Bymark
Bymark

Bymark

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://bymark.mcewangroup.ca/
  • Phone: 4167771144
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Mark McEwan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking & private lot available
A word from Bymark
Bymark is Mark McEwan's (of North 44) new venture. The concourse level accommodates the Main Dining with three private rooms, each with a 14 guest capacity. Bymark's menu demonstrates a contemporary touch with a core of classic cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Bymark reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)fit for foodies (32)romantic (21)notable wine list (20)hot spot (18)great for lunch (17)great for outdoor dining (15)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Awesome food and fast service
    JBBB
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Loved the burgers and tuna! Very inventive takes on traditional staples with excellent service. Great energy and vibe to the whole place. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a little quieter please
    Frequentpatron1
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    What a fine place, with service that's good but not too in-your-face. But compared with an earlier visit this year the most recent lunch competed with music. Who needs it? Bymark should be the unhurried, relaxing, quiet bistro to have important conversations.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    YUMMY
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Incredible, as always! I have never had even a slightly bad experience at Bymark. The food is always extraordinary! The service is always attentive, friendly and above the bar in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FMac
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Smelled fishy when you walked in and food was way too salty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu
    KimMunch
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I was very pleased with the menu, service, and ambiance. Great place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    AlbramVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I've eaten here many times and they consistenly give great service and awesome food. The room is very cool, the bar scene is always buzzing, best patio in Toronto As far as i am concerned this is one of a few iconic restaurants in Toronto
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My wife and I had a great dinner on her birthday this week. We came in after the rush and had a quiet restaurant for a nice relaxing evening. Food was beyond exceptional! The tuna and foie appetizers were very well put together with balancing flavors. I especially enjoyed the duck breast for the entrée. There were many different flavors in the dish, all which made every bite very unique and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad I went
    diningdiva
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Octopus starter followed by shrimp tacos. Sea bream for the main. Tyler our waiter was awesome. He knew the food and was enthusiastic about it. It was quiet when we arrived at 7pm but started getting busier as the night went on. Best meal of my TO 4 night stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodieAsh
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall Bymark was really good. I went for my birthday recently with a small group and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even though they didn't do ANYTHING special to accomodate my birthday. The service was pretty slow but the food was really good. The lobster poutine is a MUST TRY. Also, the apple strudel cheesecake that my sister had was DIVINE; wish I got it. I enjoyed my main (got the black cod and octopus tempura), however my two guests who got the lobster spaghetti said it was nothing special. I'd definitely go again but I wouldn't rush to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as expected
    foofooness
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Never disappointed at the quality of Bymark, ambiance and service are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat and drink!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Loved the tomahawk steak and dessert trio provided three excellent choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and patio
    GBod
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food esp the Lobster Poutine! Everything was served in a timely manner and tastes were excellent. Lives upto the name and reputation of this downtown resto destination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place - Special Occasion
    KevinK
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I made reservations at Bymark to have a special occasion and was not disappointed. The food and wine were outstanding and the ambiance was perfect - quiet, beautifully decorated and romantic. While not inexpensive, the experience was well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Rush
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Yes amazing. Loved the food and staff!!! Try the bymark burger, it's worth every bite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch service is slow
    SLDSCD
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    If you have 2 full hrs for lunch Bymark is your place. Otherwise, try Canoe on top of the TD Bank Tower a short walk away. The few times I've been to Bymark, even when it is only 25% full, (I could only count 6 others from my seat) the main course to takes 60 to 75 min. This is nice for a dinner but not so great when taking clients to lunch with afternoon meetings.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect for romantic bday dinner
    rtee
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my girlfriend there for her birthday dinner. Overall perfect. Ambiance, food, service. All great! She loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed our meal and evening at Bymark. Have dined here once before which we enjoyed as well. This time around I found the prices much higher. Didn't find the meal and service any different from the previous therefore not sure why prices are so inflated - the inflation rate isn't consistent with the increased cost. Will try another restaurant next time in Toronto to compare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strangely empty
    TorontoFoodie101
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Surprised to be the only guests in the restaurant for most of a Friday night. Food overall excellent, but let down by desserts.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I forgot how much I love Bymark
    Alli7on
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I don't work in the downtown core so the restaurants there aren't top-of-mind. I was taking a client to lunch and wanted to go "somewhere good" so I asked my stock broker. She put Bymark on a short list with other notable options and I immediately decided to go there. My guest and I each started with salads (his a kale masterpiece, mine an heirloom carrot and avocado delight) then dove into lobster grilled cheese sandwiches with onions rings on the side. I have just returned from a Halifax holiday where I had lobster three times in a week. This was better. The sandwich is worth every cent and cholesterol point. Service is at a really high level yet still friendly and personable. I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my second time at Bymark, so I'd already had a great expeirence there the first time I went. This time was great too -- fantastic food and the ambience was great. The only thing I'd like to comment on was the service -- the waitress was okay, not very attentive and even brought out our bills without asking us for some reason. She ended up apologizing but regardless, I'm not sure why she did that in the first place. Otherwise -- great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jbusan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent restaurant with good food and service, people dine in feel welcoming and important.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for the quality
    Diner18
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Shrimp tacos and soup of the day were both well done. Shrimp tacos a tad expensive for what they are (nothing miraculous), but you know that coming in. The Tomahawk steak (32oz steak for sharing, $99) was still relatively chewy. Would expect a more tender steak for $50/person. Lobster poutine and risotto were both good. The service was attentive, informative and consistent - probably the best thing about the night. The food, overall, was good, but not good enough for the money they ask.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great good and amazing steaks!! Service was pretty good too. The waiter forgot to bread bread a couple of the times when we asked him and water but otherwise everything was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 526 reviews are from the Bymark reviews archive.
