George Restaurant
George Restaurant

George Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.georgeonqueen.com/
  • Phone: 4168636006x
  • 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
215 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (169)romantic (159)fit for foodies (158)notable wine list (113)great for outdoor dining (74)neighborhood gem (48)good for groups (29)great for lunch (24)hot spot (17)late-night find (9)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lovely time
    Rwaqar
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everyone from the front desk to the chefs and waiters in between were more than polite. The service, alongside the food itself, was impeccable. We decided on five courses chosen by the chef and could not have been happier. All in all, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George is a Gem
    food4thesenses
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    George is a sophisticated restaurant with delicious and creative dishes. The food nourishes all your senses. We love going there for special occasions because from the chef and kitchen staff to the wait staff, bussers, sommelier and host we leave feeling special and thinking about our next visit to this Toronto gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & great atmosphere.
    Live2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waiter was also extremely helpful with advice on wine pairings, both great recommendations. As newly arrived visitors to Toronto he also gave some very helpful suggestions on where to go and eat during our stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    enjoyfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, ambiance, food and wine. It was our first time at George - we will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining Experience!!!
    dnff
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Would highly recommend George Restaurant for special occasions or a romantic evening in the town! We each had the five course tasting menu along with the accompanied wine tasting which was an amazing great experience. The service was excellent and smooth transition from course to course with excellent detailed explanations of the meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Solid
    Benjathon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Virtually everything they served us was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, every time
    Toni
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As always, this place has been a favourite for special occasions. I always order the 7 course tasting menu with the wine pairing. This is usually a great adventure in trying new foods and new wines that one might not usually order. This time something changed with the wine pairing, and it was a not-so-great experience to put it politely. They obviously changed their Sommelier, and at times it felt like they were throwing darts at a board to pick the wine. I wouldn't order that option again anytime soon, but the food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegetarian
    IronmanFromMontreal
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The vegetarian selections were some of the best I have ever tasted. Service was very knowledgeable and friendly, from the time we entered the restaurant, were served at the table, to the time we left. I and my guests thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A great courtyard for outdoor dining! Definitely worth going. Small plates, but just the right size to sample one plate from each of the 3 sections. Wonderful flavours and great presentation. Would definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    foodjunkie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The tasting menu is exquisite. Every dish was presented and explained. All were delicious, it was hard to pick a favourite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    emmamendoza
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was impressed by all aspects of this restaurant. The ambiance (we had a little private room), the servers, the food, the wine and the sommelier were all amazing. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience
    mr0101
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a lovely 3 course dinner for our group of 18 collegues from Norway, everybody loved the fantastic food, the great service and the very nice atmosphere in your restaurant. Higly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Lover's Find
    Qualityseeker
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A must for any special occassion where you want to experience new tastes and impress.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at George. Our server was amazing. Took care of us ladies from start to finish even organizing a cab to or show later that evening. Food was divine. Small thoughtful dishes with bursts of flavour. Everything was fresh and well presented. Atmosphere was relaxed and classy. Will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would say 3 1/2 star
    Connie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings, but something fell short. The Sommelier, while really nice & obviously knowledgeable, was extremely boring & spent more time trying to one-up us than talking about the wine. Most of the wines were mediocre and tasted very young. The tasting menu was very good, but had one flaw for us: We were each served different dishes for each course. While, to our benefit, we ended up having a 14 course meal, it took away from the opportunity to share experiences one course at a time. The pace was far too fast. I had to gulp my wine after each course! Our server never asked how the food was, didn't engage with us at all & rushed off at the end. Unfortunate because we probably won't return due to service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant yet progressive
    youthandease
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    George is a singular restaurant in Toronto: for its elegant surroundings, yet gracious service, its creative, structured food and a courtyard that invites hushed conversations. The vegetarian tasting menu that we both savoured was the best we have ever had. The mingling of flavours, the finesse of the preparation and presentation and the juxtaposition of tastes was unparalleled. Our server was informative, suggestive yet never intrusive. A true delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • supertaster
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a party of eight, how nice it was that all eight of us loved the meals we were served. We did the Chefs tasting menu. I would go back again in a heartbeat, unfortunately we don't live in Canada. Although the restaurant was very busy the attention to service never suffered. The sommeliers were friendly and knowledgeable as well. I would highly recommend George and hope to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George Clooney eat your heart out
    magnificentwoman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the only George for me, romantic, beautiful, wit and charm in the service, and the most delicate and wondrous pleasing of the palate in the tasting menus... simply stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Rayray
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday and we were both extremely impressed! Had the 5 course tasting menu and it was probably one of the best complete meals we've had. The hostess gave me the impression they were going to do something special for my wife's birthday (write her name on her dessert);however, that didn't happen. Regardless, an overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    elmo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    what a great find! better than I hoped! What a wonderful food experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Overall
    Sabooster
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service. Fabulous food. Was very happy with elegance and the demeanour of the staff. The water fountain was a little hard to absorb after 30 minutes. Some light background music would have been a perfect touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refreshing!
