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Reds Midtown Tavern
Reds Midtown Tavern
  • Address:
    388 Yonge Street
    Unit #6
    Toronto, ON M5B0A4
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    International
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Reds Midtown Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redswinetavern.com
  • Email: redswinetavern@sircorp.com
  • Phone: (416) 598-3535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Wine Bar, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Robertson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Reds Midtown Tavern is the premiere downtown social destination in downtown Toronto. The stylish bi-level hot spot includes a lively wine bar, which offers more than 40 wines by the glass. A celebrated bar menu showcases housemade charcuterie and a varity of cheeses. The raised dining room is refined, lauded for its upscale, memorable cuisine featuring seasonally changing and outstanding dishes that are inspired by the world’s best wine regions, top quality ingredients and local produce. reds offers warm hospitality in a casual, sophisticated and stylish environment. The wine bar is a more relaxed backdrop
  • Private Party Contact: Cory Tower (416) 862-7337

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge and Gerrard
  • Public Transit: Conviently located a minutes walk north of the Dundas Subway Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking is available in various lots near the building.
A word from Reds Midtown Tavern
The new REDS WINE TAVERN redefines social dining with culinary confidence and an engaging décor. Uncompromised values, timeless spirit and sociability prevail in a relaxed atmosphere. Our welcoming staff exude a warm personality and a true passion for food and wine.



Converse with our executive chef and sommelier at our unique communal tasting table while enjoying one of our hand-crafted sharing plates. Enjoy a REDS classic cocktail or choose from our hand selected wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Reds Midtown Tavern is a vibrant place to gather friends for a night out and it's located near the center of Toronto. It's quite loud so if you don't want to be screaming on a date then maybe this isn't the best place. The menu had many great options and the food came out fast and tasted wonderful. The service was friendly and helpful but there were a few moments where it was difficult to find someone, also it took till the end of the night to get some water for the table. It's a place I'd come back to since I'm nearby to grab a drink, some appetizers and hang out with friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food at Red's Midtown very much although several menu items were sold out by 7:30 on a Saturday evening. The room is less formal than Red's on Adelaide. It also is loud, boisterous. The volume kind of impeded conversation but people were obviously having a good time, so my criticism may be unfair. In the future I would go again but would anticipate the ambience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Nice spot, good food, decent selection of wine and beer. However, it was too loud for an intimate meal."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A little too noisy for those wanting to spend the evening eating and talking over a glass of wine (they did have excellent music mixed by the dj) but the ambience of the restaurant was fun. The food was very tasty and we did not wait too long for it to come which was great! Overall would definitely return but with friends wanting to get a little bit rowdy while having a beer and some food, probably not ideal for families with younger kids or older adults with sensitive hearing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Similar to the quality and value as the original location in the financial district, Full of energy and food is great, although lacking in variety."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were a group of 6, with a birthday to celebrate and some surprise guests. The host and server accomodated requests and were generally attentive and friendly. Our third tome back, and we will return."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service, wine and food was great matched with a fun atmosphere! Thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We met our daughter here for a pre-theater dinner. We hadn't seen our daughter for a couple of weeks but found that having a conversation was very difficult - not many people in the restaurant but the noise level of the music meant we had to lean over the table and almost yell at each other to talk. The food was good, enjoyed the lettuce wraps but since this was a shared appetizer a spoon to serve it with would have been helpful - when we eventually attracted the servers attention and asked for one, they bought the smallest coffee/tea spoon they had, suitable only for the little sauce dishes of which there were two, and they bought one spoon. We might give it a second chance, as it has potential!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Visited with 4 friends last week. Good was good, ambiance quite loud but energetic. Service was decent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was blah. $26 for a lunch salad that was underwhelming."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The overall decor was very well done. The menu was was not too busy with enough selection all round."