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Permanently Closed - Mideastro Yorkville

4.2
377 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Mideastro is Mediterranean restaurant in Yorkville, Ontario. Fine-dining and elegance can both be found at this restaurant. With its rich natural toned colors, gorgeous wine storage racks, wooden booths and leather seats, the whole dining area is pleasing to the eye. It's a nice place for a romantic evening date with someone special or a fancy meet-up with your friends or family.

Cuisine at the Mideastro includes a large selection of small plates as well as a variety of full entrees for guests to choose from. True to the tradition of most genuine Mediterranean food, Mideastro makes their dishes with fresh vegetables and cooks sauces and other accompaniments from scratch. Guests who prefer to eat vegetarian or vegan meals have many choices to accommodate their desires. Popular dishes are the restaurant include the quail pastilla, lamb kufta and the black truffle risotto.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Saturday 5pm to 11pm
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Benny Cohen
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Catering
Mideastro offers full catering facilities for more information please e mail - pola@mideastro.com
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Cross street
Bay and Yorkville
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.2
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3.7
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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

I ordered the fish of the day. It was overlooked and dried out. Also too salty. The roasted kale in the plate was inedible as it was so salty that it had to have been cooked in water from the Dead Sea.

Given the pricing and the fact that this was the fish of the day it is inexcusable.

Moreover no one came by during the meal to see if everything was OK.

Rather shameful behavior by a restaurant of this caliber.

The background music was too loud.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2016

We were three for dinner, staying nearby and visiting Toronto from the US. We enjoyed our meal. Food was very well prepared, the owners were very helpful and on their game. It was quiet, we can't understand why it wasn't more crowded. But we enjoyed that it was quiet as we wanted to talk and were able to do so.
If you re in downtown Toronto, this is a lovely spot for dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Wonderful food and amazing service! The manager is amazing and gives wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2016

Excellent creative balanced food, superb staff and great energy.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2016

Wonderful food and service.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2016

We are from out of town and decided to try Mideastro based on the reviews and the content location across from the Four Seasons hotel, and what a great decision!!! The genuine and excellent service provided by Charles was unparalleled, he even had Chef James come out to explain our main course at the table ( the Cornish Hen was Devine!)... We will be coming back!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Delicious food. Great place. Would go back again.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2016

The place was empty when we entered so my first impression was ohoh! However the energetic and overly gracious server/host made us feel at ease. He took our drink orders and told the evenings specials. We shared a salad which was large and easily enough for two and very good.

The Cornish hen which we thought would be spicy lacked that flavour of Moroccan tagine as was promoted. The cast iron rib steak was thin two pieces which the server brought in a 6" cast iron pan...obviously not cooked in it. It was lackluster and soso in flavour.

All in all we were disappointed. The whole time we were there six other guests arrived. Obviously not that popular a spot in Yorkville. On the return to the hotel many other restaurant were overflowing with people.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Five Stars are not enough for this restaurant. Our waiter was charming and very attentive. He had a great memory for our order including modifications we requested. He took our gentle ribbing with a smile and great dignity. He answered all of our questions, including the phenomenal music that was playing, in as much depth as we required.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2016

Since most of us were from out of town we had not heard of Medeastro before. We had a friendly greeting and were seated in a comfortable spot near the entrance with great attention paid to us by 4 maybe 5 wait staff. Charles, the manager, was great a describing the dishes and making recommendations. We tried the fix priced meal and each picked different entres/mains. I think this menu was unique from their regular menu and it was hard to choose between the too. All 3 courses were delicious, especially the fish dish and hazelnut parfait. I recommend this to groups as well as to those looking for a romantic night out.

Great presentation and friendly staff and very cool menus, you will have to see for yourself, don't want to give away the surprise.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2016

I had a lovely dinner here with my mother. We ate at Mideastro on the last night of our vacation.
My mum had the seafood platter and she adored it; she was disappointed we hadn't found the restaurant earlier in our trip.

I had the risotto and it was delicious. The highlight for me though was the complimentary breads and dip at the start of the meal. We were given Babba Ganoush as well as humus and salsa. The baba gaoush was AMAZING! I ate the entire thing and I was offered more, was tempted to take some home to Ireland with me

The restaurant decor was lovely and the staff were really attentive and also great craic, I appreciated the genuine service approach there was none of that fake niceness just really genuinely friendly staff.

It happened to be really quiet the night we were there, but the experience and food were great. If i'm ever back in Toronto I'd definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2016

Mideastro is an excellent high-end restaurant. Unlike many higher-end restaurants in Toronto, there are generous portions served, and the food is reliably delicious. The service and ambiance are also fantastic. It is a bit pricey for an everyday meal, but it is definitely worth it for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary.

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Overall very mediocre. Would have expected more for the price.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

This place is a gem! From the wine list choices, food, décor and personalized service. I would recommend Mideastro Yorkville to anyone visiting and to the locals. Will definitely go back next time I'm back in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2016

We sat outside on a summer evening and were almost their only customers, which was hard to understand as the food was uniformly excellent (halibut tagine, lamb chops) and attractively prepared. The waiter recommended a very reasonable dry Spanish red which we enjoyed. They were very generous with the houmous, babaghanoush etc which accompanied the bread. And all this (4 entrees, 2 large salads each big enough for a couple to share, wine and a free dessert for the birthday boy) was only $200. Highly recommended.

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1.0Dined on May 2, 2016

Appeared to be recently renovated or opened. No-one else was in the restaurant, so really lacked in ambiance. Calamari appetizer was good. Main dishes were ok. They did not know their wines at all. Left with an overall sense that this place will not be around for long in spite of all that seemed to be invested in the physical space.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Overall, a disappointing experience especially considering we have dined here in the past. Gluten free options stated on the menu weren't available. No explanation given. Ceviche turned out to be cubes of fish w halved grape tomatoes. Mains arrived cold and bland. Dessert offered forty - five minutes after plates cleared. We expected more

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2016

Best sea food platter ever, Braised lamb shank pasta was way tooooooo gooood.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

The food and the service was excellent. I would come back any time and it is highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2016

Not sure if he was the owner or not, but there was one man (bald) who was such an amazing host. He waste reason I enjoyed my birthday. I'll most definetly be returning.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2016

we were the only people there.
food was ok, service was so slow and very poor.
now understand why it closed down

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2016

lamb was bone dry. not acceptable for a resto in this price range..

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2016

Mideastro was a delight ! Lots of new and fresh menu selections that were very tasty and cooked perfectly. We enjoyed a 3 course dinner in 75 minutes and made it to our evening show. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable. Will go again.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2016

Everything was good!!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2016

I dined at Mideastro years ago but don't often think of it when planning dinner in Yorkville as it's just a little east of the main area. I'm so glad it popped up when I did a restaurant search because it was even better than I remember. The food selection was incredible and difficult to decide plus they had excellent sounding specials. We enjoyed a salad with figs, a beef tartare starter and went on to the truffle risotto and the lamb parpadelle. Everything was perfect and simply delicious. The service was exceptional - pretty sure we had the owner because he took such extra care in everything. I will be returning soon to enjoy all the menu items that also struck my fancy. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2016

Has a bit of an identity issue: menu is an odd mix of Mediterranean food but it delivers. Lamb shanks was deliciously slow-cooked.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2015

A beautiful room made welcoming by charming and knowledgable service , and some of the best seafood I've had in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2015

We had Christmas Eve dinner with our family at Mideastro, it was a great find. Chaz took great care of us, started by making us feel very welcome. Followed by great cocktails, octopus appetizer was perfectly grilled and seasoned as were the other dishes at the table. The main dishes were also very very good, my mother loved her lamb shank and the paella was very nice.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2015

I had the Braised lamb shank. The meat melted off the bones. The flavours were outstanding! Fantastic experience.

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1.0Dined on December 12, 2015

After recieving no greeting at the door (for way too long )and being completely ignored once seated (for way too long) we decided to walk out. Unfortunately we will never be able to comment on the food but we can definitely comment on the service........it is unacceptable !!!!!

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2015

Everything we ordered was great but two things stood out as a minor issue : waiters seemed overwhelmed with the Christmas party that was happening at the same time (come on, that can be planned for) so obviously we were de-prioritized; and they never read us the specials!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2015

Highly recommend. Food was outstanding. Service was attentive, informative yet not intrusive.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Food was very good. Fusion with middle eastern flavour is something different from most other places.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2015

The restaurant is welcoming and the staff friendly. Our server spent too much time describing all the ingredients of the daily specials. Overall, the main courses were very good (tasty and good portions) although much too much dressing on the salads. The negative was that we ordered dessert which did not come - even though we asked a second time. So, we left without it. It's also somewhat expensive.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2015

First time there. The restaurant was beautiful. The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared. The service was gracious and high end. I am a frequent visitor to Toronto and will definitely go back. For me it was a find.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2015

I had to call late as we weren't going to make our reservation time. Chaz was fantastic with me; held our reservation an hour later; AND was happy to see us when we did arrive! Loved the atmosphere (mood lights hanging from the ceiling, AND the menus had blue LED back lighting for touch more light to read the menu!) Food was fantastic - mid-Eastern fusion fare! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I would definitely reserve again when I return to Toronto! Good job, Mideastro!!

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Few patrons the night we were there, a Friday, but food was good. A treat to have a salad that wasn't cold, straight out of the fridge. Waiter was informative, and steered us away from what h thought was a poor performing red on the wine list, to something less expensive, and likely better. Had a pasta main, which wasn't very daring on my part, but was rich and flavourful. Would go again, and opt for something more exciting on the menu next time

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

Not sure why it was such a quiet night, but the food was great, the service genial and the night was all-around yummy. Plenty to entertain the gluten-free, pescaterian set.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

The food selections on this menu range from Greek to Moroccan to Spanish. We had a large group which ordered a variety of dishes, and all were consistently great and delivered to the table hot and within a minute of each other. The service was great, however I will confess that it was a very slow night and there was only one other table occupied in the restaurant. The waiter, Charles, was invaluable in selecting a good wine with dinner and also made the end of the evening perfect with a perfectly prepared pot of Mint tea and an aperitif. I would very much recommend this place to any of my friends and associates. It was a perfect way to end our trip to Toronto!

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2015

Food options were varied. Catch of the day was excellent. Service was attentive and timely. (Charles). Overall a very pleasant experience

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