Boland's Open Kitchen

4.2
78 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
American

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At Boland's Open Kitchen, Owner Christopher Boland can be seen at any given evening out front greeting guests, as well as joining the kitchen staff in the kitchen - the heart of the restaurant. Christopher Boland has been involved in the restaurant industry over the past 30 years. He has brought an impressive history including ownership in Telfers, Trappers, The Tasting Rooms and now Boland's Open Kitchen.

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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCdnT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The service could have been more attentive given that we were the only customers for most of the evening. However, the food was excellent and it's a great place to have conversation over dinner, very quiet.

The two low points: the atmosphere was rather bleak. And I was sad to see Norman Hardie on the wine list, given the abuse he's dished out to women. That doesn't reflect well on the restaurant.

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AK416
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everythjng was wonderful!

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Mary
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

One of the dishes was the special - pork chop which unfortunately was very tough - hard to cut with the knife.

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MatthewP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of my favourite dining experiences I've ever had. My partner and I will be returning many times.

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Kuczeran
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely pre -Valentine dinner with gourmet food

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PPWTO
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Winterlicious 2020

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NiraL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our server was really nice... but the quality and quantity of food provided was not impressive. We went during Winterlicious, willing to try out a new restaurant, but it was quite disappointing. There was an 'old' smell that lingered around which ruined my appetite. We ordered the smoked salmon for starters, the charred trout as main and brownie w/ ice cream for dessert. Our experience was okay... but we probably won't visit again.

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vipKris
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Came here for Winterlicious for dinner on a weekday. Food was the best part, atmosphere is fairly quiet and service was okay. Definitely more suited for a family style dinning than a date night or catch up with friends. Very similar to restaurants in the area

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Salty
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We wee impressed with the menu, what we ordered was delicious, the services was very friendly, and the whole experience was very pleasant. In addition, it was good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Great value. Neighborhoods gem!!!

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Moskie11
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time and enjoyed very much

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soupy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Years Eve Menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a nice meal with clients. Service was pleasant and food was great.

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maben
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipMatilda
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner at Boland’s. Good menu choices and friendly efficient service. Will definitely go again.

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JG151
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went with friends to Boland’s for the first time to celebrate a birthday. We were given menus and had lots of time to look them over before server came back. We asked him to take our drink orders, no problem. Service was not very prompt but to be fair there was only one server for 5 occupied tables and we were not in a rush. We ordered beet salad, onion soup and scallops as appetizers and we were all impressed with each of them. For dinner, we had the fish special, beef short ribs and the rack of lamb. The lamb was perfectly cooked and very tender and flavourful. Fish and ribs were delicious. We declined dessert , but had heard the lemon curd was incredible. Prices were reasonable for
this type of restaurant. It was not too noisy and had a friendly atmosphere. Spoke to other diners and they were very impressed with their meals as were we. We would definitely go back.

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LesleyO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food! Great service. Comfortable, casual ambiance.

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GERry
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Fine casual service. Very interesting and creative mebu.

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GregG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent courteous service from owner and spouse. Enjoyed the evening thoroughly

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stephanie
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small intimate homey restaurant. Easy for a conversation with friends enjoying a tasty meal. Close to our home so it is a neighbourhood restaurant that we can enjoy with easy

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maben
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always superb. Detail and flavors are the best. Service is friendly and attentive.

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RyanG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad I found this restaurant. Great atmosphere and food was delicious.

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pogo
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a thoroughly enjoyable relaxing experience. good service good wine reasonable noise level easy parking a wonderful kitchen producing good food. the four of us were all happy, just as we were on previous outings, and the bill was fairly priced.

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vipHaron
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great menu and it and our meal was well prepared and very tasty.
Nice rustic ambiance with very good service.

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ConnieW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. Sat in the front table in front of big double doors. The service was wonderful. Would come back again!

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a treat to spend an evening at Bolands! Thanks for the delicious meal.
We will be back.

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vipBettyC
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely casual neighborhood spot with excellent food and great wine list.

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vipkiras
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite local spot for a nice night out. Fantastic wine options, great menu overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience3

Veggie main was just not good.

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vipLuigiBrown
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really wanted to go to this restaurant and went there with my family, only to find out it was closed.
This is the second time this has happened to me with open table. It is not the restaurant. My communication and my reservation I did with open table. Please fix this so there are no more frustrations among your users.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday lunch

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PrincessJane
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a wonderful dinner at Boland's with my family, all very tasty meals, beautiful presentation and an impressive selection of wine!! The steak was gorgeously done, shrimp were tender, veal cheeks were like butter. We loved that the food was served hot :) Will bring friends!

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KimS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a quiet dinner out for my husband and I. We had the Caesar salad and soup of the day to start, the Icelandic cod and steak for dinner and profiteroles and brownie for dessert. All was delicious! Definitely recommend for a date night

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KathyG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was quite disappointing. Perhaps it was an off night, but all dishes were quite bland and/or over cooked. However, the service and ambience was great! Friendly staff, tasteful decor and reasonably quiet so you could have a conversation with friends.

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Jules
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Hi, great warm service, I give that an A. We were unsure of which wine to get and the owner provided our party of 3 all samples to test. This was quite appreciated.

My concerns were 1) cleanliness of the restaurant. We sat by the window and had an early dinner reservations. The floor by the window was quite dirty, lots of huge dust bunnies, old dry plant leaves etc. ,

The food was tasty, but truthfully I was expecting better in light of the reviews.

I may still return :)

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vipbonvivant
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super friendly staff, and very accommodating for children. The chef came out to ask my daughter what she would like for dinner that wasn’t on the menu, and they prepared pasta with Bolognese sauce. Nice selection of wines, great appetizers & entrees to choose from. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friday night, last minute reservation.. friendly and knowledgeable staff... good wine list although they need to add a nice Rose to their offerings. Great lamb, cooked perfectly, veggie selection excellent and the potatoes were particularly good. The pork tenderloin could have been juicier.. but still a nice selection. The pate was artfully presented and very tasty. And an excellent dessert selection followed by mint tea... we will be back!

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vipLindaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food presented beautifully! It was difficult choosing from the menu as there were many things we would have liked to try. The chefs came out and talked to us which was a very nice touch!

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vipMolly
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sadly we had a very unfortunate experience. I have a very severe mustard allergy so notified the server who said he checked with the the chef and he told us that there was no mustard in my dinner. Fortunately I'm always very cautious and took only a sample nibble and knew immediately that there definitely was mustard in it. I carry an epipen but just took two antihistamines which took the worst of the throat swelling away but I spent a bad night and next morning with severe stomach upset We told our server who went back to the chef and his excuse to us was that the chef is difficult to understand and I guess he misunderstood him. Not good enough. This could have been deadly. Our server otherwise was good but this is too serious a mistake for him to make. We were not charged for my dinner.

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BarbaraB
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice meal and evening.

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Boland's Open Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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