Excellent space. Service was attentive and helpful. Food is delicious, creative, and worth the price. Brunch buffet is outstanding. Come hungry. Oh, bottomless caesers and mimosas? Okay.
Food was good but I expected value for the price, small unrealistic portions. Chef would not take out an ingredient for an allergy so for that reason my date could not have the meal she wanted. Over valued for what is brought to the table. Came hungry and sadly left hungry as well. Bill was over 200 at the end for a set menu and one drink, if portion sizes were increased I would then recommend Neruda again.
The most tender, tasty, succulent ribeye I have ever had.
We had a brunch here with a larger group this past Sunday. The food was fantastic-- it was buffet style with loads of options to choose from. Everyone was incredibly pleased with the quality of the food and the cook on the meats. Try the deviled eggs, the avo toast, mushrooms, the pastrami and the duck hash. They also have bottomless mimosas and ceasers for 19$.
The service was also very attentive and pleasant. I'd recommend
Highly recommended. The food was fantastic - easily the best high end steak I've ever had! The wood grill makes a big difference and gives the restaurant a nice welcoming smell. Great service and ambiance.
Very fresh and tasty food. Great environment and great service. The owner himself was checking each table to make sure everything is good. The chef was professional and on top of his job. Overall very satisfied and for sure will be back soon.
A lot of kinks still to be worked out.
Food was delicious and our server was very friendly. Saw this restaurant on BlogTO and wanted to try the dry aged steaks. Honestly think that the steaks at Neruda were more delicious than the steakhouse in Yorkville. We will be back!
Absolutely recommend Neruda based on our experience the other night. Just have to shoutout to the dessert chef for some brilliant flavours! WOW I haven't tasted something as aromatic as the passionfruit dessert in a long time.
The apps and main course were also stellar (we had salmon, steak, cheese board and chaser salad).
Selfishly, I wish it was a little closer, but getting here is easy and the parking is free if you have a vehicle.
Also, I want to mention that the service was great. It's hard to believe they just opened. Generally, places need a bit more time to get into the swing of things but they seem to be running like a well-oiled machine.
So happy with the experience we had at Neruda!
The lamb and steak are my favourites on the menu. I'm so happy a place like this has opened in this area. The summer will be amazing to enjoy the fantastic food and the waterfront. I'd recommend doing on Sundays and trying out their brunches as well.
We had such a beautiful meal at Neruda. The steak was cooked to absolute perfection. I've dined at restaurants that have been headed by Chef Romain Avril in the past, and never been disappointed. He seems to be the heart of this place as well. I'm also so happy that the waterfront has a place like this now where you can enjoy something more than fast food etc.
The ambiance is quite nice-- the service was impeccable. Overall, we loved our experience and the free parking makes it super easy too!
Great food, amazing taste ! The restaurant is really classy and the atmosphere is perfect.
I have been for the Sunday lunch, and the choice of meals is great 😁!
Neruda is a great addition to The Beach. The quality and sophistication of the menu will be welcome to those in the neighbourhood as well as destination diners.
We absolutely loved Neruda!!! The food was fantastic! Our experience was exceptional...from the owner greeting us and giving us a little tour then explaining the process to decide which farmers to get their meet from and the aging process. Along with the wonderful service and just tasty food..the ambiance was just perfect. Windows around and I can imagine how wonderful it will be looking over the beaches during the warmer months. For being opened only 6 weeks it exceeded expectations. Oh did I say how great the food was...yum!! Will be back!!!
Neruda is not an inexpensive restaurant and as such, one’s expectations are slightly higher. Steaks range in price from $55 to $145 with the exception of the flank steak which was $28). The staff, although pleasant, didn’t seem especially knowledgeable about the meat cuts, the serving sizes and how many people the shareable items would serve. The steak was delicious, cooked to perfection - however, it comes with nothing. We ordered 3 sides, which our waiter assured us was enough for four of us to share - it really wasn’t. The sides are extremely small for $10 each, more single serving than shareable and ours arrived at the table cold. On a positive note, the owner came around to all of the tables and introduced himself and we received 2 complimentary deserts. Would I go back? There are so many restaurants to try in Toronto to try, so probably not any time soon.
I am actually beyond happy that I came here, their service is above and beyond, the food absolutely amazing. my steak was perfectly medium-rare, mashed potatoes just how I like them. The owner was very welcoming, gave us a tour of the place, I will definitely be back worth the drive ! Thank you for a great night out!
