Yours Truly
Yours Truly
  • Address:
    229 Ossington Avenue
    Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8
    Neighborhood:
    Little Portugal / Dundas West
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Yours Truly

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yours-truly.ca/
  • Phone: 4165332243x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Lachlan Culjak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dundas St. W.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lot available on Dundas Street.
A word from Yours Truly
Yours Truly will be closing its doors at the end of September.

We look forward to seeing our guests in the coming weeks.

September 30th we will be hosting a special 20 course dinner with Benjamin Bridge Winery. Please call 416 533 2243 or email hello@yours-truly.ca to book.



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Yours Truly reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)special occasion (28)neighborhood gem (27)romantic (18)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Explosion of flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What a pity this gem is closing its door at the end of September 2014! The Card Blanche menu was incredible and flavors were racing each other from dish to dish. Well balanced and definitely worth the money. To get through the whole lineup we needed four (4) hours - which was an incredibly nice dining experience for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was our first trip to Yours Truly and it was absolutely fantastic. The food, the service, the hospitality, and the staff (Mia and Clayton), were so perfect that night. Thank you for going above and beyond to make our night so special. Hope to see some faces at Langdon soon so I can return the experience. Bone Marrow course was my personal favourite, followed by the elk. My girlfriends favourite course was her squash course that was served along side my lobster mushroom course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice ambiance
    ey1986
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice little restaurant with friendly wait staff. Fois gras was delicious, and their menu is varied and interesting. My only complaint is that there were only two beers on tap and they had run out of one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • emma
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my dad here for his 60th birthday and both he and my mom loved it! (especially the snacks and starters).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful presentation of the dishes, but not really conducive to sharing although that is what they recommend. The portions were quite small. We ordered a la carte, so perhaps the tasting menu would be a better experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    Irfan
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    None of the above really apply to my experience. I checked vibrant bar scene because the bartender definitely knew what he was doing. We had a cocktail each and a glass of wine each and shared two plates. A very odd looking, but tasty salad. Portion was small for the price. And a duck ravioli. Good sized and delicious, but way over salted. Servers and bartender we very attentive. Cocktails were expertly prepared. Bill came to $108 - tax and %20 tip included.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat before you go
    reviewsRus
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Large Plates, Small portions. What's on the plate is unique and very good. Be prepared to order 2 entrees. Think of it as expensive tapas. $$$$
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Bartender
    Cody
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been going to Yours Truly for a while and John never disappoints. The best bartender in the city for my money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, innovative and relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a terrific meal at Yours Truly. Every course was made with the freshest of ingredients and with expected and unexpected flavours galore. The presentation was also interesting, with many of the dishes looking like works of art. Service was friendly and helpful and not rushed like almost every other restaurant these days. We'll definitely return and hope to try out a fixed menu there sometime. This is one chef I'd be willing to turn all my selections over to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic appetizers
    BondgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The appetizers were among the most creative and fresh that I have had in ages. The compressed spinach leaves with toasted quinoa etc were extraordinary, as were the daily special duck wings. However, the duck main course was disappointing. Tough meat (would have been tolerable had it been thinly sliced rather than served in chunks). Great for sharing. Was quiet on a Tuesday summer evening but I suspect it gets loud later in the week due to the bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Places like this are what make the restaurant scene in Toronto exciting. The food was unique and delicious. As well as the cocktails. John was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a great time. We shall come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort food/fusion/fine dinning
    Raymeowmeow
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is great. I say this is kind of a mixture of comfort food/fusion/fine dinning restaurant. Pretty creative dishes. Overall not bad experience. Service is good. One thing to pick on is they did not replace fork and knife after few dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying too hard to be creative
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We love food, we love uniqueness and creativeness, but I am sorry we did not enjoy our meal there, The chef went overboard in trying to be creative but he missed his mark. The food just did not taste good period. The portions were small, and yes I know the concept is sharing small plates. I would rather share larger plates. I happen to prefer more than one bite. I also think if you are selling soup shots, at least one should be a hot soup. The best part of the entire meal was your asparagus dish which was tasty. We have eaten all over the world in some of the finest restaurants, in many ethnic places , in many cool places etc. We left feeling unsatisfied, hungry and not impressed. Not a good choice for a special dinner
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  • splendid
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    splendid food. Each small plate more delicious and beautifully plated than the one before. Well curated, edited wine by the glass as well as longer wine list with interesting choices. Professional service from the sweetest server imaginable. The whole experience was very polished. The decor is more art-house, 'hipster' casual - no doubt intended to highlight the food and wine but slightly surprising to diners accustomed to dropping $$$ on a lovely meal in glitzier surroundings. A keeper - I hope it thrives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Experience
    npzFLVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was our first time back to Yours Truly since they converted to an a la carte menu on June 1st. All four of us thought this was some of the most creative and excellent food we had eaten in a long time. Remarkable attention to detail in the kitchen, and great taste experience. Very pleasant, professional service as well. Strongly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NT001
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Painstakingly composed plates. V good food. And a bartender who loves his job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    Ryan
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had in this city. Absolutely amazing..... I would recommend this place to anyone and will be going again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great veggie option
    foodie127
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had the opportunity to visit this niche spot recently with a veggie friend. Good menu options for vegetarian and meat eaters. A bit pricey but excellent food and service. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and interesting
    wieodgeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a great time trying the new a la carte menu...great vibe in the place and great feeling of sharing and trying new and delicious foods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    reviewitall
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    after reading so many recomendations abt the place expectations were high... drinks were good and food too but nothing special, at alll the food menu was a bit limited in my opinion too
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Delicious! We came early on a Sunday evening and were the only diners. Looked after really well and the food had a hint of playfulness, beautifully balanced, and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Amazing. Actually the best meal I've had in Toronto. The chef knows what he's doing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dishes
    NYVisit
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Outstanding dishes with innovative presentation. But for the tasting menu, ten courses seem like duplicate in the taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Show off to your tastiest friends
    TrenchermanTOVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Delicious food! Creative, complex, locavore foraged ingredients, perfectly balanced flavours and textures, lovely to look at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner!!! :D
    momotron
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We had such a wonderful dinner here. Really exciting, intricately prepared, delicious dishes. Friendly, attentive service. Delicious cocktails. We all loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 27 reviews are from the Yours Truly reviews archive.
  • interesting
    foodcurious
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Sampled some very unusual things. Usually well executed. However, main courses should have been much more substantial. Could not really distinguish the "main"course from the amuse bouche. They were all very small including mains. Would be better to have 15 courses rather than 20 and have at least two dishes that seemed like a main course.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not top 5
    EvM2304VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had the "surprise" menu and I must say most of the items were good, especially early on, but the desserts were disappointing. Definitely not the number 5 restaurant in Toronto, as per Joanne Kates. Service was good but inconsistent, one waitress (with the British/Aussie accent) was great, the others not so much. Not sure if I'll go back... Toronto has so many good restaurants..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid night out
    snowomyn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had the 5 course tasting. The other half and I have no allergies, so we basically ordered one menu each and split everything. The amuse bouches at the start were fun. Nettle soup was refreshing. The garlic knots were a lovely surprise... we had thought they were a "once" thing having had them last February. Great to see they are a staple. The service was fabulous, attentive but not intrusive. Great cocktails. If we lived in TO and lived in the area it would be my default night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    If the plates were much smaller I'd be thinking how it was a lousy deal for the price, but they were just big enough to almost have a good meal. But the size allowed and forced you to take smaller bites and thereby savor the extraordinary flavors of the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for vegetarian foodies
    VegFoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Dinner here was unlike anything I've ever had in Toronto. I did the 5-course meal (which was really 10 with all the amuse bouche courses) with my friend and both of us are vegetarian. We were excited to get to try so many interesting gourmet things that had no meat in them, but still of the calibre that I would expect to see in a 5-star high-class restaurant. It's hard to find anywhere that treats humble, simple vegetables with such finesse and class. We had no idea what was on the plate half the time, but it was creative and delicious no matter what we ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yours truly, but not Sincerely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Food is great. Can't help but compare to Actinolite - very similar but more mainstream than Actinolite. Service landed somewhere between unconcerned and off-hand, but overall ok. Food is very good, but this city is awash in urchins, unfiltered wines, and root vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb tasting menu
    DeakVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Outstanding culinary experience. We dinned as a group of four and had the Carte Blanche tasting menu. There wasn't one weak dish. A very creative and delicious food adventure. Highly recommended.
    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.
  • Fabulous, but too noisy.
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Two couples, out for the evening and wanting to eat, drink and talk. The service was great, the food was creative, interesting and full of flavour. In fact the food was fabulous and the wine pairings were very good and well-matched. I didn't like the soy dessert. I was unable to have the chocolate brownie, which I was told was amazing. The lighting was good. The seats were uncomfortable. I would like to come again, but the noise level is a real deterrent. We couldn't hear each other by 8:00. It was really disappointing. I noticed that all the surfaces in the restaurant are hard. There is nothing in the room to absorb sound. I would recommend the restaurant to friends, with the proviso about the noise level.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not woarth the money
    AngelicaDeLaMurr
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Bad combination of ingredients in to dishes with no taste. Bill was incorrect, over charged (55$!) Place was empty and unclean. One of the worst places I have been to in Toronto.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    klammie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    presentation was amazing; every ingredient served its purpose in the dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of dazzle but.....
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Yes, the 20 course tasting menu is an incredible exercise in indulgence. But in the end, it actually didn't taste that great.
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  • Yours Truly is Truly a Treat
    WendyLVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The exquisite food was beautifully presented with fantastic service! Our dinner could not have been any better! Looking forward to an a la carte menu later this year (so I can order three of everything!)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I've been to many restaurants among which some Michelin rated. Yours Truly is definitely on top of my list!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere! My friend and I had the 5 course dinner and we both really enjoyed them. The only thing I can say bad about this place was that the portions were small...so I was still bit hungry after our dinner and we also had the cheese plate.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    Luvsfood22VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went for the carte blanche and was not impressed. The "meat" menu only has 3 actual meat courses and like 7 salad courses. Ridiculous for $100. Dessert was terrible and there was simply too much time between courses! We waited more than 20 mins at one point. We spent 4 hours in uncomfortable wooden chairs. The great thing about yours truly is the service! The serving staff was on point whenever our wine glasses we close to being empty, they were filled. Every dish was explained perfectly and all the questions we had were answered knowledgeably. The presentation of each dish was very nice also. Overall, an underwhelming experience. I would not go back, at least for the carte blanche ever again. It was simply not worth $100.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate