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Chiado and Sr. Antonio tapas wine bar are the creation of Albino Silva, one of North America's leading chefs and restaurateurs. Chiado cuisine has been praised for its bold flavours and creative presentations. The menus feature fresh fish flown daily from Portugal and Azores. Best fish restaurant in Toronto.
Toronto, ON M6H 1A3
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking on the street after 6pm
Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Chiado Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful service, very large Portuguese wine list, however overall I felt it was a little "pricey".
I have been to Chiado on many occasions for lunch and it is lovely for 2 to 4 people, also lunch seemed priced more reasonably for what you receive.
We were there for a birthday celebration with 8 people - the atmosphere just felt stifled and we felt loud and ostentatious compared to the low key dining room.
Would recommend to a couple or a couple of friends, but not for people ready to have a "fun" and energetic evening.
I've eaten here once or twice a year for the last decade and have never had anything but an outstanding meal. The fish is as good as it gets and there are great Portuguese wines (hard to find in North America) to accompany the meal. Service is good and wait staff are helpful. The latest meal was, possibly, even better than usual.
The meal was excellent and the pre-dinner amuse-bouche lovely. I could not eat it as I don't eat cheese and as soon as they saw this they brought me a replacement which was certainly excellent service and consideration. Unfortunately, I ordered something, on the say-so of the server, which was like "bouillabaise" but turned out to be a sort of stew based on stale bread, with, I might add, wonderful seafood. As I am a celiac, I traded my dinner with my husband's and he ate the Assorda (stew) instead .... as this was at least partly my fault, I don't blame the restaurant.
We had lovely Madeira and a great pre-dinner drink and no dessert but the bisque was fabulous, as a starter.
Absolutely brilliant and reasonable priced!!
The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. Great value! Four beautiful glass of wine paired with the meal, which included 2 appetizers, 2 mains, coffee and dessert for 150$.!! Very well worth it!! Old school place that does it well!!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! I would not hesitate to go back. We all enjoyed are meals, there was a lot of attention to detail and the wait staff were very knowlegable and very professional. Food was delicious, looking forward to go back again to try something new from their menu!
Absolutely the best fish and seafood restaurant in town!! After 26 years in business, offers incredible service, beautiful room, attention to detail, and warm atmosphere. The fish is prepared to perfection and the presentation perfect, paired with the right vegetables and sides. When the platter of fish and seafood flown in from the Azores and elsewhere is presented to your table, it is a thing of art!! And the service? Polite, helpful, patient, engaged but never in your face.
After the complimentary and home made fresh cheese amuse bouche, had perfect salmon tartare topping an avocado base, flavoured to highlight the delicate salmon. Also had grouper tartare prepared to perfection in a slightly honeyed citrus drizzle. For mains we had the fresh, whole branzino, which was accompanied by a side medley of spinach, rapini, squash and potato. The fish was grilled to perfection, moist and meaty with a delicate flavour. Of course, they offered to debone it but I preferred to exercise my own skill at this. We also had the spada, that wonderful Portuguese fish so hard to find in Toronto. Grilled lightly on a bed of spinach risotto. We had a beautiful and light but incredibly lively Albariño kept perfectly cold and topped up regularly by our attentive waiter throughout. And dessert? The unbelievable 'Molotov', their exquisite creation of puffed meringue softly cooked and 6 inches high, with caramelized meringue cookie on a light creme on a plate contrasted with a drizzle of fresh berries. Also had the simple-sounding fresh berries, which arrived in a spectacular dark chocolate cone and drizzled with a light creme anglais.
If you are looking for a perfect dinner and dining experience this is the place. Never a misstep and you leave feeling happy, and satisfied on every level. No pretention or rip off here. Just the best dining experience overall.
We had the most wonderful time at Chiado on Sunday. The service was impeccable, the wine was delicious and the fresh fish was such a treat. We tried the fish tasting dish, three types of fresh fish with their own veggies etc. One of us had the rack of lamb and is was cooked to perfection! Dessert is a must! Thank you so much for making our birthdays and anniversary so memorable!
We had a nice time. Our server was timely and friendly. The goat cheese appetizer was great and one of the most interesting dishes I've had anywhere. All of the wines are from Portugal and are unfamiliar. More of a description on the menu would be helpful, but the one our server suggested was good. Strangely, with several empty tables available, we were seated right next to other diners. A little distance would have been more comfortable.
The food in the restaurant was heavenly. Our compliments to the Chef.
Server was a bit to assertive, did not give us time to settle down and review the vine list before coming over and insisting on a beverage order.
In addition to the reservation via Open table I called and let them know that we have gift certificates. The person I spoke to said it was ok. We have confirmed that when entering the restaurant. Then, after we ordered our drinks the staff member came and said that they cannot honor our gift certificates as they were illegal (he never checked what kind of gift certificates we had, just assumed it). We did not want to make a scene and stayed. Did not regret the decision. However, that did cast a shadow on our special night out.
Never buy a gift certificates for Chiado. You will end up paying for the full amount anyway.
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