I have been 3 times now & have enjoyed myself every time. Soles is my go too restaurant
We had a wonderful time with friends celebrating their 25th anniversary. The outdoor patio was perfect as always. Our server, Monica, was absolutely delightful.
Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Lovely patio experience. Delicious.
Average. Went there for anniversary and the spokes were good. Main course wasn’t good. Got the special that day
Vegan and vegetarian options (real ones, not something improvised) would be a nice addition to your menu.
Another excellent dinner at the Sole. The service and food were excellent. We will be back.
Service was slow, especially for a weekday lunch
The food was tasty, but pricey for what it is. Perhaps time to change up the menu? Took forever to get our meal, not a good thing for a business lunch. The older hostess needs an attitude adjustment. Not sure if she was just having a bad day, but she was very cranky. For my next business lunch I will be choosing another restaurant.
Beautiful patio and especially nice at this time of the year! So shady and cool. The waiter took our beverage order, and then brought fresh crusty bread and hummus to start us off. Lots of specials to choose from but we decided on a chicken and pear salad with goat cheese from the menu, which was delicious. Dessert was offered for a birthday treat which came with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate with chocolate. Waiter appeared to be new and brought my cappuccino without asking me if I wanted cinnamon or chocolate. We were not rushed and enjoyed a nice leisurely celebration.
Sole has been one of those restaurants that we go to when we want to treat our mom out for a nice dinner. She lives nearby so, it's a great choice for our family. Last weekend was one of those nights. I went to the restaurant with my daughter and mother on the last night of our visit. The server took a while to get to us for our drink order. Our drinks to a while to arrive so we had plenty of time to review the menu and make our selections but when he brought our drinks he quickly left without taking our order. He then proceeded to take care of the 2-3 tables around us. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy but I figured maybe he just needed to take care of a few things. It was 20 minutes before he finally came to take our order. We were missing a place setting and I asked for it but he forgot to bring it twice, meaning one of us was not able to enjoy the bread that was brought while we waited. He also did not come to refresh our drinks.
I share all this because the food was excellent. We all enjoyed our meals, which were up to the 5 star rating I would normally give this restaurant. It was obvious that our little table was not worthy of our server's time and in the end it really detracted from our experience and what we would expect from a 5 star restaurant.
I recommend SOLE because it's still the nicest restaurant in Waterloo, in terms of ambiance. And maybe the only one in the city with a European style, inviting patio. However, the menu hasn't changed in years and the portions can be really stingy. For instance, a $25 price for a "shared appetizer" platter, which had all of two shrimp, two slices of cucumber with a tiny amount of innocuous filler, two loony-sized falafels, each of which was hard to actually share. How does one share two shrimp among 4 people? ALso, it's time for some gluten free options. My husband came home hungry after his special, too! And finally, it's not that hard to find beautiful options for gluten free pastas, pizzas and breads these days. For G-F people, there is very little to eat on this menu. So, I recommend because of the space. But like most restaurants in KW, the food is mediocre at best and overpriced.
First visit. Will not be our last. Wonderful unique flavours. Generous portions. Surprising variety.
We both had the turbot special which was outstanding. The appetizer plate with different apps was also exceptional.
Think our server was overworked as we had to ask for bread which is usually supplied right away and it took a long time for them to try and find the bottle of wine we ordered only to discover they didn't have it
Kitchen seemed busy or there were not enough servers. Reservation was lost. A tad disorganized. Service is usually excellent. Our server was trying valiantly but she was struggling.
Food is getting increasing SALTY. I am going to start sending items back. Hard to eat it. The appetizer filo tart with bacon and lobster and the roasted peach salad were inedible. Very disappointing.
Sole is one of my favourite restaurants, and so I chose it for my birthday dinner. I had the duck breast special - the best duck I've ever had. It reminded me a bit of ostrich. My boyfriend had the braised beef short ribs, also excellent. Creme brule for dessert and blueberry tea - wonderful. I've been to Sole a few times, and whatever choice I've made from the menu has always been excellent.
One small improvement would be to know the cost of the specials before selecting them.
Sole never disappoints! The special touch of an anniversary chocolate note around our dessert place was thoughtful! One of our favourite places to celebrate a special event!
Sunday evening prime rib dinner was delicious. The beef was beautifully done, and a generous cut. The outdoor patio is one of our favourite places in town during the summer.
It was a very delicious and comfortable dining experience.
Wife’s birthday dinner. A wonderful spot out on the patio. We had a lovely evening. Excellent food, drink and company.
This is our go to place.
Our anniversary celebration was made extra special by our great experience at Sole. Thank you to everyone for your great food preps and service!
The food was excellent, the patio is absolutely amazing but I rated the service only as good. The food took a bit longer (the server came over and apologized our food was taking longer) than it should have and I had finished my wine so I asked the server for only 3 oz glass - she said the restaurant didn't sell 3 oz glasses and with a smile on my face I said well maybe because the food took a bit longer, management could make an exception and provide a couple ounces of wine to go with my meal. At that point the server said she would go and ask but I could tell it had upset her I had asked for this little bit of comp wine. From that point she glared at me every time she came to the table and pretty much plopped everything down with a glare in my direction. We order 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, dessert, coffee, wine, sparkling water. The bill was $168 for 2 people and I did tip the server 18% but would certainly like to know why I offended her so much for asking for a couple of ounces of wine. I wasn't asking for a free meal or was belligerent when I asked. Her attitude made an evening out with my daughter a bit tarnished but it was still amazing and am going back with my husband, dad and son for the Prime Rib Sunday special.
Fantastic restaurant with amazing service. We will be back again soon.
Good food and service.
Low background music. Much appreciated.
First time visit to celebrate our anniversary and we were very impressed! The food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Will definitely recommend and visit again!
Birthday dinner. Our second time to Sole, just as good as our first visit. We are new to the area and Sole is our favourite in the area.
Very enjoyable evening at Sole on Saturday June 22nd. Service was excellent, food was perfect and ambiance was very nice.
Father’s Day lunch. Lots of food. Room a bit noisy as 3-4 large groups (and we were one of them). Server pleasant and helpful.
A fantastic variety of delicious food.
We would definitely recommend Sole. Service was prompt and professional and not rushed at all. We went to celebrate our daughters graduation and as a special treat when our dessert arrived our server had decorated it to acknowledge her accomplishment. Unexpected but very much appreciated. Food was outstanding. Definitely will return - a very special meal.
We enjoyed everything about our meal. When we were undecided between 2 wines our waitress offered a sample so we were sure to enjoy the wine with our meal.
We always enjoy Sole. We took my mother there for her birthday and had a lovely lunch/brunch on the patio. Food was delicious and service was great.
We sat out on the patio and it was quiet and warm evening. We had the pasta special of the night and it was excellent.
Overall a great a night.
One of the best in the region. Server was Great as well!
My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here and were not disappoited. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambiance was comfortable. Our server was truly exceptional and attentive to our needs. She made our dinner truly excellent with her attentiveness and professionalism. A truly excellent dinner to commemorate our wedding.
Best outdoor dining. Max is charming. Great sense of humour. Good birthday celebration.
Awesome experience as always. Friendly staff and great food!
the menu is wonderful - Lots or gluten free (and peanut free) options and yet so so flavourful! and our waitress was just lovely and she was on top of everything! Very very considerate of our two food allergies at the table, she was great.
We go to Sole for many of our special occasions and we are never disappointed
There was a quiet, relaxed atmosphere...as expected, and appreciated. The starter caeser salad was exceptional, the draft weiss bier fresh and tasty, and the salmon penne special a delight. Service was timely and attentive.
I have always enjoyed good food and exceptional service at Sole.