Quince -Toronto
Quince -Toronto

Quince -Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.quincetoronto.com/
  • Phone: 4164882110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm to close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael van den Winkel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a stylish lower level dining room with an adjacent bar and lounge area for private dining of groups of 10 to 40 people or cocktail receptions for up to 50. Available for both lunch and dinner, this space is ideal for functions of all types, personal and corporate. We have a selection of suggested menus available for your private room booking and we are happy to customize menus according to your wishes. For further details, or to make a reservation please give us a call.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Gittins 4164882110

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manor Road
  • Public Transit: Eglinton Subway station is located 2 blocks north of us on the south west corner of Yonge and Eglinton.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking on all side streets and Paid parking on both sides of Yonge Street; LCBO located 2 blocks south on the east side of Yonge, paid parking; Canada Square parking lot entrance 1 block south of Eglinton off Yonge St. on Berwick Avenue.
A word from Quince -Toronto
Quince is a modern bistro featuring innovative Mediterranean cuisine. All our food is made in house and sourced locally whenever possible.
Recently renovated by Commute Home casual chic look is designed in a palette of natural finishes and warm tones.

We offer seating for 80 people, an informal bar with eating counter and private dining for up to 40. A mid town favorite for over 7 years, and voted one of "Toronto's Best New Restaurants 2007" by Toronto Life Magazine.

