Gladstone Hotel

4.4
39 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
The Gladstone Hotel is a lady-led and owned, queer driven, art and design hub in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. As the city’s oldest continually operating hotel and one of the only B-Corp certified hotels in the Canada, the Gladstone boasts the highest standards in environmental stability, socially responsibility and social innovation through the arts, local food and drink and untraditional service and hospitality. With 37 artist designed hotel rooms and four floors of gallery space, creativity is the foundation of the hotel’s unique venue spaces and year-round cultural programming.
What 39 People Are Saying
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ZS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here, it is always a great time! The staff are so friendly and accommodating. I come every Sunday for drag brunch, and I’m never disappointed

BM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner for a large group of 12 - food was delicious and so was the service (especially from Dan!) ! Would definitely recommend :)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing time at the drag brunch! Awesome food and drinks as well!

MB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and same prices during drag brunch as any other breakfast time, great value!

ZS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess and staff were all friendly and accommodating! I put what table I wanted in the reserve and they were totally fine with it!!! Thank you for making my Sunday’s fabulous

LS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience. Happy that the music didn’t drown out our conversation. Nice menu choices and alterations to our orders were taken gladly.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was very average. Disappointed. Wish there were more options. The chickpea doubles really needed seasoning. My red wine braised mushroom Benny should’ve been braised in red wine. It was not it was just sautéd in oil with no seasoning/flavour. Latte was good though!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bingo is awesome

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and taste of food (for brunch), portions could have been a little bit larger.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Cocktails were excellent. Service was great. Food was good.

RC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 2

We went to Gladstone for Mother’s Day and he food is good, bur was over priced. Left feeling ripped off.

KL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Drag show was great
Mother’s Day brunch service great; dining area very nice but food was horrific selection very poor; bagels were stale

MB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The brunch was very elegant against the backdrop of the light. The staff were professional. Their wardrobe was lacking in formality at the front door and was a bit off-putting.

The food was decent. The price was high. The experience with the website was very confusing.

The menu was very pork focused and could have been more responsive to a different taste palette. It was very Canadian in flavour but left few options like fresh salad for vegetarian clients.

In all it was a great experience.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great. We stayed chatting for a long time after our lunch and we weren’t rushed out. Server was attentive and polite.

JV
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gladstone is a hotbed for culture. When you eat there you get the opportunity to hang with close friends while enjoying their great food. Then you can head up to one of their three galleries and check out the local art. It's the only experience of its kind in Toronto. The best part is the exhibitions change every month or so!

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Brunch is excellent on the weekends. Breakfast on a Monday was overpriced for what we got, small portions and not that good.

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food had good flavour but portions were small for the Cornish hen and steak & frites dishes. Steak tough and overdone. Overpriced. Won’t eat here again.

k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place, excellent service and the most important thing, everything was very tasty.

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Their online menu advertises gluten free options, so we specifically chose these restaurant as our friend has celiac disease. When we got there, we saw that the gluten free symbols were no longer on the menu and those options were no longer available.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the entertainment was amazing and our server Julia was amazing. Y'all helped me hit it out of the park for a first date. Thanks so much cant wait to go back.

SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at the Gladstone on Valentines Day with friends! Super cool place with lots of warmth brought on by the decor and the staff. Great service, delicious meal and the entertainment was stellar.
Highly recommend.

LR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for valentines day! Were not expecting a show but boy did we get one! The food was amazing the waitstaff was perfect and professional!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was cold, though the restaurant wasn’t busy, and it nothing our of the ordinary for a basic breakfast. Could have likely had the same at a diner for half the cost.
Im not normally one to write a review but I was disappointed. The ambiance, and staff were nice, but I wouldn’t likely go back.

BM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I want to thank the staff for great service. Seeing that we had a large group for brunch the staff went to the trouble of opening up a new area and continued to give us friendly, efficient service all the time we were there.

AH
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good local spot in an historic hotel

OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service here was great! The food was good, but the chairs are really uncomfortable!

OT
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The GH breakfast was top notch. Fresh, good quality and competitive price for the area.

GJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for brunch. Large portions and unique variations on the normal fare. Definitely must view the art around the main floor And in th Galleries on the 3rd and 4 th floors.

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great
Food was delicious
Cocktails were delicious
Karaoke was loads of fun

Not so great
Fries were refried
The sever auto gratuity without telling us- before hand and at the point of delivering our bills. Not cool. We paid a tip twice for regular service.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

When our group of 9 arrived for brunch they did not have my reservation which I had confirmed with the manager. Tables were arranged promptly as there was thankfully space. Food was brought to the table one plate at a time, meaning that the first person received their food then the last person of nine received theirs 30 MINUTES LATER! The bacon on FOUR plates were returned as it was undercooked. I expected far better and was quite disappointed. The flavour of the food, when it finally arrived and was cooked properly, was good.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Both the host and server were so incredibly friendly and nice. And not in an over the top annoying way. In a genuine, chill, happy way. Refreshing.

MD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Not horrible but disappointing. The jazz band was lovely, but stopped early considering this was a special occasion and people came especially for that experience. And the food was cold! Buffet style is always tricky but the chafing dishes were not heated at all.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was an incredible experience. Suzanne Barr is a force to be reckoned with- her passion and knowledge for food is extremely apparent through every intricate and well thought out dish. The entire concept of her menu is one of a kind and absolutely worth checking out. Would come here again 100%

MG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic eating experience! We left our menu choices to our very friendly and well versed server who shared in our passion for delicious food with a story. We all left fully satisfied both with our meal and the experience. I highly recommend the Chef in Residence dinner. What a treat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at the Gladstone AND with Suzanne Barr - it doesn't get much better than this

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We came because we loved Saturday dinette and missed Suzanne Barr and because we've celebrated special occasions at Gladstone before with great success Sadly it didn't feel very special - more like a very expensive pub. The service was good but unnerving when we saw our dish go to another table beside us by accident, return to the kitchen and promptly come out for us. Unclear if it was a new plate or they swapped for form's sake. Also incredibly loud dining room. Wine list ok. Fish delicious. Plantain good but very rich.
Given that this was a special guest chef the overall dining experience was low on special.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and a fantastic meal.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Suzanne is a warm-hearted genius. It's reflected in the entire dining experience. If you don't sidle up to her table you're missing out on the most uniqely beautiful food you've ever had. As honest and welcoming as Suzanne's winning smile. Thank you.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I Recommend