This restaurant is a little bit noisy and the tables are too close together. The waiter was very friendly, but knew nothing about the wine. The fish special came with the head on without warning which kind of threw my daughter off. It was not great for the value there were probably about four bytes of actual fish on the plate.
The lamb kebab with slightly tough on the portion of salad was quite small. Overall not a fabulous dining experience.
Casual. Popular with locals. Great value. Healthy. Relaxed.
A great pre-theatre dinner. The restaurant is small but the menu offers numerous tasty offerings. The service was very friendly.
We loved everything about this cafe. The Middle Eastern food choices were delicious and the servings were generous and well presented. The service was great. It is a small cafe and was full the evening we were there. Reservations recommended.
The atmosphere was welcoming and inviting. The food was incredible, fresh and hot and seasoned well and the plating was beautiful. We enjoyed many apps and all of us had different entres, everyone at the table was raving about the food. Super happy we chose this place. The service was great and the waitress was very friendly. I would totally recommend By The Way Café. The
Been going to By the Way for years and this was the first time the food was just ok. The weather was dreadful and people with reservations, myself included, came very late. Always the best place for dinner in the area, even when it's not up to par.
The staff greeted us with a warm welcome. The fare was delicious and Mediterranean healthy too. Perfect for the January "cleanse". The waiter accommodated diet restrictions graciously. Love the warm pitas and the hummus reminded me of Turkey. We should consider going there more often.
I found that the portions were meagre and the food was mediocre
I'm a regular. Lovely staff, a nice ambiance and excellent food make By the Way Café just right for a quiet dinner with a good friend or special someone. The menu is fresh, tasty and healthy.
A decent casual place if one is in the area. Patio was pleasant in spite of busy Bloor St. Management should make the effort to see that hot food is served hot (not tepid).
Very good food
Sevice quick enough to let us go to the theatre after
Met here with four friends pre-concert for dinner and drinks. Fantastic.
Great food and a amazing place
The food was very good and presented beautifully!!
A Lovey patio, when the weather is good and great service!
I haven't been to BTWCafe in years but it is as good as it always was. A great little casual eatery in the Annex. Menu is a little more limited than I remember but the middle eastern focused menu is excellent. I will go back more often.
Great food with a bit of creativity, relaxed, cool atmosphere. Above average warm knowledgeable service
Most patrons were in a rush to get to a concert. We were served promptly and well and were able to leave by the deadline we gave our server, after a delicious dinner. It was a pleasant experience.
We came with some friends (group of 4) for dinner. The service was great, the food came quickly, and the food was really good.
Although not a "destination" restaurant, this is quite a viable option for eating in this neighborhood, perhaps before a flick at the Hot Docs or a show at the Randolph Theatre, as we did. The restaurant is comfortable and we had a good meal.
wonderful area of town great people watching while relaxing in restaurant enjoying good food , down to earth prices, friendly service