About Vin Room - West
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 West is located at 85 St SW and 8A Ave SW (take Bow Trail West to 85th Street SW and turn right)
We are a licensed restaurant. Children are welcome at Vin Room.
Patio (weather permitting) is available on a first come, first served basis.
Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday through Saturday : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
Sunday/Monday: 3:00 - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed/Thurs: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday/Sat: 11:00 AM- Midnight
85 St SW and 8A Ave SW
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking is available in front of Vin Room West.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
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Vin Room - West Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I went out on date night and ...
My wife and I went out on date night and we had a wonderful experience - the service was prompt and friendly, and the food was amazing
Very expensive and portions are small. I ...
Very expensive and portions are small. It's odd, when many restaurants are lowering prices to entice dinners, amidst increasing competition and a poor economy, it seems Vin Room has increased their prices. Food was good, but not great, especially considering the cost. There's just too many restaurant choices in the area.
I think Vin Room is my favorite restaura ...
I think Vin Room is my favorite restaurant in Calgary. It's always such a treat for us to go there. The service is excellent and the food and wine delicious!
Always a excellent dining experience
This is our third time to Vin Room West and so clearly we love it. The food is amazing, the service is perfect. I can't wait to go back The menu is largely tapas and so the food comes out as it is prepared. The night we went, they weren't busy and so the food came out quickly with multiple dishes arriving at the same time. Now, each to his own, but for us, we would have preferred to have one dish at a time and wished the kitchen had timed out the delivery a little better. We elected to sit outside as it was a gorgeous night and Calgary gets so few. However, it was too bright and too hot. I know. I sound like I am complaining about the smallest things. However, my point is that a few strategically placed umbrellas would go a long way. Overall - an amazing dinner and we will be back as soon as I can conjure up a special occasion.
Had a birthday dinner with 6 guests and ...
Had a birthday dinner with 6 guests and the staff were amazing. Wine and food selections were helpful and the food tasty great as always! Looking forward to our next meal back at VinRoom!
What a great pre concert choice. The tap ...
What a great pre concert choice. The tapas menu was perfect and the flights of wine were even better!! We will be back soon.
Vin Room was Amazing, the sharing plates ...
Vin Room was Amazing, the sharing plates were the outstanding, especially the pan seared scallops, and the wines pairings suggested to us were very interesting. It made for a wonderful late night date.
Each dish is a wonderful combination of ...
Each dish is a wonderful combination of flavours that work together. A relaxing dinner. Love that all the dishes are shared. Will be back!
Food was great, but portions were tiny! We ordered four dishes, each were about the size of a small appetizer.
Really experienced and pleasant server. ...
Really experienced and pleasant server. She was knowledgable about the wine list and made excellent recommendations about the food and wine pairings.
Service was Ok - nice enough waitress but not as attentive as we expected especially considering it was really not busy for a Saturday night. We sat out on the patio and maybe 1/3 of the tables were being used. It was a little windy but inside was not very busy either. Waitress did not offer up suggestions about wine until we asked. However, she was helpful in suggesting number of plates to order/size of plates. House-made chips with dip were delicious as were the Crab cakes - everything else was just OK. We had pork-braised belly which was fatty. Croquettes were OK - my husband enjoyed more than I did - I found them to be very rich. Chili jam dip was very tasty. The lemongrass chicken meatballs tasted greasy (both of us felt agreed) - could only eat one and it did not sit well. I did like that they changed out our little plates/utensils after each item. It wasn't done until we had already started to try the 2nd dish and the sauces crossed over but the waitress had not brought the 2nd dish - another server did. It would have been nice if he said they would get us a clean plate before he walked away. We live in the area and this was our first visit for a dinner date - hesitated to come based on not-great reviews in the past and based on this experience we probably won't be rushing back.
The food was excellent, especially the boar gnocchi which we all agreed was one of the best we had tried. I hadn't been here before but will make a point of returning as the service matched the calibre of the food.
Had a wonderful time with friends for dinner. We have enjoyed the wine at Vin Room on other occasions but had never eaten. We were very happy with our dinner. The service was friendly and helpful and the food platters that were recommended were fantastic.
The food was great as always and we love ...
The food was great as always and we love the staff! We were lucky to have Sheldon as our server... so friendly (as well as knowledgeable about the wine list and cocktails)
The tapas were hit and miss. Nothing stood out as being great. Happy hour prices were a bonus. Good to go as a group and if you are into wine pairings
Really like the variety and smaller port ...
Really like the variety and smaller portions and the excellent by-the -glass wine menu.
Curt and unhelpful service
Other than the hostess, we found the service to be quite curt and requests for recommendations were answered with generalities ("its all good"). Food was good and served promptly
Vin Room Always Delivers
Sitting at the bar on date night being served by Sheldon is always a great experience. His candor and wine knowledge never lets you down. His sense of humour and timing on service is also something that is a skill he has mastered. The food at Vin Room is arguably some of the best in the city and given the tapas style, you get to experience several varying tastes. I highly recommend going with flights of wine to enjoy new and different wines and let Sheldon guide you on that journey. Their happy hour specials are also excellent value. If you are looking for great food, service and wine go to Vin Room.
Each dish was unique and delicious... The chocolate tort for dessert was to die for!
Great group dining
We were a group of five folks dining for dinner. We decided to try the family style dinner which was awesome! Lots of food ( mostly guys in our group) many lovely flavours and the service was great. The only critique might be the music got a little loud at one point which did make conversation a bit of a challenge. It was however a most enjoyable evening . We will be back, a definite do over.
We have been a few times now to the Vin ...
We have been a few times now to the Vin Room and it doesn't disappoint. Delicious food and great wine and service!
Fun change from ordinary
If you're going for a big traditional meal, this is not the spot. But for a fun treat, sample a bunch of 2 oz varieties of wine and some very tasty tapas. Perfect date night with my wife where we sat in comfy chairs, sampled wines and tasted a number of delicious meats, cheeses, and mini dishes. Server seemed to be spread a bit too thin so, while pleasant and knowledgeable, we didn't see her often enough. Otherwise it was a great night out!
I hate dining out on Valentine's Day. Restaurants are insanely busy and crowded, and it usually feels rushed. This trip was different, we had a 5:00 pm reservation with another couple. The Vin Room wasn't too busy and our server was attentive, but not pushy. Our food was great, the prosecco excellent. No complaints(except the music volume being a tad too high), great value relaxed service.
Highly recommend Vin Room West
We went for Valentines weekend and although they were busy, the service was attentive and we never felt rushed. The food was fantastic. We did a number of tapas plates and each one was amazing. The duck confit lettuce wraps are not to be missed. Same for the baked bocconcini. If I had a complaint - and it is only a nit - but the up-sell on the dessert wines was perhaps too much. No complaints about the dessert wines - they were great - but they were a little pricey. But, to be fair, I didn't have to say yes!
Went here for Valentines dinner. The food was amazing! Especially loved the crab cakes! Great service and very helpful and knowledgable staff. Remember this is a tapas restaurant so the portion sizes aren't huge but definitely worth it!!
We come here for special occasions becau ...
We come here for special occasions because we love the food and it is a nice and relaxing atmosphere. Service was fantastic and so was the food
Our server was outstanding learned so mu ...
Our server was outstanding learned so much about the wine and food pairings. For sure will recommend.
Great, but don't get attached to the menu
Vin Room has a great selection of food and wine. The quality and taste is very good! If you are looking for a new place to go with great ambience, this is a good place to try. The only thing that's not going for Vin Room West is their food for repeat business. My husband and I actually would say a couple years ago that it was our favorite restaurant and had been there several times, and we loved the menu and had our cravings for our favorite dishes. But recently in the year or so each time we come back for a special occasion, our favorite menu items change, even though they don't change the name. It's become very frustrating for us and a disappointment when the food comes out. An example, the eggplant chips and lobster nachos were made differently before and though they are pretty good still (lobster nachos is more like a flatbread now instead of with corn chips), it's disappointing because we loved the originals and came back specifically for our favorite dishes. In conclusion, if your expectation is a great place for high quality small plates and a huge selection of wines by the glass with 2 once options, Vin Room West is an excellent place! Just don't get too attached to the menu.
This restaurant seriously needs to update its menu! Located in an area of sophisticated diners, it is boring its customers. For years now the menu has hardly changed. The chefs must be bored to death. Retain a small selection of favourites and get new menu selections! This is not a chain restaurant and it should not give a "no surprises - Holiday Inn" experience. This place could be a neighbourhood treasure if there were up-to-date food offerings. Remember the success when it first arrived. Well, the success has gone stale. Wake up and address your market!!!
My husband and myself went to Vin Room for a date night. The food and the wine were absolutely delicious! Great service and I loved the atmosphere. The only thing I would change would be the seating. We were way too close to couples on either side of us. It wasn't busy at all. It wasn't necessary to place us so close together.
Vin is a great venue for a group to soci ...
Vin is a great venue for a group to socialize and eat. We had them do wine flights for us so we could sample several wines and they made great choices. The food was pretty good but I do think that it is a bit pricey for tapas style portion sizes. Overall great evening though
Lovely night out
This was my second time at the Vin Room. The food was delicious, the wines were great and the server was very knowledgeable. He made great suggestions and we were all very satisfied with the service.
Service was fantastic-top notch. The own ...
Service was fantastic-top notch. The owner came out to greet us and told us about a new restaurant at the airport being planned. Can't wait to give it a try when it's open.
average this time.
My last time visit was awesome. This time was a little disappointed. Everything was alright except for service was very slow and my duck breast was way over cooked .
I've been to the Vin Room in Mission three times and really liked it two of the times. It was just okay the third time. But my experiences were positive enough that I expected Vin Room West to be good too. The food was very disappointing! We tried to order the duck wraps but they were out of duck. We had the beet salad and the vinaigrette was way too overpowering. It ruined the flavour of the beets. The pork belly was also disappointing. The pork itself was good, but the corn cakes were soggy and bland, and the papaya slaw was again way too overpowering and didn't complement the flavours in the pork at all. The wild boar ragu gnocchi was the best of the three dishes but even here, I would just rate it as "okay." I definitely won't be returning any time soon.
Went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon a ...
Went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the waiter was very blunt and rude. Probably won't be back for a while
Good food, but rude diners
Ok, my rating for the restaurant would be higher if it were strictly based on the food. But, since the rating includes ambiance, it is a bit lower. The guests that were seated next to us had a small baby with them, I would say about 5 months old, and they decided that part way through their meal (and ours), it was time to change her diaper. It wasn't a stinky diaper, but still, they stripped her down on the bench seat, changed her up, and then continued eating their meal. It was disturbing that this was done in the middle of a restaurant, and then even more disturbing that the mom didn't think it necessary to wash her hands afterwards. The reason I gave the restaurant a low rating, is that the server came and went from the table without suggesting to the mother that the washroom might be a more appropriate place, due to hygiene reasons.
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