Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

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Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar is a casually elegant new concept restaurant. The menu is inspired by Canada's leading healthy living expert Rose Reisman. It features fresh, seasonal and innovative meals, prepared to enhance the natural richness of the ingredients. Serving food with fewer calories, less fat and less preservatives, Glow embraces the "Less is more" essence of Rose Reisman's 'Eating Well' philosophy. Glow also features a fine wine selection, stunning design punctuated by world-class art and an understated professional service team. You'll have more than a meal, you'll have an experience. Patio tables are first come first serve.
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Experience was overall decent. Nothing to rave about but pleasant. Food was mediocre.

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

Great place to enjoy excellent food & service in Don Mills Centre.

BR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was not thrilled with our restaurant choice this night. The ribeye I had was overdone and over seasoned.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good night out dinner at Glow! Was hesitant to come because of the mixed reviews, but everything was amazing from start to finish.

The service was wonderful. Our waiter Jannetos was accommodating, polite, and courteous. He let us know the specials and came back often to check up on us in case we needed anything.

The food was delicious and portions were quite large. We started off with a cheese board (located under dessert menu). I would come back just for this board. So much variety of cheese and grapes with garlic bread for $19. I was very impressed by it. The seafood pasta was delicious with large shrimps, mussels, and squid in a cream sauce. The sangria was also very enjoyable.

Overall, 100% would recommend this restaurant, even for just some wine and cheese!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for brunch and were disappointed. Some items on the menu online were not available (soup, turkey sausage, biscotti, fruit crumble), the waffles were terrible - dry and not warm, the pasta was a bit tasteless, and the fish (bass filets) was uninspired). On the positive, my omelette was excellent and my family enjoyed the sausage and scrambled eggs, and there was a great variety of breads and fruit. I don’t think we will go again.

LS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The avocado in my salad was not fresh it was watery no flavor. I was dissatisfied with my food. The service was great. The bench seating very tired and ripped. The place was not busy in a very busy area.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy coming here.
Food is good and the setting is comfortable.

T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Way too much quinoa served with basa Early Dine plate. Check all booth seats for much needed repairs.

RP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I've been to Glow Fresh Grill Manu times and really like the menu and ambiance. BUT this time I was really disappointed at the service for lunch. Took forever to get our order. There was only one server on shift, plus the hostess, so the two of them were struggling to deal with dozens of guests. Need to be better at getting the staffing right in order to improve service.

KL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were a table of 7 on the patio and we were only one of three tables. so not busy at all! We were brought out one tiny bowl of bread for 7 people! the same amount you would get for 2 people. We waited a long time to order our food. When our soups and salads arrived we were not asked if we wanted pepper. We then saw our waitress asked and then were finished our soup before she brought it out. then our pasta main dish arrived and when we literally had only a couple bites left she offered Parmesan cheese. and when she eventually brought the cheese we were finished again!!! very poor service! Don't forget about your tables outside! I am a regular customer of Glow that brought my co-workers out to your restaurant because of how great the food and service is usually and was embarrassed!

TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only thing that confused me was that they didn't have my reservation on file even though I had a confirmation email there was plenty of tables just thought that was strange

CL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our server was excellent. Unfortunately, the kitchen was a different story. The kitchen got 2 of our 4 orders wrong. When we asked to have one of the orders corrected, they made a mistake on the correction as well. The server and the manager compensated us for the inconvenience to our satisfaction, which is why I would recommend this restaurant.

DG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time being there, with an old friend. I was quite impressed of how the staff were so well knowledgeable, helpful, friendly service, great atmosphere, amazing food. I will definitely take my husband there for our night out! Thank you, btw, loved the creme brûlée’s with coconut cream cake, it was well worth the visit!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood pasta and Lamb either vegetables were this dishes we had

V
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to this restaurant many time but unfortunately it seems Monday is dead day. They had only two servers, we sat 20 minutes before the our server showed up. The food is excellent as I can’t comment on that. The place had only 4 tables but it took more than 10 minutes to get out cheque.
So Monday’s experience was not off regarding service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch. Great patio. Service was good until the end and then feel off. Hard to get servers attention towards the end.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was very dry and had no taste.The dessert was horrible too

g
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was good

r
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food quality used to be good but on that day everything tasted very bland. We agreed that we would never return.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There wasn’t enough options for a buffet in general and also for vegetarian.

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The waiter was never around and didn’t want to accommodate our requests. My Caesar salad lettuce was all brown so the lettuce must have been sitting. When I told the waiter he never came back. Told the manager and she asked me if I wanted a new salad so she brought me one to take him also all brown. Very bad service and really slow. Will not go back.!

JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific evening on the Patio! Food was wonderful; Appetizers & Main delicious and perfectly done!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Impossibly bad. How do you serve waffles without syrup and “have to look downstairs for it” only to have 2 servings show up 20 minutes later? How do two cocktails take 30 minutes? How do you ruin eggs Benedict by drowning it in dill sauce? How do you serve a child’s portion of potatoes with brunch? How do you serve a plate of food without any fruit, veg or even garnish? Brutal.

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

We are seniors. Enjoy Early Dine. Music well-chosen but towards the end of the meal volume increased. Keep the music low.

d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a fantastic time on the patio. All 3 of us enjoyed appetizers and mojitos and ended up closing the restaurant down. I love this place

MK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very pleasing to see how friendly the menu is for all allergies. I have a gluten
allergy, our server was really helpful, had great suggestion. I ordered the grilled chicken breasts, it was very tasty. We had a wonderful time, we will be coming back soon.

PK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my husband's birthday with a group of friends. One of our best dinning experience, lovely atmosphere, very good service, friendly staff and delicious fresh food! We are definitely coming back!

C
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation only to find out when I got there the restaurant was not serving food. Although technically open, the brunch was over and they were not serving anymore. Had I known any of this about brunch etc I would not have booked. She was pleasant and explained but still this was just wrong. We were hungry and now had to go hunting for food. Disappointing experience.

KR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We come here often because we like the location and love the outdoor patio!! I had the Chicken Pillard - chicken was good but the salad was soggy. My sister enjoyed her Ahi Tuna salad, and my cousin enjoyed her Cobb Salad. The service was sooooo disappointing!!! We waited forever just to get water after we sat down. Then our food took a long time to arrive. The waiter didn't refill our water and didn't even ask if our lunch was ok. We had to chase down a waiter to get dressing for my sister's salad - it was supposed to come with it - and ketchup for the kids' burgers. We then had to wait about 15 minutes just to get the waiter, so we could pay our bill! I don't know if it was the waiter's fault or if the restaurant is just understaffed.

PF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

Ambience on patio was wonderful

Great service

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Although it was buffet style for the brunch hour, the overall service wasn't too bad. The pasta salad was too acidic and that one pesky fly made me hesitate to try anything laying out without covers. The omelette was delicious kudos to the chef. Great weather for outdoor seating.

JM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and the people. We go there a lot as we live very close.

MW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Not great value for the price. Food options are limited and nothing special. The omelette station was the only good think about he buffet.
The space also is not great for a buffet and the tables are spread ou making it awkward to get items.

AC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was so bad that it was nonexistent. Could barely get a food or drink order in. Had to ask for cutlery and finally when desperate to leave we got up and stood at the front door for about ten minutes before we were able to beg someone to let us pay. When we got up to leave we had not even laid eyes on our server for over an hour. I’ve never worked harder to pay for anything in my life.

DC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio during a weeknight. The vibe was relaxed and comfortable while still being upscale. The burger was delicious as were the yarrow chips. My Ceasar salad with a shrimp addition was plentiful and the number of shrimp was not skimpy. I would recommend Glow as a great restaurant for a night out.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

So loud and we had to motion to get drinks, order and for our bill.

KL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

n
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

You need to update your menu. Hasn't changed much in years. Would recommend for ambiance

CT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a beautifully designed restaurant with a lovely view of the central square at the Shops old Don Mills. You feel like you are on vacation when you eat here. For these reasons alone, it is well worth it to eat here.

The food is quite good. It’s tasty and satisfyingly.

There is one continuing difficulty and an increasing one.

The continuing difficulty is that the staff are slow and often make mistakes in taking your order, handling the dishes and bringing the right food. Everything works out in the end, but the client has to be attentive to what the server is doing to make sure everything turns out okay. The good thing is that some staff have been there for many years and they obviously love their work.

The increasing problem is that they have not refinished the furniture. There are holes and rips in the leather seat cushions—covering them with a cheap nylon fitted sheet is not the answer! Yet this was the solution for one cushion I noticed when leaving.

This is s wonderful restaurant as long a you treat the experience as a vacation and are forgiving of staff. However, they will soon start to lose clients if they don’t redo the cushions soon.

ET
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place.
Food
Service
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Friendly staff
Will be going back

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