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About Lisa Marie

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!

638 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1E3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food, Soul food

Hours of Operation:


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - close

Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - close


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Bathurst

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 748-6822

Website:
http://www.fidelgastros.com/lisa-marie-main.html

Entertainment:
Weekly Specials
Tuesday: Bingo night
All Burger menu with a weekly featured burger.

Wednesday: Half priced bottles of wine
Spaghetti and Meatballs special.

Thursday: Tap that thursday
Famous house smoked ribs, live music and steins of Big Rock beer.

Hip hop city Fridays:
Matt’s famous Sugo & Bread $28, Hop City pints $6 and weekly DJ’s.

Smoke board Saturdays:
Weekly feature of in-house barbeque smoked meats (limited quantities), $5 bar rail drinks and DJ Carl Allen.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: BRUNCH!!! From 11 am - 4 pm. Reservations Highly recommended.

Catering:
Lisa Marie is a brainchild of the Fidel Gastro's Food Experience Company, including our food truck (Priscilla), BBQ Trailer and our special event/pop up catering division. For additional info, please contact Lauren

Public Transit:
Queen and Palmerston

Executive Chef:
Matt Obermoser

Private Party Facilities:
Lisa Marie is available for private functions, please inquire with restaurant event director

Private Party Contact:
Lauren catering@fidelgastro.ca: (647) 748-6822

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Lisa Marie Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (15)
Fun (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Live Music (4)
Spicy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had watched the Netflix shows & were very much looking forward to trying the food featured on the show...but were extremely disappointed. The pulled pork was dry and tasteless. The ribs were delicious and the brisket was okay.
I have to say that since we live so far away (Alliston) that it wasn't worth the drive at all.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was meeting a friend there for brunch. We had to ask to be served and seated ourselves. The servers were too busy but they were nice. The coffee was cold and tea was weak. It took forever for them to heat the coffee, or refill hot coffee, or just get a fresh cup, or get another teabag. The food was ok. It's served on big pans that don't retain any heat so it's cold after the first few bites.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome food. So good that every dish was so unique and tasty. I’ll be back for more

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food and our water jar was always full!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The place is very cool, cozy, and has a variety of food options. No specific cuisine, a bit of everything, good appetizers to share (fried cauliflower & philly cheesesteak baos are my favorites). Being from Montreal, I tried the Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich that comes with a cheeseburger patty - apparently they smoke the meat in-house - pretty delicious! My only disappointment was the elvis dessert, I expected to have french toasts with PB&J, bananas and bacon, but it was more like a whipped cream cup covering some bread & bananas, the candied bacon was still very good though.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Date night! Food was amazing
Pad Thai Fries amazing. I will be telling my friends and going back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been here for brunch and dinner and both were delicious! They also know how to make a decent cocktail which is an added bonus. The winner of our last meal was the king pao cauliflower (which to be honest we were all kind of surprised by) though, the Mac and cheese was a good second but I would suggest sharing it and something else as it is a bit rich and repetitive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sound volume was awful though, especially with the DJ.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great. But service was horrendous.

We arrived for our lunch reservation at 12pm. We ordered our food by 12:20pm and all our food arrived by 12:40pm. By 1:08pm the server advised us the next reservation has arrived and asked us to finish our food and pay our bill immediately. They acknowledged that they double booked the table and was their mistake, but still asked us to leave. We didn't even finish half our meal yet. I declined and said we aren't leaving, and it was up to them to fix the mistake they made. They came by 3 more times and said they couldn't fix the mistake asked us to leave. I declined again. Finally they said they will figure it out. We were paying our bill at 1:25pm and was chatting amongst ourselves. The server came by again, asked us to leave as the guests were still waiting.

Food was good, but wow, was the service terrible.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Slow service, extremely noisy (can’t have a conversation) mediocre food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

4 letters....ARYA

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really delicious food and great service. The music was so loud it was hard to hear my friends. I think it was too loud for a Saturday morning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good but a bit loud if you are trying to talk to your friends

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great atmosphere, great beers, awesome food and great service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing! Food looked beautiful and tasted so good, can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had a great experience at Lisa Marie. I loved the food, fun & unique. The Kung Pow cauliflower was a hit, and trust me I'm a very picky cauliflower eater. I'm also not a big drinker, but the Ain't Nobody Got Thyme For That got me- and it was very good. Liked the music. The service was good, and was able to accommodate our increasing party size. Bathrooms were clean. I will return if I'm in the Trinity Bellwoods area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, great service, great location. The only drawback was the extreme noise level...ok for an evening but a bit over the top for Saturday brunch. Could not hear each other speak without shouting.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Worst dining experience I have ever had. Even after complaining to the manager, little was done to resolve issues. The manager actually asked us to come up with a solution. Everyone left hungry.

Not good for dining at all.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Was disappointed when we were told our table was given away after arriving 8 minutes late for our reservation. They were sold out of their special at 730. Our app came out after our mains.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great variety on their menu. Reasonable pricing. Service is fantastic every time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was a bit too hot in there! Unseasonally warm conditions, yes, but need some fans going...food was alright, not as great as the reviews!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went in as a part of 4. We wanted to have dinner there. More than 15 mins passed after we were given a table, no one came to take our order. We decided to leave, disappointed with the experience. VERY dissapointed. We were completely ignored by the staff.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I found the place quite enjoyable overall. The fusion style of food was something that appealed to me. If i can have one critique, it would be that some of our dishes were consistently on the salty side (kung pow cauliflower & smoked brisket). The flavors were there and matched perfectly but if only the chef didn't go heavy handed on the salt. The washroom can also use some work. It was a little dungeon-esque for my liking.... Otherwise, I really enjoyed my time here and would recommend this place to my friends. Will also come back for the pad thai fries.... regret not trying that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Tuesday Bingo Night is so much fun! Great environment and friendly working staff. The Pad Thai fries are delicious and they have a great selection of beers on draught. I will definitely be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Ate brunch Labour Day Monday, it was my first time. I was very happy with my expierence from the start; A quick reception and seating upon arrival, followed by well made beverages, and an exceptional main course. Next time I'm in town I'll dine again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I have had it on my brain over the past couple of years to go to the Bake Shoppe on College Street. I was in town this weekend for a concert with my mother and two friends and talked them into walking over to College Street from our hotel on Richmond. Ambitious? Nah, you build up an appetite and burn off those calories before inhaling them.

On our way up Queen Street West we walked past a VERY BUSY Lisa Marie. We stopped, heard the hostess say there was an hour and a half wait. We felt all signs pointed towards "check Open Table for a reservation for Sunday!" SCORE! They had one right when opening time was before we headed back to Buffalo.

We had front, open window seating that was fun since a Labour (Labor for us) Day parade going down Queen Street and the air show was still flying about. Over stimulation? Nope. Just a fun experience on those two event alone that will ruin it for future brunch ventures for me.

Anyway - service? Miranda was just great! Total sweetheart! Patient, friendly, provided good service without making us feel rushed.

Ok, so the food and drinks? My mother and I got the bacon explosion and pulled pork benny special with pad thai fries AND the duck fat potatoes. Mom and I split our meals and the sides. My bacon explosion seemed a little dry and my eggs a little too hard (I love drippy), but I still ate most of it and enjoyed it. I got two+ Last Stops' to drink as well. Mom asked for another that didn't come. She considered it saved calories. Too bad Duty Free didn't have the Butter Ripple Liquor (buttery nipple I kept accidentally calling it) on our way home otherwise I would be all set with my own homemade cold brew to make my own Last Stop.

I will be sure to keep Lisa Marie on my list of places to come back to on future trips up North. I hope Bake Shoppe will be open next time so we can walk off our Lisa Marie calories on our way over!

Side note: I keep thinking about the pad thai fries this week! YUM!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always love bring our out-of town visitors to Lisamarie's as it encapsulates Torontos fun street food scene in a comfortable fun atmosphere. Great cocktails too. Definitely have enjoyed some of the finest in the city here.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer, People Watching, Tapas, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food, nice urban atmosphere and 1/2 priced wine on Wednesday is a win!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great experience as always. Love lisa marie for great food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I celebrated my bday there, and it was amazing!! Thank you so much for the experience, your staff went above and beyond!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A wall of noise hits you as you enter, so loud that we left without ordering.
Please note the ratings for food, service and value would read 'not applicable' or 'unknown' if those were options.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Nice location, but way too noisy. Music was too loud for any conversation. The staff was not the most friendly. Even with reservation 2 days before, we were put at a communal table. And we when asked to have a private table for a private conversation, we were given a lame excuse they were hold for people that reserved the tables before us.
I ordered the Shakshukah and the eggplant were completely not cooked and for the two eggs one was hard and the other almost raw. Everything covered with lots of tomatoes sauce.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Place was good but food wasnt as advertised and I couldnt and didnt eat it and they didnt really care or do anything about it.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We went for a brunch last Sunday. We made reservation through open table and good we did because by 11:30 the place was buzzing. We both ordered bacon explosion. It was absolutely great, and portions are huge.
Our waiter was super nice and friendly.
The place gets really loud and it is difficult to hear a person across of you.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Although I enjoyed the vibe and energy from Lisa Marie, I was not a fan of the food. I went for Summerlicious and for dinner with a friend. For the appetizer, I had the ahi-tuna was small and came with tacos/nacho chips were stale or just really hard. I also didn't even get a lot of the ahi tuna, maybe 1-2 bites full. For my main course, I had ribs which were tender and moist but did not have enough seasoning and needed more sauce. The dessert was a seasonal fruit cake that was super sour and just didn't taste appetizing after a few bites.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was my first visit based on a recommendation from a friend. We attended as part of Summerlicious. Food we had was great however was a lot louder than we expected and our seating wasn't very comfortable as we expected a table rather than steel stools. A great place for a casual night out though...

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent food selection. More options on tap would be recommended.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always a happening spot. Made better when you nab a seat by the massive opening windows. Took some out of town friends here for brunch. Tasty food, sausage and pancake stack - drool. Good cocktails for brunch. My partner and I found this place one Sunday and we're lucky enough to get a seat at the bar. I've been going back once a month.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We come to Lisa Marie for brunch at least once a month because the food is an explosion of awesome! And they take reservations so we never wait in line. Staff is super friendly and the vibe is fun and very energetic. It's also a great place for dinner too! I'd highly recommend following the restaurant on instagram to get updates on menu features and special events.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food, okay service, very loud.

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