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AGO Bistro

3158 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Comfort Food
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  • Great for Lunch (34)
  • Creative Cuisine (27)
  • Special Occasion (22)
One of the Frank Gehry-designed spaces, AGO Bistro is conveniently located on the first floor with access from Dundas Street. The restaurant is casual chic: modern Danish furnishings are paired with acrylic tabletops in a multitude of vibrant colours. Etched glass and vertical-grain Douglas fir also accent the space. With a dedication to using the best local produce, menus reflect seasonal changes and availability. Ingredients are sourced from the finest suppliers and farms, and are cooked simply to showcase the natural flavours of the food.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Cinq a Sept: Tuesday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 979-6688
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Renee Bellefeuille
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Cross street
McCaul Street
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Public transit
St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks east of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).
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For any celebration, including weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays, we invite you to create unforgettable moments at AGO Bistro @ The Art Gallery of Ontario.

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3158 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was good. I appreciate the kids menu. I took my niece and nephew 6 yrs and 8 yrs. They didn't get bored waiting for their food and really found it tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service and food was excellent - little pricey but the staff tended to my family really well. Noisy because of family day activities.

Andreia (Toronto)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating a birthday and thought it would be nice to try the AGO Bistro for lunch. Our reservation was for 2:00pm. 3 people. I asked the lovely server for the Lunch menu she said " we only offer brunch on The weekends" Then she said the kitchen close at 2:30 so we need to order now. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time as we would have selected an earlier seating.

My friend and I both ordered the $22.00 AGO burger stuffed with smoked provolone .. Very disappointing could not find the smoked Provolone in mine as well it was lacking in flavor. Not worth the $22.00. Our other friend is a vegan...nothing on the menu for him. The server did offer him an open food plate of cooked vegetable ( the weekend roast).

The AGO BISTRO should have last booking at 1:30 give one enough time to place order and eat Without feeling like we were In the way .

I think I will give them one more try , this time for dinner. everyone deserves a second chance.

vipCalex1b (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

AGO Bistro is a very attentive, competent, comfortable restaurant. The food was excellent, the hosting and wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It was a very lovely meal!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating Valentine's Day. We have been to the AGO Bistro many times and knew that the food, service, and ambience would all be excellent and make for a joyful celebration. We were not disappointed! Thanks for a wonderful lunch. We would definitely recommend the Bistro and certainly will come again!!!

After our lunch, we wandered through the AGO Store and made some wonderful purchases to remind us of our Valentine's Day celebration!

MLCA (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fabulous food, innovative section and great service. Nice atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

It was my first time at the AGO Bistro (Winterlicious menu) and it was a great dinner / experience. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a unique spot to dine as well as enjoy the arts world as it is situated inside the AGO and close to several others galleries/art stores, etc.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My first time was during Winterlicious. Excellent service and atmosphere. I appreciate how it high class and gourmet without being pretentious at all. The food was great. Worth the price. If you tend to avoid high class places, you'll probably enjoy this one.

harpman (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service. Very friendly and helpful staff. They had a computer problem with the wireless machines for credit cards. I had the cash and paid by cash. Would go again for lunch or brunch. Nice ambience.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Introduced via winterlicious program as a choice to try something different.
I was very pleasantly pleased with all aspects of the dining experience. Excellent service, very pleasant environment and the food was outstanding. Just the right amount of spices on everything we ordered as we were a party of six sharing different plates.
Although parking was a bit challenging it was well worth the trip and highly recommended.
Truly a great dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Came here for Winterlicious and had an absolutely wonderful time. Food was great. Very nice vegan options especially considering that out of 200 plus restaurants for Winterlicious only a handful cater to vegans for the full 3 course menu.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We attended to try the winterlicious menu. The food was flavourful and nicely presented. The staff is pleasant and provided timely service. Much to our surprise we were able to carry on a conversation easily in a large open space.

Yojec (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

A recent winterlicious meal at AGO Bistro was disappointing. The cod croquettes were crunchy but lacking in flavour. The duck breast was tasteless, needed a better sauce perhaps, but even the quality of the meat was poor, very gristly. The Chai cheesecake desert was the best. The meal was small and overpriced at $43. I have had better meals at Winterlicious 2018 for $33.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great brunch :) especially nice waitress. Will be back!

OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome non alcoholic cocktails, food was good but limited for non dairy / gluten, but there were very knowledgeable about what was in the dishes so it made choosing a synch, we had the winterlissious menu but there was not much saving between a la carte and the promotion (at least for dinner anyway). That said we were treated very well.