We were there to celebrate
We were there to celebrate my birthday so there was a group of us and we all enjoyed ourselves. In fact, two of the gentlemen that joined are having bachelor parties coming up and they both inquired about having it there as they were so impressed with place.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to meet friends
A great place to meet friends or for a relaxed business meeting.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service weak but food excelent
Service was lacking but the staff recognized it and comped desert to recover. The food was excellent and staff very friendly.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reds is known for its wine list so there is no surprise there. I am always amazed by the food. Everything tastes amazing. I highly recommend the menu.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Sous Chef Guillermo
What a great restaurant with fantastic food that offers a good selection for all. The wine list is provides something for everyone with reasonable prices. The service was friendly and very attentive. There are many spots to eat in Toronto but you want to put Reds Wine Tavern on the top of your list. PARKING: Parking at the City Hall underground lot is very handy and allows you to walk to Reds either using the underground walk ways if the weather is bad ,a 10-minute walk. to a great experience. We have shared our experience with many friends already. THANKS ...... LOOKING FORWARD TO A RETURN VISIT.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
great dining experience
Reds delivered on my request for a quiet spot to conduct an interview
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really pleased with the "new" Reds
This was my 1st visit to the refurbished Reds and in fact I was there 2 days in a row, both business lunches. The service is outstanding, the rooms look great, and the food was very good. I thought the halibut which I had one day was excellent, a good size for lunch, but very expensive. The next day, I had the chicken salad which was very good, and more reasonably priced. Reds is back on my radar for business lunches.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio and good food
The new patio is a great escape to the outdoors when we get nice enough weather to warrant it. Unfortunately jackhammers across the street did disturb the ambiance from time to time but otherwise very much enjoyed it. I had a lamb shank that was fall off the bone good and my colleague had a steak frites that he enjoyed very much as well. The service is excellent and the wine list while not extensive had some very good choices to fit most price ranges.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for both client meetings
Great for both client meetings and casual dining. Has something on the menu that will fit everyone in your group. Great food, wine and atmosphere.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was good. For the
Service was good. For the first time food came out before drinks but we were hungry so it didn't matter.
I love the new menu, there seems to be more selection.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great services at the restaurant - welcoming crew and server
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for the business lunch
When you need to impress your clients while maintaining a very busy schedule, Reds is the place to go. The staff has an understanding that things need to move along without being intrusive. The roast beef sandwich and the lobster salad are excellent.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food
We had a great dining experience at Reds. Our server, McClain was very helpful. We shared the carpaccio and pork belly for appetizer. The carpaccio was a little thicker than usual and very good. The pork belly was a wonderful big piece of bacon and what is better than that. Our entree was the cavatinni. It was rich and creamy; very good.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
No seeing Red here...It's green Go!
New chef, some new changes inside, new patio, and great new menu and servers! They care about customers. Ate at the bar and upstairs dining room. Tandoori chicken salad at bar was tops. The pork chop upstairs with maple glaze- another hit. Wines for all tastes and budgets. Been here for years but the new changes ...almost like a brand new resto!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty meal, efficient service!
First trip back to Reds, in over 5 years, and first since the renovation. We shared a lobster guacamole, and they don't skimp on the the lobster! We also shared buttermilk fried chicken and a tuna salad nicoise. Overall, the food was well seasoned, and lived up to their expectations. Will definitely return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good service, nice patio
Crostini with cheese and tomato was a tasty start. Main courses were chicken and lamb. Best chicken we had all year. Lamb was good too. The bottle of 2009 Volnay they have on the wine list is a really good red burgundy at the $120 price point. Shared a yummy carrot-cake-something dessert. Cappacino was good, even if not as authentic as at Buca. Server Laura was great! We'd definately go back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale very good food with a nice ambience. Would be great for drinks and apps after work. I will definitely return.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for good casual dinner
Went to Reds with a friend and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Lots of financial types in the bar, which made it entertaining. I ordered the Salmon which was very good, and had the Seafood Fritti to start which was also very good. Highly recommend Reds as long as you ok with paying a small premium for the neighborhood that you are in.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Sampling Party
I took my girlfriend and her best friend who were both celebrating their birthdays to a wine tasting at Reds Wine Tavern. We were able to reserve a communal table that held 16 people. Shawn, the Sommelier was fantastic and selected 3 nice wines, a sparkling, a white and a red. They were paired up with meat and cheese boards (kind of expensive) and then we let everyone order fro the menu - though there was an interesting prix fixe menu as well. Beautiful space, tastefully decorated, really great staff! An amazing time was had by all! Highly recommended.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reds is always reliable
Friendly, attentive servers and welcoming atmosphere. The outdoor patio is partialy covered and protected from direct sunlight. The lunch meal was good. Have also dined at the bar and had similarly good experience.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our hostess was amazing and provide very good advice on the wine and cheese. Love the food and service.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made my client comfortable
Made my client comfortable - it was a first time business meeting - Made me look professional
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, bar, dining room,
Great staff, bar, dining room, wines etc. food acceptable, not hot and not for a foodie...
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mmmm Lobster Guacamole!
The food was fantastic, especially the lobster guacamole and they had my favourite wine so I will be back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a special occassion
This was a special occassion and your staff went out of their way to make the food and the service for the group attending enjoyable.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reds knows how to spice up their food. Always love the curry specials.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at a reasonable
Great food at a reasonable price. They were able to accomodate our multiple reservation changes - increase in people and later time during TIFF.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
RED is my favourite colour!
RED is my newest, favourite spot. Loved the atmosphere and the staff were friendly and helpful. Our waiter was great! Felt comfortable and had a few laughs. The chicken was fantastic, seriously. So delicious. The burger was perfect. Drinks were great. Can't say enough about it.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not very good with names but our server did an amazing job in being attentive to our needs. Giving us time with the menus and excellent recommendations. She made it a great experience, all while in the process of training a new staff member.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid 'Good'
Great waitress with a pleasant staff who was opinionated and helped us pout with food and wine offering. The restaurant was a little loud for our taste that night - which was my fault entirely as I didn't think that through....as I know it can be pretty vibrant there. Everyone's meal good a solid 'good' rating - but nothing was a "must order" that I say for our next visit...BUT we will definitely be back as the place as an overall experience is a great night out.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was in Toronto for a professional conference and had a night free to join friends for dinner. Reds Wine Tavern fit the bill. It was easy to get to from the convention center area and it was easy to get a table at the last minute on a Saturday night. The menu is soulful/comfort. the service was outstanding, attentive and friendly.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
had a great time with friends.
good food and friendly informed service.
will definitely be back.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Night Out
Visiting my daughter in Toronto I am always on the lookout for good restaurants. The Red Wine Tavern was close to the Royal York Fairmont and a great find for our group of six. The restaurant has great ambience and we chose the level upstairs to dine, Lots of sections for groups. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and everyone ordered an assortment of mains. The food was all good and you definitely have to try the grasshopper dessert in the jar. I would definitely recommend and visit the restaurant again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
An absolute delight, a gem in the district, extensive wine list paired with knowledgable and professional service. Great menu selection and an easy environment made for an evening to stimulate the senses. A go to in the TDot.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great as well
The food was great as well as the service. Definitely would recommend and to go again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before show dinner
"Best steak I ever had" from one of my companions. My salmon also great, did not loose the flavour of the fish in a thick sauce as many restaurants do.
Very friendly and helpful waitress.
High top tables by the window comfortable but I think would be a bit tricky for anyone with mobility issues.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lunch Location
Reds is a great lunch location, easily accessible in Dowtown. The food is always great and the service is high class. I tend to gravitate to the specials, and the arctic char was amazing.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find for a Saturday dinner
A friend and I were staying downtown Toronto for a weekend visit and looking for a wine bar with hearty food options within walking distance on a rainy Saturday night. Reds was just the ticket. The decor was very warm and inviting, and the staff were exceedingly gracious and welcoming. I had the Knife and Fork Caesar Salad and the Grilled Cheese - comfort food at its best, with some tomato jam for an interesting twist. My friend had the Mushroom Soup - hearty and delicious - and the fish of the day (a good portion of branzino). Wine selection was excellent - a good choice of Canadian wines alongside a pretty wide selection of wines from all over the world. Will definitely go back next time I am in town!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, very lively atmosphere. The staff was cordial and attentive.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A limited menu, but the food
A limited menu, but the food was great: well conceived and perfectly cooked. Good wine list with some interesting local wines from Ontario, and particularly Prince Edward County. Service was a bit confused - the various servers didn't always seem well coordinated.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lead through service
I think the food and atmoshphere already have substantial reviews here, however, I'd like to highlight the service.
Staff are sincere, and accomodations are made with the minimum of fuss.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were outstanding.
Food and service were outstanding. The music however was a little too loud to conduct a busness conversation.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, adequate service
I thought the food was very good, lots of variety of options. I thought the server was fine, but seemed pre-occupired with other things not related to the restaurant. She did not seem attentive, and appeared to be elsewhere.
I took it as a one time occirrence, and will be back, but will keep an eye on this.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location, some very tasty and generous portions for the money, and of course lots of good wine choices.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really good. Good portions. We loved everything. Calamari, oysters, and the catch of the day. This is not the first time. Very consistent in terms of good food and service. Loved it
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out with good friends
We had a great time especially in that we were seated in a booth.
Their was a good atmosphere and we could easily hear each other speak.
The server was friendly and very helpful and not pushy.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious, service
Food was delicious, service was good but a bit slow though they were busy for a Wednesday night. Some great deals on the discontinued wine listing
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staying up all night to get lucky
A really fun atmosphere with high quality interior design and furnishings. Server was very attentive without being overbearing. The only reason my food rating is one notch below perfect is because one soup was less than ideally hot in temperature. I enjoyed the evening 100% with the two lovely ladies I had as guests. Oh and check out the shuffleboard table on main floor.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for after work drinks on a Thurs. Or a dinner date. Only issue is upstairs seating could leave a bit more room for staff to walk by aisle seats. I kept getting jostled by wait staff and other customers. Otherwise very nice evening.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out. the servise
Great night out. the servise was great and the food was exquisite. Being a seafood lover i was glad to see a great selection to choose from. We will be back
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM