Lisa Marie

4.3
437 reviews
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Lisa Marie is the restaurant home of Fidel Gastro's located in the heart of Toronto’s fashion district at 638 Queen St West. Restaurant, bar, late night snack, event space or brunch spot. Lisa Marie is constantly changing and evolving finding new and innovative ways to bring the Fidel Gastro's street food experience. It’s pretty much a brick and mortar with the heart of a popup.. ole!!!

Closed Mondays and Sunday nights!
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CT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vibe! Food was delicious and a good choice for brunch . Better than average coffee. Just a little loud.

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SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service here was incredible. I organized a group get together on a Saturday night for my husbands birthday and we were shown amazing hospitality all night long. Management helped bring out birthday dessert with candles at midnight on the dot. The cocktails were delicious. Love how this place served amazing food for dinner and and then turned into a bar with a dance floor and an awesome DJ. Very happy with my experience here!

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

So incredibly over priced I couldn’t believe it , we went 2 years ago and now everything has double in price. $12 for a small portion of French fries tossed in hot sauce, are you kidding me? Spent $26 on chicken that didn’t even fill me up, couldn’t believe how small the portion was. We will never be going back

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SK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We found the menu was limited with its food items. For regular pancakes with no chocolate chips or dressing, we needed to pay the price for the "Smores Pancake" item which was $16.00. For that price my husband was presented with 2 mediocre sized pancakes that were lukewarm that came with a thimble-sized plastic container of syrup. They did not have butter for the toast or the pancakes. Our table were asked to wait about 10 minutes for a freshly brewed coffee. I would think brunch would have coffee ready at all times considering it's a staple for many for breakfast/brunch. My $17.00 shakshukah, although delicious, came luke warm to our table and much later than the rest of our party of 6 were served. It was flavourful, generous with the eggplant and feta cheese and had two small eggs that were smothered in tomato sauce. I would have preferred to have it served in anything but the aluminum platter that it came in. Even though the amount of aluminum that leaches into food is usually minimal, I did detect an unpleasant metallic taste in the tomato sauce. The restaurant was loud and necessitated us yelling to one another across the table. If you're going there in the hopes of having any sort of conversation, save the conversation for later. There was an automatic 18% tip levied for our table of 6 so check your bill carefully prior to paying.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Liked the decor. Service was good. Enjoyed most of the dishes.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was there for dinner and the noise level was so high. The communal high top tables are too close together and the group sitting beside us were essentially shouting at each other. Food was overall pretty underwhelming as it was under seasoned and lukewarm.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic, great food, good portion size, fast, friendly

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LW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Winterlicious. Food, service, ambiance and staff friendliness was outstanding! highly recommend! We can't wait to dine at Lisa Marie again!!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My friends and I arrived for Winterlicious on a Wednesday night for 7pm - lots of available seating. We decided to go for the a la carte menu instead and ordered the pad Thai fries ($12), Seoul fried chicken ($26) and pork belly fried rice ($21). Flavours were decent but value was awful. Chicken was $26 for two small thighs, one drumstick, and one small breast. Pad Thai fries were $12 for a dessert plate’s worth of fries.

Service was generally inattentive - server took our empty water jug away and didn’t bother coming back with a filled one.

Nothing inspires me to make a return visit anytime soon.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch food and atmosphere! Would definitely go back for the eggs benny!

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KD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Went for Winterlicious and food was practically thrown at us . Arrived for 7:30 and were finished 3 course by 8:00. Was barely finished one course and the other was put in front of us , everything was just VERY rushed and didn’t have an opportunity to enjoy the food or the night

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best in every way. As always , we will be back

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The experience wasn't bad however there were a couple things that didn't meet expectations. Although the server was good, he took a long time to initially come over and take drink orders. They also first out us at a table near the door and it was very cold everytime people would come in which made us uncomfortable. The food also could have been slightly better. The garlic butter donuts were cold and didn't seem fresh. The main meals were fine but also slightly cold. And the desserts just seemed mediocre, particularly the Elvis which, although tasted fine, the menu didn't indicate it also came in a jar.

So, again, not a bad experience. Just could have been better.

