Reds Midtown Tavern
Reds Midtown Tavern

Reds Midtown Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redswinetavern.com/
  • Phone: 4165983535x
  • 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: Seafood, Wine Bar, International
  • 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: Ayla Neilly 4168627337x

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.
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Reds Midtown Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)hot spot (20)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (14)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good dining spot near Dundas Sq
    CenaVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Comparing with many new restos these days, Reds is very spacious with tables of different sizes. The wine list and menu are extensive. THe cocktails we ordered were pretty good. We like the choices of the shareables. The LOBSTER GUACAMOLE was nicely presented, but it was a bit under-seasoned. The tortillas were crisp and yummy though. We both ordered the butter chicken as the main. It was very delicious. It was better than some of the well-known Indian restos in down. There are not too many interesting restos near Dundas Square. Reds is a nice addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reds is tops
    foofooness
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great location and atmosphere. Would definitely dine there with a group again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Pleasant efficient service. I had brunch and the decadent French toast was the best that I have had - very innovative pairing of ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reds Midtown Tavern Sep 2014
    busybusybusy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fall mains were OK. Appies and starters were great! Music too loud to compete with so if you are looking for a quiet conversational sort of dining experience you won't find it here (at least not weekend evening). Service was very good. Decor was modern and inviting. Overall a favourable experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kid friendly*
    YQRtoYYZ
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We brought our 3-month old. We warned the restaurant we were doing this and they found us a corner where we could park the stroller. This is a grown-up place, but they were quite accomodating. If your kid melts-down, you'll have to go, but if they're behaved or sleep through dinner, Reds makes it possible.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phil the Bartender
    InglisM76
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We have been in Toronto for over a year traveling for work. For the past few months we have made Red's our local hangout. The lobster guacamole is a great app. I will have to say Phil the bartender makes our return easier as he always takes care of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ciopino is not an Onion dish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The ciopino was awful there were 5 mussels and one scallop and the rest was onions - this is not what is promised by your menu it was such a rip off. The appetizers were mediocre and the nachos were so greasy that we both had a stomach ache. I great disappointment from the last time I was at Reds. I am not likely to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    everything was above avg or very good except for the food availability. No steak, chicken or any shellfish (or dishes that contained shellfish) was available on a special occasion staff lunch we planned for that day. Very disappointed about that aspect as quite a few of the menu options consists of these items. Must say that this alone has deterred me from going back for food but would consider going for drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unique venue
    mel123
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Impressed with venue, unique lighting but food was good quality and server knowledgeable and pleasant, an enjoyable visit for dinner with two associates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weird service, pretty ok food
    KC0606
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went to Reds at 8:30 and our waitress was pretty cold - look awhile for her to come over, didn't get water, tried to rush us to order drinks. We think she thought we were just there for drinks because once we ordered food (after she weirdly asked if my appetizer was the only thing our table of 4 was getting) she did a 180 and suddenly was incredibly attentive. Basically this place is probably better and more popular for drinks as opposed to food. Nice room, but bizarrely had the baseball game playing. This place seems to not know what it wants to be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice context but... average food
    Woland64
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a very good looking place, with nice music played live by a DJ adding atmosphere to the context, but service was really dull (the restaurant was semi-desert and it took 'ages' to eat) and the food was not more than fair. A delusion, considering expectations it creates. And clearly priced to the look... and not to the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service
    Binks
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've been to Reds Midtown 3 times and each time the service has been poor. I like the food, that's why I go back! The service takes FOREVER. We waited 45mins for our starters...then the waitress came out to tell us they accidentally sent our apps to another table (why that other table didn't say "we didn't order this" confuses me). The serving staff are very nice people, just seem a little unorganized. But yes, the food is good and I will go back - just maybe not on a weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The staff were very friendly and the restaurant looks great. The food, however, wasn't great. The potato flatbread was awesome, flaky and tasty, but that was the exception. The rest of the food was bland, just meh. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing after a great start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Last fall and winter when it was relatively new I thought Reds was off to a great start as I love their Adelaide St location. Friendly staff, interesting menu, great wine selection, cool vibe. I've been there twice since, once last spring and again July 30, and it's not what it was. The staff are not very professional and not very attentive, the lunch menu is interestingly odd (not for everyone ... if you want a hamburger you have to order the cheeseburger with NO cheese), and the big screen TVs everywhere are annoying. There are enough 'sports bars' elsewhere! Also, they have a patio along Yonge and Gerrard St, with NO umbrellas to protect patrons from UV rays. A nice space, but a wasted opportunity for a comfortable patio setting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Leap
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I had a business lunch there this week. It was my first time at this restaurant. Excellent service, food, and atmosphere! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    Tina
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a great 'date night' - food was amazing, service was great and the restaurant was beautiful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new option in this area
    LocalSocializer
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Surprising new gem in this area - the food was delicious and the drinks menu extensive. Make a reservation in advance if you can to avoid any waiting or redirection to the pub next door. The pricing is a bit high and it's not clear why the waitresses all wear black bras and see-through tops... not really necessary as much of the clientele was female... and we still had a very nice time here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Beny
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went on a successful first date here, the food was great and the prices were reasonable. We did not sit outside as the noise from the traffic was way too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We enjoyed our first time at this restaurant. Service was excellent and food was very good-pasta could have had more flavour - it was quite mild. We were at the restaurant early as we were going to a show so it was quiet at the time but I am sure it would be busier later in the evening. We are Canyon Creek Fans and feel that the menu at Canyon Creek is more to our liking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Visit
    hostesswiththemostess
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 64 reviews are from the Reds Midtown Tavern reviews archive.
  • Service was alright
    Nene
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and prices
    TTRKVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    For a place beside the Yonge Dundas square, the food was pretty good. Awesome big screens to watch soccer on. I will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night
    SB13
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland uninspiring overpriced food
    Steve
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ricardo
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good service friendly plus food is tasty i will for sure come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mother's day dinner
    kitkat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fries really?
    NotWorthIt
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu and wine list
    MissCoraline
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    BradleydotcomVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant & Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very serviceable meal. Attentive service. Excellent beer list to try out. Great for a pleasant evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good with some issues
    ATom
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Great
    Baytree1
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RED's gone GastroPub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time diner pleased
    yyzdiner
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great place to go with friends. Lots of menu choices. Quality food and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere
    dave
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This was my 4th visit. The music is a bit loud which is creating difficult conversation.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good lunch!!!
    MR99
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Very Loud
    PavleMladenoff
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic