Waterfront Wines

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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Under the direction of Chef & Sommelier Mark Filatow, Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Wine Bar has developed a fresh, continually evolving menu which reflects all that the Okanagan has to offer.

Waterfront is a small 50 seat Restaurant and Wine Bar. We have just begun our eleventh year of business and have established a strong following for the creations of Chef and Sommelier Mark Filatow. Chef Filatow exudes a passion for his art that is brought to new heights through marriages with the exclusive selections found on our wine list.

Our menu specializes in a mixture of Tapas-style items and Main Courses, with the focus on offering our guests as wide a variety of flavors as possible.


***Waterfront Wines guests must all be over the age of 19***
What 870 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect all around. Sat on the patio for dinner, it was beautiful. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

JR
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The kitchen is small but efficient. We watched as servers, hostess, and line cooks all pitched in with the dishwasher. The duck breast was the best I’ve ever eaten and the dessert beignets were sublime.

DF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Atmosphere & food provided a great evening with friends passing through from Victoria. Quiet enough to converse - while enjoying superb entrees & wine. Friendly and knowledgeable server helped guide our choices. We'll definitely be back.

HO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visitors from Ontario. Really enjoyed our evening. Service and food was exceptional.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

GB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply delicious! Fresh ingredients prepared and cooked to perfection! Every time! That’s what makes a great restaurant.

f
Edmonton
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary- our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and all drinks- we enjoyed the outside as was quiet. This was an incredible evening. Top marks for everyone!!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food

D
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a table of four. We started with sharing two starters that were delicious. We each had a different main. Halibut, lamb, steak and the daily special. Each were beautifully presented and the flavors were incredible. Server was helpful and attentive. We came early on a Tuesday evening and we're able to sit outside on the patio. Would highly recommend.

MT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dinner. Service was knowledgeable and thoughtful and every dish was excellent. I highly recommend anyone to visit Waterfront when in Kelowna. You won’t be disappointed.

K
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was amazing and our server was fantastic. The only issue we had was with another server who was standing beside our table telling other customers we were leaving shortly when we hadn’t even finished our dessert or the bottle of wine we ordered.

D
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, as always !!

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This was our second visit to Waterfront Wines (the first, in April 2019, was wonderful.). Our experience this visit was indifferent, at best. Service was ‘okay’ - generally prompt but no effort was made to help our party of four feel special. And the table was also ‘okay’ - high traffic area so we felt a bit exposed to the hustle of the wait staff. Food was a bit of a disappointment- my spouse and I both had the lamb - flavourful but it had been rested too long - the fat bits, often so yummy, were congealed hard fat and were totally off-putting. Our companions both had duck and while cooked to the proper degree of doneness the skin was totally soggy. The most disappointing part of the evening was an unfortunate incident at the beginning of the evening: one of our companions unfolded her napkin to find a live black centipede in it (yuck!). When brought to the attention of the wait staff their reaction was puzzlingly indifferent- they whisked the napkin away but virtually pretended it didn’t happen. No real apology, no visit from a manager, no discount or reparation of any kind. I would have expected a bit more from an establishment at this price point and that we had previously had such a great experience at. As a result, they have lost our future business. Many other great choices in Kelowna!

HS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had out-of-town guests, and wanted to treat ourselves to a fabulous meal. Waterfront Wines you exceeded our expectations.

HM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our first time but definitely won’t be the last time. Service was excellent and our server was the best. Very knowledgeable on the menu and helped immensely with our selections. Lastly the food was too die for. I had the duck and my wife had the steelhead trout. You can’t go wrong with any of the menu options

CN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding! We were impressed with the level of communication regarding the wine, beer, and food by the server...he was very professional, personable and made our evening enjoyable. The quality of the food and amazing presentation was exceptional! It was gourmet dining in a quaint, intimate atmosphere! We will definitely return to Waterfront Wines!

FM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another excellent meal. Everything was exceptional.

TO
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The deserts were amazing. We will be back !

MM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Food was first rate and the 'wines by the glass' list, albeit small, was nothing but gems. Would definitely go back,

CC
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food, reasonably priced and great service. We came here on the recommendation of our wine tour guide and we were not disappointed.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10/10 would eat again

SC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

We have been at this restaurant numerous times....the chef/owner is outstanding....farm to table!

His knocks it out of the park with a joint of beef on a spit or a summer appetizer that you want to lick the plate...

Very generous servings and you are full.....but the desserts???? Where to put it?

We were 4 the ither night so we shared a creme caramel. Velvety smooth custart....excellent!

You can get the sparkly sandles out and put them on....half there had made a good attempt at not wearing their beach gear!

But you can...the patio is open for the summer.....

TC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing!

FM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional halibut main course. Too bad we don’t live closer.

JH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, the food and service was amazing!

R
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

when booking, was advised that there was room only at the bar and only time was 5:45. Arrived in a hurry to find the restaurant empty with lots of seating everywhere. It's called waterfront - but there is no waterfront view. The risotto was not done well. The sauces did not seem freshly made.

KT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good times! I sat on the patio with no water view though.

j
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would have given food a higher rating but felt I should mention that medium rare was more rare than we would have preferred. Other than that everything was excellent!!! Next time I will insist on Medium.

T
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Waterfront Wines. Everything was delicious from the wine, to the cheese platter to our Angus flat iron steaks.

b
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

There was nothing wrong but nothing outstanding. A fine dining experience should have at least one course that generates enthusiasm but there was not one.

The chowder was short on content, the foie gras was a bit bland, the mains were not exceptional. The doughnut dessert was the best course. So any recommendation would be qualified.

SA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It truly is the most consistent bistro in Kelowna. Chef Mark and the team embrace the farm to table better than most. Creativity is always a bonus. Highly recommend

E
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding but don’t sit near kitchen as it gets hot at those tables. Fabulous service and food!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Good food. Not great. And very not great considering the cost.
My wife had a ceasar to drink. Simply put, it was not good.

B
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great Service, our waiter was informed and friendly!

CC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A delightful little restaurant, great for a date night out or just dining with friends. The food was delicious (we had the Halibut) and our waiter Shane helped us select the perfect bottle of wine (Fandango) to go with our meal. I rarely order a dessert however, we decided to share the Chocolate & Coconut Semifreddo and it too was divine! We also enjoyed being outside on their patio, as it was a lovely evening. Truly one of our nicer meals while visiting Kelowna and would be happy to return when next in town. Thank you again to Shane and the chef(s) for making this a special experience.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary dinner

SH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Restuarant in all of Kelowna. We are blown away by the food every time we go and the menu is always changing for amazing variety. The service is top notch, classy, professional and still fun.

w
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall dining experience was great with the exception of Caesar salad that was bland with limp romaine lettuce

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the service, atmosphere and food. A great choice for a weekend vacation while in Kelowna

OT
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and friendly staff. A bit too dark for Insta photo shooting ,,,,,, But it was an excellent treat for dinner ! Highly recommended

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