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Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay, Toronto, ON
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Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay

4.1
4.1
443 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International

At Against the Grain Urban Tavern, we are committed to exceptional food, hand-crafted
cocktails, and genuine service – alongside breathtaking lakeside views. Here you’ll find globally
inspired dishes, as well as traditional tavern offerings exceptionally prepared with fresh, local
ingredients.
Enjoy Happy Hour every Monday – Friday from 4p-6p & 9p-Close and try one of our 7 Daily Taps,
an indulgent cocktail, or a crisp glass of wine while you watch the sun set over Centre Island.
Weekend warriors fear not – Against the Grain also offers a mouth-watering brunch every
weekend from 11:00am-3:00pm.
So, whether you’re looking for an after-work escape, intimate date night or weekend brunch,
Against the Grain serves up the best of what the Toronto waterfront has to offer.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 344-1562

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering in the Corus Entertainment Building is available with space for groups of 6-1200. Whether you are looking to cater a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a BBQ on the rooftop, Against the Grain Urban Tavern can help you with your catering needs for your next meeting or event

  • Private party facilities

    Against the Grain Urban Tavern is a unique place to gather with friends, family and business associates. We feature internationally inspired foods, locally supplied ingredients, unique beers and tempting cocktails - all served in a sophisticated presentation and service. Whether you are hosting a private dinner or cocktail reception we specialize in groups of 15-300 guests. Take advantage of our private event space, meeting rooms and prime patio seating allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.

  • Private party contact

    Aleasha Gilpin: (416) 533-8368

  • Neighborhood

    Harbourfront

  • Cross street

    Queens Quay & Jarvis

  • Parking details

    You may park in the lot directly underneath the Corus building, and pay at the machine. Public pay and display parking can be found in parking lot, located North of the Corus building.<br />There is also street parking available on lower Jarvis and surrounding side streets.

  • Public transit

    Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive.<br />OR<br />Take the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Lakeside Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    What better way to end a long day than relaxing lakeside? Pull a plush leather stool up to our bar or take in the stunning views of Lake Ontario from the warmth of our dining room and sip on a variety of our favourite offerings. Enjoy everything from our daily $6.75 local craft brew and $10 select cocktails to $9 house wine pours. Feeling peckish? We're serving up $2 Buck-a-Shuck Oysters too!

Menu

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What 443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The service was terrible. Not once did our waitress come check in on our table.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Horrible service.

  3. D

    Dee1998

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Not happy at all. The service was not good. Very limited items available for order as well. The management didn't seem to care about a simple request like pepper when asked. Certainly did NOT live up to the hype. Not recommending it. The chicken burger was okay. Apart from that, the salmon fish dish was very tasteless.

  4. EM

    EmilyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    I was hoping that the outside patio would be open, but unfortunately it was not

  5. C

    Chris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Terrible service, terrible portions, almost an hour to get our food. Two burgers and a salad. Good quality was terrible, wilted lettuce. Way overpriced for what you get Never coming back and will not recommend this place if asked for a recommendation.

  6. EA

    EAS1

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We've enjoyed the restaurant before but this wasn't the best experience. Probably covid related but still worthy of mention. Server did her best but there were several items not available; the prices were very high for the portions and timing was off. Hopefully things will sort out when we visit next.

  7. TL

    TraceyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Food was very good. Wine list was terrible but apparently they are in the process of changing it for summer so were out of almost everything. Wait staff was very slow, disorganized and not knowledgeable about menu items or the wine list. Friendly-ish but just not very good or keen to help. Patio wasn't open, I'm sure it will be soon, but the outdoor furniture and heat lamps were all stacked up against the front windows. Sitting inside is fine in theory because they have big windows facing the lake but the gorgeous view is totally lost because all you actually see are stacks of patio furniture, heat lamps and dining partitions. No doubt this is seasonal but they should really store all that stuff elsewhere so diners can actually enjoy the beautiful view all year. No reason to go there unless you can take in the beautiful view (while you wait for your very slow server....).

