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Glas Wine Bar
Glas Wine Bar

Glas Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glaswinebar.com
  • Phone: (647) 351-4527
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm


    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Chef Danny Pantano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are proud to offer small drop off catering

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Caroline Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is easily available for free after 6:00 on Queen St E
A word from Glas Wine Bar
Located in the lovely Leslieville neighbourhood, GLAS Wine Bar serves the best of Ontario wines, combined with a creative, seasonal menu, with a true emphasis on the art of casual hospitality.

Chef Danny Pantano draws from a decade of experience working at some of the best restaurants in Italy, and the UK, and incorporates the bounty of local ingredients in a refined manner. This translates into a small, evolving menu with a focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes in addition to local meat and fish.

GLAS is the perfect spot to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch or an intimate dinner. The chef offers a prix fixe menu every evening of the week based on dietary restrictions, preferences and available products.

Seating an intimate 20 people, GLAS is ideal for small groups, or parties of 24 or less.

We look forward to sharing an evening with you at GLAS.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Despite the mostly very complimentary reviews from Chato etc we were underwhelmed by the quality of food. The crostini were very good ,plives not so much.The celeriac and truffle pasta was an interesting and well executed dish ( a simple take on the ideas of El Bulli where we ate twice 10 years ago). The mains were the principal let down,steak not much flavor and very chewy, fish also not very inspired . Perhaps if some of the reviews had been less glowing our expectations would have been lowered and we would have felt OK with the quality. Don't expect to make a return visit."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great spot in Leslieville! Service was fantastic, food was amazing! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was not just a great night out but this was an event!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were greeted by friendly and energetic staff who were more than willing to tell us about the food and wine list. They were patient and attentive as our group made decisions and on top of everything the food was amazing. The vegetarian and lamb ragu were both hits with the table. We split the crostini, cheese and meat boards among our group and everyone was very pleased. The salt and vinegar potatoes were an interesting twist on a normally boring side dish and the duck confit sandwich was also tasty. I would recommend Glas to anyone - the food, atmosphere and service were all incredible."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Unadorned scrambled eggs plus plain toast and sausages. Really? Any diner could do better."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I loved our appetizers and the homemade pasta we each had as our main course. The desserts were less outstanding but the service was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Ontario wine recommended by our waitress. Overall a small and charming restaurant I would reccomend to friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I brought my partner here for a special birthday dinner and it was a great decision. We opted for the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. The owner brought us each different dishes, so we effectively got to sample 8 dishes. Quality and variety were both excellent. Portions were also great for a tasting menu, especially a less expensive one such as this. We left with the perfect level of fullness, and very very impressed. Overall, a great experience and (IMO) also a great value for what we received."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was highly recommended by friends so my husband and I tried the tasting menu with wine pairing. We've tried some really high end tasting menus around the world and this one was pretty good for the price. We are not big fans of Canadian wines but the ones they had selected were excellent and really accented the food. We liked the starters, soup & first dish - interesting mix of ingredients and flavors while still providing substance. The main was somewhat standard beef & overcooked to our liking but they paired it with an amazing Red that made up for it. The place has a cosy, intimate feel and wait staff were attentive & knowledgeable."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Glas Wine Bar have a very eclectic menu. We shared a Celery Root Pappardelle with a cheese fondue sauce and truffle purée that was excellent, along with a kale and brussel sprout salad with a nice mustargy vinaigrette. Then we had the house-made potato cavatelli pasta with the mushroom ragout sauce. Service was great, interesting Ontario wine selection. All good."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The chicken meatballs were good, but a tad on the salty side. The perch was bland. Friendly staff and the chef came over to ask how our evening went. Impressed with that gesture. We will return."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Fabulous having chef's menu last night. Thank you! Spectacular meal from start to finish. Terrific service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "What a find! My first time at Glas in Leslieville. Outstanding food with great local options. Very knowledgeable server with excellent advice for pairings. Very quaint ambiance. Would go back anytime. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "the prix fixe is not good value. no choice on what you get and had you ordered the items separately it would have cost you less money. food was rather bland and portions small. I would not go back despite the delightful atmosphere and music."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Hello Glas My wife and I ate at Glas recently for the first time. It was easily the best restaurant meal I have had in the past 6 months or longer and we eat out a lot. We started off or meal with 5 of the crostini all of which were delicious and fresh. For my main course I had the pickerel while my wife had the chicken meatballs. Both main courses were terrific. For desert we shared the creme brulee which was great. Even the wines we selected were top notch. I had the Malivoire Pinot and my wife the Hinterland sparkling. Our server was great being very personable and efficient but, at the same time, not rushing us through the meal. We look forward to eating at Glas again very soon. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I like the local focus of Glas, and what makes it even better are the vegetarian options. I appreciate the local wines being available to showcase what Ontario has to offer."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "What a cute little restaurant. Super comfy, great service and really nice food. It' s a very special place that prides itself on offering very personal service. I will be back, even though it' s not in my neighbourhood...worth the drive."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our meal, but aside from the cheese plate, which was fantastic, the food was not good enough to justify the cost of what was a fairly expensive night out. The service was actually quite slow; after an hour and twenty minutes only the cheese plate and first course (of four) had arrived. The owner did apologize for the delay, which was nice, but overall we just did not enjoy this restaurant as much as most people seem to."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Made reservations for four with Open Table but called later to push half an hour with no problem. Table was set and ready when we arrived. Myself and one of our companions had the chef's tasting with wine paring which I would recommend. I liked the fact that wine was local (Niagara region) as well as locally sourced food. We agreed that the entres' were reasonably priced. Space is a bit tight as the restaurant is quite small, but it still works. Art work from what I am assuming is local artists' adorn the walls. A very enjoyable dinner out, best of a number of recent restaurant dinner experiences!