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 18 cozy seats surrounding the open kitchen and another 30 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 and Sunday Bruce has Brunch!
Canadian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 to close
Lunch and Dinner & Sunday for Brunch 11:00-3:30
Live music Friday nights
2$ Corkage Tuesdays
Open Mic Wednesdays
1/2 price wine on Thursdays
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
Shaun J Edmonstone
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
Bruce Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
This was a great find. Interesting menu. ...
This was a great find. Interesting menu. We opted for the daily special - venison. It was superbly done (medium rare) accompanied by a delicious jus and sweet potato purée. The apple dessert was also delightful, although the cheddar cheese was hardly noticeable and needed more sharpness.
Great atmosphere, exceptional wine selec ...
Great atmosphere, exceptional wine selection, and really fun band playing during dinner. Good selection of dishes for vegetarians which included ingredients that were sourced from local farms and producers (all acknowledged in the menu). The place felt like you were in someone's home enjoying a big dinner party - intimate, friendly, and casual, yet vibrant and fun - the perfect place for us to celebrate our big birthday and anniversary!
The Bruce Wine bar has a great wine list ...
The Bruce Wine bar has a great wine list and the food was very good. The service at the restaurant was efficient and friendly and the server had a great knowledge of the area and the menu options. We were in for a late lunch (3PM) and had a pate board to start followed by pizza from their pizza menu. All the food was good. The wine I ordered turned out to be out of stock but our server recommended a substitute and it was fine. The wine list is a bit over priced but the selection is good.
The Bruce Wine Bar is our favourite spot ...
The Bruce Wine Bar is our favourite spot for dinner in Thornbury. The service, ambiance and overall experience are second to none. My husband and i both ordered the beast special which was good but not mind blowing (pork tenderloin). Everything else was 5 star.
Our server Cindy was great and so were t ...
Our server Cindy was great and so were the craft beers. We went on a Tuesday and it was bring your own wine so we didn't have an opportunity to try the wine offerings ($2.00 corkage..very reasonable). They use fresh, high quality ingredients including the pizza dough. They cook the Pizza at a high temperature so they don't cook the taste out of the ingredients
The only down side is that you cannot create your own pizza or change any "stock" Pizza that they have on the menu
We have been to Bruce many times and thi ...
We have been to Bruce many times and this time, brought friends from the UK. We all had tasty starters, delicious pizzas and a good Niagara syrah. As always, a lovely showcase of local foods with low-key but attentive service. We sat upstairs and the room was full at 6:30. Great spot!
I would not recommend this restaurant ba ...
I would not recommend this restaurant based on our recent visit. We were seated upstairs along with only a few other tables around us. We ordered the romaine lettuce appetizer, which was very close to opening a premix package sprinkled with more bacon and parmesan shavings--not very imaginative or fresh tasting. I ordered our pizza while taking my last bit of salad so relatively soon after our arrival. Shortly after that another table with 4 patrons came in which the waitress settled with water/orders and then another table between us arrived. I watched both tables receive their pizzas while we waited and waited up to 40 minutes. The waitress recognized I was not happy and I informed her of our long wait. She said our order was after the other tables and since I was facing that direction I know those patrons were not even physically present at the time of ordering. She got the hostess downstairs to come up and speak to us of which she informed us it had been 30 minutes since our order and I informed her that the time our order got into the computer was not the real time of when we ordered it and that we were basically out of wine of which we had planned to have with our pizza. She explained how busy the kitchen was for both downstairs and upstairs and I reiterated that we were the only table not served at this point. End of story was for us to just suck it up and pay our bill---no offer of restitution. News alert---the pizza was not that great and also lukewarm.
I really like the Bruce Wine Bar - howev ...
I really like the Bruce Wine Bar - however this time the experience was not as good. our table was ignored, we had asked to have a special birthday dessert but by the time we got to that point we had decided to leave, no one ever acknowledged that request. Disappointing but hope it was just a blip in the service. The food was great as always.
We always have a great experience at you ...
We always have a great experience at your restaurant! We love the food, the staff and that it is in town.
