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About Adega Restaurante
Portuguese-bent cuisine in the true center of downtown Toronto. Featuring fresh fish and seafood such as lobster, tiger shrimp, and octopus. The rustic Mediterranean atmosphere charms everyone. Private dining facilities are also available.
Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Open at 5:00
Yonge and Dundas
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
A public lot is located directly across the street.
Michael Da Silva
Private Party Facilities:
The private room accommodates up to 70 people. The private wine cellar can seat up to 20 people.
Private Party Contact:
Manny Botelho: (416) 977-4338
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Adega Restaurante Ratings and Reviews
Service was impeccable, very attentive and cheerful. We love the familiarity even though it was our first time. Love the warm interior and well spaced between tables. We were at Sorel recently and despite the rave, we did not like the noise level there and the cramped tables. We absolutely loved the food at Adega and was very pleasantly surprised it was better than Chiado. The shrimp bisque was very delicious per hubby. I had the grilled sardines and it was perfection. Mom had the salted cod quenelles and it was perfect. We shared everything. For main, hubby had the specials Lamb chops ($42) and I had the absolutely delicious Saffron Seafood Risotto. Mom couldn't handle an entre herself and ate ours. She ate more than we expected for a 92 year old and she kept on digging into my risotto and raved about the Lamb 2 dozen times. She told my siblings about that world's best Lamb chop. Mom is a world traveler and has eaten in the best (River cruise, QE2, etc..). Wine was delish as well. Thanks to mom helping herself to our entres, we had room for dessert and coffee (yum). Hubby had the creme brulee and raved about it. I had the Medeira poached pears and loved it. It was cold and very refreshing. Mom also loved it all. I banned dairy and the restaurant was very accommodating towards my dishes. Please come to this lovely little gem. Sad I didn't bring my camera.
The wine selection while not extensive had some great selections. We started with the mussels which were some of the best I've ever had. Was a bit concerned that the rest of the meal would be a let down after the mussels but the mains were just as good. I had the fish stew which was packed with different types of seafood in a broth that had just enough of a bite to make if interesting. My better half ordered the salmon with pineapple compote and she loved it as well. The creamy desserts and cappuccino were a great finisher. Highly recommend that you reserve a booth for a romantic dinner for 2 to 4 people.
The service was excellent. All the wait staff were friendly and professional. We went for dinner before the theater and they made sure that we were served promptly without rushing us. We sat at a booth that felt very private and quiet. The food was very good but I was expecting more choices of traditional Portuguese dishes. All in all a great place for dinner.
Authentic Portuguese seafood dishes, cooked to perfection. Having traveled extensively on the mainland, in our opinion,
Adega's food, matched what we ate in Portugal. Our server, Christian from Lisbon himself, was efficient and friendly and recommended a wonderful Vino Verde for us. Our signature dishes, the seafood stew came with a wonderful tomato based broth, two kinds of fish salmon and a white fish, clams, squid and mussels, very tasty with the lovely local bread. Our other dish was grilled octopus, capers, bed of greens, potato and salsa was also cooked to perfection. Finished off with a wonderful port from the Douro region....will be back again next time we are in that area of Toronto.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend. When we first walked in, it was not at all busy, so I was afraid we had made a mistake by going there. We were promptly greeted by Mario and shown to our table. Mario was attentive and explained menu and answered any questions. I chose the daily special which was Arctic Char. It was excellent! Nicely grilled and served with scalloped potatoes, and fresh veg which were served piping hot and cooked to perfection. The fish stew was also excellent. Would definitely recommend.
Only down side for us was my husband asked the waiter for 2 checks, but he gave us one with the costs split. It was a really big deal, but our friends had wine and we didn't. It really wasn't a big deal, but More attention needs to be given to these kinds of request in future!
Appetizer: Petisco Platter, $35: 5/5, so delicious and really interesting mix of authentic food.
My Main: Cataplana Fresh Fish Stew, $32: also 5/5, delicious broth, and a lot of good seafood.
Her Main: Saffron Seafood Risotto, $28: 0/5... honestly some of the worst risotto either of us have ever had. No flavour, at all. It seemed like the chef just forgot to add any spices, including salt or pepper... We should have sent it back (20/20 hindsight).
Dessert: Dark Lindt Chocolate Mousse Cake, $8.95: 5/5, so rich with flavour, and amazing texture. I wish we got 2.
Wine: 5/5, great wine list, we really enjoyed our bottle.
Service: 5/5, great staff, very attentive and fantastic personality.
Everything was so fantastic, except the risotto, which was extremely disappointing and kind of soured the whole experience since my entree was just so much better than my girlfriends. I don't think we would go back, since we ordered the things on the menu that we really wanted.
Our server was fantastic. We were seated in an alcove table which was a bit too datey for our friends get-together but it was fine. My pasta was just a bit too spicy for my liking but as for authenticity and freshness - it was spot-on. The vegetarian soup was just amazing as was the bread and olives offering.
Delicious wine and lovely atmosphere.
I recommend to anyone and everyone. Just check on the spiciness of the pasta as I was quite surprised by the heat but again the tastes were fabulous!
From the moment I walked in, until I left, the service was spectacular! I felt well taken care of. Every movement was coordinated by the staff and I was never wanting for anything. Of note, the muse Bouche and the Mediterranean olives and fresh bread were an amazing opener. But on a warm day, the sorbet offering was very flavourful!
I had the green salad appetizer and gruper main dish, and both exceeded expectations.
In short, a class act!
It always amazes me how attentive and great the staff is. It was raining a lot and I had my parents with me, I called in advance to ask if they wouldn't mind running outside with an umbrella to pick them up from the car and I received an response "it will be our pleasure".
I always love the food and their fantastic service.
I am looking forward to my next visit.
I found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try since we are planning our first visit to Portugal in 2018. The staff was mostly Portuguese (or perhaps Brazilian) and seemed to converse amongst themselves in Portuguese. It is on a quiet little street with several restaurants and is just east of Yonge Street. I started with the Bisque and then had the Octopus dinner. I enjoyed both, and the octopus had a similarity in texture to a lobster tail, but maybe a bit tougher. My other half had the daily soup special and the fish special dinner, which was Espada. He enjoyed everything as well. They also presented us with a complimentary tasting of something on a spoon-it was good, but I forget what it was? I had a large Steamwhistle draught beer, and he had a 9 oz glass of Portuguese white wine, which was a bit overpriced at $15.25, in my opinion. Our server and his young assistant were very attentive and made sure we had a great meal. When I told the waiter that we were going to Lisbon, he told me about a friend of his who has a tour/transfer service there and gave me a brochure. I may look into that as time gets nearer for a trip there. In conclusion, this place is definitely a 5. I may or may not return there on a future visit to Toronto since Toronto has so many good restaurants, but if you like Portuguese food and attentive service, this is a place to experience!
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