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The Senator Winebar is an intimate, upscale French-inspired bistro with live music serving hearty, delicious comfort food that is rooted in the classics, alongside a curated selection of privately imported wines and cocktails.

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 our 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.

    WINEBAR HOURS

  • FridayDinner 5:30pm to Closing|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
  • SaturdayDinner 5:30pm to Closing|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
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. As we only have seating for 24 in our intimate Winebar which dates back to the 1860’s, 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.

Our resident artist at the Winebar is the Juno award-winning blues pianist, Julian Fauth, who performs Fridays with a featured guest. On Saturday we showcase a wide range of artists in every genre – please see our 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, May 24, 2019

Julian Fauth and Ken Whitely

Energetic premier folk, blues and gospel artist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - http://kenwhiteley.com/

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sinners Choir

Artist Website - https://www.facebook.com/TheSinnersChoir/

Friday, May 31, 2019

Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka

Virtuoso blues harmonica player, guitarist and singer/songwriter.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.facebook.com/kenyoshiokablues

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Alex Pangman

Artist Website - http://www.alexpangman.com/

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Danny Marks

Artist Website - http://www.dannym.com/

Friday, June 14, 2019

Julian Fauth and Donné Roberts

Juno-award winning Malagasy singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.donneroberts.com/biography

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Pre-Father's Day Event

With Prakash John and Jordan John

Artist Website - https://www.jordanjohn.com/

Friday, June 21, 2019

Julian Fauth and Poor Charlie & Beverlie Robertson

An earthy, acoustic blues/folk duo

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.reverbnation.com/beverlierobertson

Friday, June 28, 2019

Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka

A blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica virtuoso

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Zoey Adams and Tony Quarrington

Artist Website - http://www.canadianjazzarchive.org/en/musicians/tony-quarrington.html

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Alex Pangman

Artist Website - http://www.alexpangman.com/

Looking for a place for a special event?

Looking at the pictures in our Winebar Gallery, you will immediately realize you need not look any further. Whether it's for 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. We will be happy to work with you to develop custom menus and services or to book one of our artists if you are interested in including live music in creating your truly memorable event.