Elegant and Beautiful Space
The one stop elevator to the 5th floor reception opens up into a a distinct and beautiful space. The first thing to note is the bar that opens up to the Eagles Perch patio as well as the inside.
A long corridor around the corner with 2 spot seating opens open into an elegant , compact and beautiful dining room.
Service is prompt and very attentive and the staff helpful in explaining the various plates especially those for sharing.
I already have my intiial favs even though I have yet to explore the full menu. The sweet green pea and straciatelle mixture with the gunciale and the shrimp and avocado are threats for the eye, the soul and of course palate. The octopus is a must and I chose that as main despite being on the app menu.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful new spot
Until this place become over-crowded with posers and wannabes, this is a lovely place to come for drinks and dinner. Nice atmosphere and beautiful decor.
Wine list is decent and once they have a fully wine program in place and corkage (for those who like to share a special bottle) it will be a very nice place to spend an evening.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service food and ambience was amazing! Definitely going back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking forward to The Chase because of the ambiance but was pleasantly surprised that the food and wine were just heavenly. We had the Pearl Platter - a raw platter of shrimp, tuna, oysters, crab, and salmon and it stole my heart :)
The service was not great at first but our server made up for it and she was great in the end. We did have a table of obnoxious and rowdy men beside us but apparently their rude behavior was looked over because one of them was an investor in The Chase. Someone should teach them more about the service industry that they have a stake in and teach them some manners...otherwise, a very enjoyable experience. The company and food definitely saved the day :)
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chasing down a reservation
The decor is stunning, service is attentive and food is creative. Very little is actually vegetarian but they make efforts to accommodate. (It would be nice to not have to). The only major detraction was the difficulty in getting the ladies at the door(s) to figure out the reservation.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
"What's next?" is here...
The "what's next" for dining gems is here. A first for me in risking a new spot for a business lunch, The Chase delievered on all fronts. Fantastic menu, superb vibe, and among the best service in the city. Slight "downers' were noise level, but we were adjacent to a rather large group who was celebrating a deal (or something) and the newness of the place had the lingering scent of fresh-laid carpet...but again, these were minor distractions to an outstanding dining experience.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with a group after work and made reservations a couple of days in advance. We were late for the reservation, but Chase held the section for us and gave us a great area as well!
Server was very professional and made good wine recommendations.
A little bit expensive, but its fair given that its in the financial district. The patio is by far the best one in the area.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service could be a slight
Service could be a slight bit better. We have to search for our waitress a number of times.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing decor and views
The food was delicious, as you'd expect. But the real wow-factor was the design/decor of the restaurant, and the amazing views on the patio.
The music was turned up after 9 and the atmosphere was vibrant, making for a fun evening out.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot
Chase's is now on my top five go too's in the downtown core. Very cool rooftop patio, has a NYC meatpacking district vibe. Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Highly recommend.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slow start, great finish
We had a few hiccups with our evening at The Chase. When we arrived our table was not ready, and even though we had a 9 pm reservation, we were not seated until closer to 10 pm. A member of my party really did not like her dish (mushroom pasta). HOWEVER, the service was impeccable and the management tried very hard to make up for the small hiccups we experienced. They were incredibly generous and the rest of the party loved everything we ate. With special mention of the Corn enchilada, Lamb, pesto flatbread, and the flourless chocolate cake (YUM!). I do not remember every appetizer we had but they were all delicious. The ambience is beautiful and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was, in short, amazing. We had the beef Tatar and tuna appetizers, then the lamb and veal mains. The flavours were mouthwatering and the veal melted in my mouth. For dessert, the strawberry parfait was the best we have had. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves great food.
The service was perfect, and the ambiance great.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had lunch during TIFF, the place is also enjoyed by the famous. The food was outstanding, the place was top tier and the service was second to none.
No need to Chase after another place to dine. The Chase is it!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Toronto's new "IT" Spot!
I thankfully found The Chase during TIFF and went 4 times over the week!
