Plank Restobar
Plank Restobar

Plank Restobar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.plankrestobar.ca/
  • Phone: (905) 465-1002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm;


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 sm - 3:00 pm;


    Dinner: Daily: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Gordon Goss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Full catering available through "Catering by Heat"
    www.cateringbyheat.ca

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bronte rd & Lakeshore Rd W
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking available on Bronte road and a parking lot in the rear of the restaurant
A word from Plank Restobar
With chef inspired small plates and handcrafted cocktails Plank is a taste of New York City in Bronte
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Plank Restobar reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (24)great for lunch (18)scenic view (15)hot spot (9)great for brunch (9)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (7)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Loved the decor, the food and the service.
    Satisfied
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    If you go have the Duck Confit Poutine. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu change up
    Chrissy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This spot always delivers! I love that the menu changes so I keep coming back to new and delicious menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Date!
    Inspireme
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our dinner at Plank was exactly what we wanted! Comfortable, casual, busy, great food and great service! We had a table for 2 at the front window, perfect spot for our "date-night"!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    As always, the oysters and duck poutine were great. The calamari was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK this time
    yummyone
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've gone to Plank many times and have always enjoyed the food. Maybe they were having an "off" night when we went, but I wasn't impressed with the food this time, the chicken meatballs were dry and overcooked and the margherita pizza was just ok, the crust was undercooked and the sauce wasn't anything special, the "crispy" mac and cheese sticks weren't bad, but just bland, even the alfredo sauce that came with it was just ok. This experience wasn't a deal breaker though, we'll go back and try it again and hopefully they will redeem themselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but...
    SummerDiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Too noisy for a business lunch. Because of the small space it is hard to find a quiet table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ginger2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were excited about going to Plank from the reviews we read. We were so happy to finish up our dinner and leave! We sat at the window overlooking the harbour (a wonderful view). However as more customers arrived, the whole place was far too crowded and too noisy. We were unable to converse with each other due to the extremely loud music (lousy choices) and the tightness of the tables to each other. One bright spot was our waitress - helpful and efficient. It might be considered a hot spot but not one that we would visit again or recommend. The food choices were unique and interesting, but the lamb ribs should be taken off the menu - too messy and overdone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great - service iffy
    Anon
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were seated in bar area. Once wine was ordered, table service seemed to be a bit of an afterthought. Bar tender came over at one point as he realized we were ready to order first round of share-plates. After that, we had to flag wait staff down whenever we needed them. Once we had said that we were finishing up - table was aggressively cleaned off (including reaching across front of people to access napkins etc.). Most quick service all evening was producing the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wonderful tapas type food. The duck poutine was absolutely spectacular! A goodly portion of truly fine tasting food. The bees and other bugs inside the restaurant were a serious nuisance. It might be the season, but if they have to keep the doors open to adequately serve the patio seating, then they should be hanging fly paper around the restaurant and provide complementary doses of OFF to diners. I spoke to my son about this, and he said when he was there the cherry pate attracted a swarm of fruit flies!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Plank
    Chrissy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food - with cool menu changes to keep it interesting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 122 reviews are from the Plank Restobar reviews archive.
  • Patio harbour dining.
    Jewel
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The Plank Restobar is a good little spot for sitting outside by the harbour and watching sailboats go by. The food and ambiance are pretty good. I would spice up the quinoa dish a bit but other than that, good in comparison to many restaurants out there. Plus the menu is a little different with many tapas options good for sharing with large groups. I would recommend you try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance
    Salonie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    took someone's recommendation to visit and had an extraordinary time. The ambiance was fun and lively, set along the waterfront there was plenty to gaze out at. Service was great, not too pushy and the just right amount of attention. Wish they had larger tables outside, to fit 4 of us, but even being inside on a beautiful day being so close to the water we felt like we were outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    MyDiningOut
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Last week I had dinner at Plank with a friend. I love the restaurant, it is one of my favs. We had a great server, love him too bits. The other service staff were hopeless. as my friend and I sat and chatted we watched servers come out bearing the laden delicious dishes but had no clue what table to deliver them to...my appetizer came 40 minutes before my friends and they even gave her Dumb Son to someone else! Our Server apologised, which was fine by us but the evening progressed the same way......he did his best but it was evident that no one else knew what they were doing. I adore the group of restaurants of which Plank is one of them. They are run like a fine Swiss watch...this one needs to be rewound!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Small-Plates Meal
    Barb
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The small plates menu is imaginative. and although I found the Bourbon lamb ribs too sweet for my taste, we enjoyed the 3 dishes we tried. Wait staff was attentive but not pushy. And the view of the harbour is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great waterside eatery!
