Cluny

4.4
2194 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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Cluny is a Modern French inspired restaurant with a twist. Casual, fun, with vibrant music, breathtaking design and approachable food to share with friends. This is not your parent's French Bistro! Also, home to a patisserie and cafe coffee, fresh baked breads, cheeses, preserves, sandwiches, pastries, and more.

Please note all reservations are for our indoor space only. The patio is first come first serve.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American, Bistro
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Hours of operation
RESTAURANT
Monday - Thursday
11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday
11:30am to 11:00pm

Saturday
10:30am to 10:00pm

Sunday
10:30am to 9:30pm

Lunch is served until 4:30 PM on weekdays.
Brunch is served until 4:30 PM on weekends and holidays

PATISSERIE
Sunday - Thursday
8:00am - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday
8:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 203-2632
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Andrew Wilson
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Cross street
Mill Street and Cherry Street
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Parking details
Green P Parking north of Lakeshore just east off Parliament.
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Public transit
Streetcar stop at Parliament and King (504 King)
Bus Stop at Esplanade and Berkeley (65 Parliament)
Bus Stop at Parliament and Mill Street (172 Cherry)
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2194 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a birthdsy celebration and the whole experience was underwhelming more so since out of country guests were brought along for the occasion
The restaurant was very nearly empty of customers and yet the wait time for arrival of orders seemed interminable.
This wait was not even worth it since the main selection of crepes in addition to being cold (in spite if the long wait) was the most unpalatable restaurant offering thst I have experienced in a very long time
What a disppointment! I felt totally cheated and wondered if we were unfortunste victims of a substitute cook!
Suggest you take this crepes offering off your menu to save others an embarassing and disppointing dining experience!!👎👎👎

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I had a great time here. We were out on the large patio. A detail I remembered specifically is that the tables were made of ceramic tile combinations and patterns. Very beautiful. Waiter was well informed; knew how to pair beer, wine and champagne to the dishes.
We ordered cheese plates and frog legs and 3 bottles of champagne. Good time.
Touches of French music playing in the background. Atmosphere was French, French cuisine, there was a crepe flambe being lit behind me. Inside Distilerry District. Had a lovely time. A little pricy but totally worth it if you have never tried frog legs or Octopus.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We sat out on the patio and after a while the sun got too hot and they were very accommodating and moved us to a spot on the patio in the shade. The service was amazing!

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I had been to counts once before and really enjoyed the dish called tagine. I was told that they had taken it off the menu and were not willing to accommodate my request for the dish.
Had to ask for bread for the table , brought us cold bread that was sitting outside. Food not worth the price.
Service was great when i had gone there once before but not the second time around.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always a good go to spot for inner city dining. Easily accessible by ttc. Patio offers a nice semi quiet spot away from the main pedestrian thoroughfare. I would check your bill carefully when the place is busy. Last visit we were overcharged for 2 items. Salads always seems to have too much dressing. Overall the food is better than good and the service is friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Our out-of-country colleague was impressed with the excellent service, beautiful ambiance, great menu (gluten-free).

Our server provided attentive and friendly service and great menu suggestions. The timing of wine, appetizers and dinner was well- executed...not rushed and not slow.

I always try to bring returning out-of -country colleagues to different restaurants & neighborhoods upon each visit to Canada. Cluny's is on the list for the Distillery District.

Thank you for your continued excellence!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

This was for a business meeting. The table was a good size for looking at documents for work with the food on the table. The atmosphere (inside) was perfect. Food was really good and well priced. Staff was very courteous and when they saw us in work knew just when to come and ask us for anything else we needed. Would definitely come again. My first time there.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

As always consistently great.
French onion soup is unbelievably good!

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Relatives visiting Toronto for the first time and everyone loved the food the ambience & the exceptional staff.... as a bonus you can pick up sensational kouign amann in pastry shop to take home!

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were celebrating a special anniversary with friends. We enjoyed the food and wonderful service. We will come back.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Cute spot- super Euro-French style. Seating not comfortable, menu is SUPER limited. Best part was our server, she was tremendous.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The ambiance was very comfortable and romantic. The food was delicious although portion size was a bit small. Overall the service was good although our server seemed more preoccupied with another table- actually interrupted his service to us to let us know he’s going to fill the wine glasses at another table while we had to fill our own glasses. But overall it was a good experience.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The recent menu changes have left some of the food worse off: less tasty and, more showy than delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Been to Cluny and few times from a recommendation by Open Table. Have not been disappointed by the food or the service. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We went for lunch on Saturday and only had choice of brunch menu which was pretty mixed and the only light option was a caesar salad. The main dishes were ok, not great, and the waiter stood over us when using the card machine. Our second attempt at liking this place but it failed again. We won't be back. (First time they put our bill through on our card twice and took numerous calls and emails to get refund).

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great choice for this very nice day. The food is divine (Coq au vin Poutine is a must), and the service always excellent ( thank you Aidan).

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food is a bit odd.. it was a breakfast menu but there were no options that were just simple . And I don’t love the matchstick fries,but that is a personal choice.. you HAVE to eat them with your fingers ,because they are too crisp And thin to eat with a fork ..
service and ambience amazing .. maybe the other later day menus are more accessible??