The restaurant is amazing! So happy to have a great restaurant in the Beaches. The food was fantastic. I had the flat iron steak and it was delicious. The bartender even made me a mocktail. Desserts were fantastic. I had the raspberry meringue which was delicious. I have to try the brunch. The atmosphere was very good. Highly recommend and will be back
A great place, food and service wise. My wife and I really enjoyed it, all I gotta day is just an overall great experience.
We went for Saturday brunch. Everything was delicious!
We ate lunch at Neruda’s last Wed. In our menus, there was a piece of paper, listing the specials on Tues & Wed, one of which was half price bottles of wine. Since it was a Wed, we asked the waiter about this. He told us that this only applied to evenings & took away the pieces of paper. We advised him that evening was not stipulated on the paper. He said that he would speak to management about this oversight. Needless to say, we paid regular price for a bottle of wine.
One of our party ordered the beet salad. The plate arrived with a small portion of beet salad on one side of the plate while the rest of the plate was empty. It looked like someone had eaten half of the salad before it was served. The salad was good, but much too small.
Another person ordered the Cobb salad. It was huge, but it consisted mostly of lettuce.
The third person ordered a brisket sandwich & after seeing the other two meals, was glad that it included a side salad. However, the brisket was overdone & almost tasteless.
The ambience of the restaurant is lovely as always, & the view is spectacular.
Early in their lifespan, so time will tell. They did however do a great job of simple and that is all too often overlooked.
Best brunch in Toronto! Don’t change anything, that’s perfect!
The food at Neruda is unbelievable. The brunch selection blew us out of the water and every single item was so flavourful. Can't say enough good things about this gem. You definitely have to try it.
Great and much needed addition to the Beach and overall east of Yonge restaurant options
$25 breakfast buffet was so worth it for their month long grand opening celebration!! Will come back for the regular $45 buffet during a summer party, since it’s by the beach!! The food was so good!!
Nice place, amazing food and great service !
Great service and beautiful restaurant food was awesome!!
Only one suggestion: You’ve done a great work decorating the place to ruin it with a cheap OPEN sign in the front entrance. Please remove it!!!
A wonderful experience! It's a treat to see the thought that has gone into creating the space and the menu. The 24 foot long wood fired grill and the aging room are impressive additions to the ambience. We enjoyed the oysters, the chipas in the bread basket are a treat, and our steaks were cooked to perfection. Really happy to see chefs Avril and Assie creating this vibrant spot at Woodbine Beach - will be back often.
Great menu, creative and tasty food options, knowledgeable sommelier, and modern feel
Food was excellent, service attentive
Incredible ambiance, service and food..... Definitely a must try and keep trying! 💕
This is a very new restaurant and they still have a long way to go with the quality of the food. The short rib and pulled lamb were a letdown, considering this is a restaurant that specializes in wood-fired and smoked meats. The flavours were there but the meat was tough. The meat on the short rib should have been falling off the bone and I shouldn’t have needed more than a fork to pull apart the lamb but on both fronts my dinner knife was getting quite a bit of work! The sautéed mushrooms were lacking the buttery, silky texture and smokiness that you would expect. I feel as though the flavours of the ratatouille didn’t have enough time to marry to eachother, all the components felt disconnected. The wine list was disappointing. Service was great though. Would likely not return until I hear some better things about the restaurant.
Wonderful restaurant for a date night or special occasion. Food, atmosphere & service were all amazing. We can’t wait to come back!
This restaurant is fantastic. I have been twice now for brunch and can not recommend it enough. The food is outstanding, the staff is super friendly, and EVERYTHING is made in house!! You will not find a restaurant like this anywhere else.
I think Neruda has a lot of potential but still needs work. They described themselves as Mediterranean, Latin and middle eastern but I don’t think the menu really reflected that. The food definitely had potential but wasn’t quite there. My husband and I shared the beef tartare to start and it was good but a little heavy on the Dijon and we could have used more than six tiny slivers of bread. Then I had the cod in dashi with veg... it was all a little bland. My husband got the St Louis ribs (again Asian flavours) which were tasty but it would have been nice if they came with a side other than a tiny serving of kimchi. I expect more for those prices. I would consider giving it another shot since it was so close to home but I’ll give them some time to work out the kinks.
Recently visited Neruda and we were extremely pleased with our experience. Great service but most importantly great food. Highly recommend! Looking forward to revisiting and trying the all you can eat brunch on weekends!
Just happened to find Neruda online. Although it was quite a drive, it was certainly worth it! BEAUTIFUL interior, delicious food and great ambiance. The waiter was a little perplexed, however, in all fairness, he was serving our table of 4 along with a huge party next to us.
The ratatouille was out of this world. Delicious fish and meat. Sadly, too full to try dessert. But, we will come back again and save room to try what looked like some fabulous dessert choices!