Flor de Sal

4.6
266 reviews
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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.
Dress code in effect - please note dress code is Business Casual.
What 266 People Are Saying
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GB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo! This place is truly amazing. Service was fantastic, beautiful embiance and the food was to die for!
Wow, I will definitely recommend to my friends and family. I ate my dessert so quickly and forgot to take a pic. Make sure you try the custard tarts!

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, excellent service, good food, terrific ambiance. A bit pricey, but overall worth it.

D
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Main courses were very good, if somewhat expensive for what they were. Appetizers were sub-par for a restaurant with this reputation and price point. Foie was undercooked and Portuguese medley seemed re-heated vs. freshly made. Wine list was very limited and overpriced, with a strong emphasis on bottles >$150.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was great. Staff was very friendly and the owner even more so. The most important though, the food was outstanding. Had the sampler appetizer, squid ink seafood risotto, my girlfriend had the pan seared salt cod. Another sampler for dessert. I can’t recommend this more, one of my all time best meals.

L
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch al fresco! Delicious fish lunch and crisp vinho verde was exceptional. Adam was very attentive and kind and took us for a tour of the restaurant. We will definitely be back and recommend Flor de Sal. Thanks again.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is really beautiful, the service was amazing. We loved the fact that our server was discreet but always available if we needed something.
The food and the food styling was delicious!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was solid

MC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful house with amazing service and special Portugese food. The bread is amazing.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Services was very good. Our waiter was super nice and helpful. The food is definitely not worth the $. Seafood wasn’t fresh and very smelly.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was mediocre. But atmosphere and service were great

T
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited Flor de Sal for Summerlicious. I was a little disappointed with the limited choices offered, both for starter and main course. Fish (rather then clams) as a main course would have been appreciated.
I do feel that the Summerlicious lunch is rather overpriced.
Unfortunately, my friend chose to sit outside and the traffic noise is considerable even though valiant attempts have been made to mitigate this with the use of greenery and latticework.
I would recommend the restaurant but not for Summerlicious lunch...and advise indoor seating.
Service was excellent.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food and superb staff! What more could you want? Have been twice so far and will visit again.

FG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Expensive and not good. The Portuguese appetizer medley was too salty, and most stuff were fried, which was not indicated on the menu. On the opposite the main dish, the "Cataplana" (fish, shrimp and clams) was not salty at all and had no taste at all. The quantities were very small. For desert the 2 mini custard tarts were smaller than a regular one. The patio is right on Davenport, so it's very noisy. The service was good, but the doorman was not very pleasant. The only nice thing was the decoration of the house. Not worth it.

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been before but we brought two friends to enjoy this wonderful restaurant. Flor de Sal once again exceeded expectations: the service, food and ambiance are all excellent. We had a fantastic time and look forward to coming back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really awesome food an ambience out the noise off the street ruins it at times

Flor de Sal
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi! We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback of your visit! We are pleased to here that you did enjoy our menu at Flor de Sal. Unfortunately sometimes sitting in the patio, the Street can be a bit noisy, especially during rush hour, nothing that we can control, but perhaps for next time just let us know and we can sit you in a different area! Thank you Cheers Flor de Sal.

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B
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Finding a parking spot near the restaurant was challenging, until they told us we can park in an empty lot across the road (but there was no sign to indicate that); once inside, service & atmosphere were excellent, the Summerlicious menu was quite enjoyable (incl the Vinho Verde), and I think the whole experience was very good value!

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

Food was great. The decor wonderful. Will definitely be coming back.

Flor de Sal
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi SamM, We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your food and your visit. Thank you for taking the time in leaving your valuable feedback! Best Regards Flor de Sal.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Seafood is not as fresh as you would expect from a seafood restaurant. Main course portions were very small

Flor de Sal
Responded on July 8, 2019

Dear Wwwwww, We’re sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience at Flor de Sal Restaurant and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback of your visit. It is through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, improve upon the service and food that we provide to our valued guests. We hope that you will give us another chance to make up for this experience Kind Regards, Managment

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KH
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flor de Sal is a lovely, refined restaurant. The decor is upscale, bright and cheery. They have a patio, main floor dining room and bar, and a second floor dining room to accommodate different customer needs. Great for a romantic dinner, entertaining clients or a celebration. The server we had was perfect. Always there for our needs, but invisible otherwise. The chef was very welcoming and warm. My husband and I had the Summerlicious lunch, trying 6 different offerings. Everything was beautifully presented and very tasty.

