Very enjoyable for Lunch
...I have not had dinner there yet, but appears it would be a good choice.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was an excellent experience,
It was an excellent experience, as always! I had invited two friends who had never been and they loved it too! Fabulous food, and amazing service. I would recommend to everyone!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was very quiet the last
It was very quiet the last time I dined here because it was 2 pm! Normally it is much more "vibrant" in the popular hours. The banquette seating is very comfortable and does absorb some of the noise level at those times. Lovely service and great food.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quince Never Disappoints
We have yet to have a negative comment and will continue to dine at Quince. The food is always fantastic and the service impeccable. We love that we can bring our own wines too. I do keep checking and hoping for more Dutch items on the menu besides the croquetjes... perhaps next time?
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always love going to Quince
We always love going to Quince and make it a regular stop when either entertaining friends from out of town or just in need of a great meal at a favourite local spot. The food is delicious and the staff are always friendly, welcoming and attentive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience at Quince!
My husband and I visited Quince for a last minute celebration of selling our home. The retaurant was able to accommodate us on short notice. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. When he found out that it was a special dinner he brought out complimentary ice wine for us at the end of the meal. We really enjoyed the food. I had the roasted Halibut special and it was cooked perfectly with excellent flavours. My husband had the Gnocchi which was definitely great comfort food! Both of us felt that we would definitely go back- hopefully next time with friends to share the experience!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quince never disappoints,
Quince never disappoints, food and service they have it all, and the best gnocchi in town!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favourite restaurants
One of our favourite restaurants and it never disappoints. Treated like family by owners and all the staff and food is consistently good. No negative comments - ever.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service with a smile...
I live in the area and do frequent business lunches. I love Quince because of the hands on approach of the owners, their attention to detail and warm hospitality. The staff are charming and take pride in their restaurant. A real gem...one of my favourite go to places.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great decor and atmosphere.
Great decor and atmosphere. The menu was concise and provided enough variety for the different preferences at our table. It was odd that two of their specials were out of stock before 6:30. Everything our table ordered was delicious. The pastas (gnocchi and paperdelle) and the desserts were delicious. Service was great, but the waiting staff fell behind as the restaurant got busier and forgot my wife's tea. I would recommend this place.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, pork chop was
Great food, pork chop was awesome, pickeral special was good although they only had 1 available?!??
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit the Spot
On a Monday night it's not easy to find a decent restaurant that is open. Quince was indeed open and the experience was great. Service was particularly good. Food very good.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a really good place to have an all round enjoyable dinner experience. The food is first rate. Atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quince is one of our favourite
Quince is one of our favourite restaurants so we are definitely biased in its favour, but justifiably so we think . The owners and staff treat us like family, the food is always good and we leave feeling we have had a wonderful evening. We particularly like the fact that we can bring our own wine on Tuesdays with no corkage so we usually go with good friends and bring a couple of great wines to share. We love this place.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is my favourite restaurant,
It is my favourite restaurant, and as usual, they didn't disappoint. It was fantastic.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quince is becoming my go to
Quince is becoming my go to place for meals in a great setting and ambience close to home. Food is good portions and well presented. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Neighbourhood jem in Davisville. Worth a visit.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quince has been in the neighbourhood for a long time. The food here is consistently excellent and we continue to return. We begin with the endive salad and the mushroom tart. Both are exceptional although the mushroom tart is so full of delicious mushrooms in a warm and rich crust that it could be a small meal in itself. The Quince cocktail was a great opener and as I like it: not overly boozy, tasting like summer! Our mains are equally well prepared. I order the special scallops, 3 plump perfectly executed and browned pieces on a succotash of fresh corn and potatoes, etc with a broth that enhances the sweetness of the scallops. My husband declares the chicken is the best he's ever tasted.Of course we order Quince's frites. A great meal.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely summerlicious meal
I can always depend on Quince to deliver a good 'licious meal and this one was no exception. The butter lettuce salad was crisp with roasted cauliflower and house made pancetta. The pork shoulder main was very nicely done. Service was solid.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Perfect Trifecta
Our favorite restaurants (the ones you will return to over and over) maximize on the food, the service, and the price - Quince does it best. We travel and when in Toronto, always go here. The food is simple but inventive - none of that nonsense where the menu description is larger than the food served. This night we both had the crispy braised pork shoulder with pickled mustard seeds and almost licked our plates clean! Interesting, we had previously eaten at two of Toronto's "best new restaurants" and were disappointed. We thank owners, Jennifer and Michael, for giving us a wonderful dining experience. We will return.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took some "picky" friends during Summerlicious & they loved the food & would come again ;Everything was delicious &, as always, the brownie dessert was worth the calories ! Always a pleasure . One suggestion -- music too loud for us oldies but the server did have it turned down when we asked
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood restaurant
Good selection of items on the summerlicious menu. Nice ambiance, cozy place. Had the crispy braised pork, which was a great contrast in texture and tasted great. Also liked the green beans and miniature potatoes which the pork was served on. Desserts were good. Great experience, would come here again.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing meal tonight at Quince tonight...great drinks and service too! We took advantage of Summerlicious and thoroughly enjoyed our selections. Excellent flavours and portion sizes. We definitely will be back with friends sooner rather than later.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed my Summerlicious dinner
Enjoyed my Summerlicious dinner at Quince. The salmon was wonderfully prepared and I really enjoyed the crispy rice cake on the side, which was a unique touch. Nice patio, good ambience and service.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summerlicious was Delicious!
