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About Marben

The cooking at Marben is Modern Canadian, with a strong focus on seasonality and vibrant local flavours. 
Chef Chris Locke utilizes his background to create innovative dishes that highlight the bounty of Ontario and Canada. We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients from local sources and suppliers and craft all of our breads, condiments, and sauces in house.

Large Groups Welcome!

488 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1E5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, British, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily: 5:00pm - close
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:30am to 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Portland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 979-1990

Website:
http://www.marbenrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Paid parking is available across the street just to the east at very reasonable rates.

Public Transit:
Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.

Executive Chef:
Chris Locke

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Marben is the perfect venue to host a variety of events from small get togethers with friends to a more private gathering to celebrate any special occasion or business meeting.
We offer two separate dining rooms, both which are available for private bookings.
Group menus starting at $50 per person for parties larger than 12.

Email info@marbenrestaurant.com for special event package and more information.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

50% Off All Wines

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

50% Off All Wines

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year's Eve

Seating times and prices are: + $65 for seatings between 5:00pm - 7:00pm + $85 for seating at 9:00pm A $65 per person fee for cancelling with less than 72 hours notice. $50 fee for all other cancellations in form of gift card. Prices do not include applicable taxes and gratuit

50% Off All Wines

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

50% Off All Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Come enjoy any and all bottles on our list for half price! Every Sunday night!. Special valid Sep 12, 2017 - Jan 12, 2018 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

50% Off All Wines

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

50% Off All Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Nov 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2018 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Marben Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Business Meals (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 18 hours ago

Ordered a rare steak, got well done with no steak knife

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our second time at Marben. The food was nothing short of outstanding. The speak easy downstairs is also worth a visit. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing , great

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food used to be better. Wait staff wasn’t very accommodating.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was good. Had pre-arranged after dinner cocktail with tea with bartender EDDER, using black tea. When it came time to serve - NO BLACK TEA! Huge disappointment. Need to change tea supplier, for sure. But misinformation not good.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lovely mid week meal in great setting. I’ll definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The music was set at an ideal level to allow conversation. What a concept in Toronto!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Friend in town from Boston

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Comí el faisán preparado a dos maneras. Era delicioso. Mi marido comió el cordero y también era sabor oso. La atención a todos los detalles de cada plato es evidente.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

GREAT meal. The food was wonderful, the bartender made us nice mocktails and all the service was doting.
Walking distance from YTZ. With a layover, it's easy to pop up here for dinner.

I'm sure I'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice pace. Good service and yummy cocktails. Food was mediocre (brunch). I had steak and eggs , which came with fries and kale for $21. Wouldn’t order it again but I’d be willing to try something else.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was better than expected, everyone left happy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, ordered two appetizers and two mains and everything was simply delicious. the ambiance was warm and romantic. Service was great. Will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a great time. The music and service are first rate. The food is nicely different, like classy pub food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always love Sunday night dinners at Marben. Incredible service and incredible food!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We booked a table last minute, 8:10 for an 8:30 reservation, party of 4, and we got a great table. We did unfortunately have to wait about 20 minutes before we were seated at the table though. Then once we were there, I order a half dozen of oysters that took about 25 minutes to get to our table. I had wanted to order a few other starts off the menu for sharing with the table but by the time we got the oysters I was not willing to wait another 25 minutes for just the shares, so I just ordered the burger. I would have ordered the lamb Duo if the food had come out sooner. I was ready to spend some money but instead I got slow service. The food was delicious though. Really well done. One guest of the table ordered what we thought was a main but the serving size was more like a small salad. That was quite disappointing also. Overall, not a great experience but got some a couple complimentary glasses of wine which made up for it a little bit. Still would have liked to have had the full experience I was hoping for.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service, very tasty food. Friendly attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a cozy night out.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was tasty and service excellent, little disappointed in the lack of sides and vegetables.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wow. Was really impressed. Excellent all the way around. Great food, ambiance, and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was really good. Different than your usual. Waiter was amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I am strict Paleo and when I dine out it MUST BE field-to-table only. This is only restaurant I eat out in Toronto right now as I'm sure they do field-to-table well.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for brunch and thought the choices weren't very interesting. Relatively expensive for what you get. We have had really good dinners at Marben and some mediocre ones.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fabulous dining experience at Marben! Celebrating a special belated birthday in Toronto and was extremely impressed with everything Marben has to offer. Creative coctails, exquisit food, and excellent service! Great value as well! Had the tenderloin steak that was perfectly cooked and the chicken described as beyond perfect. The treacle pie was quite more-ish too. Ambiance was also delightful.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was tasty and staff were friendly, the guy playing music outside was amazing, great atmosphere. Will continue to go here- as it's our local- and will recommend to others

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The menu has been changed. I used to like their avocado toast a lot for brunch. But as it is not in their menu anymore I might consider other restaurants for brunch now onwards ☹️

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was fantastic, especially the brisket burgers. The service however was a little slow.. We didn't order any alcohol so they seemed to forget about us

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had to order our drinks twice and they forgot twice. Our meals came before our drinks, but they apologized and our drinks were on the house. Food was incredible and the atmosphere was great. Will def be back.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Incredible meal and the best fried chicken known to man!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Love going to Marben! Fantastic food and always interesting menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Having brunch? Get the avocado toast. I know it tends to be overstated or a rip at most places, but I would put their version up against any other I've had. Excellent peameal too!

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I absolutely love the ambiance and look of Marben. The decor inside and the outdoor patio are beautiful - and the "secret" speakeasy-inspired bar downstairs (The Cloak) is a gem. That said, it is quite expensive - I actually find it overpriced based on portion size. My husband's burger was undercooked and the vegetarian dish I got was a bit disappointing. I recommend going there for a few drinks and maybe the cauliflower bites and grabbing dinner somewhere else. I've also heard they do an excellent brunch!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Was quite happy with this restaurant find!!! It was delish food, good atomosphere, and friendly service. Would def go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

great atmosphere built with awesome design. service was exceptional as was the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Had 5 Summerlicious resos and this was the best one!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Incredible evening out- our server Rob made the experience tremendous! The food was outstanding, and the ambiance was perfect. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

It was nice having dinner out. I brought my uncles and my father and they enjoyed it. I have been here couple of times and it's always been good and the services and the food it's pretty awesome and delicious. In this evening we tried the summerlecious menu and it did not disappoint.

Thanks,
Mo Asker

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the wonderful service too!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I have never once sent my meal back, but I did today at Marben. My fiancé's meal was undercooked (potatoes and carrots were not cooked at all with the steak), and my meals (the risotto) was over cooked, mushy, and tasted like sweet porridge. We sent our meals back, and while the servers felt extremely bad, they still made us pay for a portion of the meal (appetizers and drinks). If we had to send our main course back, we shouldn't have to pay for any part of the meal at all. They gave us a gift certificate for the price of ONE of our meals, not even both, and we couldn't use it on the day of as they wanted us to use it for our next visit, as if we would ever come back ...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was very disappointing. Cocktails tasted like cough medicine.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This is not my first time to Marben and while the drinks and the ambiance is great, the food is not as good as it used to be. We ordered few items like the lamb duo, burger and the beef - All of the items were average.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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