The only issue we had was a larger table came in after us, they were rather high maintenance.... It's a small space and our conversations got drowned out😕.
No fault to the restaurant!
Went to the Bruce Wine Bar for dinner - ...
Went to the Bruce Wine Bar for dinner - food and service were good but will probably return for lunch only as we would prefer having dinner without a lot of kids around, which has been our experience the last few times we've been at the Bruce.
What a treasure in thornbury on. Great f ...
What a treasure in thornbury on.
Great food -
i had organic chicken with a wonderful spicy salsa like sauce
My husband had the wood fired pizza
The wine selection was impressive - I had a glass of California cab. Sav.
My husband had a local craft beer
Our server wonderful - knowledgeable and personable
Next time we go will be on a friday
Having worked for clients in Toronto, Mo ...
Having worked for clients in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver I have been lucky to have dined at many fine restaurants. But for simple enjoyment in a relaxed atmosphere it is tough to beat Bruce's wine bar. My wife and I have enjoyed dining at Bruce's on several occasions and have never been disappointed.
The polenta appetizer is a favourite and we love the use of local produce in both the pizza's and main courses. Although not large the selection of by-the-glass wines are well chosen - I have particularly enjoyed the wines from Quails Gate in BC.
I would highly recommend Bruce's for an intimate dinner for two or a small group of friends.
Bruce Wine Bar is a unique dining spot w ...
Bruce Wine Bar is a unique dining spot with top notch entertainment on select nights weekly. The food is always great with creative combinations, with a solid wine/beer selection. Great ambience. It's always a 5 star experience.
Always great food with a varying menu of ...
Always great food with a varying menu of specials. One can taste the freshness and the care the staff take to prepare local and homegrown fare. Great local beers. Steve has a love for independent musicians paired with an eclectic ambiance makes for a memorable experience every time. See you again soon!
Strangely we both had the same starter a ...
Strangely we both had the same starter and entrée. The tomato/buratta salad was mostly greens with perhaps 3 cherry tomatoes cut in half. While it was tasty it was not as expected (I even went back and double checked the description). The braised short rib was a generous portion served with a mashed/crispy potato (like a croquette almost), the carrot puree had no flavor and there were greens on the plate. For desert the flourless chocolate cake (large portion) had good flavor. I had the desert that is served with fruit and a puff pastry - I can't recall the name but it was good. An OK selection of wine by the glass.
Lots of pizza options and I noticed that's what a lot of diners were ordering.
In case it matters to you - they have some high tables for dining including one upstairs that's a communal dining table ... I'm not a fan of high tables and would have specified that I didn't want this if I'd been aware.
The chef Shaun Edmonstone just keeps get ...
The chef Shaun Edmonstone just keeps getting better!!! The food somehow exceeded our expectations which were already high . It was a Friday night and Pat Robitaille was playing. It doesn't get much better than that! Congrats to the hard working team at Bruce Wine Bar for delivering an exceptional customer service experience.
Great little hidden spot in Thornbury. ...
Great little hidden spot in Thornbury. Large wine selection, although they were out of their Rose´ by the glass.
A nice variety of menu items to please kids and adults alike. Food is nicely prepared and the service is friendly.
This was our second visit to Bruce wine ...
This was our second visit to Bruce wine bar and like our first time we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service. The atmosphere is amazing and we will return many times I'm sure. Our only complaint was that we were seated in the middle of a harvest table with other guests on either side of us, this was much too close for comfort and made it impossible to have an intimate conversation. This was most likely due to the fact that we only made our reservation the day prior, however, we would have much rather waited or come earlier had we have had the knowledge of our seating arrangements. Dispite this awkward situation, we will for sure return and request a private table next time! If you're in Thornbury, this is the place to go for great food and drink!
A quiet lunch with 2 friends turned into ...
A quiet lunch with 2 friends turned into a wonderful experience of great food, wine and a finale of a desserts that were off the chart good. All served by a knowledgeable server, David.
We all voted to return before summer's end!
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