Upscale middle eastern bistro
Delicious middle eastern food, sophisticated yet comfortable setting and attentive and informed service - all ingredients for a great evening. Wonderful mixes of flavours - we particularly liked the eggplant appetizer, the fish tagine and the paella. Will definitely return.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful experience
Had a wonderful experience at Mideastro. The food was excellent and the service very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and go back again.
The ambiance is not too noisy and you can linger over your meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall excellent food, choice
Overall excellent food, choice and service. We were late for our reservation and their were no issues. Very accommodating.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Mideastro 4 times and we love it! Sometimes the service can be slow but the food is absolutely delicious. It really is one of the city's gems.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mideastro is a fantastic restaurant. We are repeat customers for a reason.. The entire experience is wonderful. Thanks to the staff and chef for a great evening.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a pre-show meal.
This was a pre-show meal. The service was excellent from the time we walked in till the movement we left. The menu was interesting and the choices we made did not disappoint. The ambience was great and allowed for easy conversation.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect 10
We were entertaining visitors from northern Italy and looking for a restaurant in Yorkville. Mideastro was a perfect solution. Our guests had never had middle eastern food. But what a wonderful surprise for us when we found out that this was not the tired North American version of Lebanese food. Rather it is upscale nouvelle cuisine from Israel. We have been to Israel many times and find it to be a hot spot for great flavorful fresh healthy food. The four of us each had different mains and each was a hit. We shared two appetizers and they were both outstanding and a great way to start the meal and excite us for what was to come. Even if you are stuffed make sure you share the fig dessert. Can't wait to go again
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor is unassuming, the food is delicious, and the staff is fantastic. The sommelier on staff was particularly helpful - very knowledgable. My only caution would be for vegetarians - there are not a lot of vegetarian options on the menu. Other than that, it was fantastic.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A business colleague and I dined at Mideastro for the first time. Everything about our evening was wonderful. Outstanding food from around the Mediterranean. At the maitre d's suggestion, we tried the chef's feast of various small portions. So many flavours integregrated sublimely. We sampled several interesting wine pairings chosen by the staff. Warm, caring professional service throughout. Amazing food obviously cooked with love and passion. Even the music was considered. A classy spot right across from our hotel at the Four Seasons . We'll pass the word to others.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with four friends and we all loved it. The food is superb!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic. I
The food was fantastic. I enjoyed my wine. My dining partner did not enjoy the cocktails but the server was very attentive and replaced her drink a couple of times until she found one she liked. Great place, good atmosphere!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great feast, great wines
This was my 2nd trip to Mideastro and food was again very inventive. We had the chef's feast of 7 small courses. Quite reasonable for $55. The manager paired several wines for us and they were all excellent and quite interesting. As usual both food and service were outstanding. Really liked the change to the wine list. Great to see them keep making positive changes. Definitely adding it to our top favourites.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Moroccan fare
Two diners in our party enjoyed the excellent grouper tagine; the fish had a lovely texture and the sauce was imaginatively seasoned. Grilled eggplant baladi was a very good appetizer choice.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mideastro is a Toronto gem!
Mideastro always delivers! The ambiance: staff-lighting-interior design-vibe/music is totally chilled out, casually elegant and I enjoy the restaurant more and more every time I dine there. It's fun introducing different friends, family and business colleagues to this mid-town/Yorkville 'Mediterranean-inspired' restaurant. On this particular outing, we were celebrating my best friend's birthday and made it a very long dinner by ordering drinks-appetizers-main-dessert over 3 hrs. The food is outstanding and prepared with great skill, innovation and presentation. Mideastro may be the most comfortable restaurant in the city - my favourite tables are banquettes by the bar up front or the front patio on a perfect summer day/night.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Word of mouth led me to Mideastro
Word of mouth led me to Mideastro in Yorkville and I've certainly passed it on a few times.
The best way to describe it is " casual elegance".The vibe is relaxed, the service is smooth and the food does not disappoint.
I'm late in my review but my memories serve me well. I will definitely be back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at the restaurant and loved it!! the service was impecable the food was delicious and so innovative. The combination of ingredients was unbelievable and so delicious. Kudos to the Chef - a real masterpiece !!!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
a great experience
Food, wine & service were exceptional. We had the tagine & paella, and both were fantastic, as was the fig katiev for dessert.
Although not what I would call a kid friendly restaurant, the couple next to us were with their 6 year old (very well behaved!) son, and both the server & the maitre'd went out of their way to ensure a good experience for all - they offered food & drink selections off menu for the child.
Only complaint about the restaurant is the way some of the tables are set up. There are U shaped banquettes, and 2 tables in each section - it means you are facing the strangers at the table opposite you, rather than your dining partner.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and interesting. Thé Maitre d was extremely attentive and helpful.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was amazingly helpful
Our server was amazingly helpful in assisting us to select our dishes. His choices were outstanding! The food was fresh, spiced authentically (it is North African/Middle Eastern fare) and delicious! The fig dessert was fabulous and so was the Moroccan tea- and we were going to pass on dessert because our meal was so filling. So glad that we didn't! We'll be sure to return when we come back to Toronto!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem
Excellent Food, service and ambiance - a winning combination at this restaurant. A real gem in Yorkville.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The most creative Chef in town
We talk here about a real chef that create his own cuisine. The mix of ingredient is equivalent to the best European Chef
Thank you Toronto for hosting such a gem
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there with my son for a special occasion and we shared the six course feast - delicious!
Everything was perfect with the exception of the server who seemed very nervous and at one point had to reorganize the place setting between courses.
Food was great and I would definitely go back.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
First Visit... but not my last
We chose Mideastro for a special family celebration this past Saturday and it turned out to be a terrific choice on almost every level. From the opening special cocktails (the Mideastro was particularly memorable) through a selection of wonderfully spiced appetizers and main courses we were consistently delighted with each dish. The spicing and seasoning are wonderful and everything was wonderfully fresh and flavourful. The lamb trio was a big hit as was the paella and the halibut also garnered rave reviews. The staff were particularly attentive to ensure our special needs were accomodated professionally and with minimal fuss and we were given excellent recommendations for wine selection. We won't wait for a special occasion to come back.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a great dining experience!
Always a great dining experience! Food is always original and delicious. Staff is courteous and attentive. Overall an excellent choice.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Time - Again!
Having thoroughly enjoyed my first dining experience with my spouse at Mideastro just a few weeks ago, I decided to bring a close friend there for a special birthday celebration. The room is classy, understated and elegant. The big booths are very cozy and intimate. On the urging of the charming and knowledgeable maitre d', we tried the chef's feast.
Six courses of exceptional taste and creativity from all around the Mediterranean were amazing. Many new and interesting flavours ! Tank you chef, you are a master. The service staff are very friendly courteous and professional. The maitre d' is one of the best and his wine pairings with the feast were terrific. Mideastro made a special night out an outstanding one .
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Each bite was delectable and took you on a journey through the different regions of the Middle East. Kudos to the chef. I am Middle Eastern and my palate came alive, as did those of my companions. We left raving about the food and rehashed what we enjoyed about each dish.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 17th anniversary
We celebrated our 17th anniversary at Mideastro and it was great! Really enjoyed the tasting menu with a phenomenal pairing of wines. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The ambiance was also perfect. Given the occasion, I really hadn't paid attention to the prices on the menu. I was very pleasantly surprised when it came to significantly less than I expected. Mideastro made this a very wonderful and memorable event. Will definitely be recommending Mideastro to friends and certainly plan to return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service were really outstanding. At some point the noise level was too high. I noticed that when the music is playing, the guests tend to talk louder to cover the music.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food they have are very
The food they have are very flavorful. The dips for the bread are extraordinary. Absolutely loved their paella and the lamb duet. Shall definitely return to this restaurant.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is simply sublime, the service is outstanding and the place is beautiful, and suitable for any occasion
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time at Mideastro
It was our first time at Mideastro and we had a lovely time. The service was wonderful both attentive and helpful without being overbearing. We had the six course meal paired with wines, which was well coupled and very tasty.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Food was original in presentation and taste, service was excellent. Perfect place if you feel like eating an out of the ordinary meal. Few of the choices are classic dishes (risotto). Most are original dishes or variations of classics to the point of not being recognizable. Nice ambiance, reasonable noise level.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative menu & impeccable service
Don't let the silly name fool you; there is nothing silly about the food or service at this epicurean delight! We were blown away by the creative Mediterranean food and drinks. We started the night with cocktails. I had their Moroccan Martini which was made with saffron, Cointreau, Prosecco, and other spices and it was sublime. Our friends enjoyed their Italian martini and a special-request Sambuca based martini with no sweetener. We ordered four apps to share; the beef carpaccio, shrimp falafel, eggplant badali, and Moroccan short-ribs. All were outstanding but the carpaccio was everyone's fav. We ordered two 6-course tasting menus plus two a la carte menu. Every dish was expertly presented and inspiring. All in all a great night
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM