Bars : Canada : Calgary : AB : Vin Room
About Vin Room
Wines are as unique and individual as the people who enjoy them. With this concept in mind, the Vin Room proudly offers a setting for people to explore a collection of wines as diverse as themselves. Explore what the Vin Room has to offer you below and discover wine your way.
Stocked with over 100 wines by the taste, we encourage our guests to experience and learn about wine through sampling. By sampling wine by the ounce or by the glass, you can enjoy the freedom of being able to explore multiple wines before committing to a bottle or glass purchase.
We encourage our guests to approach wine sampling with adventure and independence. Like well traveled guides, our experienced staff is always on hand to answer your questions.
Vin Room Review By Janna L. : Calgary, AB Canada
Easy to get to on 4th and easy to find parking in Mission on the nearby streets.
I had not been here before but anything that serves Tapas - I am in, a nosher I am!!!! Good suggestion by my dining partner as usually he wants me to initiate where we go!
Walked in - lack of hostess at the stand for a few min - not good - hate standing there at the front when people are seated and eating, trying to relax. 2 hostesses came then at the same time, menus were grabbed and up to a 2nd level we went! This place is like a renovated house that must have cost a fortune to open up into what it has become. The interior is clean and well decorated, just stunning - chandeliers, jaw dropping!
The second level has a very dark, fancy "vampirey" (as described to me but I agree somewhat) feel to it. It could have used some splashes of red maybe on the walls but it was a really cool room. The music was Depeche Mode style throughout the whole dinner. I could take or leave that.
Our server Christian was a doll. A fellow foodie he was and he had no problem telling us our 3 tapas choices were his absolute faves and he talked about his favourite wines as well. Even brought us a light sample of red zin to try on the house. Classy.
1 - Lobster tacos (thanks to some reviews on here (*thanks guys and dolls*) and they did not disappoint. FRESH tortilla chips and yummy hot sauce on top)
2 - Lamb Skewers (to die for, we forget to cook lamb at home these days and I miss it - melt in your mouth lamb on a bed of cooked spinach in a curry like sauce)
3 - Seared Scallops (OMG! Ony get 2 on the plate but the broth it comes with is MMMMM - great seasoning on everything and the scallops were cooked to perfection!)
We also ordered some bread and smoked butter ($3) and 2 glasses of Malbec ($10 each, not bad)
We also ordered a dessert! A chocolate torte, not on the menu - sooo good. All desserts with the exception of the gelato are made in house! All desserts $9.
Service was good, friendly as mentioned but slow at times getting food and dessert out. The upstairs was busy so I am not sure if Christian was slow due to the kitchen but... the food was so carefully prepped and delicious, it was worth the wait.
The restaurant focuses on LOCAL goods and SEASONAL dishes.
$71.40 before tip and this was was incredible value in my opinion for what we got including wine!
Thanks Vin, I left a Happy Cat and we will be back!
Contact Vin Room
Address 2310 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X2 | Phone (403) 457-5522