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went there on a Tuesday night for my birthday, and had a great time. My boyfriend and I made reservations and were seated right away on the bar side. We didn't mind that, but I'm sure if you requested a dining side table they would be able to accommodate. Service was wonderful, we had Jessy and she was great. Quick drink delivery, and great recommendations. The calamari was wonderful! With fried herbs, garlic, and lemon. Awesome. Steak was great (mine was a tad overdone, but I didn't mind) and the truffle fries were delicious. They brought me a lovely carrot cake dessert for my birthday. All around, great laid back atmosphere (a lot more casual than the original Reds). I think the prices should be lower at this location."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Had a nice date there. The ambience was great and the server was really helpful suggesting food and pairing wines since we are totally indecisive. We ended being there for nearly 4 hours. Had a great time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was excellent as was the food. The Chicken Carbonara was great. Good place for a business lunch or dinner as well as a cozy place for close friends and lovers...."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Service was attentive at this quite busy lunch spot. Food was good. One minor improvement: We both had the club sandwich and found it to be messy primarily because the kitchen put the mayo laden side down on the plate. In the result the delicious may ooze through the toast. Too bad it was so messy. Worth getting."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Pluses: Good service, pretty good food, location, great bar setup. Minuses: Overpriced, slightly greasy food, for lunch the stereo was up high enough to make conversation a little shouty."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Had the lamb and couscous and it was excellent. Great service. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "I hosted a small group at Reds Midtown Tavern earlier this week. We had a limited time for lunch and a few vegetarians in the crowd. The restaurant was very accommodating of our time constraints. The server was positive and helpful. We had a delicious lunch and were back to our meeting in good time. This made the day easier and I was very appreciative. There were only a few vegetarian choices on the menu. One improvement would be to increase the choices for vegetarians, for example, by offering a vegetarian protein choice with the salads."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Fyi - we have been to Reds in FCP which we like very much. Decor was nice, and service was attentive. Overall was ok -- was quite expensive for so casual a venue! Not sure if we will be back, as for the money, I would expect something different. The mussels and the kale/quinoa salad were good -- roast chicken dish was nothing special. Wines were pricey."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Took a friend here for her birthday and we both really enjoyed our meals: Crispy Roasted Chicken and Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shank. Lots of interesting items on the menu -- I'll definitely be back to try them! Service was very good and I love the decor of this restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "A few of us went on Jan. 3rd and had a great lunch - would esp recommend the lobster guacamole appetizer."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Not an exciting title for the review, but I wanted to say that our small group enjoyed our meal here very much. The restaurant was visually appealing and we had a couple of really delicious appetizers.The service was the most outstanding feature, as our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. This was the first time we had been to this restaurant (either location) and we'll be back. I'd say that it would be a great place to meet with friends and share plates and drinks. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This is the second Reds in Toronto and having been at the original location on Adelaide I was curious to visit the newly opened "midtown" downtown location at Yonge/Gerrard. The place was quiet; only a couple other people there due to the Holidays(Dec 26). Ambiance of the restaurant is nice but on a busy night it would be pretty noisy due to the space. Waitress was very friendly and took a moment to make personal recommendations from the menu however when asked specifics of several dishes she did not seem to really understand the descriptions on the menu either. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't really good; one of my friends sent back their food and the rest of us weren't wow'd by our meals. Comparable to Milestones- should have gone there"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I have been 3 times. The first time was quite good which made me consider the venue for the a12 person lunch. The lunch was most disappointing. We were rushed, coffee and dessert were not offered and the waiter turned up with our cheques before we were ready or wanting to leave. The most recent visit was ruined by a couple of female servers who kept interrupting my companion's and my conversation and then the girl was condescending when I asked a question about the food. You should train your servers to be observant in timing their approaching a table. 2 bad servers out of 3 is not a good record- they should realize that they are not working at McDonalds."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Very good food, not tooooo expensive & really nice to have a decent option in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Our office holiday lunch was a big success thanks to Reds Midtown. The food and the service were outstanding. Music, originally felt to be a bit loud, did not hamper conversation in the end. You must have the Calamari if you go - it's a revelation!!