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Parallel, Toronto, ON

Parallel

4.8
4.8
581 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Parallel brings together the experience and background of the three Ozery brothers, Alon, Guy, and Aharon, to create this unique space and product.
“We grew up in a home where sesame butter (tahini) was consumed regularly alongside flavourful Mediterranean cuisine. Parallel was born from our history and love for sesame butter. It’s part of our culture and upbringing, and we want to share that with you.
There are few ingredients that are as versatile, nutritious, and just as damn tasty as sesame butter. That’s why we decided to make it in all its forms: try it in our dressings, salads, dips, bowls, and our famous homemade halva, and seed what is possible.
The three of us share a passion for simple meals with fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and innovative techniques. That, along with our love for good coffee, art, music, and community, is what shapes the Parallel experience.”

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Israeli

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 516-7765

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    The Junction

  • Cross street

    One block North East of Dufferin/Dupont

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Dufferin Subway- Take #29 Bus to Dupont. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)Take Dupont bus (#26) to Dufferin St. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn and right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MB

    MeganB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was delicious and the service was amazing! Brought a friend here for lunch and got to enjoy the brunch menu which is always a treat. The heated patio is so cozy!
  2. PT

    PatriciaT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the food at Parallel! It was delicious! So tasty and so comforting. Service was great and even the oat latte was good!
  3. EB

    EllenB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food is outstanding. The place is pleasant enough but noisy and it was not very warm yesterday. The service was pleasant but slow. But I’d go for the food. It is really superb.
  4. J

    Jane

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Will definitely be visiting again.
  5. MG

    MorrisG

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Heated patio nice during the winter, as well as the spiked cider.
  6. MW

    MarkW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, and the food was delicious
  7. E

    Ethu

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This my fav Middle East restaurant in TO. Food is always spot on delicious.
  8. R

    Rayray

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. It’s nice that the rest of the menu excluding the dinner mains was also available for brunch. The dips and pita was definitely the highlight point of Parallel.
  9. AS

    AziS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  10. CM

    CoryM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing!! Parallel salad rocks. Schnitzel was so delicious and all the dips are so tasty. This is one restaurant that gives you value for the amount you are paying. Overall I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back again. Service was excellent as well.
  11. RC

    RebeccaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food in funky environment. Note bookings are quite short anc they do try and get you in and out very quickly
  12. A

    Aggs

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the food! I didn't give a 5-star review because service was slow for a late brunch and they weren't very busy. Our server was very informative, terrific but was running from tabke to table. The rest of the team weren't attentive to what we were missing...our hot drinks took a while and waited over an hour for our meals. Chai lattes came out cold.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my sister for her ‘special’ birthday. Service was great! Food was delicious
  14. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Will be heading beck to try other menu items for sure.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food great service and great vibe. Have been here countless times and will continue to return!
  16. LL

    LoriL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food! Very cool location.
  17. M

    Maggie

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Music was blaring, for me always annoying. cavernous industrial space so the acoustics not great... food was good but portions small for the family style dips. Falafels huge and good. Baclava also tiny, really just two bites. Interesting place in a funky industrial area near Dufferin & Dupont.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a fun experience sharing all our meals. Every plate had a nice twist on Mediterranean foods and each one was better than the next. Very relaxing atmosphere; highly recommend!!
  19. TF

    TittamaF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for larger groups as the menu is great for sharing.
  20. L

    lauraL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and reasonably priced! Great value…visited with friends for a birthday, but would be great for a date. Cool industrial decor.
  21. UB

    UltraBoy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always, not my first time here can easily impress friends with their delicious food choices, authentic ambiance, and reasonable price. Always a great experience!!! Keep up the good work! I will definitely come back again!
  22. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in an amazing relaxed atmosphere, unpretentious and great quality.
  23. Z

    Zimie

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely welcoming staff and delicious food. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Will definitely go back when I return to Toronto.
  24. C

    Chanel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12/10 stars !!! From the attentive service, to the quality of food to the overall ambience - it was my first time visiting and I will definitely be making it a regular visit. The servers were knowledgeable of all the food options and made wonderful drink recommendations - I highly encourage you to try the cocktails and order from the specials board.
  25. MW

    MoisheW

    Toronto

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, the whole experience was very good
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food came way too quickly. First course came before our drinks and second course just after our drinks arrived. Waitress was very apologetic and took care of the situation, but we felt quite rushed.
  27. S

    Shim

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Parallel was suggested by a relative who had eaten there a number of times and it lived up to all our expectations. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. All the helpers were friendly, personable and no request was ever a problem. We shall return again very soon!
  28. MD

    MDCFS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really great food and excellent service! the falafels and hummus are a must.
  29. LL

    LeonardoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch menu with lots of vegetarian options. Great service, even though the place was crowded.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great brunch location
  31. SD

    SandraD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lots of fun. A great venue to take out of town guests for an authentic TO experience. Blood Bothers first for a brew. Excellent food as usual!
  32. CP

    CPCh

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was espectacular!. Sizes are big. Coffee is delicious and the Halva super Yummy
  33. M

    Macanese

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our first visit! Food and cocktails were amazing. Our server was the cutest- so patient and cheerful. We also loved that they had delicious tahini cookies, pickled veggies and their beairiful salads available for grab-and-go.
  34. MM

    MarlaM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and so flavourful. Each dish was unique in its own way - from the super-sized falafel with bright green herb-laden centres to the quad of appetizer dips and oven-baked warm pita. So many choices and each complimented the other. Stand-out items include the chicken schnitzel that was so large it covered most of the plate and the sun-dried tomato pesto with its gentle tang and smoothness. Known for their the freshly made tahini and hummus, these are must-order items. We’ll definitely return - highly recommend!
  35. JC

    JackyC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding!!! Especially the Parrallel Salad
  36. IG

    IanG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Overall the food was good. There are plenty of options . The size of the individual amounts on the sharing platter was extremely disappointing for the price. The fact that Parallel does not accept cash will make me re-consider bringing guests for meals in the future.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parallel is always a great choice and experience. The food is amazing and the staff is very kind and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!
  38. EM

    EMEM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely scrumptious delicious food, great service and loved the space and vibe!
  39. VS

    VictoriaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Heads up for parents of toddlers, there are no highchairs - only the perch style seats, which do not work on the regular dinning tables. It could have worked on the heavy picnic tables outside, so choose to sit on the patio if you need toddler seating (or bring your own booster seat).
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Parallel does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Parallel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 516-7765.

Parallel is rated 4.8 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Parallel

217 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2C1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    One block North East of Dufferin/Dupont

  • Neighborhood

    The Junction

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Israeli

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Dufferin Subway- Take #29 Bus to Dupont. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)Take Dupont bus (#26) to Dufferin St. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn and right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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