The restaurant spoke to me as soon as I walked in the door and said, " come in and get comfortable. Some amazing food and wine will be coming your way very soon. Thank you for choosing The Chase."
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the baked oysters!
This spot is supposed to be known for its octopus, which I didn't have. However the prawns, tuna tartar and bakes oysters are amazing.
The best menu and service is in the street level restaurant. The service upstairs on the patio is absolutely terrible, so don't waste your time there.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us at lunch shared 4 apps and it was sufficient. Looked longingly at what other tables were ordering including the $110 platter - it was humungous. Next time we will invite 5-6 people to order that. Everything was expensive but fresh. Waiter was able to give excellent suggestions because he had tried every item. In fact, management wanted wait staff to sample every dish so that they were able to describe and recommend it to the patrons - I wish more restaurants thought of those little details - pretty common sense and practical. A new buzz about this place but definitely worth it. Highly recommended and I will come back. Already singing its praises to other colleagues.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great oyster bar
Great oyster bar - found the service to be a bit slow with the amount of staff they had one. Great atmosphere. Excellent bar area!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chase Fish + Oyster (1st floor)
It exceeded our expectations and our expectations are always quite high. After dinner we went upstairs to check out The Chase and their rooftop and it was completely Outstanding, a whole other level of ambiance from the more casual dining we had just experienced. We can't wait to go back for The Chase on the 5th floor. The view from the rooftop was sweet! Felt like we were in Manhattan for a moment. Note, there are abt 3 levels of ambiance on the 5th floor, I suggest you walk through it to get a feel for it. When we go back, we will request to be seated in the back room where the round white leather booths are because the vibe was incredible.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was lovely,
The restaurant was lovely, except for the noise level. Very hard to converse.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW! WOW! WOW!!!
CHASE hums perfection, a greyhound with a SLAB of grapefruit garnish to start, Dungeness crab rolls to die for, crab cake perfection, cod and pickerel sublime, mushrooms like you've never had, key lime torte that tops anywhere including Florida, finished with cappuccino in a MUG - yes a MUG! Wine listinventive and reasonable. If you are lucky enough to have Shannon as serve you have hit the jackpot. I expected a solid cool new place - I wasn't expecting was an extraordinary dining experience. Kudo's to CHASE open just over a month. I apologize if this review takes away from the surprise we had. The music may be a tad loud - but this is a cool place - not your mom's old favorite - BRAVO!
PS After dinner hit the roof top bar .. what a buzz.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Toronto Needed This
Thank you for a great dining experience. Toronto needed a new place like this. My girlfriend and I had Oysters down stairs and dinner/dessert upstairs. The food was fantastic as was the service excellent.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding and
Service was outstanding and everything in the menu was fresh and delicious; I highly recommend the lobster claws and lobster rolls!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time - the wait staff were friendly, attentive and a lot of fun (very personable). I will definitely come back again!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner- Bowie and Guests
Saturday we planned to bring our out of town guests to the AGO for the Bowie exhibit and then dinner at the Chase. All worked out just delightfully. This restaurant is great. We ate downstairs where I am told it is more casual. Food is just incredible. Oysters, Clams Casino, Scallops, too good to be true. The fried chicken is perfect, inspired me to try to recreate it. The lobster roll with chips was shared and every bite was chunks of fresh lobster in a light salad mix inside the bread pocket. Ummm still hungry thinking about it. The four of us left so happy and will definitely go back again. I forgot to mention that the building is incredibly restored and worth a trip on that front alone. But since your there, please eat too.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had an excellent
My husband and I had an excellent meal before the Simple Minds concert at Massey Hall the other night.Most notable were the lobster claw and the scallops appetizers. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgable about wine/food menu, and was very interested in our feedback to pass on to the chef. The staff as a whole were friendly and professional. We will definitely be back with our friends!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautifully appointed space
Beautifully appointed space both downstairs and upstairs and the patio is truelly a class act. Unfortunately the staff lack in that regard. They forget that they are in the service business, that is their job. For most part they strutted like proud peacocks with an air of arrogance like they are doing us a favour by serving us. The food too was disappointing in both quality and taste especially with a hight price tag attached. We will give it another try however as perhaps we got the server and chef on a bad day
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my friends bday
Celebrated my friends bday here, great spot, one of the best dinners we have had together, will go back to this restaurant for sure.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Torontos Closest Thing To NYC
A real Chef, professional and friendly servers and a room that can rival any restaurant in NYC. This is Torontos best place by a huge margin. The bar has been raised by the Chase. Forget other corporate restaurants or mom and pops. This chef knows how to prepare and present food. #1 spot
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
YUMMY and HIP
Oysters selection best ever served icy cold, with fabulous mignonette and horseradish freshly shaved like snow. Moving to appetizers, not one is lesser. Loved the stone crab claws, the tuna sashimi and of course, drooled over the fried chicken being served beside me. But the best of all, for a long time coming, was the wild sword fish, flecked with Indian spices, served med-rare in a cut similar to a filet mignon rather than a fish steak. More for me next time please. Dessert of key lime cake dressed in gooey marshmallow goodness. What more could a dinner be? Upstairs or downstairs, this place is for me~!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not good for a large group
Not good for a large group where you would like everyone to participate in the conversation. The food was amazing
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oysters Rock a Fella
Fried Chicken Sublime
Servers so cute
Great job Mike
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had lunch with a friend at the Chase Fish & Oyster. The service was great and the food was delicious - we shared the pan roasted scallops, steamed mussels, and the yellowfin tostada appetizers.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although I thought we were
Although I thought we were dining at The Chase- we ended up downstairs at The Chase Fish and Oyster.
The food was excellent and the staff were helpful and very polite.
A great place to enjoy fresh seafood.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday as he loves seafood. The wine list was great and on first glance, the cocktails are pricey but they are doubles. Our server was a great help choosing oysters - we had 6 and loved all of them. For dinner we shared tuna, the lobster claw, crab rosti and the roasted squash. Everything was incredible but without a doubt, the lobster claw is the BEST thing on the menu. You have to try it!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful and Delicious
Friday night I returned for my second dining experience within a month and I will definitely return. tequilas cocktail, oysters galore, scallop, lobster claw, char, and chicken were all superb, as was the friendly and formidable staff.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal with great food, attentive service and wonderful atmosphere. Lived up to our expectations.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The overall dining experience was very enjoyable. The food was prepared and presented very well . I found the wine list to have good variety, however I thought the prices to be very high sometimes three to four times higher than what could be purchased at the LCBO and also as compared to what other good restaurants charge for the same wines.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, superb wait staff
Overall, it was a great meal. Our served was particularly good.
Nice selection if oysters. Octopus, scallop, & tuna are fabulous.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fish with Class
After reading a very favourable review in the Globe and Mail, and knowing that my husband wanted oysters for his birthday celebration, I booked for two on a Wednesday night. The service was most attentive, with our coats whisked away to a cloakroom by one of the front desk staff. Our table though quite small was adequate and nicely located. The menu was big enough with a good variety of seafood and land food dishes. Drinks and starters came promptly and the presentation was lovely as well as the flavour. Would definitely go there again, but only for a special occasion given the prices.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent!
Oysters, the platters (both the bay and yonge platters) the octopus, the friend chicken and the bacon-cashew stuffing..all top notch, the sundae and the fried apple pie..also amazing. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant.
The Ribolla wine...it is absolutely delicious and a perfect pair for all the out of this world seafood!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great downtown addition
Managed to have lunch at The Chase Fish & Oyster the other day. It's everything a good fish place is supposed to be. Everything was very fresh and beautifully presented. Originality is not usually something you find at an oyster bar, but invention certainly underscores the mindset at The Chase. Service was very friendly and accommodating. I'll be back!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two thumbs way up
Great food, knowledgeable friendly service and wonderful ambience. We shared several apps and all were outstanding. Our mains were equally wonderful. When our desserts took longer than the management felt was proper so they were brought to the table with apologies and we were told they were on the house. What a lovely gesture! We'll be back as soon as we can get another reservation.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great recommendation from friend!!!
Had a wonderful experience and everything was remarkable from food, flavours and service. Enjoyed every minute. Flavours and pairings in the dishes were amazing to the taste buds and presentation was equally enjoyable. Will be returning.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM