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Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.templekitchen.com
  • Phone: (416) 588-5695
  • Hours of Operation: BRUNCH: Monday - Sunday - 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Weekend Brunch is offered on a first come, first serve basis.
    Monday - Friday we are delighted to take Reservations.

    DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Mildred's LOUNGE: 10am - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Donna Dooher
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Join us on the "kitchen tables" for groups of 20 to 28 for intimate semi-private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: mildred@templekitchen.com (416) 588-5695
  • Special Events & Promotions: Every great party ends up in the kitchen.
    That’s why we created our Kitchen Table.
    Beautifully accommodating, it brings together the extended family, the team, your group of friends, in the warm casual spirit of the kitchen table. Ideal for your own celebratory country-style suppers, wine tasting dinners, family brunches, and get-togethers.
    Call us to book your next celebration.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King and Atlantic
  • Public Transit: The King West streetcar #504 stops at Atlantic Ave. and King going east and at Jefferson Ave. going west. We are located at the top of the stairs on the southeast corner of Atlantic and King Street West.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our building at 85 Hanna Avenue has an underground parking garage.
A word from Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village is brought to you by the famous Mildred Pierce Restaurant, and its owners, Donna Dooher and Kevin Gallagher. After welcoming guests for almost 20 years , Mildred has moved on to an astounding new venue at 85 Hanna Avenue in the heart of the vibrant community of Liberty Village. The contemporary menu brings with it the classics from Mildred Pierce, as well as their unforgettable Sunday brunch. With design by Brian Brownlie of du Toit Architects, this appealing room is bound for stardom.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Great atmosphere but needs more lunch items. 70% of their weekday menu is brunch - eggs galore. Only three non-egg items and salad. Not much variety. Had a burger - fresh chuck, fresh handcut fries. Good but not amazing being Toronto has so many burger joints. It was dressed only with aioli (not offered different toppings). Go if you seriously want eggs/brunch - like on a weekend. Not a weekday "lunch" place in my opinion."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "A great meal - very inventive and delicious. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I loved dining here. Came here for the Summerlicious menu but will definitely come back now. Great menu selection and generous portions. The panko chicken I had was huge, the size of the plate itself. We had impeccable service. Our waitress was attentive and fun. This is a new fav!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Second time at Mildred's Temple Kitchen - this time during Summerlicious (first time during Winterlicious). The menu was great & provided good choices. The in-house made bread is a light & brioche-like buttery delight & the servers make sure you get enough. My husband and I had the avocado soup - nice for the warm night, followed by the scrumptious beef rib and buttery beans. We ended the night with an array of desserts - profiteroles & a nice chocolate marquis with cherries. Server brought us 2 extras too! Now I have to go back & try their brunch."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I thought this restaurant would be more rustic based on its name but it was classy and chic. Loved the open and bright decor with many sculptural details that caught my eye. The food was beautifully presented and tasty. Our server was attentive and polite. It was my first time for lunch here and I would definitely go again. The neighbourhood offers many interesting shops to stroll through especially the furniture ones."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Amazing overall. My favourite dish has got to be the dessert "milk and honey semi-freddo"!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had heard a lot of good things about Mildred's Temple Kitchen, and was very disappointed to find that it didn't live up to the hype. In short, the food was good but nothing special or unique. Expect fare equal to milestones or jack astor's. Service was friendly but inattentive and slow. The atmosphere is like eating in a high-school cafeteria and it's difficult to hear the person across from you. The bathrooms were disgustingly dirty, despite much fuss over them in reviews I've read."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Very attentive service by very knowledgeable staff. Food was excellent with both vegetarian and standard creative offerings available. Many local and Ontario craft beers either by the bottle or on tap including one made in Liberty Village. Excellent wine list with many options (I recommend the prosecco - medium dry and delightful). Great ambience though the loft/warehouse conversion to restaurant space causes conversations to echo somewhat. Will be back again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great restaurant with great food. Fish tacos were scrumptious!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Perfectly cooked burgers on the rare side of medium rare -- delicious. Lovely food presentation. Very attentive and friendly server, much appreciated by me and my lunch companion."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Lovely decor, high ceiling very comfy and cosy! Super yummy food, especially the milk chocolate ice cream with expresso!!!! Worth the drive from Markham!