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
Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Arthur St West
CAN$30 and under
Live Music Friday nights
Shaun J Edmonstone
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Bruce Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
What can I say about the Bruce Wine Bar- ...
What can I say about the Bruce Wine Bar-I eat out almost 5 days a week, from "The Patrician Grill"on King to "The Chase"on Temperance, and everything in between, BRUCE is still the BEST!
It's always a fun place to go. Cozy and ...
It's always a fun place to go. Cozy and great food and wine. We always tell others about the Bruce Wine Bar.
One of my favourites!!!
I've never had a bad experience at Bruce Street, the service and food have always been Top Notch. Amazing entertainment adds to the ambience
Best Polenta Cubes
Addicted to the polenta apetizer! Simply a unique, delicious apetizer with a tasty edge. Pair it with Pinot Grigio. Delightful. Of course the main dish was brilliant too.
Was the highlight of our weekend - the p ...
Was the highlight of our weekend - the pizzas are delicious!
Always have an amazing meal here - never disappoints!
a less than optimal dining experience
The server did not demonstrate the fundamentals of good service. The food while tasty was expensive. The appetizers (steak tartare) were served with potato chips??? When we asked for something to go more appropriately with our $18 appetizers we were informed there would be an extra charge. The entrees we ordered were $28-$30. The poor service plus the expense made our dinner experience less than hoped for. One of our party was a sommelier and found the wine list interesting. We were taking another couple out for dinner for a special occasion and I was embarrassed. I doubt we will return.
One of the best meals I've ever had. And ...
One of the best meals I've ever had. And I like food. Beef tartare was to die for. The mains were nutrient full without any fillers - think paleo. Local and OceanWise certifies. Every item on the plate had its own well balanced flavour. You will never think I need salt, pepper or hot sauce. Really, really amazing food and a very knowledgable server. Plus nice atmosphere. YOU need to try it. NOW.
Always the Best!
Bruce Wine Bar is always ahead of the curve. Without sounding too foodie, or elitist. This is one of the best restaurants, best vibes and greatest staff one could asked for!
Fantastic as usual.
Could not be better, entertainment was great and the acoustics in the place are great.
Bruce Wine Bar is our go to place when we go out to eat. Always great food and wonderful hospitality from first greeting onwards. The chef creates new food experiences every time. Keep it a secret!
A great find in the Blue Mountain area
Excellent service, unique vibe and fantastic food with a local twist. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the Bruce Wine Bar if you are in the area, a real gem!
Thornbury's gastronomic gem
Hat's off to the Bruce Wine Bar for delivering yet another dining experience par excellence last Friday night that also included superb entertainment at no additional charge. The brussel spout salad brought accolades from our eyes and palate as did the beef tartar. Both dishes are a melange of fresh in-season ingredients creatively assembled to deliver memorable dishes. The splendid wine list is personally selected by the proprietor, an accomplished sommelier, who is readily available at your table to help pair the varietal with the plate. The service is congenial, knowledgeable and professional. Bruce is a must visit when you are in the area.
Our favourite restaurant in Thornbury never fails to disappoint. Tuesday night $2 corkage is great but you need to book early to get a table. We love the ambiance on the lower level, watching them cook up our pizzas. The funghi and fennel pizzas are delicious and great for sharing. The server was pleasant and just the right amount of attentiveness.
Having eaten at the BSWB from the very beginning, it is very satisfying to see the success it is now experiencing. The food and service is always very good and wine list keeps getting better!! Pls. continue to do what you do best!! Gary
You are on to something.
A thoughtful menu full of seasonal ingredients gleaned from local suppliers. It's rare to experience this quality of food in such a welcoming, comfortable, unpretentious environment. Solid service. I really enjoyed the inventive cocktails as well. Our second visit. We are telling everyone to go and will return as soon as we can.
Great wine list with food and service to match
Pleased to find such a great spot in the County (Grey, that is). Came here with my in-laws for my wife's birthday and wasn't disappointed. They had a great wine list and were very accommodating with food allergies. Already looking forward to my next visit.
