Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glowfreshgrill.com/
  • Phone: (416) 384-1133
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday 10:30am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Barry Serrao
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The art of living well, delivered to you! Rose Reisman Catering is an expert in the field of full service special event planning.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Don Mills & Lawrence
  • Public Transit: We can be easily reached by public transit via the following bus routes: 25 Don Mills,54 Lawrence East,162 Lawrence; Visit ttc.ca for route maps and schedules.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Various lots are situated throughout the mall.
A word from Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar is a casually elegant new concept restaurant. The menu is inspired by Canada's leading healthy living expert Rose Reisman. It features fresh, seasonal and innovative meals, prepared to enhance the natural richness of the ingredients. Serving food with fewer calories, less fat and less preservatives, Glow embraces the "Less is more" essence of Rose Reisman's 'Eating Well' philosophy. Glow also features a fine wine selection, stunning design punctuated by world-class art and an understated professional service team. You'll have more than a meal, you'll have an experience.
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Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (71)neighborhood gem (62)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (52)great for lunch (49)great for brunch (48)special occasion (36)kid-friendly (25)hot spot (21)notable wine list (16)romantic (14)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)Show More
  • My neighbourhood gem!
    zeedee
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I always know I will receive a warm welcome at Glow. It truly is my neighbourhood gem. The ambiance is vibrant with friends and families coming together to enjoy time together, celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. The staff is attentive and goes out of it's way to accommodate your needs and requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The French toast and scrambled eggs were hard, the oatmeal was watery and the desserts were average. The omelettes and salads were decent but not worth the money. This restaurant has gone way downhill since it opened. Would not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Travellers
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I have been many times to Glow, but this was a disappointing visit. Waiter, Shaun was not attentive. Soup was not hot, Had to send the fish back because it was almost cold. I asked for a piping hot cappucino and it was merely hot. Shaun never offered to refill my water glass. I will go back once - and in a different section with another waiter and hopefully I will not be so disappointed this time. Also - we were never offered the starter little treats (hummus, tapenade) but that maybe because we had the early bird dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Enjoyed being pampered with good wine, pleasant service and manageable menu and great deal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Good experience
    Michelle
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was my 3td visit to Glow Brunch. It was good, but not exceptional. Server was very helpful and accommodating. However, a backup server was rude and unhelpful. Menu was good, not very good. Salmon and mussels were my favorites. Grapefruit was excellent. Server (lady) was very helpful and quick. She even managed to find 2 eggs for a fresh omelet instead of the ready prepared liquid they used). Notable weaknesses: a good vegetable soup, fresh eggs omelet (they told us that they have no fresh eggs in the restaurant; wonder what is Ms Riesman's opinion, as a healthy food guru?), most fruits had no taste.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgot the celebration
    dtssVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We frequent this restaurant and are usually there at least 4 to 5 times a month. I emailed the restaurant through opentable to let them know that we were celebrating my mom's 93rd birthday and wanted a surprise candle brought to the table for dessert. It didn't happen. Was a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    goodfoody
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were celebrating my son's birthday and I found this restaurant on line . It was everything I expected based on reviews and the advertisement on line. The Food was very fresh and tasty and a very good variety for the picky eaters. The service was excellent. We would definitely visit again. I have already recommended this restaurant to my friends and family who have not previously heard of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have been to Glow three times, and for someone who rarely eats out, that shows how much I enjoy eating here. I love that the food is both delicious and for the most part healthy. I have eaten outside and inside, and much prefer eating outside, inside tends to get very noisy making it difficult to talk. Last time, we received complimentary spreads with bread which were delicious. I would highly recommend Glow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    Santium
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    A great find! If you like to eat healthy, have guests with food allergies, or just want top enjoy a tasty meal during a shopping break, this is a great choice. In the middle of Shops on Don Mills, it also has fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Upon arrival we were greeted promptly and in a friendly manner. The decor was beautiful, but it was a little on the loud side. Difficult to have a conversation. Service on the other hand was very slow and the food was cold. The only thing that was warm was the omelette which was made to order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't rush back!
    Suckerforbrunches
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This first time will be my last as well. At first I thought well of the different choices as I checked them out, but as we went through the meal I became more and more disappointed. The food was ordinary and not very tasty. While the lox was fine, the mussels were the tiniest I've ever had although the sauce was very good. The other hot choices were not very hot and not very tasty. The fruits were skimpy and the sweets very ordinary and not very good. My wife had the huevos rancheros which she thought was tasteless. No salt and pepper on the table. When we asked, the waiter offered a pepper mill but took it back. No chance to bring the food to taste. Above all, the noise became so loud that we could not have a normal conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place for every occasion!
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We did a anniversary work lunch for 16 people the staff we helpful and friendly, the food was great. Everyone enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had a great business lunch at Glow. I reserved there without any knowledge of the place and we loved it. The menu could be a bit more extensive but the salads were delicious. We loved the complimentary valet parking, very nice features that helps a lot. Service was also very nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    saint1957
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    A good choice for brunch. Good service, good selection of food and everyone can find something regardless of their preference. We will certainly come back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Veal Chop
    irishmccs
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Complimentary bread and hummus plate was very good. Waiter was attentive but not overly pushy. We had a Veal Chop with herbed fingerling potatoes and roast brussel sprouts..brussels could have used 5 more minutes they were a little too firm. Nice that there was the option to pick which sides to have with the entrée. Shrimp Linguine in tomato sauce with olives was perfectly al dente. Unfortunately the cappuccino machine was broken and the regular coffee was stale. Moderately expensive $85 for 2 with 2 drinks and tip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Bother
    Foodophile
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As there are several other better places in the plaza. The service was non existent. Waiter never came to check on food. The salmon was over cooked and very dry. The soup was not hot. We were never offered coffee or dessert. When we finally got the bill we were informed the cc machine wasn't working and we had to pay cash. The hostess to whom we gave our money knew nothing about the cc mal function. Now this restaurant seems to get the overflow patrons from the other restaurants. It is a shame it has gone down so badly. It was quite good when it first opened.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Have been here several times. Live in Scarborough but it is our destination lunch spot for celebrating birthdays with girlfriends. Service is always attentive, servers very pleasant, food nicely presented. Can be noisy if very busy but it was quiet on this occasion
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Thank you for adding a wonderful meeting place in the shops of Don Mills! Your food, service and ambiance are stellar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Quilter
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Everyone in our group enjoyed the food and the price was great. Many of us ordered from the Early Bird menu and were very pleased with our choices, especially the Beef, pork chop and flat bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NICE SPOT FOR LUNCH
    lunch
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    ENJOYABLE MEAL. GREAT COFFEE. PASTA DISH WAS GREAT. FLATBREAD OK. sALMON DISH SUPER. OVERALL VERY GOOD LUNCH.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for the great service!
    zeedee
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    As always, great service. Thanks to our server Emma for always making sure my coffee was hot...just the way I like it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible.
    1stcls
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went for brunch. Five of us, and they sat us in a booth fit for four. Buffet was terrible. I would not recommend to any of my friends, nor will I ever revisit. The best thing about our experience, was our waiter. He was very professional, prompt and friendly, and took very good care of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ET13
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Healthy, delicious food and friendly staff. Food choices are not many but the choices made available are quality and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mac56
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was excellent, however, our table placement near high traffic washroom access could have been better as there were numerous other seatings throughout the restaurant especially considering we had made reservations. The attentiveness of the server was also below your standards. My order for a martini was wrong and i was even challenged as to how i had placed the order. Martini drinkers are usually pretty specific as to how they want their drinks made and i am not an exception. Also there was no mid meal enquiry as to how we were getting along. In summation i have been to your restaurant numerous times and found that on this particular occasion the experience was below your normally high standards.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Angel
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I am not sure it was because it was do busy. But they totally forgot that we are there so we waited long time for someone to come snd ask us if we need anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Glow
    enjoydiningatglow
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Dining at Glow is a wonderful experience, the atmosphere is inviting, and food is great. Presentation is out of this world. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Need I say more. Once you try this restaurant you will always return You ask if I would recommend Glow. What I do is bring my friends to glow so that they will bring their friends. See I am your ambassador.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot!
    zeedee
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food, great staff who make you feel welcome, excellent location at Shops at Don Mills! My neighbourhood brunch go-to spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ultra disappointing
    notacomplainer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went on a Saturday night, me and my wife, ordered 2 steaks, one medium, the other medium rare. They came medium well and medium. The young inexperienced, insincere waiter said we can have new ones out in 4 minutes, even though these took 25. 15 minutes later we asked for the bill and to see the Manager. The Manager Faras is the reason we actually left. Excuses, excuses Excuses......but no accountability or apologies. He went on to say "well it is tough to get steaks bang on????? really??? I get it perfect at home all the time. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS SAY, IM SORRY WE WILL GET THE NEW STEAKS OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, HAVE A DRINK ON US WHILE YOU WAIT. Never going back, and i will ensure to steer all my friends away from GLOW
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!!