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It’s always a bit of a gamble when you visit a restaurant for the first time on a big occasion, but Mildred’s did not disappoint! As soon as we walked in, the host greeted us and wished me a happy birthday. Throughout the night, the service was exception and the food stood up to the same level. The summerlicious menu was very nice, and our waitress made some wonderful recommendations. Atmosphere was great; the whole restaurant was booked, but due to the layout and ambience, you still feel that you are just with your individual table and we had a fantastic night of conversation easily. We were the last people the leave, and even then the staff didn’t make us feel rushed. All in all, an A+ and I truly look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The waiter Calvin was super friendly and helpful when we made our choices for summerlicious. He always filled our water, and knew when to come or go because girls talk a lot. The food was very good and presentation was beautiful. The drinks were awesome especially the watermelon smash and the blueberry lemonade. The fried chicken is seasoned very well, and the short ribs were tender. The profiteroles was delicious."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Mildred's kitchen I liked both the food and the ambiance"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We sat outside, which was splendid. The patio is sheltered from the noise and looks onto a quiet pathway. The food was good. The service was acceptable. I plan to return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great service, ambiance and to die for food. Everything was delicious and I'm coming back for more delicious appetizers, main course meals and desserts!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is my 2nd time being at Mildred's Temple Kitchen, and was lucky to enjoy their Summer-licious menu on the first day. I went with 2 girl friends, and requested to sit on the patio for lunch, with no hesitation by their hostess. The restaurant was also kind enough to accommodate our updated reservation time due to running late from previous arrangements. I am a health conscious chef and foodie snob, and find the food fantastic. Full of flavor and fresh - delish! Our server Jesus was super friendly and on point - will definitely be back just to sit in his section!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had lunch on the patio. The service was incredible, as was the food. I work in the neighbourhood, and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We use Mildred's for business lunches because of location. The food was always reliable but the narrow brunch-focused menu is quite restrictive. The space is still better than other Liberty Village options but School has a better menu although service and space tend to the chaotic. I will still use this restaurant but only for business."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazing, she went to extra lengths to ensure we were happy (including a walk to a near by store to buy a beverage they didn't have in stock - she completely surprized us and blew us away). She made the experience better which in turn made us enjoy the food more. We will be returning soon!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "After several visits for both dinners and brunches, Mildred's remains one of my favourite restaurants in the city. I know I can always count on them for food that surprises and delights. My most recent visit was a dinner with an out-of-town friend who was ecstatic. In the past, I've found the great wait staff eager to enhance the experience by actually becoming part of it -- an addition I have always appreciated. On my most recent visit, our waiter was good at his job but didn't add that "extra" personable touch. Still, the dinner was as wonderful as always. It was also a treat to meet and chat with Donna who, ever since Mildred Pierce, earned my respect as a superb restauranteur."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "If you're looking for a chic, sophisticated, grown-up spot to dine in Liberty Village, there's no other place I'd suggest than Mildred's Temple Kitchen. I have dined here numerous times and every meal is a winner. Attentive staff, gorgeous interiors, great wine list - it's got it all! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I thought this place was moderately okay. Didn't start off very well. Waiter seemed very uninterested in being helpful. When asked if we could substitute one of the sides on a dish his response was, "no, it really ruins the integrity of the dish so the chef doesn't like doing that." The dish was with beans, which I don't ever eat, and my wife explained that, and his response was, "we can only do a substitution for an allergy." At that point, I dropped it but was perplexed.....you can do a substitution for an allergy but if you don't like the side, you won't do it? Made no sense and we did not feel welcome there at all. It's like we were an inconvenience. The food was good (not great) but the service and the noise were unacceptable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I got the soup and Caesar with roasted chicken. The serving size for the soup was pretty good, but unfortunately the soup itself was not so good. Not sure how I should feel about the Caesar: was given a really good portion of chicken but there was less salad than chicken and the salad was a weird warm temperature and the greens were wilted. Seating outside is clean but you just look at the building and traffic so the view isn't too good. Service was great, but I don't think I will be returning/recommending."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Mildred's is a favorite in Liberty Village and TO West. I am a real believer in the fine food at the Temple. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Overall, food was great, service was great! Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The selection of uniquely prepared dishes was so extensive, we knew before we'd finished ordering, that the four in our party would return, whether separately or together. My husband's hamburger with crispy fried onions was the best he'd ever tried. Their pear salad with house candied nuts and blue cheese was outstanding and my ribs were outstanding. It had a relaxed open vibe, underscored by enthusiastic knowledgable wait staff"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Have often gone for the amazing hamburger but learned this time that it isn't actually gluten-free. Had the ribs instead which were drop off the bone gender and tasty. Ended up spending more than I expected though partly due to adding a bottle of wine which wasn't inexpensive - that was the only soft point. I do think I liked the prior menu a bit better - seemed to have more choices for gluten-free eaters (one in our group has that restriction)."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in were impressed with the staff, so attentive!!! Funnnn Place!! Great food!!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food! Great ambiance! Only snaggle is that my burger was undercooked, but our waiter had it sent back w/ relatively not too long a wait to get another one which was cooked perfect. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I'm always impressed by the funny and personable staff"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Mildred's Temple Kitchen for her birthday recently. I had heard Mildred's specializes in brunch, but you wouldn't know that from the quality of the dinner menu. I enjoyed the MTK burger, she had the gnocchi poutine. Food was out-of-this-world tasty, and was reasonably priced given the quality. Service was very friendly and attentive, but the opposite of pretentious. We dined with a mixed crowd of highly tolerable hipsters, assorted foodies, and some local families. Front staff handled a slightly demanding couple with grace. Kudos!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "First time at Mildred's Temple Kitchen. Nice atmosphere and good service. The crab cakes were a let down and overcooked and hard crusty outer layer. Had the Five Spice Chicken which was savoury but the long narrow plates made cutting a challenge with food falling off the plate. They may want to rethink using larger plates and drop the presentation of the current china. Wine was way too expensive and the list was rather limited. Never understood the markups on wine in Ontario. Don't go expecting to find your favourite wine. Despite these shortcomings, we had a good time and very much enjoyed the restaurant. Our server (forgot her name but a recent theatre grad) was a delight and an asset to Mildred's staff. Cheers."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We've now been to Mildred's for brunch and dinner and I'd say it goes from Awesome at brunch to merely Good at dinner. The service is always very good and the atmosphere, while somewhat clinical, is open and welcoming. The cocktails were fun and delicious. The appetizers were, by all accounts fresh, flavourful and plentiful. My mussels were among the best I've had. That said, I deduct marks because all four of the mains were over-sauced. Big time. I'm just not a fan of food bathing in a pool of sauce that overpowers everything on the plate. I'll be back for brunch. Just not sure it will be my first choice for dinner again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The experience was Outstanding! The Food Exceptional! The Ambience Relaxed! We will return soon!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We celebrates my sons one year birthday there with family and the staff were so accommodating and kind. I was unable to make a reservation over open table for the 1:30 slot for 6 people so instead I made the 2:30 appointment and simply hoped there would be space and not to long of a wait. We were seated almost immediately. She moved us to a beautiful booth table at the end of the restaurant and even brought out steamed veggies for my son even though it was not on the menu. As for food this has easily become one of my favourite brunch spots located downtown. I am not much of a pancake person but after hearing so many rave reviews I had to give them a try and even with all the hype I was not the least bit disappointed. Definitely a must try!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I was recently there for dinner with a friend. The ambiance is amazing! I love the modern vibe yet intimate feel of the place. I had been there for brunch before and really enjoyed it. On this evening, our server was nice a little quirky which I think fits which embodies the mood of the restaurant and menu. She was knowledgeable about the menu and made some good suggestions. The food was great, the only downside is that it took a while to be served and when it was, it was a bit cold. The server promptly returned it to the kitchen and they quickly warmed it and re-plated it nicely. Service got a little slow towards the end but overall, a good dining experience and I will definitely be going there again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is my 2nd time here and both times service and food were great. The restaurant has a special from Mon. -Thurs. 2 can dine for $48.50 till April and it is a wonderful deal. I especially liked their southern feasting menu. The fried chicken and ribs were amazing. The server was pleasant and helpful. Service was well timed. Would definitely come back to try other dishes."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "great food and service what more could you ask for."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a lunch date here and it was very nice. The room was sunny and open and ordered the lunch special which I thought was fairly priced and very tasty. Good service and would definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014