Very rarely do I write bad reviews and The Bruce Wine Bar has some things going for it. The problem is that we ordered the wrong things. But at a place like this, how can that happen? The quinoa salad was a horrible delivery of a good idea. Quinoa should be a small portion of the salad not the entire salad. Especially as a salad before dinner. My wife unfortunately had that salad. My salad was excellent but sad to say they are taking it off the menu. The roasted tomato and pork were outstanding. Pricey but very good. We were not that hungry and had come on a Saturday to listen to music. The band that night was a one piece guitar singer out of Saskatoon who may not have fit what we were looking for in a wine bar. He did not play cover music but rather his own. The wine list starts at $40 so be prepared to spend. Our dinner that night was a charcuterie blend. We ordered the small to share with the side of olives. Again a great idea delivered poorly. The pate had a strong vinegar flavor and the meats were good but most of the plate needed to be better. How does that come out of the kitchen. This place was recommended by locals and maybe a pizza and a glass of wine each gets you out around $50 and maybe the pizza is good. The bad thing is the Chef graduated from George Brown Culinary in Toronto like my wife. We were hoping for a good experience. We did have a good laugh though.
Delicious, often locally sourced, food.
Delicious, often locally sourced, food.
Excellent ingredients, prepared well without unnecessary embellishments, served attentively by knowledgeable servers willing to adjust ingredients to suit dislikes, reasonable prices
great for foodies and wine lovers
This was a fantastic find! The food was delicious and well seasoned, with smart wine pairings. Too bad my boyfriend and I live all the way in Montreal, otherwise we would definitely come more often! This is a must for anyone visiting in the region.
Great meal with excellent wine!
Service was great, as was our food. Our mains, chiCken and beef were excellent, on par with big city dining. (The hummus appetizer lacked garlic and a touch of salt.).
Another great meal @ the Bruce! Never disappointed
We went for the daily pizza and the beast of the day and it was very tasty. I had the risotto with the rabbit on the side as I wasn't sure I would or could enjoy it and it looked and tasted just like a chicken leg and thigh. Incredible! We'll be back again and again. PS The servers are fantastic too!
We made our reservation 24hrs prior then ...
We made our reservation 24hrs prior then confirmed day of. When we arrived we were informed they did not have a table for us as we were not staying for a 2 hr dinner. We could sit outside. Or share a couch. This should have been communicated when we confirmed our reservation. A reserved table is a reserved table. Up to the patrons to decide how much food they choose to consume.
Great wine list. Great food. We sat down ...
Great wine list. Great food. We sat downstairs and watched them cook.
The atmosphere, wine ,appetizers and pizzas we had exceeded expectations and were well worth the drive from Blue Mountain as it far exceeds anything you may have in the village.
I've dined all over the world, from Ban ...
I've dined all over the world, from Bangkok to Boston . I can say without question, that Bruce Wine Bar serves up some of the best quality fresh food I've ever had. One of my top 5 in the World!
Another great visit to The Bruce
We came for the pizza and the corkage and we weren't disappointed. The pizza was yummy as always, the fennel sausage one is my favourite and the bacon and tomato is very good too. The perch fish special was delicious and the lentils entrée was very tasty too. The restaurant was busy but the service was fantastic and the noise level just perfect too.
This is a small town restaurant with a sophisticated big city eating experience. The prices are equivalent to Toronto but the quality of the food, the service and the imaginative presentation justify those prices. The wine list is adequate. The noise level upstairs can be a little overwhelming but clearly the patrons were enjoying themselves. Incidentally, the pizza was among the best I've ever had.
Tiny Town, Tiny Restaurant, Big City quality
While on holiday in the area, I have taken my bff for birthday dinner downstairs annually since Bruce Wine Bar opened and it has always been an excellent dinner that we look forward to all year! She is a bit of a wine snob so she adores the non-lcbo wine list. This time, however, I brought our friends who are professional chef/foodies, so I was a little more nervous. Other than a couple of minor points, they were VERY impressed and we all wondered why we don't have a restaurant like this in Burlington (a population of 175K)! The new, young and very tall hostess will definitely need some encouragement to speak up, and maybe crouch a little closer...we literally couldn't hear a word she said. We waited a little too long for The Charcuterie Plate, however it was delicious, and put together with thought and care. Our friend Chef Mike's statement was "now this is how a grown-up does charcuterie", a sentiment that was repeated with each ensuing course. Mains: Our GF, dairy-free diner was blown away by the lentil dish. Hubby and I had the pizza special of prosciutto and peach: the combination of toppings was amazing. And Chef Mike really enjoyed the fennel sausage pizza. The pizza centres were a little too soggy, but the flavors were exceptional. For dessert, Chef and his better-half shared the gf chocolate almond polenta cake... he made no secret of the fact that he will be adding a variation of this item to his own menu of offerings. Hubby and I had the frozen strawberry mousse with meringues and it was delightful. Again, a perfect combination of tastes and textures. Since the wine list consists totally of non-lcbo brands, one really has to rely on your server - it was the more expensive labels which were recommended, but her suggestions were very helpful. We think her name was Heidi, and her service was attentive, very friendly, knowledgeable, unobtrusive and professional. Ambiance was pleasant, chairs a little firm. Definitely recommend!!!
Always a great place to eat!
We have visited the Bruce Wine Bar maybe a half dozen times over the last two years and it never fails to satisfy. The food is fresh, tasty, usually local, beautifully presented and all this at a reasonable price. The services has been very good to excellent each time. The wait staff knows their wine and are happy to make a recommendation. As a beer snob, I appreciate the local brews on tap. We prefer the lower level because it is a little brighter than the upstairs, but the upper level would probably be great when they have live music.
Bruce Wine Bar is a short drive from Collingwood but well worth the time. None of the restaurants in Blue Mountain Village compared. We went back for a second dinner before leaving the area. Reservations are a must. The food was so delicious with fresh ingredients, most sourced locally. There are not a lot of entree's on the menu, but there were always several specials. We ordered from them: the bass, pickerel, and pork chop. All were so flavorful. Save room for dessert. The polenta chocolate cake was heavenly. We didn't get to try the pizza, but it has a great reputation among the locals.
Girls night out
Had a lovely evening which we always have at The Bruce. The server was attentive and helpful. The food, especially the appetizers and the pizza, were very tasty. The dessert was plentiful and shared between the four of us. We will be back... again and again.
Beautiful summer tomatoes showcased in hot soup and cool salad with chevre. Delicious lentil and summer veggie dish and a nice crispy crusted bacon & tomato pizza. We had a Coffin Ridge cider and a local beer. Dessert - chocolate polenta cake - was just ok. Not too expensive. Very friendly service.
Amazing food! Great service. Live music was loud.
We will definitely come back again. Good food. Reasonable prices. Romantic and not rushed. The live music was too loud.
BWB nails it every time.
Love this place. Food is always delicious and inventive without it being too much about the invention and more on flavour and texture. The staff are knowlwdgeable and engaging. Always have a good time at BWB.
Delicious food and Fantastic music
my wife and i are from Toronto and we came to visit our daughter who lives in Collingwood now and she suggested Bruces wine bar based on recommendations of friends. it is a fantastic little spot, the food was absolutely delicious and we happened by on the night that Scarlett Jane was playing. the salads and steak tatare were all perfect. as a matter od fact, that was one of the best ceasar salads i have ever had. The mains were just as good with two of us having the Braised beef and my daughter had the wild boar. OH, leave room for desert, you cant go wrong with the pana cotta. we will defintely be back. remember to make reservations.
This is a great spot to dine. Food is fantastic. Staff are very friendly . Atmosphere is really nice. We're fortunate to have this caliber of restaurant in our area. Highly recommend!!! Steve Schwartz
Great dinner at the Bruce Wine Bar!
We really got lucky when we found the Bruce Wine Bar! Wonderful ambiance and fabulous food. Must be Thornbury's finest!
Wonderful on many levels
Love the food!!! Really appreciate a place that supports good live music. The ambiance is wonderful and we are always made to feel very welcome. Love what you have done and we will be back! Thanks
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