Flor de Sal
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi KayeH, Thanks for the great review! We're happy you enjoyed your visit with us. One thing we can always guarantee is awesome service—it's something we take pride in. We hope you will return again to fully experience what our regular menu has to offer. Take good care, Management

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v
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not disappoint. Simply outstanding. Will be back

Flor de Sal
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi Victoriat, We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback of your visit! We are pleased to here that you did enjoy your visit at Flor de Sal, Until next time! Best Regards Flor de Sal

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RF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful destination for a special dinner. Try sharing the charcuterie and the house marinated olives between 4. Everyone gets a taste and conversation gets off to a good start.

If you are not familiar with Portuguese cuisine do not be shy about asking the staff. They are delighted to help you navigate the menu and are proud of their heritage.

Oh, and do try the Portuguese wines. As with most wines you get what you pay for. A good tip is to tell the sommelier what kind of French or Italian wine you like and they can steer you to something you will definitely enjoy.

Reservations are a must but this place should go on your list of high end restaurants to experience.

KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favourite newly discovered restaurant in the city!

TM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and thoughtful service. When they found out it was our anniversary they even made a special, decorated dessert plate for us. The food was delicious, as well.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening. Thank you for making our sons birthday so special.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our 50th wedding anniversary dinner at Flor de Sal...what a fabulous choice! Ricardo, our server, was professional and knowledgeable. We were seated in a small room, able to accommodate three tables. The room was beautifully appointed with fine furniture, draperies and art.
Every course was served in a timely fashion, and exquisitely plated. Our first course included a burrata salad and Piri Piri shrimp. Both were complemented by the in house made Portuguese sweet bread... delicious! Our entrees were pistachio encrusted sea scallops and rack of lamb in a black currant sauce. Each dish was enhanced by well crafted sauces and artfully plated vegetables. And finally...dessert: the house sampler, which tintillated our taste buds with a luscious custard tart and a chocolate mousse tart elegantly garnished with pear gel, edible gold and persimmon. From beginning to end a spectacular restaurant experience! Brava!

s
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice ambience, set up with a modern flair for decoration. The greeting by hostess, and the owner was friendly and charming. Food was good to very good. Service was professional. The only minus was that I asked for no cilantro in my food; however, it was sprinkled over my food. When asked, the server checked with kitchen and confirmed that it was cilantro. I am not sure where the error was, with server or the kitchen but small details like this sets apart an exceptional restaurant from average. Flor de Sal is trying to be an upscale place, but this details tells me still needs improvement. The owner was noticeably absent after that mistake, whereas prior to this, she was very attentive.

CH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience from service to food. You know you are in a special place when the owner takes an active interest in the details.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice diner with great service and great food

ST
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a total hidden gem that needs some serious recognition. Every little detail was accounted for and the food was absolutely outstandingly delicious. They were even to make some substitutions for a slightly more restrictive diet which was very kind of them. The owner came to speak with us and she was absolutely lovely Christina was so kind and no wonder the place is so amazing. The chef also came over to speak to us which is a pleasant surprise and I would definitely return! PS the cassava fries were to die for I would go back just for those fries!

OT
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Flor de Sal very much. Food quality and presentation were very good. Service was excellent, attentive but not overwhelming. Very nice ambience with soft background music that allows a normal conversation. Overall a great experience.

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have dined all over Toronto and in different parts of the world. A friend recommended Asked to visit this restaurant as our 10th wedding anniversary celebration. It could not have been a better experience! Everything was sheer perfection! I highly recommend it for a romantic, beautiful, and delicious evening.

SS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot - ambience, service and quality and creativity of the food was fabulous. Highly recommend it!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and attention to detail by the staff. Food was flavorful and we appreciated the complimentary palate cleanser between courses.

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

High quality food and an exceptional customer service experience.

H
Calgary
277 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food - great flavours. Romantic setting. Good value

Flor de Sal
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello there Grateful for your sincere review FLor De Sal

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated restaurant. Excellent service. Owner, Christine came numerous times to our table to ask how we were doing. Delicious and interesting food well presented.

KA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Cristina was a great hostess!

NR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Our waiter, Ricardo, oriented us on the differemt dishes and recommended an superb dessert. The grilled octopus is a must.

VK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful restaurant with great food and service. What more could you ask for?

C
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a terrific find! Romantic setting, perfect for date night with wife. Food was perfect from appetizers to perfectly cooked main dishes. Parking was a bit tricky but worth the visit. looking forward to coming back.

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