Hush Restaurant & Bar
Hush Restaurant & Bar

Hush Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hushrestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 979-9799
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday: 5pm to 11pm

    Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am to 11pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am to 2am

    Sunday 10:00am to 11pm (Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Prime Rib, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Takeout available by contacting the restaurant.
  • Special Events: Special EVENTS private party room on the second floor with seating for 52 and cocktails for 70+

    Roof Top patio can be booked for special events

    TIFF Parties Welcome (we are DIRECTLY in front of the TIFF front doors...)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King West and John St
  • Public Transit: 4 doors to the right of the building on King and John st. Street car
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Meter parking in front
    underground parking in several areas steps from restaurant
    large outdoor grade parking a few doors west
    parking underground ACROSS THE STREET IN THE TIFF building
A word from Hush Restaurant & Bar
Stylish, casual upscale restaurant, bar and lounge with ROOF TOP PATIO. Directly across from the world renowned TIFF Light Box tower home of the Toronto International Film Festival. In the HEART of the Entertainment district STEPS from Roy Thompson Hall, the Royal Alex and the Princess of Wales Theatres. Two blocks from the CN tower and the Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays), only a few blocks to the Bay Street Business District.
We Offers modern decor, fresh made cuisine, and great service. Enjoy a diverse selection of inspired North American and global infusion dishes, including made from scratch soup, salads, sandwiches, Steaks, PRIME RIB and an extensive global wine list. From our open kitchen you can see your Prime Rib hand cut or your Baby back Ribs finished on the grill.
Hush offers an extensive cocktail list, great wines and a full bar menu make HUSH the perfect destination for lunch & late night dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Hush Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)good for groups (27)hot spot (22)great for outdoor dining (21)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (18)special occasion (18)romantic (12)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great place. Slow service
    SM21
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I've been to Hush a couple times before so I was excited to go back and eat there again. We were seeing a show at the Princess of Wales Theatre so it was the perfect location for us since it's right next to the theatre. We made a reservation and no one came to greet us at the front door for what felt like 10 minutes. Once someone greeted us and checked us in they pointed to our table but didn't even walk us over. It took a good 15 minutes for a server to even come over and say hello and ask us for our drink order. By this time we already knew what we wanted to eat so we put our entire order in since we knew we had a show to catch. The food came out fairly quickly and it was a delicious meal however I didn't feel like there was either a) enough staff or b) the staff were on point in being attentive to their guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rainie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I found the service to be quite good but my Mahi Mahi to be quite dry. My friend loved her Moroccan Chicken. Great location if you're going to the theatre!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot Before A Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was great. Perfect spot before seeing a show. Menu could use a few more options but still lots to choose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here - great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Just moved to the area, and met a friend for dinner on a Saturday night - while it was VERY busy, our server was AWESOME - just the right amount of attention, while leaving us to chat with our friend...the food was excellent...we'd definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Request for smaller private dining
    Out4TheNight
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hi there, Had a good experience at Hush when I took my girl down to Toronto for the weekend; we're from Sudbury, and Hush was perfectly placed near our condo and The Second City where we had our show. The food and service was great, although the seating was quite cramped (table for two near the window right by the entrance). I know there is private dining available, though it looked like it was only an option for large groups. Great food, great service and a really awesome drinks menu. The thai soup was unrivaled and their wine pairing suggestions panned out nicely. I definitely recommend, though not if you are looking for a more private "date night" table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch or lunch
    HonestPost
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I chose Hush for a pre-theatre lunch. It satisfied the foodies as well as the picky eaters for a group of 12. The only aspects hat would have enhanced the experience was the room temperature. Other than that it was great. Also note that for larger parties there is an automatic 18% gratuity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely visit again
    vaschwan
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    6 of us attended pre-show. Music was at a good level - could talk no problem, but helped to bring up energy level. Server was friendly and patient with our group. Food was great - guys all loved their steaks, women were impressed with the pastas and assorted entrees. Presentation for all dishes was nice. Loved the wonton nacho app. Highlight of the meal was the dessert --> table top smores complete with campfires to roast your marshmallows over, and good quality chocolate. Fantastic finish to a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Shownight
