Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
1429 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
European
As of January 5 ,2022 we are only open for contactless curbside pick up due to the implementing new COVID 19 government measures and regulations for entering Step 2 of the Roadmap for a safe and gradual reopening the province.
Please call us to order at 519-621-4180or visit our website www.blackshop.ca.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to see you.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1429 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very kindly staff available, and the foods are great!

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Cdncats
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience in every way - service, food, ambiance! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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GrantD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

New Years Eve had a set menu. Good food and wine selection. Dessert item not favourable. Very warm that evening. Great service.

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Anastasia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made reservation for a New Year's eve dinner. Restaurant, atmosphere and service were amazing. Our server was outstanding. My partner is lactose intolerant and although kitchen was aware of that he still reacted after having a that chocolate ganache tart. As for me it had hard crust. I wish there were a few options of sweets on the menu, not just one.
Overall it's a great place and service

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RiyaS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The food was really bland, had a whole different menu for New Years we were disappointed. Took 3 hours we had reservations will not be returning.

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Shirley
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated along main entry way. Any seating in a quieter more intimate area would made the evening outstanding. The meal choices were great and everyone in our party enjoyed their meals immensely. Wait staff was exceptional. So happy we booked for New Years.

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Cath
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for New Year’s Eve dinner. It was fantastic. Delicious food and great ambiance.

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RayB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the Blackshop for business and pleasure. This was by far the best food and experience we have had at this already good restaurant. Food cooked to perfection. Service very good. Great ambiance.

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ReneD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like to see more shareable appetizers on the menu

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for the 5-stars, Rene, and we appreciate the suggestion to add more shareable apps

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TimR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We very much enjoy our business lunches at The Black Shop, we always have the same server and I am sorry I do not know or recall her name. She is very pretty blonde hair and excellent at her trade.
Always attentive but never a bother, great sense for reading the crowd.
Food is dependably good every time,
I look forward to my/our next visit.
Thank you and Merry Christmas
Tim Ryan

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for the detailed review and your continued support, Tim. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family

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PaulM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Blackshop provides an elevated dining experience at a very good price point. Food was superb as well was the service. Will return soon and recommend it to everyone.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

"Elevated Dining Experience!" Thank you, Paul, that is a great compliment. Thanks for the recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SergeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Would recommend to friends .....

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for the recommendation, Serge!!!

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wendy
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My husband and I met friends at the Black Shop for dinner. We had a very enjoyable dining experience. The staff were friendly and made you feel welcome. We were seated in a quiet area, with lots of space between tables. Our waiter was attentive but not too in your face. The food was very good, and everyone said they enjoyed their meal. We certainly would recommend the Black Shop to anyone.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

We appreciate the time you took to share your experience, Wendy. We're thrilled to hear all of you had a great time and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Happy Holidays!

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takki
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed the menu selection, my guest raved about the fish of the day. She thought it was the best fish dish she had ever tasted. I think it was trout. Of course we saved room for dessert. I had asked for the recipe and the crème brûlée yesterday was still the best I had ever tasted at a restaurant. I still would love it if you shared the recipe. No response from you the last time I asked. Service excellent.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience, Takki. For a guest to say "it was the best fish dish she ever tasted" is enough to put our kitchen staff on cloud 9!!! As for our crème brûlée recipe, I'm sorry, our Chef keeps that recipe under lock and key and won't reveal his secret, lol.

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vipDaveF
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance fire side!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

You had the best seat in the house, Dave. Glad you enjoyed it!

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EileenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lunch feature blackened fish with asparagus and potatoes on a bed of tomato leek purée. It was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The staff were very attentive and efficient.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind words about our staff, and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our fish special, Eileen.

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Shawna
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful meal, while celebrating our daughters 25th birthday.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Happy belated 25th to your daughter, Shawna. We're honoured you chose Blackshop to celebrate your daughter's special day, and thank you for your continued support.

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InsiaR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The restaurant itself is lovely. My friend and I came in for brunch and were warmly greeted by both the hostess and our server. The bread basket was delicious, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I ordered the smoked salmon benedict and was quite disappointed as the eggs were boiled for too long and not runny like a benedict would require. The dish was, unfortunately, sub-par.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for the feedback about our Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Insia. We aim for perfection with every dish we serve, but if something is not to our guests' liking, we encourage them to speak with their server, and we will gladly remake the meal.

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LenK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Awesome food and ambience. Service was SLOWWWWW...

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thanks for the 5-Stars, Len! Our servers do their best to give guests their space to enjoy their food and company, but in the future, if you require a rush order or more attention, let your server know, and they will accommodate accordingly. Thank you for the feedback.

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Patty
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Terrible service, long wait times, food portions small for the value

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RandomNickname
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time at BlackShop for our holiday gathering. I would definitely recommend. The food was delicious. The staff were responsive and attentive, while also giving us time to reconnect and celebrate.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

The holidays are our favourite time of the year, and we remember your party well! Happy to hear you had a great time! Thanks for the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as usual… :)

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Perfect! Thanks for the review.

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AnneD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

while the food was great, the restaurant was packed, with little social distancing between tables. As seniors this made us nervous.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, Anne. Rest assured, Blackshop implements and abides by all government regulations, taking all Covid protocols very seriously. However, our guests' comfort is a top priority, and anyone can request extra distancing from other tables if the standard 6'+ is not enough

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Logan
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was served in a timely fashion, hot and delicious.
Our server Max was very helpful and pleasant.
Always enjoy our visits to the Blackshop.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Max is a great server! Thank you for the kind words and excellent review, Logan.

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RachelG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really surprised at how good to food was from apps to dinner to dessert. Great service and we had a lovely time.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Wow!!! Thanks for the stellar review, Rachel. We're thrilled to hear we exceed your expectations.

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ThomasR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there as a first time experience and enjoyed it. We had thoughts of a Brunch but only choice was Appetizers or a Full Course Supper. Would be nice to have a lighter Brunch meal lineup option from possibly 11.30 to 1.30.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for your feedback about our Brunch menu and for sharing your first experience at Blackshop, Thomas. We're happy to hear you enjoyed it.

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Stevie
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the eggs Benedict! The creme brulee was yummy, too. Great indoor ambiance. Max did a great job serving us. Will definitely return for Sunday brunch again

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Stevie, thanks for the fantastic review! We'll always have a table waiting for you for Sunday brunch. See you soon.

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Lilian
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and it was wonderful to see the restaurant full and bustling with happy vibes. We've been here with friends a few times and Blackshop has never disappointed.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate your loyalty, Lilian, and thank you for your continued support. We provide the venue, but our guests create the positive vibes, and for that, we are grateful.

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RogL
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Seasonal menu was a real hit with our group, especially the Fogo cod with dumplings

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

We're always happy to hear when our seasonal menu items are well received by our guests. Glad you enjoyed the cod and dumplings, Rog. Thanks for the review.

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LaurenJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Matt deserves a HUGE shout-out for his excellent service. You are appreciated!!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Shout-out received! Thanks, Lauren; we passed this along to Matt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was delicious.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thanks for the 5-stars!!!

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CamG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently outstanding. We had the Beef Tenderloin tonight. Always tender and flavourful.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

The beef tenderloin is a consistent home run with our guests. Glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for your continued support, Cam.

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RandD
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meals. Zara was our wait and she was excellent.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Glad you enjoyed and thank you for the kind words about Zara.

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vipranchofan
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Blackshop continues to provide a wonderful dining experience. Wonderful staff and setting to dine. Higher prices are the new reality. We make it a yearly get-together!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience! See you again next year!!!

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JaneH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Blackshop is a wonderful experience for any occasion or event.
The variety of food will exceed your expectations.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 29, 2021

You're the best, Jane! Thank you for the kind words

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jenni
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Took over an hour to get our dinner and in that time the server did not come to the table to offer drinks or additional bread or anything. No apologies for the delay. Once it arrived, food was mediocre. Such a shame. The Blackshop has always been fantastic.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 29, 2021

We're sorry to hear your recent experience at Blackshop was not as fantastic as you're used to. We would love an opportunity to make it up to you. Please get in touch with us and ask to speak with the Manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th wedding anniversary and food and service were spectacular!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 29, 2021

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for choosing Blackshop to celebrate your special day

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EllenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and attention was wonderful. The way the restaurant is laid out, several smaller rooms, allows you to feel safe in your space but really assists with keeping noise levels down.

Excellent dinner and a wonderful evening.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 29, 2021

We appreciate the feedback on our seating arrangement, Ellen. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal and had a great dining experience.

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vipSuS1
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special feature and it was delicious !!! Our server was very attentive

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 29, 2021

We're happy to hear you enjoyed our special! Thank you for sharing your experience

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

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1429 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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