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: 4163841133
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (100)neighborhood gem (69)good for groups (66)fit for foodies (57)great for lunch (55)great for brunch (55)special occasion (47)kid-friendly (30)hot spot (24)romantic (21)scenic view (20)notable wine list (19)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Enchanted
    Boismenu
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was awesome! The service very professional, it was a pleasure. We enjoyed our tremendously.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Etingoutalot
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great restaurant in mid-town with wonderful patio atmosphere! Enjoyed it on Friday of long weekend and it was sooo relaxing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Group of three. Server brought us 3 glasses of water & a few minutes later another server gave us another 4 glasses of water. Did not even ask if we wanted more water. Just dropped 4 more glasses like he didn't even see the three already there. Server offered us desserts after our appetizers. She started introducing the desserts without even asking if we were going to do a main course. We had to tell her that we would like to have a meal before desserts. Food was not that great. Steak not well done like I wanted. My friend packed her leftover and the container had saran wrap on it instead of a lid and it went into the garbage as soon as we exited the restaurant. Never going back and won't recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, food and service
    Sami
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the vibe (energetic). The Early Dine is unbelieveable -- great food for an amazing price. We had the steak and the pasta dish. Both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need better service
    Customer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We've been to Glow a few times and almost every time the service was lacking. We weren't given a clear explanation of the choices we have about the sides for the main course. There wasn't any wine list, so we had to ask for it. My wife was served a different order, which was corrected. The bill was incomplete so we had to wait for a second bill. So a good waiting service could have made the experience better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a bad choice
    Ceci
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I don't think I will never go back to Glow again for Sunday brunch. It was such a horrible choice and waste of money... Very disappointed at their food quality and variety. I will tell all my friends not to go there ever for the Sunday brunch buffet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!
    j123m
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I recently went to Glow with my two friends and absolutely loved it, the food was excellent and the staff and service were very hospitable. This is definitely a place I will be returning to and recommending!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the early bird special.
    Star
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Thanks for the attention to nutrition. It is so nice to go to a Resturant and get a healthy meal. I also love the community feel with the court yard. It feels like the old city in European towns.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very slow service!
    GLdiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Although the food was very good, our group was quite disappointed with the service. We had to prompt the server for everything (early dine menus, taking orders, bringing bills, etc.) One person had to cancel her wine order because it took well over 10 mins and she knew it wouldn't be safe to drive if she waited much longer. When she asked for sparkling water instead, it took another 10 mins and she had to ask where it was. When she later asked for her bill to leave early, it ended up taking another 10 mins and the wine had not been cancelled on the receipt, requiring a new bill! Unfortunately, I've experienced similar service at Glow at a brunch; the servers are either inexperienced, forgetful, or can't multitask it seems...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    Comfortfoodplus
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyable brunch. Great to have option of egg-white omelette at the omelette station (at no extra charge). Good selection of hot and cold items. Needs more variety on the dessert section (only mini-cupcakes - which were so-so, fruit, biscotti, and over-sweet blueberry crumble (which we had to wait for and asked several times about). Needs some actual desserts along the lines of cheesecakes/real cakes or better mini-cupcakes. Server was very good - pleasant and continually re-filling the coffee (which s/b included in the brunch price but wasn't).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    hungry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was definitely worth the visit, the veal chop and Brussel sprouts are to die for. Service was okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Shalomalee
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First time at Glow. Took my sister for a birthday lunch and was pleasantly surprised after reading all the negative reviews. The service was excellent. The portions were extremely generous and tasty. We had crab cakes and Caesar salad to share. As well, we had the bunless burgers and chicken tacos. I couldn't finish all that food and had my tacos leftovers packed to go. The patio was very comfortable and not too crowded at lunchtime. The restaurant inside was noisier. All in all was very good and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Meal & Service
    Mangeons
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant was too noisy. When we asked to change from a booth next to noisy customers, our waiter discouraged us, saying the open tables were next to the kitchen where it wouldn't be any better. We finally asked a busboy to help us move to another table. It was much better but still too noisy. I ordered the Santa Fe salad. It was merely okay and I wouldn't order it again. One of my companions ordered the calamari and it was very good. The other companion's order was merely okay. The best service we received was from the busboy. The waiter was generally absent from the area and we had to ask the busboy for coffee. We had to get up and go to the front to have the receptionist find the waiter to get the check. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's ok...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service was great at first, but then declined as soon as we ordered. They forgot my soup and the main dishes came out. The waiter did not come back to check on us, but thankfully the manager (or so we think, as he never introduced himself to us). Food was ok, overpriced (asian cod = miso glazed cod for $27, that's more expensive than a sushi restaurant!). However the worst, (unfortunately) was the waiter has bad breath... Not acceptable if you are working in such close proximity to customers and their food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    smittylee
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a great lunch at Glow the other day. The waiter was very nice and patient and made our dining experience that much better. I had ordered a salad with shrimp and they brought it with chicken by mistake, which I'm allergic to, so he took it back immediately and returned as quickly as possible with the proper salad. I had the Glow salad and it was excellent. Glow was a super restaurant to celebrate our birthdays at. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dine - Ok for $15
    JoPublic
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The early dine option (4:30-6:00pm) is a nice simple 3 courses (soup or small salad, main, mini dessert), and it is lovely for $15, but not as good as their a la carte regular menu, so don't compare or confuse the two. The "potato soup with crab" was in fact sweet potato with lobster, but the lobster was quite hilariously a teeny tiny piece the size of a grain of rice (honestly, we looked for it!) Wine is outrageously expensive (~$15+ by the glass), to the point that the 1/2 price wine on Mondays only just makes the wine a reasonable regular price. Our a la carte evenings are much better food, but pricey wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The patio space was great. Even if your were seated indoors, the doors open up completely to allow an indoor/outdoor feel. The food was just okay and I would have preferred to have the lunch menu option earlier than 3 pm, as I wasn't impressed with the brunch menu. The service definitely needs some improvement. We had to remind our waiter three times for items we requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Buffet
    ultra77
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were there at 12:15pm, not that busy. Food selection was not much. The Food station is very narrow. By the time of around 1:00, there was line up for food and almost no room to move.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, disappointing brunch
    Jadidiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a lovely time because the patio was beautiful, the weather was great and service was impeccable! However, the buffet was limited and what was there was cold (things like eggs, French toast and bacon or sausages) and the fruit was gone every time we went to get some. On the plus side, the omelette station was a hit. Not as well laid out for access and felt crowded even though the restaurant wasn't at capacity. Would have to really think about it before I went back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Noisy
    lesdou
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We are regular clients at Glow, and always enjoy our experience with good food that we choose. The service is good with the servers we have had. The biggest complaint is the noise We will book again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I have come to expect
    Katp76
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have been to Glow several times and would normally give it 4 stars, but I couldn't do it this time. We waited 20 minutes to get waited on. It wasn't until I went to speak to one of the hostesses that we finally had someone come to our table. Aftet that, we did not get our drink orders for another 15 minutes. We were a group of 5 and we literally got 5 little pieces of bread while we waited for our appetizers which again took very long to receive. Considering the price tag for the food they serve this is not what I have come to expect from Glow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.