Boehmer
Boehmer

Boehmer

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boehmer.ca/
  • Phone: 4165313800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Wednesday the kitchen is open 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Thursday - Saturday the kitchen is open 5:30pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Paul Boehmer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer both in house and off-site catering for small and large groups alike. Please contact us for more information and menu options!
  • Special Events: For private events please contact info@boehmer.ca

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen St. West
  • Public Transit: Ossington 63 bus to Argyle St - walk just South on Ossington to 93.

    Queen Streetcar to Ossington Ave walk North on Ossington to 93.

    Dundas Streetcar to Ossington Ave walk South on Ossington to 93.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is meter parking available on Ossington Ave.

    Alternately, 2 Green P lots are located nearby - one on Ossington North of Queen St. W, the other on Dundas St. W, just East of Ossington Ave.
A word from Boehmer
Located in downtown Toronto on popular dining and culture destination Ossington Avenue, Boehmer is an exciting place to be.
We bring local food, chefs and artists to the table in a modern & comfortable setting.
For groups of 9 and over please contact the restaurant directly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Boehmer reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)special occasion (24)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (21)notable wine list (16)hot spot (14)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Okay...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Was impressed with our server and the pork ribs. Was far from pleased with the lobster mac and cheese and the scallops. Not sure if everyone in the kitchen is a smoker (not saying that's awful by any means) but everything tasted like it was seasoned by a person with lacking tastebuds. Scallop main was so salty I couldn't eat more than 2. Everything was too salty and too bland other than the rublets. Wine was a great choice recommended by the server, and the room was nice and open rather than feeling cramped. Really ugly and uncomfortable chairs that did not go with the rest of the decor. Im in the industry and am never overly critical, but seriously understand the importance of seasoning. Overall, good minus the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return guest
    Meagrome
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been to Boehmer a couple times before and enjoy their Tue half price bottles if wine and $1 oysters! It's great for girls night or a date, and the atmosphere is always busy and full of energy. Make a reso though as they always book up on a Tues....they also do $20 lobster Tues as well. And if you want to eat earlier get there early cause one thing is the food takes FOREVER to come, including the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    When we arrived, they seated us under the wrong reservation name, despite correcting them several times; thus, OpenTable emailed me and told me I was a no-show, which is of course incorrect. They then told me that the kitchen was "on shut-down" in order to preferentially serve a large group, and would not take our orders. When they finally did, my halibut arrived raw on the inside (it appeared to have been cooked while frozen) and the server and manager tried to convince me that "they cook all their fish like that." When I also pointed out that it tasted terrible, they relented and brought me the schnitzel instead. When the bill arrived, they charged me for both the halibut and the schnitzel! Very disappointed, and I will not return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food with Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Visited Boehmer with my boyfriend and another couple on a Saturday after learning from two people that it was great spot for a nice dinner out. We were disappointed that in booking a reservation at least a week in advance, that we were seated at the back of the restaurant, which was completely desolate when we arrived. The front of the restaurant overlooking Ossington is quite beautiful and it did not seem right that in booking our reservation so far in advance that we were given quite a poor spot to sit in. Further, shortly after our arrival, a group of 40 was seated in the same area. While the food was fantastic (steak frites and the boar schnitzel, both which were amazing), the food service was very slow (despite having a great server).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shelber
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is an exceptionally well designed restaurant and the décor is truly impressive. I have visited this restaurant twice now (with friends) after seeing shows at the Lower Ossington Theatre. One visit was for brunch and one for dinner. We all really enjoyed both visits and were very impressed by the friendliness and the attentiveness of the staff. Also...pretty large servings!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tueday night specials
    luv2cook
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've put the noise level at moderate but only because our group of seven requested the table at the back of the restaurant and asked that the music be lowered which they were able to do just in our area. We have been there several times with smaller groups and have had to leave early because we could not converse comfortably. However, the food, wine and service is terrific. We love to go on Tuesday nights for the $1 oyster and half price wine. We have also enjoyed the Sunday brunch - some wonderful egg dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the first time dining here. I had spotted Boehmer while walking by a few weeks ago and thought the vibe was fantastic. We had a great time and loved the ambience. The chandeliers are beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class
    tommy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Paul Boehmer is so consistently right on. The service and friendliness and professionalism flows from him to the staff who are knowledgeable and helpful. The menu is changed from time to time, and the preparation and presentation was uniquely done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a little lacking
    Ntsoimprssd
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We ordered our meal close to 7/45 and we were served after 9. We had to ask for bread to hold us over. One of our guests had to leave before we were served. His salad was out in 2 Seconds when we told the staff. He gracefully paid for his meal but I think it should have been comped.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Superb; highly recommend the Tuesday night lobster and oyster special
