FARMHOUSE Tavern
FARMHOUSE Tavern

FARMHOUSE Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://farmhousehospitality.tumblr.com/
  • Phone: 4165619114x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Small Mid-Day Menu : Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Wade
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private "HUNT CAMP' room seats 9-12ppl at one high top table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edwin
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: You can park Edwin on our North/South street, or on North side of Dupont East of the restaurant.
A word from FARMHOUSE Tavern
Serving #FARMHOUSEhospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of #FARMdrivenFOOD. Pouring Ontario craft brews + artisanal VQA.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
FARMHOUSE Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)fit for foodies (61)great for brunch (43)great for outdoor dining (34)hot spot (13)good for groups (12)special occasion (12)great for lunch (9)romantic (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Great Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    interesting taste layers, thought-provoking dish names like in the case of Mother and Child Union where duck leg meets duck egg, awesome salad dressing, duck to die for. service is slow, not responsive. no wifi for customers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch!
    ADMM
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Small menu but everything was delicious! Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. Antonio is an excellent server. Go to Farmhouse Tavern and see for yourself. The food is delicious, imaginative, and carefully sourced and sourced. The decor is whimsical and comfortable. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edwin and Dupont
    jimmer8
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was impressed with the welcome, the service, the food and the atmosphere. If I lived in TO, I would be back and often. The atmosphere is unique, the service complete and surprisingly fast but I didn't feel rushed and the presentation was excellent. I had the trout which was impeccably prepared and the wine selection by my waiter appropriate. As soon as I walked in, I felt welcome and that feeling continued throughout my meal and the send off was equally gracious. A pleasant hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best eggs benny ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and wait staff were excellent! The owner or host had a bit of an attitude which was not appreciated by myself or my party.. Otherwise, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale farm feeling in Toronto
    Pete
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have heard a couple of times about Farmhouse Tavern and were very curious when going there. Overall, we were not disappointed. This place has a great mixture of down-to-earth easy going junction style (clothes and approach of service) to absolutely excellent and innovative food while sticking to countryside classics. We have never been to a place like this and will definitely come back. Impressing also the open kitchen with many busy men working in it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I liked this place overall. I found the food pretty bland. I ordered the vegetable harvest plate, which was mostly just a plain roasted squash. I don't recommend it. My friends got the trout, and it was plain but very fresh. The peach cobbler was great. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    cannedfresh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had the platter and the rabbit pasta. Mains are not really shareable size but the platter was perfect. Everything had rich flavours and the ambience was cozy. Perfect service with knowledgable servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    AmandaB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Plain and simple, this restaurant has few but great options. Always tasty and love that it's a neighbourhood gem! Eggs Benny and strawberry pancakes sensational!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • silver8deer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Both food and service were amazing. Interesting cocktails and a good Ontario wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Fantastic Food
    F1nK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was top notch. Though they do not have a kids menu the kitchen accommodated us very we'll. Food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    SatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    never disappointed - we love this place - took some friends for brunch on Sunday August 16th, 2014 and now they are hooked! Keep up the excellent work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in the junction
    Surenity82
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great little place in the Junction. Great to know that ingredients are locally sourced. Very chill vibe but something elegant about the atmosphere. Had the Barnyard Burger and Ploughman's Platter. Overall, looking forward to going again. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    Subecky
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Recently had brunch on a Sunday for a group of six and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The space is quite nice although the cowhide benches aren't the most comfortable when wearing shorts or a skirt. The brunch menu may be limited but everything on it was delicious. Pancakes were great but the order was somewhat small. Great burger, great eggs benny, great house bacon, and their coffee is great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    jnmke
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Farmhouse Tavern has become one of our favourite spots in town for a special meal. Casual vibe, but spectacular food that takes full advantage of fresh ingredients and the flavours added by the smoker. The fish dish was one of the best pieces of fish that I have had in years. Possibly too salty for some, but it was reminiscent of the very best grilled fish that I have had in Japan, complemented by a vegetable puree and other garnishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Brunch
    KKScheid
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Farmhouse was outstanding - delicious food, super cute atmosphere. Had birthday brunch with my parents... everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staff were very accommodating of food allergies, provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Waitresses was great. Great service. Food was overpriced for what you get. Pretty mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highs and Lows
    chew20
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The only reason i might go back is for the burger. The duck 3 ways was overrated. The farmers plough could have used more than the 2 meager bread wedges. We asked for extra bread- needed it for the pate. P.S. I like to eat my few rashes of bacon with some bread as well. We were charged an extra $1.00 for 2 more meager bread wedges. A total scam! If you are going to advertise your dish as a FARMERS whatever, remember FARMERS have big appetites. I expect to see some more bread. I hate to harp on it but accompaniments to food have to be thoughtful. This wasn't. The pickled veggies were wilted. Rib eye wasn't cooked as order & when it was refired, the sides were missing! By they time they came back, our rib eye was cold. Sides looked less too!