Great food! Fun vibe! Great outdoor Rooftop patio!
NYC has come to Toronto!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise!
I expected the typical overpriced, hoity toity service and to walk out with the feeling of being gouged...but it was the complete opposite. The service was impeccable - they either train their wait staff incredibly well or he was the chef himself...he knew every detail of what was on the menu and made great recommendations. The food came out a little slow, but we weren't in a rush and the atmosphere and vibe was great. Try the Avocado Salad...unbelievable!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried to sit us
Tried to sit us right by the cleanup area. Even though the nice part of the restaurant was empty
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Toronto's new "It Spot"
Every year Toronto has a new "It Spot". A place where you want to go to see and be seen. A place where you have to book far in advance or know someone to get In. Here is your new place. The menu read lovely. The food however needs some improvement. Love the fresh baked butter truffle bread. The weakest part is the wine list. This needs some work. Valet parking is also $20, but you have no choice, there is nowhere to park. I think this spot has real potential to be even more fabulous. I was still quite impressed.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful patio, mediocre welcome.
This was our first visit to The Chase. Reservation notes requested a patio seat due to a special occasion.
Hosting staff seemed slightly aloof and did not present a particularly warm nor engaging welcome. When I queried about moving to a patio seat, I was firmly told that it was 'first come, first served'. While I do understand and accept this policy, the strong tone was uncalled for and made for a poor first impression.
Fortunately, our server Danielle was outstanding. She was friendly, warm and very knowledgeable about the food. Her recommendations were accurate and we enjoyed our meal thereafter. We appreciated her enthusiasm and positive attitude.
A return visit is a possibility, only thanks to the excellent wait staff.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
beautiful spot, interesting scene
This place was very good, but I found it extremely expensive. Only for a big splurge. It's a beautiful spot, and the staff are very attentive. Food was good, but not quite as good as other places that charge less, but are less of a scene. I'm glad I went, but I may not go back. Definitely worth at least one visit to check it out.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new dining experience. The food was great. I had scallops, my husband had the veal tenderloin. Our friends had the chicken for two. We all loved our food! Ambiance and decor great too! Hot spot, prepare for a fun night!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant with a view
The Chase is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, so interest views from where ever you sit. The patio has a very inviting setting with tables and lounge sofas. The food was outstanding and the portions were just right.. I will go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come for the sizzle not the steak..
Compared to the real restaurant downstairs (The Chase F + O) which is amazing, if you are coming for the food, you will be disappointed. If you are coming for the view and the rarefied air of cool, you've come to the right place... at least for now. Not to say the food is bad - and to be fair the octopus appetizer is very good, it just doesn't measure up to the magic downstairs. But that is pretty high bar to hit. The servers are very accommodating and the patio is killer on a warm night - if you can get a spot. A great addition to the downtown scene.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic New scene in Toronto!
Fantastic New scene in Toronto! Great Food and a terrific ambience.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wonderful experience
We had a wonderful dinner....scallops, salmon. The service was perfect and the price was appropriate for downtown Toronto. This has become our new fav spot!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Knowledgeable,
Very good food. Knowledgeable, competent service, if slightly over the top on descriptions and ingredient trivia. If you are there for a food experience, it's great. If there for a business lunch or dinner, it's a little annoying. Beautiful place both inside and out. Bit of a tendency for the see-and-be-seen crowd to overwhelm the room with their "importance" and voice levels.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals I have
One of the best meals I have ever eaten in Toronto.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was excellent, specially
It was excellent, specially dessert. I ordered a dessert with coconut, sponge cake, lime curd....one word...AWESOME!!!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
Luxurious décor vibrant atmosphere terrific food The Chase has it all
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, service and design
I've eaten dinner here twice and everything from 'soup to nuts' has been excellent.
Veal tenderloin, scallops, fluke, mozzarella ap, tuna ceviche, all delicious and substantial. Both times I had the limecurd, coconut, marshmallow cake - my kind of dessert. The service is very polished, and thoughtful. Better than most places I can think of in the city.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new "IN" place to be seen.
