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Mideastro Yorkville
Mideastro Yorkville

Mideastro Yorkville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mideastroyorkville.com
  • Email: info@mideastro.com
  • Phone: (416) 477-2427
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11am to 3pm; 5pm to 11pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am to 3pm; 5pm to 12pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Benny Cohen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Mideastro offers full catering facilities for more information please e mail - pola@mideastro.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mideastro Yorkville
Mideastro is a bolt from the blue, er, Vaughan. Mediterranean fusion, Middle Eastern Plus. Chef Benny Cohen is wonderfully brash: He shows just why the Middle East is the spicemeister of the world and he mixes traditions with élan. Fish cocktails are glasses of chopped tuna-tabule salad mixed with different liquors. Couscous, the ME’s fave starch, is handrolled to perfection matched with seafood, drenched in a rich, winey sauce. And there are no meatballs in town to rival the spicy kufta, ground lamb and beef under a foccacia lid with hot yogourt and tahina sauce.
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Diner Reviews
  • "first time trying this restaurant. it seems underappreciated and was a great surprise. we will definitely go back to try the tasting menu... "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Well put-together apps and entrees and great attentive service. Perfect for date night or any dining group."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Fabulous food. Great restaurant. One of our favourites!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Tasters' menu was uninspiring and much of it was served lukewarm."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This unique restaurant has excellent, caring, knowledgeable staff that want to ensure you have an excellent experience. They are friendly, kind, know the menu and have tasted it to ensure they are answering your questions accurately. I've now brought two guests and both times it was a fun, delicious experience. The food is fresh, prepared with spices and sauces that compliment each other! Simply Amazing! We've enjoyed lamb, quail, risotto, fish, and a variety of mouth watering appetizers. I'll be going again as there are many items I haven't tasted! There is an extensive wine list to complement your dinner. Mideastro is a one of a kind place! Enjoy! Most Happy Diner!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "It was so nice to go to a restaurant that wasn't noisy, the food was great and that had great ambience. Also, the menu offered food that was presented and prepared "differently". We had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went for the 6 course tasting menu and was offered the set of 3 wines paired with the meal. Pairing was really nice. Wait staff topped up the second glass and service in general was impeccable from the front door to the end of the meal. Every course was something new, and we left STUFFED. (An unusual but welcome feat for such a fancy restaurant). Not sure about quantities on the regular menu, but I'm confident recommending the quality for sure."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "perfect service (the best service I have ever had in Toronto since last two years), perfect and original foods, very clean, modern, roomy place. music and lighting are all well balanced."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The first time we dined at Mideastro we loved the food so we went back the next week. We were disappointed.... the food was not good.I ate nothing. It is a well appointed restaurant in a good location and the service was good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very delicious, wonderful atmosphere, unique dishes and everything was fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed fabulous food, attentive service and a pleasant, quiet environment. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing for middle eastern food lovers. Otto Lenghi type dishes."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went to Mideastro with a group of Muslim friends. They made considerable effort to accommodate their dietary restrictions. The service was fantastic - very knowledgable and attentive wait staff. The menu had just the right amount of choice and the food was delicious. Will return soon."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening with our family of 6 on friday night. We had one of the private booths (better lighting than the main restaurant). The waiter recommended the tasting menu - and the sommalier recommended pairing it with a wine tasting menu. Both were excellent and took the guessing out of choosing from their wide range of options. Nice range of menu options - and we added one or two specialties that were missing from the tasting. Never felt rushed and really enjoyed the evening!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had eaten at Mideastro in Sept with 3 other friends and we all raved about everything, including the food. This time, with 3 other friends, only one of us said the dinner was really good. One person said it was average and I thought my meal less than average. The ambience and service were exceptional."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My wife and I needed a restaurant close to our hotel as Toronto was frigid. So we took a chance on Mideastro. Amazing service, tasty and eclectic food and great choices for wine and liquor. Next time we are in town we will come back. 10/10!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This restaurant has one of the more expressive menus I have seen. We tried both soups and 5 appetizers. Each was better than the next. Try Duck Confit if nothing else. The Maitre d' and his staff were appropriately attentive, neither absent nor annoying, arrival and presentation of the dishes was wonderful. And the two of us walked away fully satisifed at $100 (we don't drink). This was a bargain. We will return."