    hallsie89
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were looking for a quaint restaurant with great energy and food...we found it at Plank Restobar. Fun food that us and our kids enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CR
    CRSR
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Although we were there on a Monday night, the restaurant was busy. Very glad we had reservations. The food and presentation were absolutely excellent. Service too was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Chrissy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food is here is great. Wonderful ambience and love the fact that there's more new selections on the menu every time I return. It's great for almost any occasion and the staff is wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plank visit
    RNDCS
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I heard about this restaurant from a friend in the hospitality industry and indeed she was right. A great spot for some Tapas style delicious bites in a great atmosphere. Initially a bit surprised that the online menu did not match the actual current menu, but the current menu is great as well! (pls update online version!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plank in Bronte
    gma1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We decided to go out for a last minute lunch on Father's Day. We booked a table at Plank for 2:00 when their lunch menu starts. The food was great: oysters were fresh and sauces were homemade, calamari was perfectly cooked, mussels and frites delicious! Portions sizes are very generous (even though they call them "small plates"). It was a beautiful afternoon overlooking the harbour and lake. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful....we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Contemporary Cabin Comfort Food
    PlateHobbyist
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Specializes in familiar comforting dishes with some creative twists. We ate sunday brunch, found cabin wood interior relaxing yet still bright and busy with open kitchen and adjacent bar. Smaller space feels relaxed even during busy periods. Huevos with fresh tomatillo and smoky chorizo excellent. Proper Breakfast properly large, quality sausage and crispy hash. Cauliflower fritters delightfully crispy with delish if slightly sparse garlic-parm dip. Sliders benefited from melted gruyere, juicy patties. Loved savoury earthy flavour of the Quinoa salad and light dressing on greens. Salmon Salad was satisfying as a main with generous, smoked portion of fish. Eager to return for dinner or try seat on shaded patio opposite lake views.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Really enjoyed our first visit for Father's Day breakfast, and will definitely return to try the Tapas menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1BiteVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We come here at least once a month and enjoy the variety of food options that Plank offers. I love the fish tacos because of what it potentially can be but they are inconsistent and the taco itself tends to be dry and in this most recent visit, the fish filled only half of the taco. i was going to order the tater tot bravas but I was recommended the duck poutine. It unfortunately fell flat. The duck was in a white gravy that didn't seem to pull out any flavour in the duck and was not at all a good marriage of flavours. The fries themselves were amazing. My only problem was the price of my son's plain pancakes which were three flat "silver-dollar" sized pancakes that came out to be $10!! REALLY? Exorbitant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notable
    buongusto
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very pleasant afternoon lunch experience. The service was exceptional, attentive, quick and professional. The ambiance was eclectic country with a great view of the lake/marina. The food was surprisingly very good. The pizza crust was thin and crunchy just the way we like it.The duck poutine a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    First time here. I've heard about it for a few months now. I was VERY impressed. I dined for lunch. Sliders were probably the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    Subcountry1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Loved the Decor and food. Calamari was the best I've had in a long time. The fries, muscles and pizzas were very good. Waitress had an odd sense of humor and verged on insulting a couple of times. Taken with a grain of salt...she was good and attentive. The manager also stopped by to inquire on the food, which was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place to go!
