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About Bodega

Casual & Classic Food & Drink.
French cuisine, Spanish & Mediterranean influences.

Our Cocktail Hour runs daily from 3 to 6:00.
Special Tapas Menu
$5 Beers / $7 Aperitifs / $8 Wines / $10 Martinis

30 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30 - 9:00
Tuesday: 11:30 - 9:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 9:00
Thursday: 11:30 - 9:30
Friday: 11:30 - 10:00
Brunch Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00
Dinner Saturday: 4:00 - 10:00
Dinner Sunday: 4:00- 9:00

Cross Street:
Dundas & University (2 blocks north of Dundas, just east of Beverly Street)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 977-1287

Website:
http://www.bodegarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Paul Biggs

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Planning something or looking for a venue for you event. Bodega's space can be customized to suit your needs. Give us a call or send us an email at info@bodegarestaurant.com to know more!

Bodega Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (647)
Great for Lunch (536)
Great for Outdoor Dining (366)
Good for Groups (321)
Great for Brunch (204)
Notable Wine List (180)
Hot Spot (61)
Late-night Find (56)
Good for a Date (46)
Scenic View (42)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Cozy (36)
Kid-friendly (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Casual (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Business Meals (22)
Authentic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Outstanding Value (10)
Tapas (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and good service. Our group of 6 came here on a Friday night during the Summerlicious Event. The restaurant has a patio for outdoor dining but we chose to sit inside, which is cozy. Food was served promptly and very good flavours. Most of us ordered steak frites, and it was served medium rare, as requested. We all enjoyed our meals and would return in future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Had lunch which great -even during Summerlicious. Was not rushed. Excellent variety and tasty.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and excellent deal with Summerlicious. Unfortunately, no one got my message about it being my friend's birthday and hoping to have a candle in her dessert. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and the patio was perfect on a summer night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Make sure to get the brass flower (cocktail).

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food3
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The service was a bit slow, but the neighbourhood was quiet. Nice place for a relaxing lunch, but not for business lunches. Cannot be in and out within the hour.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Delicious food but slow service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Grilled Quail was excellent. My friend ordered steak medium rare, but it ended up well cooked. He was disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We were the first few customers there, but it took such a long time to bring out every dishes. As it was the summerliious menu, I thought the food should be well prepared. The food was too salty, nothing special. The staff were inexperence, as my friend carelessly spilt some water on the table, she saw it but just did nothing, still put the dish on the table. So we have to wipe the table with our napkin by ourselves. No air conditioning inside. Not recommended.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Bodega offered us a retreat from a busy and hot day of sight-seeing and attending a baseball game. The food was beautifully plated and very high quality. We also enjoyed the Canadian wine—we actually found the vineyard and bought a couple of bottles on our way home. The service was competent and casual—very nice. We ordered the prix fixe, which was a very good value considering we were hungry after a long day. The only reason I didn't give the food five stars is that it wasn't super high end, but everything was very good and hit the spot.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Another terrific dining experience at this downtown gem. We all had different appetizers and mains. We enjoyed every dish and the wine selection complemented the cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent food . Nice atmosphere. We came in at happy hour and were in time to get the special prices for wine . However we were glad we took a closer look at the check as the bill showed the regular prices. We told our server and he quickly had it corrected. The restaurant is very good however what would make it great would be that they paid attention to how they prepare the bills so that the patrons do not have to go through the procedure to ask for corrections.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Really REALLY good meal. Server was very nice gentleman. Yummy duck.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Friendly service and very good food for the money.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Everyone was happy with their dinner! We thought about sitting outside, but the pollen was a bit much and so the host encouraged us to sit at a very nice round table seating 6. La Bodega was able to handle all of the different food needs for our three couples. We started sharing a bottle of Cava and had the wonderful bread while we looked at the menu. I think that we ordered and shared each item on the appetizer menu. We ordered a few bottles of red..starting with a zinfandel. We had entrees ranging from duck confit to 'lamb burgers'. We had a dinner with good friends! BTW, we parked at the Green P on McCaul Street and easily walked the two blocks.

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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great dinner and drinks with friends on the lovely patio!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very slow service between the appetizers and the main entries although we all had taken the table d'hote.
Was changed twice: table d'hôte + main dish

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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food3
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service2
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Nice spot in one of my fave neighbourhoods. Good food, good service and it's a funky chic kind of place that reminds me of a bar in a Sydney Greenstreet movie

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

If this restaurant is billed as classic French, it is suffering from an identity crisis as there is no hint of French in the ambiance or the food. The décor is worn, tired and tavern like. The staff, unwelcoming. The service, slow and unprofessional. The food, passable but not memorable. A disappointment for anyone who remembers what the Bodega once was.

Tags: Casual
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food2
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was friendly but slow, although it was not busy. Food was very good, location and patio very nice.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Dishes matched menu descriptions accurately. Well prepared and satisfying.

Tags: Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food and good service. Lovely old house. Interesting locations.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great service and food is good size with good standards from appetizer , entree to deserts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Had a lovely dinner on a patio at Bodega. Portions were a good size, but price was a little high. Enjoyed my time there; would return and recommend to others!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Bodega always impresses. This time it was a combination of the excellent food combined with a beautiful day and a great outdoor patio. I'd like to keep this restaurant a secret, but it wouldn't be fair.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 17, 2017

One my most enjoyable restaurants. Their prix fixe menu is great and reasonably priced.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 16, 2017

W Raffi Ed and here was a table for us. The service was attentive and prompt, the food was very tasty. The soup was flavour full and the lamb was done to perfection.
My guest had the salmon which was pink but firm just as my guest has asked.

There were two large parties last night, which made it quite noisy and we did have to shout sometime to get heard.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My daughter and I went to Bodega for Mother's Day dinner. The place was somewhat noisy but that was to be expected. We were seated quickly and when we asked for a quieter table, we were given one with no problem. The food was tasty although a little pricey for what was included. Although the website advertised fixed price dinners, the ones on the menu for mother's day were not the same as shown on the website, and a little disappointing. It was nice that nobody rushed us to leave and we were able to sit and have a relaxing conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall, great experience. The only drawback was that we were seated about 30 minutes after our reservation time because our table was not ready. We were told that the current guests were just finishing up. Personally, if I make a reservation for a certain time, and I arrive at the restaurant at that time, I expect to be seated right away.

The food was good, and the service was decent, so it made up for the timing hick-up.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Would like to give this restaurant a better review, but unfortunately our first impression wasn't ideal. We showed up right on time for our reservation and was attended to right away, however when they left to check on the status of our table no one returned and we waited 15-20 mins for someone else to ask if we had been helped.

One guest had the soup starter which tasted great, but was barely at room temperature. Same goes with the first round of coffee we were served.

Besides that, the rest of our dishes were pretty tasty - if they would just draw some more attention to the finer details, Bodega could end up being a recommended spot for sure.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Pleasant gem of a restaurant, nice find in downtown neighbourhood. Food was very good, when the waiter remembered to bring it. Only complaint I have was the slow , sporadic service. If that is fixed, this place is perfect.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A lovely spot in Baldwin Village. Cozy atmosphere with music at just the right volume. Meals were well-presented and delicious. Server was attentive and helpful. Excited to see their summerlicious menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 10, 2017

This was my first time at Bodega and I would definitely go back. The food was fantastic, service was excellent and the ambience was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 25, 2017

This is my third or fourth time here and I come back because the experience is solid. This time I invited the boss, so I definitely needed something reliable and Bodega is always that. Established but relaxed, refined but not pretentious. Prix fixe worked for us both. Appetizer was carrot caraway and delicious. They didn't have the rabbit terrine as posted which is too bad, so i can't give full marks. I had the chicken, which came with the skin... Interesting... and it worked... With morel sauce, which was velvety, nutty, a perfect compliment, the bird never had it so good. :) Then ice cream and berries for dessert, very fresh. Lovely food and service made for a smooth working dinner.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Everything was great but the potatoe leek soup was too salty & the Washrm smelled like a sewer. I think you have drain problems.
Otherwise, everything was good.
We loved the Firdplace!
Anne

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food is consistently great here! The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Bodega which always guarentees great food, great ambiance and incredibly reasonable prices.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife & I have been coming here since 1993, when I proposed to my wife at Bodega. It's been consistently excellent over the years, with interesting variations to the menu each time. Our latest visit this past Valentines Day lived up to previous times, the Prix Fixe offered both of us wonderful choices, and staff was most helpful & friendly. So, most highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Stopped in for a late dinner on a Thursday night with my family. Atmosphere was great. The staff was friendly and attentive. They accommodated a menu alteration readily and made great suggestions. Food was great and we all enjoyed our meals - skirt steak was perfectly cooked and tender, seafood was creative and the risotto hit the spot (with some creative additions from the chef) Would definitely recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great meal. From start to finish. Everything went well. They even got me the nice table I was looking for.

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