Grill on King

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Experience lunch or dinner at Grill on King, where you will be sure to enjoy our many different flavours from our friendly staff to our renowned wine list. Be sure to join us for an experience your sure to remember!
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PP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our 2nd visit as we go to NOTL every year. The food and service is fantastic. Jimmy our waiter was excellent and very funny We will be back later this season and again next year. Highly recommend the shrimp risotto. Cheers

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience and inspiring food. Don’t miss if you are in the Niagara region.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sat as soon as we arrived on a busy Saturday night per our reservation. Table of six, all dishes were perfect, with compliments to the chef for the liver, crab cakes and steak all done to perfection. We travel from the states and always eat here. Restaurant was full, noise level was good and our server was attentive. We had one guest that requested a special meal and changed sides-all done with no issues. We will continue to eat here every visit. Entire restuarant was clean, staff friendly and curtious. Best meal and ambiance in NOTL!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dined on a quiet Wednesday. 1st in that evening. Waiter was attentive but put in wrong order. Not discovered till they came out so only one was served. Comped 1 glass of wine since had to wait 15 minutes for correct meal

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent table-side service...Jim & Renée were attentive, professional, responsive. Small portions were disappointing vs. cost.

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CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The only reason I didn't award full marks is because there was a large loud party (with children and babies) beside us who treated the restaurant as a private space, even going so far as to make speeches of a personal nature... like you would hear at a wedding. The restaurant should not have allowed this. Otherwise, the food and service were excellent.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine before theatre! Very helpful and friendly staff, warm and enthusiastic.
Service was prompt, and excellent advice regarding dinner and wine selection. Highly recommended!

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H
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location before attending a play.

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was actually closed for what appeared to be a holiday break. The auto reservation system should have not been on. My husband and I had to find another spot to eat at the last minute.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled octopus was outstanding. Burgers were very good. Quiet lunch on a quiet day.

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LM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a very quiet January evening. The food was excellent and the service exceptional. The three of us have different tastes but we all found items on the menu that suited us.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed. Why does open table allow me to make a reservation to a closed restaurant!! There was no sheriffs notice on the door, or note of a family emergency just a shuttered restaurant.

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Upon our arrival with our party of 6 the restaurant was CLOSED. Even after a confirmation was sent for our reservation. Very frustrating.

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Very cozy and quiet. The waitress was very knowledgeable and they were more than accommodating to our dietary needs.
I highly recommend Grill on King for any occasion. In our case, we had dinner before doing a carriage ride and wedding proposal.
The location is right in the middle of all the shops, bars and tourist attractions.
We will return again.

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CJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner on New Year’s Eve and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Our experience was amazing! Would highly recommend!!!

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends for a meal. Staff was very friendly and accomidating. Food was phenomenal with a few very tasty vegetarian options. Nice selection of beer on tap!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service!

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J
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very nice restaurant with very good food in a great location. It also has parking behind the restaurant. Unfortunately, the night that we were there, it was not very crowded, so that takes away from the ambience. However the service was exemplary and our table liked the smoked salmon platter, the steak, the orange roughy, and the spanakopita appetizer.

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KD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. We will definitely be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After looking at every restaurant in town (we are 2 hours away and coming as a mini honeymoon getaway), we decided we wanted to go to the Grill on King. Our reservation was accepted but when we showed up, the restaurant was closed. We called, but no one answered. I left a voicemail and no one returned it. Needless to say, it was a terrible experience and they come off looking very unprofessional. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great specials

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was exceptional and the food was lovely.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Ambiance good be better
Candles on the table would be nice
Table linens also would be a nice touch
Not too difficult to do
As prices are a bit high
Steaks were the best we have had perfect medium rare
However my garlic mashed potatoes were a bit cold

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have not received our points.

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CE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in NOTL 2-3 times per year, but this was our 1st visit to Grill on King. We had an early dinner, so were ahead of the crowd.

The ambiance is relaxing and beautiful. Our server was very attentive, and the food was delicious!

We will be back!