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our first dining at Cluny. The atmosphere and service was exceptional. As a party of six, we all had different entrees and each of us thoroughly enjoyed their selection. Great cocktail selection as well. Treat yourself to dinner in the Distillery at Cluny.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The quality of food was disappointing, although desserts are still a must and wine was excellent.
We usually come for the excellent French Onion Soup and decided to explore the menu further in the spring season. We ordered the See shore and the beet salad and it both very disappointing. Fries were not cooked enough and we were not expecting the fish/shrimp to be fried. Salad was tasteless.
Our guest ordered the sqaush and parnsip salad, for which she was adviced to add chicken. She wanted a light lunch and the piece of chicken was enormous and completely covered the salad. She actually didn't eat the chicken.
I don't mind a pricey restaurant of the food is excellent.
We were on the patio and we enjoyed the place a lot.

Please note that I made the reservation Caroline Lebrec, at the name of our special guest Janet Paterson, but this review is write by me Caroline Lebrec. Please delete her name.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Chad was a great waiter...,friendly and great at multi-tasking

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very Romantic place.
Loved the food and the service.
Wine choice amazing.
Fresh baked bread and croissants
Great for Any occasion .
I must for anyone looking for a fabulous evening

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

It was an amazing time at Cluny. Beef tartar was outstanding. Will for sure come back.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Great place to celebrate any occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Outstanding. My wife and I decided on an "all appies" pre-theatre dinner. Max (our server) timed it perfectly so that the each dish came out just as we finished the previous. Sesame-Crusted Asparagus, Salt Cod Donuts, Spicy Salmon Tartar and PB&J Fois Gras (trust me!) were all phenomenal. And perfectly paired with ice cold Stella.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I've been to Cluny's several times, but this was the first time I was seated in the dining room rather than the bar at the front. My mom and I were seated at a table where she was sitting on a booth, and I was sitting in a chair. The booth seat was awkwardly low to the table... I looked around and they all seemed like that - just a weird/uncomfortable design in my opinion. My mom ordered the seafood bisque and said there were hardly any pieces of actual seafood in it (the broth was good though...) It seems that the only scallop piece that had been it in fell out when the server put the bowl on the table and spilled a bit. I had the spicy salmon tartar and it was good. I would definitely ask to sit in the bar area rather than the dining room in the future.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was fabulous but after waiting 45 minutes for our appetizer and then waiting another 45 minutes, our mains had not arrived. We finally asked the waiter to just pack our dinners to go (which then took the kitchen another 10 minutes). We ended up eating the food the next night for dinner (as we had filled up on bread while we waited) and it was extremely delicious (even after being refrigerated overnight). So ... food ... fabulous, service ... not spectacular.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and our wait person was very helpful. The food came promptly . The bread was great!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fantastic service from Chad and food as always was great

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The service was a bit slow, but we didn’t mind because we had a lot of time.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Inviting atmosphere with selection of seafood and steaks. Did not indulge in the cheeses, but will next time. Server gave me a great wine recommendation.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We went to Clunys on a recommendation from my son who lives on The Esplanade. He had been there previously and loved it. It was a ladies night out and we were taking a future bride out to celebrate her recent engagement. We were 12 ladies in total and we all had a fabulous time. The food is amazing and the ambiance is wonderful. Everyone ordered something different. From the small plates to the large plates and the steak frites was just so delicious. I will definitely return to Clunys. Totally a 5 star experience!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I dined solo because I’m here on business. After traveling all day it was nice to walk to Cluny. I sat in the lounge which was awesome, dining solo I could just read my magazine and drink my Silk Oak wine-which was the main reason I came here tonight! The tourbot was recommended and it was cooked perfectly. Food came so quickly ( probably realized that after travelling all day and a glass of wine I needed food fast!) I was not rushed even though everything came out so quickly. If the Silk Oak supplier doesn’t give my any other restaurants that sell this wine I’ll probably be back before I leave. My best solo dining experience yet!

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fogo island cod donuts were a joke. Seafood bisque was horrible - all you could taste was fennel. The hanger steak was good. The Arctic char was good but I could not chew through the carrots because they had turned to wood. The main course arrived before the app was cleared so the server placed our main courses wherever he could find space on the table instead of clearing dirty plates first. We were finished our apps. I guess clearing dirty plates wasn’t his job? The wine was fabulous $81 Chablis ($29 LCBO). The bread was very good. The manager took the Arctic char off the bill. Someone should tell the chef that cod is a fish. Fish swim so they are not associated with land like oysters and lobster but with bodies of water. Its Atlantic Cod, not Fogo “island” cod. It’s pretentious and stupid.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

oh my gosh... the cherry chocolate bread was amazing! We had a terrific brunch - everything was great. Our server was engaging and friendly with a good understanding of the menu and local wine options, the food was delicious, and did I mention the complementary breads? Wow! We will definitely be back when we are in Toronto again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always enjoy my meals here. The Distillery Distrcit makes this more of a destination and good place to walk around before or after your meal at Cluny

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our 2nd time to try Cluny. First time was a great disappointment for taste and quality of produce. This time was worse. All meals, other than the salads, were mediocre at best. Sadly, we will have a difficult time deciding if we should risk a 3rd try.

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I have been to Cluny's many times when I go to Soulpepper . This was a bad experience.
Menu is poor, food was terrible, service poor, definitely on the expensive side for lunch .

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always good. Ambiance, charming surrounding. Not for a quiet dinning experience but a quasi real french bistro in Paris but with pleasant service.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The service was OK but the food for veggies was not so good. I have had better quiches and tagines at other restaurants that was far better. May be the fish and meat items are good but veggie options are limited though the location and ambience is nice

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We were celebrating my friend's birthday, and although she eats at many Toronto restaurants, she'd never eater at Cluny before. I had. WE often attend shows at Soulpepper and we were doing that Thursday eve. The liver and onions was the best I've ever eaten anywhere, and the Caesar was also excellent.

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