About Salt Wine Bar
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8
Located at the top of the Ossington strip, Salt wine bar offers a modern progressive approach to Iberian/Canadian tapas. Salt is a bustling, cozy, communal tapas bar with great energy. Our guests enjoy artisanal cheeses, Iberian charcuterie and an excellent variety of small plate dishes. Chef Dave Kemp is strongly committed to using seasonal and local products whenever possible. Our cellar contains an extensive list of Portuguese and Spanish wines which complement each and every dish.
Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wine
Salt Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
I live in Texas and have been coming to Salt EVERY time I travel to Toronto, for at least the last 3 years. The food is always unbelievable, and the service is even better. I usually come with a group of business associates, so between the 5-10 of us, we pretty much order everything on the menu and share (it is a Tapas place). Very creative and the attention to detail regarding the mixing of flavors, textures, and spices always makes me wanting more. The ambiance is inviting with it being wall to wall wine bottles, of which they have a fantastic selection for any budget. I will most definitely be back the next time I'm in Toronto.
We really enjoyed this restaurant for it's laid back casual vibe, great sharing menu, and decent wine list. Upon arriving we were pleasantly surprised to find out it is a Portuguese wine bar with several Vino Verdes on the wine list. The service and the food was fabulous--all four us, all foodies, enjoyed every dish. The menu has selection sufficient enough to work around the plant-based eaters, carnivores, nut allergy, gluten sensitivities, etc., etc., etc.
The only criticism would be the value. Each sharing plate was relatively small with literally only enough for one bite for four people. At about $15/plate I would have expected a little bit more food per plate. Our server recommended 10-12 plates for a table of 4 which we felt was adequate.
Went out to eat with another couple with baby - we also had a baby with us. They don't have high chairs (we assume that was a message of "we don't want babies here") but regardless they accommodated us and the service was great. All our dishes were really good but I thought somewhat pricey for the portion sizes. I would recommend as the good was delicious and service was great!
Awesome experience. I would recommend having a cocktail at the bar before dinner. The bar staff are not only knowledgeable but creative. The food was excellent, we ordered the beef tenderloin , ceviche, meat balls and octopus plus the special green vegetable. Finished off with an order of the churros, which were excellent. Our servers were super and professional. We will be back.
We were warmly welcomed. The service was discreet and professional. The food was superb, the ambiance warm. We had the Cape Breton Snow Crab Cakes with Grapefruit and Aioli Salad, the Cheese Board with Quince Paste and the Churros with Dulce de Leche with Calvados. I had a Stella & Liane had water. Phénoménal!
We keep coming back here for the amazing food that takes your palette on an adventure. Had the fall salad, lamb meatballs, sea bream ceviche and grilled octopus. All were delicious but especially enjoyed the ceviche, so many flavours! Topped it off with their version of cream brûlée and it made for a perfect meal. Our server was also excellent and suggested some nice Portuguese wine to go along with our food. Highly recommend Salt!
Great overall service! It was my first time trying Iberian inspired food, I was expecting something different, unfortunately it was below my expectations! The atmosphere is very trendy and eye catchy. Really like the concept of showing off Spanish and Portuguese wine bottles, prodominately!
everything was really good but the charcuterie tray lacked a bit , it was not enough for 3 people
and I thought the waiter should have mentioned that
having said all that Tristan our server was AWESOME on wine selection and he was very attentive without hovering
I read about the tapas at Salt and decided to make a reservation for a nice Saturday evening dinner. I particularly enjoy the Ossington strip for their selection of great dining and drink options.
Arriving on time for my reservation, my first impression was not great; waiting at the front reception desk for 8 mins without any staff acknowledgment. The restaurant was busy, but not particularly full and it wasn't until I walked to the end of the bar and asked about being seated, before anyone looked up. I was dismissed by a gentleman behind the bar, saying he'd be a minute. A young lady approached me and I thought she'd seat my husband and I, but instead she demanded I go back to the front and wait. I was upset and normally would have made my way to the Greek tapas restaurant with superb customer service up the street, but I wanted to give the restaurant and dining experience a fair shot, so we stayed.
We ordered the shishito peppers (an absolute must! They are perfection!) , octopus and meatballs. The cocktails were good and well bodied.
As a foodie and a frequent visitor of the Toronto dining scene, I am particularly disappointed by the service provided by Salt and would not recommend the restaurant based on the lack of professionalism by their staff.
Went last Saturday for girls-night-out. Food was excellent - our fave was the gnocchi...if we could have licked the plate, we would have! Our server was excellent and attentive despite the packed restaurant. My only complaint is that we found it a little too loud and it felt like we were screaming to hear each other talk. Other than that, excellent restaurant...will definitely be back!
Salt Wine Bar is the perfect place to go to sample all sorts of delicious food. It is fun to try a lot of different dishes. The food is excellent so it doesn't matter which dishes you choose. It is great for 2, 4 or a party of 8 people. Service is always excellent. This is my 4th time back and again it did not disappoint in any way.
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