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AGO Bistro

4.4
4.4
3247 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Take out Tue–Sun 10:30 am–5:30 pm Daytime Menu Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 979-6688

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Renee Bellefeuille

  • Private party facilities

    Gallery-style rooms in a Frank Gehry-designed space hung with original artwork. Available for seated events up to 50 guests and receptions up to 80 guests.

  • Private party contact

    AGO Bistro - Events & Group Dining: (844) 840-0614

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Cross street

    McCaul Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks west of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,247 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Old Toronto

    Comfort Food

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  1. FB

    FredelleB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were welcoming and the food and service was great. No hurrying people along.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server did and excellent job. He was pleasant and helpful throughout the meal. We loved the food: the trout dish was exceptional as was the felafel dish. Thank you.
  3. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh how to sum it up?! Our lunch was well served and the most delicious creative dishes we could have hoped for. Smoked salmon the best I’ve ever had, maybe similar to fresh smoked salmon at one bed and breakfast in rural Scotland. Delicious rainbow trout roasted perfectly. Accompanying fresh vegetables were prepared perfectly with many different seasonings and fresh herbs. Our white bean soup with fennel fronds was creamy comfort food. The building is by Gehry, so of course also creative and fresh.
  4. IS

    IanS

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, we enjoyed sharing our lunch with each other at the AGO Bistro last Friday, the last event in our 2-day “away” before heading for the train station. Two tasty vegetarian choices were our selections today- carefully prepared and quite satisfying, giving us energy for our travel afternoon.
  5. M

    Makar

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and ambience. A little pricey but I will return
  6. AR

    AnnaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I loved the ambiance but my mushroom tarting was almost inedible apart from the egg and salad. The toast was burnt and the mushrooms were way too salty. I didn’t want to ruin the experience for my friend so I didn’t complain. Very disappointed in the food.
  7. PM

    PhillipM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Adequate but not as good as I was expecting. . .too bad. It will be awhile before I try again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Creturnee mt c
  9. a

    artlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fresh, great service, nice return to indoor dining.
  10. m

    marietje

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At this point, AGO Bistro does not serve real meals. We had a cheese platter and a platter of crudites. Both were excellent! I always love eating in this beautiful space, that is never loud!
  11. MS

    MatthewS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was ok. Few gluten free options- not amazing service. Great mimosas.
  12. LG

    LyndaG

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Caught up with a friend at the Bistro over lunch and enjoyed the usual gracious service and excellent menu. You can't go wrong. And the gallery awaits afterwards.
  13. JL

    JonathanL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Good food but a rather limited menu. The service was good, everything came quite quickly. The only issue was the noise level - very noisy private party next door.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable lunch with a friend before touring the gallery.
  15. LM

    LindaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The overall experience was good but we were disappointed that the bar could not make us a Martini, our favorite cocktail.
  16. R

    Romsaw

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! A lovely way to end a gorgeous stroll through the gallery!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Server didn’t ask us for dessert before the kitchen closed
  18. Y

    York

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty and fresh ingredients, friendly and efficient service. Discount for AGO members. Good spot to eat and to catch up with friend, and to visit the museum.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was honestly terrible. I ordered the eggs Benedict and the English muffin part was just cold and there was absolutely no flavour at all. I also asked for fries as the side, and the server still got it wrong and brought me a salad.
  20. F

    Freddie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the food. The mushroom tarting was a bit gooey for my taste but the flavour of the mushrooms was excellent. We very enjoyed being able to sit for a long time and chat with no feeling of being rushed. Service was a bit uneven but I think it was being worked! It is a lovely place to go and the new menu offers a good selection. Wine by glass also good. We were celebrating a birthday and it was very nice. Coffee was not great. I think we were expected to order An espresso type coffee and we were hoping for brewed. Small thing! Overall very good and I will return
  21. F

    Friends

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet up with out of town friends for a relaxed catching up get together. Good service and was not rushed. Friends were impressed by a stroll through the galleries afterwards too!
  22. D

    Downtowner

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was not aware that only Brunch menu was available at dinner time. Was told that dinner menu only available Wednesday and Friday. Although the food was very good I was disappointed that the full menu was not available
  23. S

    Suzanne

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable, bright and well appointed venue with friendly, well informed staff. A very positive vibe.
  24. n

    none

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    still missing the steak-frites and hoping they'll bring it back as a classic rather than seasonal dish
  25. M

    Musicartgeek

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, in a beautiful atmosphere. The soups are amazing.
  26. U

    Urbanjoe

    Toronto

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A nice uncomplicated brunch menu for Mother’s Day! Food was very good and nice presentation! Friendly and helpful staff! Decent value for the money, as the prix fixe menu included a two courses chive plus a mimosa or equivalent!
  27. GW

    GordonW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Mother’s Day brunch
  28. CC

    CChow

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food presentation was artistic & beautiful...befitting the Art Gallery of Ontario.
  29. G

    Granny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    It didn’t feel special. Plain wooden tables, very cold feeling.
  30. O

    Oscar

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service wine list a little sparse and disappointing.
  31. GE

    GEOFFREYB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It's a perfect place for a long lunch with a friend. Good food, excellent service, nice ambience, great location.
  32. JB

    JerBer

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great spot to have a lunch with friends or colleagues.
  33. VV

    VinoV

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Overall was disappointing. Looked like new staff was being trained.
  34. AG

    AnnetteG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, colorful, healthy food. I had the rainbow trout on a bed of pea salad with baby potatoes. This is a really nice restaurant to meet up with a friend if you are planning to go to the gallery. They do great espressos and the food is always high-quality. The tables are nicely spaced, so you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of other diners. There’s art all around and lofty ceilings. Definitely one of my favourite things to do in the city, have lunch at AGO bistro and then go wander around the gallery. I highly recommend.
  35. P

    Painter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ambiance is great, being so close to artwork. When we got our food, the Eggs Benny were cold, but the coffee, Mimosa and dessert were lovely.
  36. AH

    AnneH

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eggs Benedict with salmon is amazing and a very worthy lunch or breakfast. The vanilla infused tea tasted like vanilla. The fries with the aioli are my favorite.
  37. BO

    BernieO

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed they removed flower less chocolate cake from menue.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here and everyone was so nice, and the food was amazing!
  39. PB

    PatBeee

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, the servers were lovely, ambiance first class!
  40. MW

    MeganW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere with good food! Nice stop after a visit to the gallery

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

AGO Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. AGO Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 979-6688.

AGO Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 3247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for AGO Bistro

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McCaul Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Take out Tue–Sun 10:30 am–5:30 pm Daytime Menu Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks west of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renee Bellefeuille

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 979-6688

  • Private party facilities

    Gallery-style rooms in a Frank Gehry-designed space hung with original artwork. Available for seated events up to 50 guests and receptions up to 80 guests.

  • Private party contact

    AGO Bistro - Events & Group Dining: (844) 840-0614

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