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About Chiado

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.

864 College St.
Toronto, ON M6H 1A3
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Portuguese, German

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Ossington Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 538-1910

Website:
http://www.chiadorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking on the street after 6pm

Executive Chef:
Manuel Vilela

Additional:
Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Chiado Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Healthy (7)
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing food and service, this is our favorite place in Toronto

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Business Meals, Romantic
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Small cozy restaurant and great sea food selection especially Portuguese fish. Good wine selection (Portuguese Esporao).

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food3
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service5
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Authentic Portuguese food and wine, with fantastic array of fresh fish.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent selection of fresh seafood. Probably one of the best seafood restaurants in the city and service is second to none.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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food5
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Best Portuguese restaurant in Toronto! The food is amazing and very well presented! Really recommend!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Simply one of the best restaurants in Toronto. The seafood is exquisite. Careful preparation, gorgeous presentation -- really, I can't imagine how they could improve the place. It's not cheap, but it is wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with fantastic service. Very attentive and professional, while giving a cozy feel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal of grilled grouper in an atmosphere that was delightfully old school. The white wines by the glass were delicious. We were treated very well. An exceptionally fine experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

A lovely experience. Beautiful service, beautiful food.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Still one of the best restaurants in Toronto. Everything is done with style and polish and the food is superb. Definitely the best fish resto in the city.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was very good and service was excellent. If the food had that extra care and quality and they put the right meals in front of the right guests, it would have received a top review.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

They are never disappointed me, always special and lots of varieties of market fishes every time we visited. I highly recommend to whoever love to have seafood and that is a good choice in the city.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a couple of the fish options and the Bacalhau à Brás to start. The dishes all came out with great plating and we cooked to perfection. The natas do céu was a great way to end the meal, and the Portuguese wines we pared were delightful.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Chiado is one of the 5 best restaurants in Toronto and has been for over 20 years.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This is a seafoad restaueant. Fish is fresh . Order a whole fish grilled and is excellent. Steam clam is outstanding.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Amazing fish selection and cooked perfectly

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Top Notch!! No point in getting into details. Excellent Food, great service and Outstanding Wines!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary and it was perfect. The food was outstanding, as well as the cocktails, wine, and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The flavors,the service and the ambiance made for a very special evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always 5 stars!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very pleasant experience - nice touches (olives, fresh cheese), excellent service, delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The restaurant is really nice. My friend is from France and I'm from Venezuela and we really enjoy the experience. The server made everything to make us happy and he achieved it. The food was amazing and the flavors really peculiar is a good way.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Seafood was fresh and the octopus was amazing . Staff was friendly and never pushy. Felt like we were back in Lisbon.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The experience didn't disappoint and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Very good but pricey. But you get what you pay for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

One of our goto places for a special meal, especially seafood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food and service was great

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wonderful! Knowledgeable and exuberant staff, great food, extensive menu, and good atmosphere. For Portuguese food, this is the place to go in Toronto!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Amazing food.... must try is their fish selections!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Went for Summerlicious. Lovely restaurant. Everything was delicious!

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