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  • Would be better with easy fixes
    mgfr
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Brunch menu too small IMHP. We had the eggs benedict w pork belly & eggs in a nest. Both were v tasty, v pretty and reasonably well-priced, but portions were v small; we left hungry. What's with the literally quarter-sized piece of pork belly under each of my eggs, one of which was entirely hard, rubbery fat? I asked the server if such small pieces of pork are usual and she said "yes" and walked away. Maybe my complaint was too nicely (or passive-aggressively) expressed, but walking away is never a response to a customer's polite irritation. And I get the farmhouse aesthetic is "keeping it real", but those hard scratchy concrete patio tables have to go. Plus, rethink firing up the smoker during service - I had to shower when I got home.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • buns
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was very friendly and casual. Really good. Food was interesting and delicious. Staff was very interested in feedback BUT quite pricey! Restaurant is very low key really like a neighbourhood restaurant until the bill arrives. Now we'll go for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun times!
    laurinkim1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary there this weekend. The food was fantastic. We loved the tzaziki with the lamb, the fish was perfect, and the staff was a lot of fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and we'll be back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    V555
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Wasn't anything great. Ribeye came out undercooked and just tasted weird, and ploughmans platter was overpriced and not good at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just okay
    DecadeVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great service, fantastic presentation but ultimately the flavour wasn't there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and innovative, but....
    npzFLVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    While the food was very good, the menu choices are very limited. If you like what's there, great. Otherwise, not so much. The decor on the patio is great. Car and tractor parts used as wall planters and table bases. But the idea of using concrete patio slabs as tabletops really does not work due to the textured non slip side of the stone. The restaurant's smoker is at the south end of the patio, and although we were not sitting near it (and others were right next to it) we still came home smelling like we had been on a canoe trip. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ILNYFood
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall experience was lovely and we enjoyed our food. However, if you have a party of 4 or more ask to be seated at a dining table not a little bistro table. There were 5 of us seated at 2 tiny bistro tables pushed together and that left very little room for food or drinks. The menu is interesting but when we asked the waiter to explain our choices he rebuffed with 'Are you really interested in knowing about every dish?" He only wanted to inform us about food we thought we may order. The menu is just of list of titles on a blackboard not very explicit so it what hard to know what we might be interested in. Considering there were roughly 12 items to explain of which the asparagus and soup were self-explanitory was it really asking a lot?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious meal but expensive...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great relaxed atmosphere, food was delicious. But I did get a surprise with the bill....was expecting 50 per person, then tip....all in 80. A bit much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the FARMHOUSE Tavern reviews archive.