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The food was very good. Server was marvelous. His wine recommendation was spot on. With all that said I will not return becasue the restaurant is far too noisy. We moved tables (initally by the bar) to the furthest end of the restaruant but it was still too noisy to have a conversation."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Like Reds in First Canadian Place, Reds Midtown Tavern had excellent food, although a more limited menu and wine list. That said, the wine choices were good and moderately priced (in comparison to other Toronto restaurants). The food was very good. I had a lamb shank that was well prepared. My wife was less impressed with her pasta dish, but did enjoy the meal. Background was somewhat loud for a table of six to have a casual conversation, but the environment was lively. Worth a visit. Location is excellent. Staff was very good, but seemed confused in some seating and serving issues. They were enthusiastic and I believe will gain confidence and ability with time."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Service was fabulous - our waiter was attentive, charming and witty. The food was tasty and obviously of good quality; however, portions were less than generous. A vegetable or two would have been a welcome addition! Side caesars were truly boring. On the plus side, the curried lamb was delicious as was the Cioppino. And, for the "carbs are okay" crowd, the fries were terrific!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The beer & the dessert were the best part - great selection of beers. However, we were disappointed with the lunch. From the Shareables, the Tuna Tataki & the Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps were unremarkable - have had much much tastier/better Pan/Asian creations elsewheres. And the side salads we ordered, Baby Kale & Quinoa & the Southern Thai Slaw, were very bland. We found it very noisy until the main lunch crowd left. The service was friendly & helpful."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Wow, I was very impressed with Red's Midtown. Food is inventive. Fresh. Delicious. I really enjoyed the music. When it's busy, the din of conversations might be a bit loud for some. The ambiance is casual but good service and friendly waitstaff. The chairs are incredibly comfortable! I would gladly return."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Our 1st visit & definitely not the last! It was a couple of wks before Xmas & it was packed with shoppers, office parties & groups of friends kicking off the wknd. The restaurant is large & lofty, but the tables are quite close together. The music was good & played at a considerate level (so conversation is possible), but the conversation noise was deafening by the time we left post-dinner & my friend & I were yelling at each other across a table for 2. The food was lovely & we shared 2 appetizers, 2 mains & a dessert so we could get a good sampling of the menu. Food was very good. I would especially be interested in brunch. They've only been open for a few wks and have most of the kinks worked out. All service was attentive."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "great food, great service. When dessert did not come because they were sooooooooo busy they comped us our special coffees."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Great food, Fantastic service from Eric. Perfect combination. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The food and the service was excellent. I was hosting friends who were celebrating their 40th wedding aniversary and it was a great experience."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Went here on a Saturday night. Reservations are recommended. We had an early dinner (6:00 pm) because when making reservations earlier in the week that was the latest time available,so it wasn't very busy. I'm assuming this contributed to the quietness. The place has amazing decor. Our table for 2 was quite large, which is great, since most restaurants sit you at a small square with no place to put anything. The server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was divine. My steak was cooked perfectly. Overall it was a great experience and will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Vert disappointed. Server was excellent however on just simple things Reds seemed to have lost the idea as to understand who is the customer."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Overall very good but the steak (14 oz ribeye) wasn't well trimmed and not recommended."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I am normally a really picky eater but I just could not find any fault with Reds Midtown Tavern! From my very first experience there, I noticed a huge difference between this new location and the old Red's Wine Bar on Adelaide. I liked everything I ordered that first time and have gone back at least three more times since. Each time, I tried something new in order to experience everything on the menu but I just have to keep going back for the potato flatbread and tuna tataki! I also always tell myself to order something else besides the filet mignon for my entree but it's just so hard to resist....always cooked just the way I love my steak! Overall, I would continue to come back and recommend to all my friends and co-workers!!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprised how good my dining experience was. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The menu has great variety. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 11/19/2013