George Restaurant
George Restaurant

George Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.georgeonqueen.com/
  • Phone: (416) 863-6006
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Bar: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Lorenzo Loseto
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For more information on Special Events, please contact Lisa Da Silva at lds@georgeonqueen.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen and Church
  • Public Transit: We are located at 111C Queen Street East, between Church and Jarvis on the south side of Queen. The closest subway stop is Queen. George is about a five minute walk east from the station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot located on the North side of Queen Street E. in front of George.
    Street Parking is also available
A word from George Restaurant
Executive Chef Loseto’s innovative "Toronto Cuisine" is devoted to seasonal, natural, local, and sustainable food from the city’s markets. “This means that the food is inspired not only by the seasons, but also the variety of products available from many different cultures around the world,” says Loseto. This principle of fresh and eclectic variety is brought to the tables of our patrons at George.

Guests are encouraged to order from a five, seven, or ten course tasting menu in order to fully explore the bold flavours and textures of Chef Loseto’s cooking. Wine pairings carefully selected by the sommelier team are a wonderful addition to the tasting experience. The wine program is focused on quality, sustainability and terroir. Wines are sourced from small suppliers with a focus on unique appellations and varietals. At the table, one of our five sommeliers will ensure selections are perfectly paired with the unique cuisine. 
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
George Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)fit for foodies (150)romantic (139)notable wine list (101)neighborhood gem (41)great for outdoor dining (38)good for groups (33)hot spot (24)great for lunch (18)late-night find (7)scenic view (6)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Our dinner at George was simply fabulous! Each dish was a work of art and tasted even better. Everything was so delicious it is undescribable. The service was excellent and not ostentatious which often comes with a high end restaurant. It was simply perfect .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Lunch with Wine Pairings
    SweetToothVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I went with four people from the office and enjoyed a tasty lunch. The dishes were timed nicely. We never felt like we were waiting a prolonged period of time. Favorite dish? Tough to pick between the tuna tartare (app) and the beef tenderloin (main). Can't wait to return for our Christmas lunch in December!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I have ever experienced
    abcd
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This was one of the best experiences and meals I have ever had at any restaurant. Both my wife and I are out very frequently for dinner at top restaurants due to the nature of our work, and I was surprised that neither of us had ever been to George which made it a perfect surprise venue for her birthday. Online reviews led me to the choice as well. I must say that from the ease of making a reservation on Opentable, to the time we left I would like to give this restaurant a 6 STAR rating. Specifically I was most impressed by every aspect of the experience. The call in advance to confirm the reservation and inquiry into any special request or events. The booth that was reserved for us which was chosen based on my request for an intimate setting. The staff who were all impeccable from the bar tender to the waiter, busboys, and sommelier. Of course the real test of a restaurant though lies in its food. We had the 7 course tasting menu. The food was both culinary art in presentation but even more importantly the flavours were beyond exceptional. The quantity of food was satisfying and satiating and reasonable which has become one of my pet peeve's at so many high end restaurants today. I really can't say enough about this restaurant, especially considering it was our first visit. The price for this meal was about $250 pp all in with a bottle of wine and two aperitifs. In this case, well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous birthday celebration
    Jcollis
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My husband and I visited George for the first time for my birthday. We had heard great things from a number of people. We chose the 5 course tasting menu with paired wines. The waiter was amazing! He explained everything in detail, was friendly, attentive and humourous! The Sommelier was very knowledgable, interesting and fun. The quality of food was outstanding and the kitchen was very flexible to incorporate my gluten allergy. The experience was wondering and we will go there again. I am already sharing my great experience at George with my colleagues and friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Zelda
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Anniversary dinner-we had the tasting menu and loved everything! We are usually disappointed with high end restaurants but this one met all our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Cleopatra
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Unusual and interesting taste pairings. Excellent service. Small portions but satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still full 3 days on
    Adrian101
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My fiance and I went for the 7 course tasting menu accompanied with the wine pairing. Although we new we'd get a lot for our money I genuinely felt that the portion sizes were far too big (both food and wine). 3 days after the dinner and I still feel full. The food was good, but not the best I've had at this style of place. The ambiance and the service were good but there were a number of occasions when the timing was a little off - long waits between courses, food and wine served at the same time. Also, despite sitting down for dinner at 8.30, we were still eating at 11.30 (it also took the servers a while to get going which was frustrating). There were also a number of very loud tables in the restaurant towards the end of the night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night!