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DH
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding dinner experience at The Grill on King Restaurant. We were seated inside with a lovely window view. Service was impeccable, lovely food presentation, and each course was absolutely delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed Crab Cakes topped with Curry Sabayon, Oven-baked Chicken Supreme with Roasted Forest Mushrooms, and the Caramel Cream Crunch dessert. Congratulations to a truly talented chef!

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j
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

ONLY PROBLEM IS TOO MANY WINE FLIES AND OTHER FLIES. FOOD AND SERVICE ARE VERY GOOD

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LZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere out on the patio. Food was pretty good. Waiter was attentive but service very slow. Needed more staff servicing the patio. Waited an hour for our meal.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was good although for the price point the food could have been better. I had the special (Rose linguini with calamari and shrimp - it was way over sauced and the calamari did not taste fresh) my husband had the carbonara pasta and it was also way over sauced) the bruschetta was good. It is overpriced for the quality of food.

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SB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food..came out really quickly. Overall lovely lunch.

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KJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our party of 4 all had good meals. The service was fairly good, but the wine we ordered could have been delivered sooner. Also, the carrots were under cooked. But other than those few things, we enjoyed it very much. I had the yellowfin tuna which was delicious and very rare, as ordered. The rice pilaf was also very tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great. Bridal shower tables were very noisy. Service was good

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband’s pasta was delicious and the portion was hearty. My spinach salad with shrimp was disappointingly over dressed. I should have asked for the dressing on the side. Our waitress was delightful, the staff friendly and accommodating.

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AS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything very good except the salmon which (after requesting to be sure to not overcook it), was overcooked.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

No AC in the restaurant just fans. Server messed up my order but she had it corrected. The food was wonderful.

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our meal and the convenience of the location near Queen and King.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very happy to recommend the Grill on King Street despite airconwas not very good and they wouldn’t substitute a salad for vegetables and potatoes, even with a surcharge which I would have been happy to pay. The food was delicious and well presented too. Very nice.

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TF
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We arrived for our reservation right on time, but they had no tables inside for us. We were seated on the patio right beside the entrance, at a very high traffic and undesirable table.

Our waiter didn't introduce himself. Or say hello. Nor did he tell us the feature menu items (we overheard them at the end of our meal).

We ordered: a bottle of bubbly, bruschetta, saganaki, chicken supreme, tagliatelle carbonara, calamari and rack of lamb. The lamb and calamari were cooked perfectly. The lamb portion was truly a full rack, and generously sized. The pasta was also a very generous portion. The chicken was a tad smaller than expected, but delicious. We said yes to freshly ground pepper... But it never came. Our water glasses were never refilled, yet the table beside us was refilled twice. Our bubbly glasses were never topped up (we refilled them ourselves).

We were not offered dessert or coffee. A shame, since we were celebrating.

When the bills came i asked if they were understaffed, hoping for an apology. He became immediately indignant. I mentioned we were a little disappointed, and before I said much more he said "fine, don't tip me" and barreled off into the restaurant. To be clear, we had no intention of not tipping... And no intention of escalating to a manager.

The manager came out to settle our bills. She did not ask us what led to the situation as to why our waiter couldn't process our bills. We spoke up and shared our experience. She said "well I don't know what happened, I will speak with him". It felt very dismissive.

These all added up to is feeling like we were not wanted there, and detracted from our celebratory evening.

Overall, the food was decent. But the service (from hostess to server to manager) was atrocious. I would discourage anyone from eating there. Eat anywhere else. If you are up for splurging, try Treadwell. Ravine vineyard has a fantastic restaurant with great wine.

Wherever you go, just don't go to Grill on King.

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BT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The soup of the day was delicious as well as all our meal. A little disappointed that the menu on open table was somewhat different than actual menu as we went in wanting a specific entree that wasn’t available.

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B
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right from arrival pleasant friendly welcome,attentive service,food outstanding ( burgers and prime rib sandwich). We sat on patio and enjoyed a beautiful view as well. In fact after lunch we took a horse a carriage ride from directly across the street.
A memorable time thanks!

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