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MLLL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Great serving staff(knowledgeable ,friendly & professional ). I believe that the salads are too expensive for what they consist of and it's insulting to have to pay for bread albeit only 2$. I had heard such great reviews. I had a nice time but I'm disappointed in the value for the money we spent. I wouldn't go back unless some changes are made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid @ a discount !
    ELMTL
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to Boehmer on a friends recommendation and it did not disapoint. Add to that the 50% off wine on Tuesdays and the 1$ oysters and we were sold. Great food, great service! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch on Ossington!
    Zenmama
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went here for Sunday brunch and was pleased that they took reservations. We had friendly and attentive service. The bacon-stuffed pancakes were such a treat. Some of the best pancakes we have ever had. The croissant was buttery and flaky, exactly as it should be. On top of it all, we enjoyed $5 mimosas! Highly recommended and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    goaliegirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit and definitely will be back. The food was stellar and the ambiance was heavenly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service and reservation
    xyza
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    using opentable as reservation made it really easy for me to reserve!! also the service was great, the server was very attentive and gave us pretty good recommendations as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv Apples,Tentacles,Hooves & Beaks
    Feedme
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Appetizers were great-grilled calamari on heirloom tomatoes with a wonderful Aioli and vinaigrette-perfect balance of smoky seafood and luscious vegetable...err...fruit, whichever, very tasty. The hands down winner was the seared Foie Gras, Maple Glazed Bacon & Apples and Blackcurrant Coulis-toe tapping goodness-so good. The grilled 12 oz. 60 Day aged strip-loin was a little disappointing in terms of flavor. It was cooked just right but the actual piece of meat could have used more some marbling or side fat to boost the flavor. The wild boar schnitzel was deep and delicious, however, there was a vein of gristle that almost derailed the experience. Almost. Service was attentive, engaging and left us alone at all the right moments.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and a great find!!
    Queensshopper18VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The restaurant was a great find on Ossington. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was out of this world. Great staff anticipated our needs! Will be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • THE BEST
    amidtran
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I love this place on Tuesdays! Half off of all bottles of wines/champagne and $1 oysters within such a beautiful, modern and trendy atmosphere. I always spend hours here and notice that the service starts to decline a bit due to the high volume of guests - but after two bottles who cares =P Only complaint is that both times I was there the food took really long to come out but once again, it is to be expect when it gets that busy. Highly recommended, love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy Hipster Resto
    Likewutever
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very trendy, nice decor. We loved the layout - great flow, tables not too bunched up together. Great service. Impeccable menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Amazing dining experience. Great service and food! Will return again when back I'm town, thank you Paul and crew!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance
    Jraindrop
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I really enjoyed the ambiance of this place. The service was great. The menu was a bit underwhelming and things were a bit overpriced in my opinion. I ordered the hangar steak which tasted okay but i was really turned off when it first arrived because there was just so much of it. It was cleverly laid across a boardwalk of very linear fries (which I enjoyed more than the meat). Needless to say, there was a lot left behind.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    On Tuesdays they have a special of half price bottles of wine too. Overall very enjoyable. Service was a bit slow to start, but otherwise terrific. Food was delicious only moderately veggie friendly though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 250 reviews are from the Boehmer reviews archive.
  • Great Tuesday specials
    foodie4toronto
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Buck-a-chuck, half price wine and specials on boiled lobster-- all with a great ambiance and timely service. Can't be beat on Tuesday nights, or any night for that matter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    Stras88VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very creative twist on braised rabbit. The Harvest Menu is a must. All made in house. Very few restaurants I go to have food to remember. This one certainly does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but too loud
    JOJO
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food, service and ambience were outstanding. Unfortunately the noise level was so high it was not possible to have table conversation without feeling as though you were shouting to each other.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place suck
    Dinnerclub
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Almost completely dead with the exception of possibly 4 other tables. We found out as the night progressed, we went to eat oysters as it is highlighted on the menu. We were told they had no oysters available and instructed to either go down the street or come back another night. The manager stopped by the table with one of the most insincere, fake efforts ive ever seen. Dont waste your time or money if this used to be a popular spot I assure you its fallen from grace.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been a few times for
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We have been a few times for brunch now and once for dinner. Food is fantastic and the bacon and blueberry pancakes are just amazing. Even when it is busy the ambience of the minimalist decorated venue doesn't suffer and nor does the impeccable, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great presentation.
