East Thirty-Six

4.4
375 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
Featuring sophisticated dinner/ brunch menu and inspired cocktails, East Thirty-Six is a lively yet intimate restaurant and bar experience. Co-owner and mixologist Julien Salomone brings his unique flair to the beverage program; creating beautiful in-house made syrups, tinctures, and liquors that amplify the stunning collection of cocktails. The kitchen prepares beautifully crafted meals with inspired interpretations of classic dishes – perfect for Weekend brunch, a casual after-work dinner, or a carefully curated dining experience.
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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Not the best place to take advantage of Buck-A-Shuck specials. There was a 12 oyster limit per per person but ultimately this was probably a good thing since the Oyster quality was poor with no meat. The were also served at room temp as opposed to slightly chilled and didn’t come with sauces/dressings. Also, they loaded one of the oysters with all the horseradish making it inedible. I’d recommend a different place for those looking for Oyster specials.

MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wine was great and it was the best Duck Confit I've had in a long time!!!

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food and staff. The only thing that started off our experience a little rough was that our reservation was made for 9pm and yet the kitchen closed at 9. Seeing as we wanted to try this out for the summer luscious menu, I think that would have been nice to know when booking the reservation. Now the staff was kind enough to keep the kitchen open, however we were very rushed through our whole date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went here for Summerlicious, food was good/average but the service was quite lackluster. We were there after peak lunch hour, only 3 tables with seated customers but the server did not bother to refill our water or check on us expect to serve the food and at the end for the bill. When asked about their menu, the server also made zero attempt to give a proper description of the dish. There were quite a few flies in the restaurant, very off-putting. Overall not a great experience and very unlikely to come back or recommend others.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to this restaurant because it offered a set menu for the Summerlicious event that sounded unique, and I'm happy to say that East Thirty-Six did not disappoint! Not only did I receive three courses with deliciously distinct flavors, the staff gave an overly energetic and personal conversation with myself and other patrons. My only regret is that I'm not from Toronto to become a happy regular here.

AW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Dessert is exceptional delicious. Its Volka coffee too is a must try.
Appetizer and main course in general ok, acceptable for its value.

LG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to meet before or after theatre/shopping, or if like us you're catching a Go train out of the city.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

To me this was a ‘pretend to be nice’ kind of a place. The food was okay, but it didn’t smell great in the restaurant (kind of like sticky alcohol), the plates were dirty, it look kind of run down and we were sitting next to a cold room that staff continued to go in and out of (why not sit us somewhere else when the restaurant is next to empty). Not impressed!

VW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Philip is the best, not our first time there and will definitely come back!!!

C
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always first rate at East Thirty Six. The kimchi fries are addictive, the cocktails are creative and the atmosphere is laid back. Not to be missed if you are in the St. Lawrence or financial district.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good and the space was cool. But the service wasn’t that great. Only offered to get some drinks once and we were there for 2 hours.

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended by some friends to check this place out and it was worth it.
Casual/trendy small restaurant. We had the bone marrow and it was superb - would have loved a shot of liquor to wrap it up as I've had that at other restaurants, but I can't complain because it was very tasty.
There was a group of women celebrating a birthday and given how small the space was, I thought they would be too loud or service would falter - they weren't and the service continued to be excellent. So I like this place and will return again.

RT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the local place.
Great food
Great service

Love the music tonight.

Keep it up..

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Food is pretty good and full of flavor.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and very tasty food! Service was pleasant and it was a great brunch spot to spend Mother’s Day.

CB
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding here 4 years ago and have returned every year for our anniversary. We chose to have brunch here this Mother's Day and it was also just as outstanding as our previous celebratory dinners and wedding day. Congrats to the East Thirty-Six team for keeping the great vibe, service, food and especially top-notch beverages as current and delicious as they were when they opened 5+ years ago. Cheers!

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Good ambience. Great food. Decent service. Would highly recommend this place.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to East Thirty-Six before and I like it a lot. It's a little bit scruffy in some ways but the food is fantastic and the service is great. I had the best omelette I've probably ever had. The drinks menu is incredibly comprehensive!

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience - one of my favourite restaurants in town!

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I'd definitely go back (probably regularly); good food, good value, nice and attentive waiters, wonderful location for the theatre. Perfect.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Chicken dish was very dry. I think it doesn’t measure up to it’s cost. Portion size was also not big, I came home hungry. I ordered one drink and it was way to sour.

JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice little spot on Wellington. The service was a bit slow to start however the server was very friendly and attentive through the meal. It turned out to be 'buck a shuck' so that was a nice way to start the meal. We both had the short rib and it was delicious. Also had the roasted cauliflower as a starter which was delicious. Overall good value, good food and nice ambiance. (it was Monday so very quiet!)

DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friday evening early supper and the restaurant was pretty busy. I had the prix fixe & my wife had the burger. Appetizers were good with generous portions. The atmosphere was fairly noisy with a DJ & lots of chatter. Prices were towards the higher end ($20 for the burger). The burger was well cooked, the fries were very tasty. The boneless short ribs were also tasty with a reasonable size portion. Service was quite good. Desserts were also very tasty & fairly small servings. While the food & service were above average, I probably wouldn't go back again simply because the vibe and atmosphere was a little too bustling for a relaxing meal.

PC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a pleasant surprise never having been there before. The chicken with mushrooms and cabbage was outstanding. My friend had a chocolate martini - wonderful!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been for brunch and dinner. Love this place. Great spot that is great for locals and those visiting Toronto.

N
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything just too noisy for my own preference

PF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Superb food (and a very creative) and great and super friendly service. A true gem in the Downtown core.

CM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was poor and overpriced. When we walked in on Saturday evening, the place was near empty. Drinks were not good and I have nothing good to say about the place.

J
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Eggs benny and waffles and fried chicken were great. Restaurant was really cold (temp) and not very busy. Expected a bigger crowd and more lively vibe for Sunday brunch. Still managed to spend 5 hours there drinking $5 mimosas and caesars!

TD
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was super happy with the service and food! I'd heard good things about this venue and was not disappointed! It got a bit loud as the evening went on, but, it's a popular spot so it's to be expected. Looking forward to checking it out again!

C
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Worst restaurant in Toronto! Never coming back!

Grilled Squid was not good at all. It may have lots of ingredients but nothing gave an interesting taste at all. The squid was also too hard. The mushroom carbonara style and kimchi fries were tasty but was not well presented.

The service was awful that the waitress grabbed the menu WHILE I was reading it so she can give it to my partner. Rude move! She noticed she did wrong she apologized. I asked her to pack out the fries and the other server came to me saying they cannot cancel the order cos it was already done. Definitely poor listening skills.

I told them during my reservation that it was my boyfriend’s birthday. They said they will have a birthday cake ready for him. We did not receive the surprise at all!

NL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love East 36. One of my top 3 restaurants in Toronto. This visit was for buck a shuck oysters, aioli fries, and martini special. Great value, service and the food is always perfect!

FS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute place and friendly staff. We had drinks and dinner and enjoyed it. Got a little clubby after 10pm with a dj.

LH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, like every visit.

l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. Worst experience ever.

CR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was slow but friendly. The restaurant was full on a mid-March Thursday evening. It is a younger crowd and noisy. The menu is small but well represented. The portions are small but adequate and nicely prepared with interesting tastes and texture. The salmon was seared and deliciously spiced, not dry but just a tad over cooked, as were the three small shrimp accompanying it. The chicken sous-vide was tender. The lemon custard desert was ample, pleasantly tart and nicely paired with macadamia nuts and a chunk of flaky shortbread. Unfortunately the desert came after we had finished our coffee.

PL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Short ribs needed a bit more moisture/jus, and the hazelnuts in the lemon custard were a little stale. Both still delicious

SD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was great. we sat at the bar and the bartender provided great food and drink recommendation was was very pleasant. would be back again

PF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place!!! Highly recommended!!! Great food!!! Superb wine!!! And the most friendly service!!!
True gem in the financial district....

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience! And great food

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