About Vin Room Mission
Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar offering over 100 wines by the taste. With the help of the Enomatic Wine Preservation System, we can guarantee variety and freshness as well.
Our wines are complemented by our tapas menu, focusing on fresh, local ingredients with a global twist. We offer tapas that are seasonal, wine focused and flavorful.
Vin Room was one of Enroute Magazine's Top 25 Hot Spots in Canada, an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award Recipient, and received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three years in a row. Vin Room was named one of Avenue Magazine's Top Restaurants of 2012.
We are located at 2310-4th St. SW (Old Mission Cycle Building); just a short cab ride from downtown and the Stampede Grounds. Rooftop patio open (weather permitting) on a first come, first served basis. Our patio is one of Open Table's top 100 outdoor dining restaurants in Canada.
Calgary, AB T2S 1X2
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - midnight
Friday/Saturday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Enjoy a safe ride home for you and your car. $20 for 5 km. $2/km after. Available 7 days a week
CAN$30 and under
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Street parking is available and conveniently located near Vin Room.
Public parking is also available at the Mission Centre (Shopper's Drug Mart)
A transit stop is conveniently located in front of the building.
Private Party Facilities:
Private wine cellar and second floor buyouts are available for functions. Private rooms accommodate 2 to 100 people (with rooftop patio). Full restaurant buyout is available. Please contact Brit Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Jeremy Erickson: 4034575522x
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For special events or functions, contact Service Manager Jeremy Erickson at email@example.com
Enjoy a safe ride home for you and your car. $20 for 5 km. $2/km after. Available 7 days a week
Vin Room Mission Ratings and Reviews
We were seated promptly and the host too ...
We were seated promptly and the host took our coats. Good start! We then waited five minutes before our waitress took our water order. Another five minutes go by and we finally get our water! At that point we ordered our first round of drinks. It took six minutes to receive these drinks (did I mention the place was not busy at all and they were fully staffed????). My wife received her wine but I was told that they were out of Hendricks gin. Wait another three minutes for her to bring me back another G&T. 19 minutes before I received my first drink!
I was hoping the food would salvage the experience but it was a let down. The wild boar gnocchi was made with beef and the sauce tasted like it came from a can. The lobster nachos were mainly tortilla chips with a light dusting of lobster. Nothing to write home about. The beef kabobs came to the table like warm. The chicken meatballs were good, however.
I will not go back to this location - perhaps I will give the West location a try.
Warm capresse salad was the best thing w ...
Warm capresse salad was the best thing we had by far. Pork short ribs was a substantial dish with veggies and a good size. Skip the crab cakes, so medicare I gave mine to someone else. Liked the scallops but would have been fine passing on the squid dish. Overall a great NYE. Really enjoyed our server. Room was freezing upstairs. Made it a bit hard to enjoy the evening. I've been quite a few times and this may have been one of my favorites. I'd say it is a bit overpriced for what's happening now in Calgary but I've seen advertisements for happy hours twice a day..might be worth checking out.
Very knowledgeable, professional staff a ...
Very knowledgeable, professional staff and delicious wine and nibbles. In particular, the cauliflower flatbread was excellent. Price range makes is a little too out of our budget to make it a regular go-to, but it's great for a treat or a special occasion.
We had a Girls Night for the first time ...
We had a Girls Night for the first time in a LONG time and the Vin Room was PERFECT. Super educated wait staff and we LOVED the flight wine tastings, so fun!
We had tapas and everything was excellent. High quality food. The perfect evening out!
food and service was very good but the l ...
food and service was very good but the lighting on the second level and towards the back of the room is practically non-existent. We had to use our iPhone lights to be able to see anything, including the food. nice ambiance lighting is one thing but not being able to read the menu or see the food is somewhat riduculous
We were really looking forward to trying ...
We were really looking forward to trying it... However the waitress I think was having a bad day and it took hours between drinks and since we wanted to have wine with our food, we ended up having to eat it cold. No one checked in on us. The patio was busy but there was nobody inside the restaraunt and we saw every other table getting taken care of except us. People before us left because of the same reason. There could have been ways they could have ensured better service if things were busy.
The Vin Room service has dropped conside ...
The Vin Room service has dropped considerably. On a Friday night, the place was not busy but the wait for drinks and food was atrocious. The waitress did not recommend the wines, left it up to us. The service is very poor in comparison with what it had in the past. The food was not that hot when it finally arrived either.
I have had dinner at the Vin Room three ...
I have had dinner at the Vin Room three times, each time has been absolutely wonderful. The service is great, the staff is very personable and the food is mouth watering. If there were a con, I suppose it would be that some tables are close together, so you can hear the conversation of others.
