We host one of the Financial District's best patios with ample seating for all occasions. Modus might serve Italian food, but refreshingly, no one’s anxious to label it “rustic.” Modus’s menu takes recognizable Italian classics and re-creates them as fine-dining fares.
The restaurant offers an extensive 300-bottle wine program, with seasonally selected wine by the glass. A focus on Italian, Californian and South American wines provides excellent pairing for a fine dining experience.
Behind Modus is Sam Genkov, owner of the 23-year-old District favourite Bravi Ristorante.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
veal scaloppini, asparagus, roasted parmesan cauliflower, lemon & white wine caper sauce
layered with meyer lemon curd, lemon icing
blood orange sauce, sundried tomatoes, leek
We came here for appetizers and drinks after the lunch hour rush. Were seated outside on their patio. The grilled calamari, beef carpaccio and mozzarella & prosciutto were all delicious. Excellent service as well.
Thank you for the great review Julia! So glad you enjoyed your lunch, we hope to see you again.
Very delightful service, attention to detail and well prepared & presented food. A menu with a good number of choices for any palate. Clean an good social distancing.
Food was fantastic as always and remains one of my favorite "slightly off the beaten path" financial district locations
Everything was excellent. We ate out on the patio which was nice. The food and service were above and beyond.
Modus is a real treat. The white tablecloths outside, the impeccable service and gourmet food make it an outstanding destination.
food was great but service inconsistent to hostile. the older waiter complained it was busy and spent more time hanging around a table of young women than serving other tables. for a relatively expensive dinner it was a disappointing experience.
Excellent meal and service. Great patio table and excellent covid protocol
People were super loud and the waiters were way too slow. The food was really good (I had pasta).
Great waiter, food and general atmosphere. the outdoor space was enjoyable
Wonderful surprise. First time. Will be back!
Excellent terrace for outdoor dining. Waiters super friendly and helpful wearing masks and providing minimal contact with food delivery makes you feel safe while dining at a restaurant which is much appreciated during these difficult times. Food is outstanding.
Excellent service to compliment the wonderful dinner and great wine choice offered by our server. 1st visit and truly enjoyed.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We do hope you join us again soon.
Anniversary dining. Patio dining due to covid19.
Amazing experience during this time, service was above and beyond TJ was our waiter he’s great
Thank you for the excellent feedback! We hope to see you again soon.
Don't go to this restaurant if you have an OpenTable dining cheque. They will not honour it!
The ambiance was near perfect, tense but not terse on entry, with a gradual warming and eventual nonchalant air of our being there. Superb delivery of service, its what dinner out ought to be, tyvm.
Decent food but glacial (though gracious) service. Strangely, the hostess seated us right by the kitchen despite plenty of quieter and more pleasant tables being available.
Over priced! Ordered a plate of lobster with squid ink fettuccini for $38 and the cheapest ingredient in a restaurant (PASTA) they had 6 strands of it . Service was terrible 20 mins with not even how was your main. Highway robbery.
Always amazing food and service. Great wine selection too.
Thanks for your amazing feedback Michele! We look forward to seeing you next time.
Amazing food,service and atmosphere
All round excellent
Pricey but worth it for occasional treat
My go to spot where everyone know your name.
Modus has never failed me, it’s always a great experience. Chef Brett and his staff are brilliant and owner Sam Genkov is a gem. Be sure to say hello to him.
Great food and menu
Great food...portions way too small
We really enjoy the dinner. It was an excellent place with a delicious meal.
The service is always great, Sam has a wonderful attentive Staff. The Italian food, and especially the fish is fresh and delicious.
The lunch was exceptionally good. Service was prompt and friendly.
My favourite spot
Had to go for a business lunch, very loud restaurant so difficult to have a conversation with the group. Limited menu for plant based eaters, only option was a small salad, white bread and a few olives. Surprised that the chef didn't have any other options after the waiter asked. Need to move into this century, times are changing....
the food is always good and the service is even better, Libby Wildman
Lovely lunch. We both enjoyed the seafood lunch special, spigola filet, with vegetable sides- beautifully prepared.
For desert we had a lemon cake which was delicious.
Good food, modest service, way over priced
Great meal and service for a business dinner. Definitely a restaurant to add to my short list of places to visit.
Very prompt service and excellent salmon. Just pricey!
The seafood is always top notch and the service is first rate. It keeps me coming back on a regular basis.
Always a great time at Modus. Service and food are continually excellent. Thank you
The usual good food, my wife and I each had the swordfish which was grilled to perfection. The restaurant was busy early because of the hockey game and as a result noisier than usual. Easy location to get to and I would recommend for everyday dining.
Modus Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 861-9977.
Modus Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.