  8. L

    Luvtoeat

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Ordered the cheeseburger and they said spicy mango pepper sauce was on it....but it actually had scotch bonnet peppers on it and was ridiculously hot ( and I like spicy)...it ruined the burger and then I had to pull it apart trying to get the peppers off of it..do NOT order the cheeseburger unless you really like HOT!!!!!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday

  10. KM

    KirstenM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    I noted food and service as neutral as we didn’t actually stay for food. Booked the reservation with the understanding that we could sit in the sun and enjoy the view however, the patio wasn’t open and was a mess. The stuff in the patio blocked the view when sitting inside also. It was a bit of a mess and ruined the vibe so we left.

  11. C

    Crystal

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Booked here for Mother's Day and requested patio (specifically for the water views) when I reserved online but when I got the patio was not open due to renovations. So we sat next to window with somewhat of a view of the water. Also when we arrived hostess was not there for a good 5mins as she is also bussing tables. When we were seated there was no server for another 10mins. So pack your patience cause sevice is slow and it wasn't even busy. The food and views are the saving grace here.

  12. D

    Dave

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Nice place with amazing food - minor delay in services but still would recommend!

  13. AM

    AliceM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a great “Tasting Experience” again at the restaurant. Our beautiful waitress was very kind and attentive. All staff were pleasant. The jerk chicken was as good as you will get from Grand Bahia Principe Resort in Jamaica. We already can’t wait to get back!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Food was very good, took about as long as you’d expect. Service was phenomenal, very attentive staff and easy to get ahold of. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back again in the future.

  15. MP

    MichelleP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Just ok - Live music was great/Service felt very rushed/Dessert (maple tart) seemed like a frozen store bought item/Entrees were enjoyable.

  16. FS

    FatimaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff were great, and I’ll definitely be back in the summer. I definitely recommend this place.

  17. MP

    MahendraP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, good food and great service. Would definitely be back in the summer for the outdoor patio.

  18. s

    sphcvzc

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for dinner for the $75 deal, and it was amazing! The food was fantastic, especially the salmon. Our server was very friendly and checked on us, the restaurant and location are beautiful. The mixed reviews made me nervous, but we will for sure come again, especially for the patio! Highly recommend!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    The service was incredibly slow and just poor overall. The place was basically empty. We came because of the advertised “lakeside dinner for two” but there was no view of the lake at all because of giant white things placed outside the window where the view would have been. Definitely misrepresented. Price was good for the meal. Food was pretty good in general. Beer was flat and when asked to replace it, it took like 15 mins.

  20. TR

    TravisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The only issue was the construction equipment in the way of the view. For the amount of people there it shouldn’t have taken that long to get our drink orders taken. The waiter was a nice man and that leveled out the wait time. He was correct about his food choices. Over all very nice place and location for date night. We’ll be back again.

  21. WG

    WikiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! went there to try the experience for 2. Beyond impressed. Service, food, quality, ambience were all wonderful. One of the best calamari’s I’ve eaten. The pink tart was definitely an amazing drink choice. Would recommend to anyone! The value is superbe.

  22. EM

    EmilyM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing we would definitely come back

  23. B

    Brianna

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a very nice and relaxing evening. I appreciate what you were doing!

  24. SG

    SilviaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the best meals we've had in a long time! The service was excellent, the restaurant is beautiful. I just wish they didn't have so many TVs facing the dining area. They're ok in the bar, but it distracts from the lovely ambiance and decor.

  25. AM

    AliceM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I had a great “Tasting Experience” at this restaurant. Great food and very friendly staff! Our waitress Nicole was very knowledgeable and pleasant. There was a small system glitch in our bill which included a cost for Calamari which we didn’t order. Talked to Nicole over the phone, she promptly verified the mistake with her manager and offered us for a cash refund pickup or a free appetizer credit for the next meal. We happily accepted the appetizer credit for a future meal as we will definitely eat again soon at Against the Grain! We love the restaurant name too!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    First time at the restaurant and a little disappointed! We had to wait for our food for quite some time and our waitress was nowhere to be found when we were trying to inquire. No explanation or apology when we did complain. We are usually pretty good when communicated with - we know things don’t always go as planned and we understand that. Just wish they handled it better.

