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The Garden at Casa Loma, Toronto, ON

The Garden at Casa Loma

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4.1
994 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro

Welcome to The Gardens at Casa Loma. Offering guests an opportunity to enjoy a casual meal al fresco in the center of Casa Loma's award-winning estate gardens with surrounded by spectacular views of the city skyline and the majestic castle, for Toronto’s best patio experience.

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Booked 117 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 523-0450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Hutton

  • Neighborhood

    The Annex

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking Onsite $15

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Yellow Tail Snapper CevicheCA$23.00

    Sweet potato, cilantro, warm corn tortilla chips

    • Ahi Tuna NachosCA$25.00

      Crispy wonton, wakame, wasabi cream, avocado, sesame

      • Mediterranean Chips and DipsCA$16.00

        Hummus, tzatziki, spiced olives, pita

        • Yukon Gold FriesCA$10.00

          House cut, garlic aioli, house made ketchup

          • Crab & Brie "Mac" PoppersCA$20.00

            Avocado lime crema, ancho chile

            • Spring RollCA$15.00

              Shrimp, vermicelli, thai chili sauce

              • Vegan GyozaCA$18.00

                Napa cabbage, edamame, ginger tare glaze

                Salads

                • Classic CaesarCA$19.00

                  Grana padano, creamy caesar, garlic croutons, bacon

                  • CapreseCA$22.00

                    Vine ripened tomato, mozzarella di bufala, aged balsamic, basil

                    • Castle GardensCA$16.00

                      Heirloom cherry tomato, english cucumber. Radish, heritage carrots, balsamic vinaigrette

                      Mains

                      • Steak FritesCA$40.00

                        10oz prime striploin, castle cut fries, charred vine-ripe cherry tomato

                        • Herb Roasted Chicken SupremeCA$32.00

                          Yukon gold & mascarpone puree, grilled ratatouille, aged balsamic

                          • Grilled Atlantic SalmonCA$34.00

                            Cherry tomato, asparagus, summer greens, citrus aioli

                            • Harissa Crusted Lamb ChopCA$44.00

                              Isreali cous cous, golden sultana, kalamata olive, preserved lemon, mint chimmichurri

                              • Lobster RavioliCA$36.00

                                Spring peas, champagne cream, lemon gremolata

                                • Muskoka Mushroom CannelloniCA$30.00

                                  Porcini cream, black truffle, pecorino

                                  • Brisket & Chuck BurgerCA$26.00

                                    Brie, caramelized onion, truffle aioli, castle cut fries, smokehouse ketchup

                                    • Mixed GrillCA$48.00

                                      Grilled lamb chops, merquez sausage, prime striploin, bbq chicken, castle cut fries, southern slaw

                                      • Vegan 'Beyond' BurgerCA$25.00

                                        Caramelized onion, boston bibb, heirloom tomato, castle cut fries, house smoked ketchup

                                        Dessert

                                        • PavlovaCA$12.00

                                          Fresh ontario strawberries, chantilly cream, meringue crisps

                                          • Chocolate SundaeCA$12.00

                                            Housemade chocolate gelato, fudge brownie, chocolate ganache

                                            Last updated: May 18, 2022

                                            What 994 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                            4.1
                                            4.1 based on all time ratings
                                            • 3.6Food
                                            • 3.9Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 3.6Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            1. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 1, 2021

                                              overall5food3service4ambience5

                                              Great venue, the food was good but just barely warm…it was my daughter’s birthday not that it was expected but they didn’t even bring out anything for her although we noticed the next table the lady got a desert with a candle in it.

                                            2. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 1, 2021

                                              overall2food1service2ambience3

                                              Food and service don’t suit Casa Loma! The water comes with plastic glasses plus the chairs were very uncomfortable and almost about to break! I can get a better experience in a casual pub. People pay that ridiculous price for the view of Casa Loma.

                                            3. s

                                              shantelb

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 1, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Staff was great, the food was good, and of course the scenery was amazing. Went at night time and tool so many nice pictures. I would definitely go again.

                                            4. BW

                                              BeverleyW

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This was a magical experience. The Ambiance was beautiful, the server was attentive and the food was amazing. Great Value for the price. I will definitely be dining here again!

                                            5. MK

                                              MariaK

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Beautiful ambiance, the service was wonderful and the food was not hot enough but very tasty

                                            6. SG

                                              SanjayG

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Absolutely lovely setting, ambiance, food, staff, service!! Highly recommend that you go there before it gets too cold!!

