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Marben

4.3
4.3
623 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

The cooking at Marben is Modern Canadian, with a strong focus on seasonality and vibrant local flavours. 
Chef Chris Locke utilizes his background to create innovative dishes that highlight the bounty of Ontario and Canada. We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients from local farms and suppliers, crafting all of our breads, condiments, and sauces in house.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 979-1990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Locke

  • Neighborhood

    King West

  • Cross street

    Portland

  • Parking details

    Paid parking is available across the street just to the east at very reasonable rates.

  • Public transit

    Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. EB

    ElenaB

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks was great.

  2. RF

    RaymondF

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I've been to Marbens at least 20 times. If was my friends first time. We all loved the experie ce.

  3. C

    Citygirl

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Thanksgiving dinner! And their wine selection is fabulous.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Ariel was the best server/bartender - he made our night!

  5. A

    Alexp

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great ambience and food. Service was good too. Will definitely come back

  6. KA

    KarynA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was great!

  7. AS

    AlexanderS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb as always. The mushroom tempura was to die for and then cut of the sirloin exquisite. Marben always provides !! Great food and great atmosphere vibes

  8. T

    Torontoeh

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marben is back!! Excellent brunch today.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    For what you get, it is extremely over priced. You’d get better portions at Alo or Canoe. Seasoning needs work.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service. Took our children and they enjoyed just as much as we did.

  11. s

    shabs

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, service and super helpful staff

  12. J

    Jeff

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always nice to be welcomed back

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant looks too dark and small with the back area closed

  14. M

    sarahM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Terrible service - had to flag down our server every time to order and menu is overpriced for the quality of food + portions.

  15. J

    Judes03

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great location to meet up with friends. Cauliflower and John burger never disappoints.

  16. T

    Tin2

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love everything about this place. Server was very attentive. They have good variety of cocktails. Food was great! Ordered John’s burger, and it was delicious, black angus was served medium with braised brisket with brioche bun. Hands down, one of the best burgers in the city. I also love the ambience, cozy and suitable for a perfect date spot.

  17. HR

    HollyR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dining experience at Marben. The food was delicious, the drink selection on point, and everyone was extremely customer-focused and provided wonderful service.

  18. l

    lizzie831

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great burger!

  19. AE

    AandE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and our server was outstanding. Friendly, informative and very knowledgeable about the menu item....a sure delight. It was a fantastic evening!

  20. LS

    LisaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really good brunch! Our server was very attentive. We were celebrating my partner's birthday and they gave us a broughnut on the house! Would definitely go back.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marben was beautiful and delicious. For our first night in Toronto for a quick trip, it did not disappoint. The food was creative and yummy. I ogled the freshly baked brioche so much that the chef personally delivered a complimentary bun to our table. It. Was. Amazing. Made with beef fat instead of butter and just as delicious as that sounds. My chicken dish was a bit small and left me feeling a tiny bit under-satisfied, but overall, this place is excellent. Highly recommend.

  22. B

    Brian

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    John’s Burger is a must have!! This is my favourite burger in Toronto 😁 Thank you Marben!

  23. JM

    JeffM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great place. Very comfy and homey feeling. Food at brunch was fantastic. Quick, simple, no fuss. Found the food was reasonably priced as well. Parking is a bit of a pain, gotta get lucky or pay up. Definitely will come back to marben for brunch. Can still taste to brough-nut......

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and so was the service. Very good atmosphere

  25. JR

    JessicaR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Amazing flavours and delicious food, however appetizers are very small portions. Difficult to share with more than 2 people, even if you get multiple apps. Main meals were impressive. Steak entrees have only a small garnish accompanying. Really great service and overall love the atmosphere! Would return to try the family style main meal.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service at Marben was fantastic! Jordan was extremely knowledgeable and super friendly! Food was amazing too!

  27. CV

    CedarValleyFoodLover

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was very good, service was beyond excellent. This will not be our last time to eat at this restaurant. I whole heartedly reccomend this restaurant

  28. RK

    RobertK

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Not cheap but I believe value was there. So nice to have a place that has zero TVs; classic soul music thru lunch was terrific. My son said it's a definite 'come again' place.

  29. J

    Jazzi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The burger is fantastic! and great habanero sauce recommendation by our waitor

  30. EE

    EEMG

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. The minor complaint would be the servings on the ploughman board were small, however everything was very tasty.

  31. KC

    KarenC

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the place, loved the space!! Great food and great value . Will definitely return.

  32. AL

    AmandaL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    Would recommend for an expensive date. Found food to be absolutely delicious but very over priced and very small portions

  33. F

    Foodielover

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome meal and amazing cocktails- we sat at the bar which was really fun. Julie and Jason (Bartender’s) were amazing!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Service was slow to start. It got better as the meal went on.

  35. LC

    LisaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Definitely found it over priced. Things have changed - it’s like the quantity of the food went down but the prices went up. Good ambiance Service was amazing

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff at the restaurant were very professional and welcoming. The food was amazing, as were the drinks.

  37. JK

    JaniceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Marben. I would like to return sometime with the whole family.

  38. BW

    BonnieW

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Service was fantastic and friendly. I felt the restaurant was welcoming. The food was comforting and delightful - variety of textures and flavours. It was a business dinner and Marben provided exactly the type of experience that aligns with my business' brand (local, sustainably sourced ingredients, friendly, unpretentious atmosphere). My guests were impressed.

  39. RM

    RachaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff, loved the touch of picking your own egg.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    John’s burger was amazing, but Monique stole the show. She was next level Lit. No wonder she got on the jumbotron

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Marben is rated 4.3 stars by 623 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.

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2 people

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Google Map for Marben

488 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON M5V 1E5

  • Cross street

    Portland

  • Neighborhood

    King West

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid parking is available across the street just to the east at very reasonable rates.

  • Public transit

    Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Locke

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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