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Restaurant was nice. Had a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was good and reasonable value. We were headed to a show after and the location was perfect. Looks like they have a great patio area, but can't take advantage of it on a cold October night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, quality food!
    MarkhamDaveVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our dinner was served fresh and hot. They seated us near the front window, as requested through OpenTable. The service was great with very tasty meals. Hush was a good spot for our pre-theatre meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    pickyeater
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Will be going back. Great variety and the food was delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay
    Marsha
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Good location close to the theatre. Order a glass of prosecco which was flat and my lobster grill cheese was not hot therefore cheese was not melted. My friend had a lack luster salad. There was a good appetizer of Thai nachos that we did enjoy but overall was expecting much more.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Under staffed?
    Hungry
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Waited a long time even to get a drink then had to grab another waitress to give our dinner choice to, food was good. Service was lacking so made it all seem a bit rushed as we had to be out for a show.... would try it again sometime.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • attentive service, good food
    PhilippeKVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The noise level was almost too high, although it added to the ambience, I found it difficult to conduct a business meeting and discussion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Service
    Blackcat52
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Everyone one was attentive but not overbearing. Waitress was extremely thoughtful,checking just the right amount. A few minor issues resolved promptly with profound apologies. Quite busy but out in plenty of time for theatre. Third visit and would return. Fish and chips to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In entertainment district
    yvrgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Convenient location for entertainment in this district. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The drinks are very good. Nice dining room. Food is on scale with joeys, earls, or similar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food for a "Bar"
    earldomVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Hush has great food at decent prices. That's amazing for a bar on King St. The lobster grilled cheese was as good as any you can get in New England. Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service was good, the tenderloin and parmesan chicken was good. We also enjoyed the Spanish coffee and B52 drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back!!
    rush2hush
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Four of us were in Toronto for the theatre and wanted a restaurant within walking distance. Hush was less than a half block away from the Princess of Wales. We had a table by the window (as requested in the reservation). The staff were so friendly and helpful .... answering our many questions about the menu. Three if us had breakfast and one had the lobster grill cheese. The food was so tasty and the portions, generous! We finished off with the s'mores and an oh so smooth coffee!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made my meal Gluten Free
    elmo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I appreciate when restaurants go out of there way to make a meal GF friendly. The food choices were adequate - not too much choice - food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fit for purpose
    Q4dins
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were going to a show and Hush is in theatre row on King Street. Food was good, service was quick and pleasant. Unfortunate problems with sound system were annoying but comical as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lynners
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Overall OK experience. Been here before and the food was good; but the salads are a little soggy. Anything that's fried or grilled here is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ladies' Night Out
    CJay
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went there for first time as an invitee for spur of the moment birthday party ... Great time! After this "test" event, chose this venue for my own organized soirée the very next week. After Open Table listed no availability for desired timeslot for Party of 6, called Hush and Kevin (Thx!!) set us up for what we needed. We had a great night out: slickly presented food, great cocktails / drink, accommodating service, then dancing the night away @ a Wayne Chung organized event at the bar area @ back. When we needed a breather, we went to the rooftop. A perfect night out! Happy faces and knowing looks @ work all week ... Great Memories for colleagues/friends looking to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    imf9
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We ordered 2 different chicken dishes (Parmesan and Moroccon). In both cases, the chicked was overcooked and dry. Server left dirty dishes on our table until we physically handed them to her. For $100+ for dinner for 2 (1 shared appetizer, 2 glasses of wine, dy chicken and dessert) I expect more. There is plenty of competition in the area. I'll go somewhere else next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JaxxVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good food, good ambience and good service makes Hush a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Hush
    FluffyPossum
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I enjoyed a lovely lunch on a Tuesday at Hush. Try their Rocket Salad. Light, tangy dressing and the chicken coated in parmesan was very tasty. I sat near the front of the restaurant and enjoyed watching the street scene while I ate. That day, it was very quiet inside, probably due to the fact that I went there at 11:45. Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Not a good place for brunch. Not a brunch buffet as is stated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great location and good food
    ASRQVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the lobster grilled cheese which was super yummy, but very rich! I would share it next time. My husband had the short ribs and loved them. Out waiter was fabulous. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BornAgainFoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Hush!
    sandrac148
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for lunch during TIFF.. King St. Was closed down, all the restaurants had seating set up on the street.. it was a fun atmosphere. One thing that never changes is the food at Hush.. it's always GREAT! A must try is the lobster grilled cheese - SO delicious, the burgers are great and the fries are delicious.. I had the turkey on flatbread and it was delicious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mnakashiVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had the chicken lettuce wrap appetizer, which was quite filling by itself, so take heed to the words "sharing plates," and the maple glazed salmon with root vegetables and rice, the portions were seemingly right sized. Best tip given the aforementioned comments is to ask the server about portion size. Beverages were a hard apple cider and blue liquor/lemonade mixed drink. Nothing spectacular, everything was satisfactory.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We dined in the rooftop patio. It wasn't brightly lit , but was very cozy. They had a choice if low tables , couches or high tables and we chose the couches. The food was tasty , the menu appeals to all. We had steaks which were cooked to perfection. We didn't enjoy one of our apps, they remade it but it still didn't seem right. They didn't include it on out bill which was considerate of them. They have a nice drink and wine selection as well, kept the cocktails coming all night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best part was the service and attitude of the staff -- very accommodating (we had a party of 15 and wanted to be on the patio) and attentive. Waitress was always coming around, never had to pour the wine bottle and never had an empty glass. Great food, servers downstairs were super friendly and even asked how everything was going when I came down to use the restroom. Good food is easy to find in TO, great service not so much. Overall I'd defo recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service... average food
    LocalSocializer
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The restaurant is located in a great spot - almost directly across the street from the Tiff Bell Lightbox theatre. The staff were friendly and helpful but the food was average at best... pricing was reasonable though so not bad value for your dollar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very large salad portions and worth every bite. The lobster sandwich is great. Comfortable seating and really fast service. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meal review
    Foodie14
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed dining with friends at Hush. Our waiter was friendly if a bit confused. The food was good but not especially memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Grilled Lobster Brie
    funfoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went to Hush Restaurant for the first time this week, and I'll be going back. They offer a different take on grilled cheese - blends of cheddar, brie with lobster! Yum!! Roof top patio looked fun for those who like to eat outdoors, but don't want to sit right on King St. West.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & Bar better than the Food
    MB1977VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Thai Nachos were great as were the Tuesday Mojitos for $6. But the California Burger and side salad was depressing ... the burger was over cooked and extremely dry. The side salad was very wilted and looked like it had been sitting out for hours. It took a long time to serve us the food. And the reason was bc they were out of toothpicks to cut our burger in 1/2. The service was great. The bartender followed up to see if we liked our Mojitos. Michelle the waitress was polite and check up on us. But when we communicated about the sad state of the salad no response came for about 10min later. Glad i went and tried them once. But dont know if I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 296 reviews are from the Hush Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great spot for a patio in the summer - you can actually get a table! The rooftop patio is a bit noisy because of the construction, but still quieter than places with loud music. Great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, fun location
    Kl4ouVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is across from the TIFF entrance so it's an ideal location. The food was great, lobster tacos, yum. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, not so good service
    Onemorechance
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was quite good but unfortunately our server was not. Without even offering water to start, she took our drink orders (2 beers, a glass of wine and a caesar). It took 20 minutes to get our drinks but at least she came over and apologized for the wait but again didn't even offer water in meantime. The wait for our food wasn't too bad. Our server didn't come around to check on us until about 2/3 of the way through our dinner which at that point we ordered 1 more glass of wine again taking too long to come. Our friend had to stop eating so that she could enjoy her wine with her food. She brought an extra beer that nobody asked for and when the bill came, it wasn't split up at all like how we had asked for it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.