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food and atmosphere - unobstrusive service and amiable host. Good variety of dishes especially for Winterlicious. A nice change of pace from usual continental or familiar fare at all the other restaurants. Green P Parking next door is handy as well for Yorkville. Will be returning in future."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My husband and I were very happy both times we dined at Mideastro on Yorkville. The food was first rate, and the service was prompt, cheerful, professional and attentive without being intrusive. You'll be well taken care of, and the food will not disappoint."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The service was phenomenial and the wine list was to die for."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This is our third visit to this restaurant. The food just keeps on getting testier and more interesting. It is a feast of tastes and colors. The chef brings the traditional tastes of the Mediterranean with a twist creating new and refreshing tastes."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We had the Winterlicious menu at Mideastro and unlike some of my past experiences of Winterlicious, the quality and experience was not compromised. Our server was amazing. It was my birthday and they gave us complimentary dessert wine during the desserts, which we loved! I have already recommended this restaurant to a few friends and I would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "It was the time me or my party of 5 had been. We loved! Service was great, food was great, the place looked wonderful. Pricey, but worth it for a once in a while/special ocassion. Not too many veggie options though :("
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service was way too exaggerated/greeter pretenious, over-describing foods that were mediocre at best. Had the winterlicious menu where the shrimp falafels were over-fried, lamb/beef kafta was too oily, good flavor, but overspiced. The best part was the fig dessert. The ambiance was too dark - the lights above our table weren't working. The restaurant wasn't busy but the waiter felt compelled to sit someone right next to us. The waiter was nice, but too many other waiters kept coming up to us asking the same questions which made it really not enjoyable. One of them we couldn't even understand from lack of English skills. If you want a nice out on a date or just to have a good conversation, this is definitely not the restaurant for it."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Instead of going beside each person to take orders, the waiter stood on one side of a long table and asked people regardless how far they sat from him. The environment was noisy, so our ladies were yelling and he still couldn't hear the order properly. THEN he moved to the lady's side and told her that she NEEDED to speak louder because he couldn't hear (from the other end of the table...). Also, the manager was not happy when we said that we only wanted to order winterlicious meals. He was hard selling other dishes on the regular menu, and showing despised look when we refused to order more besides the winterlicious."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the portions very generous. I will recommend this place to anyone who asks for restaurants suggestions."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "From the maitre-d' through the entire waitstaff, the service is exceptional in a usually not-so-brilliant (for service) Toronto. The food was surprising, creative and very good. Highly recommended as a rising star in the restaurant scene in Toronto."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was such a wonderful time. The meal was one of the best meals of my life. The flavors were exceptional. Service was fantastic and the place was beautiful. Will go again for sure."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The Winterlicious options were outstanding - between 3 we sampled all. Will definitely return for the small plates medley - wished we'd skipped lunch so we'd have had room to indulge what sounded so-o-o delicious. Everything fresh, beautifully spiced & presented. The service staff were friendly, well informed, attentive without hovering - perhaps the best teamwork we've encountered in Toronto. The atmosphere is warm & inviting. Wouldn't change a thing & will recommend to everyone even those who don't think they like Mediterranean/Middle Eastern."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had reservations for 6 people. We got there 10 mins early and they were scrambling to get us a table. It took them 30 mins to get our table ready. The hostess said that we could wait at the bar, however the bar was full. So we are standing in front of the hostess for 20 mins and she didn't offer to take our coats or a something on the house. They did give us a private room for the long wait, but everything took a really long time. We were there for 3 and a half hours! The server was great but it didn't make up for the long waits before and during our dinner. It might have been because of Winterlicious but things seemed disorganized. The food was good but not amazing wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I attended this restaurant during winterlicious. The food was excellent, great atmosphere but there Seemed to be no organization or communication among the employees. Took a long time to even get our drink order. Dinner took a little over two hours. They had the best baba ganoush I've ever had. The Moroccan lamb soup ams risotto were also fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly but the overall service level of the restaurant was lacking. I probably