Babel

4.5
224 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
In light of new provincial and city legislation, Babel is temporarily closed for dining and takeout. We have transformed our restaurant into a pop-up bottle shop, a one-stop shot for beer, wine, spirits, cocktail kits and gift baskets! Visit our website for more info.

Located at York Mills Shopping Centre, Babel is a thriving neighbourhood gem serving delicious, creative and colourful Mediterranean fare. Our menus pay tribute to the culinary traditions of countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, including Greece, Turkey, Israel, and Lebanon, just to name a few.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 224 people are saying
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Marchie
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, authentic vibes from owner. Would recommend!

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FoodhunterGTA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and great customer service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch meal on the patio with the family. Gabriel ( the manager) was so gracious and genuine with his time. True hospitality at its best! O and B is very lucky to have this gem in their business.

We felt very safe and warm with the heaters on. Food, and it’s presentation was gorgeous and so tasty.

Many Thanks again for a fine afternoon meal- we will be back in doors when allowed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service. We’ll be back.

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vipAnonymous
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were terrific. All staff were wearing masks, and looked like restaurant had taken necessary safety measures during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There service was excellent. We enjoyed the twist on some old favourites and appreciated the advice of our server. Well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and restaurant was very clean. The menu was limited, however the food was very tasty. Although they can accommodate making the pizza and pasta plain for my 10 year old, I was a little disappointed that I was charged the full amount of an adult meal without any of the extra toppings- typically a cheese pizza or pasta with butter should not cost $19. Other than this complaint, the food quality is good and flavourful. Their drink menu is vast and great options.

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AnneR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Devine. Unique combinations of flavors that made my meal unforgettable. The restaurant is spacious and the service was quick and courteous.

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Will
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and pandemic protocols without giving up the ambience and quality. The burrata was amazing!

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Tammy
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babel is a great place to go! The service is fantastic, not to mention the delicious food. I will definitely be returning!

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vipMatilda
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting and different menu. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere.

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vipSimbo
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Been here a few times and food was just mediocre this time. However, service was excellent. Good Covid related safety precautions

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GMSimba
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The first impression from the reception of the Hostess was poor as it did not feel warm & welcoming but, this was made up later on by an outstanding waiter, who was knowledgeable and professional.
The food was OK. Tended to taste and appear from the "mass produced" kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service and ambience were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the pizza and kebabs, however, I found the cauliflower and hummus lacking.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I like their egg plant dish. It changed my taste bud.

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BitaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was so bad
Also salad doesn't taste at all
Don't like it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Patio was very well set up for social distancing. An

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vipMichelle
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining experience since COVID hit. Couldn’t have been made to feel more safe or comfortable. Server was caring and attentive and the cleanliness was impressive - can’t wait to return to have the cauliflower again... so delicious!!

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MiguelR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good environment! The patio was great.

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KouroshM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I enjoyed food , Asian food and also variations of different tastes , tasty and delicious. I highly recommend to try this restaurant. They used fresh ingredients. And they were so welcoming.

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JasonCY
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Had dinner recently, and dined outside in the outdoor patio area. Our waiter was fast and friendly, and the food was good, maybe a little less oil on the BC Cod next time.

Id go back for sure but maybe inside this time.

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LocalFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Glad to have the patio, but it’s not very scenic as it’s literally in the parking lot of a strip mall. More plants, lights and proper patio dining furniture would help. Great food and service.

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Slick
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant meal since March! Even though we were sitting in the parking lot, Babel managed to make its “patio” seem inviting. Our dinner was delicious, particularly the squid. Service was impeccable. Highly recommended.

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PerryW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, courteous front of the house, attentive servers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Need to improve the food. Definitely was not wowed for the prices of the dishes. Also, the cocktails... 16$ for an old fashion that uses Wild Turkey Bourbon? And Smirnoff vodka? This isn’t New York City it’s a restaurant in a strip
plaza in York Mills... ambience and decor is beautiful. The wait staff are super friendly and excellent attitudes, but not well trained. Many errors through out the night with service. This was not a first class dining experience but the bill indicated otherwise. Improve food and service to justify prices or lower prices and expectations.

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KyleL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

- slow service (took 30 minutes to order, 25 minutes to get glass of wine)
- not great with allergies resulted in sending back order

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! The service was attentive and the food was delicious. Loves the big round tables. Can’t wait to go back.

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Izzy88
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing especially the hummus and lamb burger. The service was outstanding. There was an issue with the falafels I ordered and they gave us two other appetizers free of charge. Our server, Crystal, was so knowledgeable about the food. It was a wonderful choice and I definitely will be returning!

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DanielC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Especially, the veal liver and lamb was fabulous.

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vipAnonymous
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was quite average. The portions were small, and for everyday dining, the prices were quite high.

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Mjfaib24
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Decor was very inviting. Service was attentive. Food came out a little slow
Portions were smaller than expected for the price. Overall though we would go back to try some other dishes

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shaylay
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

delicious food, great atmosphere, easy to get to and lots of parking

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BobR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate two birthdays at one time. They were wonderful in presenting us with champagne and a desert with a candle at no charge. The Service was Wonderful! The problem was the food. 3 of the 5 people that attended said to each other that the food was way too salty and the potatoes weren't cooked through.

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vipAmir
Toronto
170 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my fourth time there and before everytime I had enjoyed it but this time I was very disappointed. I am not sure if it was a different chef or something. The dishes were cooked and prepared differently. For example the Salmon dish used to be very delicious but this time it had a different sauce which made it not tasty at all. I wanted to take two groups of 20 people there in near future but I have changed my mind. I have to find some.other places. That would be my last time there unless I hear things are back to normal.

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vipCarly
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and good variety on the menu. We started with the roasted cauliflower and charred eggplant and I had the beef kebab for my entree. Both appetizers were delicious and well seasoned. My beef was cooked perfectly medium. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The only disappointing thing about our evening was being seated by the door on a winter night. I had made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and confirmed 2 days prior and was surprised to be seated at the worst table possible. Food was amazing as was the service but i dont think we experienced the restaurant at its best due to the ambience around the door.

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Jimandlinda
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice new addition to restaurant scene at York Mills and Bayview. Imaginative menu and well prepared dishes. Portions are more than generous.
The roasted Cauliflower appetizer was a treat.
House wine reasonable priced and good quality.
Overall great value for the money.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was a charming host and our server (cannot recall her name but she was delightful!!) Food was excellent and the restaurant was very tastefully designed and outfitted. Just another marvelous O&B store!!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully seasoned and prepared, interesting, and delicious. Good service. I will go back and recommend it to anyone .

FAQs

Babel does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Babel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 475-6240.

Babel is rated 4.5 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.