Earls Kitchen + Bar - King Street

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On the ground floor of the SunLife tower in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto. A refreshing understated approach to premium casual dining. West Coast industrial design perfectly accented with deep, rich woods and stones. A place where casual meets elegance. Suited for every occasion. An innovative take on West Coast dining in a chic environment that can accommodate events for both business and pleasure. For inquiries about our corporate event spaces and our event menu/packages please reach out to Ashley Lovsin at ashley.lovsin@earls.ca. Look forward to hosting you soon!
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PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and attentive

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new decor , the last 2 times I have been- October and now November it has felt cold. Others put there outdoor jackets, scarves etc on. My only complaint however it is distracting to feel so chilled while dining.
Great food! Service was very good. It did take 7 minutes for the wait staff to come back after giving us the menus to take our drink order- that seemed a little slow to us. Every other interaction was excellent - timing, food explanations etc. with this wait staff.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was disappointing. Undercooked vegetables in every dish(potato salad, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower in a salad and asparagus as a side). Steak, although cooked medium rare as asked, tasted of charcoal. It seemed like it was cooked on a grill that wasn’t cleaned recently. We were going to a show otherwise I would have sent it back.

Ordered a red wine which was good but as I came close to finishing it I noticed a bitter taste. I thought it was the steak but then I noticed a substantial amount of sediment in my glass. I guess they poured the last drop. I believe the glass was $16.75 for 6 ounces.

As for service one of our party was still eating when the other plates were cleared. Not very courteous. No questions asked about the food remaining on the plates.

Brought the issue to attention of manager who offered desserts which we declined. We ended up with a %15 discount. It was a Saturday and busy but the quality just was not there at half the price.

c
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service is brutal. Waiters and hostess don't really understand concept of service. It's like they are doing you a favour. I hate it.

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weekend happy hour brunch is the best value in the city..had booked a table days before...but the seat we got was right next to the kitchen...I am sure we could have been moved but I did not request.....next time I will request a better seat..

R
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Headed to Earl’s before going to the ballet a few blocks away. The place is busy and energetic, although a bit loud to have a conversation with the 3 people at the table.

If there were on thing to improve, it would be the service in terms of their attention to details. Coming to the table and not knowing who had ordered which dish, putting glasses down and requiring us to move them around the table, and a waitress who hadn’t tried everything on the menu (so she couldn’t give recommendations) were little points that made Earls just good, but great. But overall, it’s a place that does a good job of being a slight less expensive option in the area with a good environment and ambience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Server was really nice. My 8 oz steak was awful, 6 oz of fat. A special talent was needed to butcher that piece into something like that.

We asked to add a side of sautéed mushrooms, that tasted awful.

It was our first (only?) time at Earls.

NS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Earls never fails to impress. Great food, amazing service, excellent decor and ambiance. I love coming here!

BL
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent location to downtown convention center and hotels. Worked good for business meal and food was good. Value fits in with expensive downtown prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food. Hope that they have candles next time for special occasions like bday party!

Y
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was perfect. One minor mishap with my husband's soup arriving with his main course. Other than that everything was perfect. Would recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and staff. Food and service was excellent. Thank you

GG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I liked the restaurant. Unfortunately we were told in the middle of eating our dinner that we had to move. They had mistakenly seated us in a spot where they realized they needed to seat a party of 10. They moved us and just as I was about to finish eating, another waiter whisked my food off the table without asking. They offered us free desserts. Nice but not really good enough! Overall disappointing as we had been given a recommendation to go there.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

AD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - a pleasant backdrop for meetings and gatherings.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good moment

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The noise level is too loud. The food was good. The service was great from Emily. It’s a fun place and accessible for theatre goers.

GM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to Toronto for a concert and decided to come early and grab dinner before the show. We arrived early at Earls and was seated right away. We took advance of the happy hours and had drinks and appetizers. The food was excellent and our waiter was outstanding with recommends. Would recommend Earls and we will be back again.

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will go again just for the gingerbread cake!
Group of four with different tastes, everyone loved their food.

DL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I would definitely recommend Earls on King. The previous visit was amazing, great waiter, very attentative, in a quieter place within the bar that permitted conversation where we didn't have to shout. This last time wasn't as good. The food and price were still great (visited during happy hour). The first waitress left our table before we had finished ordering drinks/food. When she returned with the drinks, she had to take more orders (didn't write anything down and had to ask for confirmation of orders). She seemed almost bothered to be serving us and wasn't efficient with her service - eg; why not wait a couple more minutes, take all our orders and return to the table only once. Also, the noise level in the bar was VERY loud which made having a conversation incredibly difficult and we had to shout to be heard.

DS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food as always, server was a bit slow and didn’t have the best table demeanour, amazing happy hour value.

SR
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

A
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

It was and is always way too loud in your restaurant. Have been there a few times. In addition to the loudness of people talking, likely more loudly because it is so loud in your restaurant, the music is over the top loud as well. It is not a place to spend with friends talking and getting caught up. We had to shout to each other just to barely be heard and even after shouting, we missed most of our conversation. We will not be back to the restaurant.

NB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Food was great too! Will definitely come back again.

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good table service by Alice. The food was tasty. I had the Jamaican jerk chicken. Portions were moderate to large. Noisy place - difficult to have a good conversation.

HP
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, meal and ambience!

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the outing.

AP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

One of our orders was incorrect and the rest were either not hot enough or too salty. Waiter didn't come and ask how everything was. I would not come back here!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come back to Earls because of their delicious Caesars that never disappoint. We had to check out the newly renovated King Street location and were delighted by the facelift. Our server was lovely and surpassed our needs and really took care of us from start to finish. We will definitely be coming back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible service by the waitress

FN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best places in downtown, delivering outstanding service.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I and my group of friends was Slightly disappointed that the earls king location ran out of the thanksgiving dinner special. But was super great full our waitress went above and beyond to make sure that our group was taken care of properly. Especially when the steaks wasn't cooked right she had it got all send back and make sure it is made to order. She even went beyond to comp us with appetizers and desserts. Thank you so much!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was kind of slow. Drinks took too long

AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Anniversary

RP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The dining area is too loud and the sun was bouncing off a window out side. Th reflection was pretty blinding. ...something needs to be done to dampen the sound in there as well. The food was good and the service was excellent but that dining room makes for a super unpleasant experience - especially if you're with clients.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The waitress Emily we had was atrocious. She was rude and was discriminatory against a speech impediment I had calling me drunk instead. We went there for my friends birthday dinner and it was the biggest mistake we made. When asked for the manager he was no help nor made the situation any better. The staff was absolutely awful. Very disappointed and upset with the service. Would never go back.

HG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch very good.
Ambience very good.
A little cold on the patio with the wind this Sunday but patio heaters compensated for that.
Also it a little quieter than the middle of the week.
But far easier to park on Sunday.
If you can get here on time, come for the early bird brunch specials.
Well recommended.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Though the atmosphere was very nice and we had a good seat (we made reservations ahead of time), the food wasn’t too good, and for the pizza, it’s a thin cracker-like crust. Not worth it in my opinion for $20. My friends got other things and they said it was pretty good. Our waiter was friendly.

K
Baton Rouge
86 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Earls after a long day of touring Niagara Falls. We enjoyed our drinks and our meal. We tried the Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl and the Chicken Tacos. Both were very good! This is a real happening place with a big crowd on a Friday night. I would definitely recommend trying!

LL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were both fantastic. Dining area was way too noisy. Very hard to carry on a simple conversation.

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