Reds Midtown Tavern
Reds Midtown Tavern

Reds Midtown Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redswinetavern.com/
  • Phone: 4165983535x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Wine Bar, International
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Robertson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Reds Midtown Tavern is the premiere downtown social destination in downtown Toronto. The stylish bi-level hot spot includes a lively wine bar, which offers more than 40 wines by the glass. A celebrated bar menu showcases housemade charcuterie and a varity of cheeses. The raised dining room is refined, lauded for its upscale, memorable cuisine featuring seasonally changing and outstanding dishes that are inspired by the world’s best wine regions, top quality ingredients and local produce. reds offers warm hospitality in a casual, sophisticated and stylish environment. The wine bar is a more relaxed backdrop
  • Private Party Contact: Cory Tower 4168627337x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge and Gerrard
  • Public Transit: Conviently located a minutes walk north of the Dundas Subway Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking is available in various lots near the building.
A word from Reds Midtown Tavern
The new REDS WINE TAVERN redefines social dining with culinary confidence and an engaging décor. Uncompromised values, timeless spirit and sociability prevail in a relaxed atmosphere. Our welcoming staff exude a warm personality and a true passion for food and wine.



Converse with our executive chef and sommelier at our unique communal tasting table while enjoying one of our hand-crafted sharing plates. Enjoy a REDS classic cocktail or choose from our hand selected wine list.
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Reds Midtown Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (7)romantic (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious but slightly noisy
    KimB
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A little too noisy for those wanting to spend the evening eating and talking over a glass of wine (they did have excellent music mixed by the dj) but the ambience of the restaurant was fun. The food was very tasty and we did not wait too long for it to come which was great! Overall would definitely return but with friends wanting to get a little bit rowdy while having a beer and some food, probably not ideal for families with younger kids or older adults with sensitive hearing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and convenient location
    TheTDotGuy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Similar to the quality and value as the original location in the financial district, Full of energy and food is great, although lacking in variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great food and service
    christine
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We were a group of 6, with a birthday to celebrate and some surprise guests. The host and server accomodated requests and were generally attentive and friendly. Our third tome back, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reds Midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The service, wine and food was great matched with a fun atmosphere! Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reserving Judgement?
    Brooklinite
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We met our daughter here for a pre-theater dinner. We hadn't seen our daughter for a couple of weeks but found that having a conversation was very difficult - not many people in the restaurant but the noise level of the music meant we had to lean over the table and almost yell at each other to talk. The food was good, enjoyed the lettuce wraps but since this was a shared appetizer a spoon to serve it with would have been helpful - when we eventually attracted the servers attention and asked for one, they bought the smallest coffee/tea spoon they had, suitable only for the little sauce dishes of which there were two, and they bought one spoon. We might give it a second chance, as it has potential!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night
    Urbansuburban
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Visited with 4 friends last week. Good was good, ambiance quite loud but energetic. Service was decent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was blah. $26 for a lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Food was blah. $26 for a lunch salad that was underwhelming.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The overall decor was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The overall decor was very well done. The menu was was not too busy with enough selection all round.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    CharlotteMae
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Went there on a Tuesday night for my birthday, and had a great time. My boyfriend and I made reservations and were seated right away on the bar side. We didn't mind that, but I'm sure if you requested a dining side table they would be able to accommodate. Service was wonderful, we had Jessy and she was great. Quick drink delivery, and great recommendations. The calamari was wonderful! With fried herbs, garlic, and lemon. Awesome. Steak was great (mine was a tad overdone, but I didn't mind) and the truffle fries were delicious. They brought me a lovely carrot cake dessert for my birthday. All around, great laid back atmosphere (a lot more casual than the original Reds). I think the prices should be lower at this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, and a great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had a nice date there. The ambience was great and the server was really helpful suggesting food and pairing wines since we are totally indecisive. We ended being there for nearly 4 hours. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all araound
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Service was excellent as was the food. The Chicken Carbonara was great. Good place for a business lunch or dinner as well as a cozy place for close friends and lovers....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bustling lunch spot
    carblover
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Service was attentive at this quite busy lunch spot. Food was good. One minor improvement: We both had the club sandwich and found it to be messy primarily because the kitchen put the mayo laden side down on the plate. In the result the delicious may ooze through the toast. Too bad it was so messy. Worth getting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better options in the area...
    sheckyfeinblatt
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Pluses: Good service, pretty good food, location, great bar setup. Minuses: Overpriced, slightly greasy food, for lunch the stereo was up high enough to make conversation a little shouty.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had the lamb and couscous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Had the lamb and couscous and it was excellent. Great service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick and delicious lunch
    Jacqueline55
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I hosted a small group at Reds Midtown Tavern earlier this week. We had a limited time for lunch and a few vegetarians in the crowd. The restaurant was very accommodating of our time constraints. The server was positive and helpful. We had a delicious lunch and were back to our meeting in good time. This made the day easier and I was very appreciative. There were only a few vegetarian choices on the menu. One improvement would be to increase the choices for vegetarians, for example, by offering a vegetarian protein choice with the salads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm - not quite sure
    TorontonianTravellerVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Fyi - we have been to Reds in FCP which we like very much. Decor was nice, and service was attentive. Overall was ok -- was quite expensive for so casual a venue! Not sure if we will be back, as for the money, I would expect something different. The mussels and the kale/quinoa salad were good -- roast chicken dish was nothing special. Wines were pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of great menu choices!
    ChrisH
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Took a friend here for her birthday and we both really enjoyed our meals: Crispy Roasted Chicken and Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shank. Lots of interesting items on the menu -- I'll definitely be back to try them! Service was very good and I love the decor of this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch at Reds Midtown
    Rosco1957
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    A few of us went on Jan. 3rd and had a great lunch - would esp recommend the lobster guacamole appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable lunch
    Krista
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Not an exciting title for the review, but I wanted to say that our small group enjoyed our meal here very much. The restaurant was visually appealing and we had a couple of really delicious appetizers.The service was the most outstanding feature, as our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. This was the first time we had been to this restaurant (either location) and we'll be back. I'd say that it would be a great place to meet with friends and share plates and drinks. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    Jutperry
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This is the second Reds in Toronto and having been at the original location on Adelaide I was curious to visit the newly opened "midtown" downtown location at Yonge/Gerrard. The place was quiet; only a couple other people there due to the Holidays(Dec 26). Ambiance of the restaurant is nice but on a busy night it would be pretty noisy due to the space. Waitress was very friendly and took a moment to make personal recommendations from the menu however when asked specifics of several dishes she did not seem to really understand the descriptions on the menu either. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't really good; one of my friends sent back their food and the rest of us weren't wow'd by our meals. Comparable to Milestones- should have gone there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed Customer
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    I have been 3 times. The first time was quite good which made me consider the venue for the a12 person lunch. The lunch was most disappointing. We were rushed, coffee and dessert were not offered and the waiter turned up with our cheques before we were ready or wanting to leave. The most recent visit was ruined by a couple of female servers who kept interrupting my companion's and my conversation and then the girl was condescending when I asked a question about the food. You should train your servers to be observant in timing their approaching a table. 2 bad servers out of 3 is not a good record- they should realize that they are not working at McDonalds.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Addition!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Very good food, not tooooo expensive & really nice to have a decent option in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everthing excellent but the noise.
    ColSim
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    The food was very good. Server was marvelous. His wine recommendation was spot on. With all that said I will not return becasue the restaurant is far too noisy. We moved tables (initally by the bar) to the furthest end of the restaruant but it was still too noisy to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very Festive celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Our office holiday lunch was a big success thanks to Reds Midtown. The food and the service were outstanding. Music, originally felt to be a bit loud, did not hamper conversation in the end. You must have the Calamari if you go - it's a revelation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seeing Reds
    Frankie
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Service was fabulous - our waiter was attentive, charming and witty. The food was tasty and obviously of good quality; however, portions were less than generous. A vegetable or two would have been a welcome addition! Side caesars were truly boring. On the plus side, the curried lamb was delicious as was the Cioppino. And, for the "carbs are okay" crowd, the fries were terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively Spot With Growing Pain
    CanadianGordoVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Like Reds in First Canadian Place, Reds Midtown Tavern had excellent food, although a more limited menu and wine list. That said, the wine choices were good and moderately priced (in comparison to other Toronto restaurants). The food was very good. I had a lamb shank that was well prepared. My wife was less impressed with her pasta dish, but did enjoy the meal. Background was somewhat loud for a table of six to have a casual conversation, but the environment was lively. Worth a visit. Location is excellent. Staff was very good, but seemed confused in some seating and serving issues. They were enthusiastic and I believe will gain confidence and ability with time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reds is Rad
    Idie
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Wow, I was very impressed with Red's Midtown. Food is inventive. Fresh. Delicious. I really enjoyed the music. When it's busy, the din of conversations might be a bit loud for some. The ambiance is casual but good service and friendly waitstaff. The chairs are incredibly comfortable! I would gladly return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner at Reds Midtown
    Tornative
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Our 1st visit & definitely not the last! It was a couple of wks before Xmas & it was packed with shoppers, office parties & groups of friends kicking off the wknd. The restaurant is large & lofty, but the tables are quite close together. The music was good & played at a considerate level (so conversation is possible), but the conversation noise was deafening by the time we left post-dinner & my friend & I were yelling at each other across a table for 2. The food was lovely & we shared 2 appetizers, 2 mains & a dessert so we could get a good sampling of the menu. Food was very good. I would especially be interested in brunch. They've only been open for a few wks and have most of the kinks worked out. All service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    temptress
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    great food, great service. When dessert did not come because they were sooooooooo busy they comped us our special coffees.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The beer & the dessert were
    LiciousFan
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The beer & the dessert were the best part - great selection of beers. However, we were disappointed with the lunch. From the Shareables, the Tuna Tataki & the Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps were unremarkable - have had much much tastier/better Pan/Asian creations elsewheres. And the side salads we ordered, Baby Kale & Quinoa & the Southern Thai Slaw, were very bland. We found it very noisy until the main lunch crowd left. The service was friendly & helpful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good job!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great food, Fantastic service from Eric. Perfect combination. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Cathy
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The food and the service was excellent. I was hosting friends who were celebrating their 40th wedding aniversary and it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    AM84
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Went here on a Saturday night. Reservations are recommended. We had an early dinner (6:00 pm) because when making reservations earlier in the week that was the latest time available,so it wasn't very busy. I'm assuming this contributed to the quietness. The place has amazing decor. Our table for 2 was quite large, which is great, since most restaurants sit you at a small square with no place to put anything. The server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was divine. My steak was cooked perfectly. Overall it was a great experience and will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vert disappointed. Server
    Rick
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Vert disappointed. Server was excellent however on just simple things Reds seemed to have lost the idea as to understand who is the customer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall very good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Overall very good but the steak (14 oz ribeye) wasn't well trimmed and not recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favourite!
    FoodFan88VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    I am normally a really picky eater but I just could not find any fault with Reds Midtown Tavern! From my very first experience there, I noticed a huge difference between this new location and the old Red's Wine Bar on Adelaide. I liked everything I ordered that first time and have gone back at least three more times since. Each time, I tried something new in order to experience everything on the menu but I just have to keep going back for the potato flatbread and tuna tataki! I also always tell myself to order something else besides the filet mignon for my entree but it's just so hard to resist....always cooked just the way I love my steak! Overall, I would continue to come back and recommend to all my friends and co-workers!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Surprise
    NaOClVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised how good my dining experience was. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The menu has great variety. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience, but the
    DiningGirl
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Great experience, but the food I've had at the Adelaide location was better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs Work!
    MrOfficerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This restaurant certainly needs some work as it relates to the service. I know it's new, but hire some experienced wait staff.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent! Service
    Binks
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was excellent! Service needs a bit of work. The hosts were confused with the table numbers and they didn't seem confident when they sat us. It's a new place, so I'll cut them some slack ;). I will go back once they get a few weeks under their belts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.