won't return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has everything, great service, amazing food, and wonderful ambience. We started off with a pot of fresh Moroccan mint tea, as it was ridiculously cold outside. We shared a Fatoush Salad, which they divided and served amongst the two of us. I ordered the Tagine, which was marvellous, hearty yellow tail snapper (not a bone in sight) in a white wine saffron sauce, when mixed with the sheep''s yoghurt and couscous it was just perfect. My friend devoured his Chilean Sea Bass, he had no complaints. We shared the Fig Kataiv, it was heaven. It's worth every penny, I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit to Mideastro in 2 months. Why do we keep going back? Because we love it of course! This was a double celebration for my daughter: her 27th birthday and getting her Master's degree! She chose Mideastro for her very special celebration because she loved the sea bass on our last visit and because the service is impeccible. Four out of fix in our group ordered from the Winterlicious menu . The Winterlicious menu was great value at $35, even though the portion sizes were smaller. The mushroom risotto was good but we've had better elsewhere. The kufta's were outstanding. For apps we tried the quail and the eggplant badali (sp?). I found the quail a tad too sweet; the eggplant dish was spectacular."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food was ok, but not anything to write home about. The description of the food was usually better than the taste. The main issue was it was extremely slow. The restaurant was only a third full, but the dinner went on for 4 1/2 hours for a 6 course meal plus dinner. There was at least half an hour gap between finishing a plate and the next plate to come. For one course, they brought in a small amount for the four of us (all were having the same "feast"). After finishing they said we'll bring some more, but it took half an hour for that. It's not we asked for some more and so they had to prepare it again. Then, why not get the whole thing in at the same time and save half an hour?"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Ambience is soothing, lots of booths, spacious, beautiful decor, almost feels like your in a spa or a zen garden. From coat check, and friendly staff to the impressive knowledge about the restaurant and culinary knowledge of the menu, I was in love with yorkville's hidden gem. Mideastro's chef incorporates mediterranean, european, and african flavors Quail Pastilla 4/5 coconut cream sesame paste complimented the filo dough that cradled the quail. Pistacchios, pine nuts, and dried fruits Black Truffle Risotto4.5/5 Beautiful rich, mushroom creme, with small pieces of asparagus and green peas Fig Kataiv:5/5like Baklava! pistachios and mascarpone cheese creates a smooth, yet sweet & savory tucked into the crispy kataiv pastry.."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "After going through almost every restaurant on the winterlicious list, Mideastro's menu not only looked delicious, but had very high score on urban spoon. From the moment we arrived until we left two hours later the whole experience was Amazing. The service was superb, the atmosphere pleasant and relaxing, and the food was absolutely incredible!! The winterlicious menu for $35.00 is a steal of a deal, the choices offer a wide variety for everyone, and both my boyfriend and myself left very satisfied. We will definitely be coming back again to try more of what they have to offer. My only criticism is that I feel the wine list is a bit limited and quite pricey. Overall, I was Very impressed Mideastro Yorkville."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I had been to Mideastro Yorkville once before and the Vaughan location once as well. During all past visits, I absolutely loved all the food. I decided to bring my parents this time to sample the Winterlicious menu, even though they usually do not experiment with different tastes (re: steak and potatoes palate.) I give them credit for trying everything, even though they probably would have preferred a good steakhouse. The service was definitely outstanding and we enjoyed our time there, but the winterlicious menu was a little substandard to the meals I had enjoyed at Mideastro in the past."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "From the moment of arrival we were welcomed graciously, and seated given 2 choices... That felt great. Our waiter was terrific, attentive without being overwhelming and knowledgeable. The food was sublime. We went for Winterlicious and we've already decided to come back. Thank You Mideastro!! Bravo!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We found our experience extremely rewarding. The food was unusual but very good and everybody was very pleased with his/her selection. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. She provided two different wines for tasting (gratis) in response to questions about matching wine to our food selections. The manager/sommelier became very attentive after we had a minor mix-up with one of the dishes (that the waitress handled impeccably). He provided some additional wine for the main course and a dessert wine as well -- both were gratis. All in all, an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I rarely review - but this one was worth it. We were more than blown away by Mideastro. We had the 6-course 'Feast' which gave us a sample of cuisine from across the Middle East and Morocco. Every dish was better than the preceding one, and it and left us puzzled to decide which was our favourite! The ambience was perfect for a Romantic date, although with the larger booths we could also picture it as the perfect setting for a large gathering. The service was excellent and really added to the experience. All in all, one of the better dining experiences we have had in Toronto to date."
    Dined on 1/28/2014