The Civic at the Broadview Hotel

4.2
308 reviews
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An unexpected refresh of our culinary past. The cuisine is derived from historical menus, executed with a contemporary twist. The graceful restaurant setting is redolent of the building’s architectural pedigree, courtesy of the original brick facade, factory glass windows, a stained wood bar, and a statuesque wine cellar featuring a robust selection of extraordinary wines.
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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent but portions fairly small. I’m not used to big meals, but we had to order extra vegetables to get enough to eat. The appetizer scallops were perfectly cooked and the best I’ve had in along time. It’s a date night or taking out your parents sort of place.

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

All great Server allowed us to take our time and we were there thoroughly enjoying ourselves for over 2 hrs.. then on to the roof top. Excellent experience all around and my guest does not eat seafood but loved the Halibut... well done

AL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch here for my birthday! The food was excellent, definitely recommend the bottomless mimosas! We had a blast. The place is also so cute. Our service was amazing and contributed to a great birthday. Thank you to the staff for their outstanding service and for the laughs we shared together.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

They need more servers on the floor for Sunday brunch. Service was slow.

N
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I came here for a bachelorette party dinner, and were very pleased with the experience. Even though we arrived 20 minutes early, we were immediately seated. Our waitress answered all of our questions with care, and recommended a fantastic bottle of Riesling. The ribeye steak and porkchop entrees were the group favourites. After a delicious meal, our wait staff surprised the bride-to-be with a congratulatory dessert, and split our bills without hesitation. Thank you to the staff of The Civic for your wonderful, attentive service.

DT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome service! Server had helpful advice and a very warm personality. A bit noisy because of a party room event. Food was terrific, especially the soup! Cocktails over-priced. Décor was attractive and well-appointed. Enjoyed the rooftop lounge. Hot spot of the area!

M
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal, service and great ambience. Combining a meal in the Civic with a drink in the Rooftop bar with excellent views over the city makes for a lovely evening.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Girls night out!

DK
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and wine. Service was excellent.

BK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a delicious brunch. The staff were extremely nice to deal with. We would come back for sure.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Sarah Ritchie Food and Beverage Manager

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DF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Civic is a fantastic restaurant. Their brunch is hard to beat and the service, in my experience, has always been top-notch. The interior of this entire complex (The Broadview hotel) has been beautifully repurposed and designed. From a strip club to a wonderful hotel with great restaurants, what an interesting history. That history is displayed on the stairwell walls as you walk from the top to the bottom of the building. Highly recommend for brunch, lunch, dinner!

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The civic is a great addition to the neighborhood. Food is delicious but the portions are very small for the price. Also was very loud when we were there

s
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We have had excellent meals here in the past, but things were off this time. The dishes were overly salty, and our mains took an hour to arrive, which is too long. Also, the value for money is not great. $38 for a piece of salmon which was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of taste. The service was attentive, friendly and professional, though.

JW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

For brunch it was a great venue, great service. Food was just ok. Lunch on the rooftop was the same. They need a better, bigger menu for lunch.

M
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu is limited.

h
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly service and great menu options. The avocado toast was amazing!

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on July 11, 2019

Absolutely lovely! Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you and see you again!

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TW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal. Presentation was beautifully executed. The spring salad was amazing and our waitress, Emma, was very attentive. Excellent overall

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on July 4, 2019

Thank you for this great feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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CA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner!

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on July 4, 2019

Happy Anniversary, thank you for this great feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon or for your next anniversary!

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KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

After a not very gratifying experience at the Rooftop Bar above for pre-dinner drinks, we were very pleasantly surprised by the exceptional food and service at The Civic. The scallop and - believe it or not! - hen’s egg appetizers were creative and scrumptious, while the pork and roasted halibut mains were also exceptionally well-conceived and tasty. Not busy enough on a Thurs night, though. I hope this restaurant sticks around.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on July 4, 2019

Thank you for this great feedback regarding The Civic. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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PC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, stunning rooftop patio to enjoy after dinner and great service! Super recommend it 👏🏼

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 25, 2019

WOW! Amazing to hear this great feedback, please join us again soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can’t remember our waiter’s name but he was also the bartender that night. He was attentive and personable which made for a great experience.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you so much, we are happy to hear of your great experience. His name is Paris, please join us again!

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked father’s day at The Civic as we live on the East Side and wanted something not too far from home. We had been to the rooftop and cafe prior, so figured we’d check out The Civic as well. It was great! Food was nice, cocktails were delicious and service was fantastic.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for the amazing feedback, so glad you enjoyed Father's Day! We look forward to welcoming you back, as always.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Extremely disappointing for brunch. It was busy and we waited an exceptionally long time for our food. All three plates were stone cold. The eggs Benedict are to be accompanied by some type of potato as listed on the menu which didn’t arrive. Our waiter said she’d been asked about that before but the chef dismissed her concerns.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 20, 2019

Sorry to hear your experience was a negative one. Our management team is always willing to handle guest concerns on site. Please give us the opportunity and join us again.

