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We were there the last day before COVID shut everything down. We had a lovely time and our server, Kelly, was first class. Food wonderful, as always, lovely decor. My favourite Toronto spot.
Good food, great atmosphere and art. What more could you ask for?
The fried chicken dish was tasty by the chicken was overcooked and over fried.
We went for my partner's birthday and we were treated SO WELL, nice table, food was excellent, very tasty and perfectly prepared. Would recommend this for a special lunch out anytime.
Delicious food and very professional service. The room has interesting and fun coloured tables
Great Birthday lunch!
Food excellent and service over all was very good but it seemed that all the suggestions and recommendations from our server were for the most expensive items on the menu, whether it was food, or drinks.
Very nice dinner for 4 on a weekday night. Food and service were spot on with good vegetarian and meet choices.
Always a pleasant experience. The food is delicious. The restaurant is clean, comfortable, and quiet. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is lovely.
As usual, the service was impeccable- friendly, capable plus a great wine suggestion. Food was terrific for 1 vegan and 2 normals.
We keep coming back because this is a great restaurant!
Very nice menu, food and excellent service. Great ambience.
Very welcoming maitre d'. Fast service. Good food but more choice would be nice. Excellent cappuccino. For an art gallery bistro it could be more nicely decorated.
The food is much better than I’d expected and the service was fantastic. The vibe is a little sterile which is strange considering it’s housed in a great art gallery. Where is the art? Where is the colour?
My waiter brought me a coffee cup with lukewarm coffee and a pre-used spoon still dripping in honey. I pointed out that I thought the cup may have been used and brought to me in error. The waiter vehemently denied that this could be the case. He offered to bring me a new cup to which I replied that I didn't want any more coffee. He ignored my response and brought me a new cup of coffee instead. While I was paying the bill he once again went on how there was no possible way I could have received a dirty cup. After all this fuss, to my surprise I was still charged the $4.85 for coffee. Don't mind paying for the coffee under normal circumstances but considering the fact the cup was dirty to the point I asked it to be taken away, I was dismayed to see I was still charged for it.
Outstanding experience right from being greeted at the front door upon our arrival, thru to the last bite of our dessert.
Looking forward to our next dining experience at Bistro!
AN ODD DINING EXPERIENCE: there were only one or two reservations available on OpenTable, which suggested that the restaurant was very busy. Instead, upon arriving at 7pm, we found a room that was 20% full. The food was very good, but the ambience was indifferent, at best. Staff overtly cleaning up around us (bar staff cleaning and closing and maitre'd left his post to do paperwork in the back). Finally, please do something about the music selection, which was some of the worst I have ever heard. Muzak (pseudo-jazz) slow, painful cover versions of pop songs. Not sure how to explain it -- some weird attempt to be ironic?
Great food at a reasonable price. Service is very good and the atmosphere is relaxed. Always a good experience.
I really enjoy the AGO bistro and would not hesitate to go back. The only constructive criticism that I would offer is that the prix fixe choices were a little limited. However, the food is really good and it is a nice atmosphere, with very pleasant service.
A nice place to eat and drink after a day of seeing great arts.
Excellent in every way. The mango sorbet was a burst of refreshing flavour. The pasta was outstanding! Prompt attentive service.
Greeting was excellent.Table was accessible as requested.Menu choices very limited.Disappointing. Price for bread excessive though it was good.Quality of food was good.Portions skimpy.
Servers pleasant but service was a bit slow.
As museum restaurants go this one is of a high quality. There is an interesting drinks menu and a lot of the food sounded delicious in a modern space. However, I found the food we ordered to be mediocre and I expected more for the price range. I also have a pepper allergy so there were many things I couldn’t eat and the options I were given were simply dishes with items taken out instead of substitutes, which I have become accustomed to for this type of restaurant (ex. roasted vegetable salad came without roasted vegetables and nothing to replace it). That being said the service was great and my fellow guests enjoyed their meals so if you don’t have an allergies it seems like a great post museum option.
Have been several times and menu remains consistently interesting and delicious. Staff efficient and courteous.
Always great service and love the atmosphere. Food was adequate but nothing remarkable. Perhaps I should not have ordered special. Most of the time we are happy with food.
Meal was different and delicious . Great presentation
Noise level is high
The food was creative AND delicious. Although the restaurant was very busy, service was very good.
Great food and service, a bit pricey but not over the top and it's convenient to the gallery of course!
VERY unappealing menu choices! Would not go back.
It's a nice place to relax and eat after doing the gallery rounds at the AGO.
One of my favourite restraints in the GTA, they never disappoint.
New year day brunch
The scones were delicious and warm, just as expected. The seafood platter was the right portion, I would decrease the amount of parsley added though. Mussels were right on point! The main course was also well portioned but the additional side dishes that are included were probably not needed and by the time we were done, there was no place for dessert. The berry pavlova was too sweet and the meringue quite eggy. One thing I noticed was that other tables had their dishes being described each time they were served, but the same waiter did not bother with us.
Amazing! Great food. Lovely service. We couldn’t have asked for a better spot to celebrate the new year
Meal was delicious, our server was spectacular.
We met friends for a new year’s get together. Service was very attentive especially to one of our group with a food allergy.
The space is very pleasant and the food beautifully presented. The menu varies with the exhibit subjects at the Art Gallery of Ontario. We are frequent visitors.