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The Senator Winebar is located on our second floor in the original building that dates back to the 1860's. It is an intimate, Parisian style bistro serving hearty, delicious comfort food that is rooted in the classics, along with a curated selection of privately imported wines. A talented roster of artists, highlighted by the resident Juno award winning blues pianist Julian Fauth, perform various genres every Friday and Saturday night; see full listings on our MUSIC page. The 24 seat room is on top of the original Senator Diner and is outfitted with period furnishings including a 1920’s Prohibition era bar from Cleveland and a classic 1929 Heintzman upright piano.

    Please note the Winebar will only be open Friday and Saturday evenings during the month of September. The Diner will be open for business as usual.


  • ThursdayDinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • FridayDinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
  • SaturdayBrunch 9:30am to 3:00pm|Dinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
  • SundayBrunch 9:30am to 3:00pm
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Wine Menu
Late Nite Snacks
The return of live music to the Senator has been welcomed by patrons who supported and loved the Top O’ the Senator - our internationally renowned jazz club - which flourished from 1991 until it closed in 2005 but we only have seating for 24 in our intimate Winebar which dates back to the 1860’s, so we highly recommend that guests make reservations to guarantee a table for dinner and then watch as the room transforms into an old-fashioned, late-night speakeasy with plenty of audience participation.
The resident artist at the Winebar is the Juno award winning blues pianist, Juian Fauth, who performs Fridays with a featured guest and on Saturday we showcase a wide range of artists in every genre - see listings below. The natural acoustics and sight lines are brilliant in this Parisian "boîte" and the Top O' the Senator is now truly back on top of the original Senator. Cover charges are typically $10 arriving before 9 P.M. $5 after 10 P.M and No Cover after 11 P.M.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Julian Fauth & Paul Reddick

Joining resident WineBar pianist, Juno Award-winning Julian Fauth, tonight is Paul Reddick, one of the premier singers/songwriters/harmonica players in the Canadian blues world. Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick on of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - http://paulreddick.ca

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Kevin Quain

Artist Website - http://kevinquain.com/

Friday, September 28, 2018

Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Lesters

THE LESTERS (Tory Cassis on vocals and guitar, Murray Foster on upright bass and Jeff Ulster on piano) were friends and musical accomplices before they were bandmates. About fifteen years ago they decided to get together to ‘jam’ a few old jazz standards - several Nat King Cole, Fats Waller and Cole Porter songs later, THE LESTERS was born, subtly influenced by 30’s and 40’s jazz and with a sonic foundation of piano, acoustic guitar and double bass underpinning their soulful music.

Artist Website - http://thelesterstrio.com/

Friday, October 05, 2018

Julian Fauth & Danny B

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Alex Pangman

Friday, October 12, 2018

Julian Fauth & Guest

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Jesse Whiteley and Kalya Ramu

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jukian Fauth & Brian Blain

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Johnny Blue with Almo

Friday, October 26, 2018

Julian Fauth & ken Yoshioka

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Lance Anderson with Quisha Wint

Looking for a place for a special event?
Just look at the pictures in our Winebar Gallery and you will immediately realize why you need not look any further. Whether it's a business meeting, birthday or private party there is no other space in Toronto with such intimacy and historic charm. The Winebar is a fully self contained facility that comfortably seats 24 for a sit down dinner or a few more for cocktails and we will work with you to develop custom menus and services or book one of our artists if you are interested in live music to create a truly memorable event. We encourage you to reserve soon for the coming holiday season.