Had a great summerlicious meal here, for $25 this place was much better than many other choices in this year's line up. Hadn't been before and the staff were most friendly and welcoming. The salmon as a main course was delicious, but my companions also enjoyed their dishes as well. A great chance to try a new place!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summerlicious Dinner 2013
The Summerlicious menu had a decent selection of dishes. Service was friendly and fast.
The octopus carpaccio was very good. The chicken merguez sausage and crispy braised pork shoulder were both tasty, but not spectacular. Portions were large; coming out of a Summerlicious meal full was a great feeling. Lemon meringue pot au crème was delicious, but I may be biased because I love anything with lemon. I would skip the cheese plate, and the sangrias.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had four attendees. Everyone
We had four attendees. Everyone enjoyed their food.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quince Restaurant - Toronto
Very friendly and helpful staff. Good was devine, from the butter lettucce salad to the salmon filet with rice cake and vegetables to the finale - walnit brownie with ice cream. Ate here before and still love it! Had delicious Chardonnay from Washington. Wonderful meal from start to finish.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a perfect spot for catching a bite before a movie (at yonge & eg), we had the Summerlicious menu, which we chose because of the octopus carrapachio. We will definitely be back for this dish alone. Portion size was great, even for the dessert, which is generally smaller size for Summerlicious. We made a reservation, but needn't have for the early dinner time we choose, but it was full as we left. A great spot in this neighbourhood. Too bad about the heat otherwise we would have sat outside on the lovely patio, it looked really comfy with lots of cushions. Inside we sat at a roomy corner banquette. Will come here again.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impecable Food and Service
I enjoyed very much Quince. It is an avant garde, classy, well appointed place, with very nice setting, beautiful decor, and excellent food, served in an impeccable way, with charm and grace. I was delighted with the Summerlicious Prix Fix Menu, that included
a great Gaspacho, an excellent grilled salmon, and a delightful lemon meringe dessert. Please enjoy a great restaurant!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our dining experience.
Enjoyed our dining experience. Service was great. A little on the noisy side
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
we've been to Quince many times and the food and service are always fabulous!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for a casual dinner with two friends for their summerlicious deal and we all enjoyed our visit to Quince very much. Service was attentive and friendly without beig overbearing ad the staff is very knowledgeable. The octopus carpaccio is delicious!! I would definitely return to this restaurant.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return!
Service was brisk and friendly, Food was delivered quickly and the presentation was very good - not too artistic but eye-appealing. And, most important, all of us enjoyed our meals - they were delicious and satisfying.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a super dinner here on Saturday. Great food, salmon was delish, the gnocchi were according to my friend 'the best most pillowy ever'. We had a great server from Germany - she was attentive and funny and gave good recommendations.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time here; will come back!
1st time was years ago, and then we sort of forgot it was there. Now tried again, and won't wait that long to come back! Octopus carpaccio, halibut all super. Nice wines at fair prices. Enthousiastic staff. The food is not as heavy as at Coquine across the street, and the decor is more modern, too. So depending on your mood, even more options now along the Yonge dining corridor.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
I have been to this restaurant a few times now and it is always a good experience. The food is always interesting and tasty - first time I've encountered octopus carpaccio - and the service has been fantastic.
