The Fifth Grill & Terrace
The Fifth Grill & Terrace
  • Address:
    225 Richmond St. West
    entrance from the alleyway southside of building
    Toronto, ON M5V 1X6
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

The Fifth Grill & Terrace

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thefifthgrill.com/
  • Phone: 4169793005x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brad Livergant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW corner of Richmond and Duncan
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Fifth Grill & Terrace


Located on the rooftop of an old warehouse and accessible by a private elevator, The Fifth Grill & Terrace is an experience you should not miss. The press has called us 'a glamorous hideaway' and our terrace 'the best patio in Toronto'. Our award winning cooking is described as 'the perfect blend of classic steakhouse and French cuisine'.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
The Fifth Grill & Terrace reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (60)great for outdoor dining (47)fit for foodies (33)scenic view (26)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (20)notable wine list (19)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great find!
    PedroVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We really enjoyed The Fifth Grill and Terrace largely because of the rather novel experience of it all. Have never been to anything quite like it in Toronto. The food was excellent - nice presentation, quite refined, and decent portions. The elevator ride up was nothing short of memorable, with entertainment by a card magician no less! The service was very good and we loved the rustic cottage look. Too bad the weather was so cool and required the plastic awnings to be lowered. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roof Top Gem
    PickyWineFolk
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    When you ride a small feight elevator while being entertained by a magician, how can you go wrong! What an enjoyable experience. The food...the staff...the open air view! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio only ok.
    SirRobert
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was great, baked Alaska for dessert was amazing but we were disappointed to be on patio. First visit was Inside way more cozy and better ambience for dinner and more our style. Elevator ride is always fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy!
    exitghost
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The Fifth is definitely the classiest place in the city. White table cloths, impeccable service, divine food. Come for a romantic evening on the terrace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I had a fabulous time! I'd come back again for sure and recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of Recommending
    BradleydotcomVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Most attentive staff, delicious food and all around, a lovely evening. I look forward to coming back when the roof-top dining is open to the summer air!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • easy at easy
    bondman
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent food with great decor. Service was a little slow but quality of the food made up for it. Great for expense accounts. Take someone you want to impress, the freight elevator up is cool.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring someone special here
    Dave
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The evening was wonderful. Attentive Service, relaxing, stimulating atmosphere, excellent food. Anytime I want to take treat someone to a memorable night out I will bring them here.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Everything from the elevator ride up with personal attendant to the coat check was done with style. The service was great with informed friendly servers. The food was delicious and fresh and we also were given a few extras. It was a lovely date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food Terrible Service
    Pizzalover
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was fantastic however our waiter seemed like he could care less of our presence. His tip definitely reflected that. I would definitely return due to the food being spectacular but if I received the same waiter I would ensure to have my table changed immediately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and underwhelmed
    Datenight
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Reservations booked a month in advance to secure good table in main restaurant and ended up on patio near the hall door that was constantly left open with a cold draft coming in all night. There was a big party in the main dining room so they sat us on the outdoor canvas walled patio. Wait staff were very polite but service was VERY slow and when our dinner finally arrived, it was not hot and the seafood was undercooked so we returned. We weren't charged for seafood and we were given a desert for the table which was nice, but when you don't get a chance to go out often, it didn't make up for the overall experience. Clearly the kitchen was overwhelmed with the large party AND trying to service regular diners. Very disappointing date night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful Friday night experience
    m2rh25
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I had only been to the 5th years ago dancing but I didn't know about the restaurant component. The whole arrival experience, courteous staff, décor, music and setting, including the great food and drinks made it a wonderful experience. I went with 3 girlfriends but I think its warm, elegant experience would be great for a romantic evening on the town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could be better
    ravebebeVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I was there for celebrating my birthday, from the moment I got there, everyone was very attentive by wishing me happy birthday, from the hostess to the elevator attendant then the coat check lady, everyone sure made me feel special, the evening went well with all the good food we had and nice amosphere there, until the moment they brought the dessert that we ordered out, I was disappointed to see that there's nothing special with the deco of my dessert, I was expecting to see "happy birthday" greeting at least on the plate, but not at all! It would really make difference for my impression of the service if our server could pay more attention in detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Guest Chef Ingenious
    BradleydotcomVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My husband and I are regulars of The Fifth for a multitude of reasons but primarily of the great food, amazing service and ambiance. Thursday night they once again had a guest chef, Camille Moore, who prepared a very interesting menu. Camille's special menu was delicious and another reason for us to love The Fifth even more than we do already. Looking forward to our next visit already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off The Charts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were celebrating and from the moment we arrived until we walk out the door it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    marvin
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is the third time we.ve chosen this restaurant and will go back often. The food is excellent and the service from the way we were greeted to the quality and appearance and serving of our drinks and food was first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab and fast
    flow123
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    As you can see from my scoring I rate the restaurant highly in terms of food, service, ambiance. Only - is that the waiter on several occasions tried to remove unfinished plates on the table...otherwise service and experience is premium.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance was the prize!
    Foodie27VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was my third visit to The Fifth and this time it was with a large group celebrating a special occasion. The food - truth be told I always get the filet with some sides - was consistent and excellent, but it was the candlelight ambiance on the heated terrace that will keep me coming back to The Fifth. The bonus with The Fifth is that you can always do some spontaneous dancing at the club downstairs without having to wait in line; it becomes a dinner + dancing night out very easily. All in all though, it was the ambiance and atmosphere that stole the show for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Mysttic
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food and service were great. We were large group and they accommodated us well. Will definitely come back. We had an amazing time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic experience
    Rebecca
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My sister and I had a wonderful dinner together on the Terrace. The food was exquisite and the service simply outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Fas831
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Took my girlfriend out to dinner and wanted somewhere classy to take her to make her feel like the queen she is. Fifth grill lived up to all my expectations! The service was impeccable as well as the food! Must have the fifth sundae and the truffle mash potatoes no matter what! There was a gentlemen who escorted us from the first floor to the top floor named Sasha who was absolutely hilarious and went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • milestone go-to for fine dining
    toofast
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My wife and I go to the Fifth to mark anniversaries and birthdays. 5th's staff are fantastic and Brad, the 5th's chef, is very creative. If you're looking for a good cut of beef, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special experience
    TeamNarena
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The staff treat each guest like their reservation is special and unique. Guests are taken on an elevator, coats are taken, and you are showed to your seat. Staff are friendly and food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing decor and romantic vibe
    Jennichooz
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The Fifth Grill has really done an incredible job with their decor and overall visual experience. The restaurant is located on the upper level of the building and you take an old heritage elevator up to the dining room. There is so much character here; the dining room is intimate and elegant. They also offer a large patio that is open year round (covered and heated for the winter months). The food was very good. My only complaint with this restaurant is that the food took a long time to arrive, about an hour and twenty five minutes. However, there was a large group that arrived ahead of us so that may have been what caused the delay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise
    DaniDinesVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I had selected this restaurant more from curiosity than anything else. It seemed very large, but was curious about the whole building. when I saw on the site that the entrance was from an alley on the south side, I wondered if I had selected the right place. Upon arriving, it was an adventure. What a great spot!! Totally took my breath away when I stepped into the dining room. Not because of what I saw, but because of what I saw in the context of the rest of the building, the entrance, the downstairs . . . the whole package was a totally special treat. Everything about the the Fifth was wonderful, but especially the atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back and dine on the terrace, outdoors. I have since recommended it several times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance
    Willow
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My husband and I have tried several times to eat here. (failed because of events or it wasn't open) Our first time lived up to our expectations. The service was amazing, the food was good and the ambience was lovely. Sort of loft meets shabby chic! Perfect for a relaxing, romantic night out. Would definitely recommend and go there again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining experience
    Tablefor10
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This place had a nice combination of a novel venue, great drinks, great food, and great service. This was perfect for a group of people who don't want to rush through dinner and take the time to have good conversations. We took our time and sat at the bar for cocktails before taking our seat at our table for 10. The bartender knew how to make all of our cocktails and martinis. For dinner, the menu was a-la-carte, so it is not a tapas-style restaurant, but the filet mignon and the black cod seemed really popular dinner choices at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OutandAbout
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went for dinner and arrived at our reservation time of 6:00 p.m. We were informed that "they weren't ready for us upstairs" and we were sent to a lounge to wait. It was only a 10 minute wait and then we were lead to the "freight elevator" and escorted up to the "terrace". I'm sure the room is great in the summer and perhaps even away from the plastic covered openings to the outdoors, however it was very drafty and cold as our table was right beside the "windows". The chairs weren't all the comfortable to sit on and the decor seemed like it was going for garage sale chic, which some might find charming. The service was good and they didn't interrupt our meal more than was necessary. The food was just ok so we didn't even try dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    CIndy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    What a wonderful night. Took my Dad and from the start to the finish it was excellent. Our waiter Andre was fun, pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    Mike
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I ordered the sampler platter for two. The quality of the food was ok but not for the price. The menu says you get carrots with your steak, but they were tiny and almost pointless? The quality and ambience was NOT in line with the cost. There are many places I can go in the city, pay the same amount and get a much better meal in a much nicer setting. The service was good. I will give it that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent experience
    NoBakedAlaska
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Environment was a little too rustic for me, right from the freight elevator to the hot/cold terrace environment. Was not too fond of being seated over heating vent, felt like I was wearing an electric blanket/napkin. Steak tartar was good, flat iron steak was nicely done, Black pepper Parpadelle was very salty, sent it back, better when it came back. good service. Menu needs updating on the website. Was looking forward to the Baked Alaska but it was removed. So due to disappointment, didn't order dessert. Bring back the Baked Alaska! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just missed the mark
    NVTraveller
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Beautiful room. Had the set menu done by guest executive chef with wine pairings. The food was good, but not anything I would rave about - starter of baked egg with foie gras was more like foie gras broth with a soft egg floating in it - ok but slightly off putting. Lamb main was good but was accompanied by a mousse of some sort that was fine, but also didn't quite bit the mark. The most frustrating thing wS the service - very pleasant but the wine pairings were delivered a good 10 to 15 minutes after the courses. Not worth the $140/head we spent. Too bad, Aaa the room is gorgeous. Perhaps if we had ordered off the standard menu the experience may have been better(I suspect so).
