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
80 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (63)romantic (59)great for outdoor dining (46)fit for foodies (32)scenic view (26)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (19)notable wine list (18)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Service
    paul
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very poor service. Did not fill our wine glasses so half the bottle was left by the end of dinner. Ordered us the wrong steak and also was a very immature server who seemed very new.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced poor service.
    Alwaysdiningout
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Disappointed with service and food quality. We dined after 9 so maybe the chef had left and the waiter was fed up. We were at TIFF for the weekend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    JenL
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had never been to the Fifth before for dinner even though I feel like I've been to many of Toronto's better restaurants. My bf and I went to celebrate an anniversary, and were both pleasantly surprised. The elevator ride up was fun, and while I wouldn't go to the Fifth for the club crowd, the restaurant was quite good. We started with the crab cake to share, and then the mixed grill with a side of sweet mashed potatoes. The filet mignon and lamb on the mixed grill platter were excellent; the salmon was pretty good but not particularly special in my opinion. The patio was quiet and feels very private even though you're right downtown. It wasn't very busy for a Saturday night, but maybe that was because it was a long weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect dinner
    jimg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Superb food , great ambiance. Everytime we travel to Toronto we will eat there. The service is always consistent making your dining experience relaxing and unrushed. Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still my favourite!
    BradleydotcomVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love everything about the 5th from riding the elevator that makes you feel like you are in a an old speakeasy, to Chris who mans the elevator doing a card trick on your ride, to the excellent service provided by a the staff, to the delicious food prepared by Chef Brad and his team. It's rare that a Chef will come out and say hello and check on how everything was but it is something Brad does on a fairly regular basis. My steak was prepared to perfection and the wine suggested by our server (sorry forgot his name) didn't break the bank and was absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to go back again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better the second around
    TheFifth
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is our 2nd time here. Someone was greeting customers in the alley now, unlike before. We couldn't figure out where to go. This time, we were seated at the patio. It was a nice change of environment. Our server was better than the last one we had. Bread was given, which they forgot last time. We had the meat on the grill. It was pretty much what can be expected from meat on the grill. Lobster risotto & truffle mash for sides, were the stars of the night for us. For dessert, we had baked Alaska. Since it was my bf's b-day, they put "happy birthday" on the plate, w/c was nice. The cake didn't meet our expectation in taste. Too much cognac, we could only taste that & burnt marshmallow. All in all though, it was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    asaeid
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Fifth Grill is by far one of the most beautiful restaurants I have been too- the decor is gorgeous and luxurious and really sets the mood for a romantic night. Even the elevator up was a sight for sore eyes. In previous reviews there were a lot of comments made about the charismatic elevator operator. I was looking forward to experiencing this in person however he didn't engage us in conversation so I can't elaborate on that. Despite the gorgeous restaurant and great service from our waiter, I was really disappointed with my flat iron steak. I like a bit of flavour to mask too much of a meaty taste but this one lacked and even gave a really bad after-taste. My husband agreed but his market fish (trout) was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor terrace
    Foodie28
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed a great dining experience for a special date night out. We were pleasantly surprised by the terrace patio, which reminded us of past vacations in the Carribean. The food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the lobster risotto. The freight elevator ride was also quite different and memorable. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but really slow service
    KikiG
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    While service was attentive, it took forever. And it wasn't like there where 100 people in the restaurant. There was only about 10 tables and it took them 40 minutes to take my order from when I sat down. I do recomment the Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Bar!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • weinfelden1gb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had a wonderful time at the Fifth. I treated a high-end client from Vancouver. She was most impressed with the atmosphere, the attentive service and the delicious meal. I plan to entertain there again. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MissM
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful ambiance; it really doesn't get much better. Warm and intimate environment. Waiter was a bit inattentive due to service of other tables, but pleasant when there was an opportunity to connect. Tenderloin was delicious and served with a carrot, so ordering sides is required to complete the meal. Dessert left much to be desired, I would not order it a second time. Thanks to Melissa for taking care if us on our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERVICE NOT GOOD
    Natalie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I ORDERED HOUSE WINE RED, HE GAVE ME A WHITE WINE, AND MY FRIEND SAID THAT I HEARD YOU SAID RED WINE, AND I SAID THAT`S OK, MAYBE HE DID NOT HEAR THAT, SECOND TIME I ORDERED RED AGAIN, AND REPEAT " RED WINE", AND HE GAVE ME A WHITE WINE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MY STEAK WAS OVER COOKED!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so impressed
    NEMO
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had to wait for a long time before somebody brought us menus, and also for ordering the food. the food was not so great. the place was beautiful and I loved the old fashion elevator
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mim61
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed our evening. Tha patio is lovely> The Summerlicious menu had some hits and misses- the cod was delicious but the lamb chops were not very good. I would go back for the roof top patio but not for the service. Our reservations was for 815- the restaurant was not full but it took over an hour to bring our appetizers. The service never really improved.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious-delicious
    Summerdelish
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We booked a table to sample the summerlicious menu and we thought it was lovely. Especially the ride up in the elevator~ very unique! Our meal was tasty, however the black cod could have been cooked about a minute longer~ both of our cods were a little underdone. We moved to the terrace for desert and after dinner drinks, again, beautiful atmosphere and prompt service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend! Would make a wonderful spot to celebrate something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt Like I Was on a Resort!
    saudia558VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    ...only the food was amazing! We ordered the carpaccio, which I thought had a little too much oil, but was great none the less. The crab cakes were really good too. I also ordered the filet mignon (medium rare). It was so good it practically melted in your mouth! The ambiance was also nothing like the typical rooftops in Toronto. I felt like I was in the West Indies. Absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely return for a special occasion. ...and looking forward to it already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Piper70
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From the out if the way entrance to the wooden elevator ride (with the magic eight ball, card trick operator Chris) to the terrace to the food - I was blown away! Fantastic food, drinks and service. A Summerlicious find which will absolutely see me back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    Punkin
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner using the Summerlicious menu. The presentation was great and our food choices very tasty. The service was excellent. I would have liked the patio but did not see an area to request this when I booked and unfortunately space was not availablewhen we arrived. Don't know if I should have called the establishment directly to request this as I don't recall seeing this option on the on-line booking site. During our appetizer course a group of twenty entered for an engagement dinner which made it very noisy but we understood their excitement and accepted it. Would certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Top Drawer
    Regan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Another fabulous evening at The Fifth. This place is just hard to beat. The dining experience is unique while the food and service are impeccable. Entertained some first time visitors to Canada from Ireland one of whom commented that this may perhaps be "the best meal she ever had" This is in a nutshell why we keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost great
    canadianchick
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Both appetizers and main courses (lamb and black cod) were simply outstanding. However, the amuse-bouche and both desserts were disappointing. It was the Summerlicious prix-fixe menu. The very cool old elevator arrival experience was somewhat lessened by the seemingly confused/disorganized staff. The table service was average. Our server seemed to be having a bad night and kept dropping things at our table. There was definitely an odd vibe as if all the staff were new and not working smoothly together. The place itself is beautiful and the indoor/outdoor spaces are all so nice that it's hard to decide where you'd most like to sit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected slightly more
    Maria
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Don't get me wrong - this is a good restaurant, there is nothing wrong. However, it somehow is a notch less than Canoe and somewhat less inspirational than Susur Lee. Food was tasty, but somehow, I expected more of my lamb rack - it was perfectly done (and that is hard, I know), but there was nothing more notable - no interesting flavor, no kick, no sparkle. The service is good, only one lapse of not filling in our glasses. It was slow in beginning - it seemed long time to get to bread-and-butter, but after that it was smooth. Ambience is unusual with memorable freight elevator ride and mix of old house with eclectic decoration. One bad note: I struggled to get in and out of chair, it was too low and soft (used?) and tablecloth too heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Angellvox
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was professional and attentive, great place for early dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • below expectation
    eatyou
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Not happy with the how greeter leading us to a less favourable table when all the tables with nice views were available. Appetizer salad was salty, pork belly was extremely salty and rough like boiled meat. Dessert was unskillful and bad presentation. Will not celebrate birthday here again. The pros are that our server was friendly Nd professional and the ambience is quite nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it.
    tablenotesVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Billed as premium restaurant for Summerlicious, but food and service does not deliver. Basic execution concerns. During our dining experience we saw a number of dishes sent back. Although the space is beautiful, the overall experience is not worth it and I would not recommend this location to others. There are a number of other restaurants in the city which offer better dining experiences at the same price point Summerlicious or not.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful and Ecclectic
    pccmike
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food and service given in an unexpected way. This roof top terrace is very relaxing and the experience is one that would demand a return visit when back in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    weiLOVEfood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here - food, service, wine knowledge, ambiance all excellent. We will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    visitagain
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent service and food. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the waiters wine and food suggestions. We weren't rushed and would definitely go again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was to be desired. Our waiter forgot to give us bread and on several occasions we had to prompt our waiter to move the meal along. The wait staff also did a terrible job with filling our water glasses. Would've been a 5 star meal if it weren't for the awful service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    SusieR
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    What a find from the speakeasy ambiance when you arrive, the freight elevator service and the lovely spot in the middle of downtown. We enjoyed a lovely dinner on a lovely evening. The ambiance of this restaurant is amazing - quaint setting meets elegant service. We have gluten and dairy allergies and they accommodated us easily. The menu was very interesting with lots of great choices. The only complaint was that the tuna came medium when it was supposed to be served rare. The Lamb dish was excellent as were the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXTRAORDINARY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I'm not the kind of person that generally leaves reviews, but I felt it was neccessary to write one for The Fifth. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we were completely floored!! We have never been to restaurant quite like this one. The ambiance was breathtaking. In my opinion, it was the perfect combination of modern and rustic. You felt like you were dining at your friends house and being treated like royalty. The decor, service and food was nothing short of outstanding. I highly reccommend The Fifth to couples and for large groups such as a birthday party. Hats off the the management and wait staff for giving us such an unforgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely outstanding!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was the best meal we've had in any restaurant in many years. Steak was outstanding, extremely tender, fllavorful on perfectly cooked. Mixed grill was also out of this world. Desserts, lemon mousse and orange cake, were also fantastic. We've been to many steakhouses in many cities - this was by far the best. Service was also very good -attentive but not too much! Wish we were in Toronto more often - we'd eat here every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Fifth Grill yum
    HHeather
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. It is unusual in a good way. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere there is terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Fifth!
    BradleydotcomVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Took our friends from BC here tonight and they like us were so impressed. From the elevator ride which is like being back in time at a speakeasy to the best desserts I've had in as long as I can remember. Desserts are all made in-house and are always a win. Not only was dessert perfect but so was my petite filet and the delicious sides of brussel sprouts (my absolute favourite) and the panko crusted onion rings are out of this world. As you can tell I am a huge fan of the fifth. The staff are always so friendly and the food is top notch. Looking for a great date night book the fifth and ask for the terrace. You will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Brilliant
    TOfoodie85
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ate here for the first time on Saturday evening, and was a surprise for a friends birthday. The restaurant is amazing, the elevator ride was something in itself, and the service and food were perfect. Despite waiting for a little for the lamb, which is great to ensure its cooked the way you want, enjoyed the wine and cocktail list and amuse bouche before. As it was a birthday celebration, the restaurant even went out of their way to get cake and candles and make it a truly special occasion. Our waiter is the epitomy of what customer service is all about and we will definitely be returning and telling all our friends/family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions
    Gwoonit
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Celebrated wedding anniversary on the roof top terrace. Very nice spot - laid back atmosphere and romantic and comfortable setting. Flat iron steak was slightly overdone for my taste (medium rare) but still very enjoyable and tasty. Foie grad appetizer was a good sized portion and also very well done. Overall an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening!
    Luckyfish
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were taking friends (meat eaters) out for dinner and hadn't been to the Fifth in ages, so we were a bit nervous but the menu was a good variety and looked interesting. We were not disappointed. Great service, delicious food. Steak, lamb, pork and mixed grill, all ,met with everyone's approval. Appies were fabulous and I could have made a meal on the sides alone. Shared chocolate dessert was perfect ending and did I mention the cappuccino was exceptional Not a complaint from here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • knowourfood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Having dined at the Fifth many times, we continue to think the food and service are terrific. It's also a beautiful spot for dining, especially in the summer, on the renovated terrace. Chef Brad Livergant is talented in the kitchen, as well as a warm and welcoming presence. Great venue for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was incredibly slow. Three hours before we finally signed the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KrystalnutVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Very nice place with excelent service and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 361 reviews are from the The Fifth Grill & Terrace reviews archive.
  • Great date place
    Loves2eat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was outstanding and the ambience is one of the best in the city. Feels like a hidden gem. Was there on a Friday and it was not crowded. Would definitely recommend this place to others especially for a romantic occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.