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "in a long time...glad we chose this option vs. the west end. Can't believe I haven't been here yet. Exactly the quality and consistency I have been looking for in Leslieville for a long time. Simple, exciting, great tasting. The 'pasta' dish was one of the best things I have had in a while, and the fish was exceptional. The wine list was well curated from great ontario vineyards. Highly recommended. I am going back soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Glas is a great addition to the East End. The restaurant owner Dan has his finger in the pulse with this great place not only in terms of great food but but also what the Toronto food scene deserves and really needs to aspire to if it is going to become as good as some of its American counterparts (Chicago, San Fran etc). The food caters well to meat eaters (well those scared of a meatless meal) but is really a class above with its vegetarian fare. There are very few quality vegetarian restaurants around but this is one , you can tell by the lack of reliance on mushrooms on the menu. Really looking forward to seeing what Glas can offer in the warmer seasons when locally sourced produce is available. This could be where Glas really shines."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at GLAS Wine Bar. It's a small restaurant, and all the tables were full. The owner was also our server that evening, and he was very accommodating. Their kale and Brussels sprouts salad was delicious, and large as a starter salad. I also enjoyed the cous-cous and my partner had the poached salmon. Everything was very good, fresh and healthy. A great local spot."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had a lovely anniversary dinner here on a Wednesday night. Glas in tiny and narrow, but intimate and friendly as a result. One chef and one server, and easy-going but perfectly professional service across the board. The ambience was quiet, but likely because there was only one other pair of mid-20s women in there with us, and when they left, we had the restaurant to ourselves. The food! Terrific. I had the beet salad with a horseradish foam, which was a revelation: perfectly balanced, every bite a joy. I followed with the poached trout, which was equally good; my wife had the butternut squash soup followed by flatiron steak, which was perfectly medium-rare and remarkably tender (for flatiron). Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Our third time at Glas and we will be back. The menu is innovative and the food is great. There is something for everyone, vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. Great selection of Ontario wines. So lucky to have this restaurant in our end of town!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had a great meal - our first visit and will likely return soon - owner was there and was a great guy - chatted us up and gave us tips on our upcoming trip to Italy."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was sensational! I went to Glas with a group of four tough-to-please women and everyone left raving about the food, service, and ambiance. We loved the cozy atmosphere, cocktails, good VQA wine list, and our server was an absolute gem. Thanks for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for a nice quiet dinner after a hectic day and it delivered. Ambiance was friendly, food was good, service was responsive and not rushed. It was recommended by a friend and it delivered. My husband had the steak and I had the fish. We started with the beef tartar. All of it was tasty and there was a decent list of wine to choose from."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Glas never disappoints. The food is fantastic, the service is quick and refined and the chef is a great guy. One of the best restaurants in Toronto."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. It was small and cozy. Our server was great, but we were disappointed in the food. The portions were small. I ordered the steak and was not asked how I liked it cooked. It came very rare which I do not like. My boyfriend ordered the butternut squash risotto which was very bland and again...small! We ended up eating pizza later in the evening because he was still hungry."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Excellent and varied vegetarian options. The vegetarian tasting menu was creative and delicious. Our omnivorous friends also enjoyed their meat options."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Lovely little Leslieville gem. We had the 5-course tasting menu, a good value at $50, along with the $25 wine pairing. All of the dishes were well prepared and toothsome - especially enjoyed the tartar. Another highlight was the salmon fillets in orange sauce with fennel and olive salad, the flavours really work well together and don't overwhelm the fish. It's a very small 20-seat room, so don't expect too much privacy, but a lively, convivial vibe. It's a perfect place to drop in on a Friday night after a busy and hectic week, treat yourself and shed some of your accumulated weariness...."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I recently had dinner at Glas with a friend, and we both really liked the menu (which they update on a regular basis with nice and unique items) and the quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Love this place! The service is fantastic, the wine is amazing and the food is just as great to boot. I have had both brunch and dinner at Glas many times, and it’s been amazing every time. It's a small intimate space with a lot of character and I really like that Danny (Chef/Owner) takes the time to chat with everyone (and he is super generous). The plates are the perfect portion size. Just enough to allow you to try more than one thing or share the plates with your date! can't get enough of the Artisanal Ontario truffle salami. I’ve enjoyed the salmon, fregola and flat iron steak paired with wonderful Ontario wines . Koodos to Dan for highlighting some great Canadian wines paired with amazing dishes."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Glas is a wonderful little spot in Leslievile. The food is wonderful albeit the portions are small. They carry Malivoire wine which is an automatic must have in my book - both Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Absolutely wonderful. The service is also excellent. Definitely a must try!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Good restaurant with good food and service. The chef, Dan, is creative. the food combination is always good. Although only local wines is served and not much choice, I don't mind to go for their good food only."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "I had to dry clean my clothing after dinner as the lack of ventilation and the fact that the kitchen is open I felt like I was covered in kitchen grease and couldn't wait to get out. The food was ok but the pasta entree for $17 wasn't even large enough a portion to be considered an appetizer. I will never return"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Had a wonderful brunch and very friendly service. Will definitely return and hopefully for dinner. It is small, so don't know how it will be when full and hope the service continues to be good."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Excellent evening! Couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere or friendlier staff. The Chef himself came to our table to check on our experience, which added a personal touch I've never seen anywhere else. The food itself was absolutely amazing! We're not only excited to go back and see what new dishes will be on the menu, but also excited to check out a brunch! Definitely looked like a step up from the usual bacon and eggs we've seen elsewhere in the city. What an amazing evening!"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "I'm all for Ontario Wines but the selection here especially in the whites needs work. jamie Kennedy has managed a good selection. t Food this good needs better wine to complement."
    Dined on 9/27/2013