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Amal Restaurant, Toronto, ON

Amal Restaurant

4.6
4.6
881 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lebanese
Welcome to Amal, where the Lebanese spirit of joie de vivre comes to life. It’s a voyage through time and place that embraces the pursuit of pleasure. Amal aims to feed and provoke your soul, but above all, nourish it with hope. Amal is a story. Amal is a home.

One may come as a guest, but one always leaves as family.

Please note that Amal is closed for service every Monday until further notice.
Our kitchen closes from 3 pm -4:30 pm between lunch and dinner service.

For parties 8+, please direct your inquiries to info@amaltoronto.com for further planning.

We look forward to serving you!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 94 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Lebanese

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9929

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rony Ghaleb

  • Private party facilities

    For private events including reservations of more than 7 guests please contact our events coordinator at info@amaltoronto.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Yorkville

  • Parking details

    Parking garage available, located underground of the Colonnade building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked

  • Toronto

    Most Booked

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  1. PR

    PhyllisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every bite! Looking forward to my next visit :)
  2. A

    Amal

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Loved Amal! Best Lebanese food I have had in a long time and it’s cool to eat at a place that shares your name 😊
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Live DJ is a plus
  4. GS

    GlennS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'll be returning. Everything was excellent. Great patio seating as well.
  5. EH

    EmilyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server had great suggestions. The restaurant was accommodating to some last minute changes. Baby friendly. Highly recommend this place.
  6. MO

    MerveO

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    I came to this restaurant with very high exceptions, especially because it is my birthday and wanted to have a good evening with friends but turns out to be a disaster. Let’s start with the chicken shawarma. It was horrendous. Not only did it taste bad we found a piece of bone in one of them, we then called our waitress over and explained the situation and he took care of us very well UNTIL the manager JOHNNY (older looking Lebanese male) who tried asking what was the situation after I explained and asked me “have you ever had shawarma before?” With a tone when with no DOUBT you can tell I am a middle eastern female who is covered. YES I obviously had shawarma before, who even ASK such a question. He did not handle the situation professionally, on top of saying “ yeah the kebab will be here in 12 minutes” everyone’s food came separately each 20 minutes apart. Once we received all the meals they were all sent back barely touched because 1. No flavour 2. After being approached like that who would have an appetite to eat ? After a while the other General manager Charlie ( younger tall Male) approached us very kindly and handled our situation very well and tried to make our evening better. OVER ALL, if you want a place to go to grab a drink and just take pictures because social media is important for you fine go for it, but definitely not worth it for the food, you’re better off eating pita land shawarma .
  7. B

    Buffy

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Will definitely go back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambience …scrumptious food
  9. AA

    ArshiaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my husband went for our anniversary and it was the perfect place for the occasion. Exquisite ambience, in point service and delicious food!! I would definitely recommend it to others especially for special events!!
  10. NY

    NajmaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. I definitely recommend this place
  11. a

    at24

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    We went there for my mom's birthday. The food was alright, but there should most definitely be warning about the grilled pepper that is used as a garnish for the entrees. No warning was provided as to the spice level of the pepper, and my mom was left with a burning mouth and ringing in her hears for about 30 minutes. When it was brought up with the waitress, she said something along the lines of "oh yeah, I should have told you", which is unacceptable.
  12. KB

    KarinB

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and fantastic food. Will come back again
  13. M

    andrewM

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off - Nicole was amazing server! Gave us great recommendations and was very attentive throughout the meal. The decor is beautiful and the food was fantastic. Look forward to returning for brunch in the near future.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my second time to come to the restaurant .Everything is perfect .Food is amazing.
  15. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was absolutely lovely, her name was Lin. Food was great, ambiance was amazing. Highly recommend for nice restaurant for Brunch. I enjoyed my experience
  16. L

    Lizzie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our evening. Food and service outstanding Our first time but, we will be back soon.
  17. F

    Foodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Great service but quality of food was not great. Especially for the price.
  18. IS

    IsabelleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, fresh and authentic Lebanese food in a beautiful setting.
  19. G

    Gilaniza

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a nice place! So pretty and lovely ambiance. Service was exceptional
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and outstanding service! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be going back soon
  21. Y