Very special and romantic atmosphere and very attentive service.
Some of the dishes were a bit over ambitious.
Egg with the scallops seemed out of place taste wise but apparently the chef loves eggs and pairs them with everything we were told.
Excellent avocado appetizer with shrimp.
Berries with honey and yogurt for desert was simple, elegant and perfect for desert.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fantastic food experience at The Chase. Excellent service and excellent food. Not a thing to complain about.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a rare event that service food drink and atmosphere comes together for a perfect business dinner. Five big eaters enjoyed family style servings of Halibut for two Steak for two and Chicken for two all shared at the table. What was remarkable was how each dish complemented the next course. The vegetables were delicious and meat and fish perfect. Hats off. Best meal that I have had in Toronto.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Mediocre service
The food was great but I wouldn't classify it in Toronto's top 10. A server cleared our table prematurely with no apology. As she was filling fresh water glasses she poured water on my jacket. I made a joke. She giggled but no apology or dry napkin. The server recognize that our almost full glasses were cleared so brought us each a half glass of wine. It was not the wine I was drinking previously. We were charged for two extra glasses. After I explained that the busser was over zealous, our server changed the bill. 4 glasses of wine, 1 shared dessert, dinner for 4, with tip $80 each. Ambiance is a bit snooty and the bay street boys and Botox gals seem to have strong presence in the place. Great location however and great food.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Food was excellent and service was great. Nice spot, little pricey.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the atmosphere was
I thought the atmosphere was great - loved being up in the middle of buildings. It is a place that can seen cosy and romantic or fun and lively depending on how the diner is feeling. Food was good but just a little too much going on with each course. The staff were very good - bright and attractive and energetic. I would definitely go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time, but will be back!!
What can I say.... this restaurant is absoutely amazing! The food was decorated nicely, the portions were the right amount and the flavours were paired very well.
The wine was inspiring.....and appy's were delightful. I don't have anything negaitve to say. There are soo many items on the menu i wanted to try. I think i'll just have to keep coming back until i've blanketed all of it.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Special Place
I needed a special place for a special occasion - my wife's 60th birthday - and The Chase was the perfect solution. The view from the 5th floor perspective is quite unique - above the street, but looking into the middle of the "canyon" of buildings. The menu is also unique, and the selection and quality of dishes is brilliant. The service was very attentive, and the wine list is extensive (and also expensive - but you can still find some good buys). We will definitely be back.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great. The decor
The food was great. The decor is beautiful. I wish I'd been there in warmer weather to enjoy the gorgeous rooftop patio. The only odd thing was that I confirmed a 6:30 reservation on Open Table which was switched to 7pm the day before - without explanation. However, when I called the restaurant, they were able to seat us earlier. Not sure how often this happens, but other than that, the overall experience was wonderful.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happening spot! Excellent
Happening spot! Excellent original menu...$$$$.
Wines are $$$ Should have some more affordable wines as well
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent sur toute la ligne!
Quelle belle soirée, des cocktails du début, en passant par les huîtres, le flétan entier et les vins qui l'accompagnaient à merveille, je ne peux que donner 10/10! Et que dire du décor et de la vue. J'ai hâte d'y retourner.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good experience is a beautiful room. My chopped salad was excellent. My halibut was over salted. Excellent service.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience. Prepared
Great experience. Prepared to spend your money, though. Oysters were fabulous.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I WOULD DEFINITELY COME BACK
food: taste was exquisite
service: excellent service
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time, and would go back
The food was great - service was friendly - was a great lunch with a nice view
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This absolutely lovely restaurant sits on the roof of an historic building. The food , wine selection and service were top notch.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant -food not so much
Its a great restaurant -nice decor, location, view and service. Food however could be better for such an establishment. It is fresh and well presented. However it lacks much of a taste. again - for an establishment of such class and price the food should be on a Michelin level. And it is far from it.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM