Bar Verde - Nordstrom Eaton Centre

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Our full-service restaurant and bar features the freshest local ingredients we can find. From starters and salads to entrées and desserts, the expertly crafted menu has a seasonal focus. The full bar offers wine, specialty cocktails and beer, along with a selection of small plates.

Located on the 3rd floor of the Nordstrom at Yonge & Dundas. Enjoy panoramic views of the Toronto Eaton Centre at Bar Verde!
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CP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

There was a significant delay waiting for the bill - perhaps a review of the process is in order.

I did not like my desert and the staff allowed me to change options ... this is relatively a small concession but I am appreciative.

BC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here many times, is a very good venue for a business lunch and overlooks the mall. Very leasant.

A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good value/ good service/ great downtown theatre location!

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

I have been to Bar Verde numerous times. By far this was the worse service, and the shrimp and sweet peas pasta dish was terrible. Although I asked for al dente pasta, and wax assured I would receive this, what I got was much ore made pasta with much peas and tasteless shrimp. The waitress served the wrong tea, didn't really apologize and then fought with us about whether the chocolate that I have been ordering for years was the same Bar Verde has always been serving. Despite the poor food and service I still tipped the server well. So, based on the service and food I received this time, I would not recommend Bar Verde. Luckily, I've received great service and food on the many other occasions I have dined at your restaurant. P.S. Although I reserved on OpenTable we were provided with poor seats.

p
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. Never disappoints. Good food, nice space, good service, good value.

S
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Scaffolding in front of the windows. Less than stellar service. Food was fine, but not exceptional. I won 't be returning.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As my friend and I were sharing the staff was great in delivering the food already ‘shared’ . Except for dessert where there was no sharing required!

My decision to have lunch here as I love the Negroni that is served plus the affogato is excellent. The mains were also good.

DP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our experience here. Friendly, efficient team. Thanks once again. See you soon.

SS
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had Nicoise Salmon Salad, Mushroom Flatbread, Epresso Latte and a Mighty Leaf Green tea. Our server Laura and the host are very friendly and helpful with our food allergies. They’re willing to modified our needs which make everything very simple yet possible as well. Keep it up and we’ll be back again !

TM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

There was an issue with the shrimp salad. Unfortunately, shrimp salad caused a significant stomach upset.

LS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience - quiet for good conversation. Server was friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Location perfect. Will definitely go there again. Putting it on my downtown list of favourites.

t
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been here many times. They have the seasonal specials and we tried the honey popcorn chicken. It is tasty, more Korean style chicken nuggets versus Taiwanese style. Worth the try if you like fried chicken nuggets. Had my go to southwestern chicken burger with fries. Tasted good and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Good environment to chat since it is quiet and usually not that crowded on Wednesday.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I go to Bar Verde for work lunches. The booths are private. The food selection is good but calories are high. The service is pleasant but when it gets busy it can be hard to get the server’s attention to get the check.

T
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m a BV regular; this is my go-to place for lunch or dinner when I’m in the Eaton’s Centre area. The food is always good and the service is great.

SF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great! I’m glad that the people recognize me as a repeat customer! Keep up the great work?!

D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice comfortable restaurant with great food. Worth a visit even if you are not shopping at Nordstrom.

LS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was nice but nothing special as I was expecting

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at wonderful location. Food was excellent (soup; salad; seafood dish). Polite quick service.

A
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never fails! Food is always terrific as well as the service. Will continue to enjoy!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

EF
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was Good Friday and Bar Verde was very busy. All of the staff were at the top of their game and things were running smoothly. Our server, Nina, took the time to make sure that we had an enjoyable lunch. We had the clam chowder, and shared a hamburger and the dessert special. In summary, it was a very pleasant experience.

PT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best fish tacos I've ever tasted - shells were thin and a little crispy, not "doughy" like they often are, and generous pieces of fish cooked just right. Staff very pleasant and attentive. Not the most attractive environment but generally quiet.

DS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was great. My only regret is that the window seats were all full so we didn't have the fun of watching the activity in the Eaton Centre.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast good delicious food

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Mains brought when appetizers not finished.
Bland food.

DI
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff. Great view of the shopping area below. Quick service and interesting menu selections. Food was delicious.

SK
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Price of the wine is very high. I have been here 4 or 5 times, but don't think I'll be back for a while simply due to the wine prices.

AD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They made us stay even when they were almost closing. Food was delicious. You had to ask for bread. But it was all good.

z
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

First time for us to try this place.
I should have relied on the reviews where they say the service was not satisfactory.
We only ordered sandwiches but it took a long time for our order to get served. We were looking around but not one food server took notice. We saw two plates waiting to be served, we were guessing those were our food plates sitting there, but nobody took the time to serve it right away - and we were correct!
I ordered a soda and the food server was eager and sounded attentive and friendly but it was forgotten immediately I had to ask for it again this time maybe that was the manager that took a pity on looking my way.
All in all, it was not a good place to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of my friend at work.
Not going back.

LM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice spot perched overlooking the Eaton's Centre. Relaxed and pleasant ambiance.
Fried calamari and chicken salad very good. Pasta not special. Tasted microwaved. Very good service.
Generally enjoyable.

LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The person attending us was adequate but could have been a bit more attentive. The coffee ordered by my friend was bitter and had to be changed to tea. We also had lunch at the Nordstrom Cafe at Yorkdale and found their service slightly better, particularly with one attendant.

b
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great wait staff - especially Michela. If it's on the menu get the chicken tortilla soup. Request a window booth when booking.

JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and food. Nobody is rushing you! At the top of my list for lunch downtown!

c
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good the service impeccable. our party had a great time my only suggestion would be to have the menu offer more vegetarian dishes. I had difficulty choosing something vegetarian out of a non veg menu although they were very accommodating but my pasta was very "simple"because of that

CK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious and there were many items on the menu that I wanted to try. The service had a few challenges but didn't overshadow the excellent meal. I will be back

FK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ordered the turkey club and found the bread to be a bit stale. It was dry, toasted, and difficult to cut. Otherwise the sandwich was very good. The aioli was brought to us in squeeze bottles -- the sauce was too thick for squeezing. Vinegar was brought in small bowls. It would have been better to switch the sauce to the bowls and the vinegar to the squeeze bottles. We took the lid off the squeeze bottle to get the aioli sauce out. The waitress was friendly and courteous. Overall a good experience.

JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice little lookout at the Eaton Centre with friendly service and delicious food. Close to the Ed Mirvish theatre so it’s our new go to restaurant on theatre night!

SF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that tomato soup! Everything was delicious and service was friendly!

SW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I eat here all the time, usually at lunch and keep coming back because of the food, service and quality of experience. This time I went in for dinner and was terribly disappointed. We were seated and our order taken. 15 mins later a couple were seated behind us. They received their meals in due course but after 35 minutes we had received nothing. Not even an update from the waitress about how long it was taking. Nor during this time did she replishish our water glasses. We called her over to ask what was taking so long. She said she would check but then went behind the bar to pour some drinks. She then took a bill to another table and then went to the kitchen. As I feared when the food arrived mine was cold and I complained. Still no top up on our water. She then went to the table behind us and in a very loud voice asked if they enjoyed their meal and when they said they did she continued speaking loudly enough for us to hear about how that always pleases her when customers are happy etc. We asked for a glass of coke and had to ask for it a second time. When the bill was presented there was no apology nor was there any sense of regret. She called the manager over to speak with us and I told him as a frequent customer I was extremely disappointed and in over two years of coming to the restaurant had never had that level of service. He told me they were short staffed. All the more reason for communication to customers. He then said the meal was on them. I told him we didn’t complain for a free meal but he insisted. We left a generous tip in the circumstances, not because the server deserved it but because we didn’t want to eat and not pay anything. I am hopeful this is a one off but I was so annoyed by the attitude I really hope as the Manager he took the opportunity to reinforce to staff what good service means and how it is expected in a prestigious location such as Nordstrom’s. Even two days later it has me upset.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great business meeting, enjoyed the space and food

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