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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 7:30pm to 9:30pm|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
  • SaturdayDinner 7:30pm to 9:30pm|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. We are waving cover charges for rest of June and the month of July...come join us.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Julian Fauth with Jake Chisholm and Dr. Nick

A Blue Midnight...

A re-union of vocalist, guitarist and song-writer Jake Chisholm and harmonica maestro and vocalist Dr. Nick.

Dr. Nick and Jake Chisholm have played together often since the swing and jump blues revival of the mid-1990s.

This Friday, along with Julian Fauth, they will be performing a selection of Chicago and West Coast blues classics and original compositions in the intimate acoustic setting of the Top of the Senator. We’re looking forward to you joining us.

NO COVER CHARGE!

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - http://www.jakechisholm.ca/

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Quisha Wint and Lance Anderson

NO COVER CHARGE!

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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Julian Fauth with Ken Yoshioka

NO COVER CHARGE!

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Kalyna Rakel

NO COVER CHARGE!

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