This is my third time at Modus for a business lunch. Not sure if their kitchen is too small for the seating capacity, but so far the track record is perfect for late food. For a 12pm business lunch, meals coming out at 1:15pm causes unnecessary downtime and rushing a delicious meal down to get everyone to their afternoon obligations.
Service was excellent, food was tasty, good location and ambiance, but the consistent lateness of meals makes it difficult to go back for a business luncheon. For this reason, this is a last-resort spot for us.
Well appointed, excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere without being too noisy for a conversation
I've dined at Modus many many times and I would have rated the food in most of those intances, a 4 star. But the branzinino was just okay and the mixed green salad (instead of vedge) was quite pathetic. The service was also not up to the usual standard.
I'm treating this as a one-off situation, so I will be back.
One of my favorite restaurants in the financial district, never disappoints, first rate and makes a good impression on my business guests.
Had a good time, I only wish that it was written on Open Table that there was a set menu for Valentines Day. I made reservations here looking forward to certain pasta dishes and when we arrived there were only two options, ravioli or spaghetti which weren't very adventurous. Good food, seemed it was a busy night as we had several servers throughout the night and each of them had no idea where we were in our meal. Will try again on a less busy evening.
Our server wasn’t personable at all. The restaurant wasn’t as busy as we had expected for Valentine’s and maybe she was having a bad day? My date mentioned that she felt uncomfortable by how we were being talked to. The food was good, although the portions could have been slightly larger. Some tables were getting bread while they waited for their food. We waited for a while but we didn’t get any.
Service was excellent. Food just ok and overpriced. Pint of draft beer decent but overpriced at $11. Crab cake appetizer not bad but way overpriced at $20. Swordfish main just ok. Fish portion small (thin and dry). Risotto side tasty. Plate otherwise uninspiring. Coffee and desert normal. Not much vibe or ambiance in the large, tired room. Wasn't very busy (not surprising). Overall, other than the excellent service (likely due to the place being almost empty), a sub-par experience when taste, portion size, price and ambiance all factored in. Would not go back there until changes are made. Too many other better options at same or lower price point. Bring in Restaurant Makeover!
Very welcoming, service professional, unobtrusive to invisible yet amazingly able to predict needs. Which allowed for a fluid and productive business meeting. Food is always top quality.
The service and food was great. The feature duck appetizer was delicious. Good portion size and a great wine list too.
My friend arrived late for a pre-theatre dinner, but service was friendly and efficient so we were able to finish in good time. Main dining room is an elegant , softly lit space and tables are spaced appropriately to allow for easy conversation. Food was flavourful and well prepared, and served reasonably quickly . My friend raved about her butternut squash soup ( gluten free and served with or without addition of maple bacon butter) . Arctic Char was also excellent .
Supremely rude hostess. Food quality was very good but the service from the kitchen and the bar was very slow. This is a restaurant that is used to being busy so the excuses from our server that they were slammed was not helpful.
Went for a birthday dinner for two, but there was a party happening in the lobby, which was really loud and you had to work your way thru crowd to get to restaurant. The divider curtain does nothing for the noise,but closes visability. Food was ok, for the price point, over hundred dollars and that was without drinks. Had to wait awhile for the coat check to return with coats.
I ordered the Seafood Pasta with squid ink. It was so SALTY! I forced myself to eat half but can no longer tolerate it! The waiter asked the chef to prepare a new one for me but it was just as salty! I couldn’t eat it at all! I suspect the entire batch of Squid Ink Pasta was over salted during preparation. I then ordered Sorbetto for dessert, so I could have something to eat. It was soooooo sweet. Way too much sugar! I took one spoonful and couldn’t continue. I basically left the entire Sorbetto untouched. Very bad experience! The Entree too salty, the dessert too sweet.
I don't mind paying 5 star prices when I receive 5 star food. This, was not even close. Two things that stood out above the freshness and actual cooking issues, there was little or no sauce in accompaniment of the mains and the vegetables were overpowered with garlic.
Nice, typical Toronto restaurant. Nothing outstanding.
I was in Toronto to write an important exam so I was dining alone. I selected this restaurant to have a safe but pleasant place to dine with excellent food and I was not disappointed.
I was put at a table in the middle of the restaurant and it was a bit of an awkward spot, something cozier would have been nice, but other than that no complaints.