  27. K

    Kenzie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The server was awesome and attentive. The restaurant was nice and clean. Food was great and it would be nice to see a menu change or three. The music was a bit too loud for conversation. Unfortunately the view of the water was mostly blocked.

  28. B

    Bernie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This place should be hopping. The food and room is above quality. I wish the waitress wouldn’t wear perfume as it makes for an extremely uncomfortable experience as I get sick.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Over all experience was good. However only thing I felt was unprofessional was that , their marketing team marketed incorrectly about the dinner for 2 offer , but we did not get that offer in spite of making the reservation. Also as a courtesy the hotel didn’t even give any discounts.

  30. TH

    THE19THOLE

    Toronto

    327 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    327 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food and Service with an awesome Patio that sits at the water's edge. A great way to take in a spectacular view of a sunset on Lake Ontario. The new 'Prix Fix Menu' a.k.a. "The Lakeside Dinner for 2" appears to be a hit; with some good choices (For sharing) and the package includes two cocktails, ALL for $ 75/2 people (A limited time offer) AND Yes, they continue to offer Happy Hour (Mon-Fri, 4 to 6 pm & 9 to Close) a limited choice, but something for everyone. SLAINTE !

  31. e

    elea64

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good, attractive venue on the lake with nice views. Great burger and fries and selection of drinks.

  32. E

    Erika

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Servers are non existent. Long waits - empty restaurant. Quality of food mediocre

  33. KG

    KerryG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Music too loud which caused people to talk louder. The seats are too low for the standard tables (not the high tables). Service a bit slow but it may be due to staffing adjustments and fresh food preparation. Understandable. Food is always amazing and it's a great place to meet up.

  34. B

    Bernie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A must try for everyone in the city is the potato and leek soup! You won’t be disappointed.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Valentines

  36. k

    kinger

    Toronto

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Valentine's Dinner menu! Loved the oysters and the steak and lobster meal was outstanding. Finish off with wonderful chocolate dipped strawberries accompanied with a nice California Cab. Great meal!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    It is a cute place, environment is good and servers are nice. However, I personally think the flavor of food cannot be considered as delicious to me.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was amazing

  39. R

    Richard

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Against the Grain Urban Tavern located in the Corus building next to Sugar Beach at the bottom of Jarvis is best know for their lakeside patio overlooking Lake Ontario. It’s one of Toronto’s best kept secrets that winter views of lights shining on the ice and water from the islands and dark stormy waters under grey winter skies can be magical and captivating. Just minutes from downtown, with the city behind you, it can seem like you are in a far away place. On our last visit there February 11, 2022, we were welcomed and charmed by our server Karen. As usual the Calamari was one of the best we have had in Toronto. We followed the Calamari with servings of Steak and Frites and Fried Chicken, both of which were amazingly tender, succulent and flavourful. With all the choices of restaurants in Toronto, Against the Grain at the Corus building remains one of our consistent favourites.

  40. KC

    KarenC

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 344-1562.

Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay is rated 4.1 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay

25 Dockside Drive Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queens Quay & Jarvis

  • Neighborhood

    Harbourfront

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    You may park in the lot directly underneath the Corus building, and pay at the machine. Public pay and display parking can be found in parking lot, located North of the Corus building.<br />There is also street parking available on lower Jarvis and surrounding side streets.

  • Public transit

    Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive.ORTake the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 344-1562

  • Catering

    Catering in the Corus Entertainment Building is available with space for groups of 6-1200. Whether you are looking to cater a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a BBQ on the rooftop, Against the Grain Urban Tavern can help you with your catering needs for your next meeting or event

  • Private party facilities

    Against the Grain Urban Tavern is a unique place to gather with friends, family and business associates. We feature internationally inspired foods, locally supplied ingredients, unique beers and tempting cocktails - all served in a sophisticated presentation and service. Whether you are hosting a private dinner or cocktail reception we specialize in groups of 15-300 guests. Take advantage of our private event space, meeting rooms and prime patio seating allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.

  • Private party contact

    Aleasha Gilpin: (416) 533-8368

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