The Shore Club - Toronto
The Shore Club - Toronto
  • Address:
    155 Wellington Street West
    Toronto, ON M5V 3H1
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

The Shore Club - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theshoreclub.ca/
  • Phone: 4163513311x
  • 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
The Shore Club - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)romantic (51)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (31)great for lunch (29)notable wine list (27)hot spot (9)late-night find (9)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Summerlicious menu was great. Nice menu to choose from, very good food, great service, quiet. I would go back anytime
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Wonderful Experience
    pccmike
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This restaurant is a real gem. The setting is spectacular and the food and service match. Comfortable and relaxing, it is one of our best restaurant selections in Toronto
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner Spot
    Lawrie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    With being close to all the major downtown venues, the Shore Club is a good choice if you're looking for a quality dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Intimate Dinner
    Mya1988
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our server Ali was amazing and accommodating, food was delicious. Absolutely recommend. Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Shore Club combines a quiet ambience, varied menu, very well prepared food, extensive wine list and excellent service. The staff is very attentive without being overbearing. For a special occasion, this is a very good choice and I would suggest a quiet booth for a couple. Diners should be aware that the price point is, in my experience, toward the upper end of the downtown restaurant spectrum.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    Diverchris
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A wonderful meal, great serving staff and the ability to make an amazing meal given extreme food allergies. I would highly recommend and will be returning often. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Michelin *
    michelinVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Special restaurant for special occasions. Chicken 14 could be shared as it is a big portion. Starters were all excellent. Good place when attending the TSO......Getting you to the Hall on time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Tessa
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The menu has something for everyone and the portions are very generous. Delicious food, great atmosphere, comfortable and cozy seating. I will DEFINATELY be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    beachesbench
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This is the perfect place for the business lunch or an after work group dinner. It gets louder at night and more tame around lunch. Regardless, the food is always done right with amazing service. ALWAYS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak, great service
    Zenmama
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My partner treated me to a dinner at the Shore Club for my birthday. The service was fast and attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed the bone-in ribeye--perfectly cooked and flavourful. The sides were also tasty. We enjoyed the wild mushroom risotto, shoestring fries and asparagus. The cocktails were inventive and the wine list extensive. Our only disappointment was the quality of the desserts. Neither the key lime pie or crime brûlée were more than barely edible. We would definitively return for the next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 343 reviews are from the The Shore Club - Toronto reviews archive.
  • Excellent overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our server was fantastic. Overheard us thinking about different things as he walked by and brought them to us the next time he walked by without us even asking. Food was spot on. Definately going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine but no whining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The whole experience was incredible. Wine list exceptional. Portion was abundant. Definitely , we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea food ???
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Although we went for lunch, but ordered from the dinner menu, we both ordered shrimp and scallop. Not that great (60%), was expecting much better sea food, so called sea food and steak restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return...
    FishLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We've been there about 6x. I'm a fish/seafood lover...and ShoreClub has lots of wonderful and excellently prepared choices. I don't eat beef at all. Great side dishes. Manhattan Clam chowder is a rarity in T.O....and SC makes it great. Always a pleasure to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected more...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The restaurant itself is nice. Our server was very friendly but seemed distracted and perhaps overly busy; service felt less unobtrusive and more inattentive. To our surprise, the entire meal, including drinks, appetizers, mains and desserts, took nearly three hours from start to finish. The most disappointing aspect is that the steak and fish entrees were overcooked; given the time investment, it just didn't seem worthwhile at that point to take it up with the staff. On the upside, desserts were fabulous. Given this experience, I'm not inclined to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent spot before TSO
    michelinVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great place before the symphony. They insure excellent service without rushing you. I think you need more categories above.....great place for dinner without being a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We were a table of 6 for a business lunch with half the group headed for a flight. I mentioned to the servers and they were quick and meal was great. Definitely will be returning
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have nothing bad to say about this place, the food was great .had the ny strip with lobster and roasted potatoes it was delicious. Our waiter was awesome ambiance was out of this world. I give this place a 5 star
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 99.9% perfection!
    BeetLover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Everything about The Shore Club is perfection. The services is absolutely outstanding - no one compares in the city. From the moment you arrive, you know you will be well taken care of. The food is top quality and the menu is well thought out. Servers are professional and attentive. A well-run ship for sure. My only complaint (which is so small compared to how well we were treated) was that the beet salad was more romaine lettuce than beet.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.