    UnaBuonaForchetta
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The menu offers a broad variety of interesting and tantalizing choices, making it pleasantly challenging to order just one main. Our servers were extremely friendly but not overbearing and seemed to appear exactly when we needed them. They were very knowledgeable on all of the menu items and the lead server was very confidant in recommending certain wines to go with our food choices. The restaurant decor is stunning and "glows" with interesting glassworks. An overall excellent and superior dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My neighbourhood brunch go-to
    zeedee
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have been to Glow several times for brunch and taken family and friends there too. Once again, I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. The variety of the buffet means that you can go there several times and not have the same meal twice. In addition, our server Alan made me feel very special. He remembered that I like my coffee hot so was on had to refresh my cup in order to ensure that I was happy. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Painfully suburban
    kookooqueen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Rose Reisman has left the building and not returned. Despite the hip vibe and foodie-oriented menu, Glow merely delivers mall food. The server could not have seemed less interested, and we felt rushed from the moment we were seated. He did not offer specials list until asked and had no clue what the microbrews were like, other than to say, "that one is organic." The food ingredients are good, and pricey. But indifferent cooking means they don't shine. Mains don't "go" with the vegetables, and accents - like pickled ginger on a broiled black cod - are just dumb and off-putting. So you are paying downtown prices for food that barely rises above mediocre, and it's painful to see fine fresh ingredients ruined. We won't return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quilter
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Some of us had the Early Dine menu and it was terrific. Great food at a great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    CV01
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The early bird dinner is extremely good value. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost but not quite perfect.
    Diner101
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Overall good service. But the waiter could have been more attentive. Eg. Bread was late. No milk was served with tea at first. We arrived at 5.45pm. We wanted to take advantage of the 6.00pm pre dine special. I would have been less anxious if he grabbed the order at 5.50pm rather than 5.55pm after he served 2 drinks or so for another table. The chicken pasta dish did not have a lot of flavour and had to much pasta vs. Chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    4letdown
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ordered the Caesar Flatbread. Had actually would have prepared the Medeterranian flatbread shown on the website, but it was not on offer. Very little chicken in the Caesar. Coffee was cold - we had to send it back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine List
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Wine we had was excellent. We were there on Monday night so wine was half price which made it much more economical. I would recommend a few more wines in the moderate price range.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happyhealth
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was fresh and tasty. The gluten free flat bread was fabulous - didn't miss the gluten. Love the focus on healthy options. Service was prompt. Ambience was inviting. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An embarrassing disappointment
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I took out-of-town family to Glow. Our drink order wasn't accurate but we couldn't see our server to tell him. The bathroom was filthy. Two of the stalls were out-of-order, water was all over the counter and covered the paper towel and toilet paper strewn floor. We reminded the server about one of the drinks that hadn't been delivered. He said he would bring it. He didn't. We waited ages for our meals and ate quickly so that we could get out of there as fast as possible. I have never experienced anything like this at Glow before. I was very disappointed and will never go to Glow again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still my go-to brunch spot
    zeedee
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Glow is one of my favourite brunch spots. I took a friend to Glow for brunch over the Labour Day weekend. I think that due to the long weekend it was incredibly busy and as a result, the service was not at the level that I have come to expect. It took us a while to get our beverages and we found ourselves trying to get our server's attention over the course of the meal for refills and to order other drinks. having said that, the food was great as usual and I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go for the brunch
    Jirsan1991
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been to Glow a few times and have always had great experiences with this exception. The brunch was OK but not great. The salmon had been over cooked or left out so was not moist. A number of people in the group were looking forward to the oatmeal, which was like water. My mother in law ordered the eggs Florentine, (not from the buffet) medium and we waited and waited and when they came, they were hard boiled. I would not go back for the Sunday brunch again. They opened at 10:30 on the site but we called and they said that you can come at 10, but when we got there, none of the hot food for the brunch were put out yet, so we waited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.