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About Archeo

Located in the old carpentry shop, the history and heritage of this building is reflected in its use of 150 year old reclaimed wood from the Gooderham and Worts days in the tables and bars. High yellow pine ceilings, concrete floors, exposed brick walls and a collection of large scale photographs of on-site heritage architecture by artist Steven Evans, are a blend of contemporary style and historic tradition. Perfect for cozy lunches or large functions of up to 150 people.

Chef Joshua Dyer’s food philosophy is to source locally and sustainably where possible; aiming to honor, celebrate and enhance ingredients by keeping things simple. Staples on the menu include piadinis, pastas, local greens, fish and steak. Whether it be pickling, plating or poaching, Dyer considers every step from farm to fork. His focus on sustainable purchasing and menu choices paired with his passion for wild Ontario produce, ensures that Archeo remain a leader in Toronto's sustainable food movement.

31 Trinity St
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Canadian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm - 9pm

Note: We are frequently closed for private functions.

Cross Street:
Mill Street & Parliment

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 815-9898

Website:
http://www.archeo.ca/

Catering:
The Distillery Events team offers full catering and staffing services within all our venues. Additionally, we are pleased to offer off-site catering services. Learn more at http://www.distilleryevents.com/

Parking Details:
Green P public parking is located on the south end of The Distillery District.

Public Transit:
STREETCAR:
514: Mill St. Loop Streetcar Stop
504 & 503: King St. E at Trinity St. Streetcar Stop

BUS:
121: Mill St. at Trinity Bus Stop

Executive Chef:
Joshua Dyer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Distillery Events team offers a number of unique spaces including Archeo. Learn more at http://www.distilleryevents.com/

SPACE CAPACITY
118 - Plated
100 - Stations
150 - Cocktail

FACILITIES INCLUDE
- All staff, venue coordinator & experienced Distillery Restaurant Corporation catering staff
- iPod compatible sound system and wired microphone, with full A/V capabilities available at an additional cost
- Mandatory security guard presence starting at $250.00 per guard
- Fully licensed bar through the Distillery Restaurant Corp & private outdoor courtyard
- Traditional ceremony row seating is offered in the private courtyard for $500.00
- Ability to remove all furniture to create blank slate -- $500.00 labour charge applies

Archeo Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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4.1

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3.7

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3.5

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Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Archeo is hands down the best food in Toronto

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My reservation was for 7. You could have thought it was 10:30, because the place was nearly empty. Really the only thing lacking from this dinner was the ambiance. Myself and my two friends had the outdoor courtyard to ourself once two nearby tables finished up by 7:30/8. Food was delicious, service was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Limited menu. Very quiet: not busy. Patio ok. Service good. Pricing average.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great service and they have a beautiful patio. There is a limited menu, the food was ok but really enjoyed the quiet patio in Distillery. A hidden gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

I can't wait to go back. Lovely little restaurant in the heart of the Distillery District, uses only ingredients sources within a 100 mile radius! Their garden salad was incredible, tossed in a Niagara verjus dressing. I would go back just for that. Beautiful decor too, and charming patio. I was there with friends visiting from abroad so I loved that it was all such local ingredients. The portions were a bit small, next time I would order a starter in addition. Also it was completely dead on a Monday night so the ambiance was lacking but it was a Monday after all!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Organic, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Staff seemed nice enough but food was terrible and ambiance not great. When I asked the waiter for a recommendation on what was great on the menu, he answered that this was a restaurant that specialized in weddings so it was all mostly wedding food. When the food came it was very poor all around.

A big disappointment and I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 5, 2017

If you are in the mood for specialty flatbread pizza and like industrial chic hip decor check this place out. They said they arent usually open except for weddings so the other really good option in distillery district is Cluny the french place- it would be my top pick over archeo as archeo likely wont have many people/be dead atmosphere since you cant count on it being open. Cluny is so attractive. Gorgeous and great vibe.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

very enjoyable great food and superb service and will certainly come again when next in Toronto.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We had dinner for four on the patio. Great evening out, fantastic service, not rushed at all as we took our time. The menu is limited but the food was very good. Wine and drinks well priced and nice selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our guest service was very accommodating. He got our group a quiet area. Summerlicious lunch was great too. Highly recommend it.

Thanks, Archeo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Overall meal was great, we're big fans of charcuterie boards so the anti pasto hit the spot.

We went for summerlicious and ordered each of the piadini's. Mine was with pesto, which was good. Hers was with trout, she wasnt a fan. According to her, it tasted like bread with mayo spread and raw fish on top.

Other than the main courses, the meal was great. The place was very quiet for a Friday afternoon, probably due to summerlicious ending. Regardless the ambiance was chill with oldies music.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Me and my mom went for the summerlicious event.

Everything was right on point! Def will recommend to my friends and family.

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·Dined on July 17, 2017

We were celebrating our 2nd anniversary, as we got married at Archeo. We had a nice evening, and were spoiled with a glass of sparkling wine.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

great attentive staff who went above and beyond to make our dinner experience enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

There was an amazing ambience if you're looking for a night out or even just a more high-class dinner with your family. Definitely somewhere to go back to for celebrating special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

One stop on our "Summerlicious" tour of Toronto. Wait staff preparing bread with unwashed hands was a real turnoff but our appetizers, one entree and one dessert were very good. Too many restaurants left to try in Toronto to return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

It was summerlicious menu: Absolutely delicious authentic Italian cuisine and great wine

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Very nice location and staff kindly. It's awesome!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We went there on cold & raining Sunday night. It was very quiet with only 4 tables. The decoration and the atmosphere was very good. We enjoyed a lot with our friends.

