Flor de Sal

4.6
192 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary European

The romance of fine dining returns to Toronto at Flor De Sal. Crisp white linens and flickering candlelight create an elegant mise en scène. In the kitchen, old-world, soul-stirring recipes get a contemporary spin. Guests of Flor De Sal will be treated to modern continental cuisine inspired by the flavours of Portugal and Mediterranean.

Great for all occasions.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm

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Phone number
(416) 923-2604
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Please contact us directly with any inquiries regarding catering and we will be more than happy to assist.
Email: info@flordesalrestaurant.ca
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Cross street
Spadina Ave. and Davenport Rd.
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Parking details
Street parking available free after 6
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Public transit
Subway: A quick 5 min walk from Dupont station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 192 People Are Saying
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JA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef HUGO made us all very happy. The food was excellent and he was able to adjust to our dietary restrictions.

The staff were great at accommodating our large group despite the quiet ambiance that the restaurant usually has.

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LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will go back again! Great food and personal service.

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MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great meal. Service was very accommodating. We will be back again.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a fabulous exsperience we will be back just weary quiet excellent service the waiter had excellent timing

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was really disappointing . Not at all how we remembered it from the 2 other times we had been there.
Service and ambience were fine.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

There seem to be a lot of people that work here...possibly too many. My squid ink risotto was lacking in seafood quantity. I also bit into part of a small clam shell and I was very careful to remove all shells before I started eating. Additionally my risotto was under seasoned and oddly spicy. Not the normal kind of heat...moreso latent. I was really looking forward to eating here but I’m not sure I will again in the future.

The owner came out to greet us at our table which was a nice touch.

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MZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first Time dining at Flor de Sal, even though I have driven past 1000 times. The food was out of this world.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing! Truly a top-notch experience. Would recommend to all - but especially couples celebrating a milestone or a small group of close friends for a special occasion as it offers an intimate ambiance and beautiful food presentation. Enjoy!

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i
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

the service was very friendly but we found the experience to be over priced.

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a
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice lunch in a great patio setting. Food was great and priced right. Their wines may have been on the high side but still affordable.
The chef owner comes out to meet her patrons which is a very nice touch.
Definitely recommend.

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flor De Sal is amazing, food is great, service is outstanding! Highly recommend

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TH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my long time childhood friend for her 60th birthday, it was her first time there and she loved it. She especially loved the Portuguese beer, since she was leaving the next day for her summer vacation in Portugal. It was my third time there, definitely my favorite restaurant.

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a
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I attended at the restaurant for Summerlicious. We were impressed with the interior of the restaurant and would definitely recommend to friends. The food was very good and appealing when our dishes were brought to us.

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT RESTAURANTE, HIGHLY RECOMMANDED.AMBIENCE IS NICE.VERY AUTHENTIC PORTUGUESER CUISINE.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming ambience. Dishes very tasty and creatively presented.Servers friendly and helpful.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were there for Summerlicious and enjoyed our set menu. The food was delicious. My husband would have preferred the sardines were grilled in their entirety but he did say as they were served they were very good. My clams bulhoa were delicious. We looked at the wine list and were surprised that it was so expensive. We travel regularly to Portugal and felt the menu prices were very high for wines we enjoy when in Portugal.
The service was excellent and the ambiance lovely.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance, food and service. The owner is always on site and the staff is always willing to accommodate food sensitivities. Love this restaurant!

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TH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the food, ambiance, wait staff was very attentive. I will definitely go back and recommend it to my friends

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - we both had different cod dishes. Setting just below Casa Loma (we were headed there afterwards for a concert). The service was truly memorable with several nice touches. Would definitely visit again.

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T
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambience is chic and elegant. All the dishes were fresh and well balanced!

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Beautifull restaurant , good location . Food pleasant change , fairly expensive , but for a special occasion , worthwhile . Lots of competition for similarly priced establishments

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AZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ok food, but really not a patch on what we have enjoyed in Portugal. Prices somewhat OTT.

Lovely decorations and furnishings, but an absurd level of noise and vibration from the air conditioning which was frankly rather uncomfortable. I raised the issue with two wait staff, but the racket continued throughout our meal.

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C
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints

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P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor food quality. They served us a cold steak and overfrozen hardened sorbet that we couldn't even eat. Poor service quality. Save your money

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

A poor experience made worse by an arrogant manager/owner who clearly lacks an understanding of how to create a fine dining experience. Just a few of the incidents that transpired:

1. We were told 7 minutes before the kitchen closed that one of the mains we ordered was no longer available.

2. It took 62 minutes before our appetizer (oysters) were brought out. The manager/owner happened to be walking by our table approx. 45 mins after we ordered, and we asked if it was possible the kitchen had forgotten to process our order. She dismissed us, saying 'it takes time to shuk the oysters' (perhaps this woman did not understand that it does not take 45 minutes to shuk 12 oysters?)

