Would definitely go again.
Would definitely go again. Service and food were great but don't forget your flashlight!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a great evening with
What a great evening with friends. The food at Origin was outstanding. We were all impressed and everyone was energetic to share the tastes they were experiencing.
Looking at the menu was hard to determine how much to actually order for oneself and had to ask our server (2-3 dishes for a male). Be prepared the food comes out when ready so if you are not sharing you may be eating in front of your friends.
Overall the experience was so good and will be going back again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went Saturday night for my
Went Saturday night for my brothers birthday....small group 5 people, but once again the food, service and atmosphere was fantastic! There was another group of about 30 people for another birthday and I prepared myself for a lack of service, and to my surprise still received outstanding service! We will be back again!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a great restaurant for
It's a great restaurant for Tapas! The food is amazing, the ambiance great. Perfect night
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been there many times and
Been there many times and still love it. The food is consistently delicious. Try the duck, Bangkok beef salad, Asian pear and tuna salad and the spicy fries..yum!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
When friends come from out
When friends come from out of town, I am confident that the experience at Origins will be memorable and delicious.
The Service is always impecable.
Only negative comment is that the music is too loud to talk without yelling. The music could be a few decibles lower.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very cool menu. Well thought
Very cool menu. Well thought out with great ingredients.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great brunch spot
We ordered the Bangcakes and the corned beef hash. Both were very good. The Bangcakes were deemed a must-try by Toronto Life and we enjoyed it. The coconut cream added a nice touch. The amount of caramel became too much at the end but we could've dipped our pancakes into it less. The sweet potato hash was flavorful and not as heavy as a traditional potato hash. The eggs Benedict and hollandaise were done well and not too heavy. The natural light and ambiance for brunch was refreshing and helped a lot for taking photos. Our server was friendly, attentive and came around at the right times.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to the original
I have been to the original Origin and Origin Liberty for dinner a number of times, but this was my first time trying their brunch menu. I went with friends visiting from London, England, and we all really enjoyed our meals and the service was very good - albeit maybe a little too attentive. There was a TFC game on Saturday at 2pm so the server may have been rushing a little, assuming that we were trying to get out in time to make it to the game. We weren't, so we just sat a little longer catching up even after we got our bill. But frankly, I'd rather have a more attentive server than one we can never find! In addition to the good service, the food was great too!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reunion Dinner Fun
I was there for the Colborne Lane reunion dinner. It was amazing.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Much bigger than the King
Much bigger than the King Street location. Food is basically the same. This location has a tostada bar instead of a mozzarella bar. Food is just as good. Good flavours. Service was excellent.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Busy restauraunt with good food
We had a nice selection of diffent small plates, all with tasty & interesting flavours. The hint in another Open Table review about slowing down the service helped some, as the plates tend to come all at once unless you specify which are starters and which are mains.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love both locations. Excellent
Love both locations. Excellent food and great location. Our server(s) were all very attentive.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little hard to give much
A little hard to give much of a review as I went with my husband for a late lunch. We were the only diners in what therefore seemed cavernous, however, I did like the space and decor. My husban's lunch was huge and mine somewhat on the small side, but my shrimps had a nice balance of flavours.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will definitely go again
Food was excellent. Love the smaller plates so you get to try many dishes. Everything we ordered was delicious but my absolute fave was the Japanese Style Tuna Salad.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sundays are for Brunch
The food was good, the servers were accommodating (we had to move indoors because of weather) and you're in the heart of Liberty Village. I would've liked soy milk with my coffee, but the americano was a fine alternative. I'd go back. Did it live up to the hype? I don't know, but we had a good time. Happy brunching!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice place with great brunch menu.
Really reasonablly priced and the portions were perfect. Was very quiet on a Saturday for brunch and would have liked to sit on the patio, but otherwise very enjoyable
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for groups
I met some friends here for a post exam celebration. The tapas style food is easy to share, even with people I didn't know well. Even though the restaurant looks fancy, the atmosphere is pretty laid back and we were able to really enjoy our food and drinks without feeling rushed. Will be back again.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Origin-Liberty was flawless. Our server was polite, knowledgable about the entire menu and prompt. Every cocktail creation we tried was amazing and we worked our way through several items on the menu which were all perfect. I cannot wait to return and try more from their innovative menu.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighbourhood find!
Food was very fresh and flavorful! Service was attentive, funny and well informed. Highly recommend this restaurant.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was executed flawlessly,
The food was executed flawlessly, fresh and healthy.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, great service
Tried the place for the first time during Summerlicious. The shrimp appetizer was wonderful. The calamari was good. The lemon dessert was good. The only problem was that the air conditioning was a bit too much. Had to put on my sweater.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went during Summerlicious and were pleasantly surprised baby the quality of the dishes on the menu.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Origin for dinner for Summerlicious and had an enjoyable evening. The patio was lovely and the service was good. It took a little bit longer than I thought was usual to get food, but the wait was worth it. The beef and noodle salad was delicious and the calamari was fried perfectly. The chocolate cake for dessert was out of this world. Rich, dark and fudgy and the bananas were a great pair. My only complaint could be the portion sizes were a little small and while I was satisfied, I wanted a little more to eat. I would definitely go back.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and vibe for a young, Friday, late dinner crowd- however the portions were so small for summerlicious. We were all still hungry after. They also did not have any redbull, however the bartender mixed me up something special, espresso martini. It was delicious! I had two, and almost a heart attack. They did a special candle for my birthday and accommodated my gluten-free diet.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always!
Love it here. Sat on the patio for the first time--a little stark but nice. Service was friendly and prompt, although the second dish came while we were still working on the first, then a bit of a lull before the third. I guess that's the nature of tapas. We were fine with it.
Enjoyed the Spanish fries (so bad, but so good!), two types of tostadas and the beet salad. All delicious and very filling.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
origin's always a safe place to bring clients - consistently good service & great food
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but good
I had the Bufala mozzarella and the Chinois duck both of which were really good though a little pricey. I found having two dishes more than plenty.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food and service but...
go early, or early in the week if you don't want to be over run with insane club kids on a Friday or Saturday night.
But nothing at Origin can be faulted - the service was friendly and very efficient - and I'm particularly grateful that the waiter wasn't required to give a long speech for every dish about the ingredients. That whole trend is getting tired.
And when I ordered a glass of wine I wasn't crazy about - they let me have another.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for a nice lunch.
Enjoyed appetizer and main.
Good mixes of flavour.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food can be fun
I didn't know much about the restaurant before my wife and I went but it exceeded our expectations. Great location and a cool decor. Clientele ranged from young clubbers to mid fifties. Tapas style menu great for sharing.
The warm pretzel was a cross between a pretzel and cotton candy; light and melt-in-your-mouth good. The Spanish fries are decadent and gooey with a kick to go with them. The crispy calamari lacked the pop I was expecting, but well prepared nonetheless. The combination of ginger and cilantro in the shredded veg it came with was refreshing. The Chinois duck wraps were unbelievable. Smokey, crunchy, sweet, and hot at the same time. Absolute highlight of the meal. For dessert, the PB&J ice cream sandwich is the way to go.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxed atmosphere - super dining experience. Basically a tapos menu, smaller dishes yet extremely flavorful and well presented. The service was outstanding at dinner and definitely going back to try more dishes. Sample appertizer of Truffle oil popcorn (where else do you get this!!) and then main dishes of beef in peanut sauce over chilled noodles - yummy......
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique and satisfying
Origins is one of those delightful blends of unique food and satisfying quantity. Although a lot of diners say to try the chinois duck (it is good, but not quite as good as peking duck from an authentic chinese restaurant), my reco would be the tuna sushi roll and the heavy industrial cocktail is killer. Our waitress was fabulous. All round a super evening.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Origin is one of my favs. I always take out of town guests there and they love it.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and value
Although the food is not outstanding, it is definitely very good for the price and the decor is pretty cool as well. I would return if given the opportunity
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great creative dishes and beautiful presentation. Unpretentious atmosphere and great personalized service. Most impressive was the cocktail list: consisting of high-end spirits and wonderful fresh ingredients. As a bourbon lover, the server suggested something off the menu called a Paper Plane. Kudos to the bartender, it was awesome!
As a small group, we loved the small, shareable plates. Will definitely go back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Origin oh so good!
Amazing service, great cocktails and the most delicious food! Definitely will be going back!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM