Tanto

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Steakhouse
A beautiful Argentine-influenced menu served off a wood burning grill in a warm and inviting space in the centre of Ossington village. The sights, smells, food, and wines will transport you and make you feel as if you have landed in the heart of Argentina. Can’t find a table for your party size? Please contact the restaurant at 416-546-3022
What 176 People Are Saying
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wes made the evening amazing!!! Cocktails, food everything was wonderful ! Will definitely return!!!

E
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place on Ossignton. Refreshing and eclectic menu with 50% off wine list on Wednesdays. The wine options are amazing! I love the Argentinian fusion concept, with flavors from Spain, Greece and Portugal all thrown in together, making the experience end to end wonderful. Highly recommend

g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always excellent and, as you would expect, the steaks are exceptional. Friendly and attentive service. Sit at the chef's table in the back if you can.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us each rated the Tanto experience 10 out of 10. Each item of food and service was superb. Jurgin (sp?) was very helpful assisting us cope with the rather challenging menu format.

R
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Both steak and chicken dishes were very well prepared and vegetables were outstanding. Appetizers were also impressive.

g
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. The steaks are a bit pricey but worth it. Be sure to try the beef empanadas

JS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time at Tanto. Enjoyed the set menu at the Chef's table (bar), and let them take us on our culinary journey. Everything was amazing. Had a chance to chat with the Chef following our meal, and it was clear he was passionate about his restaurant and vision.

Will 100% be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal, really good service, great vibe. My husband said it’s his new favourite restaurant- every plate was delicious, wine recommendation was completely on point, and the cocktails were delicious. Have recommended it several times this week to friends!

RJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gifted kitchen staff. Hostess really was the mostess and the sous chef is a true culinary artist

ST
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Great service great food!!!we often do ladies night on Thursday and this will be a place we will come
To again!

MF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Modern comfort food. The steaks melt in your mouth. The sweetbreads are my favourite dish in all of Toronto! Would recommend for date night, or family and friends.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional all-around experience at Tanto. Every dish was executed perfectly; the unique smoke technique brought out incredible nuances. The steak in particular was a standout. Mandy and her team were excellent hosts - both patient and knowledgeable. And Chef Julian was gracious enough to give us a tour of his kitchen and his meat fridge. Will absolutely be back ...several times! Can’t rave enough ...

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant! Delicious food, amazing ambiance for a great date night. I highly recommend. Wednesday evenings are half price bottles of wine, a great way to dine on delicious food while drinking on a dime.

AJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly recommend Tanto, this was our first visit.

The food was well prepared and presented, and most importantly delicious. All the dishes were fantastic, a surprising highlight was the incredibly simple, but tasty potato mini-pizza with anchovies.

Service was fantastic and a big call out to Mandy she was an incredible GM/host, she introduced us to the chef/owner who was very engaging and took the time to detail their meat aging process.

We will definitely be going back, a real Toronto restaurant destination!

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Choose the menu option for the chef to choose your dishes and you won't be disappointed.

DN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Duck for two hit the spot with seasoned roast potatoes and broccolini. Local small brewery beers available. Will return for 40 day aged grass-fed beef. Motown background music was quite acceptable.
Service was excellent and pleasant and helpful.

J
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good value for money set menu. Great location.

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was absolutely amazing, each dish was better then the last. Asked for recommendations and each item we picked was so tasty. Would recommend and definitely go back.

NM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing. Bartender may have been a littleeeee grumpy, but drinks were delicious nonetheless!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Limited selection And much of the online menu was not available when we went to the restaurant

RF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend to Tanto for his birthday dinner and we loved it! Everything from the ambiance to food/drinks and service was top notch. We ordered parrillada - the mixed grill platter- and wow... FANTASTIC. Also recommend trying their vanilla flan for dessert. What an incredible experience at Tanto!

C
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good time. Service was impeccable and food really delicious. Just a little overpriced, but overall definitely a good experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service !

JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as was the service. Everything we tasted was great and it made for a wonderful date night. Standouts were zucchini blossoms, sweetbreads, wagyu steak but everything we had was delicious.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious and hospitable as always!

g
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time around for me here
Still love the place, the staff, the FOOD!!!
Got the meat plate to share for 4 of us ... it was magic!!!!
chef came to tell us about the kinds of meat ... he was so humble.. his food was so good, he should have been bragging the street down!!
Waitress (Mandy, I think), was not obtrusive, but was thee any time we needed her
She was great too...
see you soon

K
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely fantastic service and food!!

It's always on my list of top restaurants in Toronto for friends who ask.

This last visit was just a little hard, being pregnant and the AC wasn't working. It was one of the hottest summer days and the heat was so uncomfortable.
The lovely staff gave my table little portable fans and a cold wet cloth which helped a little.

Nevertheless, I'd go again and again because food and service are really great !

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything almost great - just wish the ribeye steak could have been served warmer. Became cold very fast on wood plate. It was kind of our main meal to share.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went in just for a quick causal dinner. I was blown away by the hospitality and attention to detail. I never told them I had my birthday coming up in a few days, but they somehow knew. The chef treated me to a lovely Burrata salad which I highly recommend by the way and I was brought my dessert with a candle! So very sweet. Thank you for a wonderful evening. I’ll definitely be spreading the good word and be returning soon! Thanks to everyone who was on shift for a fantastic dining experience.

AB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very delicious. Some items are a bit overpriced. The squid is delicious but way too small for $18.

NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The temperature is the restaurant was way too warm which took away from the dining experience. Excellent service though

D
London
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service from the minute we walked in the doors. We all had a few different drinks, including me trying a mocktail at the end. There was nothing out group didn't enjoy. We'd eat here again.

c
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, we had a perfect server and would highly recommend to anyone. The location is very fun and Tanto is an excellent addition. Looking forward to returning

AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, and service. Not much else you can ask for! Would highly recommend to anyone who is a meat lover.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Enjoyed it very much.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating off the regular menu (we had been previously for 2 (fabulous) Toronto Life Insiders meals. We opted for the “just let us cook for you” option and loved every dish! Some of the best empanadas to be found in the city and the meat platter was spectacular (but not for the faint of heart). Wine is half price on Wednesdays by the bottle. Great great service. We will be back—often!

LV
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GET THE EMPANADAS and the bread... Everything is good here. It's my go to

S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very flavorful! The portions were perfect! One of the best restaurants I ate at this year! I would recommend it for sure.... :)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in the city. Amazing, fun knowledgeable staff. Octopus ceviche is to die for. Can’t wait to go back.

BD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. The meat dishes were excellent. But the “non-meat” dishes were to die for! The leak gnocchi was amazzzing, as was the bean dish and yam dish.