Overall a good experience. Good ambie ...
Overall a good experience.
Good ambience and décor.
However, the waiter didn't seem to know too much about the menu. Wasn't really a big deal, I am not picky and I like everything. He was also very polite and the service overall was good.
The atmosphere was simple, yet elegant. ...
The atmosphere was simple, yet elegant. A great place to enjoy an intimate dinner. The waitress suggested how best to pair our choices and the result was scrumptious; we had the potato chips and lobster nachos, then scallops and seasonal vegetables. The best part was the wine flights; what a great way to try new wines. I think a nice touch was the blankets to wrap around yourself when it started to get cool outside.
Phoebe, the owner, is fantastic. She mak ...
Phoebe, the owner, is fantastic. She makes a point of going to every table and connecting with her guests. And you certainly do feel more like a guest than customer. The scallops are to die for! This is a real neighbourhood gem!
Every time I come to the Vin Room I am a ...
Every time I come to the Vin Room I am always impressed by the service. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful. My father in law had food sensitivities and they made sure we knew what he could and couldn't have.
They have an excellent wine selection and I love their tasting flights, great way to try several new wines without drinking a lot.
I raved about this restaurant previously ...
I raved about this restaurant previously. Haven't been here for a while, so anticipating the usual great food we decided to dine here.
Nice touches - waiter lowered music noise level, later turned up by another! Potato chips was almost caked with salt - requested another, salt free version, which was delicious.
My gin martini was good but oh so costly.
We ordered our usual - lobster nachos, lamb meatballs, chicken meatballs, pork belly, etc.
The meatballs lacked flavour unfortunately, and why were all the dishes cold to lukewarm?
Not sure why the service and quality of food for us were not as we were used to. We used to dine here very often before the floods. Will ponder deeply before coming here again.
It was our first time here and we really ...
It was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Great choice of wine tasters and wines by the glass. The charcuterie and cheeses were excellent as were the several tapas we ordered. Loved our personable and friendly server and host who took good care of us throughout the evening. The restaurant was small and intimate with a cozy feel. Food was very well presented and very interesting and complex tasting. We will definitely be back! Highly recommend!
Wonderful tapas menu paired with a great ...
Wonderful tapas menu paired with a great selection of wines set the scene for this quaint restaurant, formerly a family-run bicycle shop, in the heart of Mission.
What really sets the Vin Room apart from other foodie spots is the wonderful staff and owner. It's obvious that they all have a passion for food, but where they shine is the pleasure and gratitude they demonstrate from sharing the gorgeous plates that exit from the kitchen.
Too many superlatives? Then give it a try yourself and tell me I am wrong :-)
A great find. Lovely decor inside and pr ...
A great find. Lovely decor inside and pretty roof top patio. Interesting tapas. No normal restaurant meals. Server was competent but uninspired. Spent way more than we planned so be careful not to get carried away. $100 a head for tapas and wine!
We went to the Vin room to celebrate our ...
We went to the Vin room to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. Lovely meal as always on the rooftop patio. Service was exceptional as always too. Its a treat to come and we always return for more
A visit to the Vin Room is always a grea ...
A visit to the Vin Room is always a great experience. The food is excellent and the choice of wines amazing. The staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgable about the wines. It is always a pleasure to go there for dinner.
Friday night date night with my husband ...
Friday night date night with my husband and we were in the mood for tapas, so decided to head to the Vin Room as we hadn't been there in a couple of years. Food was amazing, it was all so tasty! We had the tuna, scallops and crab after starting with the delicious eggplant chips and topped of the meal with a fantastic dessert. The wine was wonderful too and the serving staff was great. The owner was around making sure everyone was pleased, which I'm sure they all were. Will definitely be back again.
Service was unfortunately suboptimal as ...
Service was unfortunately suboptimal as let our server know of a food allergy which he forgot to let the kitchen know about - and then forgot to let us know about until after we had eaten the dish containing it. Also had to ask him a few times for items that he kept forgetting. Would have stayed longer for more wine as they have a great selection and prices are reasonable but the experience was soured due to the service and side effects from eating food that one of us was allergic to.
Wonderful food, fantastic wine & excellent service
We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and are very impressed with the Mission location of Vin Room. The downstairs was very loud with a great young crowd but they had the perfect table for us upstairs in a quieter more romantic area. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the different wines, gave some recommendations based on what we like for wine and was attentive without being hovering.
The owner stopped by to make sure everything was fine and to chat, very personable and you can tell she truly cares about her restaurant and her staff.
The food was top notch, I have a food allergy and they were perfectly accommodating for it.
They made a special occasion even more special with their level of service, excellent food and fantastic wine choices.
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