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for Father’s Day Brunch. We will come again for other occasions

DP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

For a restaurant that devotes a whole page in the menu to the chef, the experience didn't live up to the hype or the expensive prices. Even $6 for bread and butter. The wine took about 10 mins to finally come. Our meals took 45 mins to arrive - we finished the bottles of wine while we waited and had to order more, the chicken dishes were cold, dry and uninteresting. One had a lot of sauce and no asparagus, the other almost no sauce, but lots of asparagus. They really looked like they spent a lot of time under the heater lamp. The other meals were good. But more like wedding meal good - not $40/plate good. We were celebrating and wanted to have a special night out as a group. We did in spite of it. It was really a disappointing meal overall and no one was impressed. I'll pay the price for an great meal - but honestly a mid-level restaurant will get you a much tastier meal - and bread! Even the cake they sent as a bit of a make up was cold, out of the fridge, dry, crumbling and more like a Sarah Lee. Honestly guys, you need to take this up several notches if you're going to charge premium prices for everything.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for this feedback. Apologies for your experience, if you found the chicken was dry we would have happily prepared another for you. Our bread is from Thuet Bakery, served with cultured butter hence the cost. The cake is gluten free hence the texture. Apologies the wine took too long to arrive, there were multiple varied bottles at this table. Any concerns with the food, wine or service we will always happily deal with promptly on site. Once again, your feedback is appreciated.

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i
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal. The restaurant, The Civic, has a delicious offering of items including rib eye steak, halibut, fois grade and scallops. Every dish was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

We appreciate this great feedback, please come and join us again!

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AE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to host a birthday dinner, the food was great as always! Highly recommended

N
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious; service was good. I was a little nervous as had read many negative reviews but my time was fine. Would go back.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback! Looking forward to welcoming you back next time.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lunch BLT with peameal was very good; not too salty, and the sourdough was excellent. Service hit and miss, with drink orders (water, tea and OJ) not arriving until after all the food had arrived. Water refilled with either flat or sparking; we never knew what we were going to get.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are taking steps to ensure service is excellent any time of day and any service.

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PL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for Sunday Brunch... LOVED the bottomless Mimosa. Food was good, but nothing unique. Service and atmosphere were great!

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, looking forward to welcoming you back! Our menus continue to evolve.

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AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was an ok brunch. They were a little behind in the kitchen so there was a 15min wait time to put in a food order. We were warned when we walked in about the delay, however anytime one has to wait to put in an order, downgrades the experience.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

We are taking steps to speed up our service during peak periods, your feedback is appreciated.

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is good...there is enough choice to feed all tastes. The résume of the head chef is quite impressive and you can clearly see he borrows styles and recipes from different countries based on his training.

However, some of the dishes were not served perfectly (meat a little cold in the inside, pasta served too much on the hard side of the al dente. We had dinner quite late which maybe explains why there were small errors on certain details.

Overall, it was still quite good and the issues mentioned above were small details which is why we didn’t send back the food. Overall, service was good.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. We strive for attention to detail any time of the evening, these are the backbone of our industry. Looking forward to welcoming you back!

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KR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Civic did not disappoint and service was impeccable (it must be kismet that Katerina has been my server three consecutive times & twice at the Rooftop). I've introduced different guests to The Broadview at each visit and All have loved the food, libations and especially the vibe. Can't wait to celebrate summer al fresco ...

GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, Beautiful decor, yet unpretentious. Staff were welcoming and professional, observed the extras, And made sure we had all we needed. Service was well paced, The food was well plated. Stayed at hotel, also wonderful!

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you for this feedback, we look forward for the opportunity to host you again!

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service but over priced. Make sure to stop by the roof top bar.. awesome!

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. If you're interested in stopping by for spirits or cocktails, all doubles are 6 dollars depending even for top shelf product. Looking forward for the opportunity to host you again.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No call for confirmation. No explanation that it was only a buffet. They did provide us a la carte, so it worked out.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for this feedback. We did our best to call back all reservations, if this was made very close to the reservation date and we missed the call our apologies. We are pleased the al la carte option worked out for you and look forward to welcoming you back!

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GT
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wish there were more options for salad (kale) and definitely missed the lamb shank (although I understand it’s the new seasonal menu). Delicious meal nonetheless. Will definitely be back when the Fall menu kicks in. Perhaps even sooner if The bar upstairs is open (it was closed for a private event when we were there).

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for these kind words. Your feedback is noted, the seasonal menu will continue to evolve with a new summer menu coming soon. We look forward to hosting you next time!

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P
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfectly executed food that is not above anyone’s head. Definitely recommend!

KF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night! The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Will definitely recommend and be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food came late and cold. The room can be beautiful but there are too many shadows, and for such a large room how can you have sound with such little bass? The voices and noises from the kitchen create an extensive range of high-end sounds, and you have tiny little speakers in the ceiling pointing straight down. It was a busy Sunday brunch and you could tell service had been challenging, but you are a destination spot that is advertising new direction is in place. I did not see it.

The Civic at the Broadview Hotel
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for this feedback. We do our best to accommodate all guest needs if made aware of them. If given the opportunity, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back again!

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