We are super excited to be able to welcome you again as of June 22nd! Inside or on the patio. We will be open Monday to Saturday, from 4 pm on. Please click on this link to find out more. 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:
Mon - Thu: 4 pm - 10 pm
Fri - Sat: 4 pm - 11 pm
Sun: closed

Thu - Fri: 11 am - 1 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 6 pm


Wine is better with food! Kris’ menu is meant for sharing: small plates and boards inspired by what’s available locally and seasonally. The food is unpretentious and wine-friendly by design.

Homemade bread, tapenade, compound butter4
Tempura vegetables, ranch salt9
Cucumbers, caviar, dill, smoked trout rillette10
Snap peas, red currants, mint, kombu8
Mushroom conserva, Louis d’or cheese, sourdough11
Roasted radishes, crispy chicken skin,
fresh herbs
Tuna crudo, greens, lovage, buttermilk18
Bison tartare, croutons16
Duck breast, macerated berries, jus22
Housemade charcuterie board18/34
Québec cheese board18/34


Our takeout meals are available for pickup Thursday through Saturday 11 am – 1 pm and again at 3-6 pm. À la carte and frozen items are available to add to your menu or can be ordered individually.

No substitutions or modifications please

$38 per person


Mixed lettuce salad, whipped feta, black olives, fresh herbs

Smoked Ribs, chimichurri, peas
Smoked halloumi, pickled vegetables, peas, fresh herbs

Rice pilaf with black beans and garlic scapes

Strawberry cheescake, toasted almonds

$58 for two people


Eggplant dip, garlic scapes, sumac

Wild boar ham, whipped feta, herbs

Smoked tuna belly salad, soft cooked egg, greens


Chocolate chip cookies

Smoked Ribs, chimichurri, peas20
Smoked halloumi, pickled vegetables, peas, fresh herbs18
Smoked tuna belly salad, soft cooked egg, greens18
Sodas from 1642 in Montreal2

This is a selection only. Please use our ordering link to see what is currently available.
Duck hearts15
Pulled pork20
Mac 'n' cheese8
Ricotta lasagne9
Miso cod (2)28
Chicken stock (1L)8

Soif's Caesar Mix13
Caesar Martini13
Spicy Margarita13
Seasonal fruit13

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.

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


White: O Canada! 19
Méthode Trad. L’Exception 2017, Dom. Bergeville
Vidal Matière à Discussion 2018, Dom. Nival
Pinot Noir Estate 2017, Hidden Bench

Red: Ciao! Ciao! 19.5
Vino Rosato Matilde 2019, Cascina Corte
IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo
Aglianico del Vulture Titolo 2016, Elena Fucci

BUBBLES4 ozBottle
Méthode Traditionnel Brut Le Rosé 2017, Domaine Bergeville (sabrevois, frontenac gris; Québec) 1058
VdF Phil' en Bulle 2018, Philippe Tessier VdF Phil' en Bulle 2018, Philippe Tessier (romorantin, menu pineau; Loire)1378
VdF Ma De Moi S'Elle Rosé 2018, Jean-Christophe Jézéquel (gamay, grolleau; Loire)13.580

WHITES4 ozBottle
Badacsony Bohém Balatoni Cuvée 2017, Gilvesy (riesling, olaszrizling, p. gris, sauv bl, furmint; Hongrie)8.549
Nahe Riesling 2018, Donnhoff (Allemagne)9.558
Vin du Québec Vidal Matière à Discussion 2018, Domaine Nival (Saint-Louis) 10.561
Colli di Luni Il Bianco 2018, Il Torchio (vermentino, Ligurie; Italie)1064
Vino Rosato Matilde 2019, Cascina Corte (dolcetto, barbera; Piémont)1165
VdT Mallorca Sincronia Blanc 2018, Mesquida Mora (chardonnay, premsal, giró; Espagne)1270
Montilla-Moriles 3 Miradas La viña de Antoñin 2018, Alvear (pedro ximénez; Espagne)1378

REDS4 ozBottle
IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo (sangiovese; Italie)952
Beaujolais Villages Bibine 2018, Domaine Bulliat (gamay)9.555
Eisenstadt 2017, Tinhof (blaufränkisch; Burgenland, Autriche)1165
Moravia Zweigel/Pinot 2017, Krasna Hora (zweigelt, pinot noir; République Czech) 1166
Cabardès Cuvée Vent d'Ouest 2017, Dom. de Cabrol (cab sauv, grenache, syrah; Languedoc)11.569
Gaillac Braucol 2018, Domaine Plageoles (Sud-Ouest; France) MAG12.5147
Priorat Blei 2014, Mas D'en Blei (grenache, carignan, syrah; Espagne)13.579


L’Orangé13Bourbon, blood orange rooibos tea (2 oz)
Marigot Punch13Havana Club, Angostura, Lime (2oz)
Martini Bloody14Vodka Cirka, spiced tomato water, Vermouth (2.5 oz)
Margarita Épicé13Tequila Cazadores, coriander, jalapenos (2 oz)

News & Events


Our guided workshops are led by Véronique or one of our trained sommeliers. 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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Group Bookings

We welcome groups of any size up to our maximum capacity of 75 people. We do fabulous “5 à 7”-style events (cocktail parties that fit into the sliver of time between work and home, great for decompressing or gearing up for a night out) but we also offer wine discoveries, guided tastings, business dinners, private workshops, team building…download the Detailed List, then click Contact Us to send an email and let us know what you’re looking for!


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:
Mon – Thu: 4 pm – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 4 pm – 11 pm
Sun: closed
Thu – Fri: 11 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm – 6 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.