Permanently Closed - Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

3.8
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CAN$30 and under
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International

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sat 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 384-1133
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Thaya
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Leah Barbosa: (416) 427-2943
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Catering
The art of living well, delivered to you! Rose Reisman Catering is an expert in the field of full service special event planning.
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Cross street
Don Mills & Lawrence
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Parking details
Available throughout the mall, including a 3 level parkade.
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Public transit
We can be easily reached by public transit via the following bus routes: 25 Don Mills,54 Lawrence East,162 Lawrence; Visit ttc.ca for route maps and schedules.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steffany (our server) was amazing, she was just delightful and fast

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nobody should ever go to this restaurant. We had planned a very special family dinner. We made a reservation and reconfirmed it. When we showed up at the restaurant, they informed us they were closed for the night. No apologies, no offer to make up for ruining our Christmas Eve plans. Horrible and inexcusable treatment.

TL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a lovely and healthy lunch for a great value at Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar. Unfortunately, I found out that the establishment will be closing down on Saturday from our server. I wish this place would stick around!

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a good lunch but the restaurant is closing for good after tomorrow so we won't be back.

f
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family-friendly experience. Great lunch feature - delicious scallops!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food except for the desserts. Boring cakes with no icing. Omelette was very good as was the rest of the selection.

5
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal, great wine. It's a shame they are closing Dec 29.

HS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The web site indicated a brunch but also had choice of using the menu.When we got there, we were told we could only have the buffet.The food was cold,trays empty or hardly anything left,choice of food was boring and taste bland.The restaurant was beyond noisy.The Ladies Restroom was absolutely filthy.I would dot recommend this restaurant nor would I come again.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Not a great experience at all!! I wish them all the best

PS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We used to love going to Glow but the service this time was awful. I had to keep looking for the waitress. The food was very dry and not up to their usual standards . Such a pity it’s closing but the service has definitely gone downhill

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was awful

EM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The quality and preparation of the Sunday Brunch is extremely bad. All hot food are luke warm, bacon and eggs are hard and stale testing. Taste of other cooked dishes are poor. For the price for this brunch , they really should change the cook oe the business won't last.

GC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Went for brunch which is buffet style. Found multiple hair in the food it was horrible

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family weekend dinner

DK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wholesome menu options

PG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will return.
The half price on wine is a big reason for returning

VP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Great place and options but too noisy. The service is so sweet. Love them. I just don’t like the noise. :)

VD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A lovely meal in a lovely atmosphere, Glow is predictably good value and deliciously prepared and presented food.

AC
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow. Not much ambience. There are better places to enjoy your evening.

JE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent birthday celebration. Thank you

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lynch with mom

DL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we met for a family brunch and had a lovely time.
we stayed quite a long time, and at no time were we ever made feel like we had to rush out of the restaurant (note: there were many empty tables after the lunch rush - so we were not using needed tables) The service was pleasant and prompt.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

RK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BR
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood pasta and Lamb either vegetables were this dishes we had

V
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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

g
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good