About Salt Wine Bar
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
everything was really good but the cha ...
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 decid ...
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. ...
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 ...
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.
Great meal. Amazing duck, gnocchi, pate ...
Great meal. Amazing duck, gnocchi, pate (portion rather small), olives were delicious, outstanding ceviche, short-ribs were fantastic, octopus too. Amazing service from Tristan and the vino verde was worth every penny. Thank You! we'll be back.
I saw the reviews were great for Salt Wi ...
I saw the reviews were great for Salt Wine Bar but it exceeded my expectations. The food was phenomenal. The braised short ribs just melted, the calamari was perfectly cooked and the meatballs were perfectly spiced. I often go to Patria and like Carmen as well for tapas but this was the best of the three.
Great service as well and the wine selection and knowledge is fantastic. Can't wait to go again.
Everything was amazing! Food, drinks, pe ...
Everything was amazing! Food, drinks, people. The only thing was our server would periodically not hear us when we were ordering (i.e. forgot a dish, forgot drinks) and we would have to remind her or repeat a few times. Other than that, wonderful restaurant!
NICE BUT PRICEY TAPAS
We just came home from visiting Lisbon and Porto and falling love with their food, which was our motivation to try this restaurant.
I loved the decor and ambience. A long table for a group was fun, but it was rather problematic for those seated against the wall/opposite to the aisle or in the middle to get up and visit a washroom.
Our hostess was very charming, agreeable and attentive as well as accommodating. Servers were both polite and expeditious — we had no complaints for their food or service.
Tapas dishes are fun. All the dishes we ordered were delicious and very well presented, but we felt they were pricey for what they were. We were glad we decided to try this restaurant but not sure if any of us would return for this reason.
30th Birthday with Friends!
We met a few friends here for a small surprise 30th birthday dinner for my boyfriend. It was our first time dining at this restaurant and I was very happy that we chose this place. It was the perfect ambiance and space for the type of dinner we were having. Very interesting and extensive wine list. The small plates menu was creative and everything was delicious!
I went to Salt Wine Bar with most closes ...
I went to Salt Wine Bar with most closest friends to celebrate my birthday. It was everything I wanted.
A few of us arrived and got seated. The rest of my friends arrived and we started ordering. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting; I feel like it encourages conversation and stepping away from our phones (albeit we were checking the Score to see how the Raptors were doing).
The food is delicious. I am never disappointed. With a good number of options, the menu accommodated all the food preferences at the table. We practically ordered everything on the menu. My favourite was the paella. The seafood was well cooked and the rice was al dente with the crispy texture you expect.
Service was exceptional. Norm and Tristan were working in the front that evening. Big shout out to Tristan, who was very attentive and frequently made sure we were taken care of.
Thank you to Salt for making my birthday special.
Food was alright. Nothing I felt stuck o ...
Food was alright. Nothing I felt stuck out. The scallops and pork belly was the best dish we had. The table set up is a bit tight... Makes it annoying if you have a middle table, servers constantly knocking your elbow and placing their booty in your face.
Service, the weakest part of my experience. Order drinks... The food came first? ... My girlfriend got her glass of wine about 10 minutes before I got my drink. Why serve only one? ... Says bartender was busy. Yea ok, either he forgot my drink or the waitress did. Also, told us to order all at once or our next order will take 45 minutes. Tables were empty in 45min... Seemed a bit exaggerated. Overall, for the price don't think I'll revisit.
Still just as amazing!
So when I lived in Toronto over a year ago my husband and I would come to Salt wine bar every month or so and it was our spot for dates. I booked our dinner last week after not having been in Toronto for over a year. We got there and everyone remembered us, asked us about our move to New York, gave us hugs and made us feel like family. Once again the food and wine was absolutely fantastic, and we're already planning our next trip to Toronto, including this place!
such a wonderful evening! can't wait to go back!
we hada great evening and every dish was better then we expected!
our server suggested the duck dish which we wouldn't normally have ordered and it was phenomenal!
the wine recommended was the perfect bottle (or 3) to compliment our meal.
A Perfect Night
We went on a Sunday night during the Super Bowl, so the place was practically empty. This was fine with us because the staff were very attentive. I had a glass of the Acon Crianza Tempranillo... nice easy to drink full-bodied wine. We enjoyed the bread & olives (the spicy spread was so good!), charcuterie board, steak & frites, crab cakes, crispy prawns, baby back ribs fell off the bone, and the duck confit was delish. The gnocchi was alright... it could have been richer and cheesier. Love the vibe of the place. Can't wait to go back!
Salt offers a wonderful combination of warm, interesting ambience with dependably excellent food. We've been to many of the latest hot restaurants that Toronto Life seems to love, but often there's more sizzle than substance. Not so here. This was our third visit. The menu changes each time, but our enjoyment has been constant. The charcuterie was first-rate and varied. The duck confit was incredibly tender and flavourful, maybe the best we've had anywhere. The patatas bravas are always good, and the crab cake was moist, delicious and surrounded by a creative and balancing garnish. Salt remains one of our favourites in TO.
Second visit to this great little restau ...
Second visit to this great little restaurant. Creative dishes and presentation. I would highly recommend the Scallops and Braised Pork Belly and the Grilled Octopus. Oh yes, and the Churros for dessert. Do not miss them! Our waitress was super! Friendly and very attentive. Be forewarned that the small plates are can get expensive, as is the wine list (200% mark-ups). You will need at least 5 dishes for two people...plus those Churros!
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