Old Mill Toronto

4.1
1476 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
The Old Mill Toronto, a unique setting, is the perfect place to celebrate that special occasion... an anniversary, birthday, engagement, a special get-together, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day - or just to say "I Love You". The original flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and glowing fireplaces create a warm and relaxed atmosphere, the perfect place for a romantic evening. * Creative fine dining and wines * Wednesday to Saturday in a historical setting * Cozy settings for your group celebrations * Sunday is Family Day with Brunch and Dinner Buffet * Savour special moments with Afternoon Tea in our Tea Room*Live Jazz every Thursday, Friday and Sarturday in our HomeSmith Bar.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Continental, International, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dinner:
A la Carte Dinner only ~ Wednesday to Saturday from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dinner Buffet ~ Sunday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Brunch:
Buffet Brunch only ~ Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Afternoon Tea Options:
Tuesday - Saturday: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

*No Tea service on Sunday's during the month of December.*

Festive Season Hours: November 26 - December 24
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 207-2020
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Martin Buehner
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Catering
Create wonderful lasting memories in our beautifully decorated banquet rooms, many with wood burning fireplaces, picture windows and walk out patios. 300 seat landmark Dining Room opened the first day of World War 1, 1914. 16 distinctly decorated meeting & conference rooms ranging from 540 - 8,000 square feet
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Kingsway and Bloor
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Parking details
On site parking is available.
Parking is $2.00/hour.
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Public transit
The Old Mill Toronto is adjacent to the OLD MILL Subway Station

(OLD MILL subway station is located on the Bloor West subway line)
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Entertainment
Cover Charge: $15, $20 & $25
For entertainment date please check out our website. Look under events calendar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1476 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent food, and service at the table. Unfortunately my husband who is Celiac, did not get knowledge
Information from the kitchen staff who were brought to him regarding Gluten Free food, on the Sunday Brunch Buffet. So he basically had to choose the safe food himself. Which of course was more limiting. That was disappointing.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The structure is just beautiful, and it is surely worth a visit. As for the restaurant, nobody mentioned during the booking process or during the booking confirmation call that the menu was going to be heavily restricted because of an entertainment night taking place. Unfortunately, the food was way below the expectations. The soup was dull and basic, and the risotto simply wasn't a risotto, it was flavourless, and was served cold. Even the cheesecake had a weird texture and flavour. Surely not the type of cuisine you would expect from such a place.

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HG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. We had a nice table that we could all see and talk to each other. We noted that some of the food tray were empty and were not replaced in a timely manner. But other than it was an overall a great experience.

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O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for dinner and live entertainment. The dining room was very nice. The appetizers were good. If you're looking for your entrée to fill you...not going to happen. Very small portions. Also, the wait staff can be slow when the dining room is full.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

First time visit to The Old Mill. Always wanted to try this place out.
For an established restaurant, the service was sub par. The waitress I think was new and quite forgetful.
It didn't help that the female hostess who oversaw everything was barking orders to the staff which one would think may have rattled the waitress a wee bit.
The dinner menu was somewhat limited but what was there and what we all ordered was very good.
Another knock on the Old Mill is the dinner reservation confirmation to my phone. Received a message twice and they requested a return call to confirm the reservation. Trying to get through to speak to an actual person was not successful.
I will give The Old Mill another try in the future and hopefully the service will improve.
The building and the grounds are absolutely beautiful but it felt as if the restaurant just opened and the staff were trying to get their act together.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was certainly not what it used to be at the Old Mill. We felt rushed by the wait staff. There was a full on dance party while we were eating that we were charged an extra $15 for.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Bill was shocking at $45.95/person for buffet lunch on a Tuesday ? Then $14 bucks for a cheap local 6 oz wine ? No wonder the parking lot was sparsely populated as was the restaurant. Initially when I saw the bill I thought it was someone else's.. a mistake, but no. This was the last annual birthday lunch for us.. too bad, as it's a great historic location that had many nice memories for us.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, not loud music was a good level, we sat in the solarium was very nice. Food was terrific great selection. Service as always excellent

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place , service was good.

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BO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

terrific ....full stop. Geeat value and great food...what more can one ask for?

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was average, we wanted a la carte menu rather than the buffet but there was very limited choice (literally sandwiches, burger or fish and chips) so felt we had to try the buffet for more choice....it was very average. Nice building and space but food was lack lustre.

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RV
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit. Service was excellent the food was well prepared and very tasty. The atmosphere was the clincher. Loved the room we ate in.

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

lovely place to meet friends for a leisurely Sunday brunch. Kids liked the food in addition to adults. Beautiful building. The attention for drinks/coffee was excellent. I would have liked an omelette station which I felt would have earned my review 5 stars.

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g
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

When we arrived they doubted we had put a request for a table with 2 strollers (we did and I showed them my reservation confirmation). The service was terrible: they were closing tables next to us and none came to introduce to us and show where the buffet was and also none told us that drinks were not included in the menu. Food was ok but service is key and because of that we will never come back.

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been going to the Old Mill for years and it has become a little pricey for the value but last Saturday night I attended with friends (2 other couples) and I had to approach the front desk to get a server to attend to us as I always do the reservations and felt responsible for my guests. The food was okay except that 4 of the others were not feeling well (stomach) afterwards and it wasn't the drinking as one of them doesn't drink but it appeared to be the spread for the bread as it was the only thing that all four had but not 2 of us. My friends are all happy to be paying $300+ for good food and entertainment but all agreed that the food was not that great value (especially with being unwell) and the service below standards. LindaC

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TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a few time and they had an Opera Serenate night. The show was excellent and the food amazing as always.

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have only attended luncheon buffets in recent years, but in the past, enjoyed many a fine meal & evening of dancing, or Sunday dinner with children.
Noontime parking now seems to be tricky - overflow from Subway users ?

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The buffet gave us good value and a great choice of food.

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BT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 1

We booked a table for 8 pm, expecting al la carte menu in the dining room.

When were shown to our table, we were advised that it was buffet only and closing at 9 pm.

There was obviously insufficient time to complete 3 courses.

The manager eventually took us to the bar, where we had a bar meal.

The food was good and service excellent.

However it was not the venue we were expecting, so we were very upset after a 1 hour drive.

it was to be my birthday special dinner !!!!!!!!!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The price is pretty reasonable considering the spread that was available. In the "old days" they had a hip of beef that was carved but the prime rib was almost as good. No Yorkshire Pudding anymore though. The only other item missing from the past the Old Mill was famous for was the heavenly trifle. Not the kind with jello and other premade items, but rather the true fruit trifle with sponge and custard. Black Forest Cake used to also be a staple but the items represented there today were good. If you are a chocoholic the fountain with fresh fruit will appeal to you. The best part of the Old MIll is the atmosphere and that is preserved. Our favourite Oak Room on the second floor that was damaged in the fire is now a more plain addition but heavy curtains cover up the missing columns and carving that the room had. It is still pleasant but not quite what it was. The biggest bonus is going on a cold day when all the fireplaces are in use. The smell and ambiance can't be beat. I would think it would be a great place for a festive meal for that very reason.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet 16 birthday party

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, ambiance and service are always great!
Little things to be carefull: we could smell the gaz used for the heating plates.. a lot... maybe ventilation should be a bit stronger to send it up rather than towards customers... also, many noticable"spider webs" on decorations, there are many things and many up on the walls and high ceilings, but in a restaurant so fancy and expensive, those things should be looked after...
Other wise, all was great! Luigi, our table attendant, did an AWESOME job! :)

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My table got changed, and I would not be stuck in the back 40, because the private party in the balcony got us booted out. Eventually, I got a good table after complaining. My waitress Patricia was outstanding!

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D
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

First time at Old Mill. Beautiful place that can take you back in time. Overall it was a nice evening with couple unexpected things that cast a shadow over what was supposed to be a special occasion. We made a reservation at Dining Room, got called back to confirm that we're coming, and when we arrived nobody asked if we had a reservation and under which name. Kinda unnecessary hussle and waste of time on both ends. Upon ordering got pretty disappointed when the waiter came back to our table saying that one of our choices is unavailable. Normally, one wouldn't expect that out of 7 entrée choices something would be unavailable. Or at least could expect that the waiter would mention it upfront. Not sure if this happens often but sharing our experience. Overall, the food and wine choices we had were good. We then went to Home Smith Bar and had a great time listening to some jazz.

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice lunch buffet. Nice variety of salads, hot entrees and desserts.

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g
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

We had a buffet dinner this Sunday and very disappointed with the poor quality and choice of the main dishes. We also we found the wine prices excessively expensive.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the food selection very much but we're dissapointed that the price has increased so much over the years. We have come back every year on the same weekend for the last three years and don't think it's worth the price it is now.

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MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for the whole family or large parties

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went on a Sunday night at 7:30 pm. The food that was out was delicious. Seemed like because it was close to closing at 9 pm, food was not replenished. I did ask for more soup and they brought it out. The desert was sparse as hardly any fruit was available - a few strawberries and pineapple chunks for the chocolate fountain. I would recommend this restaurant but probably for the buffet, it would be wise to go closer to the opening time.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had the lunch buffet and it was wonderful. Lots of different items to choose from. Piping hot!
Everything was fresh and delicious.
Our waiters were friendly and helpful.
A wonderful time was had by all.
Thank You!

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We went to the Thanksgiving buffet and, after looking forward to it because of some past reviews, were pretty disappointed with the experience. Understandably it was packed as it was a holiday but we were placed in a far off room with zero ambiance and limited service. The food selection was limited although what was there was quite good. We waited a long time for drink refills so it seems they were under staffed as our server looked very busy. Overall, sadly will not be repeating this next year.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a wonderful time ! Thank you Old Mill!!!!!!!

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was not good at all not even the deserts, they have kids cooking the food like McDonald’s at least McDonald’s taste good, it was a waste of money don’t believe the hype, this place food sucks.

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TM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere! Tasty food. Elegant environment.

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This was a mistake. Overcrowded and overpriced.

Upon arrival for Thanksgiving Dinner we were shepherded into a back room not much bigger than my living room. It was devoid of ambiance and filled with the kind of chairs you find at a conference. No windows. Plain white walls

The rest of the diners were in the large dining room full of Old Mill ambiance. Fireplace. Stone walls. Sumptuous chairs.

But, not only were we in a back room, we had to walk about 100 feet from our tables to a disorganized buffet. To get to the buffet you had to walk through all the tables full of diners in the main dining room. Then you had to walk with your plate back through the throngs of people filling up their plates at buffet and all the people sitting at their tables eating.

The food was nice but average. Nothing was above average.

For this we paid the same price as everyone else and by that I mean the people who enjoyed the ambiance of the historic main dining room. At roughly $60 per person for the buffet, this was completely unacceptable.

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very busy, packed, loud. Food is hi-him with an odd layout and overpriced for being underswhelmed. Staff pleasant and location quite pretty.

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for the Thanksgiving brunch and had a very nice time. The food was very good and we enjoyed the old English ambiance. This is a good place for either a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

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A
Toronto
131 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good buffet. It is pricy though.

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TM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had our wedding at The Old Mill and have returned several times for our anniversary. We have never had a bad experience!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our waiter, Peter. Excellent meal.

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