  • THIS PLACE IS WORTH THE TRIP
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    MISMATCHED GLASSES AND CHAIRS, A VINTAGE STOVE AND AN OPEN KITCHEN. JUST LIKE DINNER ON THE FARM, ONLY BETTER!! HAVING BEEN FOR BOTH DINNER AND BRUNCH I CAN REPORT THE FOOD IS GREAT AT BOTH. IF I KNEW EGGS COULD TASTE SO GOOD I WOULD HAVE THEM MORE OFTEN. MINE WERE POACHED THEN BATTERED IN PANCO BREAD CRUMBS AND FLASHED FRIED, SERVED WITH A HUNK OF GREAT TOASTED BREAD AND SOME WONDERFUL PROCUITTO. OH, DID I MENTION THE AMAZING CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD WITH A WARM BERRY COMPOTE. THE BURGER COMES WITH A DUCK EGG AND GOAT CHEESE. I USUALLY DON'T DRIVE FAR FOR A MEAL BUT THIS PLACE IS WORTH THE TRIP.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food. Bossy waitress
    arosemp
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We absolutely LOVED Farmhouse's food and everybody was super friendly, but our waitress. She was bossy and when we said: "can we ask you something about the menú?". She answered with a definite "No" because she wanted the rest of the part to arrive instead of having to explain things twice. If the Army needed waitresses, she would be perfect for the Job... Not so perfect for family brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Summer Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    When you smell the smoker from a block away, you know it's going to be good. Sunday brunch on the Farmhouse patio did not disappoint. You might not want to sit right in front of the smoker. Limited menu but staff are open to variations and very eager to please. Poached eggs on baked squash was yummy. Traditionalists will want to stick to the classic Benny. Would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MScopel
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went to Farmhouse Tavern last Saturday night for dinner. The weather was great, so we were happy to sit outside on the patio. The gin & St. Germain & basil cocktail we had was very tasty and refreshing. The food was amazing. We split the duck 4 ways, foie gras is one of my favs. We had the aspargus appetizer and the ontario trout for dinner. The staff were all friendly and very attentive, they were also great with suggesting wine pairing with what we ordered. I would recommend this restuarant to friends, and I have. I live in the Junction, so it is close for me, but it is definitely worth the drive even if you don't.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burger!
    mchan
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I am in love with their barnyard burger! I will travel from Oakville just to eat this burger!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    great food with a very creative slant. You would not expect the lamb shanks in a "meatloaf" but great!!! And duck is really a star here. Definitely a treat for carnivores, but the veggies are really well prepared. the beets taste like a "campfire", very evocative!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great if you live in that area
    vjb76
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Farmhouse Tavern is great. The food is interesting and complex and the service is very attentive and friendly. The only downside is its location. Unless you live in Toronto, and maybe even in the area where the restaurant is located, it's a bit of a trek. We were in town for an extended weekend and made reservations without knowing how far away from our hotel the restaurant was. After brunch, we had to travel all the way back to our hotel. The good news is that we are adventurous and decided to walk to Ossington Street and take in some shops and sights in that part of town before boarding some City Bikes to take in the rest of the city. Overall, the restaurant was great. I just wish it wasn't so far out of the way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local food
    Kmw07
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The only reason I didn't give a 5 star was because it took a long time to get our food. Otherwise the food was great as well as the drink selection. Server was very knowledgable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot for seeing friends
    Bryce
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Super service and tummy menu. Tasty and delicious, a place to revisit for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    kellysparkles
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mom here for a mother's day dinner and though the chalkboard menu had us feeling a bit skeptical at first; we were both extremely impressed by the quality of food as well as the service. My mother especially loved the decor as it was exactly as the name of the restaurant suggests-- "farm-esque". My mom had the 14oz rib eye which was cooked and seasoned to perfection and came with a side of rustic looking french fries. I had the beef ribs which were juicy, amazing and a lot less messy than I was anticipating. We both definitely plan to come back to try more of the amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid cooking
    GYim
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had the trout as well as the ribeye steak. Both were done as ordered, fish was tender, moist with crispy non-oily skin. Steak was tender, flavourful with nice charring.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerTO
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Fabulous! I'll be dreaming about that burger for days! My sis was impressed with the vegetarian main, and the chef had no problem altering my friends plate to accomodate her hate on for beets. Everyone loved their food! Looking forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KICKED out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for a Saturday night w/ another couple. Arrived to be seated near front door where we proceeded to be blown away by gusts of cold air that came in every time the door was opened. We asked to be reseated and were told all other tables were taken. Hostess made an attempt at first to keep the curtains in front of the door closed, but quickly lost interest. We wore our jackets all evening. Ordered a lot of food-Drinks, apps, several courses, dessert, coffee. We were told to leave at the 2.5 hour mark for another reservation. When we made the reservation, we were not informed that we'd be on the clock. Too many great dining options in TO to put up w/ treatment like this. Take your $ elsewhere, we will.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brunch menu too small
    kalle
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Although the food I ordered was really good, there was very little choice on the menu for brunch. just a few more items would have been good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.