Sole Restaurant

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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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 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.**
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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Tyler was excellent!

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a favourite space to go and enjoy a meal!

SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Solé is always a great choice. Great food and attentive service keeps bringing me back.

CK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Noise level is just right. There is a vibe to the place but you can still have a conversation.

KH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always in all ways. Our small group has been meeting at Sole a few times a year for 10 years. We wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else!

DR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have frequented La Sole` before and knew our favorite's. However Monika with a K diligently apprised us of all the many Specials...which were all tempting. The service was quick, friendly and attentive.
No question we'll be back.

p
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior, excellent service, close to transit. for those looking for gluten-free menu is somewhat limited but the kitchen is willing to improvise somewhat.

AA
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was a little disappointing that they told you the fish feature and you order it but then find out they ran out.

t
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

It was a good meal. Not sure if I would go out of my way to go here again, but I did enjoy it.

SS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good. We were there for our 28th anniversary Waitress was overwhelmed with another table of 9. Kitchen staff served our entrees, we asked for bread. Bread never arrived. Waitress came to our table 20 minutes after we were finished, 30-45 minutes later. First enquiry about our meal. I complained, manager showed up and apologized, and offered a free desert. Less than expected.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a high school reunion brunch and everything was very good. The patio is not too crowded and has a nice private feeling thanks to the fencing and the ivy.

Pastries and mimosas were good. All entrées were enjoyed. They let us stay for two hours after we paid.

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the restaurant overall and usually enjoy my meal but had the meatballs this time and was disappointed. I would still highly recommend Sole, just not that particular dish.

JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a very nice location with a nice atmosphere. We had the crab cakes for an appetizer and they were very tasty. Our 2 entrees were the Baked Atlantic Salmon and Shrimp Provencale. They were both very tasty the only minor improvement would have been a bit more pasta in the serving. The shrimp was plentiful, 5 large tiger shrimp, and tasty. Overall a very nice evening.

W
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were great. We were able to enjoy dining on the outside patio. When we became a bit chilly, the staff did not hesitate to move us to a table with a working heater. Their goal was clearly to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience.

DW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a night out at Sole. I have never had a bad meal there!

SB
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice for entertaining as the ambiance and meals are top notch!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food took longer than usual to receive and by the hot plates we assume it sat for awhile before being served to us. Food was good

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole is a go to spot. Excellence food and exceptional service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinning

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My good friend and I had such a nice time. Sat on the patio and enjoyed a delicious dinner while able to chat and have a relaxing time.

NY
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff.

NM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole never disappoints. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, the menu offerings are always creative and not only pleasing to the palette but also to the eye.

JA
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant with the perfect environment and ambiance for any occasion. It can be laid back and semi formal with great service and delicious food.

C
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would have given it a five star but I found the noise level too high. Had trouble speaking with friends at table as the surrounding tables, being full, were all competing to be heard. Other than that the food and service was great! Will definitely go back.

MG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to have meal when visiting kids attending school in Waterloo.

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Pickerel special was amazing - and the Butternut Squash soup was excellent! Thank you. Enjoyed being on the patio with a little help from the heaters!

D
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location and ambience, foods average.

ML
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience and never disappoints. The patio is wonderful on a lovely day.

JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food, served hot, friendly server. Sat on patio, was a little cool and rained but that was our choice

MK
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great! My only complaint would be my $45 special; I understand the cost and size of the fish, however the remaining meal portion could have been more substantial. This will not however deter us from returning again 😊

DG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been 3 times now & have enjoyed myself every time. Soles is my go too restaurant

MM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

MC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio experience. Delicious.

JP
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Average. Went there for anniversary and the spokes were good. Main course wasn’t good. Got the special that day

E
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Vegan and vegetarian options (real ones, not something improvised) would be a nice addition to your menu.

JD
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dinner at the Sole. The service and food were excellent. We will be back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, especially for a weekday lunch

AS
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

t
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

LS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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