    lovestoeat
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband and I went to George before heading to a musical...I will say that George should be experienced on it's own when you have time to sit and enjoy it! We had to cut our dinner short as we didn't know it would take over 2.5 hrs start to finish. Was a fantastic meal and great ambiance but sad we missed dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Svetla
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We loved every second of it! It was my boyfriend's birthday and we ordered 7 course tasting menu, which was amazing! We got different food every time and tried so many delicious meals! Loved their foie gras!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I went to George's for mine and my wife's 2nd year anniversary We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. The wine pairings were fantastic, and the food was really creative and unique. We found that the food was very well thought out and very well balanced on the palate. Their combinations of flavors and textures took our dining experience to another level. The 6th plate was a cheese plate that they paired with an ice wine. I've never had I've wine before, but this combination was one of the most impressive plates we had. Our desserts were slightly disappointing, as they did not meet the same level of creativity and complexity as the other plates. Other than that, the night was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • misterR
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Major disappointment. Certainly not among the best restaurant in the country as it is presented to be.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HungryManVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    very professional service but slow. 3 1/2 hours for dinner starting at 8pm is too long
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious George
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I have wanted to dine here for years but never made it until now. My friend and I were both so pleased with the food and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toronto restaurant gem
    TheodorVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Based on this experience George restaurant deserves to be ranked among the top 5 restaurants in Toronto-outstanding food and service in a beautiful space. The glacier bass dish was especially memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • classic yet modern feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great ambiance and superb service. Just a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding wine pairings!
    BBBusinessTravVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    On a first visit and dining alone, I was there for 3 hours with a tasting menu and an outstanding selection of wine pairings. Unusual small production selections matching perfectly the inventive food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional restaurant
    arthemie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Excellent fine dining location that is not too stuffy! Also not too quiet or loud and service was exceptional. Food was also flavourful and unique and really good! Portions on the small size though. But definitely coming back and highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An outstanding evening!
    BirdieVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is a very special restaurant. From the moment you walk inside, you are welcomed and treated royally. We had great help from the sommelier in matching wine to our meal. Every plate was presented and explained beautifully. Flavour was incredible. Both of our entrees cooked as requested!!! Our server, Phil was readily available to answer questions and keep our wine glasses filled. As we left, he took the time to meet us at the door, open it for us and wished us a good evening, We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • (Kurios) George
    Gr8tfish
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The service and the food separate this restaurant from the rest. You quickly notice the excellent standards and have a consistently high delivery of service. They are cognizant and very observant of patrons, they regularly check up on you, and our server even asked if we had anything to do after and we did, the cirque du soleil show Kurios, so we were tight for time. They were so accommodating that they were able to get out the food quicker, without compromising the high standard level of their food. You really appreciate the artistry that goes into each dish and how great the food tastes. It made part of the best birthday gift I could give to my wife. This was not the first time at George's I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • romantic atmosphere, slow service
    Luck
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Superbly romantic. staff is very knowledgeable with wine pairing with your meal. How ever, during my meal the food took exceptionally long, our waiter recognised this and gave us a free glass of wine. After 3 hours, I asked for the last course to go. I will not be returning to george restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never fails to impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstanding all round, with new dishes, amazing food to explore
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    RAE21VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was outstanding with smaller portions suitable for a multicourse dinner. Every dish was tasty, well executed with a great presentation. Went for an early dinner before 6pm before a show at the theatre. Traffic was horrendous through the downtown core. Ample parking across the street. Was told by the waiter we had time for three courses to make the show which we ordered. Problem was that there didn't seem to be an effort to get us through the courses in time and we had to ask to keep things moving. Also, when the courses arrived and when the wine glasses were empty there was no waiter around to refill. We had to search for the bottle and pour ourselves several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturdaydiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have a mixed review for a restaurant that should be 5 stars. Food was impressive, the attention to details and flavours impressed. Service however was not consistent. We poured our own wine at times, we had to ask for bread after if was offered and not received. Not sure if our server was new or overwhelmed with a large party beside us but, it took away from our over all experience. I also wasn't impressed that tables were disassembled and removed/rolled away from beside us as we were eating. One would think in a fine dining establishment you would also layer your linens so, guests aren't seeing the bare ugly tables. Step up the service side & the restaurant would be a gem. But overall experience left a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Tasting
    redceaser
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had great time enjoying the Tasting menu! They were able to cater to us since we don't eat meat but do enjoy seafood. The only options on menu were veggie or full tasting menu so they made us great dishes all with all types of seafood, and all very tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Overall excellent experience. We went with the 7 course taster menus with wine pairing and had an excellent experience. The service, ambiance, food and wine were all exemplary and it was an incredible experience. The price is quite steep but if you're looking to treat yourself or a loved one, you're in for a great time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinewithwine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    George was simply outstanding. Every course was scrumptious. George's Sommelier, Christopher, was excellent. Frankly, his ability to select wines suited for our tastes and for our food selections elevated a very enjoyable dining experience to one of the best that we've ever had. I would highly recommend George to anyone traveling to Toronto looking for a superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night!
