heavy side. Overall great value! Thanks

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R
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Should have known better than going on Valentines Days. They weren’t prepared for it. Food or service wise.

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KB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I would recommend the Vin Room to a friend, but would also tell them to ask for a table FAR away from the kitchen. Very distracting to be close to it.

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S
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The wine pairing was perfect with the Valentine's menu but the gluten-free options were not available at this location which is why we booked. Our main course steak was also served cold.

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TG
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the Valentine's 3 course, was great value at $35, opted to have a bottle of sparkling instead of the pairings, our server Megan was fantastic.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic!!!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our experience at Vin Room was outstanding! The selection of wines was awesome and it was great to be able to do a flight and try so many different types. The food was done incredibly well. Chef Mark even came to our table to explain a few dishes. All of the staff are very knowledgeable and clearly take pride in what they have developed.

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IL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Creative food , great wine list, great recommendations, and helpful, cooperative wait staff. Really, a wonderful place!

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TG
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always love coming here. Great selection of wine, knowledgable staff, and tasty small plates (especially the Maple Chili Brussels Sprouts).

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JD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere, excellent service & phenomenal food! This was my first visit and I was very impressed. Definitely going on my list of favourites places to dine!

I went for a girls night dinner. We all shared the calamari, Brussels sprouts, flatbread and crab cakes. Everything was excellent but I highly recommend the crab cakes above all else! They were incredible! Our server was wonderful too, and overall it was an excellent dining experience :)

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EM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything very good - thought the lobster nachos were heavy on chips lite on topping

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MH
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Way too hot inside, tapas was overpriced for what it was. Just average as an experience. Probably not my first choice for a quick drink and tapas in future. Better for a date and/or a quiet meal.

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HP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good spot, just a bit too quiet. We were looking for a different type of atmosphere.

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TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve enjoyed the Vin Room and this time was an opportunity to re-experience one of our favorite restaurants in Calgary. We very much enjoyed our dinner and the overall experience.

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HA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I love Vin as a great place for small plates and excellent wines by the glass

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BG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love eating there. The only comment I have is some wait staff are very knowledgeable and others aren’t. Given the theme of the restaurant, I would expect all servers to have a good, if not strong, knowledge of wine.

The service was otherwise good and attentive.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and wine selection. Food was very very very salty.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

It Was really busy on the Saturday, took a long time to get service. Needed more waiters upstairs. Found the server felt overwhelmed and rushed therefore was a little short with our table. If he was less busy he would have been able to make recommendations and help us out a little more. Nice man just needed help himself

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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was average, the Brussels sprouts were good but burnt, Tuna Poke had no flavor, Lemongrass Chicken meat balls were watery and flavorless, Charcuterie was average, minimal amount of cheese and meat on the platter for the money you paid for it. If you wanted more bread you had to pay extra for it.
I would only recommend this place for a quick bite and a glass of wine and head to the next place for dinner.

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VJ
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Just nothing very good to say. The servers were nice mostly but one was a little annoying as she acted highly knowledgeable but didn’t really know what she was talking about. The food is ok but not a good value. The wine is expensive and out of 8 I tried only 1 was acceptable. I don’t plan to return.

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J
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was exceptional. Service very good and the wine list is hard to beat. Unfortunalty their dog friendly patio at this location is the street side one and not the much nicer upper rooftop one that this place also has. There is a very busy bus stop right in front of this patio making for a noisy stay. If they opened up the upper patio to furry friends we would definitely go back with our pup. The west location has a better patio otherwise.

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LP
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy my time at Vin Room. Service is outstanding and the tapas present many flavours. Good for gluten-free diners also!

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CW
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Vin Room is always a treat. We usually go to their West restaurant or the airport site if it fits in with travel. They do a great job at all locations.

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BG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I've been a few times now and I like it! Especially the 2 oz tasters so I can try several wines without getting loaded or making a big commitment to each! Appies are tasty and creative, with some good vegetarian options. Not cheap, but not ridiculous - good value for a special occasion. The Mission location has a number of smaller cozy spaces.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and attention was incredible. The patio upstairs is an absolute gem. The sommelier was very passionate and knowledgeable which made the experience that much more special

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LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Edwin is the best. The reason we keep coming back!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was excpetional!

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BS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Second visit to the Vin Room. Love the space and the food! My only feedback would be to slow the service. For share plates it's sooo much better to space out the delivery of the different dishes so you can enjoy slowly and have something coming out just as you are finishing another. That's how it was in the past, and it wasn't busy when we were there so I think it could easily be accomplished. Our multiple dishes came out all at once.

Otherwise, loved it!

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u
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our servers were incredibly attentive and everything was delicious!

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CS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Mark’s food was delicious and it was so nice he came out to chat with my friend and I! Edwin was fantastic for wine suggestions that we spoiled ourselves with tons of selections. The rest of the staff was very friendly and attentive. Plus the puppies on the patio was a nice touch! Thanks!

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L
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Warm day deserving of a patio dinner. Great casual dinner with tapas and lots of wine selection.

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CK
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Vin Room Mission has always been one of my favourite places in the city, that I would frequent very often, especially in the summer on their patio. But I was extremely disappointed in my last visit, which was the first time this year, as I have been extensively travelling. The wine list seems to have been greatly reduced and it felt dumbed down, perhaps to appease the clients at all their other locations. As someone in the wine industry, it used to be where I took my colleagues from out of town. But on this occasion, we found it hard to find wines we even wanted to try. And then when we finally made a selection, they were out if it. I never used to be able to look at the menu and see 6 or 7 Chardonnays listed on the same page; they always had such a wide selection of wines and unique grape varieties to choose from. To top it off, the couple items of food we had were subpar. Honestly, I am just not wanting to go back.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service ! Second time here and would highly recommend it

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My parents meeting my boyfriends parents for the first time!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and wine. Service was decent and the staff were friendly.

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing oysters and charcuterie! Went there on a Saturday night and there was lovely service as well as live music. Perfect spot for a date night or a night out with friends.

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VP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Loved the outdoor dog friendly patio, and the service was great. Needed a few more tables and more comfortable stools. Otherwise a great experience!👍😉🐶

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