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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
George Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (164)fit for foodies (162)romantic (157)notable wine list (116)great for outdoor dining (64)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (32)great for lunch (20)hot spot (19)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • romantic atmosphere, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.