    seranwrap
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent food, great presentation. Worth the price difference vs. other restaurants in the area, in my opinion. Love the decor and the big open space, and we received superb service. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boehmer was fantastic! We
    Montrealers
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Boehmer was fantastic! We really enjoyed ourselves. Service was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable without being snobby. The cognac mousse dessert was particularly delicious! We really had a lovely time and will certainly come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Roland
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Took my sister out for her birthday dinner. Good variety of food; however, not appropriate for vegetarians are there's not much of a choice for them. The food could have come to the table hotter if the plates were pre-heated for the food to retain heat. Had the Hanger steak - the jus could have had more taste - like pepper, and the Yukon fries would have been better served on the side instead of being soaked in the jus. The lamb was excellent, as well as the Schnitzel. Appetizers were fantastic (Harvest Table) and Beet salad. Decor is very hip and modern; however, noise level was too loud - so difficult to have a conversation without shouting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chef made my husband and
    melo
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The chef made my husband and I special vegetarian dishes. Very accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, unfortunately disappointing.
    Industrydiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was so excited to head boehmer with a group of friends. The meal started out great we were seated quickly, coat check, and great spot at the communal table. One problem - the bench we were sitting on had not been completely sanded smooth and tore a large hole in a friends stockings! We let the server know & she didn't seem to care. We waited quite a long time for our second course. When it finally came my chicken was very dry & our fish was completely undercooked and uneatable. We waived down a server bc we couldn't find ours, finally our server came over & offered bread, For the rest of the evening our server was not very attentive. The food was fairly good but the service was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. Went
    Laszlo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and service. Went there for valentine’s dinner and even though they had a special menu I was looking forward to a couple of items from the “normal” menu and disappointingly was not available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant!
    diningaroundVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Nice restaurant for Ossington..with no attitude. The decor is gorgeous and warm, the service is friendly, the food is deliciious and you never feel rushed. A refreshingly nice restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wine 'n oysters
    finediner
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    great evening - sat at the bar for 1/2 price wine, yummy oysters and appies. We've been here twice, and can't wait to return. Met the owner and had a great chat with the bartender (can't remember her name)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DJJB
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    From beginning to end I was very happy with the meal and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Tablehopper
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My date & I had plans to see a showing of 'Cabaret' at the Lower Ossington Theater so I was looking for a place to eat near-by when I found this little gem...as soon as we walked in we were greeted by a very friendly host who was also prompt in showing us to our table and our server was just as quick in taking our first drink orders and answering any questions we had about both the cocktail list and the menu...my date & I both started with the homemade French Onion soup which was absolutely delightful then we both ordered the steak which was presented beautifully on the plate and for dessert, my date had the cheesecake which was made in house while I had the chocolate caramel tart...loved the entire meal & would go back again & again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the Best in the City
    DandAMar
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My husband and I have been to Boehmer twice now, and I'm very comfortable with saying this is my favorite restaurant in the entire GTA. The food is beyond gourmet and pairing it (with suggestions from their knowledgable servers) with a choice from their wine list makes it a dinning experience one will not soon forget. I highly recommend doing the Harvest Plate at the beginning. Anything made in-house is absolutely amazing and they offer a good variety of elegant food. The quality of the food in combination with the elegant ambience and wonderful service makes Boehmer one of the very best restaurants you'll experience in the GTA and I venture to say, the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacking imagination
    zavriatsila
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was very well prepared, technically sound - but lacked that extra level of creativity and sophistication to push it to greatness. The rack of lamb was very popular, served on a mushroom risotto. Impeccably prepared it lacked that brilliant edge one would expect given the chef/restaurant's reputation. My 60-day aged striploin was again wonderfully cooked, and it was hopelessly coupled with a bowl of salty fries that didn't really do much for the steak. A shame really. The atmosphere was great, the decor quite nice. Romantic and intimate in some areas and louder at the bar. It's good, but Union a couple of doors down is WAY better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back
    Katerina
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Fantastic eclectic interior and amazing food. Had an early reservation for me and my young aspiring-foodie daughter. We had a perfect meal where we shared all. Started with the best artichoke puree soup ever with delectable pieces of venison and a partial Harvest Platter with olives, sausage and gravlax. Everything was beautifully and genuinely presented - true to the food. Flavours were honest - simple where needed and complex just where it mattered most. Amazing Wagyu hanger stead entree. We licked our chops! Looking for a reason to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.