Wonderful Meal & Night
Bymark is a place we had heard about from numerous friends and decided to try it for our anniversary. We were not disappointed!
The food was incredible and the house wine was fantastic. Service was great and our server made us feel right at home. The pricing was what we expected to spend and the portions were exactly what we needed.
We would definitely go back here!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but not without glitches
Was so excited to eat at Bymark for my birthday. Had a reservation for weeks in advance, though it wouldn't have been required -- the resto was only 1/3 full all night.
Food was impeccable, creative, and service attentive. Wine list is truly exceptional. Cons: We were sat immediately next to two other diners (tables 8" apart) even though many empty tables were available all night, which would have been more private. We counted 4 different servers handling us, which is jarring, no matter how good the servers. I had to wave down our entrees, which got taken to the wrong table, circled around the resto and were on their way back to the kitchen before I flagged down the runner. These glitches just didn't suit a place like Bymark at all!
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good and very pricey!
This is a businessman's lunch and dinner spot and the prices reflect it. Overpriced....sure. Very good.....you bet!
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife's Birthday Dinner
We had a great dinner with an awesome selection of creative cocktails! My only complaint would be the condition of the Men's washroom. My first visit there it was in terrible shape with paper towels all over the floor, no paper towels to dry my hands nor was there any soap left in the dispenser! I advised my server and it was looked after.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining in Toronto
My wife and I visited here due to its proximity to the Air Canada Centre and the menu and rating on Open Table. We were seated promptly and had cocktails to start, which were outstanding. The service was attentive and engaged, without being intrusive, including assistance with choosing a regional wine. I had the homemade linguine with seafood and my wife had a steak. Both were perfectly prepared, good temperature, and good presentation. The wine (a white) paired well with both, per the recommendation. We had maple ice cream and creme brulee doughnuts for dessert, which were also excellent. The ambiance is nice, albeit with no natural light. I'd highly recommend Bymark to anyone looking for a great meal in Toronto.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, quiet on the weekends?
It was a rainy Saturday night so maybe understandably quiet, but I think the location (the middle of the financial district and a bit off the beaten path for the theater-goers) also results in a sparser crowd. Nicer weather would allow an outside cocktail. Food was great, service good. Food being the primary measure, I would recommend to anyone.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, noise unacceptable
This was our first time at Bymark and expected exceptional food, service and a wonderful experience. The food lived up to expectations, with beautiful presentation and delicious. The service was also good. The noise level was so high that we were yelling at each other across the table to be heard. There were two large office partied placed right behind us. With empty tables at the farthest corners of the restaurant, why would anyone be seated next to large groups? We arrived early and did not realize what was going to happen shortly after we ordered. Fortunately, we were in a rush as we had theatre tickets, so we left gladly.
So, if you want exceptional food and service and not be able to hear your dinner guests - go to Bymark.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our son"s graduation from Civil Engineering at Ryerson by having a family lunch at Bymark. The food was divine, absolutely delicious!! I wish there was more of an extensive menu so that I can look forward to dining there again. I haven't had an opportunity to have dinner there, but I'm sure it's even more exquisite! Thanks Bymark!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took new clients for dinner. Though our reservation was for 8pm, we were delayed on arrival. Our table was held and the staff was VERY accommodating. A very tasty dinner (venison was definitely a pleaser, as was the shellfish platter to start!)
The service was top notch right till the end of the dinner.
Would eat ther again anytime, but look forward to booking on the patio next time. Looks to have amazing ambiance!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fantastic lunch,
We had a fantastic lunch, service was great, prices were ok for downtown TO
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time at By Mark and I was not disappointed. Efficient knowledgeable staff. Expertly prepared and presented foods from a creative menu and an extensive wine list. Quiet setting, attentive staff made it a very enjoyable experience.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
New menu, great new chef
I went here towards the end of June; I double checked the bar menu at the time and the lamb appetizer was still on it. I was deeply saddened the menu had be changed: the lamb did not make the cut. The food quality is great with different chefs coming and going here. I truly miss the Baked Alaska dessert from last summer. Overall, I had another good experience here albeit without the Moroccan spiced lamb chops and the Baked Alaska; the patio was closed for a private party but with the humidity levels the way they were that night I did not want to venture there anyway. Matt and his mojitos are still possibly the BEST I have ever had. I’m sure if everyone who ate here tried the Baked Alaska would love one on a hot humid night in Toronto.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had lunch there a few days ago. I didn't have a high expectation as it was during Summerlicious. But each course was plated very elegant and neat. Each element of the dishes stood up and everything was very well balanced. One downfall was that my server forgot about my main course and gave me a dessert spoon after appetizer. I understand it was busy lunch time but servers need to communicate better. I will definitely go back after Summerlicious ends.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely a wonderul meal. Went for summerlicious and had the beef tartare which I've never had, but it was so good. Nicely spiced and chopped meat instead of ground. Also enjoyed the salmon which was perfectly cooked and moist. Finished with the Strawbery Rocky Road which was a deconstructed plate that was truly superb. I'll be back again for sure.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service together
Impeccable service together with a varied menuake for a really fine dining experience. Don't usually order steak but did due wine chosen. Best filet I've ever had. Cooled to perfection. The sides selected were perfectly prepared
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Renewed faith in Summerlicious
I normally don't participate in Summerlicious/Winterlicious anymore as I have had many more bad experiences than good ones. But this time, my friend asked me for recommendations for lunch. As I perused the list, the menu at Bymark stood out to me and I decided to try for lunch with a couple of friends. The food was really tasty. It exceeded my expectations for Summerlicious. The only downside was, after our appetizers were finished, it took more than half an hour to get our entrees. We talked to our waiter about the situation since we all had to go back to work soon. They apologized and ended up giving us a discount. I applaud them for their great service. Definitely a restaurant worth returning to!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 8 and were taken care of very well. The food was excellent. It was expensive but everyone felt that they got what they paid for and it was definitely worth it. I would definitely go back for a special occasion when in Toronto.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was lovely and the service
Lunch was lovely and the service great. I will be happy to go back.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bymark Never Disappoints !
Always consistent, spectacular food, a great spot for a summer lunch on the patio. Probably the best place for an outdoor power lunch in the financial district.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received a gift certificate
We received a gift certificate from our daughter and her husband to have dinner at Bymark. Too expensive for us to dine there otherwise.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time in Toronto, romantic dinner for two.
We are mostly "tapas" style diners- we eat only most of the appetizers on any menu. Great ambience, service and food. Would recommend for romantic or group of good friends.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Creative dishes. Excellent presentation. Very courteous and attentive service with attention to details.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for special dinner
We celebrated our 25th anniversary by dinning at Bymark and we absolutely made the right choice. The food was fantastic and highly recommend the shrimp tacos, which warranted a second order. We enjoyed the black cod and the lamb and goat cheese pasta The only draw back is all the hard surfaces which can increase the noise level if there is a loud group present. Worth every penny.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disappointment
Bymark always has good meal choices, excellent service, and a nice ambiance. Perfect for business meetings because it is not too loud either. Would always recommend.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant for Any Occasion
I took my wife here for our 2-year anniversary and booked the dining room. Upon getting there, we saw the patio seemed nice and weather was just right so we sat on the patio.
Probably the first time I had an upscale meal on a patio, but they did a good job making it feel elegant despite being outside.
Service was great and so was the food. We both enjoyed ourselves and would go back again.
We had the Porterhouse for 2 with the Lobster Poutine and Sauteed Mushrooms. It was very good!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great flavours, slow service
The food was fantastic - very flavourful! However, for the price and reputation of ByMark, the service was a bit off and slow. Our waitress, very friendly, seemed overwhelmed. Our bill took forever and we were not checked upon quite often.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was simple but amazing! One of the best restaurants I have been to in Toronto.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant!
Love this restaurant. It is in a great location with great attentive staff! The restaurant has a lovely lively feel with a real mix of people, couples, groups and friends enjoying their evening. The food is inventive and tasty - something for all tastes with a real attention to detail and presentation. The Creme Brûlée donuts are fantastic! Will certainly be back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall good atomosphere to
Overall good atomosphere to have lunch, very quite place, service is fast.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easily one fo the best restaurants in Toronto. We would recommend Bymark without any reservations.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not blown away
We had a great experience at Bymark and the food was quite well prepared and was tasty, but I wasn't blown away by it. Service was great and the restaurant itself was quite nice. I guess when I drop $300 for two people, I expect that at least one (or more) dish(es) would be a standout, but that wasn't the case this time. In the end, the meal was quite good, but I expected more.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Top Quality Food
The food was excellent and the service superb, however there were fellow diners who did not know how to use their "inside" voices! The olive bread is a must!
