25 Liberty was a pleasant
25 Liberty was a pleasant surprise. We discovered it quite by chance as we had headed out to Mildred's Temple Kitchen for brunch but the wait for a table was 45 minutes - I'm not into line ups. We walked down the street and there was 25 Liberty. The brunch was excellent, the portions more than generous, freshly, in-house made juices, good value and lovely service. We enjoyed ourselves so much another group of us headed back a few days later for dinner. The same experience. The kitchen accommodated changes to suite individual needs and the food was excellent. This has become one of my new go-to places.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Toronto Life says that this
Toronto Life says that this is a two star rating! No way! Overall this is a full five stars in my opinion. The menu is terrific and the dishes were also delicious. Hearty winter meals of short ribs and lamb shank helped overcome our winter revisited blues and the seafood pasta dish was spicy and spectacular. Service was friendly and efficient.
I heartily recommend 25 Liberty! My friends all enjoyed it as well.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Acoustics could use a little
Acoustics could use a little tweaking. Food and service was excellent for our brunch
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our third time at
This was our third time at the restaurant with friends and once again the food and service was great. We will definitely be back for many more brunches.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
25 Liberty is a welcome addition
25 Liberty is a welcome addition to Liberty Village.
Well done Dan.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quite a neighbourhood gem!
Quite a neighbourhood gem! Cosy, airy with high ceiling and homey feel. Staff is friendly and serving - entree is HUGE. My husband & i both oordered the special - lamb ribs and cornish hen combo - very tasty but we shared one entree together and packaged the other! We'll be back .....
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A true gem in Liberty Village
Found 25 Liberty while searching online for a place to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. Beautiful, quant restaurant. The service was attentive, friendly and knowledgable. The group of us all work in the industry and have become rather picky when it comes to our experiences eating out. The bartender and server went over and beyond to provide impeccable service and an all-round wonderful evening. We were all so impressed! On top of it all, the food was incredible. So glad we found this gem of a restaurant. We will definitely be back! Thank you 25 Liberty for making my boyfriend's birthday. :)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Creative menu combinations
Creative menu combinations - food is wonderfully prepared and presented. Interesting cocktails to enjoy before dinner. Very friendly and efficient service.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
A rainy Tuesday night in Liberty
A rainy Tuesday night in Liberty Village, and at the end of my meal, when my pregnant friend had to go home to her husband the car, I was the only one in the restaurant. Not to fear, Kyle behind the bar and Joel took really good care of me. Citizens of Liberty Village - go to 25 Liberty! Don't let a wonderful place like this go deadpool like LV places tend to. Phenomenal knowledge behind the bar and in the kitchen (though I didn't have the pleasure of meeting ALL the staff). I had a wonderful seared Ahi Tuna paired with a crisp white by the glass. Looking forward to maybe trying out the brunch menu or a cold bevvie on the patio in the future.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch option
Although we live in the area, this was our first visit to 25 Liberty. First great thing is that they accept reservations for brunch which makes it o much easier than having to wait in line, especially when you have a group of people. Their brunch menu is great - lots of options even for gluten-free diners - and a decent value for the prices. Presentation was good and food was flavorful. Would definitely return for brunch and looking forward to trying them out for dinner.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Foodie location in Liberty
25 Liberty is becoming another Liberty Village Foodie destination.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Welcome to Liberty Village
Foodies will be flocking to Liberty for not only great brunch options at Mildred's and School, but a fabulous new menu at 25 Liberty (and of course Liberty Beer). Thanks Dan very much for opening up and creating more options for the discerning palate.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although the food was good,
Although the food was good, every dish had too much sause and the same sause! The gnocchi was cooked to perfection but had a sour taste. And the appetizers took too long. Drink menu was very good. And every dish contained some for of mushrooms, which I couldn't eat: not much creativity. Wait staff was tremendous!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Brunch Spot
A friend and I were looking for a place to have brunch that was within walking distance of the finish of the Toronto half marathon. The reviews I read were very positive and so was our experience. The food was great- we both had the scrambled eggs with brie and spinach (delicious!) and it came with several sides (toast, salad, potatoes, fruit, and choice of meat (e.g. bacon, merguez sausage). The coffee was very good and I also had a Stiegel Radler (a low alcohol "grapefruit" beer)- very refreshing. The servers were very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend it and I will be back (maybe after the Sporting Life 10K?)
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice warm springtime lunch
Our outdoor lunch experience was lovely
Split the romaine salad for app
Was tasty and crispy used homemade bacon
Lamb Shepperds pie and grilled cheese sandwich fantastic with the right about of gruyere cheese
Service good albeit a bit hectic at times as server was very busy
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed taking my mother here for Mother's Day Brunch. Atmosphere wss exciting and the food was fsbulous! Prices were definitely reasonable. I am looking forward to going back for dinner!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
25 Liberty is an amazing spot for great food and friendly service. The quail/lentils dish for dinner was superb and the daily punch was a unique and delicious option on the cocktail menu. The atmosphere was sophisticated but it still felt comfortable. Staff were super helpful giving food/drink recommendations and were very friendly.
It was a perfect representation of what Liberty Village is; rustic with a modern twist. Overall a highly recommended place whether it be for a couple of drinks after the game, a dinner with your closest girlfriends or an intimate date with the one you love. I would love to go back and try their brunch menu.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great from start to finish
As soon as we walked in I knew that I liked this place. It is bright and airy and their attention to detail was evident in the decor. They played up the high ceilings with classic 50's white glass hanging lights and the predominantly grey colour palate came alive with the orange banquette seats (which are also very comfortable). Our server was excellent - attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing, he was just there when we needed him. The food was AMAZING! Everything we tried was delicious and there were 10 more items on the menu I wanted to try. I will definitely be back!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early dinner at 25 Liberty
Had a (very) eary dinner on a rainy Thursday night. Contemporary, earthy atmosphere. Welcoming staff. Unique cocktail list. The Marsala Lemonade is delicious. Split an order of Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini. Beautiful and yummy, although the use of dried figs made the crostini a bit sweeter than I expected. Had the quail with potato rosti, lentils and greens. FANTASTIC. Will go back just to have that again!. My dining partner had the scallops on a bed of artichoke cream. Also very good. Split a lovely cheesecake for dessert. Dishes are beautifully presented. Service was top notch and attentive but not imposing. Prices in line with other restaurants of this level in the city. Will go back. Patio looked nice.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second visit; will definitely
My second visit; will definitely come again. Keep up the good work
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again... a GREAT meal.
Our group of 5 had a great dinner this past weekend. Food was delicious. Service was fun and friendly. Another GREAT night at 25 Liberty.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cocktails - Excellent
Appetizers - Excellent
Main course - Excellent (brazed beef cheeks)
Wine & Wine List - Good selection
Service - Very good but was not very busy at the time so to be expected
Pros - Great neighborhood spot with excellent food. Very nice to be about to have high quality food right in your own backyard. Why waste $40 bucks on cab fare ($20 each way) when I can take a nice 10 min walk down the street and put the savings into the actual meal.
Cons - Not for everyone at about $100/person including tip (table of 4) but we did have 6 cocktails and a good bottle of wine.
Overall - Very enjoyable evening and I'll be back. Would also go just to sit at the bar and have one of the great cocktails.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, lovely
At first the music was too loud at every table we tried (including outdoors), but the waiter very quickly offered to turn it down a bit, which made it very acceptable. Being vegetarian, I asked if the chef could make me just a plate of grilled vegetables with a potato of some sort included. I got an absolutely delicious dish based on their antipasto platter with grilled and marinated vegetables. A potato croquette on the side was equally yummy.
We had one 9 oz wine and one 6 oz wine, and a shared dessert. Bill for two was $115 with tax and tip.
I would definitely go back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner at 25
We had a great dinner at 25 Liberty, the food and service were fantastic, would definately return.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and presentation,
Great food and presentation, excellent service and new modern atmosphere!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favourite spots
My girlfriend and I came back here for dinner - it had been a while since our last visit. I ordered the gnocchi, she ordered the cornish hen, and we shared our dishes. Both dishes were simply amazing. It was one of the best meals we've had out in a while. The service was also great - friendly, attentive, and genuine. I ordered my favourite cocktail, a caesar, and it was just perfect. Had a great experience at this neighbourhood gem and will definitely be coming back. I'd definitely recommend 25 Liberty - you won't be disappointed!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service and Great Food!
We went to 25 Liberty for our 4th anniversary and it was fantastic. The service was excellent - they paid attention to what we asked for and made recommendations that were spot-on. And the food was great, as per usual. It's an excellent spot for a romantic dinner or a dinner out with friends. We just can't say enough about the service - bartender and servers as well as the chefs - all really put in an effort to make us feel like they were eager to please, which was really nice to see! And we were pleased!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Wine too expensive.
Great food. Wine too expensive. Makes one second guess getting more than one glass. Couple of items on menu unavailable with server neglecting to inform. Long wait to order even first drink. Bad fuzzy outdoor speakers. Entrees did not arrive all at once. The saving factor here was the quality of the food which was amazing.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were fantastic. The setting is very quaint which was great for that romantic feel. I'm from out of town but I'll definantly be going back to 25 Liberty.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxed and informal..
Very relaxed and informal.. nice place to go for a romantic dinner and resonably priced. Service was prompt, attentive but not hurried.
We were pleasantly surprised with our food choices. The aged beef steak and the sea bass were great and the medly of seasoned grilled vegtables on the side were a very nice touch. Wine selection is fabulous.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent - a cut above the norm - nicely presented and tasty. Everybody does the tomato and boconcini salad but their tomatoes were divine with mozarella di bufalo as the cheese and an excellent balsamic.
The pastas were were the perfect texture with an al dente crunch but the gnocchi was disappointingly watery, which detracted from the fine flavours.
Nice casual atmosphere and friendly staff.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had such a great experience! Our server was friendly and fun and the food was fantastic. Cocktails are clearly made by a highly trained mixologist. They make their own vermouth!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited 25 Liberty with friends and our two year old toddler. Brunch was very tasty and the atmosphere was calm and relaxing. It appears that the restaurant does not serve toddlers very often as we made several requests for milk, bread, fruit (anything to keep our toddler from toppling the table over) and waited for a significant amount of time. Otherwise, a very good experience but will not likely go back with our son.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
I always enjoy a restaurant that has a bit of space. I didn't feel like I was on top of anyone. I also appreciated the service - attentive without being overbearing. I will definitely return.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch spot!
My girlfriend and I have been here several times for dinner ( which we've enjoyed) and decided to try brunch. We were not disappointed. As always the service was amazing - friendly, attentive, and never had us waiting. The brunch was delicious. I had the eggs Benny which was served on a bed of potato rosti and came with roastedo pork. My girlfriend had the market frittata, which was madewi th chorizo that day. Both dishes were delicious and we were thoroughly stuffed. We were also given a complementary little serving of fruit while our dishes were being prepared. Overall I would highly recommend 25 liberty for brunch.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I finally dined here and we're so glad we did. From appetizers to desert, the food was excellent. The service was friendly and efficient in a nice room with high ceilings. And, at last, a restaurant that serves ample portions so I didn't walk away hungry, which often happens in Toronto these days. We highly recommend 25 Liberty.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service and great ambience. A real treasure of a restaurant!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM