Grace
Grace
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  • Address:
    503 College St
    Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
    Neighborhood:
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Grace

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gracerestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 4169448884
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Colin Moise
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Grace Upstairs can seat up to 30 for a private dinner or 60 for an intimate cocktail party.
  • Private Party Contact: Lesle 4169448884

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palmerston
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and Public Lot directly behind the restaurant off College
A word from Grace
As the original modern farmhouse restaurant, we have always been inspired by family gatherings and sunday dinners. Our menu has a modern take on traditional, family meals with a focus on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. Creative specialty cocktails and an eclectic wine list compliment the seasonally inspired menu. Enjoy a stress-less atmosphere in our cozy, elegant dining room, intimate courtyard or busy front patio. With the addition of our farm fresh Sunday brunch there is something for everyone!
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Grace reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Amazing Grace!
    AmazingGrace
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We love grace. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Toronto. Great service, fresh oysters, delicious food, perfect ambiance. Perfect service. Great spot for a romantic date. Thanks Grace!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • We met at Grace before a concert
    shellydee
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We met at Grace before a concert on Tuesday night. The food was fantastic and I loved the charm and decor of teh restaurant. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and Winterlicious Menu
    Winterlicious
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Grace is a cute little restaurant located in Toronto's Little Italy neighborhood. We went here for Winterlicious and the food and experience was just exquisite. Every single dish that came out of the kitchen was on point. The feel of the restaurant is cute, romantic and classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Cozy and lovely food
    Zeee
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The food at this restaurant was fantastic. Very flavourful and decent portion sizes. We went during winterlicious and were quite impressed. The decor and plates are very classic home style. My only complaint is that the restaurant is quite cold
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!!
    1lovebutter
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I have ate at Grace numerous times and have loved every experience so naturally my partner and I thought when we went in for Winterlicious our dinner experience would be exactly the same, we were horribly wrong. Our waitress was nothing but rude to us. You could tell right from the start that she thought that because we were in for a "deal menu" that she shouldn't be wasting her time with us, like she had better things to do. Our meals took a a very long time to come out, even though there were only us and two other tables in the whole restaurant. At the end of our meal we were charged an extra 18% for a tip she CLEARLY did not deserve and when I called the next day to talk to the owner, she did nothing about it! I am very disappointed..
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  • Delicious!
    Luvthai
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food and Service was great. The beef carpaccio was absolutely delicious! I could have eaten two plates of it. Confit chicken leg was roasted perfectly. The meat fell off the bone and was nicely seasoned. Dessert was tasty. Cookie was still warm. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold & Drafty
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    OK for neighbourhood restaurant but I wouldn't go out of my way again. Ran out of fish on the menu (when it was the 2nd night of Winterlicious?!?!). Monkfish substitute was rubbery and tough. First time I had difficulty cutting fish with a knive. Lovely, fresh warm bread straight out of oven. Slab of chocolate for dessert? And they had the temerity of automatically adding 18% gratuity on every tab and then another tip line on the bill. Would not recommend nor return.
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  • Absolutely loved it!
    FredBourn
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I went to Grace for Winterliscious and had a wonderful time. The staff was enthusiast, kind, attentive, and the food was excellent. I liked the decor and the tame light. Grace delivered the romantic dinner I was hoping to experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grace is a gem
    kaleneelizabeth
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Meal at Grace was delicious. Grace greens, soup, cassoulet with pork hocks and flank steak were all excellent Simon, our server, was knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Go for the parsnip cake ... don't let the name deter you. It's so unexpectedly yummy - this cake would pull me back. In winter, it's a little cold because of the door opening, so wear or bring a sweater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Duck Breast and Greens!!!
    cocoloco
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My dinner at Grace was outstanding. The food and wine were excellent while the ambience was laid back cointry cool. Easy parking, even on a Friday night, and very attentive wait staff. I ordered the mixed green salad with 5 year old cheddar for my 'small' order and the duck breast for my main. I look forward to my next visit and a chance to take a bite out of the rest of the menu! Thank you Leslie and Chris for the experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New restaurant on the block
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Friends suggested this place. We booked for New Year's Eve. It was lovely. Everything worked. The room. The service. The food. The menu was very well thought out. Nice combination of flavours without being over the top. Everything tasted fresh. It was a perfect way to end 2013.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food
    maxx
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    fresh, seasonal, tasteful, delicious Best place for foodies. Restaurant with an unique character. This guys know what they do!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening at Grace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We really enjoyed our evening at Grace - after a long time of forgetting about it! Polished service, delicious food, pretty and understated room. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy winter evening
    Bradbury
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The chef's farm-to-table philosophy is evident, always cozy/romantic experience. servers and bussers are friendly and give humble opinions. Duck could have been a little warmer but other than that, food was fresh and well construted. 4th time going in 2 years, will always go back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pleasant surprise
    EvM2304VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I must say Grace was a pleasant surprise. Very relaxed atmosphere, great service, and above all very creative, well prepared, and great tasting food. A definite repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting flavours.
    BigCatVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    It has been a few years since I've been to Grace, and I was pleasantly surprised. The ravioli appetizer was spectacular as was the parsley root soup. The beef flat iron steak and short rib main was good, as was the haddock. Delicious double chocolate ice cream, though the homemade cookies were a little flavourless. I will definitely visit Grace again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sweet secluded spot
    Danielle
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We really enjoyed most of our dinner at Grace the other night. It was quiet and warm and lovely. Just what we needed. The wine was delicious and the warm bread was a great start to the meal. Unfortunately the pork tenderloin meal was overshadowed by spaetzl that was burnt to a crisp under the plate. The pork was so good, as were the veggies, that it seemed in even more poor taste to leave something that inedible on the plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Excellent food and the service was very friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Loved it! Definitely will recommend "Grace" and certainly will be back. Thanks for the a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely and delicious
    annexdiner
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Grace is one of those really nice, reliably good, excellent service, delicious food, longstanding Toronto restaurants that you can still get a reservation at. It's not "trendy" but the food keeps pace with current and local favourites. Sit in the courtyard if you can - it's warmed by heaters but still outside and quite lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deserves a long and healthy life
    jerica
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    this was our third visit in two years - the quality is as high as before, the service as assured and cordial and the pleasure factor equallyhigh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The service was terrific. The food was superb. I especially loved the Short Ribs - delish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • was great we had 8 people
    Fielder
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    was great we had 8 people and everyone really enjoyed the whole exsperience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always! Food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Awesome as always! Food and service were impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it.
    BigmakVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Great presentation and overall wonderful experience. Only issues that lost a star were: 1. My entree (pork tenderloin) was Luke warm. 2. It was a little tacky to not offer new silverware between each course rather than requiring us to re-use .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy the food and
    stinkybobscheez
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We always enjoy the food and the service. The owner will come to your table and help with the wine list which is private stock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was very gorgeous place
    journalsky
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    it was very gorgeous place but food weren't certified. Poor flavor, taste, and didn't enjoyed the food but have to pay for 18% gratitude(tips). It's shame food is so bad but place is very nice. Hope could make more better taste.
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    good for groups, scenic view
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  • Summerliscious
    summerliscious
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Too small portions. Was actually pitiful. I find it so shameful for restaurants to say this is a "dinner". It really just make me think their usual portions will be small so why woudl I come back? I want to be fed! My husband and I ended up going home and eating peanut butter sandwiches to fill us up! Also, host was obnoxiously walking back and forth throughout the restaurant wearing heels that made so much noise against the hard wood floor. Very distracting and she was obviously not really doing anything but trying to look busy. Please wear quieter shoes!
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  • Best service I ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The services was very attentive, friendly, informed without be intrusive and they looked like they were enjoying themselves too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Lovely Room...
    TorontoDiner
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    But we won't be back. With a bill of over $200 before tax and tip, I would expect to be allowed to sit at a reserved table for more than 90 minutes. We were asked to get ready to leave at the same time our dessert was served - without apology. Unfortunate as the balance of the experience was very positive.
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  • Great Birthday Dinner!
    EastEndFoodie
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    When we made reservations, we did not realize there was a Summerlicious menu. As there was a good selection of items my husband and I both decided to order from it. We had the sashimi which was delicious - tender with just a bit of seasoning. Both the flat iron and the haddock were very tasty. For desert, the homemade cookies and ice cream were ok, the chocolate cake was decadent! The only disappointment was that an 18% gratuity was automatically added to our bill even though we were a party of 2. It was only because we ordered from the Summerlicious menu. We were happy with the service and would have tipped a similar amount anyway but the automatic gratuity seemed to imply that diners who ordered from the Summerlicious menu were cheap?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious meal
    TasteBuddyRIch
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I had the sashimi, haddock, and parfait combo. The food was well presented, original, savoury, light, and filling. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone with a discerning palate and appreciation for original culinary creations.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Love to try new restaurants especially during Summerlicous! Grace did not disappoint! It was truly fabulous. I would go there again and highly recommend it. the food and ambience was terrific. Service was awesome too!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great imaginative food and drinks
    vsnaturally
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Dined early evening outside by the sidewalk and thoroughly enjoyed the creative, well-executed menu, sharing the plank assortments, each offering a taste of three or more different items. LOVED the cocktails, particularly the "Summer Chop" featured when we were there. Quite possibly the best PEI Malpeque oysters we had ever had. The service friendly but not pushy and we enjoyed the hustle and bustle on the street. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Breeze
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Everything exceeded out expectations. Food was creative and delicious, service was attentive without being too formal or intrusive, ambiance was charming and intimate. Delightful!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Simple but delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Grace's food is not revolutionary. It offers crowd pleasing dishes made with high quality ingredients. The results are delicious and the service is solicitous and friendly. It's a flexible place, good for lunch with friends or a date. We enjoyed it and would recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Read about this restaurant
    SherriVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Read about this restaurant and it lived up to it's review.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much too noisy. Impossible
    waitedtoolong
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Much too noisy. Impossible to carry on a conversation just across a table. And to this noise they add music with a throbbing bass. The food is excellent, but the ambiance not conducive to a relaxed, enjoyable meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fresh Take on Familiar Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Grace had come highly recommended to me as a place that served interesting food in a friendly setting where I wouldn't have to shout at my table mates to be heard. It certainly lived up to the billing. It is not easy to make cod a seductive dish, but they succeeded, combining it with braised octopus in a smoky broth. Throughout dinner, a delightful spin was put on familiar food without giving the impression the kitchen had gone through contortions to be original. My guests, who had just flown in from their native Vienna, were similarly impressed with their choices.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and attentive service
    Laowai
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    My wife and I went to Grace on a Saturday night and at a few days' notice were able to get a reservation. The interior is well-appointed and modern, and the staff made us feel welcome and in good hands. My wife is vegetarian and was well-taken care of with the fricassee of vegetables, while I had the duck. The food was fresh, well presented and felt like we were eating it "straight from the farm". We had the Ontario Pinot Noir which complimented our food very nicely. Would definitely recommend and come back ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative and traditional
    CasquetteBarbuVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    food was creatively prepared with mixes of unusual flavours. very very nice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.