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Bistro at Gladstone House, Toronto, ON

Bistro at Gladstone House

4.7
4.7
52 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
The bright and spacious Gladstone House Bistro & Bar offers a laid-back atmosphere where guests can enjoy specialty coffee and healthy menu options in one of Toronto’s most creative neighbourhoods. Open daily to include Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Evening Cocktails and Dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 531-4635
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Queen West
  • Cross street
    Queen St W & Dufferin St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

Offers

  • Games Night

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Join us for Games Night every Monday at 5pm. Pass Go & Collect $6 draft beers, $1/oz glasses of wine and leave your competition in the dust. Bring your buds, we’ve got the games. No reservation needed.

    Games Night Photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Tue - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Enjoy our revamped happy hour specials, featuring $1/oz wine, $5 beers, $13 Caesar salads, and $10/pound wings. Join us from 2-6 pm, Monday to Friday.

    Happy Hour Photo

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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52 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very loud conversation behind us - and inappropriate conversation

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  2. KandieH

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday brunch. Had the chicken and waffles, classic breakfast, smoked salmon bagel, mango juice, and coffee. Everything was delicious. Service was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

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  3. Melinda

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little bistro for Sunday Brunch Staff were efficient and professional Food was excellent - eggs prepared exactly as ordered Locally sourced coffee was appreciated A real GEM Definitely recommend and will return

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  4. CassandraR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This location was very quaint and quiet. The interior eclectic and cozy. The service was excellent, and the food was amazing. My friend and I really enjoyed the experience here.

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  5. LoriC

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best French toast I’ve had in a long time!!! This is a hidden gem in the city!! Thanks for a great brunch!!

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  6. SusanaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Gladstone! Most emblematic Toronto building! It’s always such a chill environment if you want a place to dine on Queen West!

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  7. AletheaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was lovely! Best tea in town. Small detail but huge for me and they got it 100% right. Delicious food, friendly server. And hotel staff were so gracious and happy to let me see the hotel, a room and the arts room. Great vibe.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t have the dishroom wanted but second choice was good too

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  9. HeleneB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, nice and quiet for breakfast, we had a fun birthday celebration

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  10. JamieB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Understaffed so service took forever. Air conditioning made it very cold. Got the order wrong. Nice people, apologetic, but still not a good experience.

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  11. JimG

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The onion burger and Caesar salad were both delicious. On a mid-week, the restaurant was quiet so we could hear each other talk. With bright sunshine streaming through the windows, the room looked lovely. The service was timely and attentive without being intrusive. We're already looking forward to our next meal at the Gladstone.

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  12. JaclynG

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bagel was over toasted and smoked salmon kinda fishy tasting.

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  13. MininderT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not many options were available I mean if someone wants to eat only light snacks there was no healthy options. Ordered cappuccino which was already cold and quantity was poor as well

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  14. LisaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay. We had salmon tartare—good, fig and goat cheese flatbread—good, and spinach ravioli—plain/boring. Service was okay, but the server was inexperienced and left to manage the whole restaurant largely alone—good thing we were not in a hurry. The cocktail was delicious.

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  15. Viive

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Need more servers. We waited 45 minutes plus, for our food. Also - ordered the $10 'carafe of OJ' - expected fresh squeezed. Nope ...terrible, cheap OJ. Also the breakfast was less than stellar. My kids and I ordered the classic breakfast - home fries were terrible (some still frozen), toast was soaked in butter. My kids ordered the sausage...worse than McDonalds and I ordered the bacon - 2 strips. Really pretty sad since the venue is truly lovely. They need to step it up. Would not recommend.

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  16. Albert

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very quiet hotel bistro but don’t let that fool you. I had the fish and it was great. The others had burgers looked alright. Should use American cheese instead of cheddar cheese. Fries are great. My friend had a beautiful mocktail made by the bartender. Polite and attentive service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy food, nice service and beautiful interior especially after they completed the recent renovations!

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  18. Catt

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, the breakfast was your basic things like avocado toast or eggs Benedict but with a creative take on flavors and nicely presented. The staff were nice but service was very slow, I think because they are understaffed. One waiter was also serving the night before until at least 10:30 so was understandably tired. Had staffing been more organized there is no doubt they would get a five star rating.

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  19. RajM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our bartender made some elaborate and tasty mock tails for my date, which elevated the experience.

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  20. Florence

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good place for weekend brunch. Love the ambience of this hotel.

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  21. ChrisBill

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Gladstone is a beautifully restored old building. The room was beautiful, cozy and very comfortable. The amazing old elevator was fun to use. Brunch was delicious and the staff was very kind and helpful

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  22. Pickyeater

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the perfect place for date, meeting or anything that involves good conversation.

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  23. Chrsgs

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ordered eggs Benny, not sure the eggs were even cooked. Looked like mush on a plate. The bread was completely saturated. Food was Luke warm.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finally got the chance to eat here. The food and service were great. Don’t forget to try the French toast! Will definitely come back.

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  25. ScottyP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Cozy little spot. Super-cool entryway.

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  26. AmyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great meal! ordered the trout and im not 100% sure but the fish I ate was pink maybe it was actually salmon?? but the food was amazing 10/10 would recommend.

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  27. MarkS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived for my friend’s birthday dinner before heading to a show (made note of this reservation with the booking on OpenTable). Waited for 10 minutes to speak to someone at the bar so I could get my table, only to be told the kitchen was now closed. I received no contact from Gladstone House before travelling from across the city. The bartender offered me a free drink, but I had to leave before the birthday boy arrived and find another place to eat. Luckily the Drake had tables available.

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  28. GeaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The kitchen was closed and there was no way of knowing this in advance. It was a waste of time going there for dinner reservations when we couldn’t order food.

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  29. laelaok

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was shocked at the low quality of food served in the Bistro. Two out of our three hot dishes were served to us cold. It was rectified quite quickly by our lovely server/bartender but it was still uniquely disappointing. My side fries came out cold as if they had been sitting on the pass for quite a while.The haloumi was chewy, the leaves on that salad were undressed and the bread and butter pudding looked like it was bought from the local FreshCo. As a landmark hotel in Toronto it’s devastating to experience such low quality food. I live nearby and had wanted to be able to continue to spend my money here but after this evening I won’t spend my hard earned cash at the bistro again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the only clients. My friends to have fries and salad in the same time and that said no.

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  31. TonyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Close to home and parking the service was great. Food tasty no smell of cigarettes

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  32. David

    New York City

    51 reviews

    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were the only people in the restaurant. Literally every other table was empty at 7 pm. The space is gorgeous, the service was wonderful. Neither of us could finish our food. The bar next door was full. So many contradictions. They need to rethink the menu.

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  33. Sabrina

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely breakfast at the Bistro for my friends 30th birthday and we were a table of 9. The ambience is really nice and the service was great . Simple but delicious menu options. Would highly recommend doing one of the weekend drag show brunches that take place at The Gladstone House.

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  34. MelanieD

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited for our anniversary. Moved to the neighbourhood a year ago and have always thought the Gladstone looked cool when we walked by, so we decided to book in for dinner. The server was awesome, so friendly and attentive without being too attentive. Service was prompt, but it's hard to tell if that is because there were very few people there. That maybe should have been a flag to us on arrival. Most folks there were enjoying drinks, not so much the food. We split the CAESAR SALAD (16$) and it was tasty enough but was probably three or four bites each, not great for the price. Then, the description for the dish my partner and I both ordered made it sound so good that my partner decided against the burger they were eying. We got the CARAMELIZED SHALLOT BUCATINI (19$). Unfortunately, it was really not very good. It was like sour-ish, dried-out spaghetti with way too many onions. Not enjoyable whatsoever. The cocktail I ordered LADY OF THE TOWER ($16) was great, my partner got a beer. We ended up at the Drake afterward for Sangria and Dessert, but I kinda wish we had just gone for dinner there knowing their food is EXCELLENT.

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  35. Denise2

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time here at the Bistro. Great space to catch up and have brunch. Service was good, fast and efficient

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  36. EcilaT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was excellent.

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  37. DavidC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My eggplant dish had a great presentation but was like warm and frequently tough or tasteless

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  38. DavidG

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bright and airy room, pleasant Sensormatic staff and excellent brunch menu. Great coffee too. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So beautiful!!!

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  40. Nickname

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud music, both from the band and over head speakers, service was poor and food was subpar

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FAQs

Bistro at Gladstone House is rated 4.7 stars by 52 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


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Bistro at Gladstone House

1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Queen St W & Dufferin St
  • Neighborhood
    Queen West
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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