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.
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
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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 email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
Alan Shenton: 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 General Manager Alan Shenton at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vin Room Mission Ratings and Reviews
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.
Great food but not a lot of room to spread out.
This place was recommended to us by a friend of ours. The place was very central and had a good ambiance. It's a tight place inside with not a lot of seating area especially in the front area. Was hoping to have a table however we sat on a couch bench. That being said, the food was delicious and the wine selections were excellent. Service was very attentive as well.
We came for our anniversary, and had a r ...
We came for our anniversary, and had a range of very good appetizers, and some very nice wines form the extensive and impressive selection. We had seats a a small table facing the bar and away from each other. There may be other parts of the establishment (such as the roof terrace) suitable for large groups, but the area we were in would not be good for more than couples. Other than the wine dispenser, we did not really have a scenic view
We were both very impressed with our waitress Isolde. I have been to Vin Room Mission many many times and she has to be the most attentive (in just the right amount and frequency) and knowledgeable wine steward I have encountered. She knew just when to show up as my date and I enjoyed our company at a very private table. She was one step ahead of us for almost every request we had. We both thoroughly enjoyed her professionalism.
She's a keeper!
For a romantic evening, this is the plac ...
For a romantic evening, this is the place to go - very dark, very cozy. For four middle aged professionals, the dim lighting and tight tables were a bit uncomfortable. Also, if you have any mobility issues, be sure to be seated on the main level as the bathrooms are three flights of stairs down from the top dining area. The food was good - the best plate was the wild boar gnocchi. I would not recommend the lobster nachos though. Compared to the quality of the other tapas dishes, the nachos were a real let down. I would recommend Vin Room for the food and will be back for date night, with a flashlight!
Fantastic Food, Service and Atmosphere!
The night before our visit one of their staff called me to welcome us and see if we had any questions- impressive! :O Funky, relaxed fine dining atmosphere. We dined on a menu chosen for the Calgary Big Taste Festival with the wine pairings. Excellent appetizer, main course and dessert for a very reasonable price. Our server Lori was attentive, friendly and always on hand to serve courses, answer questions and make suggestions. All staff friendly, polite and attentive. They have a smaller tasting/meeting room downstairs (seats 16) which you can book for free with a deposit which applies to your bill. Well worth the price, will definitely be back with friends. Thanks for the hospitality!
Not what it used to be
Unfortunately this place has gone down hill. We were there in a group of 4 on Saturday evening, it wasn't very busy for a Saturday. We ordered two bottles of wine, and were told shortly later that they had neither and most of their list was out of stock. The food quality was good, but the portions sizing has slipped and is no longer of decent value. Large Duck plate was mostly just sauce and fill and very little actual duck.
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