Quince -Toronto
Quince -Toronto

Quince -Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.quincetoronto.com/
  • Phone: 4164882110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm to close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael van den Winkel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a stylish lower level dining room with an adjacent bar and lounge area for private dining of groups of 10 to 40 people or cocktail receptions for up to 50. Available for both lunch and dinner, this space is ideal for functions of all types, personal and corporate. We have a selection of suggested menus available for your private room booking and we are happy to customize menus according to your wishes. For further details, or to make a reservation please give us a call.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Gittins 4164882110

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manor Road
  • Public Transit: Eglinton Subway station is located 2 blocks north of us on the south west corner of Yonge and Eglinton.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking on all side streets and Paid parking on both sides of Yonge Street; LCBO located 2 blocks south on the east side of Yonge, paid parking; Canada Square parking lot entrance 1 block south of Eglinton off Yonge St. on Berwick Avenue.
A word from Quince -Toronto
Quince is a modern bistro featuring innovative Mediterranean cuisine. All our food is made in house and sourced locally whenever possible.
Recently renovated by Commute Home casual chic look is designed in a palette of natural finishes and warm tones.

We offer seating for 80 people, an informal bar with eating counter and private dining for up to 40. A mid town favorite for over 7 years, and voted one of "Toronto's Best New Restaurants 2007" by Toronto Life Magazine.

PLEASE NOTE: that we only accept on line reservations up to 6 people, if you would like to reserve for a larger group please call the restaurant directly to accommodate your request. We can sit parties to a maximum of 12 people.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Quince -Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (11)great for lunch (11)good for groups (10)romantic (9)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Disappointing.
    Hungaryharry
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We visited this restaurant on the last day of winter licious. We found the menu sparse and unimaginative as was the food
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterlicious
    48Mil
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Lovely evening at the bar for catching up with a girlfriend.. Bar is open-concept so can see kitchen behind. Had the salmon, kale salad and cheese selection for dessert. Great value for $25 ! And tasty!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    Anna
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The dinner was lovely, great food and the service was good, not exceptional but fine. The restaurant was quaint and we were not rushed and this was great. I had the chicken liver appetizer which was delicious and enough to share with the table. Next I had the pappardelle with boar ragu an this was delicious, light pasta with a decadent but not too heavy tomatoe sauce. The cheese plate for dessert was a bit boring, 2 pieces of cheese with the lovely quince jam. I would definitely go back for a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Quince Experience
    Torontoise
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    A charming and top quality local restaurant. Although it offers exceptional cuisine and a moderate to high-caliber wine list, it has sustained an intimate an cozy ambiance. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Winterlicious experience
    EEBB
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This was my first visit - prompted by participating in Winterlicious. The menu had good choices - more than at some other restaurants. It was an enjoyable meal and we plan to return and sample the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food is always wonderful and Michael is a gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have been here a few times
    simplesam
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Have been here a few times and it never fails to disappoint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is such a
    LiBuster
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    This restaurant is such a wonderful treat - - - the ambience was romantic and casual, and the food was beyond beautiful. A wonderful place to bring that special someone! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming Destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The Quince experience was a charming one from start to finish. We were greeted warmly and promptly on arrival, and directed to our table. Our coats were whisked away and we were seated. The restaurant decor, with its wood tables, mirrors and chalkboards on the wall, struck the right balance between simple and sophisticated. The food was carefully prepared and attractively presented - from the kale salad and salmon rillettes to the pork loin and pappardelle with wild boar ragu, all of the dishes at our table were hits. The pumpkin pannacotta was a lovely finish to the meal, as was the cheese plate with quince chutney. The noise level in the restaurant was perfect - social, but quiet enough for us to enjoy conversation. Worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great find
    jenn
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    First time at Quince and was very pleased with the food choice, the quality of ingredients and the presentation. Service efficient ; not intrusive. Even though it was Winterlicious, they allowed our group to sit and enjoy drinks at our table after dinner and not rush us out. Great ambiance, decor - not overcrowded with tables or furniture. Relaxed vibe and popular with groups and couples. We noted baffles in the ceiling to help curb noise level. The Pappardelle pasta with wild boar Ragu was a real highlight - good wine choice (and listed by price grouping). Amazing Pumpkin spiced panna cotte for dessert!! Will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter, Michael, totally
    love2eat
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Our waiter, Michael, totally made the evening for us. He brought a great vibe to the table. Lamb was outstanding. Cool atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighbourhood gem
    FoodenthusiastVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We first dined at Quince a couple of nights ago for Winterlicious and were very pleased with our experience. Staff were all friendly and informative, ambience was good albeit a little bit noisy, and the food was excellent. Location is good too with parking nearby as well as the subway. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience!
    dgfoodie
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Wonderful experience and so accommodating. Food was tasty and eclectic. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impromptu Lunch Date
    FRED
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    On a cold winter sunny day, with reservation, met wife for a relaxing lunch. Quince was an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictably good dining
    patricaiVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We always come back to quince. It is a fine restaurant The food is always good. Two at our table had the special of scallops and they were perfectly cooked. We always order the amazing fries to augment any meal. The sun choke soup was devoured along withthe steak and frites by one of our party. Another reliable and taste offering is the quail again endorsed by another member of our party. Desert was their incomparable chocolate bread pudding. We were delighted to hear a second location nearby will be offering quince's delicious Indonesian food. We can't wait. A really enjoyable supper at a great restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Company Event
    piqued
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Our small party returned again this year to find that the food was as delicious as we remembered. Tables tend to cater to twos and fours, but we were accommodated at the same table as the previous year which made us feel like "regulars". We enjoyed the sampling of the 'small bites" before and plates were cleaned of entrees with some of us having room to enjoy dessert. No complaints from this group. I would definitely return with or without the group.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The noise level was not too bad., the service excellent and altogether a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good solid performance always!
    PCLuvtodine
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Enthusiastic cheery staff always makes dining even more of a pleasure. From Jennifer at the Front Desk to Michael the sterling waiter all is good all of the time. Love this place! :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative cuisine, warm setting
    Jauster
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Quince presents a quiet, elegant face to Yonge Street. The food does not disappoint. Chef, who is Dutch by background, tries some dishes that are a little bit different and works with ingredients and entrees we don't often experience, such as the chorizo-stuffed rabbit I enjoyed as a special. The wait staff are attentive and friendly without being overbearing. A neighbourhood gem, long may it reign!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a wonderful evening
    nipper
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    our group was celebrating a 60th birthday.....we have been friends since university (1976) and have been very fortunate to still be close enough to get together and celebrate our friendship.....the food was wonderful, great ambience in the restaurant, perfect noise level i.e. you could actually hear each other talk, service excellent......a great evening...we're looking to return for winterlicious and any other event we might think needs celebrating.....i would highly recommend this restaurant.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, food a bit hot
    MCBN
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We were at Quince for lunch. We both ordered the chicken croquettes, which were good, and the soup of the day (butternut squash). The sauce with the croquettes was straight Dijon mustard, a bit harsh with a bit of bite. The bread for the table was good, but served with a mashed chick pea dip, that was spicy. The soup also had some heat, so overall, there was too much spice in the food items we ordered. Waiters should inform guests of this. I would prefer straight butter with the bread, and a straight butternut squash soup. They should come up with something more imaginative as a sauce for the croquettes--without heat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Admire the layout. Like the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Admire the layout. Like the new décor. Unlike many restaurants in the neighbourhood, you have a good frontage so the dining area is not cramped. Have used your basement many times for groups and parties. Excellent! You seem to have a loyal staff and they are great. Service is excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday night birthday
    Woodrow
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    We were surprised with a candle in your dessert---a nice touch!! We went there primarily because of the 'no corkage fee' on Mon and Tues---also a very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place food B,Wine by glass D.
    kwri99VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I had a soup special appetizer it was good and braised lamb shoulder well prepared tasty but a bit to salty. My wife had pickerel felt it was over cooked. The wine by the glass, a cab sav , was very bad.Overall I would go back skip the wine and fish
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A French Bistro in the heart of TO
    Futurist
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    This is our go-to restaurant near our home, in an area of Toronto where there are lots of choices. The menu is spare but interesting, the food is well prepared and tasty, the service is warm and friendly without being pushy, and the location is great. The menu emphasizes Ontario foods, is more fusion than anything else, and interesting and fun. What more do you need? Oh, yes, it's priced well, too. This is, quite simply, what a bistro is in Paris: known and loved by the locals, and appreciated by those who come from farther away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great homemade pasta
    FuzzyBeaverVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    We went for lunch and were greeted warmly by the owner. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with a simple but appealing design. I started with the soup of the day which was tomato infused with olive oil. It was very thick, rich and tasty. This was followed by a house-made pasta with pork sausage. Very rich flavours. Other people had pasta and grilled panini. All were good. Service was decent. We finished with various coffees and espresso. Overall it was a very good lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geezers
    DIWH
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    5 old white guys went to see the movie Last Vegas, and finished the evening at Quince, where we all felt very hip and raved about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for a neighbourhood gem?
    416Nanna
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food is delicious and the service is outstanding! Limited menu, but something for everyone. The pear salad was delicate and fresh. The salmon was done to perfection. My companion loved the poutine! Affordable wines by the glass, and no corkage fees Mondays & Tuesdays!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Seating
    Late
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    While the food was excellent and the service at the table was very good. We arrived at the restaurant about 5 minutes before our reservation and they could not seat us for more than 35 minutes. It was very disappointing, given that we had specifically made a reservation. The drinks we ordered at the bar were comped but overall I would be hesitant to go here again on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favouite restaurant
    Abby
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    We had a great meal with friends and always look forward to a return visit. It was unusually quiet ( a Wednesday evening) which was just the way we wanted it for conversation. We enjoyed the salads, the tomato soup and the pickerel. The Dutch poutine was a hit with friends visiting from Montreal - much better than the version they find at home and avoid. The wines and service were excellent. It all made for a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    AndrewG
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    This was my second time at Quince in 6 months and the food and service were both terrific. Definitely, a place I will come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group Lunch
    ericVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    We get together as a group of 4 for lunch periodically. We picked Quince as a convenient location for all of us. The luncheon menu provided a wide choice and as one of the party had certain food intolerance's, the staff made an extra effort to suggest appropriate choices. In fact, they ultimately produced a special pasta that fitted her needs. I had the pasta special of the day, which was very good. Other members of the group had a pasta and the steak frites, all of which were also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic -- as usual!!
    LiBuster
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Quince is one of those restaurants that never disappoints - - - everything on the menu is wonderful, delicious and sensitively paired/created. It's a 'go-to' place where the entire experience is five-star!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Service at a Good Price
    lamborghini37
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    With so many dining choices in the Yonge & Eglinton corridor, Quince offers a friendly experience for good value -- a great place to get away from the "stuffiness" of some of the other high-end establishments in the area, but still be able to dress up a bit. Their decor is an exhibition of different textures accented with bright red chairs. The banquettes create a cozy and warm place for you to snuggle with your significant other for a romantic dinner together, although the circular bistro tables near the front are a bit small. The Grilled Chorizo and Assorted Mushrooms Linguini were spectacular. The Farro and Summer Vegetable Salad and Steak Frites were okay. For celebrations, they serve your dessert with a lit candle -- a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good meal on a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    A very good meal on a very hot night that, because of the patio, stretched the staff, making service a bit slow. The food was very good--swordfish, steak, liver mousse, and salads. Wine was reasonably priced and nicely organized on the menu. Well worth another visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, welcoming and friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    good food, welcoming and friendly service, good wine, Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific spot where everything
    Theatregoer
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Terrific spot where everything is made from scratch (breads, bread sticks, olives, pasta, deserts) and every item on the menu is perfectly constructed by an obviously passionate kitchen staff. Flavour combinations for each menu item play off each other and actually enhance the overall dish- rather than just sounding good on a menu discription. Michael may be one of the best waiters in Toronto- professional, respectfully playful and truly loves his occupation which makes the overall experience a can't miss night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I have been to this restaurant a few times now and it is always a good experience. The food is always interesting and tasty - first time I've encountered octopus carpaccio - and the service has been fantastic. The desserts are definitely worth leaving room for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here; will come back!
    Joe3
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    1st time was years ago, and then we sort of forgot it was there. Now tried again, and won't wait that long to come back! Octopus carpaccio, halibut all super. Nice wines at fair prices. Enthousiastic staff. The food is not as heavy as at Coquine across the street, and the decor is more modern, too. So depending on your mood, even more options now along the Yonge dining corridor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    We had a super dinner here on Saturday. Great food, salmon was delish, the gnocchi were according to my friend 'the best most pillowy ever'. We had a great server from Germany - she was attentive and funny and gave good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.