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Gustav Chophouse and Bar

4.3
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154 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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 154 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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3.9
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JaninaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Viorica
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and outstanding service!

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Laurieb
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago
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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
36 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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...

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Before we made our reservation we looked at the menu on OpenTable and were vary excited for certain items on the menu. When we went to the restaurant half the menu was missing and the times I wanted weren’t available. Would not recommend for you to go there if you don’t eat meat or seafood because they only really had one other option other then salad. Everything we did order ended up being delicious. Our waitress was very nice but the restaurant wasn’t very busy and we waited a long time just for drinks.

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Sady
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Staff was efficient and very friendly. Will definitely eat at this restaurant in the future.

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WayneT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and amazing food.

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KristaW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great. The services was ok. The server definitely didn't go above ans beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

At the beginning of the meal I mentioned that we had an allergy at the table, and that it was a special occasion. We ordered food, and we asked wither any of the dishes had the allergen. We were assured that it didn’t. However, not one but two of the dishes we ordered ending up having the allergen. Was very disappointed with the callousness of the waitress.. if it wasn’t for our own vigilance, our special occasion celebration could have ended quite negatively.

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UrsulaM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Nicer patio tables, placemats, etc
A little more ambiance!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Ursula! Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your food! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions mandated by our Public Health Department we are not allowed to have anything on the tables that are exposed so that we can do our part to limit the spread of the virus. That means that our Ambiance has been restricted to basically bare tables so that people can continue to dine safely outside the home and also reduce the risk to our employees. Gustav Chophouse & Bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great food especially the mushroom chicken penne.
Covid measures in place they clean all tables after every use and all staff wearing face coverings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was very disappointing. Onion soup was not hot and shrimp were not French. Chicken penne was very dry. Filet mignon was good but sides were old and dry tasting.

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Bala
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is a cut above what you will find in the area. The presentation is great. Our only concern if it can be a concern was the service. Not as inviting as we would have expected. We were looking for more of a welcoming down to earth attitude.

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DaleT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time dining out in 6 months. Great experience. Safe, tasty and professional! Highly recommend!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Dale! Thank you for choosing Gustav's as the first restaurant to dine out at after the shutdown! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and felt safe here in these trying times. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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Stanley
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Service great. Little bit pricey but it's OK for me to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been to Gustav’s many times. I am not very happy with my last experience. I called to confirm
My birthday reservation and we’ll doing so requested the nice table for a special occasion at the back in its own room. I was told our table of 6 girls was not allowed to sit there because of how busy they will be and it’s for a table of eight only. I was surprised to find when we got there and looked around in the entire dining room there was one other table in the restaurant at 6:30pm. Not only did we get denied a request while we were eating dinner only two more tables came into the dining room one of which was 4 men whom they sat at the table we requested!!!!! Terrible service. rude and not thoughtful at all. I did not say anything to ruin the night but seriously I’ve been in the restaurant industry. This restaurant was not at all busy and could have done so much more to make a birthday special. I will make sure to
Pick any other restaurant when celebrating a special occasion.

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JanetW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the waitress very attentive and friendly.

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PercyK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was excellent, from start to finish.
All staff was welcoming and friendly, service was timely and food was tasty and good value for money.
We have patronized this restaurant several times and welcomed the opportunity to return, after pandemic limitations.
We’ll be back!

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vipXXXXX
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

For the price of food and website of the restaurant, the atmosphere is very poor. Wouldn’t recommend.

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Pearly
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great professional service. Tasty food. Loved onion soup.

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JulieC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner. Fantastic customer service from Kristine. Still dreaming about the filet mignon. Highly recommend.

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JaneB
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service at Gustavs
If you stay at the Georgian Bay hotel you get a 10% discount card you can use all your stay.
Steaks fantastic and try the beef stroganoff it’s soooo good !
Shame they had to stop the breakfast service :(

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AlexR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! The Filet and Sirloin Oscar were great!!

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TylerC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend (no fiancé) celebrated our engagement with a nice lunch here. I had the New York strip loin, and she had the snapper. Both meals were excellent and fairly priced. The cocktail menu is extensive with great selection. Service was outstanding. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come here for oysters however someone needs to figure out why every oyster comes with shells pieces in your mouth. It’s very unappetizing! Other than this we love it here.

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LouLou
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Although we were not impressed with hostess service, lack of customer service, good food presentation and was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a good dining experience on the patio, the lamb burger and Barbecue chicken sandwich were perfectly cooked, the side salad was fresh with a nice vinaigrette dressing, fries were crispy and tasty.
Service was timely and waiter had a fun attitude.
Only negative, no signage on Hwy 26, or on the hotel, curious, as it’s frustrating for first time customer to comfortably find it!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hello! Thank you for the wonderful review of our food and service, and my apologies for this reply taking so long to get to you. Unfortunately, just before you came in for your reservation a gentleman drove off the road and took out our signage with his car (he's ok..his car, not so much). Hope to see you again soon!

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Gustav Chophouse and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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