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Reds Midtown Tavern
Reds Midtown Tavern
  • Address:
    388 Yonge Street
    Unit #6
    Toronto, ON M5B0A4
    Yonge and Dundas Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Reds Midtown Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redswinetavern.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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "- friendly staff - portions are small though - lighting are dark inside the restaurant i went with a friend and we each paid $65 (we were full at the end), our reservation was around 7 pm and the restaurant was not even half filled."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service at this place is pathetic at best. Our waitress seemed like she hated everything and everyone around her. My boyfriend and I were ready to order after about 10 minutes but she didn't come by our table for almost 30. When I asked to add mayo as a dip to my fries she rolled her eyes. Working in the service industry myself I know this is not a difficult request to fulfill and would take 2 seconds at the most of her time. The entire night she seemed consumed with everything and everyone except for us, even though it wasn't busy. She threw the check on our table before we even ordered dessert, and scoffed when we said we had a coupon. She made us feel like a burden on her life. Not how I wanted to spend my dinner. Place is a joke."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a group of 7. Food was absolutely delicious, however, the service could have been better. The waiter should have been friendlier and smiled more. We felt that the overall feeling wasn't inviting or friendly."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "For a place beside the Yonge Dundas square, the food was pretty good. Awesome big screens to watch soccer on. I will be back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Headed to Reds Midtown with some girlfriends on a Thursday night. The place is really nice, good ambiance...thought it would be a bit busier on a Thursday night. We shared a bunch of appies and everything was pretty good and the service was great. Wish they had a little bit more selection on their dessert menu...only 3 choices. Overall a good experience...would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The kale salad was delicious, but the seafood chowder had virtually no seafood in it. My companion's roasted chicken dish was equally disappointing. The plate looked empty, overally skimpy on the veggies. The outdoor space is acceptable, but not wiping the table down before sitting down is not."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Found it quite insulting that I came to a restaurant with a good wine selection and when I ordered a steak I was not given a choice of any side as the steak only came with fries. Really? I paid for a $50 bottle of wine and my meal is served with fries. Shape up. That's disgusting. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Arrived with OpenTable reservations and was sat at the bar. Was told that my OT reservation did not specifically request the dining room. (Reading past reviews this is a common trick this establishment appears to bait and switch) Food was bland, poorly seasoned and uninspiring. Lamb shank was served on a tasteless yellow mush. Salmon overcooked, Roast Chicken was passable. Portions were very small. The Charcuterie appetizer was crazy. Less than an 1/2 ounce of 4 different meats/sausages. 6 raisins and 5 small pecan pieces served with 5 small pieces of bread. No fruit, No Cheese. Less than 3 OZ of meet for $19 Restaurant trying to be a blend of a bar and an upscale eatery and fails as it does neither well."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The service was really really really slow, took us some time to get to order some food, the food came fast tho, my calamari wasn't crispy at all but tasted good."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Good service friendly plus food is tasty i will for sure come back"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation at this restaurant for my mother and I on Mother's day. We live in the neighborhood and were curious to check out this new restaurant. From the beginning, I did not have a good experience. The hostess was not welcoming and just went ahead and seated us in the lounge even though we had a reservation. I had to ask the waitress to move us to the dining room. Then we got our table, but were disappointed with the menu. Very little options. I got the fillet mignon salad but my steak was burnt. The portions are also pretty small. Our server was okay but no one even stopped to ask if we are celebrating mothers day and wish us a happy mothers day. Sorry but we will not return again or recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall our party enjoyed Reds. There were a couple hits (Aegean lamb salad, sirloin salad, cioppino) and a couple misses (greasy club sandwich), but the menu had many more things we would come back to try. Also tried several wines and beers from the well-curated beverage menu, none of which disappointed. The main downfall was the server, who seemed disinterested in our table from the start and didn't do a good job assuring us that an allergy at the table would be looked after. Would still recommend it for the food, drinks and atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very serviceable meal. Attentive service. Excellent beer list to try out. Great for a pleasant evening out."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Reds. I had the slaw with chicken and was a little disappointed in the favour and the chicken was odd in size and texture...like it wasn't real. Perhaps it wasn't the nice plump chicken breast I expected. The service however was outstanding and the wine recommendations were terrific. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Nice set up and good initial service. The appetizers were great but the main courses were a mixed bag. The Curry of the day was bland uninteresting and had nothing but meat and rice. No vegetable! The music was fine when we first arrived but by the time we left it was too loud to talk. TURN DOWN THE VOLUME. We paid via SIR corporation gift cards. The staff could not get them to process even though they confirmed they were valid. This wrangle went on so long that our guests offered a credit card to speed up the process. Very embarrassing and unnecessary. This issue should have been taken away from the table."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was quite good with interesting choices and reasonably priced. However, service was very average at best. The server did not tell us about the specials (we had to ask if there were any) and, while barely friendly, she seemed very indifferent in her overall attitude. Maybe she had an 'off day' but why take it out on customers. Another negative aspect is the location of washrooms (far too may stairs) and the loud noise level."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This is not RED's in the Financial District... this is more gastro pub type food.. salads, burgers, fries, curry, etc. It is a huge restaurant so would be good for families. Tables are fairly close together and jammed in. Staff are fairly young and hip. This is not the place for foodies and is not a special occasions place for romantic dinners. Noise level is moderate in the big two story place. Washrooms are on the second level. Food was OK, display was acceptable...not the place for a gourmet experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Six of us went to Reds Midtown Tavern on a Wed eve. The three ladies in our party participated in the wine tasting event which we found to be a great way to start the evening. Wines were lovely and the charcuterie board was outstanding. The duck ham was incredible! For dinner we ordered a variety of items for the table. The oysters that night (Raspberry Point from PEI) were fabulous. Fresh and very flavourful. We also had the cheeseburger sliders(very good but expensive for 3 sliders and no fries/side), Szechwan lettuce wraps (tasty but spicy!), ceviche (not bad, but I have had better), potato flatbread (very yummy), the double dip (ok), and calamari(terrific). Our server was professional, attentive and very personable. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great place to go with friends. Lots of menu choices. Quality food and terrific service. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit. The music is a bit loud which is creating difficult conversation. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A good place for a quiet lunch. We we're serve by a Jennifer Lawrence lookalike and she was really nice, although it took forever to get one of the main (blame the kitchen on that one). Oysters we're good with two different kind. A good charcuterie board that could have used more choices and a good tuna niçoise. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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