George Restaurant
George Restaurant
  • Address:
    111C Queen Street East
    Toronto, ON M5C 1S2
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: CAN$51 and over

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: Global, International
  • 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 (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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
George Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (162)fit for foodies (150)romantic (147)notable wine list (116)great for outdoor dining (72)neighborhood gem (48)good for groups (26)great for lunch (24)hot spot (16)late-night find (10)great for brunch (9)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    did the 10 course tasting with wine pairing. it was amazing. not our first time at george, but first time doing the tasting and first time on their patio (it's stunning!) and it was absolutely an ideal dining experience. even compared to other tasting menus we have done. the wine pairings were incredible. used to be turned off by price tag (of both, especially the wine pairing) but it is worth it through and through. they served different dishes for each of the 10 courses - so essentially 20 dishes, all amazing. Highly knowledgeable wait staff, perfectly attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    this was the best dinner I ever had in Toronto. I have guests from various places in the US and they talked about dinner even the day after. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner with great wine
    beachesbench
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a wonderful George 5 course tasting menu and the 3 of us had 3 different plates each time. Our sommelier was very helpful in directing us with our wine choices. We were thrilled to try the Dillon's vodka. The service was impeccable and we're all coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect anniversary dinner!
    melo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I went last weekend to George and had their 7 course vegetarian dinner and were blown away. The chef did a great job catering to our dietary restrictions and added an extra touch to celebrate our first anniversary. Our service was outstanding and we will definitely back again to celebrate another special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner on the patio!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner outside on their patio. Service and food was exceptional. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great meal
    G70MH
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my third time at George and the quality has been remarkably consistent. Service is outstanding. Food is outstanding. The tasting menu would be the best way to experience this restaurant. We did not do the tasting menu this time and still had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MooseVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    For lunch had a crab dish to start that was very bland and the lobster first plate was allright, but I have come to expect better at this restaurant. Great patio on which to enjoy a glass of champagne
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  • maxwell1840
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had another wonderful meal at George. The tasting menu never disappoints. Absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    SEATraveller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent dinner at George. Unfortunately, we weren't hungry enough for one of the tasting menus (which, from the reaction of the people at the table next to us, sounded fabulous). However, we ordered dishes from both the vegetarian and regular a la carte menus and everything was wonderful. The service was very good and attentive without being smothering (i.e. we weren't asked every five minutes if we were enjoying our meal). There was plenty of time to savour our meals without having to wait too long between courses. But be warned that it's not a restaurant for a quick bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Rgd1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Impossible to find fault. Every aspect of the dinner, the service and the ambience was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful service, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely time. The service was exemplary, the patio was beautiful and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect anniversary dinner
    Beth
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For our 25th wedding anniversary we enjoyed the seven course tasting menu, with accompanying wines. So delicious! The service was wonderful, the patio was lovely, and the evening was memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Toronto Culinary Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an amazing 10 course tasting dinner and it was coupled with the appropriate level of service. Wine service brings the experience to a higher level. Sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. The chef and his team make the most delicious dishes that are flavorful concoctions that complemented the proteins so well. Well done and we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George - Outstanding Food
    tastewithkids
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Not our first visit and the five course tasting did not disappoint. Notable was the delicate avocado brulee as a side to some of the most tender lamb chops I can recall tasting - DELICIOUS. Only drawback of the night was the slower than usual service (not the norm).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service, good food!
    Matt
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food here was excellent, weve had amazing duck breast and all plates were well thought of. Too bad the waiter was slow, sloppy and unfriendly. He did not deserve the 18% tip he got.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite place to dine!
    screamingmonkey
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always an excellent place to dine, especially if you chose the tasting menu. Never a surprise with the selection and staff are careful to ask you for any allergies and food to avoid. If you can, ask for the chef's table by the kitchen as the 'show' is quite entertaining in there. Our wait staff, Rob is funny, helpful, and very attentive every time we visited. A true gem in the city that is vibrant, consistent, and will deliver top notch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Recommendation
    Cocorotsie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I enjoyed the George for lunch, with the lunch special: which you can have your choice of salad or daily soup special, plus your choice of the thirds plates for the main, for 30 CAN. I had the salad and scallops, a glass of wine and a coffee for around 50 CAN. The atmosphere is elegant and beautiful but probably better later for lunch of dinner (I was way to early). And April was a star server from her welcoming manner, gentle way and conversation, to her post lunch business support that I am so grateful for. The atmosphere is beautiful and calm. Very romantic garden terrace option.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    Juma
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    You can be guaranteed a perfect evening when you dine at George. From the moment you arrive, you are treated as though you are their special guest and waited upon as such all evening. The Sommalier is certain to help you choose a perfect wine for you and your guests. If you want to be adventurous - let him choose for you and expect to be truly amazed how well the wine will dance with your dinner. The food is delectable with every bite and most definitely a memorable experience. Be sure to try the chef's tasting menu to enjoy a mouth watering experience and a dazzling display on every plate. Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    Chaparrito
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our fourth time at George, and as always we loved it. The food and service were both amazing, and we enjoyed being able to talk to each other on a Saturday night without having to speak loudly as in so many other restaurants. This will continue to be our spot to celebrate special occasions. We both had the lobster appetizer, which was amazing, as was the beef tenderloin. The chocolate dessert was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great garden dining
    Nico
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    First time a charm, glad to have discovered George restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our best meals in Canada!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal at George. Ask for the table by the kitchen - it's fun to see the inner workings of a professional kitchen. They have a particularly great sommelier - on spot pairings with each of my husband's courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    ejlp
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went to the George for our anniversary. The food, atmosphere, service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.