Bazaar - Global Food Bar
692 Mt. Pleasant Ave
Toronto, ON M4S 2N2Neighborhood:
Midtown / Uptown
InternationalPrice: CAN$30 and under
Bazaar - Global Food Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.globalbazaar.ca/
- Phone: 6477489100
- Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 12 noon - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - midnight Sunday: 11:00 am -
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: International, Pizzeria
- Executive Chef: Hemant Bhagwani
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Off site catering is available with customized menus.
- Entertainment: Thursday Night: Henna Artist Friday & Saturday Night: In House Physic
- Special Events: Every Thursday: Henna Artist in-house 7pm to 8pm; Every Friday & Saturday: Physic Reading from 8pm - 10pm Coming events: April: Global Taco Festival May: Gourmet Festival
A word from Bazaar - Global Food Bar
Bazaar Global Food Bar is the newest venture for the Amaya Group of Restaurants. The menu aims to combine the ingredient specificity of global flavours with the culinary finesse of casual fine dining, building recipes around fresh and seasonal produce, but using a number of classical culinary techniques as well. The vibrant and energetic main dining room has soaringly high ceilings and reclaimed wood - using the natural elements of the the building. Towards the back, a smaller private is sleek and private.Continued
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Bazaar - Global Food Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
- Getting much better.OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 11/3/2012Menu is getting much improved after some tinkering. Butter chicken pizza is great.Special Features:
- We were a party of 4 celebratingOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/26/2012We were a party of 4 celebrating a birthday, all first timers. The restaurant was nice and the staff very attentive, but the food was not great. We enjoyed the cauliflower appetizer, but all 4 of us thought our mains were only fair. They were pad thai, yogic feast (an eggplant dish that was VERY greasy), butter chicken pizza and sichuan noodles.Special Features:
- Excellent qualityFoodenthusiastVIPDined on 10/25/2012The service and food quality were excellent. Menu choices were very interesting and each dish was prepared with care. The wine prices are on the high side; if these were a bit lower, it would be good and more in keeping with the food prices.Special Features:
- Blueberry pancakes were sparseOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/7/2012Blueberry pancakes were sparse on blueberry and had an odd flavour--maybe vanilla? Othersise they were OK. The coffee was so-so and took a very long time to arrive (when it was for brunch). The hot milk that was to be consumed by a child was hotter than the milk in my latte.
- We had a large group and everyoneOpenTable Diner Since 2000VIPDined on 10/6/2012We had a large group and everyone had something different. Well presented and very tasty. I don't even like cauliflower but the app is amazing!Special Features:
- Liked the idea of the 'global'OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/5/2012Liked the idea of the 'global' menu but not sure that the approach works. That said, everyone thought the food was ok (duck was a little dry, salmon was cooked well but think the black bean topping might have been burnt). We closed the restaurant down at 10:30pm and felt like we had to rush out as we were the last table.
- The food is creative, flavourful,MTGTorontoVIPDined on 10/5/2012The food is creative, flavourful, and easy to enjoy. The service is friendly, if slightly unpolished. The atmosphere is casual and kid-friendly, which on this visit was the problem. Even though we were dining early (6:00 pm) on a Friday, in a family friendly neighbourhood, you would still prefer that there not be kids wandering among the tables or screaming inconsolably upstairs. If I'm having a beer at the Longest Yard, I might expect that kind of noise and disruption, but for dinner at a place with really interesting food, it was disappointing.Special Features:
- Friendly service and greatOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/27/2012Friendly service and great portions. Food is delicious and the restaurant try to put it's own spin on regular dishes. The flavors are good, and everything on the plate combine into delicious harmony. The meats are taste, but the signature flavor of the meat are over powered by other ingredients, so we had a hard time telling if we were having duck or pork. Will go again for the interesting food. Go with a group, the portion size is really generous. Great for sharing!Special Features:
- Great dinner. CauliflowertoflynnDined on 9/25/2012Great dinner. Cauliflower appetizer was fantastic. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Very interesting/unique andMmmmDined on 9/23/2012Very interesting/unique and delicious menu items (like butter chicken pizza). Great friendly service. Restaurant not very busy which explains lower ambiance and noise comments. Although "no noise" is nice in a way for conversation with your dinner party ! will absolutely go back.Special Features:
- A True Neighbourhood TreasureviviVIPDined on 9/19/2012We always enjoy dinners here and the daily specials are a welcome bonus... especially when it comes to 1/2 price wine or even BYOW with no corkage fee... Our faves! The food is wonderfully flavourful but not over-spiced and portions are generous. What more can we ask for in a neighbourhood restaurant?Special Features:
- I celebrated my birthday hereDowntownDinerDined on 9/9/2012I celebrated my birthday here with 7 fmaily members of various ages and our main goal was to find a place that catered to all tastes, from picky to adventurous. Happy to announce: Mission Accomplished. From the shrimp curry to the BBQ duck to the butter chicken to the plain pizza, it was all fresh and flavourful. The app portions were very generous, which didn't leave much room for the mains, but that just meant we got to enjoy the leftovers at home. The service was friendly and fast (it was early dinner on Sunday, so the place wasn't full). My only quibble would be the tv blaring sports - I have a pet peeve against TVs in restaurants - I find them a distracting atmosphere killer. Otherwise an enjoyable outing!Special Features:
- Bazaar Global Food Bar - Good!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/6/2012Bazaar is a warm and welcoming restaurant that offers unique food to satisfy every palate. The staff are attentive but not intrusive. Ladies: you can bring an unlimited number of bottled wine on Thursdays and pay no corkage fees! There are other 'specials' every week night.Special Features:
- I had a casual birthday dinnerBillyVIPDined on 9/2/2012I had a casual birthday dinner here in September. This place is very affordable yet the food is quite good. Order the tacos (chicken, duck, or beef-or a combo of all three!). We ordered appetizers for the table and the cauliflower dish was delicious, the duck spring rolls are amazing, and the onion rings are enough to make you salivate. Also, they have great drink specials (1/2 price selected wine on Wednesday, no corkage Thursdays, $5 martinis on Fridays...) We had a group of about 14 ladies. It wasn't a busy night so we were sat in the main part of the restaurant but had it been busier, there is an upstairs private area which would be great for a much larger group (of 20 or more)Special Features:
- I ordered the butter chickenbuddypile3Dined on 8/24/2012I ordered the butter chicken pizza. It came before we had finished our appetizers so there was hardly any room on the table for the large plate. The crust was not cooked enough so I asked the waitress to have the chef put it back in the oven for a few minutes. Fifteen minutes later my husband's main course and a new pizza arrived at the same time. Had I eaten the first pizza I would have eaten alone and then had to watch as he had his dinner. This is unacceptable.Special Features:
- This is our second time visitingOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/18/2012This is our second time visiting Bazaar...and we loved it!Special Features:
- Nice shrimp curry (generousOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/5/2012Nice shrimp curry (generous amount of large shrimp done reasonably well) and decent tomato sauce shrimp linguine. Garden salad was fine. Cauliflour hakka dish was over greasy and hard to distinguish which was caul vs. potato. Kid's milk shake was very late in coming while adult's came quickly--odd. The food took quite a bit of time to come out.
- Because we have in the pastOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 8/4/2012Because we have in the past enjoyed Amaya Bread Bar, Amaya, Amaya Express on Bayview and Amaya in First Canadian Place food court, we purchased an online coupon for Bazaar Global, which we understand is owned by the same people. Unfortunately, our experience was not great. We very much enjoyed the look and feel of the restaurant. The food generally was over-salted and the chicken dish was overcooked. We will continue to enjoy the Amaya Indian type restaurants, but would not return to Bazaar Global.
- Hearty Flavourful CuisineviviVIPDined on 8/2/2012We are loving Bazaar Global Food Bar! Great food and excellent service. The flavours are a fusion of Indian and I don't know what. I love that it has the wonderful flavours but they are not overdone. Perhaps from another region? They also have daily specials that can't be beat. Thursdays BYOW no corkage fee. Can't beat it! Consider it our regular Thursday night : ) This spot has changed hands many times but Bazaar is positioned for the long run.Special Features:
- Interesting menu and lot'sfoodieVIPDined on 7/26/2012Interesting menu and lot's of choices. Good neighbourhood restaurant.Special Features:
- With the exception of oneJustineVIPDined on 7/24/2012With the exception of one or two dishes the food was not worth going back for. The service also left something to be desired.
- A really pleasant surpriseTeamdinnerDined on 7/19/2012A really pleasant surprise and we would definitely return. Service was exceptional!Special Features:
- Bazaar has wonderful entree's!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/19/2012Bazaar has wonderful entree's! The changes to the menu were FANTASTIC! We started with the Angry Duck Spring Rolls-outstanding especially if you want real spice!! My husband raved about the Duck, it was delicious! I had the Kimchi Bulgogi pizza and my tastebuds were in heaven! WOW! Great Job on the new menu! I look forward to tasting more!Special Features:
- wonderful variety of deliciousobieVIPDined on 7/18/2012wonderful variety of delicious food. i've been back four times now, love itSpecial Features:
- Taste sensation!viviVIPDined on 7/10/2012Global Food Bar is a very pleasant surprise. The servers were attentive. We immensely enjoyed the unique combinations of food in the 3 dishes we tasted. The chicken salad was abundant with slices of avocado large chunks of a lightly curried chicken and topped with feta cheese. A wonderful change from a greek salad. The steak was served in strips on a layer of oh so crispy coated fries which were on a bed of sautéed chunks of onion and red and green peppers. It arrived sizzling on cast iron. My salmon was served over rice with a black bean sauce which was a bit too sweet but very tasty. There was also a drizzle on the rice of a creamy zesty sauce. We will return to try other dishes from this creative chef who is wonderfully bold with flavourSpecial Features:
- Trendy spot with excellent foodVeronicaXDined on 7/7/2012I was impressed the minute I walked into the restaurant. The overall appearance and decorative appeal was an instant delight. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable and when we did get our food it was amazing, no complaints whatsoever.Special Features:
- The food is nicely prepared,AniJB19Dined on 7/7/2012The food is nicely prepared, steak and salad, and stake on a hot griddle. Good portion size and great spice blends. Waiters weren't very attentive.Special Features:
- Food was great and reasonablyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/5/2012Food was great and reasonably priced. It's goog for groups if you reserve a head of time, the restaurant isn't very big.Special Features:
- Yummy mix of food from allOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/2/2012Yummy mix of food from all over the world. Interesting flavor combinations. Great feel inside the restaurant too. Worth a visit.Special Features:
- Very interesting and good foodAlwayslookin4gudspotsDined on 6/30/2012Interesting food and tasty. Enough choices of side dishes and even mains to share among a group. Staff are much too quick between courses(bordering on bothersome) - need to better gauge when the table is ready to move on.Special Features:
- Point of No ReturnJohnf1961VIPDined on 6/24/2012Not sure about this one. Not in the same league as the owner's Amaya over on Bayview. Food was decent, service a bit slow. With all of the other nice restaurants on Mt. Pleasant, don't see returning to this one.
- world street food concept......contessaDined on 6/20/2012loved menu fresh tasty and great presentation .... heavy indio inspired yet some other street food themes like Korean Mexican etc....the cauliflower and masala fries are divineSpecial Features:
- Great Food - Staggered ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/24/2012Eclcetic menu - great way to experience many global cuisines in one place. Downfall is that the delivery of meals to our table was very staggered - 'one by one' with time in between - leaving a long gap until the 'group' can politely start eating as a 'group'. That being said, may be better for VERY small groups (e.g. 2 to 3 people) or a table 'sharing' all items and not ordering their own individual meals.
- Great new find in the Yonge/Eg areaOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/21/2012Visited Bazaar on a friend's recommendation and was not disappointed. This new restaurant in the Yonge/Eg area is sure to be a hot spot. It is a new venture of the owners of Amaya Bread Bar so it fuses Indian cuisine with Western comfort foods. Must try dishes are the Tower of Rings, Manchurian Cauliflower, Lamb Lollipops and Tandoori Chicken Pizza. The nutella pizza is also a great dessert! Friendly attentive service and a cool ambiance make this place a must try!Special Features:
- Trouble with getting foodOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/21/2012Trouble with getting food at same time for all guestsSpecial Features:
- Give it a few months, then try it!OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/4/2012This restaurant is still working out some kinks. The service was inconsistent - at times very fast, at other times very slow. The menu features an Indian twist on American favourites. There is a also a specialty for each month, which the chef has had special training in. In April, the special is tacos. May will be pitas with Israeli flavours. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable about the menu.
- The food was mediocre. WeOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/24/2012The food was mediocre. We ordered the Korean bolgogi tacos which were way too sweet (I'm a huge fan of Korean food - big disappointment). I ordered the pho ga which did not taste like pho ga at all and came to the table warm (not hot). The chicken in the soup had a funny texture. My boyfriend ordered the sixteen spic chicken and opted for rice instead of potatoes. He enjoyed the rice much more than the chicken. We ordered two drinks - the pear martini and the special of the day which was some sort of mango and strawberry concoction. It was tasty but there was zero liquor in it and definitely not worth $11. I was excited to try this place but it did not come even close to meeting my expectations. Not worth $75Special Features: