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Amal Restaurant, Toronto, ON

Amal Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1138 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

7:00 PM


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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,138 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Not much of Veg options and didn’t really get satisfied with the food we ordered just like 3 or 4 dishes but alright. Good date cake dessert.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Amal , definitely will be returning:) amazing food and customer service was 100/10!! Everything about this restaurant was amazing and such a beautiful atmosphere:)))
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, authentic taste very friendly staff
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Great place wirh great food and people.
  6. K

    Kayla

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We felt squished into the booth for six people, but food tasted good.
  7. S

    Sandy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of food was incredible. Would definitely come here again. Very elegant and posh.
  8. GW

    GWww

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The place is beautiful and elegant. We were a little disappointed in the food, the chicken shawarma was a bit dry. The service, while very friendly and courteous, was quite slow
  9. M

    Muhammad

    Dubai

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice ambience but the food needs a lot of improvement. All the stuff we ordered had no taste. Been to a bunch of middle eastern reataurants worldwide and this certainly is not high on the list for food quality and taste. Service was very good though. Staff cordial and pleasant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Elegant ambience. Good service. Pancakes and breakfast was delicious but the sausage was dry.
  11. L

    Laksh

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. The flatbread was yummy and so were the orange infused pancakes. Pretty interior too
  12. Q

    Queen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    The food is excellent. Let's start with that. The kitchen is able to recreate a pastiche of food from the middle east. The wait staff (primarily female and very young ) are wearing short, tight dresses. I have no objection to short or tight dresses. The question is, do they have a choice? And are there ramifications if they chose to opt-out of wearing the uniform? Can they opt to wear pants? A sweater? The choice to put the wait staff in these clothes feels like a gimmick. The food is too good for this. I hope that management will rethink the uniforms, embracing diverse body types, and age to reflect the wonderful diversity of food that they serve.
  13. L

    Localeater

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience dining at Amal! Great service and beautiful atmosphere that transports one far away from the concrete and cold of the street below.
  14. A

    Amary

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been once before and had a positive experience and wanted my mom to try. We lucked out with a last min reservation, and my mom who’s old school and prefers home cooked meals loved it! She is a vegetarian btw and doesn’t really drink. We had the hummus sampler. I had the lychee drink and a mock tail for my mom (can’t remember the names) but both were delicious and presentation was immaculate.
  15. S

    Sandy

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our server was nice and she tried hard to get our order right but the kitchen seemed to feel differently. I asked for the falafel wrap meal but I wanted the falafel only one the plate, I didn't want the pita. She wrote it down and even came back again to confirm. Kitchen served a falafel in a pita anyway. I didn't want to waste food so I just decided to take it home like that. I ate it this morning and it wasn't great. Friend ask for rice in her meal and was served fries instead. This on top of ordering the 3 dips with pita and having to chase down someone to get the pita more than 10 minutes after the dips were dropped off. The ambience was nice and the drinks were great so go ahead and book for drinks and their dips plus hot pita. For mains, we would rather visit local Lebanese joints instead. For the prices they charge, they should be able to get food orders right.
  16. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre was such a great server, we had such a nice time.
  17. RT

    RebeccaT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food - Amal Hummus in a true standout in a beautiful atmosphere!
  18. NA

    NawalA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is absolutely stunning!!! I am so glad that we finally have a fine dining Lebanese restaurant in Toronto .Definitely our go to for special occasions and gatherings. Presented in a very creatively way,and the food were super delicious and authentic . Definitely I’ll come again.
  19. SY

    SaajdahY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience and service!! Food was also amazing!!
  20. TC

    TerriC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous decor, great ambiance, excellent service. Everything we order was delicious... the meat skewers were perfectly seasoned and delicious, the lamb was amazing, as well as the truffle rakafat and the dip sampler, everything was tasty and good sized portions. Highly recommend!
  21. H

    Hadi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Was just a bit surprised that lunch items weren't served.
  22. LC

    LucilleC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a 1:00 pm reservation for 4 people for brunch and waited about 20 minutes for our table. They said they wanted to give us a special table for our little celebration. Initially, our waitress seemed rushed to take our orders and looked at her watch which was not a good start in my opinion. Service improved and ended up being very good. One dish we ordered with our appetizers didn’t come. We were told several times it was coming but it didn’t arrive until the very end of our meal which wasn’t when we wanted it. This was the Halloumi cheese. It was extremely salty and not worth the wait. Overall, the meal was delicious. The room was filled and quite noisy for anyone with hearing issues but a very nice spot. They noted this was a birthday celebration when the reservation was made and again when we were seated but no further mention was made of this nor was anything special done so I don’t know if it was just forgotten by the time our brunch ended.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my absolute favourite restaurant. Very consistent, the food is always delicious, the dj plays nice music, the service is great! My #1
  25. PE

    PietrangeloEats

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time trying Lebanese food & it DEFINITELY will not be the last! From the stunning interior to the outstanding service and most importantly the delicious food, this place was worth every penny. I went with a group of four for dinner and we decided to share everything (which I highly recommend). Specifically, I recommend the four-person skewer platter, which was the highlight of our meal. Overall this restaurant is definitely worth checking out and can't wait to go back to try the brunch!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The food was amazing. We enjoyed the experience
  27. a

    awesomeness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! Really nice service as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and vibe
  29. MW

    MWMW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food overall was OK, though not really worth the price tag. Also they up charge for absolutely everything.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Service from front desk ladies was horrible thru out the evening, the table server was amazing thou. Made the night better.
  31. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to eat. Excellent food served hot. Great location.
  32. DM

    DougM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very deserving of the new Michelin Bib Gourmand rating! We had a fantastic lunch with attentive service and great food. We will definitely return!
  33. TE

    TheEatGirl

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Toronto. It has it all. Amazing food, perfect location, the best service, beautiful room and great crowed!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  35. M

    Mahmud

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Everything but the food was excellent. Over priced food with lack of flavour.
  36. FM

    FarahM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! From the warm greeting at the entrance to the service until the very last plate in cleared, dining at Amal is second to none.
  37. b

    buggie

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It’s a cute resto. Definitely brighter than when it used to be La Société. The hosts were very accommodating and pleasant. Layout-wise, should have been fine except for the 2-seater tables in the middle of the aisles. It impedes foot traffic and uncomfortable for diners with people passing left and right all the time. The food was unremarkable. The flavors weren’t balanced. All I could taste was the strong lemon in the dishes. I’d recommend if you just really want to hang out with your friends, but make sure you reserve and more than two lest you end up in the 2-seaters in the aisles. However, if you are there for the food, best to try other restaurants.
  38. R

    Ronnny

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I brought my family here to celebrate my mothers birthday. Appetizers - we ordered the sampler dip, marinated olives and the makanek. Overall, the appetizers were amazing! Probably the highlight of the menu at Amal and would definitely come back for appetizers Mains - we ordered the chicken tawok, kefta kabob, Ontario lamb chops, and the chicken shawarma. The chicken tawok was very dry and had little seasoning, kefta kabob was good but no difference from anywhere else I’ve tried it, lamb chops were under seasoned, a bit of a disappointment here! The chicken shawarma was good, but many places to get juicer less expensive shawarma in the city (would not get again). Service - Our waiter was really nice to us, but was he ever in a rush to get us out. I even pulled him to the side to tell him we are celebrating a birthday and would like to go slow as we are in rush and wanted to enjoy the restaurant. Didn’t go as planned - our mains came out while we were finishing our appetizers, the table almost had no room. This appears to be common at this restaurant as this happened to two other tables and one of them were really not happy since they just sat down and ordered their food and it was all there. On the other side if you love fast service where they rush you out the door you are almost guaranteed that here! Due to the fact that we are with no breaks we didn’t get to order dessert or enjoy the show scheduled for this evening as we were in and out the door within like 48 minutes. We also ordered drinks and those were really great! I would give this restaurant a 3.7/5 mainly due tot he service and the dry and unseasoned mains. I would come back but purely for appetizers and drinks
  39. SB

    SidBhardwaj

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I wrote a note during my reservation that it's my wife's 30th birthday to make it special somehow (Add a cake slice, or something to make it extra special, nothing like that happended). Food was really good, but a long wait, and the portions were smaller than one would expect. Also, the staff is a bit junior.. can't beat Keg's
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Everything was fine but it’s been the second time I’ve been there and it’s taken a ridiculous amount of time to receive the food

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 is rated 4.6 stars by 1138 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 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, 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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