Been to this place several times, and it always pleases. Brilliant food, great service, nice atmosphere. What high-end dining should be. Highly recommend this one.
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food quality and
Outstanding food quality and presentation. The service was exceptional.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was delicious & service
The food was delicious & service great. Very efficient staff. The atmosphere was not what I
imagined, however pleasantly surprised! Except for the large, loud group celebrating St. Patrick's Day, everything was wonderful. $$ well spent!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb place to eat and drink
Superb place to eat and drink on special occasions.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
One always delivers great food and a real WOW factor. Our guests from the US loved it!!!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is amazing!
Food was absoulutety delicious! And the service was impecable!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good service. Excellent
Very good service. Excellent mussels & shoestring fries. Great ambiance.3
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and superb
Very good food and superb service. Be prepared to spend a lot, and the specials were very pricey.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, attentive service
The food at One is outstanding. Appetizers were the beet salad, a delightful collection served on a slate tablet, and the surprising fried chicken tacos, delicious on a wooden plank. Mains were chicken schnitzel, which sounds pedestrian but tasted anything but. Black cod was delightfully light. All the dishes had wonderful additions and sauces.
The side dishes were adequate. Oriental greens were tasty, but the frites were disappointingly ordinary.
Service was attentive, efficient and friendly. Desserts were sublime. My only criticism is that this is a very noisy restaurant, at least during the early evening when full of the after-work office crowd.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there for dinner with my friend a girls night out. The food was wonder right from the beginning through dessert. Each course was perfectly portioned and did not leave you feeling bloated just after the entrees. Each dish featured perfectly balanced flavours, and was very light and not greasy at all. Our server was wonderful! She was knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. Overall, we had an amazing dining experience and would definitely come back again.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Noisy but the food is good
Service was quite slow and the drinks are pricy but the food is awesome and not expensive. I would recommend but I is quite noisy & the tables are close together so it's not the most relaxing meal you'll ever have.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for a overdue mothers
We went for a overdue mothers day brunch & had an amazing experience. Food was amazing and service was great. Can't wait to go again!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant. Bad timing.
We chose to go to ONE due to the fact that it was the weekend of the much music video awards and we were hoping to see some celebrities. However, what we did not realize wad that one celebrity can essentially have the power to take the whole kitchen hostage. Thanks to Taylor swift, we had to wait 3 hrs to get out meal. Sat down at 9, got out meal at midnight. Our server did however try to make up for it by filling up our glasses with sangria after sangria on the house, as well as bring us unlimited bread. Luckily, the ambiance and alcohol tied us over and actuallyade it into quite an enjoyable dining experience. In addition to the free alcohol out bill was cut down to 3/4 what it would have been.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very busy brunch period and we had the most superb service from the wait staff, one young man in particular, despite the fact that he had to change our menus because we had failed to order during the breakfast service and were now in the lunch period. The food was excellent but the service was exceptional.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was very
Food and service was very high quality. I would recommend to family, friends, and colleagues for all special occasions and celebrations.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio dining
Amazing steak (ordered blue).
Best food available on a patio in Toronto.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants
This is one of the best restaurants I have been to. The lunch, dinner, and brunch menus are outstanding and creative. The short ribs and duck were both top notch, and the chicken waffles for brunch are unique and amazing. Excellent experience, we were in Toronto for only 4 nights and ate at One three times: lunch, dinner, and brunch.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my husband here for lunch on his birthday. We sat on their beautiful patio. I would say its the best patio in Yorkville.
We're both vegetarian, so we both opted for our own salads, which were amazing. We later shared the avocodo melt sandwich which was delicious. I thought the menu could have had more veggie options, but what we had was fantastic and filling!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall atmosphere and food was amazing! However our waiter was not attentive and barely came by the table to asks us how the food or whether we need anything.
We ordered appetizers, and he did not ask us or come to take our entre order.
Due to the service, we paid for our order and left without eating dinner
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but worth it
The ambience, the décor, and the general atmosphere of the place are top notch! We went on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was very accommodating taking into account our late arrival. I went with my girlfriend for her birthday and the service was outstanding - meaning they were around exactly when we needed them and left us alone when we did not, excellent! At the end of the night, we were too full from our meal to order dessert (the meal was fantastic and delicious, very good quality food!), so they went the extra step and brought out a plate with two cookies and a candle to acknowledge my girls birthday which was very thoughtful and a great way to close the dining experience! Top marks for going above what is required!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needs consistently good service
Good food. Very disappointed with indifferent service. Most probably, we just had a bad waiter. Excellent ambiance.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best patio and great food
Came here for the great food and patio. It's a nice place to be on the weekends
I was a bit disappointed with the patio service - they only had two people working on more than 12 tables.
It took forever to order and we sat for 20 min without water - no one came to take our order and it was hard to get the waitress's attention. Food arrived quickly enough and was very good. Great Caesar salad, chicken soup, club sandwich. We had sorbet for dessert and it was one of the best sorbet I've had anywhere!!!