    Mperor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you want a change of scenery and waking up your taste buds, this is a good place to start. There's a "surprise" taste menu for those that are adventurous and open to anything. We decided to go a la carte, for the faint of heart as neither of us likes surprises. The food was amazing as it's made differently from your traditional fine dining. Our server was very knowledgeable and detailed on his explanation as to how the menu is setup so that you just order enough for each individual. The place is not located in the best neighborhood, maybe it was once upon a time. The decor inside is nicely done with an open kitchen that you can see the food being prepped and being picked up by the wait staff. Give it try! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    HungryGirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had the seven course tasting along with the wine pairings. Accommodated my gluten allergy with no problem. One of the best evenings ever!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal full of Memories
    canuslupus
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I chose the 5 course tasting meal with wine pairings. With an opportunity to indicate what we could not eat, the meal was one surprise after another.From the amuse bouche to the fifth course our taste buds were singing. I had never had foie gras except as a pate. I do not as a rule like offal. I was amazed at the delicate texture and divine flavour. The rack of lamb was superb, a succulent medium rare. The wine pairings were my favourite aspect of the meal. The server was very generous with his time as he explained the history, location and tasting notes of each wine. I fell in love with the 2007 Barbera della Stoppa: a deep glass of deliciousness. My only disappointment is that I can't get the wine in Ontario.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One inconsistent visit
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We picked this as our special restaurant while visiting Toronto. While interesting, the decor was disappointing as we were expecting a more classical fine dining feel. The sommelier provided immediate and excellent service and we enjoyed talking wine with him. The waiter, however, was gone for long periods of time, made us feel less than welcome and when his turn came to pour wine, he showed he knew little about it (he poured way too high, almost to the middle of the glass). The sweetbreads were the highlight of the meal, while the halibut was also good. The meringue dessert was excellent. But the beef tenderloin was a big disappointment, being both tough and flavorless, although it was prepared medium rare.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • George
    Dave
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding. One of the best experiences of my dining life. You will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sealeg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant has mastered the sophisticated and warm ambiance that we love! The food was inventive with excellent flavours and a beautiful presentation. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meal of a Lifetime!
    love2travel
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have dined all over the world….and many places in France. This was one of the most outstanding dining experiences I have ever had! Would travel again just to eat at George's. Service and creativity was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • filippo47VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the amuse bouche to the dessert everything was outstanding. Our waiter was knowledgeable and professional, the sommelier had great wine suggestions. Pleasant dining experience, will return when next in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect restaurant
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our 40th anniversary and t what a great restaurant to go to! Perfect in every way!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service with great good
    Fabumom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful tasting menu at George. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining!
    Owen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived at George restaurant expecting great things from family reviews, and George exceeded those reputations by a long way! Excellent 5 course meal and cocktail list, great way to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Tals
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food and wine list. We did the 7 course tasting. It took a long time to get the first tasting, with the dinner lasting 3.5 hours! Waiter had asked us if it was a special occasion. We told him it was our anniversary. The desert plate had "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. Had a great romantic time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's All Abput The Aesthetics
    DiningDemon
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We selected the Five Course Tasting Menu. Amazing service. Each plate was a visual, tantalizing, masterpiece. With exception to the incredibly delicious dessert, the actual dishes didn't taste that good, especially for fine dining. Somehow the flavours didn't work that well together. If there was a magical way to combine the flavours from North44 and the beauty of George's dishes and service we would certainly have the perfect restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mind Blown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The 5 course tasting menu completely exceeded our expectations. Between my wife and I we experienced 10 different dishes that were beyond Masterchef quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate