Our dining room is closed until December 11, 2020. But we are still offering our delicious food and wines for takeout! Monday to Saturday, from 4 to 8:30 pm. 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:

Monday to Saturday 4 to 8:30 pm


We offer our full menu for takeout, as well as 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.


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
Ricotta gnocchi, cranberry beans, corn, dill, tomatillo broth14
Mushroom conserva, Louis d’or cheese, sourdough11
Roasted squash, sherry, walnuts, chilis11
Cod, roasted Brussels sprouts, Pont Neuf potatoes, ravigote sauce19
Bison tartare, croutons16
Escargots, black garlic, leeks, breadcrumbs14
Mixed Grill (with rye fregola, herbs and chopped salad):
Marinated duck hearts
Lamb sausage, whipped feta

Housemade charcuterie board18/34
Québec cheese board18/34

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.


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:

Monday to Saturday
4:00 to 8:30 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.