                                            7. OB

                                              OljaB

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall3food2service2ambience5

                                              Our food was brought out super fast, we were working on our apps and the main meal was brought out. Should have sent it back in retrospect. Food was nothing special for the money paid. We never mind spending the money on a good meal, but this was nothing to brag about. The setting and the ambience was really nice. Left disappointed a bit for sure. Our entire seating from start to bill paid was done in an hour and 5 minutes. :(

                                            8. JB

                                              JenB

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall4food5service2ambience4

                                              Overall the experience was pleasant. Food and drinks were great. Our waiter was slow, with long wait times and we feel we did not get the attention we deserved.

                                            9. AT

                                              AndreaT

                                              Toronto

                                              8 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                              If you are coming JUST for the food, I wouldn't recommend it. However, the ambiance of the castle, along with the beautiful garden and twinkling lights (once the sun goes down) was very nice. The service was also very good. I ordered the steak frites and my boyfriend ordered the mixed grill platter, neither of us was overwhelmed. My boyfriend was not able to eat the chicken because it was extremely dry/chalky. The food was not the worst, but don't come with high expectations for the meal. I think this would be better value if it were open for drinks and good quality tapas/appetizers done well, rather than the effort being put into to push out meals that are average tasting.

                                            10. N

                                              Ninetieth

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              My only disappointment was I tried very hard and often to get in touch with the restaurant regarding my Mother's 90th Birthday reservation, as per your suggestion, and received not one single reply.

                                            11. PD

                                              PinaD

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Friendly staff great food. Beautiful atmosphere. Would go there again

                                            12. HS

                                              HelenS

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                              beautiful view to Toronto CN tower, beautiful restaurant with good service, the fool is casual not as fancy as the restaurant its self

                                            13. s

                                              shaz

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall3food3service1ambience4

                                              Service was just terrible, the timing of the food was completely off. Food courses were being served on top of existing food courses. They should hire more skilled and mature staff. Food was average and overpriced. There were also racoons, mice and other bugs. Not to concerning to me personally, as I understand its their habitat, but preparing the guests ahead of time avoids panic, screaming running and other chaos.

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Absolutely amazing experience!!!

                                            15. E

                                              Eatie2

                                              Toronto

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall3food2service2ambience5

                                              You do definitely do not come here for the food. The portions are small and salty and overprized. There was a live band and the grounds were beautiful. That's about it. The food was not good.

                                            16. CB

                                              CherryB

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall3food2service4ambience5

                                              The place was great but the food were not that great for the price paid.

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              This was a perfect evening to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary! The food was fantastic and the venue was absolutely stunning. The gardens were beautiful during the day and then became spectacular by the evening. We were also lucky enough to be able to enjoy free entertainment from a live band which was a lovely surprise! It was a fantastic experience overall!

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Las Vegas

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall3food3service4ambience5

                                              The efficiency was so buttoned up that I felt we were not able to linger and enjoy all that casa loma has to offer. Apps were delivered within 15 minutes of ordering and the main came right after the apps. I would recommend just slowing down a little

                                            19. VL

                                              ValerieL

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The garden was lovely, and the food was good with quick service.

                                            20. GF

                                              GloriaF

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We celebrated our anniversary at the garden restaurant And it was just an exquisite dinner date

                                            21. L

                                              Lablover

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall4food2service5ambience5

                                              A stunning setting with incredible service!! Made us forget it was covid! Stunning gardens, fountains and a castle! The food was underwhelming. Not bad but not spectacular - cuisine too diverse perhaps?

                                            22. ID

                                              IvanD

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall4food2service2ambience5

                                              Doesn’t look like people are going there for their food, from what I’ve read blue blood is better food. The Garden was beautiful and I would go back just for the atmosphere.

                                            23. X

                                              Xtravgance

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 30, 2021

                                              overall5food3service3ambience5

                                              Casa Loma was magical as usual. However, we felt rushed; the server was on us to order. The food came very quickly. Felt like the food was premade and just heated quickly. Our meals was just warm not hot. We arrived for 5:15pm and had finished our appetizers and main meal by 6:30pm. I actually had to tell the server I need time to decide what I wanted...

                                            24. TA

                                              TamiA

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 29, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic service, stunning backdrop and all around fun time.

