Vin Room Mission

4.4
901 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Romance
  • Tasting Menu
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Sunday to Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday/Saturday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am




Enjoy a safe ride home for you and your car. $20 for 5 km. $2/km after. Available 7 days a week
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Phone number
(403) 457-5522
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mark Krossa
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Private Party Facilities
Private wine cellar and second floor buyouts are available for functions. Private rooms accommodate 2 to 100 people (with rooftop patio). Full restaurant buyout is available. Please contact Andrea Wales at andrea@vinroom.com
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Private Party Contact
Greg Metcalf (greg@vinroom.com): (403) 457-5522
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Cross Street
23rd Avenue
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Parking Details
Street parking is available and conveniently located near Vin Room.

Public parking is also available at the Mission Centre (Shopper's Drug Mart)
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Public Transit
A transit stop is conveniently located in front of the building.
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Entertainment
Live jazz on Saturdays from 8-11 pm. No cover charge. Just great music by local artists
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Special Events & Promotions
For special events or functions, contact Greg Metcalf at greg@vinroom.com
Enjoy a safe ride home for you and your car. $20 for 5 km. $2/km after. Available 7 days a week
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 901 People Are Saying
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EM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 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
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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 4, 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 31, 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 12, 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
1 review
Dined on September 23, 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 23, 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 16, 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 2, 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
31 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
8 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 23, 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
1 review
Dined on August 18, 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 18, 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 6, 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 5, 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 28, 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 18, 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
1 review
Dined on July 8, 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 July 1, 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 July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 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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N
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service. Snitty
waitress. Took forever to even get a drink and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Sub par food

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d
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Pinot Grigio & food. Will come back to sit and sip on the patio soon!

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent, the food was delicious and the wine by the glass selection is hard to beat!

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice time, great seevice but odd seating.
For table with bench back the chairs facing are higher. Makes for a strange dynamic where one person is in a power position. Not appropriate in my opinion.

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H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to get together with friends. Will definitely return!

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BN
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was the first time my guest had been to the restaurant.
He was very impressed with the selection of wines, the hospitality provided by the server, and the entertainment.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was super energetic and a joy to be around. New the wines and the story of them like the back of his hand.

I've never been to a restaurant where you could order flights of wine, tasting wine 2 Oz at a time was fun and tasty.

The food was delicious and they were great for sharing. Because of the nature of the Tapas style dishes, orders were quick and we could keep adding as we felt like it. Was a fantastic evening out all around.

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C
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely dinner and service was attentive and perfectly handled. Great choice for vegetarians too.

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LM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Vin Room never disappoints. There is always a seasonal menu but I'm glad that they keep people's favourites on the regular menu (aka Lobster Nachos). With all of the hand-picked wines the list can be a little overwhelming, it's nice to have the option for a 2 ounce glass to try or their carefully selected flights. Their summer patio is the best!

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RH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Calgary Big Taste with fixed price meals - very tasty! Wine flights were good. Service was excellent and accommodating.

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EM
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience during the Big Taste Calgary. We use the Big Taste to test new restaurants and this was an awesome win. It was our first experience at the Vin Room Mission. We were greeted by our friendly waiter and the restaurant manager. Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. The ambiance was very inviting and comfortable, easy to relax and enjoy our conversations. The drinks were good but the food was incredible and very well portioned. We have bee to BT restaurants that offer small tastings in an effort to recover cost. Not here. We were also greeted by the owner Phoebe who also shared some of her passions and of course her home built dog cookies. She made it very apparent that she has a passion for people/canines, her restaurants which feature exceptional service and food. Bravo!! Looking forward to our next visit.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Pricey, did not offer happy hours for a vine. You have to ask...

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w
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Went with a group of friends as we hadn't been in awhile. Disappointed, the food was just OK and the waiter wasn't very friendly. Tried to order a few bottles of wine but they were out of stock. Wine list is never updated. I think in Calgary there are much better places to enjoy a bottle of wine with Friends.

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