Our dining room is closed until further notice. But we are still offering our delicious food and wines for takeout Wednesday through Saturday. We look forward to seeing you!
Véronique Rivest is


Tokyo 2013

Authentic wines made by passionate people

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643

Dine in:

Wednesday to Saturday 3 - 7 pm


We are offering a special grab 'n' go menu for takeout, as well as a 3-course meal (to reheat) on weekends and other fresh and frozen options.
Go to Tock to see what is available and to place your order.

For the full Soif experience, let us create a custom menu with matching wines that you can enjoy at home. We do require advance notice, though! Please contact Roxanne to arrange this service.


Soup of the moment 8
Selection of house charcuterie, pickles, mustard, crostini 18/34
Selection of Québec cheeses, accompaniment, crostini 18/34
Bean dip, sofrito, chilis, marjoram, chips 9
Arctic char rillette, dark rye bread 18
Chopped salad, Nordic shrimp14
Cod and potato gratin 18
Grilled endives with porcini butter and blue cheese 12
Cavatelli, sage, sherry cream, squash 20
BBQ beef, mushrooms, celeriac, red wine sauce 26
Chocolate caramel tart, toasted hazelnuts, sea salt 9

Our Wines

Real wine is what we love -- wines that are a reflection of a place and a time, from grapes grown with love and respect for the land.

Please come in to our wine boutique and allow us to help you select from our private import collection. We've also got great ideas for gifts! Please note that alcohol purchases must be accompanied by food.

Soif is recommended by
Star Wine List, Le guide des grands bars à vin et restaurants à vin à Gatineau.


We've moved to virtual workshops because we're all at home anyway! Workshops are all led by Véronique. Please click on the links below for more information.

No matter your knowledge or experience, you’re sure to learn something new! Whether it’s discovering a region or uncorking back vintages, pairing wines with food or practicing the fundamentals of tasting, it’s all about learning, exploring and sharing.

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SOIF Bar à Vin is a true wine bar, where wine is our focus. Our concise but ever-changing list offers authentic wines, wines that speak of a place, with a focus on organic and biodynamic growing practices. Natural and real wines made by passionate people!

But wine wouldn’t be the same without food! And they both make each other better. SOIF has a full kitchen and offers an award-winning menu of small and sharing plates, allowing guests to grab a bite or have a full meal. The food is purposely simple: great ingredients and simple preparations, to let flavors shine through and be very wine-friendly.

Véronique Rivest, the sommelier-owner, is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad. She was the first woman to reach the podium at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition, placing 2nd in Tokyo in March 2013.

SOIF is all about pleasure: the pleasure of discovering new wines, of tasting, exploring, learning and sharing. All in a very laid back, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643

Dine in:

Wednesday to Saturday
3 - 7 pm

Where to Park
Meter parking is available on Rue Montcalm until 3pm. Paid parking lot in front of the Théâtre de l’Île available until 5pm.
Free street parking: Sainte-Bernadette, Charles-Bagot and Wright have 1hr parking and Taylor and de Carillon have 2hr parking.
Parking is free evenings after 6pm and on weekends on Rue Montcalm.