Superb wine list and oyster selection. Many appetizing apps and mains to choose from. Great to share with your date or order individually. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. A great find!
Food was great. Oysters awesome. Service professional and knowledgeable about product.
We came here mainly because they offer fresh oysters. The place is small so it gets filled up quickly. It has a cozy feeling but you have to talk loudly to have a conversation. My fish tacos tasted really bland and dried. The taco itself had a weird texture, the lettuce is undressed, and they only squeezed a little bit of saracha mayo sauce on the dried deep-fried fish. It was supposed to be banh-mi style, but I didn’t find any pickled carrots or radish. So, I wouldn’t recommend this main.
All four entrees were overcooked and either lacked seasoning or were strangely seasoned. Service was lacking. Maybe the oysters are okay, but the rest should be avoided.
Fabulous experience as always. Food was outstanding and the service was top notch. Despite being short staffed and very busy Ian did a great job of being attentive and getting us out in time to get to the game. Thanks!
After some initial confusion regarding seating and ordering, we were offered a complimentary oyster selection to start our night.
The staff were accommodating and the wine was wonderful.
The oysters were excellent and the lobster poutine (made gluten-free) was divine.
Everything on the menu was delicious! The only downside is that they don’t serve the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream for dessert anymore.
Service was not as good as the last 4 times I was there. Which takes away from the great experience I usually have
Great choice of oysters and good service! A bit noisy though, need to shout to be heard.
Food and drinks were great, our server was lovely. Overall positive experience. If you are looking for a fancy night out - this probably isn't it, but if you are looking for a low key, good quality, all around solid place for oysters and more, you can't go wrong.
We arrived for the oysters and were not disappointed! most amazing selection of top quality oysters, mostly from the east coast, with one selection from BC. All very good.
Freshness and quality was outstanding, and the wine pairing was amazing. Servers were very knowledgeable and helpful.
Our favourite place in the City to have oysters and a glass of wine. Service was a bit slow last time but we still loved it.
Small, buzzy Restauant serving great oysters, seafood (mostly) and other good food. Fantastic service...good range of drinks (beer choice a bit limited for me) and definitely recommended.
Always great food and service. Super reliable place for a business lunch or a quick after work drink.
A simple bar like space but with some of the best seafood I have ever had!
We likely hit an off night. I’ve been for lunch and the food seemed fresher and tastier. Not sure if a chef issue. Also, and I get it, it was super super loud in there with patrons basically yelling and no one asked them to tone it down. So we ate fast and left as soon as we could. Thanks
Great fresh seafood. Great service. Great little spot.
The haddock and chips was great. Easily one of the best batters and preparations that I have ever had. The fries were yummy too, and malt vinegar comes to the table without having to order it. I would recommend this for a business lunch or a friends gathering for sure. It's a great little place at the bottom of the ocean of office towers. Worth the visit.
My wife and I had an amazing night at this great spot downtown. The whole service, from Oysters and cocktails right through to dessert and coffee was amazing. Cool speakeasy vibe with a great bar menu and food tonrival the best in the city. A must-hit spot downtown Toronto
I met a client there for lunch at her suggestion for a fun lunch. The Chablis with the oyster plate was just the beginning of a wonderful relaxing time. The tuna tartar and calamari that followed were the perfect follow-up. It was hard not to polish off the bottle of vino...so we did leaving 1 1/2 hours later. I would recommend this to everyone within walking distance for a lunch experience you will remember.
Inventive presentation and superlative service from a cozy spot on a downtown side street. Deserves greater recognition.
OVERPRICED for what you get
service girl not very pleasant
octopus ok not the greatest and not a lot for the price
smelts small portion and not krispy
good as usual. Only problem was that because of the backlog the oysters that we ordered when we sat down did not come until after the mains which were ordered a half hour later. Unfortunate.
This is a great place for after work drinks and oysters. Our server selected a variety of oysters for us, and they were delicious. I would definitely come here again.
The staff were so helpful and energetic and made our experience better than it average. They really care about you and I would recommend it. Go here if you want to have a nice date.
Oysters where amazing back for second visit 2 days later
My husband and I had dinner hear a couple of weeks ago when we came to Toronto to watch Meatloaf the Musical, and we were not disappointed! The food was AMAZING and the staff was very knowledgeable! What a great time we had! Could have stayed there all night! Will definitely be going back next time we are in the area! Thanks to everyone at the restaurant!!
Had a awesome time, reservation was for 6 family members. Everyone loved their choices. The wait staff were very attentive. Food was fresh, great selection of beers, wines and spirits with an even better selection of oysters. Great time was had by all, would definitely go back.
Once again the finest oysters in Toronto.
Food was outstanding.. clearly great chef.. creative items.. refreshingly different..
Great drink menu as well.. recommend seafood platter
Oysters were very good. rest of the food was just OK. The reviews are right...stick to the oysters and drinks and all will be great.
Consistently good place for lunch and dinner. Small well executed menu with good wine list and nice beers on tap.
What a great place... Super service and brilliant render if oysters...FRESH
It took almost an hour to get our food. Service was terrible.
The ambience, wait staff, and service were superb. The oysters they serve, with the freshly grated horseradish is some of the best in the city.
I would highly recommend John and sons solely for oysters and drinks, they are magnificent.
Where they consistently fall flat (for me and gf) is their food. It is very poorly done, and frankly, they need a new executive chef. Every time we go, we rave about the oysters, staff and drinks, but discuss the food disappointment.
Don't make the same mistake - have oysters and drinks, but go somewhere else for dinner if you need.
Great experience service was excellent food very good all oysters were excellent except BC. My friends first time and they were very impressed
Met a friend before the game. Good drinks, food and oysters
Nuestro servidora era experta y nos recomendó una selección de ostras frescas increíbles. El cóctel “El Toronto” hace juego perfecto con esta plata. El menú es pequeño, pero hay opciones por el gusto de todos. El “Poutine” con langosta levanta una plata canadiense tradicional a otro nivel!
My wife and I went for some oysters but got a whole lot more. Great food , excellent service and will go back.
The servers make you feel at home and mix great drinks.
Hidden gem in the middle of the financial district, the place is small so make sure you reserve in advance. It can become a bit noisy as the space is small but food is great, good wine menu