    cosmoC
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My husband and I go a couple times a month. It has a great variety of interesting food and drink and, being tapas, sharing is the best way to enjoy their food and find a favourite!! The service has always been amazing. I took a friend this time, and she loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nibble your way to contentment
    Foodsatreat
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Plank is a feast for the eyes and palate alike. Having requested a nice seat, we were given one overlooking the Harbour. There really isn't a bad table as the place is well organized and there are interesting things to look at throughout. Except for one item, all the tapas were frsh, colorful and delicious. We split everything and chose a salad and four items. Another time two or three would be enough on top of the colorful salad. It was fun having enough leftovers for two lunches thoough. The only poor item was the tasteless, dry mac and cheese logs. We want to go back to try the pizzas another time...and a third time for the mussels! The wait staff were friendly and very well-spoken. A reason to go back as well! Not cheap, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, But music too loud
    LakeGirl
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I have brought 4 sets of guests to your restaurant. Everything was really good, music choice perfect, but the volume restricts patrons from adequately hearing each other, even the waitress agreed. Staff should be aware of the proper volume level. Would really appreciate if the management could give this their immediate attention. Food fabulous, music selection great, very friendly service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Lunch was excellent - good choice, just the right amount of food, served in a reasonable amount of time, with very attentative waite staff. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun atmopsphere
    DebDado
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our server, Angelique, made it an especially fun night celebrating 2 anniversaries. She was just right! Delicious small plates, great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete Disappointment
    ThirdR
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went to Plank after seeing a promotion on OpenTable. After checking out their website, we were impressed by the interesting breakfast menu, and were looking forward to an enjoyable brunch. On our arrival, we were surprised to see a menu nothing like the one we had seen on line. Our server could not have been less helpful and didn't seem to know anything about the menu on their website. When I showed her the menu, she lamely suggested that their 'internet guy' hadn't updated the site. Feeling kind of duped, we left. The whole experience was a disappointment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Always great! Love the variety - something new to try every time. One of my favourite spots for sure.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, overpriced
    Shan
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food here is great. We had the maui ribs (so good), the calamari, the nachos (skip these) and the dum son (delicious). Outrageously overpriced for small plates but quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place for lunch
    ambience
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    lovely restaurant, friendly service. Wonderful for a quick bite or leisurely meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Great!
    bonnieblue
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A couple of co-workers and I had heard good things about Plank and wanted to check it out. Our server was lovely, friendly, attentive, easy to talk to. The bartender was equally attentive. We ordered drinks - mine was the negroni. Another person in our party ordered the apply manhattan. Neither of us enjoyed our drinks...they were heavy on the ice which as it melted turned the drinks into bitterly flavoured water. No complaints about the food. Appetizers, pizza's and desserts were very nice. We were enjoying our experience at Plank until the end when the owner approached us and said he needed the table. Granted we were there for about 3 hours, but to be booted out by the owner was extremely disappointing. That was a dealbreaker for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect location....plenty
    silvie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    perfect location....plenty of parking close by....comfortable seating....interesting décor....well trained friendly staff.....food well prepared ....interesting varied food choices....one main dish not available that day....will have to go back to try some more dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weak veggie selection
    AnitaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great vibe and service. Great place for drinks. Very weak in terms of food, especially for vegetarians. Would probably go back for drinks but not food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal
    Coho1011
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Its been a long time since I've had this level of fantastic service and unbelievable food. This place is a gem, with incredible atmosphere, prompt service, delicious, fresh innovative menu items and an extensive bourbon menu!!! This spot is one of a kind and impressed me far beyond any place I've been in TO (where I live). And the best part? When I looked at the bill, it was so affordable i just couldn't believe it. An absolute must to go and make it your regular dining/drinking spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    James
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    My wife and I have been to Plank many times before. On this occasion we invited some friends to brunch. They had never been to Plank and wanted to try it out for a while. The food was amazingly fresh and well prepared. The dishes are always well presented and the tastes are wonderful. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit and will be back!
    Michelle
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a smile and warm welcome. Cocktails were delicious and food options were great for sharing! The decor was really cool and created a relaxed and cool vibe. It was my first time there and I'm already making a plan to go back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.