The menu was small but we have enough selection on the main course which have meat, fish & vegetarian dishes. We loves the hanger beef. We even had encored on it. The meat was so tender & juicy.

It seems like there was only 1 waiter, but he was very friendly and attentive.

We will go back again

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Entree: Food took excessive time and arrived cold and undercooked. Roasted Potatoes had a crunch steak was blue when I had asked for medium Had to walk the plate to the bar to get someone's attention.
Appetizers: Only chef I have seen who serves beet salad raw. I guess cooking takes to long
Waitress had no interest in our table
Had to ask for a clean fork and they brought me another dirty one. I did get a clean one eventually but they left the dirty one on the table. I think the person who used it before me had some sort of berries in their desert

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We were pleased that we found Restaurant open for dinner. Food was really delicious and service was great. We were sad that they no longer have their Caesar Salad, but their new salad was wonderful. Their delicious pizza is no longer on the menu either, but they have a yummy sort of flat bread. Looking forward to a return visit. Thanks

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Overall our experience was fine, but when we first arrived the staff seemed quite frantic and it took ages for our waitress to even come for drink orders. The atmosphere was quite chaotic, which was a bit off-putting. But once our drinks order was placed service improved considerably.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Overall it was a nice experience. Our server was friendly and diligent. Great location, good ambience.

The food itself was alright. Unfortunately somewhat forgettable, and not quite worth what I paid.

Everything else was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

way too salty! no clear Communications on the food content. just wrong place for money, time and health to be spent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Service was superb, great for family outings, or casual dinning.

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·Dined on February 17, 2017

Archeo is a place I had been wanting to go to for years now and I finally got to check it out. It was great. The place is beautiful and the service was fantastic. It was date night and my girlfriend liked it just as much as I did. The food was great too, and the price was decent as well—does not break the wallet :) we'll be back for sure! And we'll bring friends too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Good food, great service. Our meals were great and we got out to our show at a very reasonable time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Their service was outstanding and the decor was brilliant. Loved the whole vibe and enjoyed their valentine's special menu. Staffs are very friendly and super nice. Good place for a romantic date and dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Excellent restaurant and great food. It was pretty quiet for a Sunday night, but there had been a snowstorm and Winterlicious had just finished. The hangar steak was amazing, so tender and succulent, cooked to perfection with delicious sides. I started with the red pepper tomato soup. It was good, but not earth shattering.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Loved spending winterlicious here! Great food great ambiance

Tags: Quick Bite, Outstanding Value
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Excellent service and an interesting historical setting. But the food left a lot to be desired. At least on the winterlicious menu, which was the only when one available

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2017

The service was really really poor. I was left waiting for 10 minutes before being seated, even though I had a reservation.
The wait before anyone came to see me after being seated was 20 minutes.

The waiting time between meals was just too long, and the servers didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with this.

There were also two tables around me that asked to move because it was too cold in the restaurant.

Please take this note as something to improve upon. The food was good, but it just did not outperform the poor service and experience overall.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2017

WInterlicious menu - but dishes tasted like they were prepared ahead of time and just reheated. Service was slow. Ran out of most wines on menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Unfortunately I would not recommend Archeo. I went with a friend/client during Winterlicious for diner. The price of the dinner was very reasonable, but the food itself was subpar at best. The cheese platter we got for dessert was shaved parmesan on some crackers, which was very surprising and undesirable to say the least. We also got a chocolate tiramisu cake for dessert, which was quite literally a convenience store chocolate muffin on a plate. It was almost offensive that they said it was tiramisu. The rest of the meal followed suit, not to be anything special. I compared to a meal i could easily cook at home (and i'm not a very good cook). The service was not great either. Would have loved to have 2 glasses of wine, but the server never came around so we had finished our meal before getting the chance to ask for another glass. We also had to wait almost 30 minutes to have the bill paid for, at which point we were eager to leave and could not flag down the waitress.
The restaurant is in a wonderful area and may have some potential if it were rented out for an event. I wouldn't go back though...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Once seated at Archeo, the service was cold and inefficient. Given that they were only serving the Winterlicious menu, one assumed that things would be brisk. Sadly not. When the food did arrive, it was uncooked, cold and inedible. We sent it back and the next round came back warm, but still uncooked and inedible. The worst part? They had the audacity to charge us for it. "I felt bad for you, so I gave a little discount," the waiter said to us condescendingly. $12 had been knocked off from a bill of around $100. Slow clap. Never returning. Actively sharing my review.

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·Dined on February 3, 2017

We picked Archeo because of the location. Unfortunately it was Winterlicious so the menu was limited. The food was blah. Bread was good as was the service but other than the starter salad we weren't wowed to say the least.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

A charming old building with some history. Windows have photos of parts of old building over them. They change as it gets dark outside...very cool.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and excellent service ! The food was great and the wait staff was exceptionally friendly. I can't believe I hadn't explored the restaurant before by this certainly won't be y last time.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Went for winterlicious- really good food and great value. We got seated right away and staff were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2017

The beef Carpaccio was amazing, the pappardelle Bolognese would have been phenomenal if it were hot off the stove on the table, same for the Arctic char. The bittersweet cocoa can was dry. The Tonka bean panna cotta had too much apple jelly and had more of a jell-O texture than a panna cotta texture. The ambience was great, the service was amazing (present, available but not doating). When the front door opened a waft of cold air would swirl through the dining area.

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