Words cannot explain how great this restaurant is. It is an amazing experience that is hard to compare to any other we've been to. This is truly one of the best restaurants in Toronto (if not the very best). I tried countless times to get into Alo, after all these attempts my wife was able to miraculously get us a booking to this restaurant for my birthday, and I am overjoyed we did. From the moment you get into Alo until the second you leave you are whisked away into a dining paradise. It is not just about the food it is the experience. You wouldn't suspect it entering Alo, but once you get upstairs the wonder begins. I wanted to wait a few months before reviewing this one to see if I felt the same way, and the feeling has not subsided. If ever, the time has made me appreciate Alo even more. As we go to other restaurants we leave them with a void, feeling like they have not done enough and inevitably comparing them to our experience at Alo. The service was absolutely tremendous. At no point did we have to wait for our needs to be taken care of. There was always multiple people there to pick up for each other. Every item we tasted was stupendous and topped what we have tasted in the past. The buttermilk bread was the softest, most delectable I have ever tasted. I particularly enjoyed our protein part of the dinner. The menu is ever evolving and ever changing so what you eat may not be the same as what but I doubt that you would be disappointed once you visit, everything is absolutely sumptuous. The price was quite reasonable for what you get and I would not be surprised if the rates increase given the incomparable quality of this restaurant. We can only compare Toronto to what we have been to and, so far, this is the best experience we have had in Toronto so far! Try your best to visit Alo as soon as possible!
Impeccable service and delicious food!
It was a good experience and the food was unique. They were able to accommodate all the food I can't eat and modified it for me as I was pregnant. Service was top notch and would recommend people to try as they always change their menu.
Went for my boyfriend’s birthday. Was treated exceptionally well during confirmation of my reservation and throughout my visit. Each bite is full of flavour. The staff are attentive. The meal was absolutely amazing.
Way overhyped so it wasn’t as outstanding as I had expected. Was very good but not incredible. The service was the best part, although our table was late therefor we were told our drinks from the bar would be comped, but they charged us for them anyways, which was disappointing.
Such a wonderful experience at Alo. From choosing the colour of your napkin, to the outstanding service, to the food. Choose the wine pairings with your meal, it's worth every cent to experience new types of wines and their process.
Very unique combination of food. The restuarant and servers are the most attentive i ever seen. Definitely would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion.
Simply Perfection! Every dish was piece of art, unexpected and full of flavor!
Exceptional food only paired with truly exceptional, friendly and personable service. I encourage everyone to try a special night out and try a truly enjoyable dining experience at alo.
Went for friend's birthday - had the tasting menu. Amazing food and amazing service! Staff were attentive and very friendly. Food presentation was incredible. Each dish tasted exceptional - nice balance in flavours and richness from one course to the next. Pacing of the dishes was also well done. Finally the sommelier did an excellent job in not only describing the wines and their regions, but also how best to pair it with each dish. Can't wait to go again!
One of the best restaurants in the city. The price tag is a little steep but the food is fantastic.
Very happy that we have a restaurant like this in Toronto. It was the true definition of great service and amazing food. Everything was perfect from start to finish, the wine pairings were amazing and everyone really knew what they were doing. Less of a dinner and more of an experience. Definitely worth a visit (or 2) and the wait to get a reservation
We booked a month in advance and managed to secure a Saturday night seating at 9pm. On arrival it’s almost like a speak easy, tucked away on Spadina Avenue, great little location. We arrived and had seats with a great view in the window ledge at the bar and ordered some cocktails which were delicious! Then we were brought to our table and allowed ample and more time to take in the surroundings before the canapés arrived. We chose the wine pairing with the tasting menu which the sommelier knew inside and out and his relaxed approach allowed for inquisitive snippets of conversation in between courses. The scallops were a show stopper for me with the aged ribeye a close second. But the dining experience is one that we will never forget. Absolutely stunning Alo. Can’t recommend it enough!