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“Best winebar ever”
Review of Soif

Soif
Ranked #8 of 705 Restaurants in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 October 2016

this is not the first time i went there... this time as part of a group of 8 friends. Our server was a great part of this memorable evening. Frst we were greated by the owner Veronique Rivest (nbr 2 somelier in the world).

We started with a german Riesling from the gau region. Then server brought 3 bottles to look at (none from the wine list!) we chose a Barbera d'Alba which was exellent. We ordered some tapas (tablas of cheese and charcuterie) then time came for another bottle. He brought again 3. we had discussed south africa so then came a unique Syrah, a pinot noir from cote du rhone and a st-emilion. we choose the south african (because we did knew about it) and it was a very nice progression. second round of tapas came with a porc, duck hearts and a warm cheese. By that point we were in a good mood. While some of the party had to leave, the rest of us contemplated dessert and settled to share a chocolate caramel tort with sea salt... which we accompanied with a very nice Banyuls... as the conversation linger on and the cofee were long gone we ask about digestifs, and a large smile appeared on our waiter face. He recomended the 30 yr old Armagnac which exceeded our expectations. Later as we were taking about various wine one of us mentioned wine sur paille and the server quickly brough a mistery wine (offered) ... we guessed it was from Niagara... but it was a vin sur paille from Quebec which was excellent.
The bill was a very decent CAD500 for 8 people, including 3 CAD70 bottles. Food was very good if not exeptional... but this is probably one of the evening we will all remember for decades...

I cannot recognize enough the good service of our waiter who came back to our table having made a small arithmetic mistake on the bill and repaying me cash wich i happily gave back in tip on the Armagnac...

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Thank Rutrah
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had heard of this restaurant since it had changed owner, heard good things about it, but never went... I suggested it to my date and she had never been there either and now we were looking forward to try it...

What a nice place, nice décor which recognize the owner Véronique Rivet which she came in 2nd place in the world Sommalier contest in 2013 in Tokyo as well as # 1 in Canada in 2006 and 2012 plus others if you read about her...

What can I say more about this gem in the Gatineau-Ottawa region, you will not be disappointed...

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Thank SunshineState100
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We received a gift certificate to this restaurant for our wedding! I am so glad we did; otherwise, we would not know about this great restaurant! Wines are varied so individual tastes can be accommodated. The shared plates were delicious! ambiance was pleasant. Recommended!

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Thank jprice311
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch and it was amazing. The wine selection is huge and the food was delicious. There was a nice ambiance too. The waiter was very kind and helpful. He knew which wine goes with which meal. Highly recommended for wine lovers.

Thank Nick E
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The wines proposed are excellent, some good surprises on the food side (but also some disappointments) & a really well-thought decor for the wine lovers. Overall a nice outing.

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Thank Alex78139
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