Parallel

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
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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P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual vibe, large open loft like, inviting space. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service.
The cocktails were perfect, and each and every dish we ordered to share amongst the four of us was a feast for our tastebuds.
We were all giddy with how flavourful, perfectly spiced, and meticulously prepared every single dish was .
MMMMMMMMM....Kudos to you Parallel!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is awesome

TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I had dinner at Parallel the other night with some friends and the food was great, especially the eggplant, the hummus, the falafels and chicken skewers. (The cauliflower dish was just so so.) But what we didn't like was that we booked a table for 6:00pm and at 8:10 they informed us that we'd need to give up our table at 8:30 so we needed to order desert asap. We didn't want desert, but hadn't planned to chug our second bottle of wine. Other restaurants tell you when you book if there's a time you need to vacate. And they confirm when you arrive. They don't just spring it on you like they did here. So now we're undecided if we'll go back, as there are so many other restaurants with good food and transparent seating policies.

a
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding. Silly reception with no logic around seating.. and when asking for added meals to take out, the server refused to allow to order of the regular menu, only the Take out menu even though we were seated anyway. I repeat overall it was good and food, excellent.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food! A complimentary cookie skillet for the birthday girl 😊

RK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience! Loved the new beet salad, turmeric latte, and borekas! Nothing else in Toronto compares!

VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, loved the lamb ragu. Enjoyed the vibrancy and service!

CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food at Parallel were impressive! We enjoyed the lamb and beef ragu hummus, shakshuka, falafels and labaneh. The falafels were by far the best tasting and looking food of the meal with their beautiful bright green colour! 10/10 would recommend and will be back again.

MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great variety, especially good for vegetarians. Best hummous and tahini in town, and make sure to try the cauliflower and the tabouleh salad. Just try everything, it's all great.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the space is lovely. Top marks all around!

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My friends love this place. I think I may have just picked a not so great dish but should there be any dishes that come out like that?

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Server forgot food. The food we did get was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food is amazing here, but the service is always lacking. I think there was one server for the whole place! Kitchen is fast but I literally had to point out to our server that one of our dishes was up.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing New Year's Eve dinner for two. The specials were incredible!! I have been here for brunch before and the meal we had was so unique and different for a special occasion. Highly recommend. You guys are doing an amazing job keep up the great work :)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, we really enjoyed the evening. Some of the food was amazing, others dishes were just OK. Service and ambiance were very good... definitely a cool place for a nice casual dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

s
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited but what we had was excellent, creative and delicious.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Casual atmosphere, good food ( tip - don’t order more than 2 meals to start, humus that is served wth a lot of meals is pretty filling and you eat a lot of pitas with it!) service is ok, could be more attentive

AV
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible! Loved the tapas style- we were able to taste numerous dishes among our party of 4. It wasn’t loud inside, even though the restaurant was full - we were able to have a conversation without straining our voices. Highly recommend on all fronts!

JH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

However, we were freezing throughout our meal, though far from the door and close to the kitchen. You really have to heat that place in winter, when your hearty food is much appreciated.

BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food delicious but it was very cold in the restaurant so made the meal quite unpleasant.

JA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant but very noisy. Will come back for sure and tell people about it.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Table for 2 was quite small and we found ourselves having to constantly move things around. Ordered the Hummus and it was terribly bland. The mushroom za’tar dish had an odd taste to it that did seem quit right, the falafel was very moist and almost mushy inside. It was not pleasant. I usually don’t leave reviews after only going to a restaurant one time, but i had high expectations that were definitely not met.

JB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Really tasty. Interesting ambiance with its own, unique flare.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Food is always amazing. Service is exceptional and portions are filling. Very tasty dishes. Highly recommend!

A
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a fun brunch menu! Great atmosphere. Wasn't the best shakshuka I've had, but the hummus and pita were delicious.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place and incredible service! The shakshouk was to die for. Definitely coming again.

LT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Big portions and great flavours! Everything is so fresh and delicious!
Definitely recommend :)

R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the most tasteful restaurant in the city. Food, decor and staff were all beyond all expectations.

K
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly, prompt and on point. Inventive drinks and top-notch food. A highly enjoyable experience with super-hospitable staff. Someone is obviously treating the team right here. Kudos!!

s
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK you Parallel for such a warm and welcoming night ! The free shots were a great touch !

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

food was excellent, but they should either hire more staff or find a different way to improve service. We waited 20 mins for someone to come and take our drink orders which is far too long for a small restaurant. Food is very good though and I would go back for this reason.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, will go back again!

RT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great . I would highly recommend it. The best falafels in the city.

A
Toronto
166 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was good but the restaurant was cold. Also it is located in a weird place.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lamb was disappointing...to much fat and hardly any meat!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my time at Parallel. Their constantly evolving menu keeps things fresh and tasty! Their salads are always top notch, and the Arias are a must try! Overall, ambiance and service were on point too - will definitely be coming back!

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Parallel NEVER disappoints!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, the ambience and the amazing staff. We'll be back!