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Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
  • Address:
    7 Marie Labatte Road
    North York, ON M3C 0J1
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown / Uptown
  • Cuisine:
    International
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar Details

  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerInternational
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Three of us came for a special-occasion brunch on Sunday at 12:30 PM. The noise level in the restaurant at that time was almost unbearable, especially for one of us. We all had to shout to each other in order to be heard. After a while, the families with children had mostly gone and the noise level went down, so we were more comfortable then, but we still had to shout. Classical music concert venues have acoustics specially geared for the hall -- why can't restaurants? The food was OK, but some of the salad platters did not look good -- they had been picked over, and needed refreshing. I enjoyed the omelette and the poached salmon especially."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "When the weather is nice, take advantage of the great patio! The menu has some really great options that are all really delicious, yet healthy!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I ahve to the restaurant many times for lunch and enjoyed the experience. I did not like the buffet at all. Line was very slow moving and the dishes were not replaced quickly. I went up twice and there was no salmon left. I found the fruit was skimpy when i went. My husband had a much better selection. The salads were always low. Would not return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dirty tables, lousy staff, depleted buffet, meger a la carte choices, long long wait times. Generally very disorganized. Did not enjoy and will not be back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The patio is very relaxing and comfortable for dining. The service was very good and accommodating. Staff very friendly. The food is fresh and the menu very diverse with an emphasis on healthy eating."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I used to frequent Glow often but have found that it has gone down hill in the quality and value of food! I just visited Glow last Friday and found that the $29 Veal Tenderloin special was extremely small... which literally came with a small spoon full of spinach and squash! My associate had the Filet Mignon ($30), dry, over-cooked and yet again a small cut. What was really surprising was the 20oz glass of draft beer, I had ordered. My associate ordered a bottle of beer 341ml, which equates to 11.5 oz, which was poured into the same size of glass I had the 20oz draught! It wasn't anywhere near 20oz. The excuse was that they had changed the glass for beer??? No compensation!!! All-in-all...I'll never go back!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I wouldn't recommend Glow to anyone. We were a group of 5 for dinner. The food took way too long to get to the table. Sat down at 7, got the food close to 9, it was ridiculous. When we did get our food it looked nice, one of us had gotten the wrong order and the sauces were burnt. They had a band playing live music on the patio but we were seated inside. There isn't much separating the restaurant from the patio, which is great on a nice day, except the band was hidden behind a piece of wall. Therefore we couldn't enjoy the show and it ended up just being noisy. On the other hand, the server was pleasant. Overall it wasn't terrible, but like I mentioned earlier, I would not recommend it to anyone and in addition I will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My third visit to Glow will likely be my last for a while. I brought my friend to celebrate her birthday. I must say that she enjoyed her basa filet lunch. I ordered a salad with chicken tender added. When our lunch arrived, I was quite shocked. The chicken on my salad was shredded boiled chicken that had been salted. It was very unattractive and not tasty. The service was inadequate. Our server seemed to change from the waiter who seated us and took our order. He then was not available when I would have asked for a different meal. I went ahead and ate the meal so as not to spoil the time with my friend. I think if the service had been better and if the chef was more adept, the meal would have been up to a Rose Reisman signature."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Have dined several times...always excellent. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We brought friends for their first time visit, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. I believe they are planning to come back with family another time. The ambience is great especially when sitting outside. The cushion chairs outside are uncomfortable and too low for the table. I only gave the food a "very good" as I found the pork to be tough and the dessert fruit cobbler to be disappointing -- I felt like I was eating blueberry jam plus the yogurt was tart -- when I see it advertised that yogurt is drizzled over it I assumed that would be the case -- the yogurt was on the side and thick so how do you drizzle it then. Other than that, all the food we had was excellent and service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "we were 7 people, i recommended the place for girls night out, but it was a mistake. It took the staff full hour till we get served, food was test less. I am not sure what happened but the service and the food use to be better"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My family and I had a very important lunch and decided to try Glow as it had be recommended. The food choices were very unique and I instantly fell in love with the atmosphere and the food was delish!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Sunday brunch was delish. Salads, salmon, personal omelet, etc. etc. wonderful. Our waiter was excellent along with many other serving staff. Girls brunch out was amazing. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We've gone to glow frequently, but things seem to be sliding. My seared tuna main dish was so devoid of any flavour. Asked for something to make it better, and was complied with soya sauce. Hmmmmm. This is not a fast food priced main. Disappointed. Lots of very young staff. Don't know that we'll return. Sad about this as it was a Healthy neighbourhood option."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Tasty food and courteous staff. Waiter was friendly and honest."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very disappointing service. Took forever to get meal. Food was average."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "For a ladies night out we all enjoyed the good food and our server was very informative advising us of the best options. The noise however was very loud when we arrived but did quieten down later during the evening. Overall we all had a wonderful time. I certainly would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was not the first time we went to Glow at The Shoppes on Don Mills. Overall our experience has been great. However, both my husband and I noticed this time the service was poor - appetizer forgotten, extras not included (i.e. the table next to us had ordered the same and they got horseradish without asking and their plates were nice and hot to keep the food warm), lukewarm meal and our waiter not in sight except when it was time to pay for the meal - then he hovered. It is a shame that one server can make such a difference."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience this past week at Glow. The service was outstanding with our waiter being exceptionally attentive. The food was displayed lovely and tasted great too! I found the restaurant very loud which made it difficult to chat without speaking loudly and listening closely."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Two of my friends and I decided to visit and try the "Early Dine Menu" for $15.00. What an amazing concept! The 3 course meal is well portioned (on the larger scale), simply divine and fantastically priced! We most definately would dine here again from this or the regular menu. When we each used the bathroom, we noticed the gorgeous lime green private room near the washrooms. What a great idea for holding a private party. Great location, service and my friends were impressed with my great restaurant choice. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely brunch buffet here on Sunday with 2 very good friends; we ate outside on the patio - beautiful. The jazz band was quite loud so a bit difficult to chat but otherwise very nice. We had an excellent waiter, very attentive and fun. Food was good (not spectacular)."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Glow is a nice restaurant, beautiful patio. I normally make a reservation to avoid line ups. I have been there several times hoping this time I will get better service to the table, but it hasn't happened yet. Either they need more people, or being more observant. The employees mean well however, after your table is assigned, it takes a while to get a menu, I had to call their attention to get a menu, then when you get some body, there isn't any welcome or apologies for the wait, neither a greeting. :( The brunch: the egg-bar moved very well, many choices, the buffet moved pretty slow, Maybe the lay out does help, the buffet options were running low-empty, I got the last bagel and it was hard. The buffet should be well replenished."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sorry to write this, but the food was not up to standard at all. The brunch was a total disappointment as was the menu. Did not enjoy at all and would probably not go back. Unfortunately I've been here before and enjoyed but this visit left a bad taste in my mouth. there were 6 of us there and no one enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Glow is the best venue in the Shops at Don Mills when there is an event in the centre green space. We were lucky to get a spot on the patio for the jazz concert on Friday night - we had a great view and it was a treat to have dinner with live music happening 100 feet away. Service was a bit slow because the restaurant was packed, but overall it was a good night."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We took out of town guests to Glow. It was a complete disaster, and as the host of the party, embarassed me. My guest was ready to walk out after waiting for our food for more than an hour. He did not get the Caesar salad he ordered with his steak. My salad had a piece of porcelain in it. (To be fair, my meal was comped.) And when we reported he did not get his full meal, the steak was reduced by 25 per cent and we were offered free coffee and desert. That was not much of a bargain, as desert was included in two of the meals, and when the desert was offered to us more than half an hour after we were told were getting it for free, we had been there for more than three hours ,it was too late to eat it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good variety if items, well prepared. We ordered a bottle of wine, the waiter came back and said they were out of that wine, we ordered a different wine, same thing, they were out. The waiter said the manager would come over to talk with us, we waited and waited, finally the manager came over and recommended a bottle, which we had. No discount, no free app or dessert offered."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Service and food were very good but we found it a bit too noisy for a dinner for two. Larger groups seemed to be having a good time so recommend for larger groups."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The decor is very nice with a large patio. Unfortunately our server admittedly knew nothing about wine, which is unfortunate when "wine" is right in your name. The food was good except the calamari was overcooked and a bit rubbery. The flavor of everything was good. The price was very reasonable especially on a Monday with Half Price wine."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Went with a girlfriend and was disappointed in the food. Their curry chicken tasted like tomato sauce, caramelized onion soup was bitter and mud pie didn't have chocolate sauce in the middle. Their Thai beef salad was amazing as well as their patio and service. But the food was a letdown."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "always a great meal in a great restaurant. Interesting and innovative menu, many choices, served with a smile. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The restaurant was a great concept. It felt like I was away down south. The food was so healthy and clean."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food ,nice staff, Turned down the speaker near our table music loud. Four of our meals arrive together but we waited sometime for the 5th. Otherwise nice lunch"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I surprised a dear friend of mine for her bridal shower and flew from Vancouver to Toronto over the week-end and chose Glow for her surprise dinner with another good friend. I have dined at Glow before and had an enjoyable meal. Unfortunately, the food did not meet up to my standards. I had a few bites and ended up tossing the rest. My food was cold and very very bland. The dinner descriptors are deceiving in the menu. It's a shame. The service on the other hand was great. However, the two should really go hand in hand."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We went to Glow Fresh for Sunday brunch. The food was Ok, I expected more variety and better quality. The service could be much better. We got there when they opened at 10:00 am and they were not ready until about 10:20ish and were still preparing. The servers were not friendly and did not look like they wanted to be there!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was the most horrible dining experience had in a long time. Sunday lunch, had told the restaurant it was a special occasion in reservation booking and they seated us right next to the buffet line. The restaurant was extremely noisy, screaming kids and no ambiance whatsoever, it was so noisy you had to shout across the table. The buffet was sub optimal and only 3 choices available a la carte. The wait staff ignored us and stood around talking amongst themselves. The a la carte order was so late those that chose the buffet had already been up for seconds."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I absolutely love brunch at Glow! The buffet is fantastic...great selection and replenished frequently. The management and staff are tops!!! They always make me feel welcome and special. The price for adults is $18.99...well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Young servers and staff who all wanted to stand around and chat amongst themselves. Made me feel like i'm interrupting their conversations when asking for service eg the omelette station. The entrance area to get your food for brunch buffet is narrow but always filled with staff just standing around talking. Again interrupting their conversations. Would really need to think about whether I would go again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Foodcomes fast specially when u r on a tight schedule"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Even though it was a busy night, the service was horrible. Our waiter forgot about us, the drinks came after an hour wait and the food order wasnt even taken until then. The hostess told us that food orders were 'on hold' for an indefinite period of time. We had to as 7 times to three different servers before we received a bread basket. What a shame because the food was pretty goodonce we received it."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was excellant however time between courses very slow. My daughters vegan food was very unhealthy, burger grain, with rice and pita all one food group burger should have been tofu. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014