Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
1380 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
European
As of April 3rd,2021 we are open for contactless curb side pick up and delivery only due to the implementing new COVID 19 government measures and regulations until further notice.
Please call us to order at 519-621-4180 or visit our website www.blackshop.ca.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to see you soon again.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1380 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as usual.

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vipFrankM
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual...love this restaurant. We go there often. Great food and service. Never disappointed

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Mani
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, great food - especially the new summer menu

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AlisonM
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited but exceptional menu - interesting use of local produce alongside superbly prepared meats. Attention to detail was excellent. Service was top-notch, and the acknowledgement of the anniversary being celebrated was tasteful and low-key, just the right touch. Would not hesitate to go again to celebrate an important occasion.

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vipScotsmanInToronto
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. Where we were seated (probably due to Covid-19 measures) was okay but not the most ambient location. Overall, a good restaurant and an enjoyable night out, although prices are on the high side.

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AshleyDHK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal! We both opted for the dinner feature which was a Wagyu ribeye, twice-baked potato and asparagus - unbelievably delicious and cooked to perfection. We also shared the bacon and scallops and Caesar salad which are two of our usual favourites. So delicious and Max was an excellent server too! Can’t wait to come back :)

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MikeR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. This was our first business lunch in over 18 months and Blackshop did not disappoint.

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vipSparky
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always so kind and friendly. They always put an allergy friendly meal together for me that is a great experience.

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MichaelM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been a regular Customer of The Blackshop for many years and I was supremely disappointed with my recent visit. My parents were in from out of town for their 54th Wedding Anniversary so I decided to take them to The Blackshop for dinner. I was very disappointed to see that the menu was significantly changed and scaled back with very limited options for entrees as well as sides for Dinner. In addition to that, my Dad ordered his steak Medium rare, however it was brought to him cooked extremely rare with blood pouring from it. We tried to flag our waitress down for almost 15 minutes before we were able to do so and she agreed that his steak was very under-cooked. About 10 minutes later, my Dad received a second steak and it was cooked closer to medium rare but still was far from cooked well. My Dad ate the steak not wanting to send it back as well however it was not cooked to his liking. Our waitress did not even wait to see if the steak was cooked to my Dad's liking. At the completion of our meal after telling our waitress that we were ready to leave, we waited over 20 minutes for her to bring us our bill despite being the last people in the restaurant. In the end a very disappointing visit to The Blackshop and it is doubtful that I will be back without being offered some form of restitution or compensation to do so. Best Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 26th Anniversary. The day was perfect and we were comfortable throughout the entire meal. Our waitress Michaela was bubbly and efficient (she had said she was fairly new, and for her helper, it was his first day!) and we were so impressed with the speed (and deliciousness) of the meals! Third or fourth time visiting, but first timers alone! Wishing you all continued success!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and friendly atmosphere! Food was delicious!

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Zan666
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was quiet- perfect to catch up with an old friend and celebrate a birthday in style. Thank you!

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SharonL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch- wonderful food and great service, lots of fun

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RichardM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been coming to the BlackShop from Guelph for many years now and have yet to be disappointed (worth the drive). The food, service and ambiance are excellent and reasonably priced. Recommended!

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JoyM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great service, patio is lovely. Would be nice to have their full menu back, some selection is limited. Overall, highly recommend.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We will be rolling out some new items, as well as some old favorites on Wednesday July 28 2021. Please join us for your next night out. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Milo
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The serving is just too small for the price. The service was good though.

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WayneB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptionally delicious and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend The Blackshop.

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JanZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place
Great service
Great Food

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UYENB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our 12 year anniversary, we were seated under the tent - only thing that would’ve made it better would’ve been a heater in there.

Other than that the food and drinks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was expecting a more comprehensive menu, and the portions were on the smaller side. Tasty, don’t get me wrong, but left feeling underwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing. Great wine selection. We also had oysters for appetizers and cheesecake for dessert and they were superb. Overall a great experience and will be going back.

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EllieC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time that we've been to the Blackshop and we loved everything about it. The food was amazing and so was the service. We'll be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great location

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triplemike
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner on patio area due to COVID restrictions. Very attractive area. Excellent meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, but I wish there was little more on the menu. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Jessie outdid herself with the smoked salmon!!! Outstanding dinning.

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valerieb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual Elegant outdoor dining. Fresh and very tasty food delivered quickly to your table. Friendly professional servers. The Blackshop is our go-to restaurant in Cambridge.

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Wemyss
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice upscale restaurant. Food is excellent. Wine choice also excellent. Wait staff couldn’t do enough for us and were very friendly. We will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time on a patio since the beginning of the pandemic. I felt completely safe.

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JoeM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Retirement

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KarenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. Having the large umbrellas over the tables was great. The staff was great considering I am hard of hearing. The food and drinks were great. Hopefully, the masks will go away. My friend filled in the blanks for me when I could not get the words as I usually lip-read.

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Valmac
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a lovely lunch. Waitress Andrea was excellent. Steak excellent. Chicken Ceasar salad and soup average. Cocktail and selection of craft beer excellent. Lovely ambiance. Menu pricy relative to quality of food. Overall a good experience. Would go again.

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Cdncats
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always outstanding food & service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done “patio” right with ample shade/umbrella coverage! Great food and service and quality and price are superior to other steakhouse chains. We love Blackshop!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our server was impersonal (like everything she said was scripted). The food was NOT good. My husband got artic char, and although the fish was ok, the accompaniment was bland and tasteless. A friend and I got the boar belly. It was approximately 2”x3” square and was absolutely nothing but fat. Zero meat whatsoever. We only ate half. It was served with one slice of sweet potato and some wilted greens. I had to eat elsewhere afterwards as we were still hungry. The server didn’t even ask why we had left half of our already VERY small portion of food on our plate! This was a disappointment to all of us, especially considering we had been to this spot a couple years ago and enjoyed it very much! We travelled 2 hours from home to go to this place because of that fond memory. Sadly, I don’t think we would return after this experience.

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LitLover
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A lovely place to eat and the service was excellent. My primary complaint is the Thai Chicken my husband and I ordered. Personally, I feel that the dish would have been much better if the chicken were not battered and fried. Just my preference. My biggest issue, though, is the amount of chicken that was included in an entrée that cost $26. The meal itself was not overly large but had there been more meat, I might have felt differently but considering the price and the amount of chicken we got, I was disappointed.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful with big portions.
Thr server was very friendly and attentive.

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vipThunderbay1
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner.. was afraid to go out because of Covid. Felt safe and things were handled properly. I do hope all staff are vaccinated
Food was wonderful as always.

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all the way around! Always a good restaurant experience...

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Kath
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always. The Menu is a bit reduced due to COVID, but still delicious, as always. They are always so good at accommodating our children, which is lovely for a restaurant that is a bit higher-end (great high-chairs, coloring, kindness).

FAQs

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 621-4180.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 1380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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