Gallery Grill

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Contemporary Canadian
From tarte flambè with Arctic char to crème brulée sweetened with our famous maple syrup, Chef Suzanne Baby’s inspired menu has won her a devoted following among Toronto diners.

Renowned for sophisticated weekday lunch and Sunday brunch, Gallery Grill also serves as a stunning setting for private events and receptions. Unwind over signature cocktails by the fireplace, meet for a quick coffee in the cafe, or celebrate a special occasion in one of the University of Toronto's most beloved spaces.


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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always. An enticing menu. Pleasant ambience. Dedicated staff. A Toronto jewel.
Thank you.
Adèle

EE
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a wonderful place not only for regular lunch but for celebrations - thanks so much to Jerry and his team for making our son’s 21st birthday brunch so special!

EE
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS a wonderful experience at the Gallery grill. Suzanne Baby's menu is incredible and celebrates in season foods and local fare. Jerry and the team are such wonderful ambassadors. Can't wait to return later this week!

d
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently superb...( the key word being: ' consistency')...one knows what to expect and is always rewarded.. been coming for years

CL
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful meal at the Gallery Grill, with fabulous service. So sad not to be able to look down on the Great Hall below though... perhaps next time we are in Toronto.

u
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to go back to Gallery Grill, and see the new and signature dishes on the menu. The thoughtful, sophisticated taste and presentation was just as ever. The service, too, is both professional and cordial.

HK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never eaten such a delicious cream brulee in my life! When I come back my hometown, I will recommend it to my friend.

h
Ottawa
28 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely historic building. The food is very good but quite expensive. The service was quite good. I would recommend this restaurant as a nice unexpected retreat.

ET
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place to have lunch. Great atmosphere. Excellent menue and good services.

AB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was disappointed to get a table slap bang against the wall instead
of a window overlooking the great hall or the courtyard. That
quite spoiled the experience.

e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Still our favorite lunch restaurant in town. Location, Location, Location....

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My guest opted for a salad and then a cauliflower vegetarian platter that he raved about. I had the rabbit meat-balls and we both ranked our meals as being truly outstanding. Lunch sized meals that were savoured .... in one of the city's hidden architectural gems.

We were treated very well and this meal added to a long list of special occasions which have been marked at the Gallery Grill.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating the life of our fellow alumnus . It was great fun to get together and remember many pleasant memories of our time at UofT. Your waitstaff was prompt and provided separate checks. Thanks for helping us with taking photos.
Excellent food, superb location and fabulous company.
Thanks
Sylvia

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for graduation. Food was great, service was great, menu is limited

JR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, I enjoyed my lunch immensely. Staff accommodated my request to be seated in the Lounge area, for my working lunch, and were appropriately attentive. The menu choices were varied, well executed and delicious. Everything about the experience, from arrival to departure was perfect, with the setting and view from the window picture perfect. The management and staff are to be commended for maintaining their high standards over many years, with great attention to detail and appreciation of their clientele.

F
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

A basic lunch for three with no alcohol costs $150.00. The food was much too average for the price. This will be my last visit

F
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal there very much. The staff were gracious about us wanting to stay long after other guests had left. We appreciated not being pressured to leave. It was noisy, however. And several times the fast moving waitress asked a question (e.g. about drinks) and disappeared after one person had spoken. I wished that she had made sure to ask each of us the question, and listened to our answers, before disappearing each time. The food was tasty, though garnishes seemed lacking. For sure I'd like to visit again and would recommend it to others.

KJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favourite place to go for a relaxing delicious meal...and the service is perfection!

DP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The Gallery Grill has been a favourite of mine and always a treat for guests.
However something needs to be done to attenuate the NOISE level. Too many hard surfaces. Wood floors, wood chairs, wood tables. Upholstery, curtains, tablecloths would all help accomplish this as well as contribute to the general atmosphere and experience.
Need help? Contact Powell & Bonnell Design 416.964.6210
David Powell

JM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If you like to dine in a old like restaurant.
Good for dates and large groups

P
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

1) The noise level is too high at the time we went (lunch hour) to hear even anyone beside me
2) Deserts we tried (Japanese cheesecake and Creme brulee) were awful and not worth the price
3) Waiter took a long time to bring food/drinks

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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r
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All good except I found it accoustics difficult-don't know what can be done about that!

JM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, nice atmosphere. Would go there again and recommend.

e
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my experience at the grill. My companion initially had difficulty selecting a choice from the menu but in the end enjoyed the cassoulet. The menu is a little limited but both our selections were very tasty.

JP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at our Sunday lunch was better than ever. Every course was over-the-top excellent. The chicken liver mousse was superb. The yogurt on the fish, so yummy and unusual, was a marvel. The Japanese “cheesecake” was terrific, as were the sorbets. I can hardly wait to come back.

TA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our brunch inncluding the food, the juice, the food, the ice cream, the service and the beautiful room. I will be back.

VV
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Good choice on menu. Only thing the waiter made some rude comment. Said we could by a bottle from LCBO for the price we paid for a glass of wine.

MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Unimaginative lunch menu. Poor value. Disappointing allbin all.

MS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food in beautiful surroundings. This restaurant overlooks the Hogwarts-esque main hall of Hart House, and itself provides a sense of Medieval elegance. The food is a bit pricey, but excellent. I heartily recommend the gnocchi--tender and delicious. I sopped up every bit of the sauce with a bit of bread! The sorbet was also excellent for dessert.

TO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We usually have a very enjoyable visit but there was an event in the adjacent Great Hall that was very noisy, and did negatively affect our meal.

CR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to back to the Gallery Grill. The whole experience is wonderful.

MJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I found our luncheon to be very good. However, I do find all the hard surfaces do make the noise a little excessive. That is one of the reasons I like to have lunch there around 11:30 when it opens before theire's much crowd.

D
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favourite spot especially for special occasions with family or friends.
In the heart of the University of Toronto’s grounds in Hart House, the gothic style of the university spills into the restaurant which (as the name suggests ) is in a gothic arched gallery overlooking the Great Hall. As soon as you enter the restaurant into the cosy well stocked bar with a fireplace your expectations rise.
And they will be met
Imaginative, beautifully served food and stellar attentive service await.
Enjoy

LF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My expectation was a bit high, I think, for winterlicious lunch 2019.
The bread which they serve with olive oil was baked in house and delicious.
The Chicken Liver Mousse - the top later was dark, which tells me that it was prepared way in advance. The layer beneath was pink. The triangle toasts, which they call is grilled brioche, were very tiny (2 inch triangle).
Gallery Grill Cassoulet (local) - duck confit was very dry, duck sausage, braised bacon - 3 inch sq cube. In the description of the menu, they missed mentioning along with baked beans (lots). My main dish was burnt and salty. Full of protein with no veggies.
Avocado and Smoked Arctic Char Toast - with poached egg, salmon caviar, yuzu hollandaise. This is a toast with layer of the above mentioned. I have had tastier than this one.
Warm Chickpea Flour Chocolate Cake (good invention) - with tiramisu crème
Fresh Pineapple Coconut Sorbet - charred pineapple (vegan) - tasty.

L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going to Gallery Grill for a few years now. Always excellent food and service. A nice hidden gem of UofT Hart House.

DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, friendly and attentive service. Creative, fresh and delicious starters, entrees, and desserts using locally-sourced ingredients and beautifully presented. The inspired menu and elegant room — with vaulted ceiling and stained-glass windows in historic Hart House and overlooking the beautiful Great Hall — make for a unique dining experience. Adjacent bar/lounge can't be beat for cozy charm. Lunch only. Worth every penny.

T
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

When I saw the Winterlicious menu, I was excited and book the lunch with a friend right away.
However, I was very disappointed with the quality and size of the second dish - the Arctic Char.
The whole dish fitted the size of a burned square slice of bread. It was basically a piece of charcoal which was impossible to cut. I wish I took a picture of it. Besides, I barely could find any piece of Arctic Char among the green leaves. I wouldn't recommend this dish to anyone. The place's atmosphere and staff was good, but not the food this time.

EE
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at the Gallery Grill - amazing service, food and ambience. The fact that it was Winterlicious was bonus!

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