The desserts are definitely worth leaving room for.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific spot where everything
Terrific spot where everything is made from scratch (breads, bread sticks, olives, pasta, deserts) and every item on the menu is perfectly constructed by an obviously passionate kitchen staff. Flavour combinations for each menu item play off each other and actually enhance the overall dish- rather than just sounding good on a menu discription. Michael may be one of the best waiters in Toronto- professional, respectfully playful and truly loves his occupation which makes the overall experience a can't miss night out.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food, welcoming and friendly
good food, welcoming and friendly service, good wine, Who could ask for more?
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good meal on a very
A very good meal on a very hot night that, because of the patio, stretched the staff, making service a bit slow. The food was very good--swordfish, steak, liver mousse, and salads. Wine was reasonably priced and nicely organized on the menu. Well worth another visit.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Food & Service at a Good Price
With so many dining choices in the Yonge & Eglinton corridor, Quince offers a friendly experience for good value -- a great place to get away from the "stuffiness" of some of the other high-end establishments in the area, but still be able to dress up a bit. Their decor is an exhibition of different textures accented with bright red chairs. The banquettes create a cozy and warm place for you to snuggle with your significant other for a romantic dinner together, although the circular bistro tables near the front are a bit small. The Grilled Chorizo and Assorted Mushrooms Linguini were spectacular. The Farro and Summer Vegetable Salad and Steak Frites were okay. For celebrations, they serve your dessert with a lit candle -- a nice touch!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic -- as usual!!
Quince is one of those restaurants that never disappoints - - - everything on the menu is wonderful, delicious and sensitively paired/created. It's a 'go-to' place where the entire experience is five-star!!!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We get together as a group of 4 for lunch periodically. We picked Quince as a convenient location for all of us. The luncheon menu provided a wide choice and as one of the party had certain food intolerance's, the staff made an extra effort to suggest appropriate choices. In fact, they ultimately produced a special pasta that fitted her needs. I had the pasta special of the day, which was very good. Other members of the group had a pasta and the steak frites, all of which were also very good.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at Quince in 6 months and the food and service were both terrific. Definitely, a place I will come back to.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
a favouite restaurant
We had a great meal with friends and always look forward to a return visit. It was unusually quiet ( a Wednesday evening) which was just the way we wanted it for conversation. We enjoyed the salads, the tomato soup and the pickerel. The Dutch poutine was a hit with friends visiting from Montreal - much better than the version they find at home and avoid. The wines and service were excellent. It all made for a very nice evening.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for a neighbourhood gem?
Food is delicious and the service is outstanding!
Limited menu, but something for everyone.
The pear salad was delicate and fresh. The salmon was done to perfection.
My companion loved the poutine!
Affordable wines by the glass, and no corkage fees Mondays & Tuesdays!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
5 old white guys went to see the movie Last Vegas, and finished the evening at Quince, where we all felt very hip and raved about the food.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great homemade pasta
We went for lunch and were greeted warmly by the owner. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with a simple but appealing design. I started with the soup of the day which was tomato infused with olive oil. It was very thick, rich and tasty. This was followed by a house-made pasta with pork sausage. Very rich flavours. Other people had pasta and grilled panini. All were good. Service was decent. We finished with various coffees and espresso. Overall it was a very good lunch.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A French Bistro in the heart of TO
This is our go-to restaurant near our home, in an area of Toronto where there are lots of choices. The menu is spare but interesting, the food is well prepared and tasty, the service is warm and friendly without being pushy, and the location is great. The menu emphasizes Ontario foods, is more fusion than anything else, and interesting and fun. What more do you need? Oh, yes, it's priced well, too.
This is, quite simply, what a bistro is in Paris: known and loved by the locals, and appreciated by those who come from farther away.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Monday night birthday
We were surprised with a candle in your dessert---a nice touch!! We went there primarily because of the 'no corkage fee' on Mon and Tues---also a very nice touch.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Admire the layout. Like the
Admire the layout. Like the new décor.
Unlike many restaurants in the neighbourhood, you have a good frontage so the dining area is not cramped.
Have used your basement many times for groups and parties. Excellent!
You seem to have a loyal staff and they are great. Service is excellent
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM