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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.

    We will be closed Good Friday, April 19, 2019

    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.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Melissa Lauren

Artist Website - https://www.melissalaurenmusic.ca

Friday, April 26, 2019

Fergus Hambleton and Julie Long

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

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kalyna Rakel

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

Friday, May 03, 2019

Julian Fauth and Danny B

Charismatic harmonica veteran and jazz and blues vocalist.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - http://dannyb.ca/

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Alex Pangman

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

Julian Fauth and Bill Heffernan

Engaging and prolific original singer/songwriter, poet and storyteller.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - http://billheffernan.ca/

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Freeman Dre

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

Friday, May 17, 2019

Julian Fauth and Fraser Melvin

Talented young blues guitarist and vocalist.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

QuiQue Escamilla

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

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/

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.