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JN
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. We expected to be treated like crap since we were there for Winterlicious and our past experiences at winterlicious participating restaurants has been poor. But staff were pleasant and treated us fine. Service was super quick and we probably would have liked a bit more time to enjoy ourselves between courses, but cant complain overall.

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J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for winterlicious dinner had the tuna ceviche, kung pao cauliflower and tofu, and the elvis for dessert. My fave was the cauliflower and tofu. So delicious! Service was also excellent!

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SF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal here, the Pad Thai fries are worth the trip! Always have fantastic service!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was terribly underseasoned and tasteless and the service was awful. They have high chair table seating and the couple on either side of us were offered refills on their coffee and we were not. We saw the waitress when she took our orders and when it was time to pay the bill. When we arrived we even stood at the door for 8 minutes before we just decided to seat ourselves. When we did we were told the table was reserved for a group and only then were we acknowledged and seated to a different table. The food is VERY overpriced for the crap you get. Worst place for brunch I’ve ever been to.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was cold and not properly cooked. I might as well have cooked my own meal.

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TH
Toronto
230 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the tradition of Fidel Gastro, this venue is awesome.
Matt Basile has kept his promise in that "Food should be FUN and that you have to be different to be memorable".
It's no easy task to take a 'Street Food Philosophy' and adapt it to a bricks and mortar location.
BRAVO !

This was our first visit to Lisa Marie and we were not disappointed.
We had a group of six and we agreed (Upfront) to go with One Tab and an automatic minimum gratuity.
This left our Server with the ability to focus on our requests and was very knowledgeable about Food and Wine Pairings; as well as Craft Beers.


We had a truly great 'FG Experience' and are looking forward to a return visit, real soon.


Slainte !

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly best dinner I had in TO.
It’s hard to find a comfortable environment where you can enjoy a good warm local, organic meal and also not be SUPER surprised with your total. Reuben was wonderful and added a comfortable service and suggestions that will 100% make us want to come back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service and incredibly awesome owners.

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SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Never had a bad experience. Staff is friendly and top notch brunch

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good food but please get vegan options. My poor sister wasent offered anything as a replacement and was served cold potatoes with no salt no pepper .. not even onions ..

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CB
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great experience. Just a bit disappointed that when the food came out the eggs were totally cold. I told the waitress and she brought out two fresh hot eggs so it was okay. But others at the table also said their food was cold as well.

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L
Toronto
55 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had brunch with my old university classmates on a Saturday morning. I ordered the smoked salmon latke and it was bomb. The pad thai fries is so addictive. Portion was perfect! I’ll definitely come back for more. Service was good. High Table was a little awkward as you share with other people even though i reserved a regular table. Oh well. Vibe was very chill and casual, typical Queen West vibes.

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B
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to eat. Brunch is a specialty and always delicious!

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AN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Food is amazing!! It was my second time here and cannot complain about anything. Will definitely be back again

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for any gathering. If your party is more than 2 people make a reservation. Easy going atmosphere with friendly staff.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great brunch, portion sizes, service and ambiance. Lisa Marie rules the brunch game!

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YN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bingo and burgers night was great. Wish there was more snacks and appetizers options but the meal was fantastic. Will be back

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LF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The menu was limited. The food was good but veeeery overpricced. The coffee was not good enough to cost $4. The Thai fries were interesting/good. Don't like the bar stool seating. The music was too loud for 10:30am in the morning. Made it hard to have a conversation.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overkill of horseradish on the dijon potatoes, and could have been lighter on the sauce of the thai fries.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a fantastic night! The ambiance was perfect for a night out with friends. The DJ kept the party going!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great experience !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Not too many vegetarian options but the veg apps I got were good. The meat eaters got the smoke plate and liked everything but the brisket. Our service was okay—took a long time to get drinks from the first one to the last.

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B
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always great. One of my favourite brunch spots!

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MG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa Marie is a go-to spot on Queen for good food and good vibes.

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Limited menu, but excellent burgers and cocktails. Bingo was truly surreal!

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KH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good, but because it's very busy, especially at brunch, you might have to wait for service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and great. Our second round of drinks didn’t come out (bar’s fault) but he compensated it off the bill, which was totally unexpected and super thoughtful.

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