Planta

4.5
1249 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Located on the north-east side of Bay and Bloor, Planta offers an entirely plant-based menu, led by the incredibly talented Chef David Lee. The menu is casual, social and served in a cool, and refreshing environment. #VivaLaPlanta
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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was awful.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing. The service was okay - I was taking my friend out for their birthday and had left that in the notes and selected birthday as the occasion. When I arrived at the restaurant the host confirmed it and that they would bring out a slice of birthday cake for my friend. However, it was not communicated to our server, as she did not follow through. I did not want to ask in front of my friend for it as it would be awkward and I wanted it to be more of a surprise. Then another table got their birthday cake with sparklers and it just made me look bad. Food is great, best plant based restaurant out there, just service needs a little work.

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KW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Construction going on was very cold they gave out blankets and cider but would have been nice to know beforehand

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LH
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing! I can't wait to go back. Every item was delicious.

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C
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming back to this place. Great menu - I think I've now tried everything on the menu! Service is great, very friendly vibe and crowd. DJ is a nice touch. Later evening is quite lively. A little expensive for the selection - but the whole package is worth it! Decent wine selection, nice cocktails. Great for a date. Can't wait to go back!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a vegetarian, but always have a pleasant experience at Planta. The food is surprisingly filling and you don't get the overly full feeling after many other meals. I attribute that to unique ingredient pairings and great sharing appetizers.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The server was very nice and took precautions as I am very allergic to mushrooms . I had Singapore fried noodles , but it was below average . It looked great though . A bit disappointed though

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TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dats night. Was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server!! Great suggestions and great service.

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NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Disappointed with my first experience at Planta. Our reservation was at 7:30pm but we didn’t get a table until closer to 8pm. Our group was understanding because it was a Friday night. Our main issue was the service...very slow! It took over 30 minutes to order food, another 40 for the food to come out and then 30 minutes to waive the server down to get our bill- the restaurant was pretty quiet towards the end so not sure what the issue was. Food was a hit and miss at our table. Main dishes were mediocre, dessert was good.

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MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The only thing I didn’t like is that even though I made a reservation, our table wasn’t ready when we came in. Because we were in a rush to get to an event nearby, we had to sit in the lounge which wasn’t as comfortable and conducive to conversation between 2 people as a table would have been.

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AH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the burger and found it too small and not satisfying. The salad that was served with the burger was a very small serving. Even though the food tasted good, I was still hungry after finishing my meal.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at Planta, and we loved it. They accommodated us quickly as we had limited time to dine. We left it to our server to choose a sharing menu and we loved her choices.

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The pizza crust was great and I didn't mind the lack of real cheese but it was bland. The spring rolls were not crispy although the accomanying sauce was good. The chatcuerie board was miniscule and definitely not worth the price. The staff and service were great.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Meeting friend

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GB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Came here for my birthday and was very excited due to all the rave reviews I've heard. I've never been so underwhelmed by an establishment.

Firstly, despite having a reservation, we had to wait over 15 minutes to be seated.

The ceiling has been replaced with plastic and duct tape due to the construction on the building. It was packed and really noisy. Server took forever to come, we ordered drinks, they still hadn't come by the time we ordered our food.

For an upscale establishment, I don't understand the service. Our server was friendly, sure, but when she took the bread plates away she just left the cutlery on the table - it really grossed us both out. No napkins? At least we weren't like the couple sitting next to us who had a bottle of wine knocked over on them by the server.

Food was mediocre, it wasn't mind-blowing, but it wasn't terrible. Strikes me as a simple case of "let's elevate our food by putting truffle oil on it!"

Overall, it felt really overpriced for a less-than stellar experience. Overly pretentious and not offering a true fine-dining experience.

Save your money. Go to Fresh on Front.

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MD
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice vegan menu. Excellent wine program, service, and room.

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f
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

I was emailed and texted to confirm my reservation, so clearly Planta had my information, but was not contacted to be notified that there was no HEAT in the restaurant. I was treating my friend to a birthday lunch and was embarrassed not only that we were freezing, wearing our coats - the table next to us had been provided blankets - but that I was not given advance notification so I could have taken her somewhere else and come back to Planta another time. No credit was applied and I just found the experience embarrassing and off-putting. The food was it's usual, amazing, but I was baffled and embarrassed as my family is in the hospitality business and this is not how they would have managed this.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

No heat - a temporary but very real problem on a very cold winter night. But the staff took steps to accommodate, and the food was quite nice. And to be clear, the lack of heat will soon be remedied, we were told. Dessert was a knock-out!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Freezing cold in restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The heat hasn’t been working for a while apparently, we had cozy blankets to keep warm under, but our tea or coffee should have been free or something. We were all freezing by the end.

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JG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Planta is always a great place for cocktails and catching up with friends over an incredible dinner!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We are vegans and went to Planta for date night. We loved it! In fact, we are going again with friends less than a week later.

My only criticism is that it is somewhat pricey, which I didn't mind except for the appetizers. We had the tacos and the friend tofu which were small portions and not nearly as exciting or special as the AMAZING main dishes.

We had the burger (unreal) and the Spaghetti and 'meat' balls (delicious and not too heavy).

We also had the fried rice with broccoli and the cookie which were both the stars of the show!

SO fun, so chic, a great experience!

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P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
Amazing service
Is definitely going to become one of my new regular places

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R
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great lunch at Planta. Yummy burger and fries and friendly service. Great lunch time option.

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RF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food. Very rushed experience though.

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Pizza was pretty good, everything else quite mediocre.

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WP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Our table was close to the door so very cold.

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EF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing - Im not vegan but I enjoyed this so much I would go back - the dishes they created are so flavorful and not at all a traditional vegan restaurant - actually feels high end

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OV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had pizza and a few appetizers such as the cauli bites, and it was such a memorable meal! So tasty and I wish this was closer by so I could go more often. Also such a good wine list!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but the portion tiny given the price. I got a hot water and the waitress never refilled my cup even though I emptied it halfway through the meal. The door to the restaurant was extremely heavy so I almost thought the main and only entrance was closed. The noise level was very high which was surprising because based on the decor I thought noise level would be at most medium.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed Planta been there about half a dozen times and I love the Thai bowl. However, this time it was literally drowning in dressing I could not eat about a third of it. Also I nearly cracked a tooth on a very hard kernel that was in the dish. Was a bit disappointed will consider whether I will be back.

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DE
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So refreshing to go out for a meal without worrying about having meat, dairy or eggs. So many delicious choices. Will definitely be back, this place is vegan heaven, with lots of tasty choices for all palates.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good atmosphere, good service, I will recommend this restaurant to my friends

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A
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is good but VERY overpriced. 12$ for a bowl of oatmeal and 20$ for a simple burger and fries.

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CA
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great except how close together the tables for two are.

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n
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved every dish we ordered. Great food from apps to desserts!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, slow service but was a busy Friday night. Took parents out for nice vegan meal

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OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Marisa was awesome and I loved the DJ. What a great night

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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