  • Great food and service
    Millertime
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    It was very thoughtful of the staff to pre-split out fries and Onion rings when my friend and I wanted to share our side orders. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espetacular
    Hacramos
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    No Bymark eu comi o melhor filet da mihfavida!!! Ótima casa, atendimento perfeito!!! Tudo de bom!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient location
    happygirl317
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We sat outside hoping it would be quieter than indoors but a band started to play in the square. This made it a little more difficult to carry on a conversation. Also, the food was not as delicious as I thought it should be for the price. I had eaten there before and the food was quite tasty on that occasion and justified the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent service
    RedsVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Bymark has always been my go to places for lunch downtown. Food is still good. The Street Burger is very tasty , but the tempura onion ring is tasteless and a bit soggy. I do not think the temp of the oil was hot enough when they fired it. Service could be better. Our server seemed to have her mind elsewhere! Probably the table next to us ordering many bottles of wine! We asked for desert menu twice and by the time we got it ten mins later, we did not have time. She did not seem to care! With many up and coming new downtown restaurant, this old guard better watch out
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dave
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    An absolutely fantastic dinner. Wow. Staff was very friendly, always professional and accomodating of our wishes. Very grateful for the awesome dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic Evening
    Mperor
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The place may not be easy to get to if you are driving, given the amount of grid lock from downtown traffic rush-hour and construction. Once you find the place, it's actually nice ambience and fairly quiet in the dining room. This was a Tuesday evening, so the Thursday to Saturdays may be different. The food is different than your standard chained restaurants as the ingredients used with different spices creates somewhat of a fusion style for some items. You can still get your standard raw half shell oysters, seafood platters, etc. It is definitely a place to try for any occasion or just on a date with someone special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to detail all around
    ccollins
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our meal at Bymark was incredible. Every dish was delicious and it was clear the kitchen made every ingredient count. From the duo of veal which came with tiny "Pommes Dauphins" to the foie gras starter, the food was exceptional in it's preparation and inventiveness. The service was also very good, and we received helpful advice on our wine selection. The dining room is beautiful - the only downside was that we were literally the only table with guests on a Saturday evening. There were others upstairs on the patio, but inside, just us. It didn't feel too awkward though - all the candles were lit and we felt a bit like we had rented out the whole place. They probably closed after we left, but we were not rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snazzy
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had previously read mostly positive reviews about Bymark and it was in a convenient location to our hotels so I booked it on Open Table with great hopes. We certainly weren't let down by the food, which was quite good. I had the pan seared halibut while my friend enjoyed the duck breast. It was a glorious summer night so we dined out of doors, which served only to enhance the evening. We did have a bit of trouble understanding the server, but she was generally attentive. I would give the restaurant good marks overall and would not hesitate recommending it to others. The restaurant is well designed and puts forth a snazzy ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We had a noon reservation. We ordered our food soon after our arrival. Our food did not show up until 1:10PM. It is a busy place but we were not there for 2 hour lunch. It truly was a disppointing experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary meal
    2foodies
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a very good meal this past Saturday. The place was practically empty which made for a very nice quiet evening with my wife. Obviously Bymark is more of a mon to fri crowd. To start we had the shrimp tacos and the buratta. The shrimp tacos were exemplary. The beet crisps were light and had just the right crunch for the nicely seasoned shrimps. The buratta was mediocre. Kind of bland. For mains, my wife had the lobster ravioli and I had the short rib fettucini. The ravioli was quite different than what I imagine most people expect. My wife very much enjoyed it. The broth, the lobster. I on the other hand didn't like it at all. I'm very glad I didn't order it. I would have been disappointed. My pasta was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    It rarely disappoints. Food is good, and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Well done!
    Food77VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Another great night at one of MM places. Everything was flawless. From the hostess taking us to our seats promptly, the servers being attentive, the food being fantastic (I love their burger....on par with Minetta Tavern in NYC). Burger was perfectly done at medium+. Kale caesar was a nice change of pace (had a nice peppery kick to it). I'll definitely be back. It was nice and quiet during my visit. None of the Gordon Gecko wannabes showed up that night, which I prefer. I understand this place can get very busy with all the "suits" in the area. I always make a habit of visiting my favorite restaurants on a Tuesday or Wednesday. I don't like being part of the "feed'em and street'em" rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Foodaholic
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had such a great lunch at by mark. Food was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cloudy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The portions are quite small and quite expensive.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bymark review
    Lovefood76
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Loved the experience of dining at Bymark. The food was awesome, the atmosphere was great and the staff was friendly. Would recommend the restaurant for a romatic evening with that special someone.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet evening with great food
    1MHFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Our Thursday night visit to Bymark was more quiet than we thought it would be. Interesting specialty drinks began the meal, followed by excellent ravioli and beef filet. The side dishes are not to be missed. Service was excellent, as we had our waiters full attention due to small crowd. Slick, modern design as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously shareable
    coboVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Innovative appetizers like shrimp "tacos" (shrimp and aioli "salad" in crispy beet "shells"), and individualizable entrees like tender grass fed filet mignon with your choice of sauces (horseradish, green peppercorn and orange, etc), make for a memorable and palette pleasing meal. Service was attentive and professional, and decor was minimalist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.