Definitely recommend for a special occasion.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was great to enjoy the patio
I was great to enjoy the patio given the limited number of warm-weather days we have left this year. I often frequent Bymark for customer lunches given its great locaiton. The food as always was fresh and creative. Servers are attentive and welcoming - never arrogant or stuffy.
The daily specials are always seasonal and delicious. Salmon was a big hit
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bymark has become a favourite because the menu is diverse and the food is consistently at least very good, if not outstanding. Ask your server to select your meal (with a sense of adventure) and you won't be disappointed ... Lots of interesting flavour combinationsmNot inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went without expecting much and was presently surprised at the experience! Dinner was extremely expensive so I don't consider this place to be a good value, but if you're looking for that exceptional service, great food and in the mood for a posh environment Bymark is it. Definitely not a place I would come to often, it's good to try at least once. Personally I would stick to places that offer great food for less, so I'm really not their target market.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place
Came here at 5:30 on a Friday night so it was quiet. Service was amazing and attentive. Would only recommend coming here once in a while due to the prices of the food.
The burger was amazing! Cooked perfectly and meat melts in your mouth. First time I had porcini mushrooms and it was good.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Dinner at Bymark
A very quiet evening for a wonderful dining experience. The shrimp tocos appetizer was scrumptious and the corn and seared scallop soup was very tasty. The signature 30 oz porterhouse house steak for two with sides was perfectly grilled. For dessert the creme brulee donuts are to die for. I will definitely return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for business or a date
I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. It was the perfect place for that. The wine list is fantastic especially if you like something a little more upscale. We had the Duck Confit and the Lobster and Short Rib dish. Both were excellent. The Short Rib was the best piece of meat I have ever had. The ambience was a bit above business casual. You would be at home in anything but a tuxedo. Service is as good as what you would expect at this price point. Great restaurant that I would 100% recommend to everyone.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
second time's the charm
On my first experience at Bymark I wasn't thrilled but this time the food was wonderful. Perfectly composed and cooked and served with excellent service. I'll definitely go back.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. No one does Meat like McCewan.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and wonderful service. our meeting went well and the desert was to die for
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best lunch in a long time!
I hadn't been to Bymark in a few years but will definitely be back. The food was outstanding. My friend and I both loved our lunches. She had the steak, which she said was cooked to perfection and had the perfect crust. I had the chicken and it was the best chicken I had in years (I forgot how good it was). The flavour was infused throughout and it was extremely tender. The service and atmosphere are good as well, you forget you're underground once you've made it into the restaurant.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was amazing, and unique. It was also presented beautifully and with care. Service was prompt, pleasant, polite, respectful, and informed. If I could afford it I would eat there every day.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and atmosphere
The food was OUTSTANDING! Every dish was perfect and a delight to the senses. The meal was more expensive than a typical restaurant, but it we were happy to pay that amount and have a spectacular meal as opposed to 25% less and have a "good" meal.
They had "Goldilocks" service: not too much, not too little, but just right. We were perfectly cared for.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bymark was great! I love the food and wine selection on the menu. Everything we had was delicious. We will be going back for sure! highly recommend! :)
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recently visited for lunch - and the food from start to finish was excellent! The sea bass was cooked to perfection, and the ravioli Bolognese was fantastic...the béchamel sauce with the hint of lemon put it over the top. However, the deserts were the real star, with the tiny doughnuts, filled with Dulce de leche and served with a pistachio praline and warm chocolate sauce...insane!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food. Had the
Really good food. Had the lamb loin with risotto, best risotto!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I hosted a party of 6 for a business lunch recently. The restaurant is well located, nicely decorated & very conducive for a biz lunch thanks to decent acoustics. The service was solid & attentive. The entres were well presented & delicious. The only dinger was an appetizier special, a white truffle pappardelle. It was very expensive ($40) & very bland, Those that ordered it tried to add some zest to it with salt & pepper. But for that price it should have been tastier.This contributed to a pretty expensive lunch tab especially considering there was no booze at this biz lunch.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The entire experience at Bymark
The entire experience at Bymark was incredible, the food the service and the environment. I can hardly wait to go back.
I highly recommend it!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A steady and reliable provider of great quality food and efficient service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM