The Shore Club - Toronto
The Shore Club - Toronto

The Shore Club - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theshoreclub.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 351-3311
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Simcoe Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available through the Ritz Carlton Hotel next door to The Shore Club. Valet Charge can be added to your Shore Club bill. Public parking also available in the RBC Dexia Building and across the street at the Roy Thomson Hall parking garage. Both public parking entrances are accessed from Wellington Street.
A word from The Shore Club - Toronto
The Shore Club Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge features the freshest seafood and tender steaks served in surroundings of understated luxury. Soaring ceilings, stunning original artwork and cool blue and green hues contribute to an elegant atmosphere that is second to none in Toronto. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in our signature lounge, or descend to our dining room to experience all our signature menu has to offer. The Shore Club is perfect for a casual, drop-in visit, or a long-planned special occasion. Allow our professional team to cater to your every wish.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
The Shore Club - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)fit for foodies (26)romantic (26)good for groups (24)notable wine list (21)great for lunch (17)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Outstanding!
    saudia558VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    everything about this dining experience was fabulous! the Service was great and the food was exceptional! I definitely recommend this place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, not so great food
    dabbyma
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We arrived and they didn't have our reservation, but they found us a table without issue. I ordered the crab cake, which was very good, and my husband had the wedge salad, which was disappointing. As a main, I was torn between the spare ribs and the arctic char with kale and brussel sprouts and an apple and fennel puree. I opted for the seemingly lighter fare and was disappointed that everything was soaked in butter. The fish was fried in butter and the kale and sprouts were drenched in it. It was so rich and heavy that I couldn't eat very much of it. My husband ordered the striploin and was disappointed by the lack of flavour, tough texture, and lack of seasoning. The service was fantastic! It's too bad that the food didn't measure up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good experience
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our server was outstanding. The food was great, as it was the last time I went there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Elegant
    luckyliberal1305
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love the Shore Club. It is very elegant and first class. I have introduced this restaurant to many friends and everyone has loved it. It is so New York to me. I will continue to keep it high up on one of my favourites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Service and Fare
    Batting1000
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Steaks cooked to perfection, sides we had were amazing (spicy mushrooms, beans and asparagus). Very pro service, highly recommended for business dinners and celebrations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back
    winesnob
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had a great meal, excellent food, very knowledgeable staff. A great find in the Entertainment district..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    deetsoneats
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything was over salted. King crab legs were subject to too much brining to hide the fact that they were not very fresh. Steak was not well charred. Soup tasted like it came from a can. Sides were uninteresting, expected something better from a restaurant like this. Only saving grace was that the lamb chops were good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time
    DowntownJoe
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Wife and I had a wonderful romantic dinner Sat night. Booths are large and give you privacy. Quiet so you can carry a conversation without shouting. Food is good but my lobster bisque was a bit salty, however they didnt charge me for it. Will go back and would recommend. Be prepared to spend at least 200 for a nice dinner with drinks and apps.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    TOVISITOR
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Celebrated father's 87th birthday. Superb seafood, excellent service, terrific time. Was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in the city
    CityGuy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A great spot with a romantic ambiance in the heart of the city right by the Ritz Carlton. Food was amazing and I had the Salmon Wellington.. a must try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a fantastic gem that so few locals seem to know about, which is a blessing to me! No matter where we sit - be it at the bar or a table - the service is impeccable. The food is excellent and every person I've taken to the restaurant is now a fan and planning to return. Highly recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was very good but not spectacular. I would say a very good high end steak house type food. Service was excellent but out table was tucked in a corner despite the restaurant not being full. That was the only downside to the evening. Our waitress was excellent and did her work flawlessly but did not go above to make a remarkable evening. Not that it wasn't great, it was. I tend to prefer waiting staff who truly seems interested in knowing you and having an opinion about the food being served.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Dining with Great Ambiance
    scorpio
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was fantastic and servers were professional and courteous. My friend and I ordered the Clam Linguine and Fried Chicken - both were delicious. For Appetizers we ordered the fish tartar trio (just delicious) and fresh market oysters. Great place to take clients or even a romantic place to be to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Performer
    DMAC
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a businesss lunch booked at the Shore Club on a Friday. Had asked for a corner table, but there really was not a place in the dining room that was any more private than any other. And, they had fairly loud music being piped in. Ironically, the bar tables were more secluded and the music was quieter there so we moved into that area. Food was very good - although portions were small. I have eaten dinner there twice and now been there for lunch twice and I am not really moved by either the food or ambiance. Location is great but everything else is just decent, not wowing me.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay
    TorontoDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went to the Shore Club to celebrate an anniversary and, while the service was nearly impeccable, the food was just okay. I had the single tier seafood tower, scallops and shrimp, shoestring fries and risotto. All dishes were forgettable and not worth the price tag.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dinner
    Rola
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We has a Perfect Dinner. The Service was excellent, the food was fresh and in extraordinary Quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not the best value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had really high hopes for this place. Has a great menu. The bar area is nice, the apps & drinks were really, really good. But the entrees and side dishes were OK only really...especially at the price. Not the best value. Expected more out of the mains & entrees for this price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Great servuce
    eatingisanevent
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had excellent service. The waiter clearly explaining the menu as this was our first visit. Excellent steaks and great variety of fish. All perfectly done
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hefty price tag avg food
