It was good but not fantastic.
It was good but not fantastic. We had a friendly helpful waiter and were not rushed which is important.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are from Ottawa and this
We are from Ottawa and this was our 3rd visit to Vertical. The food is definately worth the 5 hour drive!! The ravioli with parsnip and chickpeas was incredible. The whole branzino impeccably prepared My husband had a lovely kale and brussel sprout salad and then a pasta with sausage that was delicious. Shared an ethereal cheesecake for dessert. Excellent list of wines by the glass. Service was warm and informative. Would vote for this chef for Top Chef Canada!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
the perfect place to meet
the perfect place to meet an old friend for catching up.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was amazing and a more
Food was amazing and a more refined ambiance for condutting a business lunch. Good service
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner before concert at ACC
We opted to eat at Vertical before Muse concert at ACC and gave ourselves an hour-and-a-half for a nice dinner. Although starters were a bit slow to come out, everything else arrived promptly. I had a lovely beet salad and white tuna tartar, and my husband had excellent beef carpaccio with black truffle foam (delicious!), and veal pappardelle that he enjoyed very much. Cheese plate for dessert was a great finish as 2 out of 3 cheeses were superb. Meanwhile I indulged in a glass of 1998 port accompanied by a truffle. We really liked that the restaurant was divided into sections with different noise/music levels so we appreciated being in a quiet space that was nicely decorated and well laid out. A free parking was a bonus.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Vertical many
I have been to Vertical many times over the years, but would say that in the past 6 to 9 months the menu has improved dramatically. Service, ambiance, and the finishes at Vertical have always been excellent, but now the menu has caught up nicely and is verging on being the highlight. Going there for lunch today, and although it will be my third time at Vertical in as many days, I am looking forward to it!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Fantastic Dining Experience
Having 37 years experience in the hospitality industry as a Executive Chef and F&B Manager I would highly recommend Vertical. We were a party of six and from start to finish our dining experience was excellent. We will not hesitate to go back.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't let the financial district deter you from having dinner here, our dinner was exceptional. It was on a Friday night, so the restaurant area was almost empty, but the bar & patio were rocking. So was the food, the lobster pasta was done perfectly el dente and very tasty. The orato and branzino fish mains, were both done perfectly, again very tasty. Wine list is varied and not over-priced. Returning to try the other pastas.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Predictable but good
Vertical is what you would expect from a restaurant in the financial district. No more, no less.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service in an atmosphere suitable for private discussion undisturbed by noise.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Downtown luxury at suburban prices
I took two friends from out of town - who travel extensively - for dinner at Vertical. The food and ambience were both world class. The chef has a mastery of pasta and risotto, and the wine list was presented in a very knowledgable manner. All three din.ers would not only return again to Vertical but will recommend it to friends either living in or visiting Toronto. The free parking is an added bonus
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the atmosphere
The food and the atmosphere were both fantastic. I would definitely dine here again.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
good, reliable and consistent...go
good, reliable and consistent...go with beet salad...octopus salad...pastas and the fish.
Great burger too...service can at times be a bit hectic...off...but it works...i go often...
make sure the soup is hot..even if you have to send it back!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fresh food. Service
Great fresh food. Service was good. Bustling, up-scale, lunch spot
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Service
Service was excellent, the food as always fantastic, great wine menu, outdoor space is wonderful and inside you can actually hear your self think or better yet you can hear your guests, as it is not too noisy. Fantastic location for a business lunch or meeting friends. Try the donuts and cookies for dessert, perfect to share.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never been disappionted when I show up at vertical , the food and service are outstanding .
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed Vertical
This was our first trip to Vertical. The food was both innovative and tasty.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food, Service, Ambience
This restaurant did not disappoint. Although we did not sit at the patio due to the weather, the decor was excellent. There was an extensive menu for wine and the waiter was helpful with the selection. Each dish of the Summerlicious menu was fantastic, fresh and unique.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio Downtown
I recently came here with my friend for her birthday, and was impressed by the patio and the service. The service was incredible and the patio had a great view! The food was delicious. My friend ordered the Salmon which looked amazing (I had a bite and it was delicious). I ordered the Risotto, which was ok (I had better though, esp for $25). All in all was a great experience and would come back
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful. All
The food was wonderful. All the pasta was fresh and made in-house. The staff was great with our kids, asked what kinds of food they liked and then had the chef make a pasta dish just for them. They all liked it!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed my summerlicious experience at Vertical. I started with the gnocci which was simple but very delicious and had the beet risotto for the main. The risotto was spectacular and I enjoyed every bite. I finished with the peach shortcake which was deconstructed and really tasty. I would go back for sure.
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Financial district gem
Most restaurants are adequate and cater to business lunches, but dinner here is excellent. The house made pastas are all very good, as well as the whole fish entrees. Starters including olives, focaccia bread, carpaccio, octopus and burrata were all tasty. Good dining room ambiance. Free parking after 5pm.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Relaxing dinner
Had a lovely dinner with a friend here recently. Very quiet and relaxing. Everything was delicious - I had Sea bass and my friend had lamb. Ncely prepared and presented. Will definitely return
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time at
This was the first time at Vertical and we all found the food to be excellent. The scallops appetizer dish was very good and four of us shared the arctic char which was outstanding. We'll be back!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vertical was a fantastic dining experience right from the start on the stunning patio. Starting with fresh burrata cheese, progressing to my roasted, crackling pork dinner that sounds as delicious as it tasted, to the heavenly fresh, still warm donuts and gooey melt-in-your-mouth truffles, this is a meal to remember. Chef Giacomo Pasquini knows the value of a fresh, seasonable menu paired with a great wine list.
The patio was filled but not crowded for the Friday-night diners and service was personable and prompt. I'll be coming back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We booked a table for 8 for a birthday celebration. We had a very nice area - not tucked away in a corner but to the side, it was quite nice. The service was very good and atmosphere very inviting. The food was pretty good however a few of the dishes were not quite what we were expecting, but they were still quite tasty. Overall a really good experience although I'm sure there are more 'wow' places to eat downtown.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, smallish portions
Appetizers were quite tasty and seemed decent sizes for apps
The mains were decent but small, perhaps it depends on what you ordered
Tuna was three triangles, lamb seemed to have 3 or 4 slices
Desserts were interesting but also very small
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Restaurant made for business
This is the perfect restaurant to take clients, colleagues, and business associates. The food and service is first-rate and dependable. Ambiance is elegant and you can have a conversation at your table without having to shout. I had a great time.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Marvellous innovative appetizer, wonderful dessert - a hidden gem of a restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It didn't quite have the buzz
It didn't quite have the buzz we were looking for. Possibly because it was a Friday night and in the financial district. Likely busier and more fun mid week.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and presentation was wonderful. Our waiter was outstanding. Very attentive, explained the dishes in detal and with passion. Ambiance was also very nice. A beautiful restaurant to go for a romantic dinner or with a group of friend.
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM