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The Harbord Room
89 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1G4
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The Harbord Room Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Late night: 10:30pm - 12:00am
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
The closest Subway Stop is Spadina Station, but the Streetcar does stop at the intersection of Spadina and Harbord. The Wellesley bus does run east from Wellesley Subway Station as well.
City Metered Parking is available on both the North and South sides of Harbord as well as on Spadina Avenue.
A word from The Harbord Room
The Harbord Room is a restaurant and bar where we focus on using local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible as well as putting forth cocktails keeping true to origins and respective histories.
We are a small restaurant and limited to 20 seats in the winter months and 40 in the summer, but attention to detail and personalized service remain the heart of our concept.
We offer the same dinner menu at the bar, which is conducted on a 'walk-in' basis.
Calling just before joining us at the Bar is recommended as we will be able to let you know the availability at that point. We hope that you will join us for dinner soon.
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This is a great restaurant located
in a convenient location for U of T. The menu items were well priced, delicious but they had me at the homemade ricotta donuts! I'm still thinking about them a week later. I thought our server was one of the best I ever had. Loved her casual but very informed manner. The only negative is the very limited wine by the glass list. There definitely could be huge improvements there with the non-notable wine list."
Dined on 7/15/2014
Great date night. I'm a young
parent who's been cooped up for 4 years. Made me feel cool again. That says it all."
Dined on 7/11/2014
Great flavors - food, cocktails
and space. The staff was great too!"
Dined on 7/9/2014
If youv'e never been to The
Harbord Room, you must get there! Great bar service from "Amos" an incredible bartender who mixes a mean drink. All food on the menu is delicious , I've never been disappointed and have eaten there many times."
Dined on 7/7/2014
My husband and I went for dinner
at the late sitting on Saturday night. We had been to the Harbord Room before and really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. The food and service are still excellent but the loud music did not allow us to talk at all. The patio seats were quiet but that area was full. The interior was very noisey. People at tables next to ours looked uncomfortable too. We may go elsewhere next time. Too bad."
Dined on 6/28/2014
We went to Harbord room for a fun
summer night dinner and were completely thrilled with both the cocktails, food and service! 10/10! We'll be back!"
Dined on 6/24/2014
4 of us met here for an early
dinner. None of us had been here before. The cocktails were fantastic, the Rhubarb Gin Fizz and the Ronald Clayton were especially lovely. We had a bunch of sharing starters, the guacamole with sweet peas and chips, the daily special of soft shell crab, and the fried green tomato salad. For mains we had the ricotta and summer squash gnocchi, the bavette of beef, and the roasted porcini mushroom stuffed chicken leg with gnudi. Dessert was the fresh ricotta doughnuts and pistachio olive oil cake with fresh strawberry sorbet. Everyone was impressed with the presentation, the quality and taste of the food, and the service. Definitely coming back again!"
Dined on 6/20/2014
Melt in your mouth burger and
amazing frites! Everything here food wise is well thought out and is a treat for the tastebuds!!!"
Dined on 5/30/2014
I had heard so many great things
about The Harbord Room and was very excited to attend with my girlfriend for her birthday. It needed to be special and it ended up meeting all of our expectations. The place has a nice homey feel to it and the service staff were very friendly. The food was definitely the highlight. We had their famous burger...which I can confirm is absolutely out of this world! We also had the beef and pumpkin gnocchi which was outstanding. The only slight disappointment was with the cocktails. All of the photos we had seen prior to going there made us believe that their cocktails were served in jars however they came in very small cocktail glasses instead. They were incredibly tasty just not as big as we had thought."
Dined on 4/30/2014
This restaurant is gorgeous to
look at, with warm wood, and lovely lighting. The reception at the door was outstanding; very welcoming. The service was first rate. Our food was pretty good; not amazing (I had the halibut fish special that was a bit bland; my partner had the burger which she didn't love; it was a bit well done). We had a great romantic evening, still, marred only slightly by something the Room has no control over; an obnoxious dude with too many cocktails on board who was quite loud and annoying. "
Dined on 4/29/2014
One of the best meals had in a
long time. Explosion of delicate and tasty flavours. I don't normally write reviews, but can't wait to go back to this place!"
Dined on 4/26/2014
come here often, food and service
are always fabulous"
Dined on 4/7/2014
Great service, great food,
reasonably priced for what you get, food comes a little slow but that's because they are busy perfecting it! The burger is top notch ... burger priest got a competitor now!"
Dined on 4/6/2014
We have a lovely evening. Great
food and great service."
Dined on 3/30/2014
Good was amazing, from the meat,
to the fish and vegetarian dishes. My only complaint is that the music was quite loud for dinner."
Dined on 3/30/2014
Great Meal.. Excellent service..
the Burger is super!"
Dined on 3/25/2013
Rated best burgers in town and for
good reason. I would have to say its the best burger I've ever had! The rest of the menu is good and the bartender makes some great drinks! Highly recommend for small groups or a romantic evening!"
Dined on 3/23/2013
Inventive food, always surprises
on the menu, very well informed servers with excellent timing."
Dined on 3/13/2013
We loved our dinner at The Harbord
Room. Excellent service and attentive care, and the food was simply divine. The prices were much more reasonable than we had imagined. Would definitely go back!"
Dined on 3/9/2013
My absolute favorite place in the
city. It never fails me. Thank you Harbord Rooom"
Dined on 3/3/2013
Charcouterie Board was amazing!!!
I will order one next time for sure! Service was excellent as well as food! definitely going back."
Dined on 3/3/2013
We have eaten here many times and
the food is consistently amazing. The chef continues to use healthy, basic vegetables which are prepared in an intelligent and matched manner.. I love this place!"
Dined on 2/27/2013
We had to take a late reservation
- 10pm. The place was still completely full, incl the spaces at the bar. Our server was fantastic & he knew the menu items thoroughly, made very appropriate wine recommendations. We started with the Raw Fish Platter which was fresh and flavourful, lovely start to the meal. My partner had the house made squid ink linguine, the prawns were tender and the flavourings were balanced beautifully with this colourful dish. I enjoyed the famous house burger, which is a VERY generous serving, we should have shared it!"
Dined on 2/23/2013
The food was cleverly delicious,
the staff were wonderfully hospitable and friendly and the space is unpretentiously charming."
Dined on 2/21/2013
What a great place. After being
named as having Toronto's best Burger, I had to check it out. The room itself is beautiful. A little cramped yet very charming and romantic. I ordered the soup and the burger side a side of the beets and brussel sprouts. The burger was of course the standout. It was rich, buttery and very flavorful. I highly recommend ordering it without the cheese in order to truly experience and taste the meat. On top of the amazing food, Bruce from Dragon's den happened to be sitting next to me and that was very cool as well. Cant wait to go back!"
Dined on 2/17/2013
I liked the buzz of the place,
although it was hard to talk at some points. Food was excellent-great oysters-ordered more.Had an excellent risoto and others had the hamburger which they liked. Wine list is expensive for the type of restaurant-need more options in the $40 range."
Dined on 2/16/2013
Fabulous bartenders and best
burger in town! This is no ordinary burger either!"
Dined on 2/16/2013
Have been here a few times and
always a great dining experience. This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto!"
Dined on 2/9/2013
As always the Harbourd Room does
not disappoint. Great food and a yummy gin sour!"
Dined on 2/8/2013
We had dinner at the Harbord Room
while in Toronto for the night attending the Theatre. We were pleasantly surprised at the casual fine dining experience we had! The service was excellent - our wine glasses were never empty and yet we were never made to feel rushed as we enjoyed some time to chat. Food was excellent - robust and unique flavors - and just right portion size. Thank- you to Chef Cory and his team for such a pleasant experience!"
Dined on 2/2/2013
Very euro ambiance close tables
small room. The waiter let us have three samples of wine to help us chose what suited our palates. We loved the whole evening!"
Dined on 1/29/2013
Very nice spot! Great burgers an
cocktails. Would definitely recommend!"
Dined on 1/28/2013
We arrived, a family of four (boys
11 and 15), and were kindly greeted! Burger was "amazing" according to teenage son, including homemade ketchup and delicious coleslaw! Dad and this mom enjoyed a nice shiraz recommended by waiter! All in all, a great meal!"
Dined on 1/12/2013
I had oysters to start and
scallops for my main. I shared a side of roasted brussel sprouts and beets. Food was great! (The tables are a little too close together which makes you feel like you are eavesdropping on your neighbors.)"
Dined on 1/9/2013
My girlfriend and I went here for
our Christmas dinner. We had the charcuterie board (not bad), oysters (pretty good), the scallops and pork belly (amazing) and the squid ink linguine (amazing). Service was really great, everyone was very friendly and very attentive. When I first arrived, the host was on the phone and immediately asked the person on the call to hold the line so she could attend to me. Having kept waiting while a host finished a call at other establishments I noticed that and appreciated that. We never had to ask for anything, the staff were on top of it all. Highly recommend it, definitely can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 12/28/2012
I came to this restaurant on a
Saturday night, 1st seating. The music was very loud at first but I realized this was for the staff as they were preparing; they turned it down once the tables got filled, thank goodness. The atmosphere was unpretentious and casual, yet the wine and food were really top notch. We shared an appetizer of olives, cheese and a homemade crispy bread - delicious with just the right amount of salt. The trout dish was phenomenal. I tasted my husband's flank steak and it was very tasty but if they could substitute filet mignon for the flank steak it would be even better (albeit more expensive). I also feel like this dish could do without the egg. This was my 2nd time at this restaurant and I was pleased again!"
Dined on 12/27/2012
Love the cocktails. So wish they
would put the chocolate "cake" back on the menu"
Dined on 12/23/2012
The Harbord Room was a warm, cozy
little space, that was intimate, but pretty lively at the same time. The food was great, and the service was very friendly and personal. One of the best quality burgers I've ever had, and it wasn't just because of an overkill of crazy toppings. The actual meat was amazingly fresh and rich without being gamey at all. We will definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone for a date or small group."
Dined on 12/22/2012
Took my twin sons there for their
18th birthday. They loved it, they'd never been anywhere like it and had some unusual food. Food was great as always, bartender made some amazing cocktails as well."
Dined on 12/15/2012
Yes it is a small space, but
tables are too close together and I would not call the level of noise "energetic" but a bit disturbing at times. Otherwise, excellent food and great service."
Dined on 12/14/2012
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