3. Caviar was brought out more than 75 minutes after we ordered, well after the champagne we ordered the caviar with was done (any fine dining resto understands that when a patron orders champagne and caviar together, they are intended to be SERVED together, not an hour apart!)

4. The only main course we ordered took 2 full hours to arrive - and we had already asked the waiter to cancel the order and bring us the bill.

5. Another table voiced a concern to the manager/owner about the poor service and pacing, and her reaction was, 'This isn't fast food - it takes time' (I actually went to the other table to console the customer and explain that others in the dining room were equally annoyed)

It was this last comment to the other table that motivated me to write this review. This woman seems to believe that her customers have never dined at top tier restaurants before; as if everyone in the room had only eaten at Pizza Pizza in the past. She didn't seem to have any clue that her customers were actually sophisticated foodies, nor did she care.

Overall, this place ruined our night and we'll never go back. Nor should anyone else.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Christina and staff do a great job of making you feel at home. The Mediterranean Portuguese menu offer many choices for a unique experience.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Has no ambiance. Service was terrible. Food And alcohol is very overpriced.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at flor de sal was great! The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable of their food. The ambiance was beautiful. The only complaint I had was the noise of Davenport, which is hard to avoid when sitting on the patio. Will definitely be back, hopefully sitting at the chefs table!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The meal was Good however I found it grossly overpriced. We ordered the octopus which was very good and well priced. The mushrooms were also good but definitely not worth over $20 for 6 pieces. The cataplana was excellent - the fish and the slightly spicy sauce went beautifully together. The scallops however, were definitely not up to par. They were overly salty (yes I know they are supposed to be salty but this was overboard) and the pork belly skin should have been crispy - it was chewy and gelatinous, very disappointing. Get the natas for dessert, they are as authentic as it gets. Oh and the fries are not fries - just really thick cut potatoes .... I definitely don't recommend them.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at the Chef's table! Thanks for being such wonderful hosts. Food was outstanding - will never forget the Sardines!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First Date went Great!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I was very excited to come to the restaurant with my friends, as a special treat. I loved great reviews and the look of the place. Usually, we can afford majority of great looking restaurants, so I didn't bother to look into menu and pricing. Trusted the feedback.
The look of the restaurant was everything I expected. Beautiful. Nice presentation, comfortable seats, nice tableware, and pleasant staff.
We were greater by the owner, she was very welcoming. We were very excited.
The wine selection was ok, and I was surprised to see the cheapest wine by the glass starting from $17. The server could not even tell the difference between two wines we were interested in. Same for food recommendation- it feels like server got lost, and he was servicing more of an order taker than an experience driver.
We ordered octopus and mushrooms as our appetizers. They were great. We liked zucchini flower and pear sorbet as chef's treats, that was thoughtful. I got very disappointed with my scallops - the dish itself was very fatty, the rabbit, that my husband ordered, was over salted. So, to be honest not worth of $40 per dish.
After all, nothing bad happened, we had good time with our friends, but going forward, there are better options for $400 dinners.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were greeted warmly by Christine (the owner) and shown to a nice table at the top of the stairs - this restaurant is not for the mobility impaired. I am not a fan of Banquette / bench seating as it is hard on my back and uncomfortable for a long meal. I would replace that with better chairs. Drinks were well prepared and were served quite quickly - that was the end of the quickness. As the restaurant became more busy, the service slowed down. The waiter could have sold another bottle of wine if he would have been more attentive and topped up glasses when they were empty - we always had to wait and once even ask to be served our wine. At $100 a bottle you would expect more. We shared the Portuguese taster and the Mushroom taster place - both very good. All 4 of us ordered some type of fish and no one was disappointed. Desert was rich and yummy. There was a small mistake on the bills that was corrected quickly by Christina who offered us an extra glass of port for our trouble. I believe that our waiter needs more confidence or training to really shine in an environment of this sophistication.

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AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice quite place, had lots of character but this is overpriced. The menu is very limited

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and amazing food. Will definitely go back

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DE
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Portuguese food, beautifully prepared. Some unusual dishes such as mushroom appetizer and unique grilled fish . Wine list is very expensive, given the type of wine. Service can be more attentive .

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flor De Sal is a wonderful space for dining...quiet, romantic, professional, upscale...and the food is top-tier. The wine list is extensive, the servers and knowledgeable and friendly, the food is not only excellent quality but in proportions unseen at this level of cuisine...it will not leave you hungry! The octopus was perfection, the salted cod was spot on, and the steak was at a calibre worthy of its surroundings. An amazing selection of desserts topped off the evening for our wedding anniversary dinner. Highly recommended...we will definitely return!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!! Everything was perfect!! I would definitely go back and highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truely a great evening. Looking forward to returning soon.

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T
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local gem with great food and service. Small rooms throught make a pleasant change from the large open plan restaurants that pop up everywhere

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