                                            25. OD

                                              OnitaD

                                              Toronto

                                              12 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              12 reviews

                                              Dined on August 29, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What started as a birthday celebration ended up as the most fantastic 3-generations dinner ever, thanks to business leader Monsieur R. and the fabulous team at the Gardens at Casa Loma. We were greeted with welcoming smiles from the parking lot attendant to the hosts and caring service ambassadors. A welcome glass of sparking, flavourful sangria, steak frites, Cobb salad, yummilicious burger, sweet fresh strawberry and whip cream pavlova - just right lattes …. You get the point. It was all flawless!! And for those if you worried about what happens to the outdoor reservations of it rains - the set up is so that you are covered and there’s also a back up plan to that …. so don’t worry just go and enjoy this fabulous experience at Casa Loma. Our favourite time is to go 7pm ish, when the golden light hits, but whatever works best for you…. You don’t want to miss this experience! Enjoy!!!

                                            26. k

                                              krystalb

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 29, 2021

                                              overall5food2service5ambience5

                                              I thought it was really pretty but the food was not good. I thought the steak was over cooked and it was dry and bland. The salad for the lamb wasn’t very great.

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on August 29, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The garden was beautiful to begin with. The server was friendly and very quick with serving our food and drinks. The drinks were great, I love that I could taste alcohol and not juice. I had crab cakes, they were very tasty but a little to crispy, my cousin had lobster ravioli which was also tasty . The experience was nice.

                                            28. HR

                                              HasinaR

                                              Exclusive

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on August 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was the perfect evening. Staff were friendly and professional. Made my daughter feel like a princess on her big day. Thank you infinitely!

                                            29. MI

                                              MarkI

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 26, 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                              It was an awesome place but we felt rushed, and in a place like this, you wanna relax.

                                            30. h

                                              hadeelh

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 26, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Horrible experience in every way.. bad service and good and dining is with the raccoons under the tables!

                                            31. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service3ambience5

                                              Everything was good. Felt rush to order and eat

                                            32. R

                                              Rawan

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 26, 2021

                                              overall3food2service2ambience4

                                              Lovely dining atmosphere with castle views at the back, but food and service quality were far below expectations.

                                            33. j

                                              jenniferp

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Great table, loved the location. Tree cover kept it pretty shady and cool. Goof food.

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Great staff. The food was just ok. More on the expensive side for what it is.

                                            35. JB

                                              JenniferB

                                              Toronto

                                              10 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The ambiance of course was beautiful. We were spaced out nicely and they are vey prepared in the event of rain. Our server Newton was amazing. He was very patient, attentive, filled our water several times without us asking. We never had to look for him, he kept coming by every once in awhile to see whether we needed anything. Our meals came out pretty quickly. The steak was delicious the drink was not watered down like I find most drinks are and it had lots of fruity flavor. Overall our experience was very pleasant and you are dining in front of a beautiful castle so what more could you ask for.

                                            36. LD

                                              LisaD

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had an amazing time at the Gardens at Casa Loma!! The food was amazing! The service was impeccable!! The ambience was perfect for a lovely birthday outing with the ladies!

                                            37. CT

                                              CameronT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              food tasted amazing but lacked quantity. I wish there was more noticible background music

                                            38. SR

                                              SaadR

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Engagement dinner

                                            39. M

                                              Mcct

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                                              Dining at the gardens of casaloma wasn't great and not quite worth it. I didn't expect the food to be great but hadn't expected it to be this poor either. I made a reservation as I read it was one of the most sought after place to dine at with great view but it's sad to say that it was quite a disappointment to us all. The quality as well as quantity of the food for the price was poor, the steak was too dry, chicken wasn't juicy, salmon too small a piece :( unfortunately this experience wasn't worth the pricey amount spent at all

                                            40. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 24, 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              The tables for two on the perimeter feel a bit like being punished. Make sure to ask for a table closer to the centre. But the food is great! Even if it is a little over priced.

                                            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
                                              • Contactless payment available
                                            • Physical distancing

                                              • Extra space between tables
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                            FAQs

                                            The Garden at Casa Loma is rated 4.1 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                            Booked 117 times today
                                            Google Map for The Garden at Casa Loma

                                            1 Austin Terr Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

                                            Additional information

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              The Annex

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Bistro

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking details

                                              Paid Parking Onsite $15

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Richard Hutton

                                            • Additional

                                              Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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