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    Honey
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was soooooo bad ....food was very salty .... too bad is a romantic place that I would like to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience
    SirRobert
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Not just great food but an all around outstanding dining experience. From the elevator ride to the comfortable ambience to the fantastic food and service. All good. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines dinner that we remember
    TheFifth
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Its been 3 months, we had such an amazing time that the place comes up in our conversation every now and then. Getting there:It was weird at first, because we couldn't figure out how to get in. We had to ask someone for help. We were escorted up to the dining floor by a nice guy doing magic tricks in the elevator. Ambiance: Its very romantic chic. For lovers for sure. Food: We both had steaks. My stake was just ok (medium rare), had better. However, what we didn't expect the Wild Mushroom Rissotto. It was amazing! I would go back just for that. Service: Acceptable, given the type of place we were in. The waiter did forget to bring us our bread, and he didn't attend to as as often as he did to the others. Overall it was still a good night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's
    BrianToronto
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Beautiful evening. Dinner was delicious from beginning to end. Background music was perfect. Access to the club was a plus. Magician in the elevator was entertaining. 2 free drinks for the club were a bonus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait on Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had to wait 10 minutes for the freight elevator, of course it was extremely busy during valentines but the long wait times were unexceptionally long. I went with my date during valentines, and I did not receive my appetizer until 40 minutes after we were seated, another 40 for the main. For an expensive place, the service was just average, felt understaffed. Had to ask for water refills.. The empty plates weren't cleared from my table until my next meal. Its the small details that really matter, especially when you're paying close to 200 dollars for dinner. Coat check rack was over filled, at the end of the night the person told me they couldn't find my jacket because it was probably on the floor. Such a shame.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love and an Elevator
    vegomaniac
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    From the outstanding service, the magic tricks in the elevator ("Is this your card?") the free coat check (maybe this is a thing everywhere? I'm pretty much a dirtbag an don't go to many nice places) and the delicious food we were totally happy with out Winterlicious experience. I had the roasted cord chowder (amazing, although the jalapeno fritter was crazy dry - even for fritter standards), the gnocchi (the best pasta, i think, I've ever had - perfectly cooked, sublimely cheesy and the sauce was buttery heaven), and for desert the apple caramel crumble, which was the only letdown (dry, and for some reason they didn't give me a knife to cut it so I struggled with it). I would definitely return for special occasions and delicious drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    SlaurieVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I cannot in good conscience recommend this restaurant as a Winterlicious choice. Unfortunately, there is very little positive that I can share about this experience. When we arrived we discovered we were being seated on the 'Terrace' which, in spite of the fact it was one of the mildest nights in weeks, was beyond drafty and downright cold. I had originally made a reservation for 5 but called 2-1/2 hours before to change to 3 - was told it was no problem. However, we were still seated at a large round table table set for 5 and they refused to move us to one of the smaller tables that sat free the entire time we were there. The Winterlicious options were bland and uninspired. Service was mediocre and slow. Disappointing all around.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a Girs Nite Out
    GirlsNiteOut
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I normally don't submit reviews but had a fantastic time at The Fifth thought it deserved one.. A group of us (in our 40's) went as part of Winterlicious and we all agreed we would definitely return. What I loved about it: -The staff were awesome!!!. From the pub, dining room and bartenders in the club; everyone we met was very friendly and attentive. Very professional but really cool. -The food and options during Winterlicious. Majority restaurants give you the winterlicious menu only. The menu here included the winterlicious menu and other choices all in one menu. -Atmosphere,and attention to detail.- From providing pashmina's to those going outside to smoke and bottled water when leaving; showed how customer focused they are.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.