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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website for special events
Vin Room - West Ratings and Reviews
This is a very nice restaurant, and thei ...
This is a very nice restaurant, and their happy hour offers great value. The food quality is solid and they have a very nice selection of wines, many of them available by the glass. The service is extremely attentive and helpful.
We had some chicken skewers and oysters as appetizers (oysters were great, chicken a bit dry but ok), followed by haddock with potato wedges and vegetables. Nicely done, not overly salty and overall a very pleasant experience. Would not hesitate to go there again.
The food was great, but I find the wine ...
The food was great, but I find the wine to be pretty pricey. I had a red wine flight, and know I can build my own flight, but would like to see a few more pre-arranged flight options (e.g., 3 price points), with potential for a 9 ounce option, not just 6 ounces.
We were very disappointed in the food. ...
We were very disappointed in the food. Very small portions and not a lot of flavour. We heard such great things about the lobster nachos but were disappointed in the little amount of toppings they put on them. The service was very good and the wine selection was excellent but without good food it was not worth the expense.
It is always a great experience to dine ...
It is always a great experience to dine at Vin Room, whatever the occasion. Always look forward to trying new dishes on the menu. Vin Room is our number one choice to entertain our business associates for lunch or dinner.
I have been to the Vin Room on two previ ...
I have been to the Vin Room on two previous occasions and had very positive experiences so recommended this to friends. The food quality was not as high as previous experiences and the service was terrible. Even though it was not very busy for a Friday night, it took almost 20 minutes to have our order taken and on multiple occasions we had to track our server down - not very proactive or attentive.
I am a generous tipper - typically 20% (maybe 15% is service is off). This is the first time I ever gave a 5% tip and I even debated 0%. Will be a while before I return and definitely will not recommend to others unless I return and have an experience that offsets this one.
Had an outstanding experience at the Vin ...
Had an outstanding experience at the Vin Room west. The food is excellent and both of the feature wines for the evening were delicious. We got to sit on the patio, which was quite nice. The glass wall on the patio really keeps out the noise on from 85th street. It was a lovely evening and I would highly recommend it!
Also, it's great that their happy hour is 5-7, perfect for dining early with my parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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