PLEASE NOTE: that we only accept on line reservations up to 6 people, if you would like to reserve for a larger group please call the restaurant directly to accommodate your request. We can sit parties to a maximum of 12 people.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Quince -Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (12)special occasion (11)romantic (9)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great Saturday night treat
    Spiderman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was diversified and the service was amazing. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening at Quince
    dinner42
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We found the wait staff helpful and friendly. Their recommendations were very good. The food was excellent and the spacing between tables perfect for quiet conversations. The wine list was interesting and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Quince Bistro
    sweetpea
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    What a lovely evening! My husband and I met some friends for dinner at Quince Bistro on Friday evening. The menu is small. We ordered a variety of different dishes among the four of us. Everything from salad to seafood, from salmon to pork beautifully prepared. The staff made us feel welcome from the moment we entered. Our waiter, Michael, was most attentive and responsive to our requests. We plan to visit Quince Bistro again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gosan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Thursday night before a holiday weekend was surprisingly busy here. Not quite enough wait people, but they were very polite and tried hard to be on top of things. Food as always was good, plentiful and creative. However the big hunk of brisket was hard to cut into bite-sized pieces; maybe should be cut in half in kitchen?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious excellent
    FriendsRBest
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've been to Quince several times and enjoyed every time. This last visit was very busy with Summerlicious but the service and food were still excellent. Good choices on the menu. Although packed, we could still hear each other's conversation without overhearing our neighbouring table. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Octopus Carpacchio is a must!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great, perfectly cooked. The servers brought the food out on time, not rushed or late. Summerlicious here, is a great deal if you get the opportunity definitely try the lamb and the octopus. The only issue is the busy street it's on can be a little loud, with police sirens going off every so often. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    summerlicious here was great! the poutine was delicious, and the lamb melted in my mouth. would go back but maybe only during summerlicious because it's pricy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    2redshoes
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Have been wanting to eat at Quince for a long time as we have fond memories of Stork-on-the-roof. Not disappointed. Everything we had was excellent. Will definitely return. One little quibble....the wine pour for $9 was a little sparse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Quince's
    QuinceGifter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The ambiance and location of Quince's is quite nice and it looks very welcoming. The food is another issue. I had difficulty finding something good and it was only through process of elimination that I found something. This included the waiter telling me that some of the menu items may not be up to what I would expect. There was much too much grain included with everything. If there were birds around, I would be able to feed them all night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always awesome!
    PCLuvtodine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Summerlicious menu is OUTSTANDING! Took friends there and they LOVED it and remarked how happy they were that we went. Michael (wait staff) is their ambassador of good spirits and great recommendations always. Jennifer (co-owner) is always lovely and gracious. Would go every weekend if I could! :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Summerlicious 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food selection for summerlicious. Service is great. Portion is very generous which is very good as some summerlicious offers very small portion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent place to go for both Summerlicious and other times as well...interesting and eclectic menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOUIE
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A varied Summerlicious menu. Some choices were better than others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Vibe- Mediocre Food
    FoodieknowsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband & I were excited to try Quince based on the great reviews. We were warmly greeted and sat on the patio until our table was ready as we were early. We started with the "Little Sister" poutine. The poutine was not as tasty as I have had elsewhere. My Steak frites dinner was not cooked to order. I had requested medium well-done and my steak was cooked medium rare. I did eat the outside and most of it until I realized how rare it was. When I did mention it to the server, she acknowledged that it was rare and not as ordered.The server did not apologize or mention it again and charged full price without any offer for the inconvenience. The food was just mediocre and not a restaurant we would return to.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Gem
    kevin
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    First time at the establishment, and it was memorable. The food was flavoured well, and cooked all the way through. I had the crispy lamb shoulder, and it was literally falling apart, melting in my mouth. Definitely the highlight. The surprise for me, came with the app. I had the little sister poutine, which was just delicious. I usually have a strong distaste for fries, but I'd order this again. Lastly, the dessert. Big fan of brownies, so had to choose their only brownie dessert and it didn't disappoint. Moist, sweet, and overall delectable. The environment was nice, clean and modern. Our server was amazing. Only issue is it seems like the place might be a bit understaffed as when it started getting packed, our server was hard to find
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant find
    luv4food
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I often dine at this restaurant for special occasions. The food, service and ambience is wonderful! We always enjoy ourselves here, as it is in our neighbourhood and within walking distance for us, which is a bonus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a great dinner at quince
    SandyMac
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    we started with the pate, then had an amazing beef brisket...so good and we finished with a wonderful dessert....everything was excellent and we had the best waitress....she was from Monaco and quite charming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful find!
    tablefortwo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My friends and I were looking for a dinner venue with good food/wind and ambiance and Quince fit the bill perfectly! Lovely, lovely spot with excellent food & service. This place is so much better than packed mediocre restaurants in my neighbourhood. I'll be back when I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Hezzie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    As usual, we had a great dinner with attentive service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not much choice
    Foodisfun
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A small menu, food was competent but not special. We have shared salads priced this way at many other restaurants, but here the portion was too small. Our waitress was very pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 459 reviews are from the Quince -Toronto reviews archive.
  • Dinner experience
    peterk
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A difficult place to find a parking spot…which resulted in a ticket. Service was pleasant, fast and friendly, food special was expensive and not special. Ambience was cafeteria style, only plus was a relatively quiet experience which allowed for conversation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quince was terrific
    luvfood
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We enjoyed our entire experience at Quince - from the reservation process through Open Table, to our greeting at the door, to the charming server and delicious meals. He was attentive without being intrusive, friendly without being pandering - it's a fine line and he trod it well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    Johnf1961VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Dinner at Quince was enjoyable as always. Very good food accompanied by attentive service. Have never been disappointed here at this stalwart of the Yonge St Toronto, Davisville - Eglinton corridor. One minor note - a tad less salt please.......but minor indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jeffery
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food is hit and miss. When it's good, it's very good. But when it's not... Have been for lunch twice in two weeks. Once very good - although music loud and terrible. Next time - very quiet but food wasn't good. Lovely place inside. I will try again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local gem
    bigbamboo52VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Quince is a local restaurant in the Yonge Eglinton area that continues to meet and exceed expectations. The service is excellent. The food was prepared just as ordered. We had the lamb and the brisket, both of which were delicious. A great neighbourhood find.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieAdvice
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    A solid ever satisfactory choice. Changes in the menu should be advanced.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely night out at Quince
    MandM
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Despite arriving early for our 830 reservation the hostess happily took us over to the bar to wait for our table for two. The service was very good all round, the selection of drinks is lively and well thought-out. Our table was cozy with a great view of Yonge, the ambience was fun. Bustling, happy, one of a good restaurant with its patrons enjoying good food! We cannot say enough good things about the Dutch poutine for an appetizer. Holy smackers was it yummy! Our entrees were prompt, hot and delicious too. They make a lovely latte and the homemade biscotti is a great way to wrap up your dinner if you don't feel like going for a full dessert, though my goodness the sweet choices are tempting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service- food okay
    Luckyus
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Some of the spices used were very overpowering. Thus all flavours could not be appreciated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Heysgirl
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    A friend recommended, and am so glad she did. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. There were only a handful of customers as it was early on a Monday evening, so not sure how it would be on a regular night. Enjoyed the fish special which was cooked perfectly. My friend had a pasta dish that is on the regular menu, will need to try next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pate appetizer good, salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    pate appetizer good, salmon main tasteless and gooshy(lunch)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Midtown Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Quince has great ambiance, food and service. The restaurant's Gnocchi is the lightest I have ever eaten; definitely a dish to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful spot. Always good
    Picky
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Wonderful spot. Always good food and very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    ReginaVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Wonderful service, excellent food, good portions, fair pricing, nice ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood Gem
    luv2taste
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Yonge/Davisville shops and restaurants open and close. However, neighbourhood favourites do survive and one among them is Quince. The owner/chef started in the area under another name, The Stork on the Roof, which was a gem. The couple owned restaurant took the time off for personal reasons and closed the restaurant. The place was missed. A few years later, the same couple then opened, Quince, a few blocks north. The ambiance is a bit different; perhaps now a bit more sophisticated but the food is still very good; consistent and well thought out and cooked to perfection. I have yet to experience an over cooked fish dish. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. What more could one ask for? Try it and you will not regret it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always.
    Shed
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great food. Hearty food. Great, friendly and attentive service. Michael is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    mamesbabesVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Love this restaurant. Introduced a couple of friends to Quince and they loved it. Service was incredible!!! Food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the appetizers and main
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loved the appetizers and main courses - swordfish and veal tenderloin! Two thumbs up. Dessert was good. Service was also quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at Quince
    Gayle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Quince is a pretty, airy restaurant with a decent kitchen. Wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Every lunch I have had there has been very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a good winterlicious experience
    shawn
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    a good winterlicious experience and Valentine's eve dinner. both my wife and i liked the food and ambience there. the waitress was pretty nice to give some wise advice when she found my wife's pregnancy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    Hungaryharry
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We visited this restaurant on the last day of winter licious. We found the menu sparse and unimaginative as was the food
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