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Gatsby by Windsor Arms, Toronto, ON

Gatsby by Windsor Arms

3.4
3.4
329 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Gatsby was created to satisfy the needs and comforts of travellers and local Torontonians alike. Windsor Arms’ newest restaurant is opened on a temporarily modified schedule for patio service from noon until 9PM every day. We feature over 60 local craft drafts and beers including a new menu full of delectable comfort foods. Gatsby also has a premium international wine selection, which is the proud recipient of the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for five consecutive years.


Interior designer Jacques Dinel of Dinel Designs brought British influence to the restaurant, setting the atmosphere of luxurious comfort. The Living Room is decorated with original print art from the UK and a formal dining area with original Charles Pachter paintings. Furnished with oversized Chesterfields and comfortable leather seating, The Living Room is perfect for conducting your meetings, get-togethers or hosting formal dining events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 971-9666 ext. 2
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact dining@windsorarmshotel.com for private dining inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Gavin: (416) 971-9666
  • Neighborhood
    Yorkville
  • Cross street
    Bloor
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Bay Street Subway Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Great for live music

  • Toronto

    Contemporary American

329 Reviews
  1. Caldy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
     The atmosphere was beautiful the Wagyu burger delicious 👍 we will definitely go back for jazz night❤️

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  2. KenS

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. Been there before. However this event fell far short of the hype attached to it. First we showed up and the restaurant was not open. Reservation for 130. We didn’t get in and seated until 150pm. The entire seating for the 130pm session was standing in the, albeit quaint, lobby that was overcrowded and very frustrating. When we got seated we were able to go to the buffet. For the most part the food was very good. However one guy cooking eggs for the entire seating (I would guess 100 people) meant long lines and no where to wait, thus slowing down access to the rest of the food in the line for those who didn’t want eggs? Some of the food had evidently been sitting for a while in the heat trays and had dried out substantially. Our waiter, while very congenial, was not very alert. He seemed more concerned with clearing plates than with insuring our experience was optimal. We had to ask for salt and pepper twice, three times for a coffee refill and had to enquire at least twice as to where our beverages that we had ordered were. Finally, thankfully we did not valet our car. The valet service was swamped and I heard one guest complain he’d been waiting for 30 minutes for their car?? Call me overly critical but this event was poorly managed. $150 each for breakfast buffet that promises an exquisite experience marred by being treated like cattle when you arrive and table service no better than what you might get at the local greasy spoon. Food that might have been a bit fresher and a valet service that added to frustration and confusion and the whole experience was questionable in my mind. I believe much of the value that might have been experienced was lost by this scenario. Management needs to take a long hard look at how they conduct these types of events. The sense I got was the individuals did what they could and were all very polite but the system employed is flawed and poorly thought out. Won’t be too anxious to return.

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  3. TorontoDiner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Gatsby at the Windsor Arms Hotel for Mother's Day brunch. While the service, ambience and decor were impeccable the food was just okay. The selection of offerings was not very large and much of the seafood offerings were pretty tasteless. Also, the food was not restocked quick enough.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    For the Mother’s Day brunch, they made the entire room wait 15 mins in the lobby before letting us in. It was another 15 mins before we could get coffee or mimosa’s which were warm. The food was cold or picked over, no bread, sausages or bacon, only one omelette station with the most basic min toppings. The seafood was low quality and the deserts were stale. Overall, it was a one star food experience and a shocking departure from past experiences at the Windsor arms. We couldn’t have been more disappointed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended the Mother’s Day brunch. Windsor Arms sets a lofty expectation with a price tag of $145 plus tax and tip. Many positives to note. While the selection was modest, the quality of most items was very good. Impressed with the malpeque oysters, scallops and smoked salmon. The risotto in parmesan wheel was exceptional. Meat carving station with roast beef, lamb, pork belly and salmon all well prepared. They seemed short staffed though and the meat carver had to eventually go to the kitchen to look after it leaving several of us standing in line waiting. Didn’t try the omelette station but it looked good. We did order eggs Benedict and that lead to an interesting encounter. First they brought to our table poached eggs in a pan to serve us. No plates, no english muffin, no hollandaise sauce and no Canadian bacon. Just the poached eggs. They caught on quickly that a few items were missing and went back to the kitchen to try again. They did return with something closer to eggs Benedict but one bite of the salty home made mayonese hollandaise sauce was enough to give up on that item. To their credit the eggs were poached perfectly. We had one other small blunder with the server not knowing how to provide milk for our coffee. He brought the milk in a tea cup which would have been messy to pour from. That got sorted after we explained the issue. In all the servers were extremely friendly and tried their best to please. They were attentive offering coffee and mimosas. It seemed they may have been lacking some training. At a standard buffet brunch this wouldn’t have stood out as unusual but again a lofty expectation was set. The desserts were excellent. Upon leaving Windsor Arms gives a token gift of teas which my wife, the mother being celebrated, was very happy to receive. It felt like an opportunity was missed to have service and training match the 5 star price and expectations.

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  6. KeriR

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entertainment was outstanding! Will come back if Benanthony and company are performing. Food was excellent too but the entertainment made the night.

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  7. JohnP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is charming, an intimate and relaxing dining experience. The waiter was friendly, engaging, and professional.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Inexperienced servers, it took 40 minutes to get our wine sorted. Server did not know what they had in stock or pricing. We waited 1 hour and 40 for the main course which was shocking as there was only one other table being served. I ordered the Provini liver and onions, the veal was inedible, very tough. I sent it back for a chicken salad the someone had also ordered at my table. 20 minutes later I receive a watered down version, no fried chickpeas or pickled eggs, it was a much smaller salad. I sent that back and asked to speak to the manager. He agreed that what I had ordered was not acceptable. That they had just taken on a new chef… He asked what he could do, but at this point 2.5 hours later I was done and said there was nothing they could do. I received a token glass of wine and I the removal of the entre of the bill. Bad food, bad service and really a very poor response from the manager. I will not be going back anytime soon

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  9. DKM1

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Buffet selections were very ordinary. The food was high quality. There was nothing special on the menu. The two highlights were the roast ham and the lamb. The mashed potatoes were terrible. Asparagus was overcooked. The carrot cake was dry. Other desserts were tasty. Lisa, our server was exceptional. 5 stars for her. We enjoy Gatsby and the tea room, but this special buffet appeared to be from another kitchen. Summary - very disappointing!

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  10. MichaelD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hotel ambiance and grandeur of restaurant area

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Gatsby by Windsor Arms is rated 3.4 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
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18 Saint Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E7

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bloor
  • Neighborhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Bay Street Subway Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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