The service was exceptional, as was the wine and the Arctic Char. I would definitely go back.
It was good, but not exceptional. Not a place I would order recommend ordering steak. The pasta dish I had was, again, just good, but almost too much pesto. The old standard traditional Italian spaghetti and meatballs was very good!
Business dinner - was great!
50th bday lunch
Great service, polite and attentive. We had the buffala mozzarella which was really good. Mains were the seared tuna and the rigatoni. Very tasty. My client liked it. Said it was delicious. Will be back again soon.
Wonderful service in the evening time, well managed, attentive staff and Manager visible and engaging, top notch Chef and team. get a patio table!
I was in town for business and was invited to lunch by client. He wasin a rush so I just ordered the main course, the gnocchi, and it was fantastic. But, I had to come back for the warm octopus salad before I left. So i had dinner the night before returning home. I had the warm octopus salad and it did not disappoint! Nor did the Tuna for the main course, with a great glass of Barolo. Great restaurant and good service. I will be back on my next trip !
I have been to modus quite many times and I have not been disappointed. We had a great server ( but I don't remember his name).
Thanks for great service and great good.
Very good food, nice flavors, very good service in a quiet environment.
Modus patio has been one of my go-tos for lunch on patios during my busy work week. In the past years, I could book a spot on the patio whenever I found time for a decent lunch via Opentable just minutes before I got there. Last week, I did the same via Opentable but when I arrived, I was told I should not do that, when I want a patio seating I have to call the restaurant because the patio was too busy. I did get a table on the patio and the whole time I was there the patio was barely 50% full. It definitely takes away from a other wise good experience
This is one of the best restaurants for business meetings in the city. Amazing food and atmosphere and great facilities!
Sam was very attentive. He made sure we enjoyed our meal and had time to get to our 7:30pm show time.
$350 for three people you expect the best. The food was so disappointing. It was a quiet Wednesday night and I was served food that had been prepared in advance and tasted like it. Cold, dry and not special at all. It was like eating left overs, I expected so much more! There was no effort from the kitchen, shame on them. Close on a quiet evening, don't take the reservation.
The Valentine course meal was decent but not worth the price. The dessert was especially disappointing.
Great food. My wife and I really enjoyed our evening.
Top notch service and food. One of Toronto's best fine dining restaurants.
Sorry but I feel the Valentines prix fixe was highly over priced for the rather average food offering. Also the 18 % service charge that's automatically added to the bill is less than acceptable if you feel that the service was average at best.
The service was incredibly slow (we were there after lunch hour rush). Our order was wrong (ordered beef tartare, got carpaccio... very similar and we are not the complaining kind so we ate it). The pasta was alright but way too basic. Tomato sauce, pasta, a few slices of sausage. Meh.
Overall, not a great experience. The beer we ordered was not cold, the pasta that we were served was undercooked, and the service was received was rather disappointing.
What a gem tucked away in the financial district! We wish we had found it sooner but happy to now say it is our new favourite! The decor is very elegant, relaxing and roomy. Amazing, seamless, attentive and accommodating service by staff from the booking to waiting on our table. Menu and specials of the day had something delicious for everyone. Pricing very comparable to other restaurants of this quality. The only criticism is some portions were a bit smaller than expected. Don't waste money searching for the perfect restaurant, just make your reservation at Modus Ristorante!
Had a great time service and food was great. Will be back.
Its comfortable seating, elegant ambience, superior service and outstanding Food are some of the excellent reasons for me to recommend this restaurant.
Arranged the small private room for a group of 14 at Modus for a Xmas "reunion". Stephanie, the event coordinator was fantastic and made the booking process a breeze. From the moment we arrived to check our coats until we picked them up again on our way out, the service was first class. The waiters were knowledgeable and helpful without being intrusive. We chose to order a la carte rather than having a set group menu, which everyone appreciated. The food was fantastic, with everyone having appetizer, main and dessert. I can personally recommend the calamari appetizer, scallops main course, and mousse cake dessert! And the sommelier helped out with a great red wine suggestion that those who were drinking enjoyed very much. The private room was a bonus - no extra charge as long as you met the food and drink minimum, which we passed easily! All in all a great evening - highly recommended.
Service is impeccable!!! Staff are very attentive and friendly.