    Yash

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambience! The restaurant is very well situated and we couldn't hear much noise from the busy Bay street. They sat us outside in the patio space which was fantastic and the server did a terrific job making awesome food and drinks suggestions and made the experience super pleasant. We will definitely return and recommend Amal to all our friends!
  22. a

    adeelm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food… great ambiance.. basement parking.. went for anniversary dinner…loved it...don’t forget to try their date cake.. it was yummilicious..
  23. FH

    FelicityH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. The noise level, once it got really busy made conversation a bit of a problem. But I will definitely go back again. Great choices for plant based eaters.
  24. KA

    KarynA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience. The patio is absolutely beautiful. Lots of shade - it was a very hot day. The food and drinks were delicious Our server was knowledgeable and fun. Thank you!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my son’s birthday.. Food, ambience, service all excellent Seating was a bit cramped for 6 of us
  26. s

    surah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, super reasonable prices. Very friendly staff, servers that weren't assigned to our table were regularly checking in to make sure we were doing ok. We can't wait to go back!
  27. E

    Erykah

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    amazing food, so flavourful & worth the prices. Everything was awesome
  28. S

    Shiv

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was Amazing and Wonderful, except the service was little slow.. Will go back again, the food is phenomenal 🥰
  29. SS

    SaraS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful establishment in the Colonnade with a view of Bloor St. A beautiful and gracious staff and wonderful service. Absolutely some of the best Lebanese food I have ever eaten. It is certainly going to be my new "go to" restaurant and I look forward to sampling everything on the menu over time! Outstanding baba ganoush and shakshuka with eggs!!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  31. DC

    DeeCee

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the service was fast and the ambience was really nice, you get a lot of food for the price considering that it’s in yorkville! 10/10!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing every time !!!!! Thank you !
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service experience was amazing! The place and the ambience is excellent, very beautiful. In terms of food, i didn't find it tasty. We've tried similar foods some other restaurant and the taste is much better than Amal. And paying for that price, I would rather go to Paramount or Naan Kabob with half the price I paid at Amal or even cheaper. But in fairness, overall experience is not bad at all. Maybe one day we could visit again, you never know as the place is really beautiful.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food wasn’t good at all honestly. But if you’re looking.
  35. CG

    ChristinaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, food was amazing and exceptional service.
  36. PA

    PamelaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance and the decor was on point. The food and presentation was also great. We had a 5pm reservation which turned out great because it gets louder and louder as it gets busier. Our server did a great job. The only surprising thing is that there was quite a long wait between courses and the restaurant was pretty much empty as our reservation was empty. I would still recommend if you are in the mood for middle eastern experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Drinks were tasty. The light was flickering. It was unnecessarily loud. The food was okay, not the best. The decor and design was nice and on theme. Didnt hate it, just underwhelming.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The food is very good, but the service was awful and almost to the point of not wanting to tip. I won’t be coming back because of how bad the service was.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    This was the third time I have been to Amal and the previous two times have been great. This time I felt like I was at a totally different restaurant. We waited half an hour for someone to even come to our table and when she did it was like she had never served a table before. She knew nothing about the menu, the wine we ordered was unavailable and she had no recommendations on any other wine (nor was there a sommelier available when I asked for one). The service was the worst I have ever experienced. I had to ask for the manager before it improved. Some our our chicken was undercooked and when I showed it to her she just said “I will tell the chef”. It still appeared on our bill despite the fact that we couldn’t eat it. This was a celebration for my daughters birthday and she even managed to bring the cake and put it at the table with the candles when she had gone to the bathroom! All and all a disappointing dining experience
  40. LB

    LBSL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, fun vibe. I would definitely recommend it

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Amal Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 551-9929.

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 94 times today
Google Map for Amal Restaurant

131 Bloor St W Unit 211 Toronto, ON M5S 1R1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Yorkville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Lebanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking garage available, located underground of the Colonnade building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rony Ghaleb

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9929

  • Private party facilities

    For private events including reservations of more than 7 guests please contact our events coordinator at info@amaltoronto.com.

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