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Gustav Chophouse and Bar

4.3
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steak
It all started in the late 1800’s.. a young Gustav Johann Garbe got on a boat from Bremen, Germany to New York, destined for the North West Territories of Canada. Gustav stood up and stood out, always with family, friends and community at the forefront of his mind. His drive, passion and core values have directed four generations of self made entrepreneurs to where we find ourselves today. John Garbe, in the name of his great grandfather, has assembled a team of exceptional professionals. The culinary artists, led by Chef Jeff Anderson, have over a century of combined experience. The menu has been carefully developed, relying on local farmers and community for unsurpassed cuisine. The service experience is firmly rooted in family and friends. This is Gustav

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 177 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AceS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dude gave us coffee without telling us that it was like $6... for a cup of coffee. Other then that food was good and pretty cheap.

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DouglasF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gustav's is a cut above the type of restaurant that tends to be attached to a hotel. The staff are genuinely interested in your having a satisfying meal. The atmosphere was quiet but it was during the Covid crisis so not all possible seating was available. Definitely worth the effort.

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Brubx
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a very nice place for a special dinner or a simple, but good, breakfast. They have gluten free options, you just need to ask and they will accommodate when possible :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is great!

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vipRenatoF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dinner was very good for the price, service was also good.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were delicious we got the French onion soup and the yorkies. For our entree we got bone in rib and New York strip, both cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend

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BarryF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordered top sirloin cooked medium well, however, it was cooked well done. Everything else was fine.

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AlissaA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for date night! HIGHLY recommend the Mushroom Chicken Penne!

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4FORD20
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Drinks were tasty and overall experience was fantastic!

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PatriciaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not a good experience. Food was mediocre
Service was fine

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FinerDiner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Loved the spring rolls, French onion soup, fish and chips and ribeye. Was a bit bright. They could turn down the lights. Server was great.

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KadineB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Will definitely recommend this place to a friend

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Docksider
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meal was delicious and the service was excellent. They have done such a good job despite COVID restrictions. Take out has always been delivered hot as well. Good job Gustav's

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hey There! Thank YOU for your support especially in these trying times. We very much appreciate it!

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Karebear
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were staying at the GBH so thought we’d give it a try.
Started with Cocktails and ordered a bottle of wine within dinner.
It was good, not the best steak dinner I’ve ever had but good none the less.
Apps were, shrimp cocktail and spring rolls were both good.
Dinner was Steak Oscar, the crab tasted a bit fishy the O’Gratin potato’s were excellent. My husband had the Filet he enjoyed it. Dessert was the cheesecake.
We felt very rushed, apps came we ate them and then dinner was right there as soon the app plates were gone.
We usually like to take a bit of time between courses. Once we finished our waitress was right there ready to take our dessert order. I asked for some time so we could enjoy a rest and our wine. She left and came back like 10 minutes later. Wanting us to order dessert.
It was a good dinner but not sure I’ll be rushing back to eat there again. It was a bit pricy for what we got but I’m not over the top.

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SamiyaN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing service
The food was presented and tasted better than any other high end restaurant that I’ve been to in Toronto and Gustavs in Collingwood is a must have!
The food is amazing quality!! Definitely coming back!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hello Samiya! What a pleasure it was to serve you! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipTomS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice meal in the improvised outdoor area. Great service and attention to detail.

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RWiesel
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The gluten free chocolate tort was delicious. Overall, a great experience.

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CatherineK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was abrupt and a tad unwelcoming for our special celebration. Ordered surf and turf, crab was unfresh and smelly. Also had ribs and baked potato, baked potato tasted old and reheated and ribs were cold. French onion soup and wedge salad were good.

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KimM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The steak is average. Pasquale our server was nice. The manager is very rude would not go back. The restaurant is separate from the hotel so you cannot complain to hotel. You need to make reservations for breakfast because the manager only has one server for breakfast if you ask why she will walk away and tell you do not tell me how to run my business I think she is overworked. Restaurant needs more managers and servers on staff.

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BryannaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was very slow, it took a very long time to even get a water. Our food wasn’t cooked how we wanted. The service was nice when we did receive it though.

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Samana
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Chris was our server and he was great. The operations manager went over to every table except ours to ask how things were and how the service was. We looked for him after to tell him how great Chris was, but he wasn’t around.

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CherylK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Was very disappointed as it was a pricey meal and I expected better after reading reviews of this place. The steak was so tough I could barely cut through it and had no flavour, my side was potatoes au gratin and it was a tiny dry crusty portion.
Our server only came back to the table once to check on us, maybe it was an off night but not sure I would chance going there again because it was costly for the experience.

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JimM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Restaurant quite early and were the only people of the patio. We gobbled down the hand made spring rolls. Jim really enjoyed his full rack of baby back ribs and great veggies. He wasn't able to touch his fries. Too much to enjoy!

His guest had the Chicken Mushroom Penne and it was wonderful. Almost too much chicken to eat!

Topped it off with Irish Coffee. It was a wonderful experience. Our waiter Kerwin's attentiveness added finese to our dinner.

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JaninaR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food & terrific service. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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Viorica
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had dinner on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The service was outstanding, the fish was delicious! The barista introduced me to the deep green Castaway Martini, a must try for Martini lovers! Also, COVID protocols are in place and it followed by all staff! If you plan to eat there, reserve in advance, this restaurant is well known in a Blue Mountain! I will definitely recommend to my friends and I am planning to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was fine, although server wasn’t very friendly. Restaurants was clean and covid precautions were great! Food was good

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TannerG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waited forever to get served. Then told the first bottle of water is complimentary, what a deal!!! I got the hamburger that sounded so good on the menu, turned out to taste like a cheap frozen burger, the portions weren’t filling. We wished that we ordered Pizza Hut instead of wasting $70 and not being remotely satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and outstanding service!

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Laurieb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and service! Waiter was friendly and attentive. Food was amazing. Nice quiet romantic atmosphere

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MarinaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY husband and me have just had a FANTASTIC dinner at the GUSTAV! Being aware of the occasion, the staff truly surprised us with a special plug with the newlywed couple names - our son's and his now wife's (they were not with us, but celebrated their wedding/"just a ceremony day" in Niagara Falls due to all changed plans because of the COVID-19 situation). Such a thoughtful gesture set a special festive mood the minute we stepped into our private, very cozy booth! The in-house made bread was insanely delicious! The pasta and the lobster tale plus were all cooked to the perfection! Drinks were great! Totally enjoyable experience! Thank you to all at the GUSTAV! WE definitely recommend the restaurant for one's special celebrations dinners! And will be back ourselves. CHEERS!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi Marina, Thank you for choosing us for your special occasion! We are delighted you loved your experience here. We will see you soon!

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our waiter was great and so was the food would go again

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HashB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service given by Aleesha who was our server. She made sure we had all that was needed for a very enjoyable meal and time. Thanks.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi Hash! You're so very welcome! Thank you for dining with us!

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JohannaC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Our server was great as well. He answered our questions and was genuine in his suggestions. We loved our food, filet minon, calamari and ribs.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi Johanna, We look forward to serving you again!

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DiannaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Atmosphere could be a little cozier and a little more enthusiasm shown, but the food was really good and well presented. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Overall a very good dinner.

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Retiredonabudget
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The server was very nice and very attentive. The vegetables were excellent and nice to see a fair portion serviced.
Great dining experience.

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RbyMcD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, and accommodating. Food was excellent!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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ErnieO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kristina was our server, she is a true professional.

Food was outstanding! I would make an effort to visit this restaurant again.

This was our best part of the weekend, hands down. Kudos to the chef and to the staff.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi Ernie! We think Kristina is fantastic as well! It is a real treat to have guests like you and your table in our restaurant, especially in these trying times. Thank you for being fantastic customers!!!

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vipLuvBriiTuscan
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service. Lots of choice on the menu. Glad it was on Open Table or wouldn’t have known about it.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hello! Glad you found us and thank you for your wonderful review!

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PaulineB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Food and service was beyond our expectations. Big thank you to Christina and the other staff there!!!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi Pauline! A big thank you back to you from our staff for allowing us to serve you!

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GilliamM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not worth the price.. food was just ok.. soup was great but the fish...

FAQs

Gustav Chophouse and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 177 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.