Great service. Ordered several dishes and almost everything was terrific. There was one dish that wasn't great, and our server noticed we didn't eat much of it so took it off our bill. Would come back for sure!
3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a lovely surprise. This
What a lovely surprise. This is such nice spot on Avenue Rd. The food was very good. We really enjoyed the lobster salad. The prices are fair and the menu choices are interesting and varied. The service was very friendly too.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The 'ambiance' was impacted
The 'ambiance' was impacted this visit by the fact that there were few diners. At my last visit to the restaurant it was not a problem.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was just superb.
The food was just superb. Service fantastic. Would definitely come back again.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
They really need to work on
They really need to work on the service:
- We had to wait a very long time for our drinks and food
- They brought us the wrong appetizer, which was suppose to be for the table beside us and when we mentioned it is for the table beside us they took it back to the kitchen and took another 10 mins to bring the same appetizers for the poor couple beside us.
- Food quality was excellet
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, service, noise level
The food, service, noise level and general ambience were lovely and we'd go back for sure.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new favourite!
Easily one of the better meals I've had in Toronto over the past year!
On the pricier side but well worth it.
Food and service were excellent!
I recommend: crudo (9/10), lobster salad (9/10), duck (9/10), hamachi (10/10), galado (9/10)
House wine is also great.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
awesome cold lobster appetizer
The cold lobster appetizer was fantastic - and not even because of the lobster. Shrimp would have worked fine, as it's the mix of ingredients (papaya, avocado, vinegrette) that makes the dish super tasty!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice experience
I had a Living Social deal and visited Dyne for the first time. Staff was friendly and helpful and the food was great.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place and excellent food.
Nice place and excellent food. One inconvenience - parking is difficult, I got a parking ticket for having parked on Tranby Ave.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighbour dinning
We recently had the pleasure of dinning at DYNE and had a very pleasant time. The restaurant has a great modern decor. When we were there it was not very busy so it was quiet and we could actually talk to each other without raising our voices. The food was well prepared and presented. The portions for the mains were on the small size, however the flavours were very intense. Wine selection was good and fair value. In all the experience was a good one and we'd go back.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful evening at Dyne
We used a Groupon here for a Friday night dinner. The whole experience was wonderful. Our server was extremely helpful with the menu and attentive, even though we were using a Groupon. The menu is quite extensive, with many interesting appetizer selections and entre options, with excellent dessert choices too.
The pappardelle was amazing, with a succulent broth and tender pasta, for $14, very good value. The lobster salad was also outstanding. Both mains of Cornish hen and halibut were beautifully presented and wonderfully flavoured. The dessert we ordered with the dolce de leche ice cream was unusual and tasty.
We would return there and have already recommended it to friends.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time around and it
Second time around and it just keeps getting better!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dyne was fantastic, from the food to the ambiance, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food. The flavours were explosive, the staffs wine pairing recommendations were spot on. Overall, one of my top dining experience in the city. Great spot for a hot date!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Cold Lobster is a great
The Cold Lobster is a great appetizer and the Torrija is one of the best desserts I have had! All the entrees are a solid option, but definitely start and finish your meal with those two items.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Lobster salad &
Loved the Lobster salad & short ribs. Everything is made there - very talented chef who came out to chat with us. Our server had that perfect balance of being friendly - but not obtrusive. Both chef & server beamed with enthusiasm - so refreshing!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice for a special evening
We had a very nice meal at Dyne the other night. The food was very good and there were lots of menu choices. We will likely return.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
my new go to restaurant
I have been to Dyne 2x's and loved each meal. The chef is committed to the food and creating a great environment for his good food. I will be back for sure. I wish Dyne great success.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dyne is excellent!
I took 2 important clients to Dyne. We have been everywhere in the city over the years and eaten at all the finest restaurants in Toronto. Dyne is now one of our most favourite meals. I was originally drawn by the unusual combination of Iberian/Asian fusion. It works! All of the plates were delicious .. highly recommend the halibut. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The restaurant describes itself as 'casual' but it is much prettier than that. Great space. Just north of Yorkville on Avenue Road, it is very central and easy to get to. As a new restaurant it is still finding it's feet - my only recommendation is that more people should go there. I will be back there soon!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
To Dyne For
First time visiting Dyne. Food was excellent. Crudo and lobster appetizers have been positively reviewed here many times for good reason. We elected to also sample the pork belly and cod fritter appetizers. The pork belly was cooked to perfection - nice balance of crisp with just enough fat to make you want more without feeling guilty. Our hamachi and skirt steak mains were equally well prepared. All dishes are beautifully presented with the right amount of vegetable accompaniments & sauce to maintain interest on both the table and tongue. The enseimada dessert is a must-try.
Congratulations to chef/owner Richard Andino for establishing an excellent food experience in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. We will return.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do you know the joke?
Been there twice ..........first and last! Well I've been twice now and I will go again and again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A birthday made special
I went here for dinner on my birthday and, having been before and remembering how excellent it was, I was not disappointed. The food is always so well-thought out and the flavours so precise and fresh. I liked that the menu had changed since the last time I had been a few months prior and was using ingredients based on the new season. And I hadn't expected the added touch of a beautifully scrawled, dark chocolate 'Happy Bithday' and a candle on the dish with my flan for dessert. It was a nice surprise!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
Each dish was inventive, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. Prepare to be surprised at the creativity in the use of fresh local ingredients. While the entrees may on initial glance seem limited, the appetizer menu is extensive and many are entrée sized. Service was knowledgeable and friendly. In a city filled with great restaurants this was our favorite in our recent visit. Definitely worth a visit.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is not conspicuous. In fact, I live only a block away and had past by without noticing for 6 months but we were delighted with the food. Succulent heirloom tomatoes with salt cod as an appetizer, halibut in a very flavourful salsa for my entree while my wife lived her lamb chops. Now we have a new neighbourhood haunt that is worth regular return visits.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful find. Came from Montreal for a wedding and had a night to spare. Right around the corner from the hotel Intercontinental was this gem of a place on Avenue road.
