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About Bruce Wine Bar
Don’t let the name fool you, this unique eatery boasts more than just a wine list distinguished by a Wine Spectator award.
Designated a Feast Ontario restaurant for its’ commitment to sustainable and organic regional fare, Bruce also serves up the best wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza north of the GTA. Add an impressive roster of independent Canadian musicians playing Fridays and you’ve got the vibe!
A funky eclectic design houses 25 cozy seats surrounding the open kitchen and another 40 in a loft-inspired space which includes a communal harvest table.
Once a tiny wine bar serving small plates three nights/week, Bruce has come into its’ own as a full-scale restaurant offering seasonally focused lunch, dinner and take-away menus daily, as well as catering for private parties and large events.
Feed your curiosity!
The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Canadian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30-9:00
Friday and Saturday 11:30AM- Close
Live music Friday nights
2$ Corkage Tuesdays
Open Mic Wednesdays
Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Arthur St West
CAN$30 and under
On Friday there are two dinner show and 7 and 9pm featuring up and coming canadian artists..sometimes it can be a little loud!
On Wednesday night we host an open mic from 8-10pm. featuring singer songwriters and poets
Bruce caters all types of functions from family gatherings to weddings. please contact us to discuss.
During the day we would request that you park across the street in the public parking area. In the evening feel free to use the parking at the restaurant
Behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Public Parking available across the Street at the Thornbury Post Office
Shaun J Edmonstone
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
$2 Corkage every Tuesday Night (*applies only to 750ml bottle+ $15 min food charge per person)
Open Mic Wednesday Nights-seat covers may apply
Every Friday night Live music *( cover charge or seat cover may apply)
Large parties Minimum food orders apply
Bruce Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
I will drive any distance to savour those phenomenal pizzas!
PLEASE allow those of us who dine at lunch to sit downstairs where it's cozy and thoroughly entertaining to watch food being prepared.
Upstairs is very chilly (air conditioning) and lacks the ambience of downstairs.
From start to finish the service, food and overall experience was amazing. Everything was spot on. If you are looking for a unique dining experience where the food is out of this world-the drive from wherever you are right now to Thornbury is so worth it. I can't wait to go back. PS. The pizza is WOW just WOW.
Service was great, wine selection good. Food value also good. We enjoy the caesar salad.
We ordered the house pizza with mushroom, cream sauce etc really no mushrooms and very little sauce quite disappointed. Several of our friends ordered the pepperoni pizza which they really enjoyed.
Had a wonderful dinner with my wife, son and mother-in-law. My tartar was phenomenal then I had the pork rib...killer. Plating, flavour and culinary technique were the triple threat. Had a solid IPA to wash it down. We also had the Caesar salad, gnocchi and pizzas and all were very well received. Service was polite, friendly, efficient and swift. We will be back for sure. I am a very big believer in a Slow Food philosophy and they certainly nail that here. Well done!!
We had never been to Bruce Street Wine Bar but have heard nothing but good reviews about the place. We made a reservation on-line. When we arrived we were seated in the middle of a communal table, some people may like this style of dining, we however do not. We politely asked if there was a different table we could sit at. Our server kindly checked for us, but unfortunately they were fully booked. We chose to leave, as it was not the sort of dining experience we wanted. I am not sure if we did not explore their website enough but it would have been nice to understand that when we made the reservation we would be seated at a communal table. We will try again, but this time we will assure ahead of time where we will be seated.
We have dined at Bruces a number of times - and enjoyed take out pizza from thete several times. And they have never disappointed. Food is uniformly excellent and manages to be innovative without falling prey to the "because we can" attitude that leads some places into bizarre and unpalatable pairings. And the service is attentive without being intrusive.
This may be our new favourite place to dine near Collingwood, the food was simply delicious. Highly recommend the fish, salads and the beautiful and tasty desserts. Every dish had multiple flavours, outstanding. Nice local live music too (we were there on a Friday)!
My husband and I recently dined at Bruce Wine Bar, and it was a wonderful dining experience from beginning to end! We were seated at a cozy, high top table across from the open kitchen, so it was fun to watch the team at work. They operate like a well-oiled machine! Everyone was busy, but not frenetic, real teamwork! Our server, Chelsea, was friendly and helpful, and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly! The food was excellent! We shared the polenta/jalapeno bites for an appetizer - so yummy! They were crispy, piping hot, well-seasoned, and pillowy soft inside. The parsley dip was lovely! I had the shortribs for my entree, and it was the best I've ever had; truly 'fall off the bone'! The side accompaniments of veggies were perfectly cooked and matched to the dish. My husband had the 'special' pizza, and it was outstanding! The crust was thin, chewy, and the bolognese beef chunky, and again, everything well-seasoned! We had no room for dessert, but we absolutely loved our meal, and plan to return the next time we're in Thornbury!
We have dined many times at Bruce Wine Bar; it is our favourite in Thornbury. We love the intimate atmosphere, excellent cuisine, attention to detail, and wonderful servers who always seem to have a few moments to update us on interesting news from the area.
We have recommended this restaurant to friends many times.
Reservations are a must, especially during busy times.
Can't wait to try their new venture, "Crow Bar", soon to open in Collingwood, I understand.
Server was very knowledgeable about the food/wine parings .
Love the foraged veg .
Cucumber salad was outstanding.
I wanted a small steak medium rare but menu a bit limited and I was told not available .
Pickerel cooked well with balanced flavours on the plate .
the food is always good, but the menu is fairly limited and so if you go fairly often the choices can be limited (or you have the same meal multiple times). Staff are excellent and know the food and wine menu. Live entertainment is great on Friday nights, as long as you enjoy the entertainer - last week's was a little on the depressing side.
This my favourite Restaurant in Thornbury and Collingwood (they are opening a new one in Collingwood that I expect will be just as good, Crow Bar on 1st Street). We started with their mixed fun platter this time as it was $2 corkage Tuesday (dug deep into our cellar). Wife's birthday so she also had a cocktail, very fine 3 olives, stored not shaken. This was followed by an oven baked pizza (hard choice as I love the short ribs, but her birthday. then the chololate desert. This all came to $80, what a great meal at a great price!!!
another fabulous dinner at Bruce Wine Bar to celebrate my best friend's bday during our annual girls' getaway week to Thornbury. We shared a beautiful charcuterie platter for one, along with the requisite warm, spiced olives (we get those every year, the only time I eat green olives!). She had the fish special and I had the pepperoni pizza... I can't say that we have EVER had a meal there that wasn't fantastic. Desserts were spectacular and actually worth the calories! But the fun part this time was a new item on the wine list: the enomatic pour. The sommelier will have a particular fine wine in the device, so they can serve up just a glass at a time, then not lose the rest of the bottle! Great way to try something new. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the wine I had, but she said it was similar to a barolo, and it was fantastic!! Thanks for another fun, delicious and amazing evening, Bruce!
My husband and I came to Thornbury for a "date night" and we stumbled upon this restaurant... How lucky were we???!? The food was outstanding, the service fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It will be hard to return to thornbury and NOT come here again!! Thanks Bruce Wine Bar for such a great evening. :)
The Bruce Wine Bar is always a favorite restaurant for us for special occasions or bringing guests from out of town. Food choices are delicious. Great to have specials and the portion sizes are perfect. Live music is great but a little loud for casual conversation. Will definitely be back.
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