Overall, I liked it and I think it's one of the better and more consistently good restaurants in Toronto.
Patio is the place to be!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here many times
We have been here many times before, our only "issue" this time around was that there were only 2 servers for the entire patio and having a large group we found that it took a while to get our server's attention. Perhaps on a Friday afternoon, more servers on the patio on a beautiful sunny day would be recommended. Otherwise, food and ambience were great.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knocked Our Socks Off!
This place has to be one of the best restaurants in Toronto. The food was uniformly fantastic, the wine list is great, and the service impeccable. One of the best meals we had in Toronto, and a varied menu that has something to please everyone.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. Each dish was spectacular. It was costly but you get what you pay for. Our waitress was very friendly attentive and knowledgable.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First date gem
I have been to One so many times but chose it for a first date and realized that amongst its amazing bar scene One easily translates to a great "first date place"
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive for what you get
One has some snob appeal given its location in Yorkville. The east coast oysters were fresh and delightful and the lobster and scallop main course was very small but quite tasty. Service was not particularly attentive but adequate at times. Our one complaint is that the wine list is vastly over priced and under qualitied. They were also out of both wines that we ordered and had not updated the wine list. Interesting that both wines are available by the hundreds at the LCBO nearby. There is definitely a place on the for some highly rated, le Horse Heaven Hills H3 which is available now in stores and even at a greater than 3 times markup would be less than $100 or a 90 Wine Spectator rated wine. Expense account clientele??
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner & service were excellent.
Dinner & service were excellent. we were very happy to be inside as almost everyone on the patio was smoking! Many, many cigar smokers!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding all around!
Pleasantly refreshing menu with some comfort food built in; Very knowledgeable and friendly servers; Relaxing atmosphere. A must go to restaurant when visiting Toronto!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak I've ever had
I took my wife there for our Anniversary. The food was fantastic ! Probably the best steak we have ever had. Cooked perfectly! Great service! Great people watching during TIFF.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit- return guaranteed
The food was very good, but it was the service that really excelled.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday and arranged a lovely table and a small cake with the staff. We also brought along my energetic 3 year old grandson. The staff were terrific and the kitchen made a special dish for my grandson off the menu. I highly recommend both One and reserving on line.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at One for date night. Service was fantastic. Being in the industry for ten years it's hard not to notice service standards around me but our waitress (who's name I did not get) was perfect - read our table as laid back and relaxed and let us take our time. I noticed management was visible and engaging.
The wine list and menu were fantastic. Couldn't have asked for fresher calamari and my steak was cooked perfectly.
The only issue we had was a table just next to us who were very crude and had one guest storm out after shouting at her guests only to return at the end of our experience to finish the argument. This was not One's fault and I have no doubt it was probably handled accordingly, we just didn't stick around to find out.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fine Dine
Four of us came for lunch. Reception was very friendly and efficient, the food (cobb salads, salmon, iceberg salad with prawns) was all terrific, the house wine was well-priced, and the service was spot-on. We all enjoyed ourselves, and will definitely go again.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very attentive
Service was very attentive and thoughtful. Caring for my elderly guest.
Wonderfully rich plates. Perfect size plates, interesting tastes and textures.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service but pricey
Fantastic food choices beautifully prepared and brought to table. Service very attentive. Nice selection of wines but fairly costly.
The ambience is very modern and trendy with a very subdued atmosphere. Overall, a great spot for a special event.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, scarce service
The food was good although the appetizer was more flavourful than the main course. Service was a bit of a disappointment.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Apps but mediocre Entree
We celebrated an anniversary with my girlfriend, she had the lobster pasta and I had the special, the rabbit and both were not that great. Besides the taste not being great, the portions size was small, at least for the rabbit dish. The Appetizer were delicious, had the lobster bisque and avocado and crab salad.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One is #1
From start to finish the entire evening was exceptional.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's an uphill battle for McEwan, he and his food experiences are abundant in Toronto of which I've experienced several times over. So I finally made it to One expecting an outrageously luxurious food-intoxication and ambiance beyond compare. The fortunate and unfortunate part is it did compare, but that's it. Delicious apps, including oysters, foie gras, calamari, etc. Tender Steak, gorgeous Chicken Shnitzel (winner hands down) and I love a great coffee to cap it off. The servers were duds. Would I go back, maybe, but I'll probably to his other fab spots before I hit this one again.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Bad Wine List
The food is good, the service is good, the wine list is not. There are many wine options, but they are ridiculously over priced. I'm fine with restaurants making good profit from wine, but this was over the top gauging. There were several wines I saw that were double the price of what other restaurants charge.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious eggs benedict; fantastic
Delicious eggs benedict; fantastic service, we made it to our spa appointment in perfect time!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM