Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar

3.9
218 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
At Cause & Effect Kitchen & Bar, we believe that every experience matters. Think foodie, instagram and speakeasy chic all rolled into on delicious dining experience. We make moments memorable and we have fun doing it.

**There is a $200 minimum spend for a Dome Experience on Friday and Saturday Nights**
Minimum 4 people per dome (for special requests please email danny@causeandeffectbar.com)

For large party reservations please contact Danny at danny@causeandeffectbar.com

All parties of 8 or more will have an automatic gratuity of 15% added to the bill.

Experiences

  • Dome Experience

    Oct 16, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022

    - Experience our winterized and heated igloos on our patio - 2 hour time limit - $200 minimum spend on Friday and Saturday Nights - The Domes are heated, however you are sitting outside. Please dress accordingly

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 218 people are saying
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KellyP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Tacos and a dessert . Both looking forward to a return visit soon!

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Anonymous
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Having lunch on a gloomy day in the patio dome was fun! No air circulation but we stayed dry.

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EllaV
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was nice and the food was great, the hostess was very welcoming and sweet. Great food and i will definitely be returning!

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Miker
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very disappointing the chicken was dried out and the fries were barely warm both my meal and my partners.

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AlexP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, straight up the best nachos mans ever experienced. Burger was gnarly in a fantastic way. Smoking martinis were kinda cap, but the white freezie one was delicious. They were only cap cause mans didn’t know how mans made smoke come out. Seriously though, fantastic place will be going back fo sho.

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AJay
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Ordered big daddy nacho’s with chicken.
Honestly there were hardly any chicken in the nachos and they charged $6 extra for the chicken.

Totally waste of money

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Melly
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It appeared there was only one server for the whole restaurant( it was pretty slow at this time). Was seated at 6, didn’t get waited on until 645 and food came out at 730. We had a 2 year Old with us who was starving as we did not expect to wait such a long time for food or service (thank goodness for purse snacks). The waiter was lovely but was clearly working his tail off to try to accommodate the amount of patrons. I was here a couple weeks prior and this was definitely not the experience I had then. It was a shame because we came for a Birthday dinner and my family left with no hopes of returning.

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KimmyB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was pleasant and efficient.. The food was good we just shared nibblies
Way too much food, but we enjoyed ourselves .. we shall be back
Love the huge patio ❤️☀️

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Susan
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch. Ate outside. Staff very pleasant, food was delicious and a weekday afternoon so well drinks, draft and wine were only $4.00. Pleasantly surprised when the bill came. Would definitely go again.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu is limited but food was good. We went with our kids and they loved the waffle fries with their meals from the kids menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Menu was boring. Food sucked. Friendly staff

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JuliaP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the first time in a long time im extremely impressed with the service i received last night. Megan is an outstanding server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service for bridal dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon with Dijon honey mustard and pistachios and mashed potatoes was sooooo good!

Big Mac Tacos were a hit with my 10 year old daughter, and mug poutine with my 13 year old daughter. They also loved the foggy drinks.

Service was outstanding, but I do suggest that if there are new servers, that they familiarize themselves with the menu or ask management if they’re unsure. The entrees are specifically listed with salad to start, and 2 “premium” sides. Premium sides are not specified on the menu, and when I inquired, my server was uncertain. She then proceeded to tell me my salad was one of the sides. I think this should be rectified because I was a little disappointed, not gonna lie. Would’ve loved to have the vegetables with my salmon instead of just mashed potatoes.

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Brandi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here a lot. Waitresses are chill and the vibe is good. Food is awesome. Nacho daddy is amazing.
Big Mac tacos with beyond meat are unreal. Totally recommend

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BarbM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service; very loud music

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good, well priced. Restaurant needs a deep cleaning. Tables & menus were sticky. Floors dirty. Restaurant was full of bees. Service was great. Overall 3/5

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

It was going great at first and all the way through. Had pictures taken of us without consent but it was alright no problem. Service was good but at the end our server straight up asked us for a tip and acted all distressed which was out of order…

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for appetizers and drinks. Great ambience for date night or girls night.

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evanr
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

the hunters chicken was rock hard and very dry the onion rings soaked up all the chicken sauce and made them soggy, best thing i had was a side cesar salad. waitors were awesome

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MonkChick
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We arrived at our reservation time. It took 45 minutes to get our food and we were the only ones at the restaurant. The food was good but it doesn't take 45 minutes to cook lunch when there is only one table. Also we went for brunch because the website says its served. When we arrived, they said they don't offer it. I think you need to update your website.

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CarrieV
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were amazing! Alicia and another server. Thank you, we will be back!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Had a reservation and had to wait additional 50 minutes while people coming in after got seated right away.

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zeepoller
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Not putting blame on anyone in particular, but we waited over 1 hour for our food on a not-so-busy Sunday evening. The waiter didn't really check up on us or anything or really made an effort. The food also arrived kind of cold. I'm really not one to pick on anyone - but I would have appreciated a bit more effort, especially if you're going to spend $30+ on your meal.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

after we paid the bill, the waitress could not be bothered to come back and bring the bag we asked for our takeout food or clear the table so we did not have to keep swatting flies out of our faces

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JamieS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sam was very nice and amazing at taking care of our table

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Alyssa
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The blonde server with the dope nails and hot sleeve was amazing. The other servers were hopelessly frantic but she made the experience much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went on a Sunday evening and had a great time. Our server, Jenna, was so quick, didn’t rush us, and was really lovely to chat with. We will definitely go back!

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Rene
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, delicious food, amazing service. Overall very happy with my experience.

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RobinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The waiter was polite and kind. We came to try the resteraunt for the first time and have the oysters. He did tell us as we ordered this was the first night for them since covid. So I certainly can appreciate a less than flawless experience as it was the first night. However, the oysters themselves were less than fresh I would say. We ate them but were not overly impressed with the taste. Two sauces were served. I have never seen seafood sauce served with raw oysters. I tried it but thought it was terrible( which is likely why you do t see it paired with oysters) the other sauce was I guess a take on mignonette. Hardly any onion and way too much sugar. Gave the oyster a sweet taste on an already ehhh oyster. There was no horseradish(fresh or otherwise) served. No spoons in the sauce. The ice tray was half melted. The waiter dropped them and left, didn’t ask if we needed anything, which meant I Had to chase him down for spoons, salt, and asked for a hot sauce, didn’t bother asking for horseradish. This should be a simple fix for the kitchen. Also a proper mignonette sauce and a couple nice hot sauces with horseradish would make a world of difference. If you can’t get fresh oysters for the price, then up the cost to the customer to 1.50 or 2… fresh oysters are a must! Normally we would order 2.5 dozen, last night we could barely stomach a dozen. Pleaseeeee fix this.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Requested outdoor seating - we were offered a couch and a coffee table for seating. Not a table for a meal. Only option was to eat inside. Not ideal with COVID looming but we agreed.

Service was slow. We were there for 1.5 hours. It wasn’t busy. Had no apps or dessert. Just took forever. Bland food. Wasn’t horrible. But nothing to write home about.

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NotImpressed
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Specifically chose to go to cause and effect for the breakfast menu which looked fantastic, however they did not indicate on their website that they were currently not offering the breakfast menu. Other patrons had the same issue. Ended up staying, and enjoyed the food, but was left disappointed overall. Would def go again once the breakfast menu is back or for evening drinks

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SabrinaC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We made reservations and were seated facing the gate. Eventually we were moved. Our food took over an hour almost 2. Only the chicken tenders were taken off the bill. We spent over $400! After our waiter was done his shift no on else came to serve us for over an hour. We ended up calling someone over and started going to the bar to get drinks ourselves. Our water was refilled one time and once again we had to find someone and tell them our table to refill our water. Not to mention we were told at arrival the oven was broken... so we were limited with what we could actually order. Overall horrible experience. The restaurant shouldn't accept that many guest if it's not able to handle it. Every one kept saying "we're really busy, sorry".

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was terrible. They didn’t have our reservation. Servers seemed impatient. We waited 20 minutes for our drinks. Half the menu wasn’t available because their ovens have been broken for three days?? Overall not a great experience.

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TwinMama4
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was incredible!! Food was delicious!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nothing on the menu was available and we came for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food was cold and not served all together.
The “oven” was broken but didn’t tell us that until it was time to order.

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PamelaB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This was extremely expensive for very mediocre food. There is also no dome experience unlike what is listed on open table, I couldn't cancel due to the deposit I put down and got rained on just before my sit down time.

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CatherineY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was great. Drinks were creative. When do you ever get candy floss as a garnish on your drink??? Awesome!! Made me want to drink more.

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MikeR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My 10 year old said her burger tasted like a piece of heaven. The food was good, the service was good. Just wish they had had more of a covering on the patio as it was overcast and drizzling when we were there.

FAQs

Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 560-4440.

Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 218 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.