the food was delicious despite the fact that they had run out of the hamachi appetizer and main and despite the fact that we had ordered their last bottle of rose wine. However all the rest made up for the slow start.
the smokey eggplant was amazing, the pork belly divine, the lobster and avocado fantastic and the short ribs succulent. Our waitress was adorably charming and chef Julie even came out to ask how everything was..very impressive.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very pleasant surprise
Remarkably tasty crudo and lobster salad apps. Superb cornish hen main, very nicely seasoned. Hanger steaker very tasty, but chewy. Cashew ice cream made an excellent dessert.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. Would love to go back again!
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great Tasting Menu
Prior to going to the restaurant, I had requested a tasting menu with certain dietary restrictions.
They created a superb menu, and all four of us - fairly diverse in terms of taste - enjoyed it very much.
We reserved our next group dinner before we left for the evening.
Wine list is limited but appropriate for the food.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will be back
Surely becoming another staple in this first-class restaurant block
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Smooth service, beautifully-presented sumptuous plates, multi-layered flavor experiences. excellent value.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
aesthetics or nutrition?
Food is elegantly presented and very tasty, but sometimes (the bonito main) portions too small to satisfy an adult diner.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dyne is really worth it!!!
This is our third trip to Dyne (and we live 90 minutes away). My husband and I visit one new Toronto restaurant each month, and so far Dyne is the only one we have returned to. The food is absolutely outstanding. This time we had the Calamari with squid ink and the smoked oysters for our appetizers and they were delicious in appearance and taste! Our mains were sword fish and lamb (which is my favorite) - and both were equally delicious! We finished with a pastry filled with plaintains and jackfruit. The portions of each course are perfect, the wine selection is great, the prices are well worth the food and the atmosphere is vibrant and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was even better. The pork tenderloin turned out to be much expected than I thought. I really have to thank the waitress for recommending the dessert. Excellent experience overall
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A special meal
We found Dyne via Tripadvisor, looking for a special place for our daughter's 16th birthday.The menu isn't extensive but everything is interesting and fabulous. The birthday girl started with the lobster, avocado, papaya and palm vinaigrette salad. She declared it the best salad she'd ever tasted. Our 14 year old started with the kale and sweet potato soup ("Best soup ever, Mom.") My husband raved about both the calamari and the steak. I enjoyed my chickpea and tuna app. I had the app shrimp as my main. It was pretty good. A little too much paprika taste for me; not quite balanced enough. Our shared dessert plate came decorated with "Happy 16th Birthday" in chocolate drizzle. Very nice touch. We are looking forward to going again.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Service, wonderful server to fantastic care of us, even helping with some of the recipes. Food good, only down side was the noisy guy next to us playing on his phone and talking loud. But that isn't the fault of the Restaurant. Had mushroom salad - great, smoked eggplant- excellent, Shrimp - excellent, Sardines - OK, could have been whole fish, Mixed greens - great.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two for two for two
We've eaten at Dyne twice and been very pleased with the entire experience. The food was delicious, flavourful, nice presentation and delivered to our table by the Chef de cuisine. We will definitely be back and encourage others to give it a try. This place deserves to do well. They are working very hard to provide a satisfying experience (and as far as I'm concerned, they are succeeding).
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dyne is the perfect experience
We visit a lot of different restaurants in Toronto, but Dyne has become our favorite. The food is absolutely devine! The menu changes seasonally, but some notables are the calamari with squid ink, lobster and macadamia nut salad and the shrimp. Some of the mains include sword fish, lamb and tuna and are all delicious and come beautifully plated. Try and save room for dessert! They are made in house and are a perfect end to a perfect meal. On each visit, the service has been without flaws and the ambiance is a great backdrop to an always lovely evening! I would highly recommend Dyne for any occasion.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inventive food very well handled with excellent quality.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Yorkville Establishment
It looks like the menu has changed since we visited this week, so keep that in mind when visiting the restaurant. We started with shrimp, lobster, pork belly and cross cut ribs. The shrimp were sweet, and succulent and had a great peppery sauce. The lobster had a lot of great citrus and vegetable components, but was missing the a strong presence of the lobster! Pork belly was a wonderful mix of crunchy skin, delicately rendered fat and tender meat. Cross cut ribs were essentially kalbi and were equally satisfying. We also had a ribeye that was cooked perfectly. Torrijas for dessert. Service was stellar and staff (and the owner) took very good care of us. It's nice that there is some new blood forging an identity for Yorkville restaurants.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service & delectable food
I had an early reservation for a business dinner and was warmly welcomed by the staff. The service was attentive, informative and helpful but never intrusive. The entrees were delicious and perfectly presented. Try the beef short rib. Wow. I would highly recommend Dyne as a dining destination for work, pleasure or both. I'm definitely going back (no matter the excuse). Thanks Dyne.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and services are excellent.
Food and services are excellent. The restaurant is well decorated and very inclusive but its tables are arranged too close to each other. My partner and I were seated next to another couple, and we wished more personal spaces. Anyway, we got over it soon enough and enjoyed the restaurant as the night passed by.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have a really cozy and nice second floor either for family gathering or for party. I may try with my friends one day. It's the third time I came, I was there for the food. The starter and main dish are great great! But the desserts are a little bit disappointing. I'll simply let my bf clear up the dessert for me =]
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM