Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
The staff is professional yet friendly. An excellent choice for a business dinner, romantic get away or a great dinner for one.
We always go here on date nights.
I’m not sure why but the food the last couple times we’ve been has just been okay. Unfortunately, this time our server knocked a full glass of water all over my wife before we even ordered. Very little was done to help or make up for the inconvenience
Blackshop is wonderful... great food always fresh. Waitress Michelle is great. The one room in the back should be updated but overall it’s a great place. I highly recommend it
My wife and I have been a couple of times for group events, but this was the first time we had been just ourselves. It was our anniversary so we were looking for a great meal and it just didn't deliver.
The food overall was just nothing special and nothing of a higher quality than the pub next door. My wife's pesto gnocchi had no pesto on it and was just dry and tasteless. Because of this, obviously we didn't feel we got great value since it is a little higher priced menu but on this occasion below average food.
With so many good options now, I would have to recommend others spend their dollars elsewhere.
Our group was given a separate room and a large square table. We were all able to see each other and hear everyone. I hadn't requested that, but it was perfect for our reunion. Excellent Caesar salad I might add.
It was amazing like always
Good meal good service
Food was excellently cooked and seasoned. Salmon was tender and prime rib was perfect. Portions were on the moderate size. Service and ambience were great. Only drawback was the bread. It had absolutely no flavor at all and the butter was unsalted to boot. Keep up the great work!
Food and service was good however I don’t like the new menu as there isn’t as many choices that the four of us liked
we were behind the the short curtain with a party of 7-near the kitchen and bar.while the curtain was closed noise was noticeable from other patrons- understand for parties of 7 etc there is a RED room and another room-as we frequent often will inquire on our next reservation and visit the location
The waiter (Matteo) was fantastic always there when we needed him and discreet when I needed him to be. He included everyone in the conversation. Please do something extra special for this wonderful person! He deserves it!
Great place to dine although we had a mixture of appetites late in the evening (we were seated at 8pm and just wanted light food to share with drinks) and the server made us feel like we were supposed to all order entrees. Otherwise, schnitzel was delicious and would recommend for an atmospheric spot.
Great service and ambience, even for larger groups. Overall food was good, and deserts excellent. A bit pricey, but overall great experience.
Lunch was terrific! Our server was excellent! Food was delish. Thank you.
Business dinner was excellent. Attentive staff, particularly helpful with wine selections. I had rack of lamb and it was cooked to perfection. Duck confit was really good, as was the pasta. Shout out to a great staff that anticipates your every need. Excellent night out!!
I have visited Blackshop many times and have always enjoyed the experience and the food. My last visit was not the best experience. It was a very busy time with many work groups visiting for their Christmas celebrations, so I did make allowances for the noise level. My dining guest ordered the pickerel on risotto. She said the pickerel was good but the risotto had no flavour and she was disappointed. It was the special for the day and should have been a hit. I ordered the mushroom rigatoni. The mushrooms were plentiful and flavourful but the sauce on the rigatoni was bland. I wasn't offered parmesan but I asked for it and hoped it would add some flavour but it didn't help much. We both ordered the beet salad. It was just soso. Again, the dressing was bland. We both ordered coffee, both regular and decaf. Both were lukewarm. We were offered refills but the results were the same. Our server was attentive in spite of the restaurant being really busy. I will go again but I won't order the mushroom rigatoni again. I had been there just a couple of days before and had ordered the burger. It was delicious!
Really great dining experience. Food choice & preparation were excellent. Xmas food options were unique.
Service was excellent, good attention to detail and anticipating our needs. I had rack of lamb for my main and it was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant, one of the best in the area.
Fabulous...our favorite restaurant
Office Christmas dinner for 9
Blackshop did a wonderful job. They reserved the Chef’s Table for us. Food was wonderful. Our server was friendly and attentive. We had a wonderful time!
Loved everything! From the cozy/intimate but chic ambiance to the delicious dishes and also the high level of service.
Terrific service and delicious food. My sister and I had a lovely time and we could hear each other. Our server was charming and so helpful. We will return before Christmas.
Chris was our waiter, he was excellent. very attentive. 4 of us dined on a sunday night. 3 ordered the prime rib , cooked to perfection. 1 order of the tenderloin came out a little cool. Chris took care of it immediately. we all enjoyed the meal very much!
The food for our table of 8 was mediocre to good. Steak & frites were especially disappointing- hard dry frites and over cooked steak. Seafood stew had plentiful and tender seafood but bland sauce. Prime rib was quite good but fatty and mashed potatoes were not creamy. Everything else was fine. Service was good and we did not feel rushed at all. Will not rush back.
Been here many times but today was horrible experience. They don’t have enough staff and if you want a meal served to you within a reasonable time, It will not happen. If you notice a large group of people have arrived in the restaurant at the same time as you, turn around and pick somewhere else because you will wait very very long for your food. They make large groups their priority and ruin your experience. Very disappointed
Amazing classy service and great food. Highly recommended.
The atmosphere was excellent. The food was awful. This Resturant was recommended by my colleague but it was very disappointing. We both had steak. The steak was the toughest I’ve ever had. My guest said the same thing. I also had mash potatoes that were literally cold. Even the butter did not melt on the potatoes. We did not complain as we figured we would just never return. Again, very disappointing.
Another great experience at the Blackshop Restaurant. A cozy table by the fireplace celebrating our anniversary. The food was great, the service was amazing and the extra touches added to our special day.
A great location for a business lunch. Service was excellent, the food was very good.
Great server and food was up to usual high standards. Adequate portions and nice presentation
Had a business dinner with a customer, excellent wine selection, service is outstanding. Nice varied menu, will definitely return
Always love the atmosphere and food of The Black Shop, our go-to place for any occasion.
The place is dated. The food is good. Needs some loving care in improving the atmosphere. Too dark and furniture should be changed.
The food and service and atmosphere were wonderful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, it was a great meal with great friends.
Excellent decor, service, and food quality and choices.
We rarely suggest restaurants to friends but the Blackshop is one of the few we know will exceed most people's expectations. The atmosphere is what you would expect to find in downtown Toronto, Chicago or other major centre. It is sophisticated without being pretentious and is equally, in our opinion, appropriate for a special celebration, date night or business get-together.
Excellent find. Warm welcome when we arrived for an early dinner and
continued great attention through the meal. The Sunday rib roast attracted us to
the restaurant, but one of the party had to be at the theatre early, so we were not
expecting to have the special. We were very pleasantly surprised that it was
ready and it was definitely outstanding. A beautiful restaurant. Wonderful service.
Service was professional. Server was knowledgeable and able to accommodate food sensitivities. Food out of the kitchen was incredibly slow (over 1 hour in getting entire out). Overall, a pleasant atmosphere and good food but not exactly a good value.
Service, food and drinks were superb as always at The Blackshop. The halibut special was generous and perfectly paired with pea prosciutto risotto, and the mushroom rigatoni creamy with scallops pan fried to the exactly right temperature. Delicious!
Great place for conversation. Food and service were outstanding!