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The wait staff were overly attentive, interrupting constantly. Food wasn't what it should have been for the price tag. Don't mind spending but the food should impress. Won't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cooked Perfectly
    love4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My choice of steak was the Filet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly to medium rare just as I requested and it stayed that way
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing
    D2you
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Seasonal risotto and salmon Wellington were to die for. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service is always fantastic - we're never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HPHTVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent, anticipatory service in a beautiful room. We wished the quality of the food was equally impressive. Alas, it was not. Mushy lobster tail, tough and stringy filet and tasteless cod. It was as if the real read on a restaurant exists was overlooked.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place for a business lunch
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Was a nice venue for a business lunch as it is a quieter environment and guests were well-spaced out. The service was very good. One downside was the appetizers seemed very expensive. The entrees and drinks (tea, soda) were reasonably priced given the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top class establishment
    Gemwhitt
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Shore Club is our "go to" restaurant if ever we have friends/family visiting from out of town. You can rely on the highest level of service every time and the food is amazing (with prices to match!). Not an everyday choice by any means, but great for a Friday night treat, birthday or any other special occasion. Go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Birthday Lunch
    Local
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    In addition to the amazing seafood choices and expert preparation, what I love about Shore Club is the service. I have not found this level of genuine good service in any other dining establishment in Toronto. I think what is most is remarkable about the service is the feeling that the servers are really passionate about doing it well and making patrons feel comfortable. The pace, presentation and level of attentiveness are just perfect to enhance and not interfere with the dining experience. I always choose Shore Club when I need a seafood fix and am missing the flavors of my Chesapeake Bay home town. Great seafood preparation is hard to come by in Toronto and I love having Shore Club as an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 367 reviews are from the The Shore Club - Toronto reviews archive.
  • Anniversary night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great meal and wonderful service!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summerlicious 2014 - Fantastic!
    Cristina
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I visited The Shore Club recently for Summerlicious and was blown away by the quality and service. This is what dining should be like! Each of us enjoyed our meals, and our waiter was fantastic at suggesting choices that would accommodate various food allergies. The food was of fantastic quality, and of course, everything was absolutely delicious. Unlike others that have written reviews, I did not feel that I was being rushed out, and we took our time deciding on our meal choices and had appropriate breaks between courses. I will definitely be back for date night, girls night, business lunches, or just because!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I recently visited this restaurant on a Summerlicious special. I was impressed with the large portions as many restaurants cut on their portions for Summerlicious (or so it seems). The food was not only delicious but the presentation was amazing. I will definitely return and recommend this to other people.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & atmosphere
    s1w1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was top notch an the service was great. Look forward to going back some time in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Understated and elegant
    CupcakeQueen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service is always welcoming and polite. I've been here twice. Sat at the bar (full menu is available) the first visit. The bartender was very helpful with the menu. Had the lobster cobb salad with large pieces of lobster, avocado, bacon - yummy! The second visit we were seated at a table in the lounge. Again, great service. Had the lobster roll - once again large pieces of lobster and not drowned in mayo - delicious! My dining companions have tried the fried chicken, fish tacos, burger and walleye. Everyone was happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skull
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    good spot for a business meeting with good food and ability to talk privately
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it
    foodiefordays
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined for summerlicious, food was delicious, at every last bite! Ordered a bottle of wine and it was a great choice. Service was really good, everyone was very nice, friendly and helpful. Amazing experience, would definitely return for the regular menu. Short Rib Agnolotti was so flavorful and sauce was mouthwatering, Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon was made with a perfectly crispiness on the outside and tender on the outside. Terrine of Sorbet dessert topped it off with each rich sorbet flavor in every bite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Upscale
    MaM1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First visit and was very impressed by the ambience. Excellent service without being pretentious. Overall, a very pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    SLK1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    When you find a gem you worry about repeat performances, will the service be the same, will the food meet your first experience? Fortunate to have the opportunity to visit now on several occasions and The Shore Club just does not disappoint. From having a quiet drink in the bar alone before meeting friends, or meeting friends in the bar it works. Moving to dinner, always treated as though we're special, every time. But the food being consistently excellent tops the reasons for returning. I look forward to my next experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent in every possible aspect. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Having a great time! Would like to say thanks to Monty (server), he did a great job for our dinner. He is exceptional. Food was excellent. We will come back more often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went for Summerlicious this weekend. Starter was really good. Main course and desert were OK but not exceptional. It is expensive for what it is. Service was OK. very quick (too quick) no time in between the starter and the main course, as everything seemed to be ready upfront
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  • Classic Elegance
    ILikeElegance
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    You wouldn't expect a modern building to house such an elegant restaurant. The ceilings are high. Unlike almost all restaurants in the GTA, the Shore Club has real silver cutlery. Although excellent food and service is not hard to find, this amenity stands out. We have dined here four times and continue to be impressed by the very good food and excellent service. Until the room fills up, we find the background music just a bit too loud, but at least it's jazz and not the obnoxious rock music so prevalent these days. Quiet classical music would be more appropriate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining at its best!
    LoveToDineOut
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We went to The Shore Club as this year's first Summerlicious outing and it was wonderful! The atmosphere was perfect. Private, perfectly lit for any romantic or business setting. The service was impeccable and the food was any foodies dream. Highly recommend, would definitely try their regular menu. Just keep in mind the $$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.