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Jun 18, 2009 11:55 AM

DC hound ISO of your best wine bar(s)

My husband and I will be traveling with friends to Toronto in early July. We are all huge wine drinkers and would like to go to a wine bar at least one night during our visit.
What are your favorite places that have great wine & great food?
The only requirement is that it's accessible by public transportation.

Also, speaking of wine...we are heading out to Niagara for a day and will be staying overnight in Niagara-on-the-Lake. After the obligatory visit to Niagara Falls, our day will devoted to wineries. Any suggestions? We will be staying at the White Oaks Resort.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. If you're going to be in the city proper there are a number of options, but my personal fave is Reds at Adelaide and University (in the financial district). They have an extensive list of wines by the glass, and the resto isn't bad either. Enjoy your stay!

    1. For great food and an excellent wine list I'd recommend Chiado.

      There's the restaurant proper and a tapas/wine bar. They list there wines on the website so you can have a look and see if any of them appeal to you.

      1. Welcome to Toronto.

        Crush Wine Bar
        Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar

        While I respect Chiado's list, you should know that its Portuguese-centric, nonetheless very interesting and unique.

        Here's some more links:


        1. When you're in Niagara, have lunch or dinner at Treadwell. Lots of wines by the glass and the food is excellent.

          1. I agree with the suggestion to try Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar and Crush...
            and my favorite Niagra vineyards are Henry of Pelham and Cave Springs. Not sure how close those are to where you are staying, but you could even order a glass if you are out for dinner.