    Andria
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I have been to George twice and both times we have had wonderful experiences. The food is fantastic and so is the service. I love the location and, when the weather is nicer, it has a wonderful hidden patio where the downtown noise is completely blocked out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing tasting menu
    Anon
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    went with a group of three, and they brought out 21 different dishes for the three of us on our 7 course tasting menu. every single one was reported as excellent. obviously not cheap, but if you want THE best food, this restaurant will not disappoint. lives up to the reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner at George
    woody
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    From the moment we arrived, the evening was perfect. We had a private booth at the front of the restaurant where we could watch the comings and goings or close the curtains as our mood dictated. We selected the 7 course tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was absolutely spectacular. The staff were very careful to ask about food preferences and allergies before we started so that there were no issues with any of the courses. Each course was perfectly paired with a different wine and the sommelier explained each wine to us with great precision. The food was unbelievable and the presentation wonderful. We couldn't imagine a better place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I would strongly recommend George for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a great time. Food was excellent. A little loud. Decor was awesome. Loved all the wrought iron
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Engagement dinner
    frank
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I picked George restaurant as a placed to propose my girlfriend and hence had a high demands for quality of service, food and atmosphere. I have to say the George restaurant surpasses all my expectations and made this important event an unforgettable moment of our lives. I made quite a late bookings and still got one of the best tables this restaurant can offer. The food was absolutely delicious and along with the wine pairing the best food experience I've ever had. Service was absolutely outstanding, very kind and professional. They did all they could to make the dinner a great experience and happily did all we asked them for. My fiancé and I were more than happy we had a chance to celebrate our most important night in such a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and wine
    2pianoguys
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We really enjoyed our return to this amazing restaurant. The food and wine was superb. The air-conditioning system caused water to drip on us. We had to switch tables. We kind of had to do that ourselves....could have been better customer service around this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and lovely
    Thorn
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with my fiancée at George and we ordered the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was absolutely superb and the wine pairings were perfectly complimentary to each dish. The 5 course was just the right amount of food. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent dining experience
    nonfoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was the first time my wife and I had gone to George, placing a reservation based on others' positive reviews. The food was delicious (especially the pork loin starter) and the service was excellent. We'll definitely return at some point
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fancy but not tasty
    criticalFoodie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fancy, quite elegant, but not tasty... Very strange spice combinations, that could be called "interesting" but not quite tasty. Even their chocolate mousse was clearly below average. I love "fancy" original food, and on that front the restaurant did live up to the expectations, but on the taste side - clearly not. I would recommend this for a long business dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time there food and service excellent it was wife's 50 th b.d. very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TUNA DELIGHT
    SweetToothVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    George got in a large Big Eye tuna so I had a craving and went for lunch - what a treat. Tuna app was very tasty and light so left plenty of room for the burger and dessert! Already looking forward to returning for lunch, especially for our annual Christmas lunch which we have held at George for the past couple of years ... December isn't that far away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    Mimi333
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Amazing gourmet food! Fantastic service! We had a tour of the restaurant.... a look a the kitchen A/C kept me a bit too chilled but they kindly tryed to switch to a better tabke Awesome evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous restaurant
    EatTheWorld
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had amazing dining experience at the George. Fresh ingredient and carefully prepared every single dish, not to mention 5 star service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still hungry
    Nicki
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were a group of three and the bill, before tip, was $244. Yet, we left hungry. The food was delicious but the servings were outstandingly tiny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic